As you gear up for holiday shopping, local businesses should be at the top of your list for gift ideas. Our local San Antonio shops and restaurants are the best spots to find unique gifts and gift cards for everyone on your list. You’ll also help small businesses come out strong during this challenging time of Covid.
So skip the chain retailers and support our local businesses! In San Antonio, there are so many to choose from, but we narrowed our list down to 10 of our favorites:
1. Moon Mippy
Wow your loved ones with one-of-a-kind treasures from Moon Mippy, offering personalized gifts made with a little extra love. Share your state pride with a personalized Texas flag or surprise the special women in your life with an elegant customized name necklace. From tote bags and leather wallets to bathrobes and flasks, Moon Mippy is full of delightful personalized gift ideas for your holiday shopping list.
2. Bexar Goods
The folks at Bexar Goods have perfected the art of crafting high-quality leather goods built for adventure. Their slim wallets made with careful detail and the coolest leathers are the perfect stocking stuffer for minimalists. Make it personal with a customized wallet, tailored to your choice of style, color, and detailing. You’ll also find a stunning collection of leather bags, satchels, belts, and straps. Their brand apparel also makes for cool gear for any outdoor adventure.
3. Redbud Boutique
Trendy styles, designer classics, and simple comfort are what Redbud Boutique is all about. Shop upscale brands like Micheal Stars and Raffaello Rossi or find a unique piece to enhance any wardrobe. Redbud Boutique curates fashion-forward women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories that are sure to make an unforgettable gift. The shop also carries gift baskets featuring spa products, specialty teas, and handpicked books to make your holiday shopping a little easier.
4. The Christmas Shoppe
Having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year? Every day is Christmas at The Christmas Shoppe in Boerne. This family-owned store is a magical wonderland of Christmas-themed gifts, including specialty ornaments, decorations, and toys. Gift cards are also available for the Christmas lovers in your life.
5. Tri County Meat Market
What’s the holiday season without the tantalizing aroma of a home-cooked feast? Tri County Meat Market is the Hill Country’s hidden gem for fresh, local meats and prime cuts. From bacon-wrapped jalapeno steaks and wagyu ribeye to chuck roast and sausage, Tri County Meat Market has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday dinner.
For the foodies on your list, give the gift of a culinary adventure at Clementine. This family-owned San Antonio restaurant serves seasonal eats prepared with farm-to-table ingredients that come together in a burst of global flavors. The ‘Feed Me’ dinner option delivers an exquisite seven-course meal made just for you, the perfect dining experience for a special occasion. Gift cards are available for purchase on their website.
7. Art of Donut
Who doesn’t love a donut!? From the traditionally simple glazed options to the wild and wacky modern spins, these doughy bits of goodness are just too good to pass up. The Art of Donut offers some of the most delectable flavor combinations in town, as well as hot coffee, and tasty drinks like espresso, lattes, chai, and more! Their donuts are hand-crafted, made fresh daily, and they have a flavor to satisfy any craving – sweet, salty, savory, or a mix of a little of everything. Check out their DIY donut kits.
8. Alamo City Chocolate Factory
Chocolates are a favorite go-to gift for sweet tooths, but Alamo City Chocolate Factory goes the extra mile with freshly made European-style chocolates and truffles. Choose from a selection of decadent chocolate gift boxes, or wow your friends with specialty molded chocolates. A large Texas chocolate box with filled with even more chocolate confections? Yes, please!
9. Frederick’s Bistro
The eclectic menu and intimate atmosphere at Frederick’s Bistro make this one of San Antonio’s top restaurants for French-Asian cuisine. It’s a local staple perfect for San Antonio newcomers looking to experience the local fine dining scene. With dishes such as escargot bourguignon, sea scallops and shrimp, and duck leg confit, every item on the menu features exceptional flavors with a sophisticated touch. Gift cards are available for purchase to give to the foodies in your life.
10 .El Mirasol
What’s a San Antonio Christmas without delicious Mexican food? Treat yourself to a holiday dinner at El Mirasol, where traditional Mexican cuisine meets a vibrant yet intimate setting. Each dish is made with high-quality ingredients that shine through with exceptional flavor. Don’t know where to start? You can never go wrong with margaritas and their house enchiladas.