Shop Small, Gift Well

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The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes a seemingly endless list of shopping to complete. Christmas is, after all, the season of giving. Whether you are shopping for family, friends, or coworkers, it is important to keep in mind that handmade and local gifts have a more personal touch and are often more memorable to the receiver. The most meaningful gifts are those purchased from local businesses that greatly benefit from the support. Discover the fantastic small businesses in Temple and give your friends and loved ones the best Christmas gifts to date.

Boutiques & Accessories

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Boutique clothing and accessories are always great gift ideas for fashionable women. If you are in Bell County, you have a great selection of local boutiques to choose from. Lenna Lane Boutique is a recent addition to downtown Temple, and it is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special. Not only can you find outfit ideas and matching accessories, but you can also book a time to have your own hat bar experience. Choose your favorite hat and customize it with scarves, ribbons, charms, feathers, and more. This unique and personalized gift is worth considering.

Other great boutiques include Brickwood Boutique, Zootys Boutique, The Shoppes on Main in SaladoThe Hub, and roJo Salon & Boutique. These boutiques have plenty to choose from for women who enjoy all styles of fashion and accessories. 

Want to get more bang for your buck? Shop at some of our consignment stores that sell gently used apparel and accessories. Shar's Consignment, Twice Upon A Clothesline, and Sweet Repeats Thrift Shop have many clothing items at affordable prices.

Emporium Spices

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If you're looking for a wide variety of mixes, blends, and spices, Emporium Spices is the perfect place to shop. This local spice manufacturer offers an impressive selection of items that would make excellent gifts for any cook or baking enthusiast in your family. You can find everything from poultry seasonings and guacamole kits to bread mixes and 5-pack gift boxes at Emporium Spices.

Treno Pizzeria & Taproom

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Treno Pizzeria is a beloved pizza restaurant located in downtown Temple. Visitors can buy select apparel and merch at Treno Pizzeria or First Street Roasters, located next door. Enjoy homemade finds from local vendors and specialty-themed shirts at these great downtown establishments.

Peggy's Coffee House

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Peggy's Coffee House is a charming local coffee shop situated inside the Temple Mall. With its unique character, it offers a variety of specialty drinks such as Butter Beer, Double Stuffed Oreo, and The Jordan. This holiday season spread the love of coffee by purchasing a gift card, novelty mugs, or coffee by the pound at Peggy's Coffee House. Want more coffee-themed gifts to add to your collection? Visit Atrium Coffee Co., Summer Moon, Cha Community, or 1914 Coffee House for more gift ideas! 

Antiques & Collectibles

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If you're searching for a special gift for someone who loves vintage items, unique curiosities and antiques could be the perfect choice. You can explore several antique shops in the downtown district to find a one-of-a-kind gift. The Parlour Antiques, 2nd Street Emporium, Darling Decor & More, and Relics Antiques offer fascinating finds and gifts that are unparalleled. These shops are a must-visit for collectors and vintage enthusiasts.

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

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Did you know that the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum offers gift memberships? You can choose from various levels of memberships, including Individual, Family, Engineer, Superintendent, and Railroad Baron. With a membership, you can enjoy unlimited access to the museum for a year, and you'll also receive a 10% discount at the gift shop where you can find lots of train and Railroad & Heritage Museum-themed items. 

If you're interested in exploring all of the exciting exhibits that the museum has to offer, a membership at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum would make a great gift for train and museum enthusiasts in your family or circle of friends.

Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday, also known as Shop Small Saturday, is celebrated every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. To mark this year's occasion, Downtown Temple is organizing a reception at Precious Memories. The event will commence at 12 PM and will include light refreshments, snacks, holiday cheer, and the announcement of the winner of the Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Visit our Shop Local page to learn more.

Gifts, Guides, and Holiday Finds

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Hand-crafted and unique gifts are always some of the most cherished items gifted during the holidays. No friend, family member, co-worker, or significant other is perfectly alike. With unique personalities comes the reason for personal, one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop in downtown Temple and throughout the destination for curiosities, fashionable favorites, food, and more!