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Christmas Gifts from Texas

Let’s all buy gifts from Texas! Everyone always says to buy “Made in America”, so let’s take it one step further this year.

Christmas is coming! Get a head start on gift buying and buy inside your own state. These fifteen small businesses offer amazing products and services. While you support them, you’ll be giving the people on your list a unique gift that they’ll cherish for years to come. Don’t be usual. Be superb and wow them with gifts from Texas!

Fort Worth ZooGifts from Texas don’t have to sit on a shelf. Give an experience! Buy the annual pass for the Fort Worth Zoo, the oldest zoo in Texas. You’d be supporting the preservation and care of countless animals and their habitats too! It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year round. When I visited the zoo, I couldn’t believe the number of flamingo exhibits there were. Kid you not, there were at least five different species of flamingo. It was fantastic! Aside from that, the gardens are well kept, the walking paths are very wide and accommodating, plus there are constant changes to the exhibits. You’ll always be seeing new things at the Fort Worth Zoo!

Invader Coffee – As one of my favorite coffee companies, I will recommend Invader Coffee for every holiday of the year! Let’s not limit coffee giving to just Christmas. It’s too good! Invader Coffee air roasts and flavors their coffee beans, allowing you to grind flavored coffee and really give you a delicious cup with a consistent taste. My husband has never liked getting flavored coffees at coffee shops. They’ve always consisted of heavy syrups at the bottom of the cup. Once I forced him to try some of the flavored beans, he was sold! Their Austin based company is Veteran owned and as a bonus, they give back to their communities. Let’s support our troops!

Couple giving each other gifts from Texas

Coffee is a fabulous gift to give, let’s check out a whiskey company next!

Leadslingers Whiskey – For the man on your list, buy a whiskey from a combat Veteran owned company! Leadslingers’ concept started in the winter of 2013. Seven men from Article 15 Clothing got together and started to craft what they loved: whiskey and rum. Now sold throughout several retailers, you can enjoy their craft too! Give a great gift and give back to those who kept our country free.

River Road Clothing Co – If cute kid clothes are on your list, you’ll definitely want to place an order with River Road Clothing Co.! They have so many themed Texas T-shirts, onesies and cute sets to gift your little ones. They have cute holiday themed shirts too with the “Texas reindeer”. It’s an armadillo with a red nose and antlers! Clearly they have a great sense of humor and I love it! Check out everything this family run business has to offer.

The Great Texas Candle Co. – Started with one simple question, why do Yankees have candles and Texans don’t? And right there The Great Texas Candle Co. was born. Soy candles fill mugs, cups and containers themed around Texas. The candles are available in 50 different scents that all sound amazing! Some Christmas flavors include Christmas Joy, Piney Woods, Home for Christmas, Sleigh Ride and Silent Night. Once your candle burns through, use your now empty mug for a nice cup of coffee. The Great Texas Candle Co. gives you the option to eliminate waste!

Family from Fort Worth in a Christmas photo

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E Newton Photography – Located in Weatherford, E Newton Photography is a family run business that is brand new to Texas. Focus on your growing family. Let’s not take our kids’ phases for granted. One day they will be all grown, so having professional photos is incredible important. Give the gift that keeps on giving! Wouldn’t we love to freeze time? That’s essentially what I can do for your friends and family. Feel free to contact me to talk more about gift cards for your friends and family!

Texas by Texans – Shannon Barnett is the beauty and brains behind Texas by Texans. She wanted to use her long-time marketing experience to help sell all of Texas’ creative works. Her site offers a giant array of Texas products and all must be 75% or more produced inside the Lone Star State. From Texas shaped cake pans to Texas license plate decor, plus food, clothing, jewelry, home decor, gift cards, everything and anything you need for the people on your list can be found here. It’s incredible!

Lost Oak Winery – Let’s be honest; who doesn’t like having wine with dinner? It’s a relaxing, adult thing to do and makes any meal (even mac and cheese) feel sophisticated! Give your friends and family the gift of wine by purchasing one of the Wine Club options from Lost Oak Winery from Burleson. You can choose three bottles or six bottles with a generous discount too! Lost Oak Winery offers over twenty varieties of award winning wines. They also boast some beautiful biking and hiking trails. Take a lovely stroll and finish with a great glass of wine!

Christmas in Texas

Let’s check out a local confection specialist down in Austin!

Lammes Candies – Welcome to the store that makes everything sweet for Texans, by Texans! Started in 1885, Lammes has been an Austin staple for over 100 years. Their website has a “Texas Theme” category, perfect for those who want a classic Texas treat. For example, their selection of pralines are incredible. Even habanero pralines for those really brave with their sweets! Traditional caramels, mints, malt balls and taffy make up some more of their selection. Check them out for your Christmas sweets!

Pogo Pass | Dallas – Tired of gifting your friends and family “things that just collect dust”? Buy them an experience! The Pogo Pass is a well priced option that allows the recipient to visit over 20 attractions in DFW over the year. Some include The Fort Worth Zoo, SeaQuest, Texas Discovery Gardens, Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, and many more! Don’t just give them a membership to a single place, give them the gift of variety this year!

1915 Farm for Texas Beef – When you think Texas, you think of many things, and beef is one of them! Tanner and Catherine run a fabulous family farm located in Meyersville. Named astutely for the year the 57-acre farm instated, the husband and wife team raise the animals with love and dignity. Their products include beef, chicken and pork, as well as a grill seasoning mix. They also feature organs and chicken feet for your four legged family members. They ship out any of their stock to people all over the US. If you aren’t hungry, you could pick up a hat or t-shirt from them!

Fort Worth family in a Christmas photo

Up next are the cowboy boots you’ll want to gift from Texas!

Beck Boots – Based in Amarillo, Beck Boots started in 1916 when twin brothers Earl and Bearl Beck bought their first storefront in Dalhart, TX. Authentic Texas boots are made by Beck Boots! Stunning designs, beautiful stitching and a variety of colors grace their options. Beck offers custom made designs plus carries in-stock, ready made boots. Go to their website to buy a pair for your loved ones!

Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Gift another experience to your local friends and family. The membership at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden allows the owner to visit for a full year with no admission costs, receive discounts on items at the gift store, have first dibs on educational classes plus access to the family programs offered there. The gardens are a beautiful place to walk and recharge yourself. Well manicured with rare and beautiful plant species, it’s a feast for your eyes and fuel for your soul. Check them out today!

Fort Worth Christmas with siblings

Fill your home with beautiful gifts from Texas!

Texas Crazy (Texan Made Decor) – Ain’t no decor like Texas decor! Check out this awesome source for Texas art made by Texas artisans. From home decor to luggage, jewelry to flags, Texas Crazy has you covered. Beautiful pieces made of wood are perfect for a rustic home. Stunning pieces of bold jewelry can brighten up an outfit quickly. Your friends and family will love anything you find from this cool shop!

Fredericksburg Pecan Co. – You want pecans? You’ll get pecans from Fredericksburg Pecan Co.! Truly a family run business, married high school sweethearts Olan and Nanette own the farm. Their three children have all worked on the farm and store in some capacity over the years as well! Every kind of pecan confection you can think of is sold by them. Pecan pies, candies pecans, chocolate pecans, pecan trail-mix, pecan brittle, pecan coffee, pecan oil, pecan syrup, pecan butter, and even pecan shells by the truckload can be found from them! The avid gardener will love receiving pecan shells for their garden beds The shells can also be utilized in charcoal grilling to add a nice pecan flavor . Check out their website and order something really special from Texas!

With supply chain shortages this year and some things taking much longer to arrive on Amazon. Let’s all help small businesses in the area. Guarantee local pickup or quick shipping from these Texas based companies! Buy everyone on your list gifts from Texas that they’ll cherish forever.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas this year and enjoy gifts from Texas!

Until next time, may your day be happy and your coffee be strong!

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