My Favorite Texas Gift Ideas from How Big Is Texas

While a generic gift card with some cash thrown on it may be the easiest way to shop for the holidays and, believe me, I’ve done it. I do think a well-thought-out present can really leave a lasting impression for years. Since I’m familiar with a whole lot of this great state, I thought I’d create some ideas you might want to consider as the gift-giving season arrives. Of course, you can also buy these items any time of the year so you might want to bookmark this blog post for the future.

COWBOY BOOTS

Hand-Made Gifts

KITCHEN ACCESSORIES

UNIQUE AND HUMOROUS

Speaking of Buc-ee’s, I LOVE their histerical markers. You may be able to find them somewhere else but I’ve purchased two from them. I’m also not ashamed to say I’ve purchased many a last minute gift at Buc-ee’s and have no doubt that will happen again. We have this one on our shed.

COWBOY HAT

WILDFLOWER SEEDS

If former FLOTUS Lady Bird Johnson was still alive, she’d definitely recommend you buy wildflower seeds to beautify the lives of your loved ones. Wildseed Farms near Fredericksburg is the best place I’ve found to purchase seeds. After all, they produce them.

T-SHIRTS

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

If you know avid readers who like to get something monthly, maybe consider purchasing subscriptions to Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, Ride Texas, or Authentic Texas.

TEXAS COUNTRY REPORTER

While you can’t buy a branded SUV from Texas Country Reporter, you can purchase items from their on-line store. Fans of TCR will really enjoy a little something to remind them of the adventures of Bob and Kelli Phillips.

TEXAS-MADE MOVIES AND GAMES

I love movies! I still play them on my DVD player in the house and in the RV. I also purchase them online. The photo above shows a few of my favorites. Lots of great movies have been filmed in the Lone Star State. Here’s a list from the Texas Film Commission. If you have gamers to buy for this year, you can also purchase video games made in Texas. Here’s a list of those. So many choices!

DOMINOES

A good set of dominoes is always a great gift idea, especially for a lot of Texans, who grew up playing moon, 42, double six dominoes, and train. I have my grandparent’s dominoes and they’re in great shape so if you buy a good quality set, they can last a lifetime. In this photo, you can see my domino hand when I was playing a game of moon in the lobby of the Holland Hotel in Alpine with my Aunt Ruth and Cousin Wanda. Pretty sure I lost every game.

DID YOU KNOW…

The domino game of 42 was invented in 1887 by Texan William Albert Thomas of Garner when he was 11 years old.

ATTRACTION TICKETS, GIFT CARDS, AND ANNUAL PASSES

JEWELRY

While I’m not a big jewelry person, I love my concho pearl from Legend Jewelers in San Angelo. While concho pearls are pretty rare, you can still find them there but they also offer some other Texas-themed jewelry. Or get a special gift of spur clips from San Angelo’s Holland Jewelry, recently celebrating their 100th anniversary. Other great jewelry stores in Texas include James Avery Artisan Jewelry in Kerrville or Kendra Scott in Austin.

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

TEXAS MUSIC

TEXAS-SHAPED ITEMS AND TEXAS FLAG STUFF

SHOP ACROSS TEXAS

Still looking for ideas? Maybe you can find some inspiration at ShopacrossTexas.com and see if that fantastic website might help you along. Photo credit: ShopAcrossTexas.com

MY WISH LIST

This RV is actually only a few inches tall. If I had my Christmas wishes come true, I’d have the real version of a vintage camper that I could use when traveling the great state of Texas to share my How Big is Texas story. For now, I’ll settle for this adorable tiny version.

Hope these gift ideas help you complete your holiday gift giving for your friends and family. If not, stay tuned in a few days for my Texas culinary gift guide!

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