Between shipping delays, porch pirates and inventory issues, online shopping can be a nightmare during the holidays. Before you click “Add to Cart” for every gift on your list, consider your options right here in our neighborhood. To give you some ideas on how to shop local this December, check out these stocking stuffers from small businesses in Lake Highlands.


  • If there are any children in your life, be sure to stop at Missfits, which is located in Lakeridge Village. Kristin and John Bemis opened the boutique, which is geared toward kids and tweens, in early 2020. The store stocks toys and games, which are intended to “nurture the spirit, feed the brain and encourage self-expression.”, 9660 Audelia Road, Prices vary

Pop Popcorn

  • Neighbor Betsy Davis Cummins opened POP Popcorn at Lakeridge Village in January. She credits her late brother, who opened Crave Popcorn in Plano, as her inspiration for the shop. The store’s popcorn bags are the perfect size to tuck into a stocking. In addition to dozens of popcorn flavors, POP Popcorn offers all sorts of candies and Lake Highlands-themed apparel., $5.95 per small bag, 9850 Walnut Hill Lane

Cindy’s Toffee

  • Cindy O’Brien has made toffee for over 30 years, usually for family and friends. But when her toffee won Best in Show at the 2019 State Fair of Texas, she began to realize there might be a larger market for her confections. This holiday season, Cindy’s candy is a great choice for any sweet tooth.


Brumley Gardens

  • Neighbors may be familiar with Brumley Gardens as a nursery and landscaping business, but a visit to the garden center will reveal a fully stocked gift shop among all the plants. With its hand creams to luxury laundry detergents to local honey, the gift shop is sure to have a stocking stuffer to please anyone., 10540 Church Road, Prices vary