2023: Austin's Local Gift Guide

Image shot by Megan Bucknall and originally published on Ode to Austin

The hard-to-buy-for husband, the new mother-in-law, the sister who has everything and the teacher you’re looking to show gratitude towards…it’s time to begin crossing off that list of friends and family with this curated gift guide. Our challenge this year? To exclusively purchase from local businesses in your community, because when you shop local, you move the needle of your local economies and lift up people living out their passions. Local business employ other locals, give back to the community more (250% more than a chain store) and for every $100 you spend locally, roughly $68 stays in the economy, compared to less than $50 when spending at a chain or big box store.

To read more on why your dollars should stay local this holiday season, read The Scout Guide’s latest “Shop Small” letter.

We hope you’ve sourced the best of local from this year’s gift guide! As you visit stores around town, we’d appreciate if you would tell them Scout sent you!