Texas Living

True-to-Texas Holiday Gifts

By M. Ellise Giller 12.16.15

Need a holiday gift for a die-hard Texan? Look no further! We’ve found the best Lone Star State-inspired presents to make your loved ones kick off their boots and holler, “Yee-haw!”

Totally Bamboo® Texas Cutting Board ($19.99 from JC Penney)
This eco-friendly 14-by-13¼-inch bamboo cutting board comes in the most attractive shape of all — the state of Texas. Why would you chop your veggies on anything else?

I Heart (Love)Texas Dark T-Shirt ($23.99 at Café Press)
What better way to express your love for the state than with a cute T-shirt? Naturally this one replaces the “heart” with the shape of Texas, and the dark gray background expertly highlights the text.

BBQ Sauce Trio ($16 from Franklin Barbecue)
Help your loved ones skip the four-hour line at this legendary Austin barbecue joint by giving them this trio of sauces. They’ll get 12 ounces each of Texas-style, espresso, and sweet vinegar sauces to slather over anything they please.

Personalized Blacksmith Branding Iron ($49.95 from Texas Irons)
With this three-letter branding iron, the best pitmaster in your family can personalize everything from wood-fired steaks to a wooden toolbox. The best part? The design is inspired by the company’s location on the old Chisholm Trail.

Texas A&M Greatest Plays – Slate Coasters ($50 at Etsy)
Help the Aggie fan in your life replay the football team’s greatest moments with this set of four coasters celebrating their biggest plays. The coasters are made of stone and slate and laser-etched with images of historic game-day moments.

For even more unique gifts for your favorite Texan, check out our blog Texas Gifts.