It's time: GiftingMap, the new go-to site for gifts with Texas ties that's curated by CultureMap, has officially launched. It's a carefully created collection of apparel, accessories, home and lifestyle items, and wedding presents, all in one place.
Before you head off on a shopping spree, get to know some of the amazing brands you can now find at GiftingMap.
Like a fine automobile, these handcrafted ballpoint pens are built to be used, not just to sit on the desk. Dallas-based owners Rick and Emily Hart use real wood and personally inspect each unique pen for quality before packaging them in a mahogany cigar-style box. "Bendecidos" means "blessed" in Spanish, and the Harts convey this by including scripture on the inner tube of each pen.
Your Instagram feed has probably been vastly improved by dreamy travel pics from this popular photographer (who's originally from Dallas). Malin uses inventive aerial techniques to capture scenes of the world's most iconic destinations, including colorful beach shots and stunning park pictures. The prints on GiftingMap are even signed by the artist himself.
Flip-flop fans have found a new favorite with Hari Mari, a Dallas-based company that refused to let footwear be boring and uncomfortable. Making flops that have clean aesthetics, a design-forward approach, vibrant colors, and an "ahhh"-inducing feel is just as important to the company as sustainable practices and giving back — Flops Fighting Cancer donates a portion of Hari Mari's proceeds to kids and families who are battling cancer.
Wasted materials are a no-no for this Austin-based brand that makes its playful robes in small batches from pre-existing fabrics. That means each funky pattern is limited-edition, but all are designed to (probably, most likely) fit all shapes and sizes. And let's be real, who doesn't love sitting around in a robe?
Holly Hall Supply Co.
Dermatologists developed — not just tested — all the products for Holly Hall Supply Co., a Houston-based premium shaving and skincare brand. Other good things you can expect from the brand include paraben-free products and the vow that they never test on animals.
Object Make and Model
This Houston brand's jewelry is soft-edged modern, with uncomplicated, material-centric geometric compositions. Natural stones are paired with glass and metal for casually elegant and modestly decorative statements.
A cooperative of master copper artisans handcrafts each Sertodo Copper piece from workshops in Austin and Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico, a village located high in the Sierra Madres Occidental of southwestern Mexico. The tradition of copper work originated mysteriously over 1,000 years ago, but Sertodo founder Jonathan Beall has been turning out hammered copper goods — think barware, platters, and belt buckles — since 1997.
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