Christmas is a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you still need to go gift shopping. Well, get your credit cards ready and be sure to click that expedited shipping, because here I am to lend a helping hand and make your gift-giving a little easier this holiday season. SA Flavor’s Gift Guide features great items that any Texan-loving person would be lucky enough to have waiting for them under the tree!
The Spirit of Tequila – $29.95
Paired with a bottle of tequila, photographer Joel Salcido’s “The Spirit of Tequila” makes a hell of a gift. Salcido captured beautiful photos of the tequila making process as he traveled across the state of Jalisco. This book’s imagery is rich in tradition and culture—perfect for those who love tequila and looking to learn more about the spirit. Purchase the hardcover or ebook online at Trinity University Press, Joel Salcido’s website, or Amazon. Prices may vary.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, then Karolina’s Antiques in the place for your gift-giving needs. Karolina’s Antiques is home to many eclectic gifts like this taco purse or this gorgeous calavera necklace. This family-run shop has a little something for people of all ages and prides itself on their unique items that will have your loved ones gushing over their gift. So shop Karolina’s Antiques and stay tuned for their SA Flavor feature.
Whataburger James Avery Charm – $60.00
What-A-Charm! Texas-based Whataburger and James Avery teamed up to create the perfect addition to any Texan’s jewelry collection. This limited edition charm is sold exclusively through Whataburger’s online shop, and it also allows customers to purchase a James Avery sterling silver hook-on bracelet or changeable charm holder necklace. Due to high volume, it is best to place your order now if you don’t want to miss out on this incredible gift!
Barbacoa Apparel T-Shirts – $24.00
Everybody loves tacos, so why not give the gift of a taco-inspired shirt. Barbacoa Apparel has a variety of t-shirts that taco enthusiasts would appreciate. From the simplicity of a breakfast taco order to the delicious anatomy of a cow, shop Babacoa Apparel’s T-shirts while supplies last.
San Antonio Missions Ground Crew Jacket – $125
Need to give a gift to a sports-loving San Antonian? This San Antonio Missions Throwback Grounds Crew Jacket is a pretty awesome gift! You can snag this item at Ebbets Field Flannels before it sells out, or you can also check out their other old-school Missions gear—like the ‘56 vintage Missions hat I often rock!
This is Texas Y’all: The Lone Star State from A to Z – $11.89
It’s never to early to start them young! This is Texas Y’all: The Lone Star State from A to Z is a quirky gift book that informs and pokes fun at all things Texas. (“B is for… Boot, Buckyball Molecule (state molecule), Blue Lacy (state dog breed) and Bluebonnet.”) It touches on other Texas subjects like Frito pies, “Midland Minnie” (the oldest human skeleton found in the western hemisphere), San Gertrudis cattle, and other oddities from our Lone Star State. This book gives the reader unusual ways of looking at Texas history and culture and is bursting with Texas pride! Misha Blaise’s inimitable style makes this book a treat for young and old alike. Get your hands on this book through Amazon or other book retailers. An ebook option is available.
Limited Edition Rudy’s Brisket Candle – $17.99
Nothing says Happy Holidays like the scent of smoked brisket next to an open fire. And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke! Rudy is really selling a Limited Edition Rudy’s Brisket Candle. Only 1,000 are available and it will make a great gift for those barbecue aficionados. You can find it at Rudy’s online shop, and also check out some of their barbecue gift sets.
Hope SA Flavor was able to make your gift shopping slightly stress-free this season. If we missed any great gifts ideas or you gifted one of these items, let us know through Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!