12 gifts you can buy locally in San Antonio this holiday season

Looking to spend some coin this Small Business Saturday?

Images courtesy Google Maps, SA Flavor, Spurs, Pearl and Feliz Modern
Images courtesy Google Maps, SA Flavor, Spurs, Pearl and Feliz Modern (Courtesy)

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.

Garrett Heath, the founder of SA Flavor, told KSAT that the concha coin purse is one of three of his favorite items right now.

“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.

The concha coin purse is for sale on SA Flavor at $10. It is available in pink or chocolate. (SA Flavor)

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.

“American Tacos: A History and Guide,” is a book written by Texas Monthly’s taco editor, José Ralat. It is for sale on SA Flavor for $26.95. (SA Flavor)
The "SA Fiesta Colors Snapback Hat" is for sale on SA Flavor's website at $35. "Everyone is going crazy about Fiesta Colors right now, and SA Flavor has the perfect San Antonio hat for you," SA Flavor founder Garrett Heath said. (SA Flavor)

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!

This taco truck ornament is for sale at $17.50 from Feliz Modern. (Feliz Modern)
These palm-shaped ornaments are for sale at Feliz Modern. (Feliz Modern)

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.

Haworthia in vintage planter, super cute! Come see us! We’re here until 5:00. #chicaverde #sanantonio #succulents #haworthia #freshfinds #pottedplants #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #vintageplanter

Posted by Chica Verde on Saturday, November 21, 2020

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.

Dante gives new meaning to dashing through the snow. This full-quill ostrich style from our Hand-Stained Collection is both handsome and adventurous — and makes a perfect present.

Posted by Lucchese on Thursday, November 19, 2020

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.

Christmas shopping is always better with a furry helper by your side😍🎁🐾 📸: @sasparkles {item pictured: Medium Holiday Tote in Rose}

Posted by Jon Hart Design on Sunday, November 22, 2020

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.

A big box of happy to brighten your day!🌈 . . . . #stillhere #makingthings #handmadeintexas #satx #sanantoniotx #cancooler #coozie #koozies #cansleeve #mexicandress #handembroidered

Posted by Bird and Pear on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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.

We love our serape jackets but how cool do these new serape hoodies look! We are obsessed (limited amount available) @ernestolivo even matched it with our serape #facemask and it’s a look honey 🙌🏾

Posted by Karolina’s Antiques LLC on Saturday, November 21, 2020

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.

(Images provided by Spurs)

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.

Orders can be placed online. See below for examples of curated boxes, or click here for a full list.

  • 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.
The Sugar Plum Fairy Box from the Pearl Farmer's Market. Image: Pearl (Pearl)

About the Authors:

Rebecca Salinas has worked as a digital journalist in San Antonio for six years. Her skills include content management, engagement and reporting.

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.