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VoyageHouston Holiday Guide

Discover truly unique gift ideas that will leave your friends and family smiling all season through our Holiday Gift Guide below.

This year it’s more important than ever to think about where you’ll be spending your holiday gift budget. Small businesses have faced an unprecedented year of challenges, but by rallying around our local artists, creators and small businesses owners we can help them thrive despite the circumstances.

We asked members of our community, folks we’ve featured before and our content partners and subscribers to tell us about the products and services they are offering that are ideal for gifting this holiday season. Content partners help us in so many ways from sponsoring our mission, spreading the word about the work we do and collaborating with us on content like this.

We hope you enjoy the options highlighted below and we hope you’ll reach out with suggestions for additions.


WOW-Factor Food Academy A digital culinary course launching in February 2023. It’s a six-week cooking program (not a library of cooking videos) that teaches ambitious and adventurous home cooks how to craft high-quality meals that will WOW everyone who sits at their table. Two Cooking Classes are dropped weekly (1 weeknight and 1 weekend meal that WOWs) and will feature the student favorite AROUND THE WORLD dishes. Students have claimed that the classes have been a respite in a time of such busy schedules. They have learned to intentionally slow down as a family to cook and eat together.

  • Credits: Toni Gonzalez, Suzanne Barnes

KEE Essential Beauty provides vegan cosmetics. We have great gift sets such as our skin care bundle and our Matte Lipstick 4pc. Set. Our products are affordable with great quality.

  • Credits: Miles Modeling Agency

Guillory Candle Co candles are 100% coconut soy with crackling wooden wicks. Epice aux baies is one of our 18oz double-wick seasonal candles. It is a medley of berries and spice. Je ne sais quois is one of our 11 oz signature scents. It is a delicate floral blend with notes of magnolia, white sandalwood and soft amber. Please visit the website for a sophisticated array of fragrances, including Man Candles. Our candles are a pleasant way to light up a room and create an ambiance.

  • Credits: In a Flash Photography

Tis the season…COQUITO season! It’s that time of year that Its JoJo crafts their one-of-a-kind Coquito (Cap’n Jonas Coquito). All made from scratch and fresh ingredients this will sure be a delightful addition to your upcoming holiday festivities. Coquito is a traditional holiday drink that originated in Puerto Rico. It is similar to eggnog but instead is coconut-based and the main spirit base is rum. We are accepting orders now until the end of the year! Be sure to contact us to place your order today.

  • IG: itsjojo_bartending, Facebook: Its JoJo, LLC


Limited Edition Andrew Learns about Gift Set! This holiday season, grab your 3-8 years old popular kid’s career book, Andrew Learns about Lawyers, interactive companion activity journal I Can Be Anything! Plus a large 16×20 lush matte wall poster that will empower your child to dream big! These books are sure to be a gift every child or teacher will love! Inspiring, educational, interactive and fun for only $39.99. (Please note: poster will not be framed)

Why should you consider gifting a family member a Full Set of Acrylic Nails? Why not! It’s the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. Majority of women love their nails when they are done right! So why not consider it as a gift? It’s a special way to pamper your loved one.

Everyone loves a good candle! Enkindled Moods currently offers two candle gift sets. The Enkindled Experience Gift Set & The Feeling Festive Gift Set. Both gift sets provide customers the opportunity to try our candles at an affordable cost before committing to larger-sized candles. The Enkindled Experience set includes one miniature candle in each of our signature scents (3). These scents are offered year-round. The Feeling Festive set includes one miniature candle in each of our holiday scents (4) PLUS a wick trimmer and wick dipper! These scents are only offered during the holiday season.

The TonerBum is the world’s first and the only “Patented Glute Toning Dumbbell” that is specifically designed to contour to the back of your legs allowing you to move with a full range of motion to isolate and target key glute muscles – for your best glutes ever! The best part is that it only takes 5min a day and can be used in the comfort of your home. Invented by Alina Kravchenko, a busy single mom from Houston TX who is on a mission to empower women one invention at a time! Learn more at

Custom t-shirt creations by shun. Designs created or requested and printed for shipping or pick up. Great fun and quick last-minute gifts.

  • Suite382


Claire Thom Photography provides newborn, family, senior and branding portraits. Sessions are fun, relaxed and provide you with artwork to treasure forever. Printed or printable gift vouchers are available.

  • Credits: Claire Thom Photography


I am a self-published author of Christian inspirational books. These books are a testimony to how I overcame trials in my life. Since God did it for me, I know He can do it for others. I help aspiring Christian writers and ministry leaders to share their testimony by writing a book.


The Style Me Stephanie SAUCY sweatshirt has been a HIT since last year. The SAUCY sweatshirt represents being BOLD and LIVELY. It’s perfect for the Fall/Winter… the sweatshirt is soft, warm and comfortable. You can dress it up or down. I believe the SAUCY sweatshirt would be a perfect gift for ALL WOMEN! Step out and BE SAUCY… you can never have too much SAUCE.

  • Credits: @stylemestephar and @designsbyjaylr


Anyone looking for advice on implementing practical universal values to maintain the balance between profitability, integrity, and equity for all stakeholders, look no further. Management by Intent, the Five Principles, is a leadership guide that walks you through how to transform and recalibrate your team’s culture through accountable, transparent governance and intentional purpose. Buy five or more books and get one (1) 30min coaching session free.


This product is an easy, budget-friendly, and ready to hang in seconds. This design is called “Fabulousray” and it is featured on eighty different merchandise. It is dear to me because it has given me a chance to dream big and keep hope alive that one day I have the opportunity to walk in a New York Fashion Show. Also, during the process of creating this artwork, I wanted to pay tribute to Simone Williams, the black queen who has broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest afro. Adding this artwork to your collection will add black excellence to you and your friend’s home.

  • Credits: Redbubble

Shifting My Perspective, Mindset, and Routine Changed My Life is a book that provides readers a central location to journal and read daily affirmations. This book will provide a safe place for everyone to explore and express themselves to help you learn to live with your authentic self. Changing behaviors starts with shifting your mindset! Consider gifting this book to your friends, family, or even yourself to start your journey on learning to master controlling your thinking patterns and regaining control of your thoughts and emotions.

  • Credits: Virtual Administration Projects


– 79% of people will quit their job due to lack of appreciation from leaders – 69% of Millennials believe there is a lack of leadership development in the workplace – 83% of enterprises believe it’s important to develop leaders at all levels in a company – ONLY 5% of companies have integrated leadership development in their corporations Simply put there is a huge void of ready Leaders being developed today! In my book The Six C’s of Leadership, I highlight six essential building blocks for developing high-performance teams and gaining buy-in when taking over a new team. Must read for Leaders!


As a plus size woman, it’s very hard to find quality clothes even more so plus size lingerie. Here at Chapter 28, we have models that look just like you and me. Look sexy and on-trend with this vibrant two-piece set. Includes adjustable halter top and high waist mesh panty with removable garter straps. Medium coverage.


Princess YaYa CEO of Thee Princess Polish would like to introduce ‘Dream’. Dream is one of our featured Princess Packs. A Princess Pack is a pack of five products for one low price where one can choose from lipgloss, body mist, lotion, shower gel, bubble, and nail polish. Dream is an orange creamsicle-scented pack that happens to be one of our most popular Princess Pack. Our site offers products for princesses, queens, and princes. Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.


My product is simply just me and my work. It really doesn’t cost anything but a listening ear. I feel I am a great artist and I’m good at what I do; all it takes is for a few listeners to say hey this girl is good. You should listen to her too; it doesn’t cost much to click on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music anywhere you listen to music and just press play.


Sparkle My Yard has gift cards available to purchase for your friends and family. We create celebration yard signs for all your special events coming up.

  • Credits: Carmelita Middleton


My lovely client had never received any anti-aging medical treatments prior to meeting me. We treated her with neuromodulators, which helped her to look rested and refreshed. In our 2nd stage of treatment, we performed a PDO thread lift procedure to help the skin lift and tighten while stimulating collagen. After our 20s, we produce less and less collagen, and these treatments allow us to generate this process again. Our third phase of the treatment was polishing off with the right amount of hyaluronic dermal fillers. This full-face rejuvenation is the perfect gift for someone you love!

  • IG @lit_aestheticsrn


Released in November as part of a limited collection of 11 pieces, each unique and never to be replicated, “11” marks many milestones for my artistic career. My first-ever surprise drop, first-ever collection, first-ever use of use paper as a medium as opposed to traditional canvas, and the first-ever use of e-commerce. Each work is an unframed 9×12” acrylic, oil, charcoal, and pastel on deckled paper and is crafted to easily fit any standard 9×12” frame or be matted comfortably in an 11×14” frame. This is the perfect gift for the art lover looking for affordable, elegant art.


Shop our Comfy Mental Healing Loungewear. We sell hoodies, sweatpants, and sweatshirts that is all tailored toward Mental Health & Healing.

  • Credits: @jordandabney


We were all born with a purpose and a promise. Of this, we can be certain. The challenge is not in believing this is true but in determining how to get there from where you are. This devotional will encourage you along your journey. Equipped with scriptures, personal anecdotes, and reflection activities, “Shipwrecked: From Purpose to Power” is not your traditional devotional. It’s a guide for navigating the promises of God in your life. Together with Joye Jackson, you will uncover God’s truths in His: (1) Purpose for you, (2) Promise to you, (3) Preparation in you, and (4) Power through you.


The perfect gift for any woman who loves a great quality Wig. It will last for years and can be colored & curled to perfection. *Our wigs will also convert back to it’s original texture after washing.

The Stay Fresh by Butta Blends beard Lubricant is formulated with all-natural oils. Oils that give the skin and hair nourishment. Nourishment that promotes healthy hair growth. Along with lubricating your hair and the skin beneath. The essential oils blend well, overshadowing on every strand of hair. Stay Fresh beard lubricant by Butta Blends will give your hair a luster that’s GUARANTEED to turn heads with a custom fragrance. Stay Fresh Beard Brand promotes positivity, rarity, purity and strength. Recommend usage 3 to 4 times per week. This brand can be used on all types of hair.


Visit Kelly in her Houston studio for the one-of-a-kind indulgence of the Eterna Bracelet, Houston’s first and favorite permanent bracelet experience. Choose from a curated selection of the finest solid 14k gold or sterling silver chains and exclusive diamond and gemstone charms for your permanent bracelet, anklet, necklace, or ring. Your Eterna will be custom measured and welded permanently in a flash! No clasp, no fuss- carefree and fun! Whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or treating yourself, you’ll leave with more than a piece of jewelry but with memories that last a lifetime!
  • Credits: Kaitlin Saragusa

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