Set just on the edge of the Rice Village area—on the corner of Morningside and Bissonet—is West U’s go-to gift store, Impromptu. The cozy accessories shop is stocked with a bevy of clever cards, unique home goods, distinct handmade jewelry and other fun oddities, many of which are made by local artists.
Inside, boho-chic earrings by J Peace Designs hang near EB9 necklaces and rows of well-priced pendants by Pretty Moon Jewels. On another wall, hinge towels, aprons and travel accessories hang on a shelf, just above a section of strategically set pup-friendly collars—a well-placed temptation for Impropmtu’s four-legged customers.
Head there Monday through Saturday to peruse the boutique’s stock of budget-conscious, contemporary gifts and home accessories. The shop also offers wrapping for those gifting on the go.