Support Small Business Challenge

Shop Small Paws & Claus Holiday Challenge: Support Small, Win Big!

#ShopSmallPaws Challenge: Unleash Support for Local Gems This Holiday! 

📆 Challenge Duration: November 17 - December 31

Calling all pet lovers and community cheerleaders! Are you a pet lover who enjoys spoiling your furry friends or just have a long holiday list for loved ones? This holiday season, extend your love to your local community by joining the #ShopSmallPaws & Claus Holiday Challenge. It’s a paws-itively festive way to show your support for small businesses this holiday season while completing your gift list!

Here’s how to join the festive fun:

  1. Embrace Local Love: Shop small business!! Whenever you make a purchase at any local business - from quirky pet shops to the cozy corner bakery - you're enriching our community. Think gifts, treats, or even a new sweater for yourself or bandana for your four-legged friend!

  2. Share the Cheer: Capture the moment! Post a photo or story on social media with your finds, tagging the business and using the hashtag #ShopSmallPaws. Let’s get everyone in on the local love!

  3. Spread the Word: Encourage friends and followers to join in. The more the merrier!

Why make the local leap?

  • Community Strength: Shopping small means more money stays local. Let's bolster our economy one purchase at a time!
  • Eco-Friendly Steps: By choosing nearby shops, we minimize our carbon paw-print. It's a win-win for the planet and our neighborhoods.
  • Unique Discoveries: Small businesses are treasure troves of unique, often handmade items that can’t be found elsewhere.

You can check out our unique gifts like custom pet portraits, dog bandanas and matching people accessories, pet lover shirts, crops, sweatshirts and more! A percentage of each purchase supports a local cause too! A triple threat! Small shop, big impact.

Or refer to our vast gift guide of local Austin Markets, as well as local and national small businesses! Don't see a small market or business you love on there? Email us and we'll add it!

Small Shop Directory – Austin and National Guide

Austin Local Shops/Markets:

Primadora Makers Market

  • In Person: Every weekend Sat and Sun 10-3pm
  • Location: 1912 S Congress Ave, Austin (Out front Prima Dora Market on SoCo)
  • Price: Free

Future Front Market

KUT Holiday Sing-Along, Walk, and Tree Lighting

  • Date: December 2, 5-9 PM
  • Location: Congress Avenue, between 9th & 11th Streets
  • Activities: Local vendors, music, tree lighting, and more.
  • Price: Free
  • More Info: KUT Holiday Event Article

Markets For Makers

  • In Person: December 2 & 3, 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
  • Tickets: Markets For Makers Tickets

Mini Market

  • In Person Vendors Market: December 3, 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Location: Distribution Hall, 1500 E 4th St, Austin
  • Note: All Women Owned Businesses. Free entry.
  • Website:

Vibe Market

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

  • In Person Shop: November 17 – December 24, 10 AM - 10 PM
  • Location: 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
  • Online Shop:

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

  • In Person: December 15 – 23, 11 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Location: Palmer Events Center
  • Tickets: $12, kids free. Includes live music.
  • Purchase Tickets: Armadillo Bazaar Tickets

National Guide:

Proof to Product Gift Guide

  • Overview: Features over 290+ product brands from our community, including jewelry, candles, apparel, accessories, home decor, gift wrap, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and more.
  • Website: Proof to Product Gift Guide

Future Front Gift Guide

  • Overview: Features over 290+ product brands from our community, including jewelry, candles, apparel, accessories, home decor, gift wrap, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and more.
  • Website: Future Front Gift Guide 
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