Stocking stuffers don’t need to be trivial, last-minute presents. From a leather-bound journal to a deck of taco-themed playing cards, these goodies are thoughtful and memorable. For more gift ideas, see our guides for entertainers, kids and pets, adventurers, Texpats, trendsetters, and gifts that give back.

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Courtesy of Stash Co.

Artisan Journal, Stash Co., $59

The artisans at Round Top’s Stash Co. are known for creating sleek, modern leather pieces. With numerous color choices available, these journals are made with antique brass hardware and Italian leather for a rustic look. 


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Courtesy of The Bohemian Sherpherdess

Texas Honey + Oatmeal Goat Milk Soap, The Bohemian Shepherdess, $9

In the North Texas town of Venus, farmer Mindy Myers began making her own soaps in 2015 using milk from the goats raised on her micro-farm. She’s since expanded to salves, deodorants, mists, and more, all using ingredients from local farmers. This fragrance-free, gentle bar soap is created using oatmeal, honey, goat milk, and calendula.


 

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Courtesy of Moon Rivers Naturals

Good Vibes Scent, Moon Rivers Naturals, $18

Infused with a mix of herbs, flowers, pure quartz crystals, and essential oils, this scent is crafted to soothe away stress and worries. Run by Stefanie and Stephen McNeely, the Hawkins-based company makes a range of soaps, scrubs, and scents using all-natural ingredients. 


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Courtesy of Bynd

Bifold Wallet, Byndr, $85

Self-taught designer and leather craftsman Tony Daniel makes all Byndr’s goods from his studio in Allen. A fresh take on the traditional billfold, this wallet comes in an array of colors—some eye-popping, others subtle.


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Courtesy of Taco Gear

Taco Playing Cards, Taco Gear, $7.50

If there’s a taco lover in your life, this Corpus Christi company has you covered. Taco Gear’s first limited-edition deck of cards features designs inspired by owner Gerald Flores’s favorite things: taco trucks, luchador masks, peppers, avocados, and more. 


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Courtesy of Bexar

Watch strap, Bexar, $95

Elevate any Apple Watch with this handsome leather strap by Bexar. All of the San Antonio company’s products are sewn by hand using the saddle-stitch technique to ensure longevity. 


More from our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide:

Gifts for Pets and Kids

Gifts for the Trendsetter

Gifts for the Entertainer

Gifts for the Adventurer

Gifts for the Texpat

Gifts That Give Back