SAN ANTONIO – Concha coin purses, new Spurs merch, locally sourced meal kits and embroidered koozies are surely making San Antonio residents’ Christmas wish list this year.
With Small Business Saturday coming up, we took a look at what all of the city’s incredibly talented crafters, artists and business owners are selling right now.
The search did not disappoint, as businesses are selling items unique to San Antonio right now, from apparel to art to Christmas decorations.
Take a look below at gift items you can buy locally in San Antonio for the holidays.
Concha coin purse
SA Flavor has all types of sweet gifts for loved ones — and yourself.
“Looking for a sweet way to hold your change? This super soft concha coin purse is ideal for all pan dulce lovers!” he said.
The coin purse retails for $10 and is available in pink and chocolate. It is made of plush fabric and is 4-inches in diameter.
Heath said his other two favorite items are the Fiesta Colors SA Hat, a snapback with an interlocking “SA” in the front, and “American Tacos: A History and Guide,” a book written by Texas Monthly’s taco editor José Ralat.
The hat retails for $35, while the book goes for $26.95.
Heath said the book includes an autographed bookplate by Ralat and a special “Tacos on My Mind” print by BarbacoApparel.
“This gift is perfect for the taco enthusiast,” he said.
Ornaments from Feliz Modern
Let’s taco-bout how adorable these ornaments are.
The San Antonio store is selling a variety of small ornaments in the shapes of tacos, avocados, pinatas, palms, stars and more. They come in a variety of colors like blue, pink, yellow and green and range in size.
Ornaments range in price from $9 to $25.
Happy tree decorating!
Locally sourced artwork from The Alley on Bitters
Have you ever heard of The Alley on Bitters? There’s plenty to shop for from local artisans including toys, antiques, clothes and jewelry.
You can support San Antonio, have breakfast and shop for gifts all in one place.
Outdoor decor and accessories from Chica Verde
Chica Verde promotes itself as an outdoor decor shop but there’s much more to find in their shop. From plant-based knick-knacks to linen sprays there’s a wide array of uncommon goods to get for that special someone.
Handmade items from the Mad Crafter Gift Shop
A smattering of handmade items are available from the Mad Crafter Gift Shop including baby items, kitchen accessories, greeting cards and presents for your pets.
Wood from the Green Wood Milling Company
This is one of those gifts your loved one would never think of receiving - a slab of wood from your neighborhood.
Green Wood Milling Company sells wood reclaimed from fallen trees out of the San Antonio area that can be used for anything from a piece of art to a quarantine project.
Boots from Lucchese
These boots aren’t exactly in everyone’s budget but if you feel like splurging on some fine handmade leather boots made right here in Texas then Lucchese has you covered.
The company also offers accessories that range from socks to satchels.
Jon Hart personalized gifts
Jon Hart is the go-to shop for monogrammed and personalized gifts and the company is based in San Antonio.
Handcrafted coated canvas and leather bags can be monogrammed for that special someone and you’ll also be supporting local business.
Embroidered koozies from Bird and Pear
Next year, San Antonio will have to celebrate Fiesta twice as much since the 2020 celebration was canceled due to COVID-19.
Bird and Pear at La Villita is selling embroidered dress can koozies for $15 — perfect for winter sipping and Fiesta partying.
Matching serape jacket and mask from Karolina’s Antiques
Here’s how to look cool without feeling cold. The North Side antique shop is selling serape masks, sweaters, hoodies and even aprons.
The shop said on social media that there’s a limited amount available, and to keep up with the shop on Instagram stories to view availability.
New Spurs gear
The Spurs’ launch of the 2020-21 Fiesta-themed City Edition jerseys includes lifestyle apparel that will be perfect for fans who love the old school look.
The team collaborated with Ebbets Field Flannels for caps, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and flannel jerseys, which are sold exclusively at the Spurs Fan Shop at The Shops at La Cantera.
Embellishments include a vintage coyote design and, of course, Fiesta colors.
Giftboxes from the Pearl Farmer’s Market
There’s nothing like the gift of great food, right?
The Farmers Market is offering a variety of boxes filled with treats and gifts from locally sourced producers and farms. And because of the pandemic, the boxes are available from Nov. 27-Dec. 15. They are also available on Dec. 18 for shipping.
- Pearl Preserves Box, $45: Pearl cranberry orange compote, Pearl pepper jelly, Pearl tomato chutney.
- Tamales Box, $34: Pick 2 of the following La Hacienda Tamales: Veggie and cheese (4 count, jumbo), jalapeño and cheese (4 count, jumbo), vegan (4 count, jumbo) and charro bean (6 count).
- Local Charcuterie Box, $95: CKC farm baby caprino goat cheese, River Whey Creamery indigo ridge cheese, Al’s gourmet nuts, Ms. Chocolatier chocolate truffles or chocolate salami, Aurelia’s Spanish cured chorizo, Sandy Oaks olive jelly, handcrafted Swift River pecan wood cutting board.
- Sugar Plum Fairy Box, $75: Four iced Christmas cookies, five chocolate truffles, one peppermint chocolate, 10 chocolate dipper shortbreads, one peanut brittle, six caramels.