Come and Take These Great Texas Holiday Gifts

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on November 29, 2021 in Gift Guides,

For the holiday gift-giving season, let’s show our Lone Star pride by buying Texas-local. From foodie treats to stylish duds, it’s all here. 


Good & Tasty Bakes Cheesecakes 

Forget New York! When it comes to cheesecake, it’s Texas all the way for us from now on! Tasty doesn’t begin to describe the smooth deliciousness of these delightful treats. We sampled the mini cheesecakes — which are the perfect single portion size. Plus it meant the chocolate lover got her fave, while the traditionalist got his classic choice. This brand was created by a mother/daughter duo from Texas who wanted to enjoy something sweet while still eating healthy. These more-ish treats are for anyone needing a pre-portioned, no-sugar-added, all-natural dessert. Each mini cheesecake contains only 4-6g net carbs and is free from grains and gluten. They truly are the perfect better-for-you treat. From $15.99

Lone Star Meats from Beef Loving Texans

Since everything is bigger and better in Texas, Beef Loving Texans is living up to that standard with their hearty meats. Their proprietary roast, referred to as a “Chateauloin” comes from the muscle next to the tenderloin and can be cut into steaks for grilling or searing (similar to a tenderloin filet), roasted or smoked whole. Beef Loving Texans also sells apparel and accessories perfect for meat lovers. Prices vary

For the Texas Foodie | Farmhouse Delivery’s ‘Taste of Hill Country’ Bundle

Austin-based Farmhouse Delivery has been delivering and supporting Texan farmers since 2009. Co-founder Stephanie Scherzer and her partner Kim Beal also own and operate Rain Lily Farm, which provides nutritious food for their family, and contributes to Farmhouse Delivery bushels. Now you can shop local with them this holiday season with a variety gift pack that offers some of Texas’ best pantry favorites, including nationally acclaimed Greater Goods ‘Good Vibes’ Coffee, Texas Olive Ranch olive oil, Youngblood’s small-batch local honey, and Farmhouse Kitchen’s best seasoning blends. Selection may vary based on availability. $54.99

For the Pastry Lover | Easy Tiger

Austin’s go-to for specialty breads and pastries, Easy Tiger’s holiday gift menu includes top-selling German Christmas Stollen studded with Texas pecans, candied orange peel and dusted with powdered sugar, curated grazing boards, a bakery box including top pastries from the talented folks in the bakeshop and popular holiday cookie tins with three varieties of cookies including Pfeffernusse, chocolate peppermint cookies, pistachio thumbprints. And, why not stock up on their iconic pink branded mugs, totes, Head Doughpuncher David Norman’s cookbook “Bread on the Table” and more! Holiday items available Dec 12-24. Stollen $25

Wunderkeks Cookies

Made in Austin, Texas, Wunderkeks has surely proved its boast of having the #bestcookiesever. All of these amazing cookies come from the kitchen, not the factory. The Four Dozen Care Package will make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth for warm, delectable cookies that taste just like grandma makes. $17.95-$129.95

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Simplicity Teas Monthly Gift Box

Simplicity Teas is an Austin, TX-based, women-owned loose leaf tea of the month club that comes with a reusable infuser, so your favorite tea drinker can get brewing right away. And they’re not just any tea of the month club — they’re the number one rated club! Bonus: There’s free shipping. Life’s too short to drink bad tea, says their founder, Carolyn! From $9/month

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Kooper Family Whiskey Co. Sweetheart of the Rodeo Bourbon

With a tasting room located in Ledbetter, Texas, and one of the only traditional blending houses in the world, Kooper Family Whiskey Co. focuses on the art of maturing, finishing and masterfully blending their whiskies in fine oak, harnessing the power of the extreme Texas climate. This way, they’ve developed five lines, including Sweetheart of the Rodeo Bourbon. Kooper’s rendition of this classic spirit will impress bourbon novices and aficionados alike thanks to its rich tasting notes and smooth finish. Voted best Bourbon aged/bottled in Texas at the 2020 Texas Whiskey Festival, it’s a well-balanced spirit with just the right bite on the finish to round out the caramel sweetness. Sweetheart of the Rodeo’s versatility and moderate price point makes it the perfect bourbon to gift and have on hand for festive cocktails this holiday season. $41.99

Wedding Oak Winery

Winemaker Seth Urbanek set out to make excellent wines after graduating from Texas A&M, serving in the U.S and Afghanistan, and working in NY, Australia and Canadian wineries. Since opening Wedding Oak Winery, Seth has won Best Wine in Texas with his leading product, a Roussanne. The winery — located in San Saba — is known as a central part of the revitalization of the small town. Bonus: You’ll also find Wedding Oak Winery tasting rooms in Burnet and Fredericksburg. $29

Lucky Stash

Lucky Stash calls itself the perfect joint between tequila and cannabis. In fact, the hemp-infused herbal liqueur is made with premium tequila from high-quality agave that takes more than seven decades to grow. The star on the front of the bottle proclaims the product as a proud, born and raised Austinite. Enjoy on the rocks or an easy-to-make cocktail. $54


Sunshine Tienda Handwoven Jewelry Case

We are already fans of this Texas-based accessories brand and are ready to fall in love with their newly launched jewelry cases. An extension of their popular fair trade hat line, the cases are handwoven on a backstrap loom by Sunshine Tienda’s female artisan partners in rural Guatemala. Each case takes about five hours to produce.The 4 pattern choices are fashion-forward and hard to choose between — believe us! These eye-catching cases make for effortless, memorable gifts that have an impact and are useful on-the-go or as a stylish storage solution. $76

Houston-based Sleek Socket

Who isn’t tired of tangled, messy, bulky plugs and cords creating a dangerous eyesore in our homes and clashing with home décor? It seems inevitable, with all our home electronics and smart devices. Now, you can gift the joy of eliminating all that mess with this game-changing, patented solution – the Sleek Socket. Safe and secure, these sockets are made for today’s lifestyles and home decor. (They work great in the office, too.) From a small, family-owned Houston, Texas-based company, these affordable products completely conceal the underlying outlet and bulky plugs and cords while permitting full use of the outlet. And, no tools are required, just plug them in. Cyber Monday: 20% off coupon 11/26/21-11/29/21 on the 3ft and 8ft standard and universal size flagship models. From $23.95

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Beautiful Kitchen Towels from Red Bird’s House

Austin-based Red Bird’s House is designing the most adorable and festive cotton towels for your own kitchen or as the easiest, most-adored gifts. Designed with photography by Pauline Stevens, these linens dry beautifully, every single time. Choose from holiday designs like flashy ornaments or red peppermint sticks, or from everyday designs like brightly colored fruit or lovely representations of love. There’s a design to match everyone’s taste. $25.50

Golf Ball Pint Glass Set from William Murray Golf

Owned by actor Bill Murray and based in Austin, we are big fans of William Murray Golf clothing (especially their Murray-inspired hunter green golf shirt). If you’re looking for a great gift for any golfer, the Golf Ball Pint Glass Set will be a score! This standard-sized pint glass features an embossed logo, as well as a classic Titleist jammed right into the side of it. Make sure to hand-wash these bad boys, and only break out with like-minded friends who appreciate your warped, Murray-esque sense of humor. $55

Onnit Wellness Products + Services

Onnit is an Austin-based health and wellness brand that provides leading products for optimal health. Onnit is synonymous with a high standard of fitness in the ATX, from nutritional supplements to unconventional fitness equipment with leading fitness training. They also offer top-rated products that support sleep, mood, speed, energy, and memory on Amazon. Additionally, get in on those online workouts with their monthly subscription. Prices vary

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Revival Cycles Motorcycle Gear

Give your guy this protective California riding shirt from Austin-based Revival Cycles. This functional, stylish shirt can be worn under a vest to help keep warm, or solo for any guy who wants a rustic alternative to a plain flannel. It’s handmade with denim shells and comes with hand pockets, chest pockets, and pockets on the inside as well. This is a personalized gift that will last and has a serious cool factor. $299

ZOX Kind Word Wristbands

Founder Jason Kuipers created ZOX with a simple purpose – to uplift during difficult times, build a supportive community and give back to others in the process. By creating ‘kind word’ wristbands (made from recycled water bottles) as everyday reminders to inspire and promote positive affirmations, the brand has grown into cult-level collectability. This year, the Michigan-native relocated ZOX’s headquarters to Austin where the company continues its collaborations with nonprofits like INARA. The new, limited-edition “Ray of Light” wristband design aims to encourage hope and raise awareness for war wounded children in need of life-saving medical attention. With each band purchased, ZOX will donate 100% of the profits to INARA to aid in its life-changing mission. From $10

Tees2urdoor Clothing

Based in Austin, this personalized T-shirt company can create just about any design. Tees2urdoor Clothing have special holiday designs with trendy Christmas tees, sweaters, and accessories.  They can also create the perfect matching holiday T-shirts for those cute family holiday greeting cards. They turned around a white tee with the Texas Lifestyle Magazine logo in just one day for a special event. Their customer service is perfection! $7-$34

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Modern Merrigold’s Texas Necklace

Take a little piece of Texas with you everywhere you go with state jewelry from Modern Merrigold. Each state charm necklace can be customized and personalized. (We love the idea of combining the Texas charm with a state charm where a Texas ex-pat has moved.) Modern Merrigold also features birthstone jewelry, so there’s loads of personalized choices. $41-$43

Bryan Anthonys

This Texas-based brand was founded on the verifiable truth of life’s fragility. Co-founder Amber Glassman’s brother was tragically taken, and to honor him she has founded the company on the belief that anyone should be able to buy themselves or a loved one a beautiful piece of jewelry to mark life’s significant moments. From the Let Go and Grit Choker to the Reach for the Stars Earrings and Always in My Heart Necklace, Bryan Anthonys has many gorgeous, meaningful pieces at an accessible price. $39-$149


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