It’s all too easy these days to do all your holiday shopping online. And while that may offer convenience, something is lost along the way. When you choose to shop locally, you not only directly support your community and neighbors but are also more likely to find a unique give with some local flavor.
To give you an idea of what you might find, we’ve rounded up an array of Dripping Springs retailers that offer something for everyone on your Christmas list.
Cowgirls and Lace: This retailer is a Dripping Springs staple and has been in business for nearly 30 years. This local boutique offers a large inventory of home decor products in addition to fragrances, lotions, candles, and gifts. And if you need that perfect gift your child is sure to love, they have a toy section, too!
The Sated Sheep: There’s really nothing better than a handmade gift. If you have a knack for knitting, then The Sated Sheep is going to be your happy place. The shop offers an incredible selection of fine yarns and knitting supplies. They also sell beer, wine, coffee, and teas to sustain knitters during classes and social meet-ups.
Vintage Soul: You really can’t go wrong with stepping into this local gem on your holiday shopping trek. Shoppers will find a range of clothing, from the perfect pair of slippers for relaxing at home to skirts and handmade jewelry for when it’s time for a girl’s night out. As one customer put it, the shop offers “a big-city boutique feel perfectly mixed with small-town charm.”
Stars on Mercer: This downtown shop bills itself as a “modern-day department store” but just with more local flavor and a funky vibe. Stars on Mercer really does offer something for just about everyone on your list. Stylish clothes for men? Check. Cute pieces for the ladies? Obviously. A special gift for the baby or child in your family. Yup!
Fourth Rock Records: Whether you have a music fan on your list or are simply looking to expand your own music collection, this record shop is a must-visit destination. Customers can find both new vinyl releases as well as hard-to-find rarities and even CDs and cassettes. Whatever music genre you’re into, it’s a safe bet you’ll discover something great here.
Mercer St. Art & Boutique: There’s a lot to love about this funky shop located next to Grawlix Cocktail Lounge on Mercer. The shop specializes in carrying pieces made by local female artists, offering everything from pottery and paintings to handbags and clothing. If you’re looking for a gift that is truly unique to the Dripping Springs area, it’s a safe bet you can find it here.
Art Garage: Sometimes, the best gift is something that allows somebody to express their creative side and perhaps even discover a new passion. That’s what Austin’s Art Garage is all about. The art space allows both kids and adults to walk in and create a piece of artwork, such as pottery/figurine painting, glass fusion, or making a mosaic.
If you’d like to discover more of all that Dripping Springs has to offer and find a home here, contact the Caliterra team today.