Holiday Gift Guide (and other generally amazing things to get for yourself)
Enjoy our essential gift guide for the local Austinite and otherwise. Find all gifts for the non-boring giver.
Quickly taking over the scene from Diptyque is Byredo, providing the most amazing and specifically calculated scents ever. These candles (and their perfumes for that matter) make great housewarming gifts, don’t-know-what-to-get-someone gifts, and meeting-your-boyfriend’s-mom-for-the-first-time-on-Christmas-Eve gifts. Specific and general gift-giving accomplished.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to kiss Jim Halpert for the first time? ‘Nuff said. Get yourself a copy of all the details.
Whether you’re looking for something low key or over the top, Sabia has you covered. Their wonderfully curated shop is nestled right off of 5th street, and we recommend any of their beautiful perfumes or creamy face masks. Added bonus: your conversation with the delightful owner will brighten your day of errands.
You’ll shine as bright as the lights on the tree with this amazing highlighting stick. It’s the perfect gift for your bestie (or yourself) to brighten up the Holidays.
Our intern recently went to LA and came back almost empty-handed except for one botanical face-oil. Within days of using Vintner’s Daughter, things changed on her skin. While it may look overpriced on the surface, this face oil is an investment in your skin. If you’re looking for something unique to gift a friend or loved one, this is a thoughtful and luxurious way to do it.
For the boss babe in your life who just moved into her dream apartment or your brother-in-law who just moved into a house with his fiancé, Nannie Inez is the perfect one-stop shop for an amazing housewarming gift. Full of beautiful handmade art, blankets, planters, and even our intern’s favorite French tea (Nannie Inez is the only place to carry it outside of France), this store is a haven for amazingly curated home goods.
If you haven’t met the incredible Rita yet, you definitely need to. Or you should let someone you love meet her because she is the most amazing gift to our team over at CPPR. Rita gives one hell of a facial, while simultaneously making all your problems disappear with the best products and a relaxing face massage.
Wild Sam started in Austin, but their books cover almost any U.S. city your heart desires. Their travel books map out the city and offer the best spots in each city. To accompany your future travel, check the next gift guide op.
Newly opened in Austin, Away is the best luggage to date. It’s hard shell and charging capabilities make it a no-brainer as the best pick for your new suitcase. It also makes a great gift to that recent graduate in your life or for that family member who is always traveling for work.
Our CEO, Emily, loves Viva Day Spa because it doesn’t feel prissy and fancy-pants like most spas. Its laid-back vibe allows clients to feel comfortable and unburdened. Any treatment is a must-have on your holiday gift list.