Hitting the bricks to find some gifts doesn’t always mean breaking the bank.
Denton offers plenty of bargains, discounts and deals for anyone and everyone looking for a present, a souvenir or opportunity to treat yo’ self. And with the holidays coming up, it’s never too early to start putting presents under the tree (even if it’s still in the closet). Here’s how!
Denton County Farmers Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through September, free admission)
Get the freshest in local produce at the Denton County Farmers Market. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to sellout, this is the spot to indulge in farm-to-table goodies.
Denton County Farmers Market: 410 W Sycamore, dentonfarmersmarket.com
Denton Community Market (Saturdays through November, free admission)
Tasty produce, great locally made goods and music are on tap every weekend at the Denton Community Market! This spot is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April to November and its vendors range from jewelers to piemakers to treats for pups. You never know what you’ll find wandering through the aisles of this Denton must-see!
Denton Community Market: 410 W Sycamore, dentoncommunitymarket.com
The DIME Store (open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Take a piece of Denton back with you from this quirky store, which stocks only goods made by Denton artists. Everything from homemade cards to T-shirts, magnets, jewelry and other fun handmade goods are in this store. Plus, since they are constantly restocking, you never know what you’ll find on the shelves of the DIME (Denton Independent Maker Exchange) Store.
DIME Store: 510 S. Locust, dimehandmade.com
Discover Denton Welcome Center (open daily)
You simply cannot leave Denton (or Texas!) without picking something up to take with you. With a hearty stock of Texas-centric, locally made and university merchandise, this is the place to stop on your way in or your way out of town. Bonus: the staff there can help you plan your #Dentoning while you’re here with customized itineraries!
Discover Denton Welcome Center: 111 W. Hickory St, 940.218.1815 discoverdenton.com
Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream (open daily)
Beat the Texas heat with a sweet treat, made right in the heart of Denton. Step back in time at Beth Marie’s, where the waffle cones are freshly made, the ice cream is churned with a machine that dates back to 1927 and everyone can enjoy a delicious delicacy for a low price.
Beth Marie’s: 117 W Oak St (940.384.1818), 2900 Wind River Ln (940.591.1010), bethmaries.com