For special occasions like Christmas or a birthday, do you really want to get that special woman in your life just something ordinary like chocolate or perfume? That’s boring!
This year, get her something special from a local Austin business. Chances are you will find something she loves that none of her friends have. Instead of saying, “He went to Jared,” she can say, “He went to this really cool place down on ….” And doesn’t that make for a much better story?
Here are 10 Austin store where you can find a great gift she’ll love.
10.) Precision Camera & Video
True, Precision Camera & Video made our list of 10 Austin Stores with Perfect Christmas Gifts for Guys. And it deserves to be on this list, too!
Their photo lab delivers the absolute best quality prints you can buy, and they provide them at reasonable prices. If she has a big box of family photos that are only getting yellower by the day, bring them into Precision to get them digitized. Turning them into 1’s and 0’s means they’ll never fade again.
And if you want to get her a drone while you’re picking one up for yourself, she’d probably think that’s cool, too.
9.) Tarrytown Pharmacy
You may have thought CVS and Walgreens stamped out all the local pharmacies. Not in Austin! Tarrytown Pharmacy offers the normal drug-dispensing services a pharmacy has, and it has great gifts like old-time pharmacies used to have before everything down the aisles was “as seen on TV.” Check out their nice selection of gifts including books by local authors.
8.) La Condesa
It’s nice to have a night on the town every once in awhile. If you want to give her and her friends a nice dinner downtown, wrap up a gift card from La Condesa. This warehouse district restaurant has brunch, lunch and dinner menus. They’ll be clanging forks trying to get a bite of each other’s entrees.
7.) Black Swan Yoga
If she’s into yoga, Black Swan Yoga is the place for her. The instructors are passionate about practicing yoga. Wherever students are in their yoga skill, instructors meet them there and bring them along. She can drop in and try a class, or if you know she makes a habit of yoga, Black Swan offers monthly memberships.
6.) Hacienda Austin
Hacienda Austin has gifts and home decor sure to please. Handbags, clothing, knickknacks, lotions, soaps and more await you at this 2nd Street District shop. Drop by and see all the attractive and fun gifts for her. There are plenty of gifts made by local companies and artists.
Cheap nail salons are fine when she needs to stop in for a quick manicure, but if you’re giving her one for Christmas, you need to get the gift certificate from a nice place like Polish. A nice atmosphere makes a huge difference in the experience.
4.) Blue Elephant Boutique
Most women love ducking into boutique shops to find something truly unique. Blue Elephant Boutique has clothing, beauty products and gifts sure to please her. After all, who doesn’t need an Austin flask or a witty coffee mug?
3.) Breed & Co.
You don’t typically think of a hardware store as a place to buy a gift for the special lady in your life. But Breed & Co. isn’t your typical hardware store. Sure, you can get garden hoses and metal bolts, but you can also find kitchenware, tableware, fine china, home accessories and much more. This is definitely a his and hers sort of place.
2.) Milk + Honey Spa
She deserves a real treat, doesn’t she? Give her a gift certificate to Milk + Honey Spa, and she’ll be in the lap of luxury with a massage, skin treatment or beauty products. You can even purchase one of their holiday retreat packages. With the Ultimate Holiday Retreat she gets their Ultimate Massage, Ultimate Facial, Lux Manicure, Ultimate Pedicure and lunch. Talk about a day at the spa!
1.) Paper Place
Everyone needs a cache of thank-you cards, and Paper Place is just the store where you can stock up. Few things make a woman look more gracious than promptly sending a thank-you card when someone does something nice for her. Keep her ready to appropriately appreciate what her friends do for her. And if she’s into scrapbooking or if she needs a new journal for her ideas and deepest thoughts, Paper Place has just what she needs.
Feature photo: Courtesy, Blue Elephant Boutique on Facebook.