Mike Lopez, owner of Austin Gift Company, showed us around his expansive, gift oasis in South Austin. Read on to find out the reason he became a small-business owner and more..
What makes your business the best place to get gifts this holiday season?
It’s like visiting Fredericksburg or Wimberly without ever leaving town, We have over 135 booths filled with handmade, garden, seasonal, collegiate, Austin and Texas Souvenirs also nostalgic candies and market items stocked by local vendors. If you don’t need it we probably have it! We are also Austin’s largest gift and souvenir store.
What is your favorite local Austin business (that isn’t your own)?
Eggnog, best drink ever, or..?
What is your favorite part about the holidays?
What’s the perfect gift to bring to a holiday party?
What inspired you to start your small business?
To inspire my friends and others with dreams of entrepreneurship. I also like giving other small business owners a place to showcase their product.
When we stop by, what can we expect to find at your shop this holiday season?
A store chocked full, ready for the Superbowl of Shopping!
Any holiday deals this year?
Photograph credit: Breezy Ritter Photography