Below is a list of the top and leading Gift Shops in Austin. To help you find the best Gift Shops located near you in Austin, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Austin’s Best Gift Shops:
The top rated Gift Shops in Austin are:
- Ten Thousand Villages – is a global maker‑to‑market movement
- Atown – presents its customers with a handpicked selection of unique goods
- Wild About Music – is the world’s first and only art and gift gallery dedicated entirely to music
- Texas Capitol Gift Shop – offers a broad spectrum of Texas themed souvenirs and unique gift items
- Prima Dora – works to retain and celebrate that authentic small-town old Austin vibe
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. They are a global maker‑to‑market movement. They are a way for you to shop with the intention of ethically-sourced wares, and to share in the joy of connecting with makers around the world. Sharing their humanity. As a pioneer of fair trade, they do business differently, putting people and the planet first. That means you can trust that every handmade purchase you make from them directly impacts the life and community of its maker in a developing country.
Their Austin story began on South Congress as a Holiday Fair Trade pop-up in December of 2003. A nonprofit board was formed, and the store opened in February 2004 on South Congress next door to the iconic Continental Club. Their move in 2014 to Burnet Road offers a beautiful central location to grow as an Austin Fair Trade leader.
Gifts, Accessories, Kitchen, Home, Outdoor, Spa & Wellness
“Great staff, beautiful product and an amazing cause.” – Elizabeth A.
Atown opened its doors in the center of Austin, TX. Owned by true locals, it’s important that they present their customers with a handpicked selection of unique goods. Shopping Austin-themed gifts, novelty items, and t-shirts in the same space as local artwork, jewelry, and accessories, and an assortment of playful novelty and gift items. They are proud to offer an array of items made in the USA and they support many locally made goods.
Illuminidol, Face Masks, Jewelry, Gifts & Home, Apparel & Accessories, Art & Prints, Socks, Books & Games, Candles
“HUGE store filled with Austin/Texas/fun items to shop through. Great for gifts or personal use. Store was adequately prepared for social distancing & the cashier was refreshingly friendly when checking out – and I have no reason to add that if it wasn’t true. Will bring others when visiting Austin.” – Marie Y.
Wild About Music
Wild About Music is the world’s first and only art and gift gallery dedicated entirely to music. Visit them for thousands of gift items, original artwork, and apparel entirely dedicated to music. They are proud to be dealers for Luna & Dean guitars and ukuleles as well as unique and handmade music accessories. They are in their 25th year of operation bringing the spirit of music and its celebration in art and gifts to musicians and music lovers worldwide.
Fred Schmidt and Shelley Meyer began the legacy of Wild About Music in 1995 by joining forces with a small sole-proprietor hobby business located inside the old Bluebonnet Market. That original 200-SF booth was expanded it into their vision of a 5,000-SF all-music-themed art and gift gallery.
Art, Gifts, Instruments, Apparel
“Great selection of music themed items. Love this place, awesome stuff for music lovers or musicians! Lots of nice gifts!” – Rodolfo B.
Texas Capitol Gift Shop
Texas Capitol Gift Shop offers a broad spectrum of Texas themed souvenirs and unique gift items. The stores take books on Texas record and culture, maps, jewelry, items for the home, children’s toys, and apparel, bags, and accessories featuring state-inspired issues and the Texas state seal. The Capitol’s priceless ornament program, now in its 20th year, is a much-loved practice at holiday time. The Capitol Gift Shop aims to carry Texas-made items and feature artists from the Austin area.
Ornaments, Texas Jewelry, Home & Office, Apparel & Accessories, Books & Media, Kids, Art Of Texas, Gifts & Souvenirs
“It is a beautiful and imposing building and in the space that is the shop you can find everything from souvenirs that remind you of Texas.Great job!” – Dimitris M.
Prima Dora works to retain and celebrate that authentic small-town old Austin vibe while working with local artists and keeping things creative, fun, and sarcastic. Not so long ago, South Austin was famous for its artists, musicians, and eclectic personalities. At Prima Dora, those days are still alive. When you shop at Prima Dora, you’ll find an option of gifts and accessories as unique as Austin. They have items to equip all ages and interests.
Collections, Best Sellers, Local Artists, Made In Austin, Souvenirs
“This store is a gem! I’m betting that it is one of Austin’s most popular gift shops, possibly even the most popular by far! So much variety, it’s hard to decide what to buy! They have a little bit of everything, and then some. I’ve only been here twice. The first time I was with my best friend, and we were the only people in the store. I went back again to buy a gift, and it was really busy. The people who run the store are very nice. I highly recommend to anyone, locals or tourists, to please stop in and take a look around. I guarantee you will not leave until you buy something. It’s that amazing!” – Angela K.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.