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Unlike bigger airports, the stores inside Austin–Bergstrom International Airport are more locally minded, making them ideal stops for last-minute souvenirs from your trip (that is, if you didn’t already go crazy at Austin’s best shops and boutiques).
Because the airport is not a major connection hub, most people traveling through can just relax and enjoy the shopping — even when you have a super early flight, as most shops open around 5:00 AM.
Austin City Limits / Waterloo Records
In addition to tapings and recordings of performances the annual music festival of the same name, this store sells concert t-shirts, trucker hats, key chains, and more. Near gate 15
Benefit Cosmetics Kiosk
Beauty brand Benefit rolled out these pink vending machines shaped like vintage busses in over 28 US airports a few years ago. The kiosks stock a limited collection of the beauty brand’s most popular products, including mascara, pore-minimizing primers, lipsticks, and concealer. Two locations; near gates 5 and 14
Austin Warehouse District
This all-Texas shop is not going to wow you with the most cleverly designed products, but it’s a great stop for browsing or picking up a kitschy souvenir, like short-shorts boasting the colors of the Texas flag and one of those ubiquitous "Keep Austin Weird" t-shirts. Near gate 9
The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que
The Austin airport location of this famous Texas barbecue joint sells merch on top of serving food, but you can also buy meat, dry rub, and gift sets or single bottles of their tasty BBQ sauce to take home. Near gate 10
Other Shops to Note
Head to Austin Article (gate 8) and Barton Springs Dry Goods (gate 18) to browse more souvenirs. If you need headphones or other electronics, the Best Buy kiosk is located near gate 5.