As savvy locals know, shopping for a cause in Houston is anything but boring. This February brings American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health and heart disease; Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love; and Chinese/Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Pig, a sign of prosperity in Chinese and Asian cultures. From the newly opened home goods store we can’t get enough of to unique birthstone jewelry and a local brand collaborating with a national retailer, we've rounded up feel-good ways to shop for a cause, pick out a unique Valentine’s — or Galentine’s — Day gift, and get ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Emerson Sloan has everything you need for February 14 from unique gifts to plush heart pillows and accessories for all ages. Located at 2438 Rice Blvd., the party supply store carries hilarious gag gifts as well as cocktail accessories for all your Galentine’s Day celebrations. Emerson Sloan owner Kim Etheridge has curated various decorations for classroom parties including show-stopping customizable balloons, heart plates, and love note napkins.