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About Joy

Our beginnings

Back in 2017, Deborah and Chris, our intrepid shop owners, realized that they could combine their love of travel and shopping to open a gift store within the footprint of Castle Hill Fitness in Austin, Texas.

Chris and Deborah want to bring unique items to Austin, much as Gardens and Cadeau did in the early 2000s. But when they started, they had no idea how to run a retail shop – still Joy was born!

It has been 5 years of unadulterated fun in bringing a curated gift selection to our friends and customers at JOY. We attend trade shows and arts & craft shows in New York, Paris and many small shows across the US to ensure you have a curated place to shop.

Fiesta Puzzle - Joy

Our mission

Products that bring joy

We are unabashedly in love with color, with detailed items such as Maileg’s children’s play items, with hand created artist’s work, and with unique and carefully selected gifts for everyone in your life. We like a coffee table book more than we should, and we love a creative, humorous, slightly shocking greeting card. And we love a good Liberty Puzzle on the table at all times.

If a product brings us joy, we want it at joy!

Our mission

Doing good

We strive to find local businesses who support their community or ours. Sometimes this looks like them employing people in jobs otherwise inaccessible and other times it means sourcing materials in sustainable manners.

If a brand is doing good, we want to have them part of Joy.

Our mission

Cheering on other dreamers

We've had so much fun learning how to run Joy that it has become part of our mission to support other business owners dreams – imagine the world the way you want it to be.

It's a good day at Joy when we can connect our customers with products that they'll love from businesses we cheer on.

Visit our store

We look forward to welcoming you

1112 N Lamar Blvd B,
Austin, TX 78703

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Weekends, 10am - 5pm


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