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Wrap up your holiday shopping with these can't-fail gift ideas
If you have a wide range of people to shop for this holiday season, you're going to need a lot of gift ideas. Luckily, we've got 'em.
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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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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MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin
This off-leash dog park, bar, and grill caters to two-legged and four-legged friends alike and is the "ulti-mutt" spot in Austin where pups and peeps come to have fun. The dog park is membership-based, but humans get in for free to watch their dog live its best life. Gift a Founder's Club membership for $249.99 that includes unlimited doggie days, early access to events and cabana bookings, and more. It's a great gift for anyone who loves to hang out with their dog or if you have a fur-grandchild in your life. Founder's Club membership is available through the grand opening in early 2023.
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Know someone with lots of holiday parties to attend? Give the gift of Drybar, where it's no cuts, no color, just blowouts. Gift cards can be used toward all services or products. Find your nearest Drybar here and follow on Instagram @drybarshops_austin.
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Milam & Greene Whiskey
Milam & Greene Whiskey is made by some of the world’s most experienced whiskey professionals, including CEO, master blender, and author Heather Greene and 30-year whiskey veteran and master distiller Marlene Holmes. Its charming distillery sits in the lush Texas Hill Country, where the hot summers, unpredictable winters, and wild temperature variances add spark and personality to its spirit.
The Milam & Greene whiskey team distills in Blanco, Texas, on small copper pot stills as well as in Kentucky on classic column stills, using proprietary yeast and grain recipes. Aging takes place in rickhouses located across four states in different casks for a variety of flavors, resulting in the most thorough array of casks made and collected by any craft distiller. These casks are all brought home to Texas to become the ingredients from which the award-winning whiskey range is batched to create perfection.
Awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast, the Milam & Greene Triple Cask Bourbon is a batch of three hand-selected straight bourbon whiskies: Texas bourbon for a pop of spice, Kentucky bourbon for vanillas and fruits, and vintage Tennessee bourbon for structure and tannins. Products can be found at premium retailers across the state and pricing starts at $40.
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Precision Camera & Video
With a 40-year tradition of integrity and personal service, this locally owned Austin business has a knowledgeable staff that is passionate about photography and education. From daily and weekly camera equipment rentals to a robust used gear section, service and repairs, a full-service photo lab, and photography classes, Precision Camera is here to serve the Austin photographic community in every way possible.
You can feel at ease shopping local and be confident that you're getting the best deal. With Precision's low-price promise, if you find a better deal from an authorized dealer, Precision Camera will match their price. From beginners to pros, Precision Camera has the gear you’ll need. See their full holiday guide here for gift inspo and the most up to date sales.
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What do you get the person in your life who has everything? A device unlike any other, fit for a budding content creator and avid multitasker. Flexible and powerful, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 empowers you to capture and create with its unique design. Z Flip4 is built to make the most of the holidays and beyond with its iconic and customizable form factor, upgraded camera experience, super fast charging batteries, and powerful processor.
In the season of capturing memories, Z Flip4 revolutionizes group photos, with no need for a tripod or professional photographer: just partially fold the Galaxy Z Flip4 so it stands on its own and capture crisp photos at various angles with Flex Mode hands-free. Packing powerful cameras and Samsung’s latest incredible night photography features, Z Flip4 comes ready for the perfect family portrait or selfie. After you take the perfect shot, easily share your portraits and videos with your family over Quick Share – with just a private link or QR code, quickly send your shots without losing their quality, even to those who don’t use Galaxy devices.
With its one-of-a-kind design and customizable colors, you can personalize every element of the Galaxy Z Flip4 for the special someone in your life. Choose from custom fonts and designs to create a coordinated cover screen and main screen aesthetic tailored to their tastes. Flip4’s cover screen theme can even be synced to other Galaxy devices — so you can give the gift of sleek, fashionable coordination at any holiday party. And for that special someone who deserves a special smartphone, you can build a custom Z Flip4 on Samsung’s Bespoke Design Studio with glass colors and frame options that provide 75 unique combinations for the ultimate personalized gift. Starting at only $209.99 with eligible trade-in.