Local Last Minute Shopping Favorites


It is nearly mid-December, which means that our Black Friday and online binge shopping orders should have all arrived and we are sifting through what we have for people and what we don’t. Might be too risky to shop online at this point and in our small little town, it is important to know where to go to get the perfect gift for those left on your list locally. Also, it is important to note that our husbands are just now, maybe not yet, remembering that it is their job to ensure we have presents too… and if not, then now is the perfect time to stuff your own stocking and gift yourself some things from Santa!

Here is where we are going to look for local last minute shopping favorites:

Farm + yard Playset Christmas Sale 5% off

Farm + Yard : it’s not too late to cash in on their 5% off sale which ends December 16th for playsets (the gift that keeps on giving all year!). We love their products that come with free delivery & install. A chicken coup would make a great gift for mom too!

201 S Robinson Dr. Robinson, Texas, TX 76706 | (254) 537-1014

Lyn Taylor

Lyn Taylor Color : Besties, mother in laws, sisters, teachers, etc. a color consultation with Alex Cook is a phenomenal gift idea and will change the way they (or you!) shop and dress to your best advantage. Find out what your ideal color palette includes and you will feel beautifully empowered for years to come. We LOVED having Alex come present our Waco Moms Executive Team’s colors at our annual holiday dinner party!

254-652-3353 | alex@thelyntaylorcompany.com


Lanes on Austin : Ask anyone who knows her and you’ll find out that this is Katie’s favorite store. Walk in and take a look around, and you’ll see why! With gifts for hostesses, teachers, moms, sisters, girlfriends, future brides, etc. you cannot go wrong. They have a huge Mackenzie Childs stock, beautiful dishes and decor, monogrammed leather goods, art, candles and so so so much more. Looking for something timeless and elegant that you might not need (unless you are hosting Christmas dinner or a party!), but you/they will definitely want? This is the spot.

1601 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 | (254) 754-3641


Gracefully : Never have I ever received so many compliments on my dainty and elegant earrings and necklaces than when I had on the ones I purchased from Gracefully at our fall Waco Moms event. Grace designs not only beautiful pieces, but they are well made, high quality and affordable! Grab them for your girlfriends to let them know you are thinking of them this Christmas! You can purchase her designs online or at various shop collaborations such as For Keeps Coffee Shop off of Bosque and Ramble & Co. downtown!


J Hillburn

J. Hilburn on Washington : Because when he looks his best, it is just as much a gift for you as it is for him! Fathers, father in laws, brothers, etc. can be tricky to shop for outside of Bass Pro Shop (where you know they already bought themselves everything they wanted anyways). We are SO impressed with the space at J Hilburn and their team of expert stylists. Gift the gift is custom fit clothing with a measuring session and keep their measurements on (digital/app) file so that ordering future gifts and clothing needs happens with ease. I still do not understand how men’s sizing works exactly, but I am beyond confident in the team there to steer us both in the right direction. They also have great leather goods, shoes, sweaters and such on hand for easy and luxurious gifting for the man of your house!

2601 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76710 | (214) 205-8063

Le Danni

Le Danni Fine Jewelers : We LOVE to sparkle and the team at Le Danni has an amazing selection of affordable and splurge-worthy gifts that any mom, mother in law, daughter, husband, etc. will feel spoiled with. They also have both natural and lab grown diamond options which means that you can have bling on a budget! Their jewelers will give you expert guidance and will make sure you enjoy your shopping experience as much as you (or they) will love the gifts you come home with!

6001 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710 (Richland Mall across from Bath & Body Works) | (254) 324-9990

Splendid Oaks

Splendid Oaks Chocolates : When in doubt – get them chocolate! Clients, colleagues, teachers, hostesses, in-laws, literally everyone loves getting spoiled by chocolate that could double as artwork. Their locally made artisan chocolates are made with the highest quality ingredients. Now with 2 locations, one in Waco and one in Woodway, popping by for a quick, easy, delicious and beautiful gift has never been easier, Wacoans! If I don’t have 2 boxes of 32 under my tree, someone will be in trouble!

1020 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 & | (254) 235-0792


Revitalize Skin MD : Stuff our stocking with allll the moisturizers, cleansers and serums this Christmas please! Plus maybe a gift card for a facial or other treatment couldn’t hurt either! My husband LOVES my moisturizer so much that he now has to have his own. We love their their physician led team that only provides the highest level of proven products ensuring that our money is well spent and our faces are fresh all winter (and year) long!

6500 Woodway Dr Suite #115 m, Waco, TX 76712 | (254) 855-4849

We love all of these local brands and encourage you to give them, and the many wonderful others we didn’t mention, your business! Shopping local benefits more than just those that we shop for.


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Katie is a Co-Owner of Waco Moms. She is a 9th generation Texan who grew up in a military family, saw and enjoyed the world, but got back to Texas as quickly as she could! She fell in love with her husband's hometown (the first true hometown she's ever had) and hopes to be in Waco for many more generations to come. Katie met the love of her life, Brody Snapp, while a student at a Texas A&M football tailgate and after he patiently waited for her to live her urban, corporate America dreams, they tied the knot in 2016 and have been in the Waco area ever since. In 2018, they welcomed their first baby girl, Stella, and 19 months later, welcomed sweet Sienna. In Waco, they are surrounded by family and life long friends and love the family friendly and peaceful environment this community provides. Katie began her professional career quickly realizing that a cubical at the sought after Goldman Sachs was not for her - but for the past 6 years has had a thriving real estate business as a top producing agent with Camille Johnson, Realtors. Prior to that her background included being an award winning marketing and sales representative in a billion dollar Dallas high-rise industry, a regional marketing and sales manager for luxury student housing all along the west coast, and a year of working as a part of Joanna and Chip Gaines' marketing team as they re-launched the Magnolia Realty branch of their company. Katie is very excited to get work alongside her best friend and most respected fellow Realtor, Catia Sykora as they take Waco Moms to the next level. She has a true passion for supporting and showcasing her community and most importantly, connecting moms!