Make shopping fun again!  2020 marks the launch of our newest IBIZ District, Manor Road, so there are now nine IBIZ Districts offering a wide array of gift choices. Now through Christmas Eve, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including those last minute relatives you just found out are coming to visit. (And psst… don’t forget to treat yourself as well. Santa would want that!)

Start the IBIZ Holiday Shop Hop and bring it all back home!

Airport Blvd. from I-35 to Hwy. 290
More than 58 locally owned businesses

Fuerte Fitness

Give yourself (and others) the gift of health, community, and fun this holiday season. Try an unlimited number of classes over a 2 week period for only $30! Kickstart your New Year’s resolutions with Fuerte Fitness. This will be the gift that keeps on giving (and giving and giving…)
4631 Airport, Ste. 110A

Sala & Betty

Santa says everybody eats! Buy a $50 gift card from Sala and Betty and get a $10 gift card for yourself… or $100 gift card gets you a $20 card for yourself. Yes they have amazing sandwiches, soups, and burgers, but don’t be too surprised if you see something like this Chef’s Special on the menu: Braised Rabbit With Mustard Cream. Mmm!

5201 Airport Blvd.

Quality Seafood

Mmm, lobster! Live Maine lobsters boiled on Saturdays are the perfect occasion to celebrate. Take your loved ones out for a special treat at Quality Seafood Market, and come home with fresh seafood for your holiday get-togethers.

5621 Airport Blvd.

Toy Joy

Yes, they have stocking stuffers and gifts galore… but did you know that Toy Joy hosts a toy swap on the first Sunday of the month? Make room for all the new shiny things in your life by letting someone else love the toys that have served your family well. Sunday, January 5, 2019. See Facebook for details.

4631 Airport Blvd., Ste. 114

East Cesar Chavez from I-35 to Pleasant Valley
More than 116 locally owned businesses

Blue Owl Brewing

This month’s craft workshop will get you into the festive spirit, Texas-style! Have fun creating a unique holiday succulent that will live year-round with minimal care. All materials are provided, along with a Blue Owl 12oz. collectors glass and four sips of sour to enjoy while you craft. Saturday, December 14, 5-7pm. Also: Sour Apple Mull Launch on 12/13.)

2400 E. Cesar Chavez, Ste. 300

Coro Coro

CoroCoro is the place to go for colorful, authentic tribal treasures from indigenous and artisanal Latin America. Jewelry, apparel, fine art, purses and bags, home decor… you will be delighted, and so will the lucky recipient of your gifting.

2032 E. Cesar Chavez

Mr. Natural

Join Mr. Natural for their annual vegan gingerbread house building and decorating party on Winter Solstice, December 21, with snacks, vegan hot chocolate, and a Christmas photo booth perfect for taking pictures with your finished gingerbread house! Included is a “Santa’s little helper” apron (kid size) and Junior Chef hat for you to keep. Gingerbread house kits are for sale at both locations, and they also have Yule log cakes!

1901 E. Cesar Chavez

Soma Vida

Conscious, intentional networking? Yes please! Join Soma Vida for their first Cacao & Connections event Wednesday December 11th from 9am-10:30 in the Soma Vida Gallery: open networking & connecting, morning meditation games, and 45-second flash pitches about your businesses and projects. Warm cacao provided by Third Eye Lounge. Soma Vida also offers event hosting and founder resources to help you implement your 2020 business ideas!

2324 E. Cesar Chavez

 

East Sixth St. from I-35 to Comal
More than 69 locally owned businesses

Buenos Aires Cafe

You don’t have to travel to another continent to experience a little taste of Argentina: Buenos Aires Cafe delivers with an authentic menu, evocative local decor, and even live tango! Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3-6pm, and on Mondays enjoy ½ price bottles. They also offer event hosting options from intimate gatherings to big parties (pssst… in fact, it is possible to reserve the whole restaurant.)

1201 E. Sixth

Inn Cahoots

If you need space to convene a family gathering or a friends retreat, Inn Cahoots is a four-story boutique hotel and event venue in the heart of the Sixth Street entertainment district featuring five spacious and versatile condo-style suites, a sprawling rooftop deck overlooking Downtown Austin, and more than 8,000 sq. ft. of convertible indoor/outdoor gathering space.

1221 E. Sixth

Ramen Tatsu-ya

Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of” 2019 Readers Poll for Best Noodles and Ramen! Hot soup for cold days: like the “Mi-So-Hot,” the spicy version of the “Mi-So-Not” (pork bone broth, miso blend, goma pork, ajitama, scallion, napa cabbage, bean sprout, corn.) This is not the ramen you ate at the dorm, folks!

1600 E. Sixth

 

Waterman Supply Company

Austin’s longest-running skate shop since 1987! This seasonally-appropriate red and white beanie looks like something Santa might wear on his more casual days… maybe skating down an Austin street rocking the best hipster beard ever! (Validated garage parking with purchase in the Corazon Garage at 505 San Marcos.)

1011 E. Sixth

 

East 11th St. from Branch to Navasota; Rosewood to Angelina
More than 69 locally owned businesses

Gadabout Goods

This candy-stripe-fabulous multi-purpose Turkish towel, made of extra-lightweight and absorbent Turkish cotton, is especially good for traveling and can also be used as a sarong, tablecloth, scarf, picnic blanket, and more! Owner Bibi has gathered the fruits of her travels to pass along to you with love and stories from inside Sheila, her vintage Chevy Grumman step van, retrofitted to welcome visitors with reclaimed wood, plants, and bohemian comfort at the corner of 11th and Lydia.

1200 E. 11th

Miranda Bennett Studio

Miranda Bennett Studio is a collection of modern, plant-dyed apparel made in the USA (in fact, it is dyed, cut, sewn and shipped within a 9 mile radius in Austin, Texas.) They are having a Holiday Vibe party at their flagship next Friday the 13th from 5-8pm, and you are invited! There will be a special gift for their first 10 guests, raffled prizes, and night-of-just-for-you deals. Let them shower you in warmth, friendship and the best of the season!

1211 E. 11th Ste. 101

Rosewood

Experience Rosewood’s “Holiday High Tea” in this historic 1890 home on Sunday, December 15 from 3-5 pm. A range of teas, traditional tea sandwiches, and an assortment of cookies will be served. They also offer a picnic basket service every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with charcuterie, cold fried chicken, pimento cheese spread, freshly pickled cucumbers, cookies, and a bottle of Rosé.

1209 Rosewood Ave.

Sukha Yoga

Already planning a vacation from your vacation? Start the new year off right with Liz’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Day Restore, from 2:30-4:30pm. To take it a step further, Sukha Yoga offers a six-month, 200 hour weekend meditation training teaching “techniques to help regulate our nervous system when life gets crazy, how to become more compassionate with ourselves and others, how to recognize our attachments to stories, thoughts, situations that come up in our lives…” Gift cards are available.

1050 E. 11th

Burnet Road from 44th St. to North Loop Blvd.
More than 112 locally owned businesses

Blue Skies Frame Company

Family photos are a timeless gift to be treasured… all we really have is our time together, after all. Honor both old and new memories by getting your favorites framed by the artistry of Blue Skies Frame Company: creatively inclined, conservation-minded, and detail-oriented.

4400 Burnet

Haute House Lash & Beauty Bar

Are you a prepper? As in… prep for holiday parties? Full-service salon (blowouts, updos, cuts, colors, etc.) offers eyelash and brow extensions and tinting, brow, lip, and chin waxing, threading, and probably other esoteric treatments that some of us have never heard of. Treat yourself: every Christmas tree needs a star.

4410 Medical Parkway

Pacha Organic Cafe

Some of the local vendors Café Pacha works with include AIBA members Texas Coffee Traders and Wheatsville Co-op, along with Zhi Tea, Austin Farmers’ Market, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, The Austin Honey Company, White Mountain Foods, Rockstar Bagels, and Coyote Creek Eggs. Their dairy products are also organic and come from happy grass-fed cows pastured in Texas.

4618 Burnet

Wilson Jewelers

For the serious bling! Wilson Jewelers was established in 1975 and is still a family-owned-and-operated business. They specialize in custom designs as well as repairs, and their master bench jeweler has over 47 years experience and offers quick turnaround times on in-house watch repairs and refurbishing. Go get y’all some sparkles for that stocking!

5010 Burnet

Guadalupe from 29th St. to 32nd St.
More than 52 locally owned businesses

Dirty Dog

Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Of” 2019 Readers Poll for Best Pet Grooming! Need a place for your good ol’ buddy while you fly to see the family? Dirty Dog offers boarding in addition to their self-service dog grooming setup. Don’t miss them at the BYOD Ugly Sweater Paw-ty this Saturday December 14th from 1-3pm at Lustre Pearl East.

3016 Guadalupe

El Patio

They almost left, but now they’re back! After closing in August 2019 after 65 years, the beloved Tex-Mex restaurant reopened on September 30 with the granddaughter of the original owners on board as part of the new leadership team. We all love these legacy businesses, so let’s show them some love! Long-standing members of the community are  an important part of the local business ecosystem.

2938 Guadalupe

Meld Coworking

$10 Coworking Thursdays at MELD! Visit their coworking space, get work done, stay as long (or as little) as you like, network with peers, and enjoy bottomless coffee. A day pass at MELD Coworking is normally $25, so $10 Thursdays are a great way to enjoy the perks of working in their space for less than you would spend at a coffee shop. Sit-to-stand desks, comfortable task chairs, dedicated fiber internet, and free coffee, tea, and snacks. They also offer regular mixers for their members and a series of workshops.

502 W. 30th

Waterstone Salon

Kevin Murphy shampoo and conditioner gifts sets come with a FREE full-size product. Antioxidants from Rose Hip, Immortelle, Orchid Flower and Kakadu Plum from the Australian Rainforest help counteract harmful effects of harsh climate and pollutants. These products are naturally sulphate/paraben/cruelty free, and now using OWP (ocean waste plastic), avoiding any ingredients that would harm animals or the environment.

3016 Guadalupe Ste. B-100 (across from Wheatsville Co-op)

North Loop from Chesterfield to Possum Park
More than 44 locally owned businesses

Flourish

Flourish is a mixed space retail shop specializing in house plants and plant design. They offer a large selection of well-crafted and well-designed pots & planters, as well as handmade ceramics, candles, smudge sticks and incense. Their mission is to create a beautiful space with calming energy that you can translate into your own space.These little air plants make great stocking stuffers… just keep them away from the reindeer!

215 W. North Loop

The Commune

The Commune is a co-working space in north central Austin for artists, creatives, and anyone who thrives in a beautiful, community-based environment. Shop some of their favorite local makers and businesses at their first-annual Holiday Makers Market on Saturday, December 14, 10am-3pm. This fun, neighborhood holiday market will help you to check off the rest of that Christmas list — and you’ll enjoy some complimentary sips and bites while you’re at it.

101 E. North Loop

Workhorse Bar

They have a jukebox, a wide variety of local drafts, and you can get grass-fed burgers from Central Texas ranchers here, as well as house-made veggie burgers, grilled Portabella sandwiches, and sweet potato fries. Get over there with your company and give them a taste of Austin on North Loop!

100 E. North Loop

Zucchini Kill

Punk rock, woman-owned, DIY vegan bakery with gluten-free and soy-free goodies and compostable packaging. You know you want to try these “Gingerdead” cupcakes with maple buttercream and molasses caramel drizzle… switch it up on Santa and you won’t be disappointed!

701 E. 53rd. Ste. C

South First St. from the river to Oltorf
More than 107 locally owned businesses

Buying local art is one of the best ways to support your local creative community, and definitely the way to find amazing unique gifts! With work from over 80 Austin artists, you’re sure to find the perfect treasure. They have a wide selection of gifts under $35 and plenty of Austin-themed gifts too.

1711 S. First

Passport Vintage

Passport Vintage focuses on 60s – 90s styles and they aren’t afraid to modify pieces to fit modern needs. This is your place for vintage graphic tees and caps, perfectly worn vintage jeans, and rare relics of pop culture you didn’t even know you remembered. They do online sales too– in fact, they started selling online before they became a brick-and-mortar.

2217 South First Ste. A

 

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Of” 2019 Readers Poll in two categories, Best Birthday Cakes and Best Desserts! December Specials: Dark & Stormy gingerbread cupcake with dark rum buttercream (regular & vegan), sweet potato cheesecake, white chocolate mocha/banana toffee cheesecake, eggnog, mulled wine, and cherry crumble pie. Tis’ the season, friends! They also have a location on Manor Road, in our newest IBIZ District.

1905 S 1st St Suite A

The Glass Coffin

Having trouble finding a gift for the VERY traditional friend? Bring back the old-world Krampus tradition with The Glass Coffin. They have all your Krampus needs covered: Krampus scarves, tree toppers, ornaments, sticker books, playing cards, candy canes, and even air fresheners (wonder what THEY smell like?!) If you don’t know about Krampus, it’s time you find out.

1006 South First

Manor Road (Our newest IBIZ District, officially launching in 2020!)
More than 40 locally owned businesses

Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Of” 2019 Readers Poll for Best Ice Cream… and now with a Manor Road location! Each winter Amy’s treats us to a Holiday Gift Collection inspired by the most popular ice cream flavors: Mexican Vanilla Marshmallows, Callebaut Hot Cocoa, Belgian Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Hot Fudge, and Pecan Praline toppings. Their Big Kid S’mores Kits make great stocking stuffers or White Elephant gifts (in store or online at shop.amysicecreams.com.) Take 10% Off of your online order with coupon code “jingle10” at checkout.
2002 Manor, Ste. A

Hoover’s Cooking

For 20 years, Hoover’s Cooking has been a force in Austin’s community. A native East Austinite and a fifth-generation Texan, Hoover Alexander has always associated food with bringing people together, and the delicious and distinct flavors on his menu strive to bring together the melting pot of cultures and people who make up this great state. Whether you’ve got a crowd to feed or just a few friends, Hoover’s offers plates to go and full-service catering.

2002 Manor

 

Vortex Theatre

Surprise your loved ones with a unique gift for the holidays – tickets to The Muttcracker (SWEET!) A VORTEX annual tradition, this year’s performance of The Muttcracker features five rescue circus dogs, live music, world-class juggling, circus acts by La Famiglia Gentile, and a talking macaw. This hour long, family-friendly show runs through January 6th with early 4:30 and 6:30pm showtimes. Babies, toddlers, and the young at heart are all welcome!

2307 Manor

Yuyo

Yuyo (part of the El Chile Group) celebrates the diversity of Peruvian cuisine with a one-of-a kind cebiche bar, Peruvian casual street food like Anticuchos (grilled skewers including beef heart and fresh Gulf shrimp), indigenous vegetables such as Choclo (Andean corn), and contemporary takes on Peruvian staples, like Lomo Saltado (tenderloin stir-fry) and Pollo a la Brasa (charcoal chicken). You’ll love their paired wine list, local beers, and classic hand-shaken cocktails crafted with Peruvian pisco, a liquor distilled from grapes.

1900 Manor

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