ShopSATX 2014 :: A San Antonio Holiday Gift Guide


We are excited and honored to announce our holiday gift guide, ShopSATX 2014. At Alamo City Moms Blog, we are passionate about San Antonio, and that includes local businesses and business owners right here in our own community. We have partnered with the best local businesses to bring you San Antonio’s ultimate “shop local” gift guide! We hope that this post will encourage you to turn to local San Antonio stores and merchants for all of your holiday needs. This year some of our sponsors have chosen to up the ante and offer special ACMB readers-only holiday discounts for a limited time.

Make sure you scroll down to enter the awesome giveaways and shop local! #ShopSATX2014

Pantry Provisions


About :: Pantry Provisions was started by former restaurant professionals and specializes in artisanal, innovative, and essential culinary items. Quality is the word that stands out when it comes to their amazing coffee, olive oils, and spice blends. But we love Pantry Provision’s “Seasonal Small Batch Blend Club” as a gift. This club gives members access to four unique and seasonal spice blends four times throughout the year. Crafted and blended by hand using organic herbs and spices, these blends allow home chefs to keep cooking all year long!

Perfect Gift For :: The chef or budding cook in your life

ACMB Reader Specials :: 10% off of your purchase with the coupon code “Alamo”

Purchase These Items :: Visit Pantry Provisions’ website to shop their full line of products.

The Bra Chick’s Bedhead Pajamas

THEBRACHICKAbout :: Bedhead Pajamas from The Bra Chick are simply adorable and perfect for Christmas morning photo-ops! The mother/daughter matching PJs are not only stylish but oh-so-comfy. We especially love the “Hearts Galore” collection, and the matching children’s PJs come in sizes 2T–8.

Perfect Gift For :: You! Be sure that Santa adds The Bra Chick to your shopping list this year.

ACMB Reader Specials :: 25% off all pajama sets, free panty with purchase, AND free gift wrap and delivery

Purchase These Items :: Contact Lisa at [email protected] or 210-845-3726. Even better, talk to Lisa about hosting a party and doing some holiday shopping with your girlfriends!

Elements Therapeutic Massage 

ELEMENTSAbout :: Treat your Secret Santa to a 55-minute customized massage gift certificate. Between their two San Antonio locations, Elements Massage has 20 massage therapists and takes pride in booking each client with the perfect massage therapist to meet his/her needs. Every massage is customized and tailored to each individual client.

Perfect Gift For :: Your boss, spouse, or parents

ACMB Reader Specials ::
– Buy one, get one free 55-minute massage gift cards. Receive two 55-minute massages for $89. Offer valid November 1–December 25, 2014.
– Black Friday Special: 55-minute massage gift card for only $39.

Purchase These Items :: Online or at their retail locations: San Antonio–Alon Town Centre, 10003 NW Military Hwy., Suite 1102 (210-541-4050) or North San Antonio–Stone Ridge Market, 21019 U.S. Hwy 281 N., Suite 838 (210-497-7770)

Wrong Side Pocket Squares

WRONGSIDEAbout :: Wrong Side makes pocket squares, plain and simple. They are handmade using repurposed or “last call” fabric from some iconic Texas shirt makers like Dos Carolinas in San Antonio and Hamilton Shirts in Houston. Their pocket squares are designed for utility, chivalry, and whimsy. Each of their items is unique, short-run, and limited edition.

Perfect Gift For :: Your husband, father, or brother

ACMB Reader Special :: ACMB readers will receive 15% off orders of three or more squares.

Purchase These Items :: Visit the online store on their website.

BayBee Boutique’s Silicone Teething Necklace

BAYBEEAbout :: Curious babies cannot help but yank and chew on the shiny necklaces that moms love to wear, which is why we love these Silicone Teething Necklaces from BayBee Boutique. These stylish necklaces feature BPA-free, food-grade silicone beads strung on a strong satin cord. A breakaway clasp and knots between each bead add to the list of safety features to give you peace of mind. The silicone beads are soft and chewable and will also help soothe the discomfort of teething. Custom orders are welcome! Each purchase comes with a care instruction card and a free organza bag. Plus, free gift wrapping is available for all orders.

Perfect Gift For :: New moms, grandmas, aunts

ACMB Reader Special :: Purchase any two regular-priced necklaces and get $5 off instantly using the code ACMB5OFF!

Purchase These Items :: Online on their website or Etsy Store.

From Scratch Farm’s Healing Salve

FROMSCRATCHFARMAbout :: We love From Scratch Farm’s Healing Salve! Not only is it made and packaged in their own kitchen, but the oils and the beeswax make a thick, rich, moisturizing base—perfect for dry skin. And the high-quality essential oils have antibacterial and healing properties—perfect for cuts and rashes. Offered in fabulous scents of lavender & vanilla or rosemary & tea tree, the four-ounce jar that it’s sold in is recyclable and reusable. Pssst, you can even return to From Scratch Farm for a discount on your next purchase!

Perfect Gift For :: Stocking stuffers

ACMB Reader Special :: Receive a free healing salve with the purchase of a From Scratch Farm t-shirt.

Purchase These Items :: Visit their website or shop in person on Wednesday mornings at 720 Johns Road in Boerne or most Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market at The Cibolo in Boerne.

Sarahjane Oilcloth’s Market Bags

SARAHJANEAbout :: Created from retro and durable oilcloth, Sarahjane Oilcloth bags are perfect for carrying everything from cosmetics to diapers to laptops. We love their Allie & Laredo collections with faux leather accents. Bonus: you can add a monogram and personalize the gift. They are easy to clean and hard to damage…two major perks in the mom world!

Perfect Gift For :: Sister, daughter, mother-in-law, or YOU!

ACMB Reader Special :: Free shipping using promo code “SAMOMS.”

Purchase These Items :: Visit their website to shop online.

Toy Werks

TOYWERKSAbout :: Need a present for the children on your list? You can’t go wrong by shopping at Toy Werks. One of our favorite things about this family-owned toy store is that you can tell them who you are shopping for and what they are interested in and Toy Werks’ family-run team will show you the perfect present! Some of their suggestions for 2014 include Roller Derby by Hape for toddlers, HABA Doorway Puppet Theater for imaginative play, Snap Circuits Motion for kids 8+ that love STEM-based play, and Fashion Plates Design Sets for your budding fashionistas. However, we suggest stopping in. You’re sure to find something for EVERY child on your list!

Perfect Gift For :: Kids ages infant to 14

ACMB Reader Special :: Free gift wrapping. Mention Alamo City Moms Blog and receive a free stuffed Olaf with purchase over $30 while supplies last {one per family}.

Purchase These Items :: Visit Toy Werks’ retail location at 923 N. Loop 1604 E., Ste. #106, San Antonio, TX 78232.

Jamberry Nails by Annie Hoppe

JAMBERRYAbout :: Jamberry Nails are vinyl, heat- and pressure-activated wraps that last up to two weeks on fingers and up to six weeks on toes. With over 300 designs to choose from, there is a design for everyone. Mix and match or all one design, the creative possibilities for Jamicures are endless!

Perfect Gift For :: Your sister, daughter, or niece

ACMB Reader Specials ::
– Receive a free sheet of accent nails for all orders placed under the Shop SATX party.
– Holiday Gift Sets are available until December 10 or while supplies last.
– Sheets are always buy three, get one free.

Purchase These Items :: Visit Annie Hoppe’s online store.

Bee Bear Children’s Design’s The Baby Sleeve

BEEBEARAbout :: Do a new mom a favor and giver her “The Baby Sleeve.” The Baby Sleeve is a uniquely designed burp cloth that was born out of frustration with traditional products’ tendency to fall out of place and inability to retain moisture. This special design drapes like a sleeve and gives moms a functional burp cloth with coverage while also keeping clothes clean and dry. Plus, it’s reversible! With this burp cloth, you’re giving several products for the price of one: a burp cloth, nursing cover, and an absorbent utility cloth! We like to add a matching bib to make it a gift set.

Perfect Gift For :: New parents

ACMB Reader Special :: 15% off using coupon code “SSB0813”

Purchase These Items :: Visit the online store on their website.

Karma Candle Makers

KARMAAbout :: Karma Candle Makers‘ soy candles and cubes are hand-crafted with non-GMO soy wax, premium fragrance, and glass. The Holiday Celebration collection is perfect to get a home smelling just right for the holiday season! Soy candles produce significantly less soot, burn longer, are a renewable resource, and are biodegradable. The Ceramic Warmers allow you to control the desired fragrance strength, which we love for moms with new babies or family members that might be sensitive to smells.

Perfect Gift For :: The hostess

ACMB Reader Special :: Use the coupon code “SAMOM” and receive $5 off any purchase of $20 or more.

Purchase These Items :: Online or on Sundays from 12:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. at Brick Marketplace at Blue Star Arts Complex (108 Blue Star, San Antonio, Texas 78204) or Saturdays from 8:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at the Farmers Market at The Cibolo (33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 78006)

Love 41’s Crossbody Koroha Purse

LOVE41About :: Love 41 is all about changing lives. Their business motto is “where giving is receiving,” so we love having them on our gift guide. The Crossbody Koroha is an uncomplicated yet stylish and versatile bag that’s perfect for everyday use. This bag is named “Koroha” because in Kinyarwandan “Koroha” means light-weight, soft, and simple. It’s made from super soft full-grain leather and has an adjustable strap and back pocket to hold your cell phone or other items you need to grab quickly. Step toward simplifying your life and get the Love 41 Crossbody Koroha!

Perfect Gift For :: Your best friend

ACMB Reader Special :: Just in time for the holidays, Love 41 is having their biggest savings yet! Up to 75% off on select Love 41 products.

Purchase These Items :: Visit their website.

Bless Your Heart’s Holiday Gear

BLESSYOURHEARTAbout :: Bless Your Heart is the perfect spot to get your cute, festive holiday outfits! BYH’s original Christmas baseball tees are adorable. Pair them with a fun circle scarf, a pair of Miss Me Skinny Jeans, Macie Bean leather cowboy boots, and a fabulous pair of Kendra Scott Emmy earrings and your whole look is complete. This outfit can easily go from casual Friday at work to baking Christmas cookies with the kids to the holiday program at school!

Perfect Gift For :: You! As Bless Your Heart likes to say, “Somebody has to be the cutest!” and we think it should be you!

ACMB Reader Special :: Tell BYH you saw them on Alamo City Moms Blog and receive 10% off your purchase.

Purchase These Items :: Online or at their retail locations: Bracken Village, 18771 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78266 or Sunset Ridge Shopping Center, 6414 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX 78209


Disclosure :: ShopSATX 2014 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this San Antonio shopping guide and included only our very favorite local ideas and companies. If we didn’t touch it, see it, AND—most importantly—like it, it didn’t make the cut. 


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26 Responses to ShopSATX 2014 :: A San Antonio Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Jill November 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Great giveaways! Thanks!

  2. Tracy November 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    Love all the goodies!

  3. Angie November 22, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Would love to win the massage!

  4. Julie Lopez November 22, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    I would love to win a massage! Love all of these ideas. Thanks for the introduction to these local shops!

  5. Julie Metcalf November 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Great ideas! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Tracey Heber November 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    massage from elements!

  7. kk November 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    this is awesome!

  8. Ali Nixon November 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I love this! These are great items.

  9. karen November 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    P.S. That camel colored bag is really fun!

  10. karen November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Love this list! Great job putting this all together ladies!

  11. Kelly D November 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Great guide! I’d love ALL of these!!! 🙂

  12. Katie November 21, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    I’d love the gc to bless your heart.

  13. Wendi S November 21, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    I would love to win because New Pajamas would make me feel great on Christmas Eve.

  14. krystal m November 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    I would love to win the jamberry nails. i have always wanted to try them!!

  15. Christine W November 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I love all things candles!

  16. Wendi S November 20, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    I would love to have the Umuragi Legacy Mini Clutch Purse

  17. Lisa alcantat November 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Great ideas!

  18. Shanti
    Shanti November 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    This is a great list!

  19. Kymberlie November 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    What great gits! Would love to win!

  20. Christine W November 19, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    I would love to win the Jamberry nail wraps. Love the guide…thanks for the chance

  21. Heather Danner November 19, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Great ideas!

  22. Wendy R November 19, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I’m shopping already! Thank you for the gift ideas.

  23. Annie Hoppe November 19, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    What great gifts!!

  24. aimee fauci November 19, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    I would like to win it all! This is super exciting.

  25. Kari Banigo November 19, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    great gift ideas!

  26. Michelle Graves November 19, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for doing it!!!