Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Austin
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On the Nice List

Need a gift this holiday? Take your pick from one of these great ideas.

Bottles of Tequila 512
Photo courtesy of Tequila 512
Grocery Pup food and cute dog
Photo courtesy of Grocery Pup
Woman getting a spa facial
Photo courtesy of W Austin AWAY Spa
Diamond rings
Photo courtesy of Diamonds Direct
44 Farms prime rib and a Yeti cooler
Photo courtesy of 44 Farms
Zach Theatre tickets holiday pack
Photo courtesy of Zach Theatre
Emoji napkins
Photo courtesy of Halo Home by KSW
Couple getting a massage
Photo courtesy of Spavia
Houston Museum Pass
Houston Museum of Natural Science, photo courtesy of Visit Houston

Do you need gift ideas this holiday season? Then this list is for you. From fine jewelry sure to excite anyone who loves all things sparkly to items designed specially to pamper your pooch, these presents leave lasting impressions. And you get to take all the credit.


Tequila 512

In Austin, tequila isn’t saved for special occasions — it’s a standard go-to. Locally owned and operated, Tequila 512 is the perfect "anytime" tequila. It’s triple-distilled and made with 100 percent agave and volcanic spring water. Smooth enough to enjoy neat but bold enough to liven up any cocktail, Tequila 512 won Double Gold and Best in Show at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Grocery Pup

Don't forget about your pup this holiday season. Put down the bag of processed kibble and treat your furry friend to the good stuff with 25 percent off your first Grocery Pup order until December 25th. It's food so fresh it'll make your dog feel regal and fly, just like @pennytheluckdragon.

W Austin AWAY Spa

Through December 31, purchase $250 in gift cards and receive an additional $50 gift card for free. Keep it for yourself (your secret is safe with us) and use it toward a special during the 12 Days of Glowing holiday promotion: 12 days of incredible flash sales on the spa's most popular services and products.

Diamonds Direct Austin

Classic diamond pieces like these gorgeous stackable rings are always at the top of our holiday wish lists, especially when you can customize the size and metal color. With amazing upgrade options and a can’t-miss financing promotion this December, Diamonds Direct is your one-stop-shop for checking that extra special present off your list.

44 Farms

Renowned for its fine marbling, 44 Farms all-natural beef boasts superior tenderness, juiciness, and flavor with no added hormones, antibiotics, or artificial ingredients. The slow-roasted, melt-in-your-mouth, four-to-five pound 44 Farms Smoked Prime Rib will steal the show at holiday dinner. It will also nourish the body after a day of outdoor adventures with a YETI Roadie 20 cooler. Also available with 44 Farms logo cooler ($299.95-$314.95).

Zach Theatre

Putting the perfect gift together? The longest continuously running theater company in the state of Texas invites you to "be our guest" and pick a three or four-show package this year as a holiday gift. The 2017-18 season includes A Christmas Carol, A Tuna Christmas, Sunday in the Park With George, Heisenberg, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Halo Home by KSW

Let others know if you're feeling naughty or nice by flashing these embroidered emoji linen cocktail napkins. A set of four costs $48, and they're one of the latest designs from the specialty linen company Halo Home by KSW, founded by calligrapher Jen O'Neal and CultureMap lifestyle editor-at-large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.


Give the gift of relaxation with Spavia gift cards. Receive a complimentary candle with the purchase of a $100 gift card ($39 value), a complimentary Glow and Go refresher facial with the purchase of $150 gift card ($69 value), or a complimentary essential treatment with the purchase of $200 and up in gift cards ($89 value). Gifts with purchase are only good for gift cards to be used at Spavia Burnet Marketplace.

Visit Houston

This holiday season, give memories that will last a lifetime. The Houston Experience Marketplace makes it easy by curating the best of Houston's cultural attractions and things to do into unique experience passes that make perfect gifts. There’s something for everyone on your list, from a Brew Pass to taste beer at six breweries to a Museum Pass for science and culture buffs. After making your selections, it's easy to seamlessly gift the passes to your friends and loved ones. The passes arrive instantly via text and email with nothing to download.