Looking to shop locally for gifts for friends and family, or want to support a local business? Here is a roundup of the businesses featured in the print editions of Community Impact Newspaper in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this year.

Kinder Haus Childcare, which has cows and donkeys that roam through the pastures behind it, has been providing Christian-based education in a natural environment in east Pflugerville for 40 years. Co-owner Jack Payne explains how the child care facility holds closely to its foundational roots.

Though it has been around since 2002, increased popularity among at-home gardening trends and a younger clientele during the pandemic helped make Round Rock Garden Center a community staple. Owners Jeff and Stephanie Ramert reflect on their favorite memories over the last two decades of business in Round Rock.

Wink Boutique’s themed rooms offer a variety of gifts for everyone, from baby items to women’s clothing as well as items from local vendors. Owner Brittany Parker focuses on featuring local artists such as Clay Works by Sally, Grace and Charm jewelry, and NFuseMe water bottle infusers.

Owner Jimmy Pierce creates custom hats inspired by classic films at Jimmy Pierce Designs in Hutto, which was a side job and hobby for him before opening the businesses in the height of the pandemic.

The Ruby Hotel, a unique hideaway tucked along Brushy Creek in Round Rock, was a residential home built in 1961 before it became a unique tourist destination in 2019. “The same family lived in that [house] all the way up until 2014,” said Cole Di Carlo, director of sales and marketing for Alexa Management, a hospitality industry firm that operates the Ruby Hotel.

Pflugerville wine bar Three Legged Goat is focused solely on Texas products, be it wine or beer, and co-creator Jim McDonald said the menu is about 50% permanent and 50% rotating. Three Legged Goat often hosts local musicians for live music performances, open mic nights and community events.

Tiemann Art Gallery in Round Rock offers live music, lectures, date nights, exhibits, classes and dramatic readings each month in its gallery of mainly Texas artists. Owner Carrie Tiemann opened the space in June 2020 and hopes for it to become a local art staple.

Don Quick & Associates has served the Round Rock area and beyond since 1970. In 2018, Quick celebrated his 50th year as a Realtor followed in 2020 by the 50th anniversary of Don Quick & Associates. However, in late June and early July 2021, he and his wife, Eugenia “Jeanie” Quick, died after long battles with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and cancer, respectively.

New Round Rock repair company Roof Monkey is owned by Eddie Youmans, a 21-year Air Force veteran who cares about taking care of the community. Roof Monkey is primarily focused on asphalt roofs and works with clients to bring their roofs to top quality.

Rogues Gallery Comics and Games started in 2001 as Dragon’s Lair Round Rock, but when the owner retired, current owner Randy Lander purchased the store and renamed it. It continues to be a gathering place for fans of comics and tabletop games in the Round Rock and Williamson County area.