Texas Hill Country Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is officially here–meaning it’s time to get ready for mistletoe, candlelight, and fun with family and friends! While the holidays may look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t still find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. To help you get started, we’ve put together our own curated list of some great places in the Texas Hill Country where you can shop safely online or in-store. Peruse some of our favorite spots below, and take a virtual tour of the Hill Country while you’re at it:
Who said flowers are just for springtime? This year, why not mix things up, and give the gift of a beautiful bouquet or a complete holiday home makeover with The Flower Girl? Make your holiday party really pop with the help of their floral and event design services, or make someone’s holiday season that much brighter (and prettier) by giving them a gift they’ll never forget.
For the girl who loves to accessorize, consider a gift from Raven + Lily, an Austin-based, women-led company that partners with artisans from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a cute new tote, a stunning pair of earrings (we love these gold hoops!) or home décor, Raven + Lily is worth checking out. Order online and read more about their commitments to being environmentally conscious and community-focused.
Next up is The Wayback— Our favorite boutique hill country hotel. Gift your travel deprived companion the ultimate staycation just minutes from downtown Austin, but still deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy a breath of fresh air, beautiful views, a saltwater pool, delicious meals, and a casual, relaxing vibe. This is one gift that you may have to get for yourself, as well.
Do you have a tequila-lover in the family? Well, how about a Sotol-lover? Bring a bottle of Desert Door Original Texas Sotol to your Christmas party and become the new favorite cousin. Made in Driftwood from West Texas sotol plants, this drink was first crafted in Texas around 800 years ago, and is making a big comeback. Whether you choose to slip a bottle into a stocking or pop one open on Christmas Eve, we bet you’ll love the distinctly Texan taste of this unique spirit.
Beeswax candles make perfect gifts, especially during the chilly (er… chillier) Texas winter months. Not only does beeswax smell amazing, but it actually purifies the air, too. Put one of our specialty Pinecone Beeswax Candles under the tree for the candle enthusiast in your life, or decorate your dinner table with some of our candlesticks and tapers to make your holiday feel extra special.
Rounding out our Hill Country Tour is The Budaful Hiker–aptly named because of its location on Main Street in Buda, Texas. They have a great selection of bags, water bottles, stickers, and apparel, and they love to give back. Proceeds from their locally printed T-shirts impact the community for the better by going toward helping small businesses and healthcare workers.
Good luck with your holiday gift-giving, y’all! No matter what your celebration looks like this year, we hope it’s a happy one. Stay safe and have fun this holiday season, and don’t forget to let us know if you used any of our suggestions by finding us on Facebook or Instagram.
Photo of The Flower Girl in Dripping Springs, TX. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of Cottage 2 from The Wayback in Austin, TX. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of The Budaful Hiker’s TenTree Travel Hat in Buda, TX. Photo by The Budaful Hiker.
Photo of handbags from Raven + Lily’s location in Fredericksburg, TX. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of The Desert Door Distillery in Driftwood, TX. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.