Keep it weird and wonderful this holiday season in Austin. Explore the unique and local businesses for your holiday shopping, from brunch bus tour companies to low-carbon-impact shoemakers.
For the foodie: Twisted Texas Tour
Why you should support this business: These bus tours are the perfect way to sit back with a group of your faves and get a taste of the best eats and brews in Austin.
For the outdoorsy type: RoverPass
Why you should support this business: Need a centralized place to find and book the best campsites and RV grounds across the United States? RoverPass has you covered.
Potential gifts: Rent a spot in a campground near Austin, or any of the other dozens of cities RoverPass provides
For the person who always has holes in their socks: Sock Club
Why you should support this business: A high-quality pair of socks is vastly underrated. Sock Club will get you creatively designed socks with cotton grown and knit right in American factories.
For the person who has a lot of 🏳️🌈 pride AND always has holes in their socks: Pride Socks
Why you should support this business: “Wear your freedom. Rock your style” is a value they hold dear. Inclusivity for the win.
For the workout buddy: Rō Fitness
Why you should support this business: No matter your age or your fitness level, Rō Fitness has a selection of row workouts to help you and your friends stay on track with your New Years’ exercise resolutions.
Potential gifts: 3-Class Starter Pack, though you can also choose a number of other membership types, or a gift card
For the skincare aficionado: Renée Rouleau Skincare
Why you should support this business: No one-size-fits-all approach here — Renée Rouleau’s products are personalized for different skin types.
Potential gifts: Rapid Response Detox Masque + Triple Berry Smoothing Peel Duo, Zit Care Kit
For the cyclist: Clown Dog Bikes
Why you should support this business: This bike shop has been around for 20+ years across from the University of Texas campus, and we want them to be around for at least 20 more years!
For the creative: Adonit
Why you should support this business: Their stylus pens are an upgrade for any writer and artist looking to blend analog and digital.
For the friend who’s always running around: Suav Shoes
Why you should support this business: Besides building shoes made for every circumstance — from commuting to a night out — Suav Shoes is also a low-carbon-impact brand that uses sustainable materials.
For the friend who could use a home-cooked meal: Hecho en Mexico
Why you should support this business: This family-owned business boasts 45 years in interior Mexican cooking, so you can bet their buñuelos, caldos, and tostadas are made with love and tradition.
Potential gifts: Take your loved one out to dinner at either of the two locations for plates like Platon de Enchiladas de Mole, Chile en Nogada, or Salsa a la Veracruzana. And if you’d like to take it a step further, consider selecting them for catering for your next holiday party!