How to get the best Holiday Shopping Deals in Austin

November 14, 2017

Holiday Shopping Deals in AustinThe holidays are almost here, and for many Austin residents, that means it's time to start shopping. If you have a lot of friends and family members to buy for, the cost of gifts can add up quickly. Luckily, there are some great ways to save on holiday gift buying and get great deals in the Austin area.

1. Barton Creek Square
2901 S Capitol of Texas Hwy, Austin

The shops at Barton Creek Square always offer great deals during the holiday season, and especially on Black Friday. Popular stores include Aldo, Apple, Gap, Clarks, Express and Finish Line. Keep abreast of deals by checking the mall's website. If you want to make a day of shopping, stop at Cheesecake Factory or California Pizza Kitchen for a delicious meal when you're done.

2. Big Lots
801 E William Cannon Dr, Ste 135B, Austin

Big Lots is a discount store that offers amazing prices on overstock items. You never quite know what you'll find, but they often have cookware, linens, books and toys at extremely discounted prices. You'll also find discounted holiday decorations and gift wrap. If you sign up for their Buzz Club Rewards, you'll get access to even better discounts and coupons, as well as admission to VIP shopping events.

3. Southpark Meadows
9500 IH-35, South Austin

If you want to visit a lot of affordable big box stores in one place, head to Southpark Meadows, a large shopping center that's home to Walmart, Super Target and Best Buy. You can check for deals on the shopping center's website. Best Buy often offers a deal of the day; you may find the perfect electronics gift at a deep discount. Maurices and Men's Warehouse also post great deals leading into the holiday season.

4. Austin Country Flea Market
9500 Hwy 290 E, Austin

If you want to support small, local vendors with your holiday gift purchases, then head to the Austin Country Flea Market. It was ranked #8 on the Travel Channel's list of top flea markets, and it's open every Saturday and Sunday. With more than 300 vendors, you'll find home goods, clothing, crafts, furniture, jewelry, tools and other great gifts — all at awesome prices. You can even negotiate with sellers to get an even more spectacular price.

5. Handmade for the Holidays
2110 A+B White Horse Trail, Austin

Handmade for the Holidays is a festival where local shops offer 100% handmade goods, from soaps, to jewelry, to home decor. You're sure to find something for everyone on your list, and at a great price. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, and admission is free for all ages.

Springs at Round Rock and Springs at Lakeline apartments, where do you like to find great deals on holiday gifts and decor? Share your favorite go-to shops and deal-finding techniques in the comments below.New Call-to-action

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