The twinkling white lights of the holidays are being unpacked and holidays gift lists are growing as we speak.  Loved ones are on high alert for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift.  It’s time to start thinking about what to get your foodie friends and family!  If you’re looking to be honored as the ultimate holiday hero, treat your food loving friends to some of the tastiest stocking stuffers, from some of Austin’s tastiest eateries with our all new 2017 gift guide.

 

Taco Deli Salsa Growler

Tacodeli’s Limited Edition Salsa Doña™ Growler

Tacodeli, an Austin original, is excited to introduce more green gold then you can possibly imagine.  For a limited time, and in limited quantities, the taqueria is offering a 32oz growler of their award-winning Salsa Doña™ just in time for holiday gift giving or self-hoarding, or both!  Starting Friday, December 8th at 8 am CT, enthusiasts can enter a contest to purchase one of just 100 Salsa Doña™ glass growlers for $25.  Registration closes at midnight (11:59pm) on Sunday, December 12th so don’t delay in entering (here).

 

Lick Holiday Gift Collections

Lick Ice Creams has the perfect gift for that person in your life who can’t wait to enjoy a delicious pint of Lick Honest Ice Creams (even if that person is you)!  These gifts allows one to dig into a pint without the need for a bowl and without chilly fingers!  Get to a scoop shop, grab your favorite flavor with the gift card, get it home, dress it up with the Sleeve and dig in with a custom wooden spoon!  The gift collections can be purchased at http://www.ilikelick.com/online-store-1.

 

Steel City Pops

Steel City Pops

If you’re looking for a unique gift idea this Holiday season, Steel City Pops gift cards are an easy way to gift your office staff, family, or friends with an incredible experience! Starting at 1 pop and expanding from there, our gift cards are the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer!  Order HERE.

 

Ben Milam Whiskey

Ben Milam Bourbon – A holiday gift as bold as Texas

For the discerning whiskey drinker, Ben Milam single-barrel Bourbon and 80 proof Ben Milam Rye are distinctive gifts and true sipping whiskeys. Ben Milam bourbon won Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition and comes from a limited production, high-quality whiskey distillery located in Blanco, Texas.

And for the Texas aficionado, Ben Milam is proudly named after Texas freedom fighter, Benjamin Rush Milam, and a distant relative of founder, Marsha Milam. Everything from its roots to the flavor and spirit of this new Texas brand has been crafted intentionally to live up to the Ben Milam name. If you want to offer something bold, true and gallant, then Ben Milam is the gift for Texas enthusiasts and whiskey lovers alike.  For more information and to order a bottle, visit www.benmilamwhiskey.com.

 

Nine Banded

Nine Brand Whiskey

Nine Banded Whiskey is about as Austin as it gets. Named for the nine-banded armadillo, a nocturnal native Texan, the whiskey utilizes pure limestone filtered water pulled from an untapped spring in the Hill Country to create an approachable, well-rounded whiskey with a subtle bite and laid back finish. Pick up a bottle at Spec’s, Twin Liquors, Total Wine & Spirits, and select small liquor stores throughout Austin. At under $30 it’s perfect for everyone on your list from aficionado to novice alike.

 

Seersucker Gin

Seersucker Southern Style Gin

Thank your holiday host with southern hospitality in a bottle. Produced in small batches in San Antonio, Texas, Seersucker Gin is slow-distilled with all natural botanicals inspired by flavors from the southern kitchen. With hints of citrus, clove honey and mint complementing its light juniper undertones, Seersucker has a light, palatable taste that is easy to sip, mix and enjoy.  Price: $24.99 – $26.99

 

Round Rock Honey

Round Rock Honey

With Orange Cinnamon, original, and then new Good Food Award Finalist, Bourbon Barrel Honey, Round Rock Honey offers a variety of flavors, perfect for the foodie in your life.  House honey tours and bee keeping classes also make for great experiential gift.

 

Chocolate Tessa

Chocolaterie Tessa

Chocolaterie Tessa is a family-owned, artisan chocolate company based in Austin, Texas. Master chocolatier and owner, Tessa Halstead, is dedicated to creating fresh, delicious chocolates for all to enjoy. From delicious truffles, decadent caramels and custom chocolate moulds to unique chocolate-covered snacks, she is proud to produce Texas’s finest chocolate, free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.  Assorted gift boxes starting from $18. Texas-themed gift basket for $75.

  • Chile Pequin: Dark Chocolate Ganache made with chile peppers from the Lady Bird Wildflower Center.
  • Key Lime Pie: White Chocolate and Key Lime infused with ganache with a graham cracker crunch.
  • Raspberry: Dark Chocolate and Raspberry ganache enrobed in Dark Chocolate.
  • Banana Caramel: A Banana infused Caramel with a Coconut crunch in Milk Chocolate.

 

Con Olio Credit Ashlyn Allison

Con’ Olio Premium Olive Oils & Vinegars

Con’ Olio is locally-owned and based in Austin and offers a wide variety of the freshest, imported olive oils & vinegars in dozens of flavors. They also offer incredible gift options for the holidays, customizable gift baskets, tons of gourmet treats, and culinary tools, making truly unique gifts for your favorite foodie or loved one who wants to enhance their at-home cooking experience!

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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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