Rushing to find that last perfect gift? Luckily, some of our favorite places around Texas are offering unique gifts and experiences that are both thoughtful and quick! From local craft beers to DIY crawfish boil kits, these gifts feel personal in a pinch.
This year, consider gifting an extravagant dinner or special date night on you, all while supporting your local restaurants such as a’Bouzy, a cozy French bistro perfect for any Champagne fans in your life! Check out our Texas Diner’s Bucket List for some ideas.
One gift that won’t be returned: wine! You won’t be disappointed with the scenery and the spirits if you choose to take a trip out to wine country to handpick your bottle or treat someone to a tasting. Don’t have the time? Many vineyards offer to ship straight to your door, too! Pro-tip: Pair a bottle with a virtual tasting! Some local wineries, like Becker Vineyards, are now offering virtual sit-downs with acclaimed sommeliers.
Gift someone a meal to remember with these all-in-one boil kits from Smashin’ Crab! For pick up in San Antonio or two-day delivery straight to your door. Everything from the crab to the seasoning, butcher paper and bibs is included.
Whether they love a German-style brew or are an IPA aficionado, there’s a brewery with a craft beer perfect for them! Treat a trip to a taproom for a flight, or surprise them with a mix and match personalized six-packs from H-E-B.
Have a friend who’s constantly in the kitchen? Help add to their recipe repertoire with some of the best recipes from Texas’ chefs! Learn their tips and tricks like how to make authentic barbacoa like Adrian Davila in his cookbook Cowboy Barbecue: Fire & Smoke from the Original Texas Vaqueros.
Nothing says Texas like pecans! Everything from Texas’ The Goode Company is “as Goode as it gets,” as they say, and the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie (shipped and delivered in a cute wooden box, no less) is the ultimate Texas treat.
Terry Black’s is a Texas barbecue mainstay and they’ve got the awards to prove it! The family behind the biz has been at it for 90 years and have perfected their craft of enormous beef ribs and juicy brisket earning top spots continually on Texas Monthly’s ”50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas” list. Now you can send the gift of their bbq to anyone around the country!
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York-style deli serves up authentic smoked pastrami and nova lox that have been made the exact same way for generations. Now, this Houston spot ships their bagels, matzo ball soup, noodle kugel and more to anyone in the country.