Inside Events

Regina Garcia

This is Regina

As the owner of Houston’s iconic Events gifts in River Oaks Shopping Center,  Regina Garcia’s retail career spans over four decades and is built on the principles of philanthropy, community connections and superior customer service. Born into an entrepreneurial family in Bay City, Texas, Garcia was raised in the environment of her family owned-and-operated restaurant, since 1944, ingraining in her the blueprint for her own success.  There she learned the value of excellent customer service and quality of merchandise.  Graduating from The Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in fashion merchandising and design, Garcia went on to hone her retail skills while working for Marshall Field’s stores across the country and rounded out her department store retail career as the VP, General Manager of multiple Macy’s locations—Macy’s The Woodlands, Deerbrook, West Oaks and Downtown Houston.

Garcia continues to expand her retail vision, providing her customers at Events Gifts with a luxurious store filled with specialty hand-picked gifts, as well as custom high-end stationery, an extensive bridal registry, and the largest collection of fine china and crystal in the State.

Garcia is and always has been passionate about education, the arts, and the environment and dedicates much of her time to the benefit of all three. She serves on the boards of multiple organizations as a director and/or a trustee including: Houston Arts Alliance; The Women’s Fund; United Way Women’s Alexis de Coquille Platinum Group, Houston; and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ3). She is also a longtime supporter of The Houston Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Market.

As owner and operator of Events gifts, Garcia was recognized with the Emerging Hispanic Business of the Year award in 2014 from The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“Most of all, I am so thankful and fortunate to have the opportunity to buy for You — my customers — providing you with the most beautiful gifts from around world, hand picked and unique, and often times exclusive. I hope you enjoy and if there is anything I can do to make your experience even better, please reach out to me. Let’s make memories together!”

Regina Garcia

History, The Events Experience

Events began in 1987 as a small gift boutique in Houston, Texas, and has become an iconic institution of its own. Since the beginning, Events has reigned over the River Oaks Shopping Center as the center of gift-giving for everyone, from brides to sophisticates to the ladies who lunch. Jay Rosenstein and Ray Barron, the founders and inspiration of Events, redefined the way to celebrate a special occasion with style and their own creativity. Since their retirement in 2013, Events has emerged into something truly marvelous, preserving the integrity and values of an iconic institution while fulfilling a glorious mandate for unique, distinctive and an-element-of-surprise gifts to celebrate any occasion.

Events continues to be at the forefront of elegant gift giving. We offer our clientele something unique: the ability to indulge in an extraordinary service environment with a fresh discovery of gift ideas. Come in and take advantage of our extensive expertise in Tabletop, Gift Registry, Luxury Gifts, Custom Stationery, Jewelry, Baby, Men’s Accessories, Business Gifts and more. Our expert staff with deep product knowledge are here to help you create a customized wedding–from invitations to luxurious place settings, to instilling simple elegance in your kitchen and living room. And, our assortment of local-artist-inspired works offers an originality you will not find anywhere else.

After 30 years, we have reached a new milestone with the launch of our luxury e-commerce website, offering the ease of shopping wherever you may be. displays our vast inventory of luxury items, a behind-the-scenes look into store happenings, and keeps you up-to-date on special arrivals and offers. Be sure to check back often as we continue to add to our inventory weekly.
As Events has grown, so too has our knowledge and abiding passion for our products and for our clientele. Whatever your gift giving needs, allow us to provide our unique perspective to help shape your own memorable style. With so many ideas, choosing the perfect gift for that perfect occasion has never been easier at Events.

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Big event for Events Gifts store: a move in 2018

Events, a staple of River Oaks Shopping Center selling luxury gifts, home items and stationery for 30 years, will get anew home in 2018.

The boutique, which carries such brands as Baccarat, Hermes, Lalique, Christofle, Michael Aram, Saint Louis and Crane’s, will continue to operate at the West Gray location through Feb. 1.

The locally owned retailer will move to a smaller store in the River Oaks area at 2439 Westheimer, east of Kirby Drive. The move comes as Weingarten Realty prepares to break ground on a 300-unit luxury residential tower on a portion of the shopping center that housed Local Pour and Café Ginger.

The nearby tower will be east of Events on West Gray at Driscoll Street.

“Our customers deserve the very best shopping experience we can offer and this new store will enable me to continue to provide easy access to the luxury gifts and service extras that has made Events a destination for discerning shoppers,” owner Regina Garcia said in an announcement.

At 4,307 square feet, the new store will be about two-thirds the size of the River Oaks Shopping Center location. Garcia cited the open layout as a way to better display merchandise. It also has a small catering kitchen, which fits Events’ plan to host more customer events in the future.

The new location, in the same center as Avalon Diner, will have ample parking. The store offers a selection of jewelry, crystal, china, accessories, art glass, stationery, gifts, collectibles, specialty albums, and frames.

“Our new location will enable us to continue provide Events’ luxury merchandise, signature concierge service, drive-up convenience, beautiful gift wrap and intriguing in-store events,” Garcia said.

Bill Schneidau, an independent broker, and Mark Davis of Davis Commercial secured the new location for the tenant. Brady Latimer of SCM Realty Services represented the owner of the Town West Center.

Plans for a grand opening at the new location are forthcoming.

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