You’re making your list, you’re checking it twice, you’re shopping small businesses because you’re really nice… Shop Small Saturday is upon us and it’s time to limber up and hydrate because you’ll want to shop San Marcos till you drop! San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing, but don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself.


And as a small token of appreciation for shopping small this holiday season, Downtown San Marcos is giving away shopping totes for supporting small SMTX. So let’s start knocking names off your to-gift list so you can earn your bag! If you can't fit all of your holiday shopping on Shop Small Saturday (November 28) don't worry! Bargains and specials will be going on throughout the holiday season. 

Couple shopping in Downtown San Marcos

For Pretty Much Everyone On Your List

You never know what treasures you’ll find shopping at San Marcos’ boutiques and shops around town. Jewelry, vintage, unique knickknacks and everything in between, you’ll have a fun time finding just the right gift for the loved ones in your life, or for yourself!

Alfredo’s Jewelry

Barefoot San Marcos

Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities

Creeds & Crests

Daughter of the Wild Creations

Hays County Outfitters

KnDs Resale & More

Manor Market Refillery

Monkies Vintage

Paper Bear Heart Works Co


Shop 1893

Solid Gold

Trends & Traditions

Twice Blessed

Two P's & Calli's Boutique

Unknown Concept

Vagabond Vintage

Bright colored blown glass on wall

For The Art Aficionados

Sometimes a sweater (even a really, really cute one) isn’t going to cut it. Have no fear, we know a few spots that’ll have just the thing. Glass masterpieces, ceramics, jewelry, paintings and, well, really anything else you can think of and then some can be found at these retailers and markets.

Art Squared (November 28, December 12 & December 19)

San Marcos Art Center

San Mercado (November 28, December 12 & December 19)

Silo Gallery & Glass Studio

Wimberley Glassworks


 Family gaze at the rock formations in Wonder World Cave in San Marcos, Texas

For The Adventure Lovers

You can get really unique with this gift suggestion. Give a couple a San Marcos date night on you, or a whole family an outing to our awesome local attractions. And really, is there any better gift than the gift of a SMTXperience? We don’t think so!

Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club

Putt Pub

The Meadows Center

Wonder World Park


 Friends Toasting Beers

For The Craft Connoisseurs

We guarantee the craft beer connoisseur in your life will appreciate local brews to-go and some swag to show off their great taste, if we do say so ourselves… Oh, and you might want to get yourself some as well, for quality control purposes of course. And if beer isn't quite their thing, make your way to Patio Dolcetto for an amazing wine selection and the option to gift a private wine tasting! 


Middleton Brewing

Roughhouse Brewing

Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub & Grub


Man and woman eating at restaurant with meeting group behind them

For the Hard To Shop For

Still can’t think of anything? You can’t go wrong with a gift card to a favorite local restaurant! Bonus points if you give a gift card along with something for them to eat ASAP like a bag of popcorn from Over the Moon Popcorn.


Click here for a list of San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce members or here for Downtown eateries.
*San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce members are notated above in green


 We ask that you continue social distancing and wearing a mask while shopping and exploring San Marcos.