Looking to celebrate the shopping season and support local and small businesses? Then head over to Temple, where you can find several incredible downtown businesses featuring vendors, boutique items, antiques, and much more. This is the perfect time of year to show your support for local businesses, so why not discover what Downtown Temple has to offer when it comes to shopping local?

The Hub, located in downtown Temple, is the perfect destination for all your shopping needs. The business hosts more than 40 vendors, each selling a wide range of items and goods. Visitors to the Hub can find trendy boutique clothes, delicious sweets, beautiful home décor, children's apparel, and toys, as well as an amazing selection of spices from the well-known Emporium Spice. You can get your wallets ready and shop for everyone on your gift list this year at The Hub.

Cha Community

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Let's talk about tea, or should we say "communi-tea"? Cha Community is a boba tea shop that also serves some delicious lunch entrees and gifts. At the front of the restaurant, customers can find a display of items such as t-shirts, stickers, boba stuffed toys, cards, reusable boba glasses with straws, and loose-leaf teas. If you have any tea lovers on your Christmas list, make sure to stop at this local favorite for a gift they're sure to love.

First Street Roasters

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Similar to Cha Community, First Street Roasters also offers a range of products for sale. At First Street Roasters, the company collaborates with local vendors and small businesses to provide customers with a variety of handmade items such as soaps, shirts, and more. These small business and vendor products are displayed on the wall that connects First Street Roasters and Treno Pizzeria & Taproom.

Giving antiques as Christmas gifts presents a unique and thoughtful option. Antiques have a rich history and beauty that cannot be replicated with modern items. If you are looking to shop for a collector of antiques, you should visit 2nd Street Emporium, A Darling Thrift Store,  Relics Antiques, Darling Decor & More, or the Parlour Antiques & Oddities. These local businesses offer a variety of one-of-a-kind and collection-worthy pieces that are sure to impress any antique enthusiast.

A new local business called Main Street Design & Consign is opening soon in downtown Temple. The store will offer consignment furniture and new boutique-style women's clothing, accessories, and more. When you visit the store, you'll be able to see a beautiful mural that displays the name of the business, as well as a stunning showcase of craftsmanship.

Lagniappe Bridal Boutique

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Lagniappe Bridal Boutique is a wonderful local business located downtown that offers a wide selection of gorgeous wedding dresses to suit any style, theme, and reception. They provide an excellent example of class and go above and beyond to make sure that your wedding dreams come true. In addition to wedding dresses, Lagniappe offers a variety of jewelry, veils, hair accessories, and formal dresses for special occasions like prom and homecoming. By shopping at this boutique, you can support a great local business.

Lenna Lane Boutique

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Looking to pamper the women in your life with chic and classy outfits? Look no further than Lenna Lane Boutique, located near Treno Pizzeria. At Lenna Lane, you'll find exquisite fashion finds that are sure to impress. But that's not all! Lenna Lane also offers a hat bar experience where guests can create their own unique hats using ribbons, scarves, charms, feathers, and more. If you're interested in this one-of-a-kind experience, contact Lenna Lane Boutique to reserve a time to create a personalized hat for yourself and your loved ones.

Bon Bon Market

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Looking for authentic Asian goods and wares? Head over to Bon Bon Market, a local specialty store in Downtown Temple that offers fresh ready-to-eat meals, vibrant florals and plants, a wide range of spices and sauces for your favorite dishes, home decor, and much more. 

By purchasing from Bon Bon Market, you are supporting a local business and contributing to the growth of your community. Moreover, you can offer more support for the owners by making lunch or dinner plans at Thai Cafe, which is located nearby. With a delicious meal and your favorite purchases from the Asian market, you are sure to enjoy supporting these local businesses.

Twice Upon A Clothesline

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Are you searching for a new wardrobe this Christmas season? Twice Upon A Clothesline offers gently used clothing at affordable prices. Come and check out our thrift store to discover a variety of clothes ranging from designer wear to vintage fashion. At Twice Upon A Clothesline, you can upgrade your fashion game without breaking the bank.

Weird Doughs Bakery

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If you're out shopping this holiday season, make sure to visit Weird Doughs Bakery. This local bakery not only offers delicious sweets, treats, coffee, and savory sandwiches and soups but also promotes the local art scene. While you're there, take a look at the paintings and photographs that adorn the walls of the bakery. You may find some awesome art pieces available for purchase while you enjoy a drink and pastry.

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

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The Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum has a delightful gift shop that specializes in railroad-themed items. If you want to support your local museum, buy a membership pass that gives you unlimited admission for one year. You also get a special discount at the gift shop. If you opt for a family membership, you get free admission to over 1000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum program. To learn more about museum memberships, visit the Temple Railroad & Heritage website.

Small Business Saturday Reception

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Smal Business Saturday is November 25. This Small Business Saturday, Discover Temple and the downtown stakeholders are hosting a reception at Precious Memories starting at 12 PM. Holiday shoppers and visitors are encouraged to celebrate the season and support a small business by shopping locally this season. Shoppings are invited to Shop Small, Shop Local with Downtown Temple merchants during the annual event and throughout the holiday season. The winner of the Christmas window decorating contest will also be announced at the event