10 Top Gift Shops in Austin
Looking to find souvenirs or gifts for family and friends? These boutiques around Austin have all the local art, apparel, accessories, and eats for thoughtfully curated, one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting local businesses.
Austin Gift Company
4211 S Lamar Blvd. Ste A-19
This one-stop shop for antiques, Texas-themed souvenirs, and locally made goods is the ultimate destination for gift buying. Austin Gift Company boasts over 150 booths, each brimming with a diverse range of offerings. From vintage treasures to contemporary handcrafted items, the unique merchandise provided by locals captures the essence of Austin’s rich cultural tapestry. Whether you’re seeking distinctive souvenirs or one-of-a-kind gifts, this eclectic marketplace ensures a delightful shopping experience.
5502 Burnet Rd.
There is something for everyone at Atown. This gift shop has become an Austin favorite for their thoughtful curated collection of distinctive treasures and large range of offerings. Shoppers can find everything from Austin-themed gifts and quirky novelties to locally crafted artwork, jewelry, and accessories—all under one roof. Showcasing an array of items made in the USA, and actively supporting the craftsmanship of the community – their space is a celebration of uniqueness, where you’ll find playful novelty items alongside carefully selected gifts.
Wild About Music
615 Congress Ave.
Wild About Music a treasured gift shop for music lovers, where every corner of this eclectic art and gift store has music-themed treasures, is a must visit for Austinites and out-of-towners alike. What began as a modest 200 sq. ft. booth in 1995 has crescendoed into a sprawling 5,000 sq. ft. all-music-themed art and gift gallery. Immerse yourself in the symphony of thousands of gift items, musical instruments, original artwork, and apparel—all harmoniously dedicated to the world of music. While visiting be sure to say hello to Louis the cat!
1704 S Congress Ave.
Discover the artistic haven that is Paper Work, previously known as Parts & Labour, just south of the downtown area in the vibrant and unique South Congress neighborhood. The gift and craft store proudly champions Texan creativity, showcasing the handcrafted endeavors of over 100 local artisans, including jewelers, screenprinters, designers, tailors, and more! While visiting, check out the art-filled gallery space at the back of the store and find distinctive budget-friendly treasures that can be framed in the shop or placed in traveling tubes to take art back home, making it a breeze to find the perfect, memorable gift.
1912 S Congress Ave.
Step into the funky world of Prima Dora, a unique retailer that goes beyond the ordinary with its eclectic array of gifts and Austin souvenirs. Uncover a treasure trove of unique bags, trinkets, and clothing that capture the essence of Austin’s individuality. Located in the heart of South Austin, Prima Dora pays homage to the days when the neighborhood thrived with artists, musicians, and free spirits. Here, the spirit of “Old Austin” is not just remembered but celebrated, as Prima Dora works alongside local artists, maintaining that authentic small-town vibe.
301 W 2nd St.
Austin Rocks is the place to be for all things Austin and music inspired apparel, accessories, gifts and art for men, women, and kids. Brought to you by the creators of Wild About Music, explore an exclusive collection featuring Austin City Limits merchandise, Willie Nelson, and other iconic Austin music tees and gifts. The ultimate trendy, music-infused shopping experience starts here!
Lucky Lizard Curios & Gifts
412 E 6th St.
Nestled in downtown Austin, Lucky Lizard Curios & Gifts began as a quaint mom-and-pop brick-and-mortar store and has blossomed into a premier destination for all things “Keep Austin Weird.” The eclectic offerings at Lucky Lizard Curios & Gifts extend beyond the ordinary, with many items crafted by local artisans and have a diverse range of unique toys, games, and t-shirts ranging from quirky to outright bizarre, making each visit an adventure into the wonderfully weird.
Austin Visitor Center
602 E 4th St.
Check out the Austin Visitor Center, where a treasure trove of Austin and Texas-inspired delights awaits. Peruse a collection that spans gifts, novelties, peculiar finds, apparel, books, children’s toys, and beyond. Their warm and knowledgeable staff are eager to impart wisdom about Austin’s rich history, vibrant culture, upcoming events, prime shopping spots, distinctive dining experiences, outdoor adventures, the city’s lively nightlife, and the pulsating heartbeat of its music scene. Discover the essence of Austin with a visit to the hub that goes beyond mere souvenirs, offering a gateway to the soul of this unique city.
Texas Capitol Gift Shop
1400 Congress Ave. Suite E1.006
Experience the charm of the Texas Capitol Gift Shop, brimming with Texan flair in the form of apparel, trinkets, quirky novelties, and tasteful home decor. From whimsical batwing-handled mugs to meticulously crafted reproductions of historical maps, the souvenirs here share a common theme: a vibrant celebration of everything Texan. Venture beyond the ordinary with items linked to the Capitol itself, such as Texas seal replicas, ornate doorknobs, and elegant bookends. Don’t miss the chance to explore this gem while immersing yourself in the grandeur of the State Capitol.
Bullock Museum Store
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Once you’ve delved into the fascinating tapestry of Texas history at the Bob Bullock Museum, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the boutique brimming with exclusive Texan treasures. Uncover an array of items celebrating the iconic bluebonnet, the resilient armadillo, the essence of Texas life, historical mementos, and a diverse collection of distinctive gifts influenced by the charm of the state’s capital city.