Whether it’s for the Holiday’s or any other occasion, these Downtown El Paso (DTEP) gift suggestions will leave an impression on the recipient of your generosity. We set out to find cool, affordable, and special gifts in the eclectic downtown retail landscape. Everything from hipster hot, to border bold, it’s here. Scroll down to see what we found!
Starr Western Wear-112 E Overland Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
These Loteria style caps by Larry Mahan’s normally retail at $27.50, but can be found for $21.99 at Starr Western Wear. In addition, this very rustic Angel Ranch turquoise embossed hand bag is designed for concealed carry and is priced at $77. Only in Texas right?
Imperio Real Exclusive Boutique-101 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79901
This Clutch, Earrings and Bracelet Gift Set is the perfect gift for that someone you want to impress with your attention to detail and taste. Make sure they’re accessorized perfectly for that next dinner party or formal event. Priced affordably at $50, this set is too good to pass up.
Sam’s Toys-522 Stanton St., El Paso, TX 79901
Behold! The Wall ‘o’ Swords! Sam’s Toys is a wholesaler, specializing in toys but with a brick and mortar shop too. It’s a hidden gem for cosplayers, and anyone else interested in finding big boy toys like cool lighters, knives, and pellet guns. But, what impresses the most is the selection of novelty swords ready to be pulled from the proverbial stone to be used for personal display or costume play. You know that one guy obsessed with “Naruto,” (google it) well you now have a gift he’d love. Prices range from $30-$60.
The House of Blouse-618 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901
How many memes do we have to see, to be reminded that our friend would rather stay home and “Netflix and Chill” with themselves? Voila! This super inexpensive assortment of $9.99 pajama sets are waiting to be wrapped and gifted!
Barrio Skate Shop-110 S. Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901
Specializing in skate apparel, shoes and skate boards, Barrio Skate Shop is the right place to be if you have a loved one that fits this market. If they’re just starting out, you can generously buy a complete skateboard for $130-$150. If they’re not new to the scene, you can refresh their collection with a new deck for around $40 to $50. If nothing else, these decks look good mounted on the wall.
THRFT Store-222 Texas Ave Ste. E El Paso, Texas 79901
If you’re looking for vintage clothing, THRFT Store is consistently refreshing their inventory. Crew necks from the 80’s and 90’s are priced at $19.99 until Saturday (Dec. 14, 2019) but can normally be found between $35-$45. You wish you saw Bryan Adams on tour in 94′, now your friend can lie and say they did. Even if they were seven years old at the time. Student and Military discounts are available on select merchandise.
D’Leon Boots-201 E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Good boots in the Southwest don’t come cheap but they’re worth it. This locally owned shop can design a set from scratch or you can pick up a set off the shelf like these men’s or women’s boots priced between $129-$179.
AQS Jeans-409 S. Stanton St., El Paso, TX 79901
Hoodies are the new plaids, El Pasoans are wearing them even in summer like it’s 1995 again. But thankfully it’s actually winter and you’ll want to gift a hoodie that stands out. Not only can you find hoodies with awesome Luchadors on them, but AQS can screen print a custom design on your hoodie in less than 15 minutes for only $25-$30. Chido!
Dave’s Pawn Shop-216 El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901
Dave’s is known for the odd and eccentric, but sometimes you just find a beautiful vintage piece, like this rotary telephone. This can be gifted as a decoration, or a conversation starter as you explain how people once spoke into a receiver as you bat away attempts to find the touch screen. This can be owned for only $99.
Krystal Jeans-620 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901
You’ve seen the Wall ‘o’ Swords, now feast your eyes on the Wall ‘o’ Pompis. The local brand and retailer Krystal Jeans has earned a reputation for supporting the region’s rears with stylish jeans. These jeans can be purchased at 2 for $20. If you know your friend’s and family’s sizes, help them continue to look amazing with a pair of jeans.
El Paso’s Finest-314 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79901
El Paso has no shortage of talent and El Paso’s Finest specializes in selling art, and merchandise by local talent that celebrates our city and region. These “915/EP” glasses are perfect for that out-of-town family member or friend that has just as much pride our town. Find a set of four for $40.
Paolo’s Mexican Curios (Mercado Paisano)-400 S Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901
This shop is a kaleidoscope of color, with a plethora of gorgeous decorative merchandise. All Dallas Cowboys jokes aside, these shot glass sets capture the local flavor and make that sports fan happy at the same time. If your team isn’t performing well, you’ll probably need a drink anyway (alcohol not included). Prices range from $22 to $55 for these football shot glass sets.