Still need gift ideas this holiday season? Check out this list.
Whether they snuck up on you or you've been planning for months, the holidays are here. And with all the festive celebration comes plenty of gift-giving for a wide range of folks — need ideas?
From high-tech gadgets to spirits guaranteed to make you feel merry and bright, all the best presents are right here. You might even finish your shopping early this year, which is perhaps the best present of all.
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Garrison Brothers Distillery Texas Small Batch Bourbon
Give the holiday gift of hand-crafted boldness. Garrison Brothers bourbon is rich, smooth, and overflowing with quality, and always makes a great holiday gift for friends and family — or yourself.
Located in the Texas Hill Country, Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey — and only bourbon whiskey. They currently have a waitlist of more than 15,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon normally sells out within hours of its release.
Every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon is made from a sweet mash bill and barrel-aged in the intense Texas climate. The extreme heat creates multiple aging seasons in a year, resulting in a darker, richer, and fuller bourbon — bolder than almost any other bourbon on the market.
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Experience a Hill Country Christmas at JW Marriott San Antonio. Explore new holiday attractions this year at The Snow Factory. Enjoy ice tubing at Snow Flow Mountain and let snowballs fly at the Snowball Build & Blast.
Open to the public and resort guests, bring the family and get into the holiday spirit November 11 through New Year’s Eve. Book your stay now and use promo code CULTUREMAP23 for a special discount on tickets to Snow Flow Mountain. Blackout dates may apply.
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Gadjit cameras and accessories
Gift the joy of photography with Gadjit, Texas' go-to online camera store. Discover an extensive selection of new, open-box, and used cameras and lenses, from modern digital to vintage analog. Gadjit stands out with a commitment to quality, underscored by a 90-day warranty, hassle-free returns, and worldwide shipping.
Benefit from their buyback program, as they offer cash back for your camera equipment. CultureMap readers enjoy a special discount with code CULTUREMAP. For expert advice, visit www.gadjit.net or call 832-304-1777.
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Raising the Steaks book
Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse has been a Dallas staple for more than two decades, known for its famously Instagrammable food presentations, cuts of meat that can't be found anywhere else, and celebrity clientele. But what most people don’t know is the history of its long-time corporate chef, Samir Dhurandhar.
Now fans of the steakhouse will be able to follow Chef Samir's journey in his first book, Raising The Steaks. From growing up in India to moving to the States, where he met the world-famous Julia Child, to eventually leading Nick & Sam's, the James Beard Featured Chef gives aspiring cooks a glimpse into his life and recreates his special steakhouse and family recipes.
“Like me, Samir doesn’t have a lot of off time, and all his hard work has made him the playmaker at Nick & Sam’s. It’s my favorite restaurant, and I’m thankful for the creation of ‘The Luka’ ― everyone should try it. Like mine, his family helped pave his way, and it’s highlighted in his new book. I’m proud of Samir and all he’s accomplished.” -Luka Dončic, Dallas Mavericks
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Downtown Austin’s premier boutique fitness studio, Studio Three, has a special holiday offer for Austinites. Now through the end of the year, you or a loved one can receive the gift of one month of "All Three Unlimited" for 50 percent off (normally priced at $199) with a two-month requirement. Reach out the Studio Three’s Austin team to claim this promotion. Limited quantity and restrictions apply, see studiothree.com/terms-conditions for more info.
Studio Three encompasses three elite fitness studios under one roof: interval, cycle, and yoga. Tailored to athletes of all skill levels, group classes in each discipline are expertly led by world-class instructors who inspire growth at every stage of your fitness journey. Kick off your New Year's resolutions early at Studio Three.