Austin Holiday Gift Guide 2019

The holiday shopping frenzy has officially begun, so we wanted to give our readers a little help this year. We’ve scoured the city for the best local gifts to light up the lives of the people you love!


For the most fashionable TexanChisos Boots

Chisos boots are quickly gaining a reputation as the most comfortable boot on the market. They take pride in their attention to detail, handcrafting the refined aesthetic of each pair. Inspired by West Texas, these boots are sure to make anyone on your list feel their most Texan.


For the time management pro…A Favor Delivery Gift Card

Say ‘thank you’ by giving the gift of Anything Delivered! Favor Delivery gift cards are great for new parents, busy college students, or anyone who wants to save time and get local restaurants and retail stores delivered.

CYBER MONDAY PROMOTION (12/2):

  •   Use code CYBERWEEK19 to redeem $6 delivery credit (12/2-12/8)
  •  Spend $50, get $10 in delivery credit
  •  Spend $100, get $25 in delivery credit
  •  Spend $200, get $75 in delivery credit


For your sweet-tee…Gusto Graphic Tees

Gusto Graphic Tees are the best way to pay tribute to this town we all love. They are a local Austin, woman-owned business that designs custom, vintage-inspired t-shirts. For your friends who are die hard Willie fans, to those who don’t go one weekend without tacos and BBQ, Gusto has a fun print for every true Austinite!


For the golf-obsessed…Tickets to Dell Match Play

Want to impress the golfer in your life? Dell Match Play is back this March and is always a good time.

For a limited time, enjoy exclusive savings and receive a $25 PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE gift card when you purchase two Grounds tickets. Enter promo code: HOLIDAY at check out.


For the snow bunny…Gifts from Saint Bernard 

Is someone you love headed to the mountains this ski season? Saint Bernard has EVERYTHING from snowboarding and ski gear to the most up to date cold weather fashion. Your favorite snow bunny will love you for making them the most fashionable on and off the slopes.


For the art lover… An evening at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Shop over 200 artist and maker booths at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. From porcelain to jewelry, photography, paintings and even artisanal chocolates, the perfect gift can be found at the 2019 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.


For the workaholic… Lake Austin Spa Services

The LakeHouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort offers luxury spa experiences and a peaceful sanctuary for ultimate rest and renewal in a picturesque Hill Country setting. Their heavenly treatments offer a wide range of massages, facials, body wraps, and more. Don’t know what treatment to get your loved one? Just be a hero and go for a gift certificate.

A bonus perk at the LakeHouse Spa: Your spa day can also double as a lake day.  They offer a convenient roundtrip water taxi from various locations around Austin.Don’t miss out on their holiday gift certificate sale—Receive a bonus spa gift certificate with every discounted holiday package.Buy a holiday gift certificate in one of four ways through December 25th!

Online: store.lakeaustin.com/Gift-Certificates
Email: info@lakeaustin.com
Phone: 512.372.7345
Pick up: The LakeHouse Spa

For the creative type… Custom Watercolor Painting

We all have that one friend who is the BEST gift giver. It’s finally your turn to one-up them. Anna Muniz crafts custom watercolor paintings (starting at $12) of  local spots around town, maps, custom stationary, pet and family portraits. The ultimate thoughtful gift to share memories of your favorite local haunts.


For the person you’re still not sure what to give… Domain Gift Cards

Let them shop gifts galore at over 100 retail stores including Kendra Scott, Ted Baker, H&M, Zara, Express, and J.Crew.


For the fashionista…Kendra Scott Statement Earrings

Busy social calendar this holiday? You’re not alone. Kendra Scott’s new collection has the perfect sparkle that’s fit for the season. The pieces are just the right accent for any holiday party outfit, from casual to black tie affairs. The new Kendra Scott collection includes delicate necklaces for fashionable layering, statement earrings with just the right amount of bling, as well as a stunning sterling silver collection with complimentary engraving.


For the adventurer…Lake Travis Zipline Adventures 

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is home to the longest and fastest zipline in Texas, which is why it’s one of our favorite things to do with out-of-towners. They’re having an amazing holiday special: code HOLIDAY19 is good for 25% off Zipline Gift cards and 20% off Waterloo Gift cards. Gift cards purchased with this promo are valid for the 2020 season and beyond. Promo code will expire 12/31/19.


For the skincare junkie…Olive + M Essential Set

Get glowing with Olive + M! The local skincare line is women-owned, all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan. Featuring oils, serums, and scrubs that leave your skin nourished and glowing from head to toe.


For the constantly caffeinated…Atlas Coffee Club 

If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite coffee drinker, here’s an awesome choice – a World Tour of Coffee gift subscription. Gift 3, 6, or 12 months and win the holidays.
Designed to deliver the world’s best coffee, Atlas Coffee Club delivers single-origin coffees from 50+ countries around the world, from Papua New Guinea to Peru, Burundi to Brazil.  All of their coffees are specialty grade, roasted within 24 hours of shipping, and come with special touches to make the experience a fun journey.

Atlas Coffee Club has been a local favorite of ours and they have been getting some really exciting attention lately! Featured in Business Insider, USA Today, Eater, Forbes, Wired, and more! 


For the super stressed...A Dream Spa Gift Certificate

A mega chill-pill for the stressed out friend. Dream Spa offers a variety of packages that will leave anyone feeling pampered. Their store has over 20 chairs, 3 treatment rooms, 2 sauna rooms, floatation therapy room offering full service for nails, facial, reflexology (body massage), making them ready to host any size party. 


For the most grounded…A Houseplant from Frond Plant Shop

To put it simply, plants just make people really happy. Frond is a darling plant and ceramics shop located conveniently off of Mary St., making it easy to stop in and find a new baby to gift to friends, family, and co-workers. From house plants, handcrafted ceramics, air plants and hanging planters, this gift will not only be thoroughly enjoyed, but will look great on their Instagram, too.


For the Friendmas host…Bread on the Table

Gift the top chef in your life this instant favorite. Renowned Head Doughpuncher and owner of Easy Tiger’s Bake Shop & Beer Garden, David Norman, has finally put his passion for bread on paper. Huge plus…the recipient can make you delicious breads for every meal.


For the “Barefoot Contessa”…Texas Olive Ranch Olive Oil

Any home chef will adore the oils from Texas Olive Ranch. The olive oils are pressed with 100% Texas grown olives, along with Texas-sized flavor. The local company offers the freshest olive oils in the state, and fun flavors like Spicy Chipotle Rattlesnake Oil and Hill Country Herb Oil.


For the Austin Foodie…Koko’s Guide To Austin

Jane Ko is one of the original Austin Food Bloggers. This guide has it ALL. We know because we use it when we’re looking for places  to eat, drink, shop and play!


For the CBD Curious…Mineral CBD Oil

We are super into CBD and have tried both national and local brands, and through our research we’ve settled on Mineral CBD as one of our favorites. We recommend the Focus and Mason (not pictured). The local CBD line’s offerings are fantastic for recovering sore muscles, calming and restoring sleep, and balancing and focusing on stressful, busy days.


For the scent-sitivePHLUR Fragrance Set

‘Tis the season for stunning scents, perfected by perfumers that care and crafted with clean ingredients that won’t harm your skin or the planet—all in the name of fun. PHLUR’s gender-neutral fragrances make the perfect gift for *anyone*. From their fan-favorite Sixer—six 2mL samples at the gift-worthy price of $36—to their full-sized bottles of fragrance, hand-poured candles, or their new plant-based body wash and body lotions, PHLUR makes an impressive gift.


For the nostalgic…A Print From Kristin Draws The Line

One of our very favorite local artists, Kristin Moore, creates peaceful masterpieces that pay homage to the great state of Texas. Inspired by the expansive West Texas skies and her favorite downtown skylines, one of these prints will be an amazing addition to any Austin home.


For something for the entire family…Tickets To A Christmas Carol at Scottish Rite

School’s out for the holidays, but Timmy Cratchit is stuck at Scrooge’s Plastic Emporium where his mom labors overtime on a last-minute deadline. Tim and his cousins work on a school project while Mr. Scrooge eavesdrops and learns about the serious environmental problems caused by the plastics his company produces.

This original Austin Scottish Rite Theater musical combines the suspense and tradition of the beloved Dickens tale with new hope for the future. All ages will groove to Laura Freeman’s original live music, dance, puppets, and more! Who knows? It may even snow!


For the ‘yoga and happy hour’ lover… Outdoor Voices 

If you didn’t give or get an OV piece this year, are you really even an Austinite? Their locally-loved activewear will get you out of bed and looking good for those post New Year’s resolution early morning workouts (or while drinking mimosas during Sunday brunch) #DoingThings


For the laid-back trendsetter… Amanda Deer Jewelry

The perfect gift for those who like to add some subtle sparkle to make a statement, Amanda Deer Jewelry crafts delicate pieces with a modern feel. Jewelry that can easily transition from a t-shirt and jeans to a little black dress. Bonus: all pieces are under $50.


For the bearded dude…Northern Fir Beard Oil

Trust us when we say we asked our resident bearded boy, this stuff is the bees knees. Northern Fir Beard Oil conditions and softens the beard and also has a fresh, earthy scent. You can find it at Stag on South Congress or at Domain NORTHSIDE, or make it easy and order online at Amazon.


For the soul searcher…El Cosmico’s Bolivian Blanket

A truly warming gift for the body and soul, these hand-dyed, hand-loomed, vintage South American wool blankets will have your loved ones feeling El Cosmico vibes for years to come.


For the too ‘gouda’ to be true…Antonelli’s Cheese Gift Basket 

The cheesiest way to say “I care” during the holidays! Antonelli’s offers the city’s best selection of curated cheeses, gourmet spreads, and all the fixings for the ultimate holiday charcuterie board.


For the TOTE-ALLY trendy…Texas Rover Bag

Available in both the Weekender style (32 liters) for short trips and the Traveler style (52 liters) for longer journeys, the Balmorhea Bag is handcrafted to be the perfect duffle. Inspired by classic utilitarian gym bags and a standard issue military duffle bag, this beautiful handmade bag is made of full-grain oiled leather with American-made brass hardware and will be enjoyed for decades.


For the playful pup-parent…The French & I Dog Apparel

For your friend who has an insta-famous fur baby. Keep the four legged love of their life looking fashionable and fresh in The French & I’s bandanas and apparel, handmade in Austin.


For endlessly energeticSpringfree Trampoline

We know, we know. This one is a stretch but it is one of our favorite products and if you’re a parent shopping for your family, we want this to be on your radar. Springfree Trampoline brings you a smart, safety-conscious design from a team of world class engineers. The innovative design removes the dangerous elements present in traditional trampolines. With no springs, no hard edges, a frame beneath the jumping surface, and a safety net that prevents falls, you can relax knowing it’s the world’s safest trampoline.


For the mindfulness master…Viva Day Spa Gift Card

‘Tis the season to pamper the people you love! Gift the people on your nice list a spa escape with one of Viva Day Spa’s signature bundles. You’ll be a gift-giving hero with a gift certificate to use at their conveniently located spas.

Also, don’t miss their Holiday Gift Card Offer: Make your giving go even further! Earn a $75 voucher to use towards Viva spa or med spa treatments when you purchase any combo of gift certificates worth $500 or more by 12/26. 


For the cheeky comedian…El Arroyo Sign Book

That’s right, the famous El Arroyo sign has its own book! The Tex-Mex restaurant’s cheeky marquee sign, whose black letters tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in El Arroyo’s Big Book of Signs. Share the love and give your friends something to laugh about.