Local Holiday Shopping in Austin

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‘Tis the season of holiday shopping, but finding that perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully, downtown Austin is a great place to unique gifts of all kinds, both for those who call the city home and those who want to have a taste of it from places afar. Here’s a look at some unique Austin gift ideas from places near The Austonian downtown luxury condominiums.

The 2nd Street District is all decked out in holiday cheer after their Holiday Window Walk event earlier this month. Bundle up and take a stroll just minutes from The Austonian to explore what these unique boutiques and galleries have to offer this season. From toys for the kids from Toy Joy to a
luxurious spa day from Milk + Honey, there’s a treat for everyone on your list.

For lovers of arts and crafts, holiday art fairs and bazaars are a longstanding annual Austin tradition. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at the Austin Convention Center is home to many unique vendors, from jewelry, to sculpture, to leather goods, with handmade items sold directly by their creators. Additionally, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar at the Marchesa Hall and Theater has arts and wares from hundreds of local and regional artists and craftspeople to choose from. This smaller cousin to the Armadillo Bazaar has its own distinctive flair, with many of the artists returning year after year.

If you’re having trouble deciding from the abundance of options, there are numerous Austin gift guides for both native Austinites and for anyone who wants a piece of this city to call their own.

Photo courtesy Blue Genie Art Bazaar