With just a week left to shop, you may be feeling the pressure of finding the perfect holiday presents; but instead of driving into the city to push through crowds at the mall, turn your eyes to local shops right here in Goldthwaite! Bakers, hunters, fashionistas, hikers, and fishermen alike, these locally-owned boutiques and marketplaces have gifts for everyone! Not only is shopping locally convenient for you, but it also supports Goldthwaite’s entrepreneurs and contributes to our economy. Let’s see what each of our favorite shops has for us this Christmas!

Mills County General Store

As a centerpiece of downtown Goldthwaite, Mills County General Store has been a staple of our shopping scene for nearly 100 years! With such a vast inventory, the General Store caters to all. Beginning with the outdoorsy type, shop hunting knives, camouflage apparel, guns, gun accessories, ammo, flashlights, and quality boots. Those in the kitchen can enjoy Lodge cast iron pans, spices and rubs, baking and grilling accessories, and Traeger smokers. Need gifts for the whole family? Explore jigsaw puzzles, chimes, Melissa & Doug toys, John Deer toys, and board games. Wrangler jeans, Girlie Girl T-shirts, Tyler candles, and conceal carry purses are a few other goodies everyone can enjoy. You never know what you’ll find at Mills County General Store but you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love!

Aroma of Hope Coffee Shop

Just a quick walk across the street from the General Store, you’ll find a handful of Western-themed gift items at Aroma of Hope Coffee & Gift Shop. If you embody the modern cowboy, or maybe you’re really into horses, then you’ll love the metal signage and western wall hangings found here. You might also be surprised to find Rada Cutlery – the finest set of knives made right here in the USA. Sipping a hot cup of Texas coffee is an added bonus while shopping at Aroma of Hope! 


It is impossible to walk into Pecans.com without activating your sweet tooth, so it’s a good thing that Christmas is not the time to start a diet! Stuff stockings with delights like assorted fudges, pralines, and pie bars. Then fill the table with beautiful platters such as their new roasted salted pecans sampler, available in a variety of sizes and varieties. Finally, you can never go wrong with Pecans.com classics such as their pies, pecan pie turnovers, pecan pound cakes, and more! There are so many delicious choices for under the tree or on the table and as always, every Pecans.com product is made with love and of the utmost quality. 

Ranch Land Country Store

Many of us are country folk here in Central Texas so a place like Ranch Land Country Store is right up our alley! Don’t be misled by the animal feed and fertilizer, this store has a multitude of western gifts including Ariat shoes, leather jewelry and accessories, patio furniture, home decor, trendy clothing, Montana jewelry, fire pits, kids toys, boots, belts, McIntire Saddlery candles, pet goods, cowboy hats, and so much more! 

Diamond P Western Wear

If you liked Ranch Land Country Store then you’ll love Diamond P Western Wear! With so much leather, denim, and fringe, the fashion here offers a true taste of Texas. Shop cow prints, tribal patterns, ostrich skin boots, Hey Dude shoes, turquoise jewelry, bright blazers, rodeo-themed graphic tees, and leather accessories. Diamond P is also known for uniquely styled cowboy hats, even offering customers a chance to design their own at the in-store hat bar! Don’t forget about the rest of the family, Diamond P even sells paisley button-downs for men and charming matching toddler sets!

Switch Salon Spa & Boutique

Since it came to town in 2019, Switch has been the premiere boutique in Central Texas. Ladies come from all over for chic fashion and fun gift items here in Goldthwaite. All shapes and sizes are welcome to the fashion at Switch. Velvet blouses, leather trousers, puffer jackets, and sparkly dresses are some of Switch’s holiday outfits perfect for this time of year. But available year-round are handbags, sunglasses, jewelry, shoes, bath and body products, and fun accessories. You can even shop for your man with items such as men’s grooming products, athletic shorts, and cologne. Want to take advantage of Switch’s salon too? Bring home a gift card! Ladies, get your shopping bags ready because this store is much too cute!