Holiday Shopping: A Route Through North McAllen That Even Santa Will Be Jealous Of

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The holiday season is in full force and that means, shopping, shopping, and then more shopping is probably on your “to do” list. With Christmas just a few weeks away, now is the time to make sure you get out and find those perfect presents for your loved ones.
Luckily, McAllen has plenty of fine shopping and some of the best retail stores in the region. With such a wide selection of shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques available, you’re guaranteed to find that special something for all your friends and family. Your team at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce knows exactly how frustrating and exhausting it can be searching for gifts this holiday season, so we have put together the perfect shopping route that will even make Santa jealous.

A North McAllen Holiday Route

One of the hardest parts of holiday shopping is making your way back-and-forth across town just to visit one store. Dealing with traffic (holiday traffic to be exact), construction, erratic drivers, and the abundance of annoying shoppers that are sure to out-and-about can drive you crazy. That’s why we’d like to offer you this simple route that leads through town, hitting all the shopping hotspots in North McAllen.

Let’s start at:

NJ Jewelers
2201 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 687-3386

“McAllen’s only diamond, gold, and silver outlet”, NJ Jewelers offers the finest in exquisite jewelry that is sure to make this holiday season one to remember. From stunning diamonds to gorgeous emeralds, blazing gold, and shimmering silver, NJ Jewelers has just what you need to add that sparkle to your loved one’s life.

This shop can be found at the Petite Mall in mid-McAllen along with a number of other fine establishments.

Green Beret
2316 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 687-1147

What do you get for the friend that has everything? How about a gorgeous Planet Eclipse Geo paintball gun! The premier tactical gear shop in McAllen, Green Beret offers boots, duty gear, flags, headwear, paintball related accessories, clothing, martial arts accessories, and so much more. Give the paintball enthusiast or law enforcement agent in your life exactly what they want this Christmas.

Melhart Music Center
3325 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 682-6147

Give the music enthusiasts in your life the gift of music this holiday season. This specialty store has everything the music maker in your life craves, from guitars and amps to pianos, orchestral instruments, hand percussion instruments, drums, and plenty of other music gear. You might just be starting the next Mozart on their path to musical greatness!

Hobbytown
4107 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 627-0571

Located at the NorthCross Shopping Center, along with plenty of other famous McAllen shops and restaurants, Hobbytown has the best games, toys, and activity crafts for the little ones (and not so little ones) in your family. Whether you’re looking for the newest drone, best rock crawlers, most amazing helicopter kits, newest game, riveting puzzle, or craft, Hobbytown has the hundreds of products in stock.

Carats Jewels
4300 N 10 St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 994-0970

When it comes to Carats Jewels, “luxury” is the best term to define it. Offering only the finest pieces and newest trends in designer jewelry, home decor, and gifts, Carats takes great pride in sharing their tantalizing collections brought in from the most exotic locations in the world with residents from McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley. When you’re ready to “celebrate the art of living” and need the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, Carats Jewels can’t be beaten.

Sylvia’s
4300 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 682-6036

This local favorite, Sylvia’s is known for its unique merchandise, outstanding quality, and the amazing shopping experience it offers. Providing McAllen and its surrounding communities with the most current fashion in women’s apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and cosmetics, Sylvia’s screams “fabulous”.

Plus, you can find Sylvia’s and Carats in the same shopping district, making this the ideal shopping site for those of you who want to be efficient while still purchasing quality.

The Orange Turtle
4800 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 221-6960

When you need that one-of-a-kind gift, there’s nowhere better than The Orange Turtle. Offering a vast array of exclusive gifts from all over the world and specialty home decor items that are sure to make your house the talk of the town, The Orange Turtle is the urban style shop you need to add a little funk to this year’s holiday shopping. Find all the amazing gifts, scent, housewares, home accents, and decor items you need for 2018 here.

Quips ‘N’ Quotes
5011 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 928-0800

The perfect stop during a hectic day of shopping, Quips ‘N’ Quotes has the best of multiple worlds – an amazing selection of fine gifts and the Holy Cow coffee shop. After a long day on your feet, enjoying a full day of shopping, it’s nice to take a breather and enjoy a fresh cafe mocha or coffee.

And that energy boost is just what you’ll need to explore the “50,000 things to make somebody happy”.  Offering a bevy of gifts for family members and friends of all ages, you find a large selection of items coming including the likes of Vera Bradley, Hallmark, YETI, Yellowbox shoes, Cross Pens, Precious Moments, Lizzy James Jewelry, DaVinci Beads, Hello Kitty, Swarovski, Life Is Good, Crocs, TY plush and so much more!

9Round McAllen
5113 N 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 800-4411

The holiday season is known for its delicious foods and meals. We tend to splurge during the fall and winter seasons, so what better way to give your loved ones a heads up on that New Year’s Resolution than with a membership to 9Round.

Featuring a kickboxing themed fitness program, the 9Round program is designed to help you gain strength in all areas. This fast but intensive program is amazing for those busy bees in your life.

The Man Cave Spa
6401 N 10th St Ste 100
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 992-9503

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a relaxing day at The Man Cave Spa in North McAllen. Providing massages, haircuts, hot towel shaves, beard/mustache grooming, hand grooming, foot grooming, facials, and gray coverage, the man in your life is certain to enjoy a day of relaxation like he’s never experienced before.

McAllen has dozens of specialized retail options when it comes to finding that perfect gift for those on your list.

Find out what else is available in the McAllen by visiting the McAllen Chamber of Commerce website or by contacting us at (956) 682-2871. Let us help you get started in the right direction.

And as you travel through North McAllen, don’t forget to visit all our Chamber members at Uptown Plaza, Trenton View, and Trenton Crossings.