It can start right after you clean the Thanksgiving dishes. Christmas shopping!
The stores try to suck you into the shopping frenzy with deals on Black Friday. From now until Christmas you’ll be bombarded with advertising to remind you how many days you have left to shop.
And it’s easy to sit in the comfort of your home and go shopping. You can find almost everything you need and have it delivered to your door. A membership to Amazon Prime will have selected items delivered to you in a day!
But what if you’re looking from something more unique? Something that you can’t find online. And a gift that supports Live Local in Lake Travis.
Gifts for Kids
When you’re in need of a one-of-a-kind gift or toy for your favorite kid, just head over to Giddy Up Pickle at The Oasis.
Launched by husband and wife product developers, each toy has character and even a little Austin weirdness. The shop is filled with handmade toys like sweater monsters, cowboy throwback toys and so much felted food, you might start to get a little hungry.
Giddy Up Pickle seems to have its finger on the pulse of Austin’s unique music and pop culture and truly reflects that throughout their toy selection.
The mission is simple: to find the best toy for your little one. Every kid loves a new toy, so take a walk down to the shop where you are sure to find some of the newest games, toys and educational things, too.
It’s not unusual to run into a collection of giant food pillows, pretty duds for princesses, and even a Lego set (or 30) while you’re there.
Be sure to ask about their gift wrapping if you’re on the way to a party, and check back to see what event they are hosting for area non-profits and charities.
Gifts for Her
A girl can never have too many clothes or accessories, so don’t be shy and check out one of Lakeway’s best find for women, Adorn Home & Body.
Kim Charlet is the tasteful eye behind their colorful and classy selection, from clothes to shoes and candles. Brands like Kendra Scott, Volupsa and Jack Rogers are regulars there, so stop by often to see what is new and on sale.
Just around the corner in Bee Cave’s Hill Country Galleria is another local favorite, Plenty Boutique.
If the lady of your life is into sparkly, eye-catching accessories and dresses, this is your store. Maxi dresses, trendy looks you would wear out to dinner or out for a night on the town litter the store — a true clothes horse’s dream.
If you find yourself in need of anything girly, like perfume, trendy jewelry or precious paper goods, look no further than Lakeway’s Magpie Blossom Boutique.
Owner and florist Nikki is super helpful if you need assistance finding that perfect present — heartfelt cards, candles, home goods or even a handbag or two from Spartan 44. And don’t forget to take a look around at their collection of gifts for guys like mugs, bar accessories and small leather goods.
There are amazing places to shop in Bee Cave, but you’d miss out if you didn’t make a stop at Oh Yeah Boutique for their ever-rotating selection of trendy clothes, accessories and colorful home goods.
Teens and girls will have their closets filled by the flannel, lace and leather finds at Oh Yeah. Don’t make the art of gift giving harder than it has to be. You’ll find items from Johnny Was, Ivy Jane and Uncle Frank, along with other classy brands.
Gifts for Him
Another great find in the Hill Country Galleria is a spot for gifts for the guys in your life.
Every man needs a nice new shirt or tie every once in a while, or if you’re in the mood for something special, check out the changing collection of Robert Graham shirts for a colorful way to say Happy Holidays.
Denim brands like AG jeans, Citizens for Humanity and 7 For All Mankind complete the look. Make a stop in the menswear boutique for the newest in jean finds. And be sure to check out the back room for specials on clearance items.
Maybe your husband has been talking about a new gas grill or a Big Green Egg. Or maybe he has a love for grilling gadgets. Either way, BBQ Outfitters is your local spot to find the gifts for the man who appreciates everything about cooking with fire and smoke.
Located on the corner of Highway 71 and Bee Cave Road, this is the place to find everything for the man in your life that has a passion for fly fishing and hunting.
Okay so maybe you’re not going to buy him a boat this year … but how about Yeti? Austin Boats and Motors has a full line of Yeti coolers, cups and accessories.
For anyone that is looking for the best cooler on the planet or a cup to keep the coffee hot, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the amazing products offered by Yeti.
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