You’re making your list, you’re checking it twice, you’re shopping small businesses because you’re really nice… The holidays are 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.

Young couple shopping downtown

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

Alpha Strike Games

Atypical Apothecary

Barefoot San Marcos

Creeds & Crests

Daughter of the Wild

Douglas Smith Artisan Soap Co

Galaxy Bicycles

Got Toys

Everyday Zen Gifts & Tea

Hays County Outfitters

Herbs & Oddities

KnDs Resale & More

Love Buzz

Old Soul Exchange


Shop 1893

Shop Brooklyn Jayne

Solidago - Wade Vetiver's Apothecary & Esoterica

Stonebound Treasures

Trends & Traditions

Truly Pure Refillery

Twice Blessed

Two P's & Calli's Boutique

Vagabond Vintage

Woman holding up her finds at Art Squared and the Farmers Market in Downtown San Marcos

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 11 & 25 and December 9)

San Marcos Art Center

Eye of the Dog Art Center

Silo Gallery & Glass Studio

Wimberley Glassworks



For the Music Lovers

Records, memorabilia, equipment, and more - get the perfect gift for the music lover in your life at one of San Marcos' record stores and music shops. 

Alchemy Records

JAMS Music

Sundance Record Lagoon

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

For The Adventure Lovers

You can get quite 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

Longhorn Racing Academy

Skydive Spaceland San Marcos

 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, Herbert's hot sauce, Black's BBQ Sauce, and more!