Dec 3, 2021 - Business

Gift guide: Holiday shopping in Austin

A photo of people shopping along South Congress.

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Avoid supply chain snafus and help an Austin business by shopping local this holiday season.

We've rounded up some gift-giving ideas that bring a slice of Austin to your loved ones.

ğŸŽ„ Stocking stuffers: New Origin Shop's curated offerings of Austin-made jewelry, bath bombs, soap dishes, silk scarves and more. Don't miss the delightful watercolor magnets, stickers and cards from artist Kathy Phan.

🪴 The pot-head: Plants and accessories from one of Austin's numerous plant shops (East Austin Succulents, The Great Outdoors and Plant Party, to name a few).

🥃 The one with refined tastes: Snag the latest bottle from Still Austin Whiskey Co.'s "distillery reserve series." Still Austin partnered with Zuzu, an Austin-based visual artist and muralist, to spray paint every bottle of rye whiskey by hand. They're sold on a first come, first serve basis beginning Dec. 6.

👚 The merch maniac: Meanwhile Brewing Co.'s trendy tees, bags, koozies and more. Take a look at the Austin FC jersey from The Verde Store for your soccer fan or an Austin City Limits shirt for a music buff you know.

ğŸ’Ž The jewelry fanatic: Nina Berenato's one-of-a-kind rings, ear cuffs, popular permanent bracelets and more.

🍰 The dessert diva: Yule log cakes and Christmas boxes from French Eatery & Coffee House FoliePop's. Holiday chocolates, including house-made truffles and bark sets, from Eastside Italian restaurant Intero.

🧀 The cheese head: Cheese and charcuterie trays, plus virtual classes and pairing tips through Antonelli's Cheese Shop.

🍺 The beer bae: Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub's 4-pack Electric Jellyfish IPA.

ğŸŽ„ For, well, anyone: Willinglee's curated gift boxes.

🌻 The nature lover: A giftcard to any of Austin's paddle board or kayak stands. Or an Avery Price print featuring a favorite local spot like Town Lake, Barton Springs or Pennybacker Bridge.

ğŸŽ¨ The artsy one: Recycled metal sculptures from artist Barry George, who is holding a one-day holiday sale this Saturday, from 9am to 3pm. Plus, stunning fake cakes from Pretty Shitty Cakes' Jasmine Archie, whose site will launch for orders today (run, don't walk).

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Still Austin's hand-painted bottles of rye whiskey will be available starting Dec. 6, not Dec. 10.


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