When it comes to finding the perfect gift at the last minute, these five Hill Country shops are “can’t miss.” Whether you opt to shop in your pj’s from home or brave the crowds of this epic “Saturday before Christmas,” these small businesses are sure to “wow” you!
5 Can’t Miss Hill Country Shops to Shop on Christmas Eve
Found on what’s known as “The Magic Mile” in downtown Fredericksburg, Dooley’s is a throw back to days gone by. In 1925 Tim Dooley’s grandfather opened the 5-10-25 store. Treasures like kitchen gadgets, cast iron kitchenware, belly button dusters and washboards can all be found along with actual 5 and ten cent items. Wooden floors and pressed metal ceilings adorn this quaint variety store. Dooley’s is definitely unique in that they pride themselves in employing people for a long time as well as carry Blue Waltz perfume. Lots of Christmas goodies can be found at Dooley’s 131 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX. Hours Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve closing at 4 p.m.)
2. Sunrise Antique Mall
Just down Highway 16, a.k.a. Fredericksburg Rd., in Kerrville, the Sunrise Antique Mall touts itself as a peddler of “whatcha-ma-call-its” and “thing-a-ma-jigs”. Open Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunrise also sells vintage records for that collector in your life, as well as furniture if you’re looking to finish off that guest room before Christmas. (Christmas Eve closing at 2 p.m.)
3. Shop The Treehouse
Photo: Facebook/Shop the Tree House
Shop the Tree House is third on our “can’t miss” shops list. Found in the beautiful city of Wimberley, TX at 13615 Ranch Rd. 12, this treat for the eyes offers rugs, lamps, handmade beds, and reclaimed wood pieces. If you’re looking for something to stuff the stockings with, Shop the Tree House also has children’s items, gifts, and accessories. For specifics see shopthetreehouse.com.
4. Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars