Christmas is just days away and if you’re still wondering where to shop for your loved ones this year, keep it local and shop small at some of our favorite Austin-based businesses. In doing so you’ll support the city and find unique and special pieces, all while avoiding those pesky supply chain issues!
Stop by this beautifully-curated shop to explore pieces that are perfect for the homebody in your life. From luxe bedding to lavish scents, you’re sure to find that special something for that special somebody on your list.
Do you have a jewelry lover to shop for? Amanda Deer is the perfect spot to pick up dainty, elegant, and timeless jewelry that is perfect for layering or wearing on its own. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the quality superb.
If you’re looking to indulge in high-quality accessories, apparel, or footwear, look no further than By George. Here you will find a curated selection of effortless and chic pieces from emerging designers and established brands, alike.
Located off South Lamar, Dylan Wylde is chock full of unique styles. From contemporary accessories to stylish apparel, this store is your one-stop-shop for the fashionista in your life. Plus, their staff is knowledgeable and welcoming, so use them as a resource when you stop in!
Noah Marion specializes in handmade leather goods that get better with age. From wallets and keychains to bags, hats, dog leashes, and even apothecary goods; Noah Marion isn’t only for the men in your life!
This “modern day general store for men” is the place to go for all things old, new, rugged, and refined. They offer men’s clothing and accessories, apothecary goods, and even unique antique finds.
What started as a blog and YouTube channel has since grown into an online marketplace and trusted leader in all things beard-related. Based in Austin, Beardbrand offers oils, balms, softeners, and washes to keep bristles in tip-top shape.
For the Kids
Head over to “the largest toy store in Texas” to stock up on toys for your little! Since 1978, Terra Toys has been providing classic, fun, and beautiful toys from brands around the world. Whether you are looking for a keepsake Steiff bear or a Playmobil pack, Terra Toys has you covered.
Austin’s oldest independent toy store is a child’s dreamland come to life. Located on West 38th Street, Over The Rainbow stocks a wide variety of children’s books, dolls, games, and more! Stop by to explore and check off everything on your kid’s wish list.
We love Book People for its huge selection of children’s and young adult books and novels. Their gift selection is full of unique and quirky finds that make great stocking stuffers. While you’re there, stock up on wrapping materials and greeting cards.
For the Babies
From PJs and onesies to beautifully smocked dresses and special occasion wear, Olivia Shoppe stocks the apparel you need to outfit your baby in style. They also offer monogramming services and have a carefully-curated selection of toys and gifts.
The tagline, “Thoughtful Treasures for the Whimsical Modern Child” perfectly describes what Alexa James is all about. Their space is full of unique and special pieces, from cozy clothing to elevated nursery furniture.
For a Coworker
Swing by Succulent Native for unconventional succulent and cactus arrangements that are sure to wow! Choose the perfect planter and a succulent to go inside and have the team professionally arrange it before you leave.
Located in East Austin, Take Heart is a boutique full of thoughtful and beautiful objects for the “home and person,” and showcases items from local and international artists. With a unique selection of home goods, specialty foods, apparel, and jewelry; you won’t want to leave this shop empty-handed.