This year show your friends and loved ones how much you care with some unique and delicious gifts right from the market. Every time you purchase a stocking stuffer or hostess gift from the SFC Farmers’ Markets you support local farmers and artisans and help our local economy thrive.
Your Guide to Holiday Gifts at SFC Farmers' Markets
Amy Gallo, SFC Farmers' Market Programming Manager
Arts and Jewelry
Handmade, artisan, and created with care. Our vendors use found objects, old techniques, and even recycled materials to create beautiful objects of art to wear, give, or display in your home.
Looking for timeless classics updated for the modern woman? Lea Smith Designs brings hammered gold rings, bracelets, earrings and more with her to market. Check out her organic line for simple flowing pieces perfect for the hip chick in your life. [Downtown]
Francisca Mares started Manos Creativas with a desire to makes something beautiful out of the old magazines and junk mail she found at her apartment complex. Now she turns brightly colored scraps of paper into incredible sculptures and intricate scrolling artwork. [Downtown]
Find repurposed costume jewelry next to polished fossil jewelry at Dream Bijoux. New this season is asymmetric earrings that don’t quite match and will be the talk of your office holiday party. [Downtown]
Stones Throw Studio is the perfect place to find that little something extra. Delicate gold bands, birthstone pendants, and custom orders just in time to pop the big question by the new year. [Downtown and Sunset Valley]
You may know Byccombe Natural Solutions by Springfield Farm for their bright bunches of radishes and kale when in season, but check out their new line of hand-molded beeswax candles. Trees, leaves, and honeybees adorn these pillar candles; pick up a few for your holiday table this weekend. [Downtown]
Marysol of Marysol’s Family Farm repurposes drip tape (from watering the crops in the fields) into huge and sturdy shopping baskets. When you gift one of these bags to the locavore in your life they will go to sleep dreaming of fresh produce. [Downtown]
For the Dogs
Treat your pet to healthy and affordable raw dog food this New Year with Chow Hound Raw. Coming at a variety of price points, you can pick up this premium feed at the market or get weekly deliveries. [Downtown and Sunset Valley]
Let your dog’s nose guide you to Peach Creek Farm for the freely given pork dog treats. While you are there picking up a treat for fido, remember to pick up a ration of bacon for Christmas morning and a roast for Christmas Eve. [Downtown]
ATX Jerky has savory treats for humans, but they also have an additive-free dog treat made from the same high-quality ingredients as the jerky we all love. [Downtown]
For the Home Chef
Skip the newest gadget and high tech gear for the folks in your life who love to cook. Check out the locally grown, DIY, and organic products you can get right here at the farmers’ market.
Check out the hardwood cutting boards made by Reverse Pioneers in their organically occurring shapes. Take a closer look to see the natural elements Farmer Michael slips into the cracks! [Downtown]
A serious home cook will tell you the most important part of the kitchen is a sharp knife. Knife Party has gift cards so you can make sure the chef in your life is on point all season long. [Downtown]
If you’re looking for an interesting holiday centerpiece, Hi-Fi Mycology has easy kits that fruit beautiful mushrooms right from the bag. Their powdered dry mushroom blends are great for curious cooks, and your herbalist aunt will covet their medicinal strains like Reishi and Lion’s Mane. [Downtown and Sunset Valley]
Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Lettuce Grow hydroponic vertical growing system. These space-age towers come with subscriptions for growing lettuces, greens, herbs and even melons so that you always have the freshest ingredients. [Downtown]
Gracy’s Microgreens is a new addition to the Sunset Valley market, and if you want to take home a little piece of her stand with you consider a microgreen growing kit. From amaranth to celery greens, having fresh micros around peps up any meal and is truly impressive to guests. [Sunset Valley]
Yard to Market Co-op sourced recipes from its farmer and gardener members to create the Yard to Market Cookbook. This spiral-bound book has seasonal recipes that perfectly match up to the central Texas growing season, ensuring your foodie friends will always know what to do with the weirder veggies available. [Sunset Valley]
Be the most popular guest at your next holiday party when you show up with a handmade treat from a local farmer and ensure you get invited back next year.
Animal Farm is a biodynamic operation from Cat Springs that grows beautiful flowers year-round. Stop by for a bouquet in a handmade vase, or go the extra mile and purchase a wreath made with foraged flora, dried blooms, and fresh branches. [Downtown]
Do the right thing and show up to your next party with a refillable growler of Shu Pu’er Kombucha from Casper Fermentables. Ben Hollander makes all of his ferments right in town using fresh ingredients from fellow market vendors. [Downtown]
Hannah Beall of Hairston Creek Farm has been saving and fermenting hot peppers since the summer to stock up her table at the market. Pick up padrón sriracha, pickled red onions, preserved jalapeños and more for the pickle lover in your family. [Sunset Valley]
Name something more beautiful than sustainably grown flowers infused into local honey. Stop by Herban Austin for a picturesque jar of floral sweetness, and grab a flower petal pepper or fire cider salt to spice up a bland cheese plate. Downtown
Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen make traditional French pâté, rillettes, and terrines that make an amazing addition to every snack tray. Made with ethically raised duck and pork in Thrall, these savory jars are the perfect gift alongside a simple baguette from Sanford Sourdough Bakery. [Downtown]
For the coffee lover in your life make a point to pick up a few pounds of beans from Texas Coffee Traders. Don’t skip on December’s coffee of the month – fair trade and organic Indonesian Sumatra with chocolatey notes perfect for after-dinner sipping. Downtown and Sunset Valley
This holiday season, remember to take care of yourself as well. From face masks to potions, antioxidants to calming elixirs, these shops have everything you need to unwind.
Bee Delightful blends pesticide-free local honey with pure CBD to develop a sweet treat perfect for stressful holiday times. Drizzle a stream into a steaming cup of tea, pour some on your morning breakfast, or eat by the spoonful to soothe a sore throat. [Downtown and Sunset Valley]
Stop by Medicine Woman Herbsto talk about what ails you, and chances are Miki Cook has a remedy for you. From tinctures to help curb appetite to spice blends that promote wellness, you’ll be sure to find something tailored specifically to your needs. [Sunset Valley]
Long before CBD was a craze Hemp 360 brought creamy bath products and velvety salves from pure organic hemp oil. Stop by to see their expanded product line, including sugar facial scrubs, natural ingredient face masks, serums and products designed specifically for the men in your life. [Downtown and Sunset Valley]
Branch CBD mixes water-soluble CBD extract with locally grown chamomile, fragrant matcha, and rose infused green teas. Try the seasonal flavor spiced with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel. [Downtown]
Sarah Ross of Lemon Tree Herbs takes her knowledge of local plant life and seasonality to craft handmade tinctures, sprays, and tonics for overall wellness. Try the fire cider just in time for winter chills, locally grown holy basil serum to ward off allergies, and peaceful sleep drops to help you doze off without a care. [Downtown]
Respect Your Elderberries was created on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. Get in on this community favorite elderberry syrup, lozenges, and gummies to help you stay strong and healthy throughout the winter. [Sunset Valley]