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A Holiday Gift Guide for HER – With a Texas Twist

A Holiday Gift Guide for HER – With a Texas Twist

Let me first start by saying that the inspiration for this post came about because our extended family has chosen to draw names for a holiday gift exchange again this year and I was having the hardest time deciding what to put on my Elfster wish list.  What is it that I need?  Nothing really.  I am lucky enough to feel pretty content with what I have, and I think that’s probably the case with most moms out there.  We’d rather spend the money on Christmas for the kids or fun holiday events we can do as a family.  Or maybe we’d rather save it to take a vacation together in the spring.  Or maybe it’s that your kids have already outgrown their brand-new school clothes and you’re not even halfway through the year (ahem).  Point is, it’s hard to think of something we’d like to have for ourselves.  So, in the course of my search for things to possibly put on my wish list, I gathered some pretty cool ideas for everyone else.  Ha!  It’s just the way it goes, right?  So, without further ado, here is my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for HER – With a Texas Twist: you guessed it, everything on this list is made or sold by local Texas growers, makers, distributors, and small shop owners!  Woo-hoo! 

Please note that all photos are courtesy of these awesome makers, distributors, and shops!

For the Foodie: Wood-burned wooden spoons from Blessing Falls, Austin; A bottle of exquisite Texas-grown olive oil from 1836: A Texas Olive Company, Asherton; Screen-printed flour sack tea towels from LoneStarLizzie, Austin

For the One with the Sweet Tooth: Maple Bourbon Caramels (or any flavor, really!) from Wildflower Caramel Co., San Antonio; Super soft and gorgeous sugar cookies from Boerne Cookie Haus, Boerne: Handmade fudge of any delicious variety from O'Fudge, San Antonio

For the New Mom: Essential oils from your favorite local distributor or Lunamor Essentials, Boerne (think Peace & Calming, EN-R-GEE, and Brain Power); LipSense from your favorite local distributor or Christine Hooper, San Antonio (Don't worry...pick ANY shade.  They can be exchanged and she'll just be thrilled to feel somewhat put together!); LuLaRoe leggings from your favorite local distributor or Amanda Burns, Boerne (Don't overthink this...pick a few fun prints that will be comfy for around the house.  LuLaRoe's super simple sizing for leggings makes it oh-so-easy!)

For the Wine Lover: Personalized wine glasses from FreeSpiritsATX, Austin; Wine Club membership from Sister Creek Vineyards, Sisterdale; Cute wine tee from StitchAndGoOnline, San Antonio

For the Dog Mother: Custom watercolor pet portrait from WatercolorHappyPet, Houston; LOVE paw-print charm necklace from jersey608jewelry, San Antonio; So My Dogs Can Have a Better Life tote bag from PawPrintCoShop, Dallas

For the True Texan: Alright Alright Alright mug from LoveYouMeanItShop, Plano; Avocado button earrings from Button Down Accessories, San Antonio; Blame It All On My Roots tank from TheTexasUnicorn, Boerne

For the Hyper-Organized One OR the Frequent Traveler: Travel jewelry organizer from SassySaxDesign, Prosper; Mary Square (a Texas company!) Crazytown planner from The Victorian Rose, Boerne; Earbud holder or loose change purse from AlloftheAbovely, Austin

For the Bookworm: My Weekend is All Booked hand-poured soy candle from TheShabbyWick, Driftwood; Caramel and cream shaggy mink blanket from tinaandmartha, Garland; I Fell Asleep Here spoon bookmark from SweetThymeDesign, Austin

For the Motivated One: Sweating for Sweet Tea workout tank from PeachesnTees, Dallas; Personalized insulated water bottle from ReflectingGrace, Dallas; Pain relief salve from SageSweetgrassSoaps, Quanah

So there you have it: something for everyone and all made or sold by independent distributors/small shops right here in Texas!  Be sure to shop/place your orders in plenty of time to beat the holiday rush and kudos to you for choosing to shop local and support small business this holiday season!  Also, be sure to let me know if you have any suggestions for a similar "Gifts for HIM" post, as I'm sure that will come next! 😊 

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