Who would have thought more than 30 years ago that two entrepreneurial sisters’ vision and passion would grow into a thriving family legacy? Magpies Gifts, the Houston gift shop you know and love today, got its start as a dream, a small business loan and a whole lot of work by Maggie Farrar, Alexis Ofczarzak and their supportive husbands.

It was 1983 when sisters Maggie and “Lexie” set up shop at 906 Oakley, a charming old four-plex in Houston’s Museum District. With its selection of handmade creations, quilts, antiques and fun market finds, Magpies Gifts soon became that special little place to find unique gifts and treasures. As time progressed and their customer base grew, the shop relocated to Bellaire, where they added accessories, home décor and other items that spoke to their unique sense of style.

The gift store’s name isn’t just a nod to Maggie, but also the bird itself. According to folklore, the magpie taught the other birds how to build nests and is known for incorporating shiny, pretty details into its home. Now with locations in Bellaire, Cypress and Sugar Land — and the addition of online shopping — we are proud to continue the Magpies legacy with treasured friends and customers nationwide.

A Note to Our Loyal CustomersOur Physical Locations Are Closed Until April 2, But Our Online Shop is Open 24/7!

In an effort to keep our incredible customers and staff members healthy as we navigate the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Magpies family has decided to close all three of our stores. You can still shop right here on our website and have your purchases shipped directly to your home. (In-store pickup is not available at this time.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If there’s something you’re searching for that you don’t see on our site, please email info@magpiesgifts.com. We are monitoring the email constantly and will be happy to assist.  

Thank you for helping to #stopthespread, and for sticking with us through these uncertain times. Stay safe and healthy out there — we look forward to seeing you soon!