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8 Austin Gifts for the Holiday Season

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Everybody has at least one friend, family member, or co-worker who is kind of hard to shop for during the holidays because they don't really ask for anything. Yes, they are angels for not asking for a present, but we know you want to spoil them anyways. 

So we found 8 unique Austin gifts to help you find that perfect present! These gifts range from jewelry to fun experiences and you can only find these gifts in Austin.

Hope your holidays are merry & bright!

1) KGSR's Broadcasts Vol. 25

Did you think we were going to make a list of Austin Holiday Gifts and not include KGSR's Broadcasts CD? This CD is uniquely Austin. Every track on the two-disc CD was recorded live in Austin at events like SXSW, ACL, and the Dell Music Lounge. The CD also benefits two Austin non-profit organizations: The SIMS Foundation and the Seton Fund. Plus, this 25th volume is a special edition, as it features the best performances from this year as well as rare, unreleased performances from the past five years.


2) Austin City Limits Merch

The Austin City Limits logo might be the most famous (and trendiest) logo in Austin. The celebrated TV series has plenty of shirts, hats, and even posters that would make a great holiday gift. 


3) DIY Dulce Vida Tequila Gift Basket

Get a couple bottles of Austin's favorite tequila (Dulce Vida), a basket, and a bow to create a cute, boozy basket for your favorite coworker, friend, or family member. It's easy to make and you can even plan a couple margarita nights when you give the gift basket. Maybe throw a couple marg glasses in that basket!


4) Kendra Scott Jewelry

You can't really go wrong with Kendra Scott Jewelry. Every ring, necklace, and bracelet is gorgeous. Plus, they have cute (and pretty inexpensive) gift sets so you can give a stunning gift without breaking the bank.


5) 15 Locks Escape Room Gift Card

This gift is perfect for that clever friend or family member who loves to solve puzzles or watch psychological thrillers. 15 Locks in Austin has gift certificates available so you can plan a day or night out trying to escape one of their themed rooms.


6) Cypress Valley Canopy Tours - Zipline Adventure

Give the gift of a fun, thrilling experience! A gift certificate to Cypress Valley Canopy Tours includes 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a rappel all through old-growth cypress trees down a natural Hill Country creek. Plus the gift certificate is valid for a year so you can go when it's a little warmer outside.


7) Concert Tickets

It's pretty much always concert season in Austin. Treat your loved one or your best bud with a couple tickets to an upcoming concert! Maybe you could even throw in a restaurant gift card so you can have a packed, fun filled night. Here are a couple upcoming shows: Willie Nelson & Family New Year at ACL Live, Walk the Moon at ACL Live, Lana Del Rey at Frank Erwin Center, and The Avett Brothers at The Long Center.


8) Signed Book from BookPeople

Really, you could get most of your shopping done at Austin's famous independent bookstore, BookPeople. They carry everything from books to tote bags to holiday cards to quirky gifts. They also carry a lot of signed books! Since the store hosts author readings throughout the year, the store sometimes ends up with a surplus of signed books, which makes for an excellent present. You can check out their inventory online or head to the store to check out more signed books.


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