The Gift of Austin
8 ways to give the gift of Austin: Local presents for everyone on your list
Holiday shopping may be the most challenging part of the season, but we’ve got you covered. Snag these local items, perfect for any Austinite, and you'll automatically make it on the Nice List. Trust us.
For your proudly Texan uncle
Tecovas Boots, $235
What better gift for a Texan than some brand-new boots? Tecovas Boots debuted just in time for the holidays, and the man (or woman) in your life will thank you for them. Complete with a classic design, ultra-soft, custom-tanned leather, and incomparable comfort, these boots are made for walkin’ — and much more.
For your bearded brother
Morocco Beard Oil
The Bearded Bastard, $25
Pamper your brother with some beard products he won’t ever go without. Made in Austin for the best beards around, The Bearded Bastard offers quality facial products that are sure to keep your man’s whiskers looking good.
For your furry friend
The Cacti Dog Collar
The Distillery Market, $65
Keep Rover holiday photo-ready with this fun and fashionable collar. The Cacti Dog Collar features soft brown leather and a whimsical pink-and-green succulent design. Offered in two sizes and downright adorable, the collar is for the snazzy pup in your life.
For your fashionista girlfriend
Gift a lucky lady with this sparkly handbag and score major brownie points. Ethically crafted from 100-percent vegan products, the boxcar is a classic bag made for an Austin lady’s wardrobe. In addition, 10 percent of proceeds from the bag go directly to Austin AIDS nonprofit Project Transitions, making it a gift that truly keeps on giving.
For your fit mom
Outdoor Voices, $300
Suit mom up in the chicest fitness wear around. Outdoor Voices’ coveted kits give the special gal in your life all the things she needs to stay fit and fabulous. The kit includes an Athena crop, warm-up leggings, the Catch-Me-if-You-Can hoodie, running woman sweats, and custom tote.
For your favorite co-worker
Aurelie with Swarovski Crystals Collection
Flash Tattoos, $15
Give your accessory-obsessed co-worker a little bit of shine this holiday season. The recently released Swarovski crystal Flash Tat collections are the right touch of sparkle just in time for the holidays. Each minipack includes femininely delicate tattoos and 15 Swarovski crystals in dorado gold.
For your beau
Faherty Quilted Chambray Vest
Make sure the man in your life is bundled up all winter long with this washed indigo chambray vest. The vest features a split hoodie front pocket and a cool textural design, making it ideal for layering while ensuring maximum warmth.
For your little Austinite
Tiny Texan Toddler Shirt
Texas Humor, $8.99
It’s never too early to start fostering some Texas pride. Gift your littlest Austinite with a cute graphic tee he or she can wear year-round. Aside from the obvious cuteness overload, the all-cotton, Austin-made shirt is the missing item needed to start your child’s Texan wardrobe.