Winter 2018 Texas Holiday Gift Guide

Just in time for holiday gift-buying season, here's our snapshot of what's trending in Texas land industry and lifestyle this winter.
2018 Holiday Gift Guide
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Texas Themed Ties by Paris Texas Apparel Co.
Holiday Gift Guide: Texas Themed Ties by Paris Texas Apparel Co.

Yeehaw! Throw on these terrific Texas and hunting-pattern ties. Show the rest of the cowboys it ain’t your first rodeo. Appropriate anywhere, from the cattle drive to the black-tie ball, you’ll look big and bright deep in the heart of Texas! Designs are hand-printed on 18-momme, 100 percent silk and constructed by hand. Made in the USA. ParisTexasCo.com

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Texas Beard Co.
Holiday Gift Guide: Texas Beard Co. products

Texas Beard Company decided to make a name for themselves in the beard care arena by offering high quality, all natural, man-made beard products. Their beard oil and beard balm are the highest quality blends on the market. Thoroughly tested and designed to soften and condition your beard, they keep your beard shimmering without feeling greasy. TexasBeardCompany.com

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CassandraCollections
Holiday Gift Guide: Earrings from Cassandra Jewelry

Combining creativity with craftsmanship, CassandraCollections by designer Cassandra King Polidori features unique jewelry to be worn as everyday essentials or for formal occasions. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted and therefore one of a kind. The collection’s aesthetic is defined by thoughtfully chosen stones and by intricate silver, gold or rose gold wire work, and each piece is always a conversation starter. Cassandra is now based in Austin, Texas, with her husband Manuel and daughter Aurelia. CassandraCollections.com

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Night Sky Highland Boots
Holiday Gift Guide: Night Sky Highland Boots

A collaboration between Cobra Rock and Ft. Lonesome, Austin's hand-cranked chainstitch embroidery artists. These boots are limited edition and individually numbered out of 25. They are made in the USA with American Rough-Out black leather, a leather insole, leather soles and heels and a steel shank inside for arch support and sole durability. Upper is hand-cranked chainstitched embroidery, and individual pairs may vary slightly. CobraRock.com

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Texas Printed Totes by Newton Supply Co.
Holiday Gift Guide: Texas Printed Totes by Newton Supply Co.

Show your love for Texas with a classy little screen printed tote! Polka dots reveal themselves to be little outlines of Texas, hand-printed on a thick natural cotton canvas duck with veg-tan leather handles and brass rivets. Made with French seams for a clean, upscale look (no visible serged seams here!). Bags are produced in Austin, Texas, with high quality, durable materials (locally sourced when possible). Their waxed canvas is hand-waxed in Houston with local beeswax, and their printed canvas is screen printed in San Antonio and Austin. NewtonSupplyCo.com

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Real Ale Brewing Co.
Holiday Gift Guide: Real Ale Brewing Co.

Real Ale Brewing Co. has been brewing in Blanco surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. They are proud to make beer with as little processing as possible. They start with water from the nearby Blanco River and the highest quality ingredients. They believe doing less to the beer actually creates more complexity, aroma and flavor. RealAleBrewing.com

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Walker's honey
Holiday Gift Guide: Walker's honey

Walker Honey Farm has been a family owned business since 1930. The family has a commitment to producing the best quality honey, and they offer one of the largest varieties of honey and honey related products. Visit their honey packing plant, retail store and production facility near Temple, Texas. WalkerHoneyFarm.com

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Southeast Texas Olive
Holiday Gift Guide: Southeast Texas Olive

Southeast Texas Olive, LLC is located in Devers, Texas. The olive orchard is locally grown and produced. Koroneki and Arbequina olives are organically harvested and processed within 24 hours to create a high quality 100 percent organic extra virgin olive oil. Their team is proud to provide Texan grown organic olive oil from their own fruit. SETexasOlive.com

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Y'all need this book
Holiday Gift Guide: "Y'all need this book"

The Lone Star state can seem like an enigma to those who have never had the pleasure of spending time there. Texans seem to walk differently, talk differently and dress differently than any other people in the nation. Jay B. Sauceda, a Texas native, understands the trouble that "foreigners" from New York to California have comprehendin’ their Texan neighbors. This funny and engaging primer on how to be a Texan will help you get a better handle on the unique Texas history, language, culture, customs and do’s and don’ts―whether you’re movin’ there or just passin’ through. TXHumor.com

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Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers and Smugglers of the Borderlands
Holiday Gift Guide: "Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers and Smugglers of the Borderlands"

Here is an unsentimental, keenly insightful attempt to grapple with all that makes Texas so magical, punishing and polarizing. Here is a spellbindingly evocative portrait of the borderlands—with its brutal history of colonization, conquest and genocide; where stories of death and drugs and desperation play out daily. And here is a contemplation of what it means that the ranching industry that has sustained families for almost two centuries is quickly fading away, taking with it a part of our larger, deep-rooted cultural inheritance. A wholly original fusion of memoir and history—as piercing as it is elegiac—Texas Blood is a triumph. BarnesandNoble.com

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Stories from Texas
Holiday Gift Guide: "Stories from Texas"

In 2010, W.F. Strong began sharing his 'Stories From Texas' vignettes on public radio stations, most recently on the Texas Standard news show's 30 stations. For this book celebrating his home state, Strong has collected 75 of his broadcasts. You'll hear his inimitably Texan voice in your mind's ear as he weaves stories on subjects ranging from how to ''talk Texan'' to Texas bards and troubadours; from tall Texas tales to Lone Star icons like Charles Goodnight, Tom Landry and Blue Bell ice cream; from legends and unsung heroes of the past to some heartfelt memories of his own. BarnesandNoble.com

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Chris Douglas Photography
Holiday Gift Guide: Chris Douglas Photography

Chris’ photography reflects his life as an outdoorsman, conservationist and cowboy and expresses the respect and gratitude he has for his Native American lineage. His images are emotional and engaging; they relate a powerful, physical story and capture every detail of his subjects. Contact Venator Marketing Group for complete Catalog and Prices (406) 579-2207  ChrisDouglas.photography

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George Boutwell
Holiday Gift Guide: George Boutwell art

Given the title of “Official Texas State Artist” for 2006 by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas State Legislature, self-taught artist George Boutwell is known for his depictions of rural and historic Texas. Both original watercolors and prints are available to purchase online or from his showroom in Clifton, Texas. GBoutwell.com

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Circle 21 Candles
Holiday Gift Guide: Circle 21 Candles

Handcrafted in Texas. Designed with 100% premium soy wax, high-end fragrance oils and an all-cotton wick. Each candle is hand-poured into recycled wine bottles. So come away with us—explore familiar places, remember forgotten moments and get lost in the scents that have shaped these favorite memories. Circle21Candles.com

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