Your Guide to Shopping Local

The Christmas season is officially upon us! Take some time to make San Antonio thrive by buying local. Not only does this make your gift more meaningful, but it also makes the community and local economy stronger. Check out a few great places to shop below.

Aquarius Boutique: If you are looking for something for your favorite female then you have to check out the Aquarius Boutique. This shop is located in Alamo Heights and has a curation of all things chic in women’s fashion, gifts, and organic apothecary.

Barbacoa Apparel: For the person who lives and breaths food and fun, swag from Barbacoa Apparel is just what you are looking to gift. The San Antonio–based, independent clothing line offers unique designs for Texans (or Texans at heart) that highlight SA folklore and different aspects of Hispanic culture. You have to check them out!

Boyds of Texas: If you are looking for the best of the best in lifestyle products then Boyd’s of Texas is your place. They craft and create scented lifestyle products that deliver the warmth and texture of the American South. The natural fragrances are formulated drop by drop and cure exactly like an aged whiskey or bottle of wine. Oils are tested, mixed and poured in small batches. Bar soaps are painstakingly crafted, edged, and picked over for quality. All by hand in our studio in San Antonio.

Feliz Modern: Looking for something that screams San Antonio in the best way possible? Then you need to check out Feliz Modern. This shop is a lifestyle store with a quirky mix of modern and vintage goods that combine our love of art, home, and entertaining.

Flip Side Record Parlor: Do you have a music junkie on your Christmas list? Then swing by Flip Slide Record Parlor for a unique selection of vinyl records. If you can’t find what you are looking for there then try Southtown Vinyl or Friends of Sound.

No. 9 Floral & Gifts: Looking for something new and unique? No. 9 is a specialty shop focusing on unique retail floral, specialty gourmet chocolates from the Sweet Shop USA, with a focus on inspired gifts handcrafted and made in San Antonio and New Orleans. They have combined French Creole and Mexican culture to provide the San Antonio community with an array of products that can’t be found anywhere else.

Ranger Creek: If you’re shopping for someone who loves a good drink then this is just the ticket. In addition to great beer, Ranger Creek has a Whiskey Club and regular tours throughout the week. This is a great gift for the one who has it all.

PAWsitively Sweet Bakery: If you are looking for something for the pet lover then you have to check out this place! PAWsitively Sweet Bakery specializes in offering nutrient-rich dog treats, chews, meal toppers, and gourmet bakery items that are delicious and dog approved! All ingredients are from local sources and include fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and herbs to maximize nutritional value.

Pop Shop San Antonio: Still searching for the perfect gift? Then don’t miss this first-ever Pop Shop San Antonio Festival on Saturday, November 25 from 10 AM – 6 PM. This event features modern handmade craft shopping, art exhibitions, vintage, live art, and art activities. The First 25 in line will get a complimentary goodie bag courtesy of Pop Shop America!

What’s your favorite local shop in San Antonio? Let me know!

 

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