Here are some of our favorite places around Austin perfect for gifting during the holiday season!
Art For The People Gallery showcases both experienced as well as up and coming artists in the Austin area. It holds between 40-60 artists, showing their original artwork!
The Austin Gift Company provides Austinites and tourists a store for one stop shopping. With over 150 booths stocked with merchandise provided by locals you will get a taste of all of what Austin has to offer. Shop for everything from handmade jewelry, stained glass and soap to Longhorn, Keep Austin Weird and Texas souvenier merchandise. If you don’t need it, they probably have it!
In a world of anonymous industrial soap, Austin Natural Soap has created soap that changes lives. Their soaps are handcrafted in controlled small batches, and are made using only quality plant-based oils for their moisturizing properties. Your skin will feel clean, smooth, and soft after using their soap. They make bar soap, liquid soap, roll-on oils, sanitizers, bath & body products, and much more! We love their seasonal scents like Sugar Cookie and Candy Cane.
Amanda Deer created her line over a decade ago – to bring fashionable jewelry directly to you without crazy markups. Their small (but mighty!) all-female team designs and creates their jewelry line right here in Austin. The Birth Stone Stacking Rings and Paperclip Chain Necklace are some of our favorite pieces.
Aviary just launched their “Steady Sippers” Wine Club with three and six month membership options. Each month, members will receive either three or six bottles of wine following a specific theme. The Steady Sippers selections are curated by their beverage director Alex Wheatley Bell and never fail to impress us!
BookPeople has been the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Along with wall-to-wall books offerings they also have merch and gift items like planners, puzzles, kitchenware, art supplies, and more.
Dylan Wylde is located on South Lamar and has all the latest and greatest trends when it comes to clothing, jewelry, and accessories. They also have tons of cute gift items like candles, pottery, home decor, and more. Shop their Instagram feed here.
Flourish specializes in house plants and plant design. They offer a large selection of well crafted and well designed pots and planters. The shop also features handmade ceramics, candles, smudge sticks, and incense. Their Braid & Wood Plant Hanger or the Pink Wall Planter make the perfect gift!
MaryJae is an LBGTQ+, BIPOC, and all-women owned cannabis dispensary. They have an unapologetic and heart-centered approach to cannabis with their curated product selection, welcoming atmosphere, and intricately designed display cases.
Nature’s Treasures offers a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, agates, gemstones, jewelry, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, salt lamps, candles and incense, and more! Their jewelry offerings are great, and we always find the cutest rings and earrings.
Noah Marion focuses on untreated, undyed natural vegetable tanned leather in order to allow the user to personally bring the design to life. They make handcrafted leather products that are meant to get better the longer you own them. We’re currently obsessed with their Landry Bag and Joseph Cuff.
Old Thousand just launched their Japanese Style Knives available in their Merch pad. These knives are a great introduction to Japanese style chef’s knives- with better more precise geometry and cutting performance over Western Knives. This line of knives has classic Japanese shapes with flatter profiles, improved sharpness and better heat treatment using leaf spring steel. Purchase Old Thousand Knives through their website here.
Rebel Cheese sells sells artisan plant-based cheeses. They aim to make vegan cheeses as close to, if not better than, their dairy counterparts. They have a Cheese Club that would be the perfect gift for cheese lovers and vegans alike!
At Slow North, they intentionally craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North emerged from the belief that all home goods, whether luxury or necessity, should be made with clean and safe ingredients. Our favorite products are their Herbal Bath Tea and all of their Journal and Stationery offerings.
Superthing specializes in small-batch coffees roasted to delight! We source from their favorite coffee growing regions, focusing on small farms producing unique and incredible coffees. They also have fun packaging which is always a plus!
take heart is a boutique located in East Austin which reflects the owners love of special and thoughtfully designed objects for the home and person. The shop showcases local and US artists, as well as a selection of international designers, with an emphasis on Japanese design. Their Avocado and Acorn vases are super cool and we love this Glass Teapot.
The Austin Shaker is a locally owned retail liquor store specializing in spirits, craft beer, fine wine, and professional bar gear for working bartenders. They have three locations across Austin. They’re also one of the few places in Austin that carries our favorite vodka, Kástra Elión, so we love them for that!
The Little Gay Shop was founded in 2019 with the goal of becoming a one-stop shop to purchase artwork exclusively designed by LGBTQIA+ people. Their T-Shirts and Accessories make for thoughtful gifts that are both affordable and easy to grab and go!
Waterloo Records is known for their knowledgable staff and an emphasis on customer service. They have an extensive selection of music spanning all styles with a special propensity for Texas artists.