Local businesses are what make Fort Worth unique. This year especially, shopping local for the holidays helps keep our small business community thriving. Instead of giving more money to Amazon, get everything you need for the holidays right in Fort Worth. Here are seven Fort Worth brands we can’t get enough of:
It’s easy to get lost looking at the treasure trove of goods at CowTown Made. That’s why we love this store so much. (Good luck trying to pick just one thing to buy here.)
Their glassware section has everything you need for drinks, like an old fashioned glass with Fort Worth’s coordinates, or koozies featuring the beautiful Fort Worth skyline. Their clothing section checks boxes for all ages, from toddler onesies to stylish adult fashion. Check out their abundance of gifts today online, or visit their storefront at Shop Small Fort Worth on 3608 Pershing Ave.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
For the beer lover in your life, look no further than one of Fort Worth’s hallmark breweries. The brewery opened in 2004, named after the founder’s family that has a rich, 150-year history of brewing beer. Rahr & Sons is constantly debuting new beers and special releases. With the rise in popularity of craft breweries all across the state, there are tons of people in your life who would love to be gifted a nice six-pack of Rahr & Sons beer. In the winter, try their Winter Warmer English-Style Dark Ale, or the Angry Santa Spiced London Ale! You can pick up their beers at most Fort Worth grocery stores or liquor stores.
Opened in 2015, Acre Distilling is a nationally acclaimed distillery right in our backyard. Among their impressive arsenal are whiskies, rum, gin, vodka, and a variety of liqueurs and cordials. For a high-quality and unique holiday gift, try their Cinnamon Girl Cinnamon-Flavored Whisky, or their Peach Dream Ginger Peach Tea-Flavored Vodka — both were Bronze Winners at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition! Acre Distilling has perfect options for the traditionalist or the liquor enthusiast who likes to experiment with unique flavors. Visit them at 1309 Calhoun Street.
Founder Carly Burson’s goal was to create a women’s clothing store that prioritizes sustainability and ethical fair-trade practices between clothes manufacturers, merchants, and consumers. She achieved her goal when she opened Tribe Alive in 2014. Tribe Alive combines simple designs with chic fashion to create perfect outfits for everyday life. They have simple sweaters, jackets, dresses, tops and more that are great for the women in your life. When you support local fashion, you help keep the tribe alive. Visit them at 126 South Main Street, Saturday from 11-4 p.m and Thursday through Friday from 10-5 p.m.
Nuevo Rancho makes quality women’s boots in a variety of textured, Western styles. Born right here in Fort Worth and handcrafted in Mexico, Nuevo Rancho’s boots are one-of-a-kind. Their new Diamond Princessa design features orange and white tiled designs against a brown leather boot, and they have a “bootload” of other designs that we are so excited about. If you’re looking for a new pair of boots for yourself or a woman in your life, look no further than Nuevo Rancho.
Peter Brothers Hats
Of course, once you buy your boots you’ll need a hat to go with them. Luckily, Peter Brothers has you covered. Peter Brothers has been a family-owned Fort Worth staple since 1911. Using the same proven techniques his grandfather taught him, Joe Peters makes quality hats, continuing his family’s tradition. From straw hats to western felt hats, Peter Brothers has a hat that will please you or any hat-lover on your holiday list. For a hat with a focus on fit and style, visit this historic Cowtown landmark in Downtown at 909 Houston Street.
Fort Worth Locals
We can’t make a list of local holiday picks without mentioning Fort Worth Locals; this shop has all the Fort Worth merch you could want. From t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, and hats, it’s the best place to grab a gift for the local guys and girls on your Christmas list.
Shop Local with Brumbaugh's
There’s a lot to love (and shop) in Fort Worth. Spread the love this season by supporting local businesses like these and Brumbaugh’s! For any home decor, furniture, art, rugs, and other items for your interiors, stop by our family-owned and operated store on the west side of Fort Worth.