- $15.50 for $30 worth of hardware and home goods
DeWalt, Trapp, and Tyler Candles are just a few of the brand names stamped on the tools, accents, and household appliances at Sunset Ridge. Stainless-steel measuring-spoon sets corral the perfect ingredients into a Cuisinart juicer for a refreshing treat or last-ditch science project. Guava-mango Trapp candles simulate a quick island getaway, and handcrafted soaps from Mistral enhance each scrub with hints of vanilla-apricot oatmeal and crisp autumn pears.
Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware
"Funky" isn't a word typically associated with hardware stores, but that's exactly how Amy and David Doyle describe Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware. Upon opening the place in 1995, the pair envisioned a one-stop hardware and home-improvement haven that shook off the sawdust and embraced the unconventional in ways that didn't include slapping googly eyes on every two-by-four. That's why the San Antonio Express-News' $hopGirl can cite a unique selection of Curly Girl wall hangings, hooded towels, and Texas cookbooks beside traditional tools and housewares sourced from Ace Hardware. An epic spread of Benjamin Moore paints and Breville kitchen products create an ocular feast for fixer-uppers as handcrafted soaps and fragrant candles ignite olfactory senses. Seasoned staffers roam the aisles, touting talents that include knife sharpening, key cutting, and lamp repair in addition to several other services.