The holiday season is right around the corner, and you know what that means—your holiday shopping is in full swing. As the temperatures come down and the festive decorations go up, let this gift guide help you get into the holiday spirit as you shop for the perfect presents for your loved ones. Find unique items for the art lovers in your life, for the foodies, the travelers, and everyone in between—there’s something for everyone! Show your friends and family you care with a gift that is special and meaningful to them, and start the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year.
More Than Running Cattle, $29.95
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The Mallet Ranch, from its founding to the present, has followed the arc of many Texas ranches. But More Than Running Cattle is more than just a ranch tale; it’s also the remarkable story of the Devitt family, their cattle and oil operations, and their enduring philanthropic legacy.
Catch Me Scarf, $39
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Native Texan designer Marian Amini is on a mission—to create classic, Western goods that are functional and fanciful. She grew up riding horses competitively and now designs apparel and accessories that express the lessons she learned in the saddle. Snag the Catch Me Scarf for your favorite punchy cowgirl.
Damascus Knife, $140
Ancient Damascus steel is characterized by its distinctive banding, reminiscent of flowing water. The modern day version of this steel is made by folding metals together to create the unique patterns of the ancient blade. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is your one-stop-shop for everyone on your gift list!
Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon, $79.99
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Raise your holiday spirit and give the gift of hand-crafted boldness. Garrison Brothers bourbon is rich, smooth, and overflowing with quality, and always makes a great holiday gift for friends and family—or yourself. Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey—and only bourbon whiskey.
Lone Stars Rising, $25
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The perfect gift for the Texan (or Texpat!) in your life. Discover the captivating stories of 50 trailblazing Texans who have left an indelible mark on the Lone Star State—and the nation—over the past half century.