Holiday Gift Giving Ideas, Part 2: Vinyl Records From a Local Dallas Record Store

Posted by Kenneth G. Cox on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 at 8:07pm

Local Dallas Record Stores

If you still have some last-minute Christmas shopping to do, at this point, last minute might not even begin to explain the predicament in which you might find yourself in just a little over 24 hours from now. In any case however, whether you’re in search of the perfect stocking stuffer, or perhaps something small for a family or work gift exchange, music can make for a excellent gift—and for true music lovers, there’s nothing quite like the crisp clear sound of vinyl.

Or, if you feel like getting artsy and are on a budget this holiday season, I’ve even heard of people making clocks and all sorts of creative wall hangings and decorations out of old records, which might just also appeal to the music lover of the family or at your office as well.

Whatever you may be planning for your last minute gift ideas, if vinyl records are a part of the equation, DFW is home to some pretty groovy record stores, and as you may or may not know, we’re all about supporting small local businesses here in the Dallas area, so please make a point to visit one of these fine local establishments!


Good Records

Record collectors and music lovers of all kinds have long been coming to Good Records, and if you’re looking for selection, this place of tons of vinyls, CDs, DVDs, and posters for all the die-hards.

Forever Young Records

Measuring an astounding 11,000 square feet, Forever Young Records in Grand Prairie is known to be the 3rd largest independent record store in the nation. When it comes down to it, do we need to say anything else?

Recycled Books Denton

What’s great about this place, aside from its multiple levels of nothing but media, is that along with an extensive collection of music, you’ll also find an insane amount of used books here, making it the perfect stop for music lovers and bookworms alike!

Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Now at more than 20 years at its Fort Worth location, the specials here are among the best when it comes to vinyl records. Hundreds of titles are available for just a dollar, and there’s also a pretty sweet selection of collectibles here as well.

Cloud 8 Records

If you really are doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Cloud 8 records is the perfect music shop to visit. Why, you ask? Simply put, because it’s housed inside Dolly Python—one of the coolest resale shops in Dallas! If you can’t find the music you like, you’re sure to find something else here that’ll make for the perfect substitute.

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