We’ve somehow made it to the end of 2020. With Christmas just around the corner (literally!), it’s time to go through your list and check it twice. Although the holidays look a little different this year, it’s still easy to grab some last-minute holiday gifts from your local faves to spread a little bit of happiness to your loved ones. Keep reading to see where to shop this year!
Holiday Gifts for the Foodie
Con’ Olio is a local favorite that we can’t help but enjoy! They’re offering a variety of gift sets that are perfect for your foodies that love to cook at home. We recommend checking out the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sampler or the 4 Pack Sampler Set.
Where to purchase: Website or 10000 Research Blvd.
Gift your friends and family with a classy evening at home: delicious charcuterie boards and wine! Rebel Cheese is offering pretzel bites, dessert cheese plates, and a selection of wine for pickup or delivery. You will also want to check out their Christmas special: a Festive Cranberry Mimosa Kit, which sounds absolutely delicious!
Where to purchase: Website or 2200 Aldrich St., Suite 120.
Other foodie gifts to purchase:
- Tso Nice to Meet You shirt from Tso Chinese Delivery
- Virtual chocolate tastings with Delysia Chocolatier
- Fajita Kit for 4 from El Arroyo
- Homemade confections from Paris in a Bite
- Buenos Aires Café subscription boxes
Holiday Gifts for the Fashionistas and Beauty Lovers
Kraken Glass Creations
This local artist creates beautiful pieces with dichroic fused glass. You’ll find a fun selection of jewelry as well as mosaic wall pieces. Check out her Etsy shop to see all of the beautiful pieces any fashionista is sure to love.
Where to purchase: Website.
Sure, there’s no place to go to get all dressed up, but a fashionista is going to love some new, comfortable clothes to lounge around in at home. Passport Vintage has a great selection of sweatshirts and t-shirts to keep cozy in as the weather gets colder. Not sure what to gift? You can always just purchase a gift card so the recipient can decide!
Where to purchase: Website or 2217 S. 1st St.
Some other local beauty and fashion stores to shop:
Holiday Gifts for Those Who Value Experiences Over Things
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Just because things are virtual doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun night at the orchestra! Austin Symphony Orchestra is offering several virtual concerts in January 2021. Support your local musicians by purchasing a virtual ticket for someone you know who loves the orchestra!
Where to purchase: Website.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is offering memberships that help support virtual programming! Gift someone with a Long Center Create membership to someone who loves the arts. They’ll get first access to events and invites to members-only events, including behind-the-scenes tours.
Where to purchase: Website or 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Other local experiences to gift:
Holiday Gifts for Everyone
Plant lovers unite! Stop by Succulent Native to find the perfect gift for the green thumb in your life. You’ll love their beautifully arranged succulent pots and other houseplants that are available. I highly recommend checking out the crystal succulent duos—they’re absolutely beautiful!
Where to purchase: Website or 5501 N. Lamar Blvd.
Know someone who just absolutely loves their candles? You’ll want to check out Luna Tigre! They offer 100% soy wax candles made with high-quality fragrance oils and papercore wicks. Although it’s too late to get them shipped to your home in time, you can still find their candles at local retailers to bring straight home.
Other fun gifts to give:
@theAustinot wants to know:
Where have you shopped locally this holiday season in Austin?