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Shop Small Cedar Park November 25, 2017

Shop Small Cedar Park

When you are racking your brain trying to think of the perfect gift for a family member, teacher, or friend but you dread the idea of scouring the mall and online shopping doesn’t feel special, think local. If you have grown tired of the same ole’ thing at major retailers, think LOCAL. Not only will you likely find something unique, but you will also be supporting a local small business owner and a member of our community.

Did you know that 2 cents from each shopping dollar goes directly back into our community? The sales tax rate on taxable items sold in Cedar Park is 8.25%. 6.25% goes to the State, but the remaining 2%, or 2 cents, of every dollar you spend stays in Cedar Park. One cent goes into the City’s General Fund, which is used to fund City services such as Police, Fire, Library and Parks and Recreation. All of these services make Cedar Park a great place to live.

Saturday November 25, 2023 is Small Business Saturday and the official national Shop Small day. There are many local small business owners who have a lot of unique merchandise to offer. Cedar Park has a few hidden gems stores you may have never noticed. Now is your chance to stop in and check out all of the wonderful gift items just in time for the Holidays.

In a sea of big box stores and big brand name retailers, it can be hard to spot the little guys. Take some time to peek inside these wonderful local small businesses. You will find unique products and friendly locals ready to help you find the perfect gift. Or pick up some gift cards from your favorite local restaurants, ice cream, coffee or tea shop! They make the perfect stocking stuffer, exchange gift or something special for the ‘hard to buy for’ friend.

For Foodies

The Brewtique
401 Cypress Creek Road, #100, Cedar Park, TX
If you are looking for unique Texas craft bottled and canned beer, The Brewtique is the place to go. This bottle shop has local, regional and national craft beer that you can grab and go. Or you can stay and enjoy over 160+ cold singles on site! With these many options it can take sometime to find the one you like, but luckily the owner is super friendly and helpful and will guide you. Put together a fun gift basket for the beer lover in your life. They are located next to The Dig Pub on Cypress Creek.

Flat Creek Estate Winery
24912 Singleton Bend E, Marble Falls, TX
Just a short scenic drive from Cedar Park, this winery’s new owners have been working hard to elevate the experience and re-introcuce this winery as one of the most scenic and relaxing Hill Country wineries around. And bonus, it’s close to home. Make reservations for their beautiful bistro with wood fired pizzas and delicious Hill Country fare. Experience Gifts are the best gift to give for that person who has everything. Give them a fun day out, a fantastic meal and a relaxing wine tasting experience.

For the Fashionable

Grit & Grace Boutique
10526 W. Parmer Lane Suite 506, Austin, TX
Relocated off Parmer, this adorable little boutique is a hidden gem in the area. Grit & Grace features unique gift items, home decor and clothing presented in a beautiful, relaxing environment. It’s the perfect place to find a one of a kind gift for a special someone. Pop in here often to see their ever changing selection beautiful merchandise.

Not Just Mail
1851 S Lakeline, #104, Cedar Park, TX
Just as the name says, there is more to this cute little store than stamps and mail. Not Just Mail features unique gifts items, many made by local Austin area artists. They even have an Etsy store where you can buy some of their fun merchandise.

Ruby Keys Boutique
700 E Whitestone Blvd. Suite 105 Cedar Park, TX
Ruby Keys Boutique is a little hidden gem in Cedar Park to buy unique clothing and accessories. Jazz up your wardrobe with a thoughtfully curated collection of items fresh from market. While you are there, have lunch at Blue Corn Harvest and/or a frozen treat at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice. Pick up a gift card too!

Shop Lavish
901 N Vista Ridge Blvd STE 200, Cedar Park, TX
Shop Lavish Boutique is a cute and trendy shop where you can find fashionable women’s clothing, beautiful jewelry, and unique gifts.

Turquoise Peacock
660 S Bagdad Rd #330, Leander, TX
Welcoming and super cute boutique with a wide assortment of clothing, gifts & accessories! High quality, unique and stylish items hand curated by the local owner. They also ship, so share their online store with your out of town family and friends. Give them a budget and let them pick their favorite things. Huge selection of Christmas decor and clothing too!

For the Home

Hill Country Water Gardens
1407 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX
More than just a plant nursery, this oasis in Cedar Park offers a tranquil place to roam and enjoy the soothing sounds of fountains and running streams as you shop. Hill Country Water Gardens also has a beautiful selection of gifts for the gardener in your life. Their gift shop is full of unique garden inspired decor and all throughout the gardens you can find beautiful pottery, sculptures, fountains and art. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff are always ready to answer your questions and help you find the perfect plants for your home or even help you design an entire landscape that will be the envy of your neighbors and add value to your home.

Honey & Hay
2800 E Whitestone Blvd #105, Cedar Park, TX
Unique home decor and gifts to transform your house into a home with a thoughtful selection of found, unexpected and meaningful pieces that tell your story. Honey and Hay is a curated treasure trove of amazingly beautiful collections of home decor, jewelry, clothing and home furnishings will be your one stop shop for all things home.

Kendall Designs
10804 Ridgeway Street, Suite 102 Jonestown, TX
Boutique for home furnishings and decor as well as gifts, soaps, candles, jewelry and curated gift boxes.

Oddinary Objects
10804 Ridgeway St Suite 101, Jonestown, TX
Fun vintage and antique store where you can find something unique for anyone or yourself. Why buy new and boring, when you can find something nostalgic and unique. It’s also a great place to buy White Elephant gifts! Make your shopping outing even more fun with lunch or dinner at Lucky Rabbit in Jonestown where you will be treated to outstanding food, drinks and live music. Stay a while in their outdoor beer garden with fun & games.

Round Rock Antique Gallery
1601 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX
A variety of local dealers offering home decor, art, jewelry & clothing from fine antiques and collectibles to rare vintage finds to fun and quirky treasures to add some character to your home. Tons of vintage Christmas decorations and nostalgic finds to bring back old memories. Find that unique gift that brings back years gone by or adds a fun conversation piece to someone’s home. Something they will cherish forever. Why buy new? Vintage is more fun!

Summer Classics Home
9900 RM 620 Austin, TX
Beautiful products are presented in graceful arrangements that inspire returning customers and newcomers to create their own distinctive style with furnishings and decor tailored to our region. Interior designers are on staff to help bring your dream rooms to life. They have beautiful interior and outdoor living decor too.

The Teal Trailer
1309 Leander Dr #304, Leander, TX
The Teal Trailer features beautiful vintage painted furniture, home decor and gift items. Formerly located at Leander Marketplace, they now have their own store.

YES Imports
10416 N FM 620, Austin, TX
Upon arrival at our store, you will be transferred to a world where crafts and art are created, you will find a wide variety of items from pre-Hispanic Mexico to the present, in addition to finding handcrafts imported from other parts of the world. Fun place to shop and find unique gifts.

For Fun & Games

Board & Brush Creative Studio
2011 Little Elm Trail, Unit #107, Cedar Park, TX
If you are shopping for the person who has everything, this is a great option. At Board & Brush, you can make a personalized custom piece of art for them or you can give them a certificate to attend a class and make their own. If you aren’t feeling crafty, they will also make a custom piece for you to give as a gift. It’s lots of fun!

Collectors Crossroads
11066 Lakeline Mall Drive #9-L, Cedar Park, TX
Crossroads is a new kind of collectibles store specializing in seriously fun collectibles and memorabilia: sports memorabilia, music, comics, pop culture, trading cards, gaming, antiquities, and personal collectibles. Huge selection of autographed jerseys, helmets, balls, trading cards, and pop culture artwork. Personal collectibles include oriental rugs, furniture, artwork, and designer handbags and jewelry. Something for the casual collector, enthusiast, and investor.

Over the Top Quilting Studio
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd – Suite 111 Cedar Park, TX
Give the gift of a memory quilt or create your own. Classes, machine rentals, expert guidance and endless supplies are available at Over the Top Quilting Studio. Check their calendar for upcoming classes and give the gift of learning to someone special.

Titan Moon Comics
1540 Cypress Creek Road #108, Cedar Park, TX
If you have a comic book fan or gamer in your life, they will love anything you buy at Titan Moon Comics. Role play games are becoming increasingly popular and Titan Moon carries all the supplies you need. They also have a game room and host weekly gaming sessions for adults and kids.

A Little Pampering

Woodhouse Day Spa
1300 E Whitestone Blvd #100, Cedar Park, TX
Woodhouse Day Spa is a locally owned spa franchise that will take you away to another world. Give the gift of relaxation for that hard to buy for person who has it all. Combine a gift card with some of their luxurious bath and skin care products and a fluffy robe. Or treat yourself and a friend to a much needed break from the holiday madness.

Dream Dinners NW Austin
12129 Ranch Rd 620, Austin, TX
Gift someone the luxury of free time by having meals planned and done. Dream Dinners offers the option of picking up ready made meal kits or coming in to prep your own meals kits, which is very fun actually.

Ready to call it a day? Stop by Red Horn Coffee and Brew or Whitestone Brewery for local beer and live music.

Shop Local Cedar Park. Support small business owners in your community.LOCAL ARTISANS
You may have seen a few of these talented artisans at local craft fairs selling their works of art and crafty creations. All of these artists live in Cedar Park and surrounding communities. They are small business owners following their passions. When you are looking for a one of a kind, hand-made item, check out their websites and Etsy sites for the perfect gift.

Cozy Giraffe – Custom embroidery and sewing by Callie Nelsen. Give a one of a kind gift this year with unique blanket, pillow or room decor.

Deborah Reinhart Photography – Original photo prints.

Paper Etc Art – Original art work by local artist Laura Lincoln.

Hello Photography – Jen specialized in maternity and newborn photography as well as special occasions. Give the gift of a personalized photography session for a lifetime of memories.

J&K Outdoors Rustic Decor & Accessories – Rustic Texas barnwood designs.

LiBay Decor  – Handmade and original custom wood furniture and home decor.

LMT Creations – Acrylic Pour artwork and jewelry.

Soaps4Us – Handmade soaps, bath and skincare products.

1824 Tequila – premium quality tequila – 1824 CASTA ANTIGUA. Family owned and operated. Must be of legal drinking age to follow this page. Enjoy responsibly – cheers!

LOCAL CONSULTANTS
Many of us have attended a party at a friend’s house for home decor items, clothing, jewelry or cooking supplies. Sometimes we end up buying the obligatory item in support of our friend, because we know they are trying to succeed in a small business venture and we want to be part of their success. Some products we just can’t live without and we look forward to an invite. Well, you don’t have to wait for the next party to buy something. You can shop year round through these local consultants. Since they are local, you can probably arrange local pick up and even save some money on shipping.

Cabi – High quality women’s clothing and jewelry for those with more style than time. Local Stylist and Consultants Barb Strand’s Website.

Origami Owl – Create your own custom jewelry lockets, charms and watches. Find a local consultant on their Website.

Pampered Chef – I have Pampered Chef tools that I bought over 10 years ago and still use today! Find a local consultant on their Website.

Scentsy -Scented, wickless candles heated in decorative ceramic warmers that provide a better alternative to burning wicked candles. Find a local consultant on their Website.

EAT LOCAL

Gift cards to local restaurants are the perfect gift! Not only are you supporting a local business by purchasing the gift card, but you are also introducing what may be new regular customers to them going forward. There are many hidden gems in Cedar Park. Put together a date night gift basket of local treats and gift cards with a note that you will enjoy them together all year.

Austin Farmers Market at Lakeline Mall
The Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to pick up a unique gift and support local business owners. For the foodie in your life, you can create a basket of handcrafted food items such as olive oil from Texas Hill Country Olive, pasta from Gourmet Texas Pasta or delicious sauces and condiments from Moru Foods, Tom’s Tabooley, Stellar Gourmet Foods and many more. Throw in a few fresh ingredients and cheese from Pure Luck Dairy or Brazos Valley Cheese and you have a unique gift you can’t find anywhere else. There are other wonderful handmade items at the Farmers Market too like candles and soaps from Lavande Lavender Farm and pretty handmade pottery from Cottage Pottery. See a full list of Vendors at Lakeline HERE. It’s a relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning, so check it out. Check out this full list of Local Farmers Markets.

Blue Corn Harvest
700 E Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park
Blue Corn Harvest serves up tasty locally sourced ingredients with a Southwestern flair. The casual dining atmosphere or their tree-covered patio are the perfect place to kick back and relax on a nice evening. We love Blue Corn Harvest because it’s always fresh and made to order. They also have a large gluten-free menu. The Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday’s is Cedar Park’s best kept secret! Patio dining available.

Daichi Sushi & Grill
2051 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
This is one of my top choices for Sushi. Between Rock & Rolls and Daichi, we have “coffee table sushi” at least one a week.

Cielito Lindo
1540 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
There are many options for Mexican food in Cedar Park. You can find anything from a roadside stand to a large chain. But, if you are looking for a quiet, quaint, locally owned, sit down and relax kind of atmosphere, Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine is the perfect spot. And bonus, their food is excellent! One Yelp review said “If Soto is the Uchi of Cedar Park, Cielito Lindo is the Fonda San Miguel of Cedar Park – but better.” Now that’s a compliment!

The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Road Cedar Park, TX 78613
The Dig is a favorite spot with my friends after an evening of PickleBall. We have become sweaty middle age regulars. It’s nice to sit outside under the picnic tables with a cold draft and some delicious bar food. They have excellent pretzels and my favorite is fresh made chips with a blue cheese sauce.

Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 N Highway 183 – Austin
Foxhole Culinary Tavern is an unexpected gem in North Austin. This Gastropub with cool decor and great food is the perfect place to grab a drink and then have dinner. From the location, you wouldn’t expect such a warm and welcoming interior and amazing food. Definitely a must add to your list of date night spots close to home. Patio dining available.

Freda’s Seafood Grille
10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin
Upscale-casual dining room, bar & patio for Southern-leaning seafood & steaks. Nice atmosphere and delicious food. They also have one of the best seafood Sunday brunch buffets. Patio dining available.

KANE Sushi
406 W Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX
A new sushi spot in Cedar Park to add to your rounds. KANE has been the buzz around town lately as foodies have raved about the quality and freshness along with the beautiful dining atmosphere. Give your sushi loving person a gift card from each locally owned sushi restaurant to enjoy throughout the year!

Levant Cafe & Grill
1320 Cypress Creek Road #105, Cedar Park
If you are looking for a unique take out option, try Levant for exceptional, authentic Middle Eastern food made fresh. It travels well for take out too, so you can set up a nice table, transfer the food to pretty dishes and your date will be none the wiser.

Santa Catarina
500 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Santa Catarina is one of Cedar Park’s newest restaurants located next to the City Hall offices. The beautiful interior, huge patio and playground offer a nice space for the whole family to enjoy. The food is not your typical Tex-Mex fare. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients to create unique dishes with modern interior and coastal Mexican flavors. Patio dining available.

Scoop and Score
111 N Vista Ridge Blvd #202, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Scoop and Score is more than just a business that happens to be located in the Cedar Park area, instead, Scoop and Score is proud to be a locally owned Cedar Park family business and active members of our community. Featuring the famous Graeter’s Ice Cream from Ohio. One of only a few locations in the US. Also brewing locally roasted Cuvee Coffee.

Slab BBQ & Beer
905 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Slab BBQ is perfecting the art of barbecue. Their BBQ combines the flavors of the South into a comprehensive menu. They pride themselves on offering all kinds of regional barbecue flavors, from savory St. Louis pork ribs to tangy Texas barbecue sandwiches.

Soto Sushi
11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park
Soto is more of an anniversary or birthday kind of place. They have affordable lunch specials, but dinner can be on the pricey side. However, if you are looking for upscale dining, a romantic atmosphere and artistically presented sushi dishes, then Soto is the place for you. You’d never expect such amazing food from the unassuming exterior, but you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at these other less expensive, but also very good Sushi Restaurants in Cedar Park.

Sushi Moto
251 N Bell Blvd #105, Cedar Park, TX
For Central Texas, we sure do have a lot of fantastic locally owned sushi restaurants to choose from. Sushi Moto is another one you can’t miss. Give your sushi loving person a gift card from each locally owned sushi restaurant to enjoy throughout the year!

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