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 you’ve also 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 your community.
Did you know that 2 cents from each 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. Read More Here
Saturday November 24, 2018 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.
LOCAL BOUTIQUES & SHOPS
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 businesses. You will find unique products and friendly locals ready to help you find the perfect gift. Or pick up some gift cards! They make the perfect stocking stuffer, exchange gift or something special for the ‘hard to buy for’ friend.
Bent Oak Winery
2000 Windy Terrace, Austin, TX 78726
Give the wine lover in your life a bottle of locally produced Texas wine crafted by Bent Oak Winery, right here in Cedar Park. Bent Oak also has a huge selection of wine related gifts and decor.
Grit & Grace Boutique
1420 Cypress Creek Rd, Ste 600, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Located next to Randall’s, this new boutique is a great addition to 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.
Hill Country Water Gardens
1407 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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. 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. Hill Country Water Gardens also has a beautiful selection of gifts for the gardener in your life.
100 E Whitestone Blvd Ste 130, Cedar Park, TX
Hobby Town is a locally owned franchise location for all of your hobby needs. Whether it’s drones, models, toys, games, FPV racing kits and accessories or pretty much anything you can think of, you can get it at Hobby Town.
Natural Pawz Pet Store
1841 S Lakeline Blvd #103, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Natural Pawz is a local pet store featuring natural, holistic food and pet supplies. Find something special for your furry family members and treat them to some healthy food.
Not Just Mail
1851 S Lakeline, #104, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Recently moved next to Sprouts at Lakeline/Cpress Creek Rd. Just as the name says, there is more to this cute little store than stamps. 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.
Over the Top Quilting Studio
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd – Suite 111 Cedar Park, TX 78613
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.
Ruby Keys Boutique
700 E Whitestone Blvd. Suite 105 Cedar Park, Texas
If you are looking for unique and stylish gifts for the fashionista in your life, you need to run to Ruby Keys Boutique to snag the latest style trends. Conveniently located in the Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill shopping center so you can make a fun outing of it by shopping and then eating a delicious lunch at one of Cedar Park’s best locally owned restaurants.
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.
Sweet Shack Candy Shop
200 S Bell Blvd., Suite F-2, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Fill a gift basket full of bulk candies, vintage inspired treats and specialty sodas in this sweet store. It’s also the perfect place to stop in for an after school treat for a job well done. Kids love Sweet Shack!
Blush This Salon
715 Discovery Blvd, Ste 204
Treat yourself to a holiday makeover or give a gift to a special person in your life. Blush This Salon also has fun gift items, accessories and personal care products that would make great stocking stuffers. And I will let you in on my secret – Charlotte is my stylist and does amazing work!
Black Sugar Caffe
1310 Cypress Creek Road Suite #100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Stop by Black Sugar Caffe if you need a break from all your shopping. They also serve beer, wine and appetizers. It’s a great place to stop and check your list. Or pick up a gift card for a coworker or client.
Board & Brush Creative Studio
2011 Little Elm Trail, Unit #107
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. It’s lots of fun!
115 S Lakeline Blvd #100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Start out your day of shopping at Morning Sunshine with a breakfast treat including the all-time favorites of hand made yeast & cake donuts, breakfast tacos, kolaches and the first and only Yogurt and Oatmeal Bar with any toppings of your choice. Pick up some locally roasted coffee for our self and by the pound for a nice gift.
Also, for more Cedar Park Coffee culture, visit Cypress Creek Coffee Company.
1401 Medical Parkway
You’d never expect to find a great place to shop in a hospital. This is not your average hospital gift shop though. Stop by Shop 1431 anytime to find unique gift items, local artisan crafts, candles and so much more.
1625 N. Bell Blvd. Ste. B, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Sew Crazy has everything you need for the quilter, seamstress or crafter in your life. They also sell beautiful handmade items in the store.
Titan Moon Comics
1540 Cypress Creek Road #108, Cedar Park, TX 78613
If you have a comic book fan or gamer in your life, they will love anything you buy at Titan Moon Comics. You can also check out Tenth Planet Games and Comics at 200 S Bell Blvd, Suite F-1 in Cedar Park.
Woodhouse Day Spa
1300 E Whitestone Blvd #100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Locally owned spa franchise this the perfect place to give the gift of relaxation. For the hard to buy for person who has it all, buy a gift card for spa services at Woodhouse Day Spa, it will be the best gift you can give.
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.
1291 E Woodview Dr, Leander, TX 78641
Do you have a collector in the family? Leander Marketplace is a great place to scout out a unique find. They also have more than just antiques such as The Teal Trailer featuring one-of-a-kind vintage painted furniture, home decor and gift items and Barn Dance Living with vintage and new home decor items in a rustic modern style.
If you are a local artisan, craftsperson or consultant and would like your name and products added to this list, please Contact Us.
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. Facebook
LiBay Decor – Handmade and original custom wood furniture and home decor. Facebook Page
Memelin Designs – Handmade polymer clay jewelry designs. Etsy Store
J&K Outdoors Rustic Decor & Accessories – Rustic Texas barnwood designs. Etsy Store
Handcrafted Peace – Pet bakery featuring handcrafted dog treats and various iced pupcakes. Website
Soaps4Us – Handmade soaps, bath and skincare products. Etsy Store
Gracie’s Garden – Local organic herbal bath and body products. Also featured at Monument Market in Georgetown. Etsy Store
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.
Mary Kay – Robyn L. Cox, Independent Beauty Consultant. 512-826-7123 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Jamberry – A fun line of nail wraps, professional nail lacquers and gel enamels. Local Consultant Lisa Hill. Website
Origami Owl – Create your own custom jewelry lockets, charms and watches. Local Consultant Vicky Seward. Website
Pampered Chef – I have Pampered Chef tools that I bought over 10 years ago and still use today! Local Consultant Tricia Gregory. Website
Rodan and Fields ( Cedar Park) – Jessica Pavlock. email@example.com 214-727-6968
Scentsy -Scented, wickless candles heated in decorative ceramic warmers that provide a better alternative to burning wicked candles. Local Consultant Jennie Edge. Website
Thirty-One – Julia Warren, Consultant. Visit Julia’s Website for all your Thirty-One needs. We can never get enough of these practical and stylish totes for all occasions and all needs.
Ramona Ramjit-Munoz – Pn1 Certified Nutrition Coach, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Online one-on-one VIP coaching business, where Ramona coaches and mentors her clients on how to fit fitness & nutrition into their unique lifestyle. After all, we all have different types of body, metabolism, lifestyle and most importantly taste buds. 🙂 No cookie cutter program! No restrictions! No dropping calories! No killing yourself in the gym! Only a lasting lifestyle shift! Isagenix products too.