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GOT AUSTIN: Love Like A Local

Love Like A Local: Gift Guides

Show your sweetie and Austin’s local businesses a little love this year!

Flowers  |  Margot Blair Floral

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a bouquet of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind flowers. Available for both pickup and delivery.

The Jen Collection Ring  |  Valentines

Ring ring ring, this Jen Collection ring is calling her name and is just one of the many stunning pieces offered by local boutique, Valentines.

Love Letters  |  Paper Place

Whether you’re the handmade card type or the store-bought type, give your Valentine the perfect card… sassy or sweet.

Nak Armstrong Earrings  |  ByGeorge 

Architectural, organic, and simply stunning! All of Nak Armstrong’s pieces make for the perfect accessory that she’ll love to wear.

Loungewear Set  |  Estilo

Help her stay comfy and cozy with this buttery soft loungewear set from local boutique Estilo.

Silk Eye Mask  |  Hearth & Soul

Give her the gift of calmness and tranquility with this weighted silk eye mask filled with French Lavender and flaxseed.

Big Book of Signs  |  El Arroyo 

Give him the gift of laughter with one of El Arroyo’s Big Book Of Signs (or all four!).

Bike and Brew ATX Tour

Enjoy some quality time with him while also discovering the highlights of Austin along with some local breweries during this half-day beer tasting and bike tour.

Collared Shirt  |  Criquet

His search for the perfect collared shirt is over. Criquet offers some of the most comfortable and stylish vintage-inspired golf shirts, right here in Austin.

Cologne  |  Phlur 

Have him smelling his best with Phlur’s Greylocke fragrance. It’s the scent of tradition made new: thoughtful and refined, with a smidge of irreverence.

Cooking Class  |  Pasta Social Club

Get yalls hands dirty and discover the magical world of fresh pasta-making in a (virtual) private class or group workshop.

Mug  |  Yeti

Help keep his drink warm or cold and game-day ready this year with a Yeti stackable mug.

Art Set  |  Jerry’s Artarama

Art sets are sure to get lots of use and your young artist will be able to create everything from sketches and drawings to cartoons and paintings!

Austin Is Cool Book  |  Book People

From armadillos to tortillas, and bats to ten-gallon hats, this groovy kids book is your guide to all things cool and weird in Austin.

Cuddle+Kind Doll  |  Alexa James Baby

Every cuddle+kind doll is handmade, stitch by stitch with passion and pride in Peru. For every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need.

Ice Cream Crochet Set  |  Alexa James Baby

As sweet as can be! These ice-cream rattles are soft, richly textured, and colorful, making them perfect playthings for babies and older siblings.

Matchbox Mice  |  Olivia Shoppe

Double the fun! These sweet matchbox mice will bring a smile to all ages and endless amounts of fun.

Wooden Car  |  Olivia Shoppe

Stick with the classics! Your little will love playing with this simple, clean-lined wooden car. Also available in blue and gray.

Love Like A Local: Uniquely Austin

Here are a few date suggestions that are uniquely Austin and sure to give your date a memorable edge.

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop  |  Enjoy shared composed cheese plates, charcuterie boards, and assorted craft chocolates at one of Antonelli’s virtual classes! 

4220 Duval St | 512.531.9610

Arlo Grey’s Yurt Village  |  Enjoy an intimate dinner for up to 8 in a private, heated yurt on The Line Hotel’s pool deck. Make a reservation from now until February 28th.

111 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.478.2991

Austin Biplane  |  Experience Austin in a vintage-style open-cockpit biplane. Fly over Lady Bird Lake, UT, the Capitol Building, Lake Austin, and more!

4321 Emma Browning Ave | 512.981.6016

Blue Starlite Mini Drive-In  |  Authentic drive-in slots with window speaker setups and great movie programming all year long!

300 San Antonio St | 512.643.0043

Collective Retreats Glamping  |  Perched on a ridge in Wimberley, experience breathtaking skies, Farm-to-Ranch cuisine, and exciting on-site activities.

7431 Fulton Ranch Rd

Retro Boat Rentals ATX  |  Cruise the lake with your sweetie in a rare classic boat while enjoying casual outdoor drinks and eats.

74 Trinity St | 512.663.5145

Love Like A Local: Eats

From casual to fine dining restaurants, here are a few of our favorite spots to grab a bite to eat in Austin.

Bar Peached  |  A bar-focused restaurant concept serving cocktails, tacos, and Asian-inspired comfort food in historic Clarksville.

1315 W 6th St | 512.992.0666

Clark’s Oyster Bar  |  A chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a great raw bar, lobster rolls, and more.

1200 W 6th St | 512.297.2525

Jeffreys  |  A Clarksville fine dining icon featuring dry-aged prime beef, French American classics, seasonal favorites, and a full bar.

1204 W Lynn St | 512.477.5584

Juliet Italian Kitchen  |  Bringing nostalgic and classic Italian-American cuisine to the heart of Austin on Barton Springs.

1500 Barton Springs Rd  |  512.479.1800

Juniper  |  Northern Italian cuisine meets central Texas influences at this East Austin restaurant, offering inventive food and cocktail menus that align with their swanky interior.

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304 |  512.220.9421

Uchi + Uchiko |  Whether you visit Uchi or its sister restaurant Uchiko, the ambiance, upscale sushi, and small plates will not disappoint.

4200 N Lamar Blvd | 512.916.4808

Love Like A Local: Treats

Head to one of Austin’s best bakeries to enjoy all the baked goods, desserts, and sweets with your sweet. 

Cookie Rich  |  A new local cookie company crafting an update on the classic, homemade cookie. They are currently offering 10 flavors that will rotate quarterly.

2201 N Lamar Blvd | 512.359.5465

Jacoby’s Strawberry Cake  |  It’s hard to beat this East Austin restaurant’s classic strawberry cake. The original recipe is from owner Adam Jacoby’s grandmother and will leave you wanting more.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.366.5808

Little Lucy’s  |  For sweet tooths, Little Lucy’s, is the answer! Dishing out mini-donuts with creative flavors, toppings, and dipping sauces.

75 1/2 Rainey St | 424.235.8297

Maggie Louise Confections  |  Chocolate is a love language, best shared with someone special! Give your Valentine the gift of gourmet chocolates, hand-painted and delicious.

1017 E 6th St | 512.953.5744

Mindy’s Bakeshop  |  Specializing in custom cakes, cookies, and general deliciousness! Grab some pre-made treats, a cookie decorating kit, or sign up for one of their virtual baking classes.

Tiny’s Milk & Cookies  |  A good chocolate chip cookie, hot from the oven, is one of the greatest indulgences! Take a little bit of Tiny’s home and bake some of their cookies in your own oven!

1503 W 35th St | 512.220.0698