Whether you’re ready or not, it’s already that time of year again to start thinking about your holiday gift list. Small Business Saturday is almost here. If you’re looking for something really special or even one-of-a-kind for your friends and family, look no further than these local Leander and North Austin shops and markets.
Whether a local or just visiting for the first time, the area has a variety of excellent and locally-made shopping destinations for the season. To ensure your gifts are unique and you avoid any last-minute shopping, start planning your visit with these ten small businesses we’ve listed below:
10 local shops to visit on Small Business Saturday
Not Just Mail
Open Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Not Just Mail makes shipping an experience you’ll love. Who wouldn’t love to shop while shipping packages? With the unique selection of clothing, candles, local jewelry, and pottery, you’ll be sure to find something special for a holiday gift or for yourself. From handmade jewelry to boutique clothing with handmade local Austin pieces, the consistent new merchandise selection will be sure to keep you coming back.
Hip Flask Plus
Open Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Established in 2011, Hip Flask Plus started out as an “online-only” business shipping quality flasks, lighters, and mugs worldwide. Since then, they’ve even done customized engravings for Tony Hawk – how cool is that? Located in the County Glen Plaza, be sure to give Hip Flask Plus a visit if you’re on the search for a unique laser-engraved holiday gift.
Teal Trailer Vintage – Transformed by Tiff
Shop online or shop in-person by appointment only
A small women-owned business located in Leander, Teal Trailer Vintage always has a fantastic collection of antique and vintage items of all sorts. Teal Trailer is also known for its incredible furniture refinishing with an eclectic inventory mainly covering all genres. From Star Wars action figures to original Simpsons figures, Teal Vintage has you covered while you’re on the hunt for a unique gift with a vintage feeling.
Sweet Shack Candy Shop
Open Saturday 2:00 to 7:00pm
What’s a day of shopping without sweets? Be sure to also take some time to fill a basket full of delicious candies, vintage-inspired treats, and specialty sodas while at Sweet Shack Candy Shop. It’s also the perfect place to stop in for an after-school treat for a job well done. The root beer and soda selection are also out of this world if you’re thirsty.
Scoop N Score
Open Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Scoop N Score is more than just a business that happens to be located in the Cedar Park area – it’s one of four non-Graeter shops in the country that have permission to serve the famous Graeter’s Ice Cream of Ohio that was started in 1870. If you’re craving coffee as well, the shop also brews flavorful and locally roasted Cuvee Coffee.
Board & Brush Creative Studio
If you’re out holiday shopping for the person who has everything, this is a great option. At Board & Brush, you can make a personalized custom piece of art for them or you can give them a certificate to attend a class and make their own. If you aren’t feeling up to being crafty, they’ll also make a custom piece for you to give as a gift.
Bent Oak Winery
Open Saturday 1:00 – 7:00pm
Since it’s the holidays, you can’t go wrong with giving the wine lover in your life a bottle of locally produced Texas wine crafted by Bent Oak Winery. Located right in Cedar Park, Bent Oak also has a massive variety of wine-related gifts and decor. Not only can you enjoy the selection, but you can also stop by to enjoy a wine tasting as you browse the wine and gifts.
Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery
Open Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery offers a beautiful selection of gifts for the gardener in your life. Their gift shop is full of unique decor. More than just a shop, enjoy the beautiful garden, fountains, and artwork throughout this shop in Cedar Park. Find the perfect plants or gardening accessories for the green-thumbed person in your life this holiday time.
First Saturday of Every Month 10am – 4 pm
Enjoy shopping and visiting this eclectic collection of stores at the Leander Marketplace. From antiques to vintage furniture and home fixtures, you’ll find just about anything here, pretty much. This also includes jewelry, toys, books, tools, housewares, electronics, and a ton more. Additionally, the facility is a great family experience, with food available from some of the vendors. If you’re on the hunt for a down-home unique gift shopping experience, Leander Marketplace is the perfect kick-off to your holiday shopping.
Need more places to cross off all the ideas on your holiday shopping list? After Small Business Saturday, check our events calendar for the next Savory Farmer’s Market visit to Travisso. Shop all things fresh foods, sustainable cleaning supplies, handcrafted gifts, and more for the holidays.