Christmas is just around the corner and we are here to help with your last minute gifts! For your loved ones, who appreciate local flavors, we’ve got a few options available for a quick purchase right here in Austin.
For the Food Enthusiast
For Cheese Lovers | Antonelli’s Cheese Gift Basket
Just like the name says, this box is truly the ULTIMATE CHEESE EXPERIENCE. You receive a pairing that goes perfectly with every single cheese in here. Not only do you get six different styles of cheese, you get a variety of milk types as well.
For the wanna be pitmaster | Freedmen’s BBQ Classes
Become a master of the pit with barbecue classes from local Pitmaster and Chef Evan LeRoy. The founding Pitmaster of lauded Austin hot spot Freedmen’s, teaches the ultimate hands on barbecue during day-long classes where you’ll learn everything from selecting meat, to trimming, seasoning, managing fire, wrapping, resting, and slicing brisket, ribs, sausage, and the most important part – taste testing.
The other red meat | Capra Dorper Lamb Ribs
If you want to truly impress your father-in-law this holiday season, order a set of beautiful set of Capra Dorper Lamb ribs is an impressive, 7-8 tined cut ribs per rack that grills beautifully but can also be crusted with herbs and roasted. Find Capra Dorper Lamb at your nearby Whole Foods.
For Meat Lovers | Salt & Time
For the meat-lover on your list, butcher shop, salumeria and restaurant Salt & Time offers a variety of classes from Hog Butchery to Meat Curing.
For the Sweet Tooth | LovePuppies Brownies
LovePuppies is a gourmet brownie bakery, purely bred in Austin, Texas. LovePuppies Brownies are available in a variety of unique flavors for every occasion, and are perfect for the holidays with flavors like Salted Caramel, Chocolate Mint, Kentucky Screwdriver, Red Velvet, Double Chocolate, and more. The brownies contain the highest quality ingredients including locally sourced eggs, imported Mexican vanilla and most importantly, dark chocolate. Sold by the dozen ($21) in individually wrapped packages for freshness.
Lollyphile’s mission is to explore the boundaries of confectionary flavor while always having fun. Their exotic lollipops are unique, fun to talk about but often hard to describe. People buy them because they are curious, adventurous, or even on a dare. All Lollyphile lollipops are vegan, kosher, and gluten free.
The wine enthusiast
Duchman Family Winery gift boxes come in a large variety of combinations and prices, including a Signature White and Signature Red box featuring Vermentino /Viognier and Montepulciano /Aglianico. All Box Sets include a wooden 4-bottle gift box by Napa Wooden Boxes etched with the Duchman logo, Two (2) Duchman Logo Glasses and a Duchman Wine Key, and are available for pick up only, after December 16th.
Photo courtesy of Duchman Family Winery
4-Pack of canned wines – The perfect adult stocking stuffer, IMT’s cans come in Red, White, Moscato or Rosé. Served in one-liter cans, IMT’s canned wines can travel with you and they are 100% recyclable making them the smarter alternative to wine drinking. $15 per four-pack
Photo by Matt McGinnis
To help take the hassle holiday gift giving easier, Wedding Oak prepared a Special with two festive wines for only $48 with discounted shipping. Get your favorite friends both food-friendly red wine and white wines. Unlike some of your friends, these wines won’t dominate the conversation — or the food.
Austin’s go-to expert wine source is offering a three different sommelier approved wine packages for the holidays. Available at $99, $199 or $399, each package contains three bottles of wine hand-picked by the experts at Red Room Lounge. Whether shopping for a party host or your wine-collecting boss, the RR team has made it easy for shoppers to stop in and pick up a package on the go, or order online for next-day delivery atwww.redroomaustin.com/holiday-gifting
Photo courtesy of Red Room Lounge
the only personalized gifting website dedicated exclusively to wine, offers a unique service for creating a gift that is as meaningful as it is enticing. As the holidays quickly approach, Personal Wine is there for last minute shoppers who are looking for that perfect present that is equal parts thoughtful, unique and desirable for family, friends, colleagues or that special someone. The last day to take advantage of standard shipping and still have guaranteed delivery by Christmas and Hanukkah is December 13 (expedited shipping deadline is December 20); and for New Year’s Eve is December 19 (expedited shipping deadline is December 27).
For the old man’s Liquor Cabinet
A Whiskey Lovers Treat | Treaty Oak Experimental Whiskey
Treaty Oak Experimental Whiskey was “Born and Raised in TX for 3.5 years”, gathered from their top barrels of whiskey to create our new Experimental Bourbon Whiskey in the Texas Hill Country at The Treaty Oak Ranch. The first release will be 900 cases and each experimental release will be different ranging from three to six years of age. Once they find their “holy grail” of bourbon mashes (recipe) they’ll release an in-house bourbon. Treaty Oak Distilling Experimental Whiskey is available at Twins Liquors, Specs, South Lamar Liquor, Chris’s Liquor, Liquor Cabinet and Kings Liquor. Retail $44.99 (Best TX Bourbon under $50)
Utilizing limestone filtered water pulled from an untapped spring in the Texas Hill Country, the whiskey is blended and bottled in Austin. Blending the fine barrel aged whiskeys with the pure water source making well-rounded whiskey with a subtle bite and laid back finish. 9 Banded, named for the nine-banded armadillo, a nocturnal native Texan, also pays homage to the iconic Armadillo World Headquarters – a vital center of musical and artistic creativity in Texas music history. $25 per bottle.
Vodka is life | Tito’s Handmade Vodka Gift Basket
Don’t forget the mixers | Q Drinks
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year to entertain and host family and friends. Get in the spirit and show off your bartending skills with these simple cocktails courtesy of Q Drinks, a premium line of carbonated mixers. Q Drinks are concocted using all natural ingredients i.e. quinine from real trees, ginger from real ginger root, etc. It makes for great host/hostess gifts for a loved one with a full bar and is spectacular within all cocktails to create the world’s best cocktail.
For Stocking Stuffers and Gift Bags
For the Coffee Lover | Chameleon Cold-Brew & YETI Tumbler
Get the most Austin gift ever from Chameleon Cold-Brew and YETI. Austin-based Chameleon Cold-Brew, the nation’s original purveyor of bottled cold-brew coffee, is offering a limited edition custom YETI tumbler, so you can now take your favorite cold-brew with you while keeping it perfectly chilled or hot [$50 MSRP]. Chameleon is also offering a 10% off bundle on chameleoncoldbrew.com when you purchase the YETI tumbler with a case of Chameleon’s ready-to-drink or
For the aspiring chef| Uchi Cookbook
Get a taste of the award-winning sushi from Uchi at home with the cookbook, featuring recipes and an inside look behind the scenes of Chef Cole. Sold at Uchi, Uchiko, Uchi Houston, Uchi Dallas and online.
For the grill masters | Salt Lick BBQ Sauce
The Texas Whiskey Barrel Aged sauce, spicy and original, will be sold in 25 fl. oz bottles priced at $25.95 at the Driftwood location and online.
For the concept shopper | Kettle & Brine
Newly opened Kettle & Brine, a kitchen and home accoutrements store, opened in 2015 at 908 West 12th Street in Austin. The concept store offers thoughtfully-sourced products that elevate gatherings, including cookware, serve ware, pantry items, and small batch provisions for those who like to cook, gather and entertain.
For the Master of the Kitchen | Texas Olive Ranch Olive Oil Gift Set