‘Tis the season to be… Oh, who are we kidding! Does everyone actually get their Christmas shopping done before the week of? We get it. You’re busy with family, work, and preparing for the new year that is fast approaching. Good news…We’ve got you covered with top-rated local shops and boutiques in the [787] ‘02 and [787] ‘04 to get your last minute shopping accomplished! Whether you’ll be walking, biking or Uber-ing it up to any of these hot spots, you’ll be delighted to be able to gift your loved ones with presents that are local and may even walk out with a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself.

Diana’s Flower Shop, 2614 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702,  (512) 477-6133

Fresh flowers have never been a bad idea to make your special people smile. Stop by Diana’s Flower Shop for fresh floral arrangements for any occasion, gift baskets and even silk and dried flowers. They deliver too!

Fine Southern Gentlemen 507 Calles St #109, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 666-9050

What cooler place to snag a quick Austinite souvenir for your people out of city/state to always remember our great city by? These guys do custom printed tees, but if you’re just wanting something simple off the rack, they’ve got all that too.

Laced With Romance Vintage 2404 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 567-9693

Who said Christmas gifts had to always be brand new? Vintage is classic. Vintage is nostalgic. What better way to show her you know her than to dress her up in a “new” ensemble that you won’t find anywhere else (nearby at least)? Shop truly curated (women’s) vintage clothing, artisan jewelry, and other small knick-knacks.

Succulent Native 906 E 5th St #105, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 537-5818

You don’t even have to wrap this up and make it look super festive…It is a truly Texan-rustic-ish and thrives off of very little water. Choose from small single succulent gifts, to elaborate terrarium style arrangements. Be right back — We’ll be splurging here!

Cycle East 1619 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 585-6398

Need to gift someone with bike repair credits? Gift cards to shop for new and even custom bikes? This is the place to be. If you can’t bike here for your repairs, no worries…It’s in the neighborhood!

Enlightened Baby South 515 S Congress Ave #103, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 766-2852

Parents of all genres, unite! As long as you’re into all natural baby-care, feeding products, cloth diapers and lots more au natural baby things, this is THE place to go crazy in. If you’re not sure what to gift your parent-friends/family…A gift card would never hurt!

Allens Boots  1522 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 447-1413

Alright, alright…We had to include at least one Texan-ish boot shop. You just don’t know how special a luxurious pair of real leather boots are to someone who isn’t from Texas or even Austin for that matter!

YETI Flagship 220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 640-7249

It’s the YETI Flagship store! Come here for any and everything YETI sporting goods. Do we really need to say more?

Far Out Home Furnishings 1500 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 445-3213

Wow! Funky, fresh, and even upcycled. This place has everything from home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. They receive new inventory almost every single day. They do trades! Forget typical retail, this is  a REAL local gem that prides themselves in providing that awesome laid-back Austin vibe that you’re looking for. They also offer super-cheap delivery if your order calls for it!

WhichCraft Beer Store 2110 S Lamar Blvd F, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 600-1088

Buy. Beer. To. Go. Here. Craft beers, local beers, imports. Even if the beer is just for a night in to celebrate the holiday, take a stressful load off…WhichCraft Beer Store will certainly have something that will satisfy your tastebuds.

From all of us at Local Life Realty, we wish you a very merry and happy holiday season with your loved ones. We are big proponents of togetherness and authenticity. What can you look forward to in the year 2018 from US? We dedicate our time to providing you with a real local look at the latest and greatest in the 78702 and 78704 neighborhoods. Enjoy your holiday and don’t forget to drop us your email to receive updates as soon as we post them up!