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Local Austin Gifts for Wedding Party

Sorry to break it to you ladies, but no one wants another champagne flute that says “bridesmaid” on it. Get creative here, and utilize all the unique gifts and vendors Austin has to offer!

These are also just great gift ideas in general from local Austin brands.


Antonelli’s Cheese Class or Gift – If you haven’t been to one of these before, it is SO cool. The classes take place in the Cheese House where they have different class themes whether it is a general Cheese 101 of 7 cheeses, Cheese & Chocolate pairings, Cheese of France – the options are really endless! About 2 hours long, this event is BYOB and you can grab the wine or beer they would suggest pairing with the menu from the Cheese Shop across the street. This is great for a date night, girls night, team building events, really anything. A bit more about their Cheese Classes here. This makes for the perfect local Austin gift that will surely be an unforgettable experience. Antonelli’s is perfect for picking up the most beautiful cheese (and/or charcuterie) boards for any of your wedding events as well. 

Also – they make Cheese Wheel Wedding cakes!! An amazing idea for a non-traditional wedding cake. 

Antonelli’s Cheese Class

Watercolor ATX Art – local artist who does amazing work on local places, customized maps, pets, etc. – Custom Art $40-60/piece.

Mana Culture Jewelry – so cute and unique, $20-80/piece.

Amanda Deer Jewelry – very dainty gold plated pieces, $20-80/piece.

Pro Tip: Check out Le Garage sale, it happens twice a year and a lot of local vendors have their products at a very steep discount. Easy to buy in bulk for groups!


Guys Pro Tip: Guys care less about nostalgic gifts so try to think about something your groomsmen would actually use. These are all pretty safe bets that a guy would get and actually enjoy.

Sock Club – A local Austin group that makes customized socks or just super fun patterns $15-25/pair.

Salt and Time – Classes, charcuterie, or house made sausage – $10-20 for a few links, $100-150/class.

Yellowbird Hot Sauce Sampler ~$20.

Austin Shaker – Custom shot glasses and small whiskey bottles – $10-20.

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    What could be better than enjoying whiskey cocktails while you shop for the holidays? Milam and Greene has got you covered on two consecutive Saturdays! They’ll have Hot Toddies and cocktails, live holiday music, and holiday gift baskets.

    – Whiskey Author and Milam & Greene CEO, Heather Greene will sign copies of her book, Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life,
    – Free cocktail demonstrations at 1 pm and 3 pm
    – Live music
    – Complimentary pecan pie made
    – Holiday cocktail specials all day
    – Gift baskets for the whiskey lovers in your life
    – With purchase, guests will be entered into a raffle to win a guided tasting for 10

      Twin Liquors’ Great Whiskey Release is an opportunity to win a chance to purchase a rare whiskey. The whiskey offerings and lineup are unique to each marketplace location. Attendees will need to be present to enter and win. The raffles start at 5:30 p.m., and each attendee will be able to enter once. The raffle closes at 6:45 p.m., and raffle drawings start at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

        Whiskies of the World® brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky ambassadors. Benefitting Helping a Hero.

        •Hundreds of whiskies to sample (Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, World, Blends)

        •Scottish, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, Japanese

        •Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors

        •Food Included

        •Whisky Masterclasses: A guided tasting and educational experience.

        •Cigar and Whisky pairing

        Please note attendance at this event is limited to persons aged 21 or older. Photo I.D. showing age is required.

          Want your own custom bottle of barrel proof bourbon? We’ve got ya covered. Ben Milam Whiskey head brewer, Jordan Osborne, will provide you with a hands-on experience to bottle bourbon including bung pulling, thieving whiskey samples from the barrel, selecting the barrel to bottle based on flavor profile, dumping and filtering, official proofing, bottle filling, corking and finally hand labeling your own unique bottle.

          Ben Milam Whiskey Barrel Filling

          Where: Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery, 2218 U.S. 281 N. Blanco, TX 78606
          When: Saturday, August 17, 11am to 1:30pm
          What’s Happenin’:
          • 10:45 am — Check-in and meet and greet with Jordan
          • 11:00 am — Event begins in the rickhouse
          • 12 pm — Box Lunch served from Old 300
          • 12:30 pm — Session resumes

          We’ll also have live music by Mike and Kathy from 1-4pm. Tank’s Premium Blood Mary Mix and Fernandez Salsa will be her with samples and bottles to sell.

          How Much: tickets are $150 person and includes the Whiskey Lab session, one barrel proof bottle of Ben Milam Barrel Proof Whiskey, and lunch. Make it a twofer for $280, which includes the Whiskey Lab hands-on education session for two, lunch for two, and two bottles of Ben Milam Barrel Proof Whiskey.

          Please RSVP: payment in advance is required to reserve your place. Please call: 830-833-3033 This event is limited to the first 20 participants.

            On Saturday, April 27, Ben Milam Whiskey will release its newest creation, Marlene’s Limited Edition Springtime Sipper, which will be available only at the distillery for a limited time. Kentucky native, and master distiller, Marlene Holmes, batched and bottled the special release specifically for springtime sipping and Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the release, Ben Milam Whiskey is throwing a party complete with Limited Edition Springtime Sipper bottles and straight pours sold all day, as well as a Mint Julep special. There will be a special educational opportunity, “The Whiskey Lab Presents: The Art of Batching.” CEO and whiskey expert, Heather Greene, and master distiller, Marlene Holmes Marlene will sign her bottles. There will be live music by Chris Reeves and barbecue from the Texas Outlaw Barbecue Team.

            • 12:30pm: The Whiskey Lab Presents: The Art of Batching with Heather and Marlene discussing how they batched the Limited Edition Springtime Sipper Whiskey. Tickets are $20, limited to the first 20 people who sign up. T
            • 1pm-5pm: Enjoy the music of Hill Country musician Chris Reeves and barbecue from the Texas Outlaw Barbecue Team

              We believe the trees are not just important for whiskey, they are an essential part of our world. Join Noble Oak in Austin for a tasting of their delicious bourbon and get an education on all things Bourbon and Reforestation. We have only 20 seats available so please RSVP to store44@twinliquors.com to secure your spot!

                Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education. RSVP here: https://highwestaustin.splashthat.com

                  Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education. RSVP here: https://highwestaustin.splashthat.com

                    Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education.