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Local shops offer alternative holiday gifts

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JunkerVal’s offers shoppers a chance to step back in time to find Christmas gifts. The shop features an antique typewriter.

By Katelyn Needham and Hannah Lathen

With the holidays looming, frantic shoppers will overtake the mall and department stores. For those interested in supporting local businesses and finding more unique options, shops around Tarrant County can provide cheaper and more individualized gifts.

JunkerVal’s Antiques, 

Vintage Junk & Jewelry 

JunkerVal’s offers shoppers a chance to step back in time to find Christmas gifts. The shop features an antique typewriter.
JunkerVal’s offers shoppers a chance to step back in time to find Christmas gifts. The shop features an antique typewriter.

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3458 Bluebonnet Circle, Fort Worth

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday,

noon-5 p.m. Sunday

JunkerVal’s has a unique collection of vintage items that Val, the shop owner, collects herself from secondhand shops, estate sales and individuals. She has antique typewriters starting at $25, paintings, knick-knacks and vintage clothing.

 

Collected Comics & Games 

Collected Comics & Games offers a wide variety of comic books, action figures and games.
Collected Comics & Games offers a wide variety of comic books, action figures and games.

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Locations in Fort Worth,

Hurst, Keller and Burleson

Store hours vary based on location.

Collected Comics has everything a nerd could want. The stores carry various board, card, role playing and miniature games. They also sell memorabilia, comics and novelty items.

 

Handley Antique Mall

The Handley Antique Mall features various vendors throughout the whole store, offering a wide selection of gifts including dishes, costumes and furniture.
The Handley Antique Mall features various vendors throughout the whole store, offering a wide selection of gifts including dishes, costumes and furniture.

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3129 Handley Dr., Fort Worth

Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Antique Mall is a shopping center where individuals can rent out rooms or displays to sell their unique items. Gift possibilities range from antique furniture, paintings and decor items to books and various other treasures.

 

Enchanted Forest

A meditating owl and frog are two of the many unique items at Enchanted Forest. This metaphysical shop has a variety of possible holiday gifts available. Photos by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
A meditating owl and frog are two of the many unique items at Enchanted Forest. This metaphysical shop has a variety of possible holiday gifts available.
Photos by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

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6619 E. Lancaster Dr., Fort Worth

Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Enchanted Forest is a hidden gem in Fort Worth for those who are on the hunt for spiritual and metaphysical gifts. You can pick up a range of geodes, locally handmade dream catchers, herbs and incense. This store is the authentic version of Earthbound.

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