20 December, 2023

The Ultimate Texas Holiday Gift Guide

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Holiday season is here. It's time to choose best gifts to our loved ones, right?  

If you are looking for gifting option for kids, check this gift guide. If you are looking for non conventional gift ideas, check these ideas. Check these ideas for Top rated gifts for $20 or less.

Isn't it a great experience to choose a local Austin / Texas gift?

Here is the Ultimate Texas Gift guide featuring some hand-picked unique local Austin / Texas gifts. 

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Organic Skin products:

Do you have a friend who loves organic and takes care of her / his skin seriously? Then, this might be a good gift option.

Jeevanadi Handmade is skin care company founded by mother & daughter duo - Padma and Chandrika. They make handmade soaps, body butters, sugar scrubs, powdered clay masks, face & body oils, and sometimes deodorants.

All their products are intentionally crafted without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, detergents, synthetic dyes, or synthetic fragrances.

Check out their Instagram page and direct message them to place orders:

Kuchipudi Dance lessons:

Any friends / family would love to join a dance class and hesitant to take the first step? Then, you can think of gifting them a free trial class.

Kala Deepika Dance Academy is founded by Mahati, who is a professional classical dancer trained for more than 15 years in Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam in India. She started her dance school in USA and now, is taking classes in Leander, TX.

Reach out to her to enroll for a free trial class and gift it to your friends/ family encouraging them to take their first step.

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Indian Traditional and Modern Jewelry:

Who doesn't love jewelry? Either vintage/ traditional/ modern, Raas jewelry has beautiful collections for all occasions and styles.

Raas Jewelry embodies elegance and individuality, offering a beautiful range of Indian jewelry crafted to complement every style and occasion. 

From German silver to American diamond, Kundan to Polki, their pieces are not just accessories; they are reflections of style with soul, artistry, and timeless beauty. 

Raas Jewelry is designed to resonate with the essence of every woman, providing affordable luxury without compromising on quality or sophistication. 

Checkout their collection and direct message through Instagram to order: 

Texas Travel Experiences:

How about gifting a travel experience? A boat tour/ heritage / historic tour?

I suggest reaching out to Rich for Caddo lake tours. This tour is the best in spring and fall seasons. The bald cypress trees, the lotus flowers and the narrow waterways give a feeling of mystery and intrigue. Tours are 1.5 hrs in duration.

CADDO Lake Bayou tours

A groupon gift for San Antonio Explorer Pass? This covers one premium attraction like Six flags / Sea world and choose to visit 2, 3, 4 or 5 other attractions like Natural Bridge Caverns, Tower of the Americas, San Antonio zoo etc.,

How about gifting a Annual National Park pass which covers a family of 4 for the whole year at $80? This is perfect for giving as they don't associate name when they ship the pass. The pass can have 2 owners as well when they sign on the back of the pass. We can also include a free personal greeting card.

Kalahari resort is an indoor waterpark in Austin and a fun place to enjoy holidays. Here are some gift card options for Kalahari. 

Kathak Dance lessons:

Any friends/ family are interested to try a new dance form? You can gift them a trial Kathak class.

Prabha Aditya is a talented Indian Classical dancer based in Austin , Texas. She began her training in India, under her teacher Guru Santha Sampath initially learning Bharatanatyam and then started learning Mohiniyattam from Smt .Valsala Sasikumar . Prabha started her journey in Kathak in 2010 with Guru Pandit Rajendra Gangani and then she continued to fine tune and refine her skills with Guru Pali Chandra and Guru Sudeshna Maulik, a direct disciple of Pt Birju Maharajji.

She continues to teach in Leander , Austin as her hometown and looks forward to establishing an Indian dance ensemble, a collective of talented dancers who are passionate to support this beautiful art form.

Reach out for a trial class:

Prabha Aditya

Rhythm Performing Arts , Austin

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Books by Texas Authors:

The best gifts are books if you want to please a book lover. Do you have book worms in your circle? Then, here are some  book recommendations.

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Mean Streak by Sanda Brown

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks

Unique Stays in Texas:

There are so many unique destinations in Texas which offer the best stays for a weekend. 

The Summit at BigBend

A few nestled in the forests, A few giving a best experience of glamping around mountains, A few good as a romantic gateway for couples, A few cabin stays for families including activities from Texas hill country. 

How about gifting some unique stays like these?

Getaway Hill country in Austin, San Antonio

Son's River Ranch at kingsbury

The Yurtopian in Wimberley

Do you have any other good suggestions of local businesses in this holiday season? Please do let me know in comments. I will try to add them to this guide if you think they should be here.

Until next time,

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