With an array of equipment and apparel, Golf Headquarters Lubbock outfits men, women, and wee ones for the triumphant launching of projectile orbs. Increase confidence for tee offs on the green with a set of clubs from top brands, including Callaway, Nike, and Taylor Made. A dozen Nike golf balls ($15.99–$45.99) can be sent sailing with a driver ($99.99+) or a wedge ($29.99+), and children who have outgrown the mini golf course can try their hands at mature club twirling with a lightweight junior club by U.S. Kids ($24.99–$39.99). Protect hands from feisty blades of grass or demanding mid-tournament crossword puzzles with a pair of golf gloves ($24.99), and keep feet suited up with Nike Heritage men’s shoes ($59.99).
Since 1919, Luskey's/Ryon’s has outfitted untold numbers of cowboys and girls with its awe-inspiring array of all things Western. From boots and hats to denim, custom saddles, and fancy-time gilt belt buckles, the packed racks and stacked shelves of Luskey's/Ryon's threaten to secede from under the weight of so much rugged gear. Keep the sun off with a genuine Atwood palmleaf hat ($45), or strut stylishly in Wrangler men's pro-rodeo cowboy-cut jeans ($26.99). A leather-covered stainless-steel flask ($100) imparts a dashing gift unto adults, whereas Buckaroo kids boots ($49.99) outfit youngsters in rich imported leather that will impress all kinds of people who aren't Grandma.
At Red & Black College Bookstore, shoppers can feed their university pride with a wide assortment of Texas Tech T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, bumper stickers and tailgate paraphernalia, such as a Big Texas Spatula ($19.95) good for game day grilling or fending off swarms of low-flying bats. Other holiday gift ideas are available, many adorned with depictions of the Red Raider himself, engaged in his traditional behaviors of uprooting stop signs and hoarding Swedish Fish. In addition to school-centric wares, Red & Black has a large selection of Under Armour items, which can be used to wick moisture while engaging in sports or taking a stressful chemistry exam.
The staff at Healthy Essentials blends a mélange of nutrient-enriched smoothies, refreshing teas, and cool frozen coffees, which are complemented by bountiful baked goods. Cool down a piping-hot palate with more than 20 varieties of smoothies, including blue mango and berry chocolate ($5.50 for 16 oz.). For an extra boost during mundane daily activities such as filing papers or reading to your plants, add Smoothieceuticals—nutritive mix-ins such as ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and vitamin C that bolster good health. Seven types of black tea and nine types of green tea ($1.99+) dampen dry jugulars, and whole-grain muffins ($2.49 each), whole-wheat bagels ($1.89), and chocolate-chip cookies ($1.49) occupy empty stomach space. Healthy Essentials' drive-thru window accommodates guests on the go as well as talking cars too embarrassed to come indoors.
1020 Boutique complements wardrobes without complicating wallets, showcasing an array of stylish accessories that never cost more than $20 and usually boast prices in the single digits. Shoppers can bedazzle friends' ears or propose marriage to their own with earrings ($2.95–$5.95), or pamper tired trotters with a new pair of toe-flattering shoes ($12–$20). 1020 Boutique also carries a number of trendy handbags perfect for toting around necessities—from makeup and car keys to teacup poodles ironically drinking coffee ($20).
A Cup of Yo's industrial-chic interior with purple and green accents highlights a rotating selection of frozen-yogurt flavors on tap, as well as cold and dry bars brimming with toppings. Nimble-wristed patrons swirl the icy treats, which are rich with probiotics, live active cultures, and stop-action stunt doubles, and construct them into soaring gothic spires flanked by flavored flying buttresses. Low-fat yellow-cake batter, nonfat dreamy dark chocolate, or no-sugar-added vanilla beg for scoops of fruit toppings or dry embellishments such as almond slivers or wee M&M’s. After customers assemble their own inventive yogurt sundaes, trusted staff members weigh the amalgamations to determine their true market value ($0.39/oz.). A Cup of Yo also tickles tongues with distinctly tart flavors, a modest sorbet selection, and microscopic feather dusters to cleanse sated palates.