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Austin, TX – ‘Tis the season for giving and warm hearts! Now more than ever, local businesses need the support of the community to stay afloat during the holiday season. While many shops provide options for online purchases and shipping, other local businesses rely on in-store transactions. Here is a list of Austin-area businesses that have just what you need to provide the perfect gifts this holiday season while uplifting the Austin community.

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5502 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 | Photo Credit: A Town

Owned by true Austin locals, A-Town provides Austin-themed gifts, novelty items, and t-shirts in the same space as local artwork, jewelry and accessories, and an assortment of playful novelty and gift items. They are proud to offer an array of items made in the USA, and they support many locally made goods.

1717 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Located in East Austin near 12th and Chicon, Altatudes features high-end women’s apparel and accessories from over 25 labels like Alexander Michael Snyder (AMS), Black Halo, Rebecca Taylor, Laura Siegel, Tracy Reese, and Austin designer Nina Means. Luxury goods are also sourced from across the globe. Shoppers will find Lack of Color hats from Australia, Nita Siri handbags from Spain, and Stine Goya shoes from Denmark.

501 N. IH 35, Suite 115, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Amanda Deer Jewelry

Amanda Deer Jewelry is up and running at 100% for online and in-store shopping. Find a variety of trending gold and silver jewelry. They are making jewelry with the utmost care and safety in mind. Shipping is free for ALL domestic orders so you can order safely from home.

Online Only | Photo Ccredit: Amberleaf

At Amberleaf, They provide clothes that are meant to last forever, not only in construction but style as well. Their classic lines ensure that years from now, your dress, coat, or suit will still fit into that time period, and their craftsmanship and fabrics ensure that it will still be wearable.

6405 Menchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745

Articulture boutique and gardens feature hundreds of Articulture original creations of plant art, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and more. They also have a curated selection of innovative designers in garden decor, home decor, kitchenware, and all-around cool stuff! You can shop their online store with free delivery (within the U.S.) for all orders over $50.

1711 S. 1st Stree, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Art For The People

Art for the People is a boutique of visual and functional art that is located on the vibrant and quirky South 1st. They are fervent about promoting our Austin art community. As a boutique of the arts, they have 100+ artists in the form of original pieces of art, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, cards, prints, and fashion.

2200 S Lamar Blvd. STE J, Austin Texas 78704 | Photo Credit: Austin Art Garage

Austin Art Garage provides 100% local and attainable art in Austin. This may be your rare opportunity to acquire beautiful, locally made art early in an artist’s career. Austin Art Garage has something for everyone, from the cash strapped college student to seasoned art collectors looking to invest in new talent. Shop their art and view the gallery online!

1801 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Austin Natural Soap

In a world of anonymous industrial soap, Austin Natural Soap has created a soap that changes lives. Austin Natural soap offers holiday gift sets that can be ordered for curbside pick up or come into the store to find the perfect scent!

Online Only | Photo Credit: Chiva Pets Closet

Browse the Chiva Pets Closet store to find a gift for your furry friends! 5% of their profits go to “Territorio de Zaguates,” an amazing shelter that goes beyond no-kill. Give the gift of a cute dress or snazzy bandana.

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy D160, Austin, TX 78746

When you’re looking for a local jeweler, Austinites have come to Copeland Jewelers since 1983. They carry the very best in designer and custom made fine jewelry, unique watches, expert appraisals, and repair. From custom pieces to vintage jewelry, they’ll help you find the right piece for the holiday occasion!

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Desk Plant’s mission is to help improve your workspace to allow you to feel happier and breathe healthier air on the job. Desk Plants provides that important connection to nature indoors! Buy a desk buddy for your work from home friends!

Online Only | Photo Credit: Elena’s Organic Products

Elena’s Organic Products creates handcrafted soaps and skin products that are 100% organic and natural. Each product is produced in small individual batches several times a week to ensure the highest quality, consistency, and maximum freshness, all while using only certified organic ingredients. These ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and exotic oils, as well as several types of clay.

Online Only | Photo Credit: Elevé Cosmetics

Elevé Cosmetics creates nourishing products, without harsh chemicals, toxins, or heavy metals. It includes products that are created using ethically sourced elements that are not suspected or proven to be toxic. Check out their holiday gift guide to make shopping easier.

12918 Shops Parkway Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738

Faraday’s is bringing holiday joy to the kitchen! They source high-quality, unique kitchen knives, cookware, bakeware, cooks tools, blenders, juicers, espresso makers, BBQ grills, gourmet foods, and more! There are three ways to do business with Faraday’s today, and it’s all about your safety. In-store, online, or over the phone.

Multiple Locations

A gift from Game Over Videogames is perfect for the classic video game lover. The sell systems, and accessories from Atari to Xbox. At Game Over, they buy, sell, and trade all used video games, and in the process, they give gamers a top-quality, one-stop-shop for all of their classic gaming needs, modern console games, consoles, and accessories.

Online Only | Photo Credit: Get Wagging

Get Wagging provides stylish dog collars that give back with every purchase. With ever transaction, $5 is donated to Collar For a Cause benefitting local animal shelters. Make a charitable impact with the gift of a collar!

Online & Multiple Retailers | Photo Credit: Haley Lebeuf Jewelry

Haley Lebeuf Jewelry is made for women, by women. Find beautiful handcrafted jewelry for someone special on your gift list! Haley Lebeuf Jewelry will gift wrap your purchase and include a special note so you can ship it from Austin to anywhere across the country.

Online & Multiple Retailers | Photo Credit: Hemlock and Heather

Hemlock and Heather are creating art and bringing new life to under-appreciated and discarded wood. Whether it’s a reclaimed Texas wall hanging or a one-of-a-kind custom panel, you’ll find a great one of a kind gift. Purchase wall art such as customized home states or retro color block panels.

Online & Multiple Retailers | Photo Credit: Jane Ko

Koko’s Guide To Austin is a pocket-sized travel guidebook to eating and drinking your way through Austin, TX, with Austin’s top food blogger, A Taste of Koko. Jane Ko launched A Taste of Koko in 2010 featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways from Austin. Purchase this book for the Austin foodie or blogger on your list!

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Lammes Candies

Lammes Candies is Austin’s original candy store, established in 1885. With five stores throughout the Austin area, you can find the world-famous Texas Chewie® and get it wrapped for the chocolate lover on your list. Lammes employees are willing and able to go the extra mile to provide online shopping and curbside pick up. Worldwide shipping is also available.

2124 E. 6th Street, Suite 103, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Lovejay Beauty Bar

Lovejay Beauty is Austin’s first retailer dedicated solely to natural beauty. They offer a thoughtfully curated selection of the most effective, safe, and eco-friendly natural products and services. Each product on their shelves has been hand-selected to highlight nature’s most effective ingredients in their pure form while minimizing synthetic ingredients.

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MYSOLMAT sells artisan designed, high-quality, yoga mats that stand out in a crowd and add an element of fun to your workout. You don’t need to be a professional yogi or a fitness fiend to use their products, MYSOLMAT is made for everyone and has a mat to fit just about any personality!

Online Only | Photo Credit: Roux Saint James

Roux Saint James creates intention-based botanical compounds focusing on botanical perfume made from all-natural ingredients that are meant to be a healthier and more therapeutic alternative to conventional perfumes. You can also purchase Coffee Spiritz, custom perfumes, incense, and a gift card.

Online Only | Photo Credit: RUMEE

Find bold and glamorous hand-embroidered shoes at RUMEE. Perfect for work, brunch with friends or a party. With each pair of purchased shoes, $10 is put aside to help send girls in India to school!

506 Hearn Street, Austin, TX, 78703 | Photo Credit: Side Street

Side Street provides a variety of craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North has everything from furniture to hand creams. Their products have been featured in the AIA Austin Home Tour and Tribeza.

4400 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 102, Austin, TX 78756 | Photo Credit: The Steeping Room

Get a subscription for the tea lover to The Steeping Room’s monthly tea club. Receive specially curated tea selections every month, based on the type of subscription you choose. For $30/month they’ll ship the teas to their doorstep with a tasting guide. Members will have access to special discounts and products that are only available for the tea club.

5501 N Lamar Blvd a101, Austin, TX 78751 | Photo Credit: Succulent Native

Find a gift for the plant parent in your life. Succulent Native is an unconventional succulent and cactus boutique. They create unique and gasp-invoking arrangements that allow even the black-thumbs around us the ability to care for their own small patch of green!

2438 W Anderson Ln C1, Austin, TX 78757

Terra Toys is a locally owned toy store in business since 1978. They began by making hand-crafted, beautiful wooden toys. Today they have over 12,000 SQ feet of toys from around the world! Terra Toys has essential service authorization from the City of Austin as a resource for child education, development, and care. They offer curbside pick up and personal shopping!

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Nothing says the holidays like classic, baked-to-order cookies, and brownies straight from the oven. Tiff’s Treats offers additions such as milk, ice cream, and special occasion packaging to compliment that special moment. You can place an order for pick-up, delivery, or gift delivery. Visit cookiedelivery.com for same day or future orders!

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Austin Business Journal – Arnold Wells

Toy Joy has been Keeping Austin Fun since 1987! Loaded with toys and collectibles for all ages, they are co-located with their own sweet shop concept Yummi Joy. They’re available for curbside pickup and online shopping and shipping options! You can also reach out by emailing store@toyjoy.com or by calling them!

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