Discover Special Holiday Gifts in San Antonio

Visiting San Antonio, Texas during the holidays affords you a delightfully unique shopping opportunity. There are many shopping destinations in town that offer original, one-on-of-a-kind craft made items. First stop, the Market Square!

 If you're wanting to bring home gifts that share a little flavor of San Antonio, shop at the Market Square, also called El Mercado. This destination is a collection of wonderful shops that offer a number of imported goods from Mexico - from food to blankets, hats, skirts, toys for kids and more. You can make a day of it on the weekends, as they offer demonstrations and yummy treats. It's also nearby several excellent restaurants. 

If handmade goods made by local artisans is your thing, then don't miss out on The Brick Marketplace that happens every Sunday. Start the day with some empanadas from one of San Antonio's favorite chefs, Rene Guerrero. There are some consistent shops here that offer art and all sorts of goods as well as booths that feature paintings, treats for your pet and more. You can even get a picture painted of you!

For some high-end kicks, head to Lucchese Boots to bring home a gift that will be cherished for decades. These boots are built to last. If you're shopping for a lovely lady, visit Sloan Hall, Julian Gold or Kathleen Sommers. You can bet your gift will be this year's favorite!



Central Market
Photo courtesy of Central Market

Central Market is a superb upscale grocery store, unlike any store you'll ever have the pleasure of visiting. So good in fact, that it's one of the 10 Best sightseeing spots in San Antonio. Locals call it Gucci B, a reference to the store's...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Hanley-Wood

Hanley-Wood is a wonderful and eclectic little gift shop offering items such as home accents, fine china, silver and crystal. It is the perfect place to shop for that person who has everything. Although the majority of items in this classy shop...  Read More

San Antonio
Julian Gold
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Julian Gold claims they're the source for absolute style and they're not far off. For over 65 years, this department store has maintained a reputation of offering the best of everything. They feature an extensive selection of top fashions and...  Read More

Whole Earth Provisions
Photo courtesy of Sloan-Hall

Whole Earth isn't just a store, it's an experience. This specialty retailer has a keen eye for innovative, high-quality products which engage those who share their enthusiasm and commitment to learning about, experiencing, preserving, and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Sloan-Hall

Sloan-Hall is an absolute fantastic high-end boutique that exemplifies the kind of unique shopping experience you can expect to find in the stunning Alamo Heights area. Sloan-Hall carries fine artisan jewelry by artists such as Ileana Makri,...  Read More

Monte Vista
Kathleen Sommers
Photo courtesy of Ashley Buchanan

Kathleen Sommers is a San Antonio-based fashion designer with impeccable taste. Her store is a place to fill the senses, feed the soul, and experience the aesthetic diversity of design, texture and color. In addition to the full Kathleen Sommers...  Read More

Lucchese Boot Company

You can't visit Texas without picking up a pair of cowboy boots! Whether you're looking for something classic or something stylish, something to show off to your friends back home or something for a little bit of country dancing while you're in...  Read More


With over 100 million shoppers annually and well over 65,000 products in each store, Bass Pro Shops have become 'something to do' for many families. In the San Antonio Bass Pro Shop, you can go rock climbing on their famous Rock Climbing Wall,...  Read More

Brick Marketplace at Blue Star Arts Complex
Photo courtesy of Rene Guerrero

Blue Star Arts Complex is one of the gems of the Southtown Arts District. Besides featuring the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, the complex is home to a number of galleries, restaurants and bars. Brick was once home to Jump-Start, a...  Read More

Looking to experience the full flavor and feel of San Antonio? Its heritage includes Spanish, Mexican and German influence. There are many ways to enjoy these influences but perhaps one of the best ways to appreciate our Mexican heritage is by...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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