Your 2019 Texas-Size Home Sweet Home Holiday Gift Guide

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on December 13, 2019 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle, Home,
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They say there’s no place like home… So land on their nice list with these home, hearth and hostess gift ideas. You’ll love spreading comfort and joy this holiday season!

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Bluetooth Speaker & Wine Cooler Lamp by Kooduu

Spice up your party by combining outdoor fun with music and wine! This unique lamp allows your wine to cool while you play some hot tunes! Holds up to an 8-hour charge and casts a lovely soft ambient glow to add to the evening backyard party. You know you have that perfect person on your list for this jewel! $159

Brookstone Cordless Illuminated Makeup Mirror

The touch-sensor base of this mirror makes it easy to control the LED light level as well as power it on and off. The dual-sided mirror offers 10x magnification on one side without any distortion—-once you’ve tried 10x magnification, you’ll wonder how you set foot out the door without it! Bonus: the integral night light automatically activates in a darkened room. $199.99

Sea Bags

Made in Maine from actual sails, this is a stylish and environmentally friendly way to bring your beverages on the go! Sea Bags are helping to save the planet by creating a bag out of water-resistant recycled sail cloth and has saved over 700 tons of trash from going into the ocean already. This is the perfect bag for the outdoor enthusiast. $75

Cork Pops Queen Jewel’s Collection

This handcrafted, delicate collection of jeweled wine glassware is designed to complement life’s beauty and to flaunt the drinker’s individual personality. Cork Pops Queen Jewel’s Collection comes in a variety of designs, including our favorite, the Christmas tree. $23.50/$26.50

Gardenuity Herb Garden

Receive the  joy of saying, “I grew that” with Gardenuity’s Herb Garden. Adding a mint leaf to Texas iced tea is now as simple as stepping out your own back door. The kit has everything you need to grow beautiful herbs in your home. $52

Les Jardins Solar Lighting

Let Les Jardins light the way this holiday season for your outdoor elf. Each portable lantern features a solar module that produces 500 lumens of light for up to 200 hours, making it one of the most efficient and effective solar lanterns on the market. These would look great lighting the pathway up to your home. Something for your wish list!. $259

Big Blanket Co Snuggle Blankets

Since everything is bigger in Texas, blankets should be too! Big Blanket Co sells the world’s largest (and coziest) blankets in a variety of warm colors — at 10′ x 10′ they’re almost 5x larger than the average throw blanket. Get that special someone a cozy gift that they’ll use time and time again and think warm thoughts of you each time they use it. $209

Sol & Luna 3-Piece Garden Tool Set

For the gardener who has everything, why not add a little leather? This set comes with two spades and one hoe that have been covered in warm brown natural leather. The more these tools are used for digging in the dirt, the more durable the leather becomes. Sol & Luna is a Spanish manufacturer internationally known for its objects and furniture elegantly hand-covered in ecologically-friendly tanned leather. $125

Lenox Blue Bay 4-piece Snack Bowl & Tray Set

With clean lines that will complement any home’s decor year-round, this snack bowl set is ideal for setting out nuts, candies or other sweet treats. Also great for appetizers, the handy set includes a wood tray with indentations that the bowls sit in securely. Perfect for carrying around as you socialize. $43

Holstein Housewares 12-piece Cupcake Maker

Got someone who likes to bake on your list? This stylish and efficient Cupcake Maker whips up 12 standard sized cupcakes in only 8 minutes! With a multitude of features, such as non-stick coating and safety lock, and 4 different colors, this item will bring smiles to many faces. $59.99

Wildlife World Habitat Houses

Providing a pretty home for beneficial insects and animals to live in, each design in the Wildlife World Habitat House range was tested on a 35-acre farm in the UK, ensuring sustainability. The adorable little houses are crafted from certified timber and other recycled materials. Perfect for that bird watcher on your list. From $24.95

Reclaimed Scottish Whisky Barrel Frames

Handcrafted in Scotland, these beautiful picture frames made from reclaimed whisky barrels make a striking visual statement. The frame adds a rustic and woodsy feel to that special someone’s photo gallery. Each frame is numbered, allowing you to trace it back to the barrel it once was. $58-$100

Local Yocal Farm to Market Online

A prized butcher shop and local goods store located in McKinney, TX is making the holiday season brighter and easier with the launch of their online store. Thanks to Local Yocal Farm to Market, the gift of high-end Wagyu and Angus beef steaks can now be ordered and shipped anywhere in the domestic United States. In addition, Local Yocal created three limited edition holiday packages to make the gift-giving even easier. From $100

Hilliards Chocolates 

For us, peppermint bark says “It’s holiday time!” Hilliards Chocolates is a family-owned business in its fourth generation and their wide selection of delicious sweets, from bark, almond toffee crunch and truffles to brittles and everything caramel, ensures all sweet tooths are fed. Do you have someone on your list that loves craft beer? Surprise them with the craft beer caramels or brittle—-the gift for that beer lover who has it all! Prices vary

North Country Coastal Inspired Wind Bells

These coastal-themed bells made in Maine are crafted from recycled steel, creating a soothing chime. The bells are durable enough to last at least 20 years and make the perfect gift for that beach lover in your life. From $44.95

The Radical Pan 

With its radical new design, the Radical Pan solves common cooking struggles. The lip of the saute pan has an extended height on one side forming a backboard that makes it easy to flip food with a spatula against it, or you can shake the pan and flip the food around with the ease of a professional chef. This nonstick must-have for your favorite foodie, is also oven and dishwasher safe, although it can usually just be wiped clean with a damp cloth. $89-$109

Texas Capitol Ornament

The 2019 Texas Capitol Ornament was inspired by the famed Lone Star locomotive which carried 16,000 loads of the distinctive Texas sunset red granite from Marble Falls, TX to Austin, and which our Capitol building is famous for. $22

Emergency Phone Charger Keychain 

This mini phone charger takes the worry out of forgetting to pack your charger. The charger is lightweight, retractable and rechargeable and it lives right on your keychain. It provides two hours of phone usage and lasts three months per charge. Never get stuck with a dead phone again. Ideal for anyone with an iPhone. $29.95

Molly Hatch Throw Pillow & Area Rug

The Molly Hatch collection is packed with fun Christmas items including adorable throw pillows, collectible coffee mugs, cheery area rugs (shown above) and much more! Gift the Molly Hatch holiday collection for Christmas, or use in your own home to easily add some fun festivity. $35-$60

Lovespoon Candles

Who doesn’t love to receive a fabulous smelling candle? Lovespoon Candles, maker of the premium soy candle, was created for the sophisticated woman in mind. Plus, each purchase sends $1 to “Feeding Children Everywhere” which allows for 5 meals to be provided to hungry children in America. $30 (8.5 oz)

The Slipcover Company

Classic Slipcovers are a line of high-end slipcover products created to make your furniture look brand new!  Slipcovers for chairs to sofas—and even dog furniture—are available in a variety of fits, styles and colors. Slipcovers are the perfect way to make your home look more festive this holiday season without the expense of  new furniture. $15.99

St. Nicholas Candle from SoH Melbourne

Hints of smokey ash, fir needles and pine from the St. Nicholas candle will transport them straight to Christmas morning. The gorgeous forest-green packaging makes this candle the perfect addition to any holiday decor. Plus, with a 70+ hour burn, the St. Nicholas Candle,lets the holidays linger even after they’re past. $70

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