Are you looking for last-minute gifts for a special ‘her’ in your life?
Holiday shopping may seem a bit different this year with the pandemic still in our midst, but there is a positive side to not being a part of the crowds at the mall and big chain stores. You love and support Austin, right? You can get your last-minute shopping done—with a focus on the gift of ‘self-care’ that carries your loved one into the New Year, all in one easy swipe.
Five Small/Indie Austin Businesses for Gift Shopping
Sage Blossom Massage
One of the best gifts that we can give others, and ourselves, as we usher out 2020, is a gift that promises an experience of renewal and relaxation.
How can you give the gift of calming self-care? Buy a gift card and help your special someone find stress relief through a custom massage, couple’s massage, prenatal massage, massage plus cupping, massage plus relaxation wrap, infrared sauna therapy, or a spa package at either of our Austin locations.
We cannot say this enough—Sage Blossom is here to help you live a life with less stress, worry, and pain. We strive to be a part of the process to live a better, healthier, and more balanced life.
Help your loved one get her zen on! Usher in calm and joy through Articulture’s beautiful range of ‘green’ products and workshops.
“The award-winning Articulture boutique and gardens features hundreds of Articulture original creations of plant art, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and more, as well as featuring a curated selection of innovative designers in garden decor, home decor, kitchenware, and all-around cool stuff. We host a robust calendar of workshops, events, and lectures as well.” – Articulture Designs
Purchase a physical gift certificate (Articulture Designs proudly claims, “The prettiest one ever!”) which can be redeemed in the Austin boutique, or a digital gift card that can be used for online shopping.
Tea – refreshing, soothing, relaxing self-care!
“One of our core beliefs at The Steeping Room (both the online store and the Austin, TX restaurant and tea shop) is that we want to be able to offer something for everyone. For the tea merchant part of our business, that means that we offer a very wide variety of types and origins of teas. We offer artisanal teas, daily drinker teas, blended teas, flavored teas, and herbal teas. We are fully committed to the idea that Tea is for Everyone. It doesn’t matter what you like to drink or how you like to drink it – you should just do your own true tea self.” – The Steeping Room
The Steeping Room is both a store and a restaurant serving and offering a selection of teas from around the world, including organic. Products also include a monthly tea club, events, and classes.
Gift cards are available for both the Austin location and online purchases.
Natural self-care – we love it – as natural as possible!
“SoAP is made by South Austin People at our independent (Support indie business!) factory in Austin. We work hard to make the best quality soap available to everyone! Please support American factory workers selling directly to the public.” – South Austin People
Scrubs, soaps, shampoos, laundry soap, and more, are available online and in-person at the Austin Gift Company (Austin and Texas-themed gifts). Gift certificates are available for your loved one. She’ll enjoy selecting her choice of scent and product online.
Watch South Austin People’s online store for holiday specials, up to 20% off the purchase price.
Unique, local, and indie – go shopping Austin!
“Owned by true locals, it’s important that we present our customers with a handpicked selection of unique goods. Shop indie and designer apparel, trendy accessories, statement jewelry and collections of handmade apparel in the same space as upscale cosmetics, luxury apothecary brands, and an assortment of playful novelty and gift items. We are proud to offer an array of items made in the USA and we support many locally made goods.” – Blue Elephant
Online and brick and mortar store shopping available, as well as gift cards (limited to in-store shopping).
Are you Texas proud? Check out Blue Elephant’s all-things Texas, from t-shirts to gift items!
Self-care includes reading for many of us. Even the smell of books in a bookstore or library reminds people of all good things. (What an amazing connection – our olfactory system, i.e., sense of smell and our brains!)
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Sir Richard Steele
“BookPeople has been the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 20 years.” – Book People
Books, gifts, including beautiful planners (for her fresh new start in 2021!), and gift cards for coffee are available in-store and online. Enjoy contact-less pick up from the in-store coffee shop when you call or order online.
Austin Proud and Mind/Body Care Focused
Go Austin, we love you!
Helping you achieve a pain-free and stress-less mind and body…we care about you!
We want your special ‘her’ to have an abounding health-filled Christmas and a relaxing new year (eased away from 2020!). We want to be a part of making that happen.
We have good news for you and your shopping endeavor, Sage Blossom is having a Holiday Sale! We are offering 10% off all gift card purchases from now until January 1st. Order ‘her’ a gift card today. No waiting. No lines. Give her the gift of holistic relaxation and a pampering experience.