Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s officially the holidays and gift giving is in FULL swing! Usually busy moms are the ones tasked with the holiday gift shopping and it is certainly no easy feat and can sometimes be stressful. In an effort to take a little bit of that stress off of your plate and to encourage you to shop small and support the families in our community, Austin Moms Blog has put together an amazing holiday gift guide that you do not want to miss! It is our hope that this post will encourage you to turn to local Austin stores {some national} for all of your holiday gifts and shopping needs.

Aren’t the kiddos so much fun to shop for this time of year? We’ve got some unique ideas for the littles!

Whether it’s your mom your shopping for, a mama friend, or you just want to send this list to the hubs, we’ve got you covered! 

We know the men in our lives can sometimes be a struggle to shop for so we’ve made it easy with some of these GREAT ideas!

Know someone who enjoys the gift of pampered? Or maybe you’re just wanting to BE pampered? Check out these beauty options! 

Dry Society Styling Lounge

Whether you’re headed to a special affair or simply need a pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered. From up-dos and signature blowouts to full-face makeup applications and temporary eyelash extensions, we offer luxe styles at affordable prices. Our talented team of stylists will enhance your natural beauty with a long-lasting look guaranteed to turn heads.

Luxe Laser and Wellness Spa

Luxe Laser and Wellness Spa offers the best in class lasers for body contouring, hair removal, tattoo removal, fine lines & wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation, spider vein removal and more! Ask Santa for your body back with their Body Sculpting Laser, SculpSure, and enjoy these great discounts: 25% off one area, 30% off two areas, 50% off three areas or more. Learn more here: http://luxelaserbodycontouring.com

beGlammed

beGlammed is the leading on-demand beauty service that delivers professional hairstylists and makeup artists straight to your door. Tap the app to book a personal beauty team and get pampered on-demand in the comfort of your home, office, hotel, or any other location. The go-to mobile hair and makeup provider for everyone from working professionals, students, and busy mothers to brides, jetsetters, and celebrities.

Ruiz Salon

On the home front, Ruiz is known for its impeccable service, strong community involvement and cutting edge professional training.  With over 13 years in business, Ruiz recruits only the best talent, most compassionate staff and team members who genuinely care about guests….all culminating into a unique, personal, unrivaled salon experience.

Dolce Blu

Austin’s premiere Eyelash Studio and Boutique! Offering a wide range of services, we specialize in custom eyelash extensions by highly-trained, local stylists that many Austinites consider to be the best in the city! At Dolce Blu, clients come first, needs and desires are always met, and the end result is entirely fabulous, every time.

Skin Deep

We all want skin we are proud of and feel comfortable in, right? At Skin Deep, we believe beauty lies beyond the skin’s surface. We practice holistic treatments – nothing aggressive and no acid peels. The products you put on your skin affect your overall health, and what you put in your body affects your skin. We believe the path to long-lasting beautiful skin is by embracing this philosophy and only putting good stuff in and on your body.

Tenoverten

Tenoverten is a non-toxic nail care salon on South Congress, that also produces and sells high quality non-toxic nail care products and of course, nail polish! A new bottle of polish and a mani/pedi would brighten any woman’s day, but especially makes a great gift for your girlfriends or maybe even the kids’ teachers or your holiday party hostess!

18 I 8 Fine Men's Salon

18 / 8 Fine Men’s Salons offers a wide range of styling services just for men including haircuts & shaves. Treat your man, co-worker, brother, Dad, etc. to a new hair cut, shave or style for the season!

SUAVS

SUAVS is a casual footwear brand proudly based in and designing out of Austin, Texas. All the materials are carefully handpicked to make sure they are the softest and safest for your feet, while the design is kept clean and minimal. We think every Austin Dad would love a pair!

Tequila512

A premium quality tequila without the gimmicks, Tequila 512 is the product of a lot of blood, sweat and tears from Austinite, and Dad of four (!) children, Scott Willis. His mission is to capture the soul of Austin in the tequila, making it a perfect treat for any man on your shopping list.

TOMS Shoes

We give in over 70 countries. We’ve given over 60 million pairs of shoes to children in need, teaching us 60 million lessons. Since 2006, people like you have helped us achieve this amazing number – and it’s leading to bigger and better things, like giving different types of shoes based on terrain and season, or creating local jobs by producing shoes in countries where we give.

Weathered Coalition

At Weathered Coalition, the mission is simple: to equip men wanting to experience a more authentic life. They offer a great selection of high quality men’s apparel and accessories, or in other words, great gift options for your guy.

Service Menswear

Several details set Service apart as a menswear retailer. In an effort to let customers know exactly what they are getting and how it will fit, the shop pre-washes many of the washable items. The process reveals the fabric’s actual hand, pre-shrinks the garment, and presents purchases ready to wear.

Texas Backyard Structures

We carry only the highest-quality in playsets! Backyard Adventures makes cedar play sets that are modular and can be customized to literally hundreds of combinations, making just the right play set for every backyard. Swing Kingdom’s swing sets are engineered from a safety first perspective. Our slip resistant, vinyl-clad construction materials are always splinter free, and no wood means no harsh, annual chemical treatments.

Star From Afar

Want an alternative to the Elf tradition? The Star From Afar is a playful hide-n-seek tradition that creates the journey of the 3 Wise Men through your child’s home.  Reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas this year and follow the Star!

Hanna Andersson

For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing. And our absolute favorite Hanna products?  Their pajamas!  If you’re on the hunt for matching family pajamas this holiday season, then be sure and check out Hanna Andersson at Barton Creek Mall and the Domain Northside or shop online.  You’ll fall in love with their sweet stripes and fun prints too!

Give10Back.com

At Give10Back we believe that everyone loves a great deal. We also believe that people want to help make the world a better place. Give10Back makes it easy to do both. Find your favorite brand name products at deeply discounted prices (up to 75% off) on Give10Back and we’ll automatically donate 10% of your purchase price to your favorite school, church or charitable organization. There’s no cost to you!

Honeycomb Baby Goods

Honeycomb Baby Goods offers the MOST adorable baby teething accessories that are designed and produced locally by an Austin Mom-of-3! The brand gives the modern mama and babe relief from the woes of teething by providing stylish and unique teething accessories – including jewelry, key rings, paci clips, and more. All beads are made with 100% food grade silicone – free from yucky chemicals – and are a perfect gift for all the babies or babies-to-be this season!

Springfree Trampoline

Springfree Trampoline, the world’s first and only Smart Trampoline, brings innovation, safety and quality to your backyard. This new way to play encourages kids to go outside and be active while still embracing technology. Visit the Austin Springfree store in the Domain and experience the Springfree difference.

YipYap

YipYap is another locally owned business, run by a creative Austin Mom and Dad, who invented a smartphone designed JUST for kids! The device is called the Pipsqueak, and it connects via Bluetooth or Wifi to the parent’s phone, allowing kids to connect to the internet for games, videos, phone calls, etc. that are all supervised and secure. No extra data line or service is needed. This is such a brilliant gift for all of our tech-loving kiddos!

Waterloo Style

Waterloo Style, a locally owned business by two Austin Mamas, creates beautiful, comfortable, and versatile pieces  of jewelry that make a statement. Waterloo Style is on an adventure to remind you of your beauty and the beauty in your life. Make sure your significant other knows you want these earrings for the upcoming holiday and NYE parties for sure!

Alma Boutique

Austin-based online boutique, Alma Boutique, works to help you feel and look your best. They have the cutest Fall & Winter collection for you to shop for your fashionista friends and family (or for yourself!). They carry soft and cute sweaters, vests, tops, scarfs, accessories and more! And they just released a Holiday collection of dresses for your upcoming parties! 

Lion Latch

The Lion Latch is a small keychain container, known as a jewelry tote, used to store rings or other small jewelry while you’re on the go and can’t wear it! This unique, USA made product was invented by a teacher/coach from the Texas Hill Country. Order this holiday season’s hot, affordable stocking stuffer for any of your Mom-friends!

Mad & Mac

Proudly made in Dallas, TX featuring thongs, hipsters, bikini’s, camisoles, shorts, bralettes and chemises! Mad Mac invites you to “feel the difference” when you wear our exclusive “Microbrushed” lace.  Lightly brushed on the inside, Mad Mac makes it feel like you are wearing nothing at all! 

 

See's Candies

Searching for a sweet holiday present or hostess gift for a friend? See’s Christmas Memories Box is a nostalgic keepsake filled with milk, dark and white chocolates, featuring brittles, truffles, caramels and more: the perfect gift for chocolate lovers. Be sure to visit their local Austin stores – See’s North Hills Town Center Shop and See’s Barton Creek Square Seasonal Shop.