Shop the Heights this Small Business Saturday

Houston Heights Theater Sign

Small Business Saturday in the Heights is just around the corner, and there are so many deals to take advantage of while supporting local small businesses. You can tick off several boxes on your holiday shopping list just by visiting these local stores!

Historic 19th Street

Emerson Rose

Located at 350 West 19th Street, Emerson Rose specializes in clothing, jewelry, and accessories. If you’re looking for fashionable, timeless apparel, this is one place you should definitely check out. The boutique shop also sells shoes, masks and bandanas, sunglasses, hats, bags and purses, hair accessories, and more. It can be a challenge to purchase fashion items for someone else, which is one of the reasons it’s so great that Emerson Rose offers gift cards. 

Also, bonus: Emerson Rose’s Home + Gift line has some pretty spectacular options for holiday gifts and gift-giving in general. While its website features loads of items like mugs, pillows, clothing, books, puzzles, and pet products, it’s always fun to visit in-person and see what’s currently available real-time. We like to invite picky friends on a shopping trip with us to see what they gravitate towards to help guide us in our gift-giving.

Check out Emerson Rose on 19th Street next to Circa Real Estate and Torchy’s Tacos!


This funky boutique at 325 West 19th Street has some of the trendiest clothing and accessories in town. Some of it is even exclusive to Jubilee! But this shop is way more than just a clothing store. You can also buy tumblers, books, puzzles, games, fragrances, bath and beauty items, home goods, and more. It’s hard to decide what gifts to purchase at this store simply because it sells so much awesome merchandise, so we always end up leaving with something for ourselves. 

Holiday Earrings On Display At Jubilee
As if you needed more of a reason to go, the holiday-themed jewelry at Jubilee will help light your festive spirits. Source: Facebook

Manready Mercantile

There’s no denying that it can be difficult to purchase quality gifts for men. This is due at least in part to the fact that there aren’t many shops that specialize in men’s gifts! That’s one of the reasons why Manready Mercantile is so special. Find clothing, shoes, accessories, jerky, homeware, utilities, and a selection of bar and grille items at the shop.

Another great thing about this store? You can always find toiletries and comfort items here. If you haven’t seen the shop’s wide variety of paint can candles with scents like leather, amber resin, and dark woods, check them out! The location at 321 West 19th Street Suite B even offers a candle-making workshop, which could make for a truly memorable experience gift. Even if you don’t find the perfect gift here, Manready Mercantile is sure to inspire some ideas.

Big Blue Whale

Support a local small business, and get your toy shopping done in one swoop! Big Blue Whale at 237 West 19th Street has a ton of options for children of all ages. Shop outdoor activities, arts and crafts, books, games and puzzles, plushies and puppets, building and construction, dolls and playhouses, and more. Established in 2014 by Vanessa and Jim Wodehouse, Big Blue Whale has since won accolades like “Best Toy Store” from the Houston Chronicle, and there’s no question why. The shop is a blast to walk through, and there are always new toys to discover!

Big Blue Whale In The Heights

We Olive & Wine Bar

Everyone loves a good glass of wine, high-quality olive oil and vinegar, and novelty retail foods! If you haven’t visited yet, you may have heard of We Olive & Wine Bar as a restaurant with weekly live music. However, this shop offers more than just tasty light bites. The retail portion of the store offers a wide selection of olive oils, vinegars, spreads, and novelty items that you just can’t find at a grocery store. What’s more is that with the assistance of staff, you can try most items before you buy! This eliminates the uncertainty around trying or gifting something new.

Goods On Display At We Olive
Credit: Stills by Garcia

This Small Business Saturday, take advantage of a free mimosa from 10 AM – noon while supplies last. Customers also get to enjoy 20% off all extra virgin olive oils! With holiday meal-making likely using up your olive oil reserves, Small Business Saturday is a great time to replenish your extra virgin olive oil and get ahead of the remainder of the holiday season.

Another point worth mentioning: We Olive sells olive oil in its signature reusable glass bottles. When you want more, fill up with what you need. It’s simple! This makes an awesome gift for those in your life who are trying to be a bit more environmentally friendly.

Heights Mercantile

Impeccable Pig

If you haven’t stopped by this shop at 714 Yale Street Suite 1G, you’re in for a treat. Impeccable Pig sells unique on-trend fashion items for women that other stores just don’t offer. Visit the store to check out its dresses, activewear, tops and bottoms, rompers, accessories, loungewear and sweaters, candles, and other merchandise. 

If you’re in the market for fancy stocking stuffers this season, you’ll love what you find at Impeccable Pig. This shop also offers a fun line of party wear perfect for the holidays. 

Not in the neighborhood of Heights Mercantile? No problem. There’s another location at 2511 University Boulevard in Rice Village.

Lemon Laine

With locations in Houston and Nashville, Lemon Laine has been supporting people’s needs for clean makeup and beauty products for years. The shop aims to provide members with a unique shopping experience by providing customized skincare recommendations and one-on-one concierge services. Customers have the opportunity to choose from wellness products like energy boosters and stress reducers as well as over 800 natural beauty and toiletry products. Beauty is about far more than just makeup or just taking the correct vitamins. Lemon Laine helps its customers look and feel better from the inside out.

If you’ve found that the average skincare product just doesn’t do it for you, you’re not alone. Lemon Laine’s staff can put together a custom, organic facial oil just for your skin. It’s a game-changer for some! See what the store has to offer at 714 Yale Street Suite 1K.