12 Amazing Austin Gifts To Give This Holiday Season
Take some of the stress out of holiday shopping with these gift ideas from local businesses
JOY at Castle Hill
Joy at Castle Hill has a curated selection of gifts from local to around the world with an emphasis on beautiful things that bring happiness to all.
Liberty Puzzles are a throwback to the golden age of jigsaw puzzles. With hand drawn whimsical pieces, A Texas Parade by Hightower Suttle is the perfect gift to spark a holiday tradition.
Creativity and quality are the core of Lettermade cocktail and dinner napkins. From RBG to Coco Chanel, the Legend & Icon series are the perfect gift for your gal pal. Need we say more?
Start your day off soft and cheery with one of these signature handmade animal rugs from Doing Goods. Made with 100% tufted wool, these beauties will brighten any playroom, bedroom or home office.
May your holidays be full of Sparkle and JOY!
joyatcastlehill.com | @joyatcastlehil
Pumpkin Spice Mocha
Servings: 1 | Prep time: 5 min | Cook time: 5 min
6 ounces brewed coffee
6 ounces 2% or whole milk
3-4 tablespoons Delysia Chocolatier Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate mix
Toppings: cinnamon stick, whipped cream, Delysia marshmallows
1. Brew your favorite cup of coffee, reserving 6 ounces to use for the Pumpkin Spice Mocha.
2. Shake the Delysia Chocolatier Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate tin carefully, holding the lid in place, to redistribute the spices, sugar and chocolate within the mix.
3. In a small saucepan, over medium low heat, heat 6 ounces of milk. Stir often to ensure the milk doesn’t scorch or burn. Bring the milk to a simmer.
4. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the Delysia Chocolatier Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate mix to the saucepan. Stir gently until the chocolate is completely melted and dissolved into the warm milk.
5. Add 6 ounces of brewed coffee, stirring well to incorporate all of the spices and ingredients.
6. Pour the Pumpkin Spice Mocha into your favorite coffee mug. Top with a cinnamon stick, whipped cream or Delysia Chocolatier marshmallows.
delysia.com | @delysia_choc
Blue Door Dental Design
Blue Door Dental Design is excellence in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. With an elevated experience in a lounge-like setting, patients can see their dream smile using non-invasive, 3-D technology to test drive their transformation. With 15 years of experience, Dr. Robin Bethell and his team of expert designers and master ceramists are bringing world-class, evidence-based dentistry to Austin. Give the life-changing gift of a dream smile to your loved one this holiday season through a Blue Door Consultation and Smile Test Drive. They will help you be the best you can be with a beautiful, healthy smile. Their work comes with a 10-year guarantee and can be gifted through their website.
bluedoordentaldesign.com/gift | @bluedoordentaldesign
The White House Historical Association
Since 1981, the White House Historical Association has designed and manufactured the Official White House Christmas Ornament to commemorate an individual president or a significant White House anniversary. Collecting and sharing these beloved ornaments has become a cherished annual tradition for millions of Americans.
Elegant, unique and brimming with Texas pride, the Official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament features the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson and is one of the most memorable gifts you’ll give this year!
shop.whitehousehistory.org | @whitehousehistory
Oak & Eden
Crafted in collaboration with some of America’s most notable personalities, the Oak & Eden Anthro Series is a collaborative product line of one-of-a-kind whiskeys created by one-of-a-kind people. Their latest chapter, The Troubadours, features five talented artists spanning a variety of genres including two Austin-based duos, Jamestown Revival and Penny & Sparrow. Each artist worked alongside the brand to curate their very own custom bottle — from the base whiskey, the proof, the wood species of the Spire to the final infusion — personally crafting a finish that truly embodies who they are as an artist.
oakandeden.com/anthro | @oakandeden
Living In Stereo
Living In Stereo features the most meticulously selected and restored pieces of stereo equipment and unique, fun selections of mid-century modern furniture and home decor to accompany the equipment. They bring 20 years of combined expertise to provide an invaluable experience to their customers and offer the best of the best at an affordable price point.
livinginstereoatx.com | @living_in_stereo
Solid Soaps is a line of artisan goods that changes a mundane task into a luxurious ritual. Based in Austin, Texas, this woman-owned business creates small-batch, consciously crafted soaps using natural ingredients. Solid Soaps are the perfect, practical and consumable gifts for everyday use.
solidsoaps.com | @solid.soap
Give the gift of beauty this holiday season! Refine Aesthetics hopes to help you achieve your personal version of beauty. They offer an array of cosmetic services from skin care to injectables to lasers and more. The providers at Refine Aesthetics will customize a beauty roadmap to help you and your loved ones feel more refreshed, rejuvenated and refined. Treat yourself, beautiful!
refineaesthetics.com | @refineaestheticsatx
Petticoat Fair is a family-owned business that celebrates all women with personalized bra and swimsuit fittings. Their in-store and online collection is filled with chic, on-trend and price-inclusive pieces. Stop in this holiday season for a gift for that special someone … or to treat yourself!
petticoatfair.com | @petticoat_fair
Charm School Vintage
Charm School Vintage Clothing changes how you carry yourself, shifts your mood and invites conversation. Charm School Vintage is more than a clothing store, offering the best curated designs from every decade, modern jewelry, apothecary, home goods and unique crystals. Come discover distinctive gifts that evoke beauty, power and connection to culture.
charmschoolvintage.com | @charmschoolvintage
Katie of Austin’s Katie Kismet handcrafts kiln-fired glass accessories, featuring fresh bolo ties and hat bands, bold statement rings, the Earring of the Month Club and joyful everyday styles. Small batch, sustainably-minded and accented with custom sterling silver and 14k gold-filled finishes, Katie Kismet has a unique gift for every loved one.
katiekismet.com | @katiekismet
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