Round Rock store aims to provide one-of-a-kind services and gifts


Dixie Doss-Marburger said when she opened To Have & To Hold in November 2016, she hoped to provide a unique service that residents could not find elsewhere.

“I always knew that I wanted to own a store,” Doss-Marburger said. She opened To Have & To Hold with the intention of it acting partially as an everyday gift store and partially as a bridal registry.

“On the gift side of things, we have unique gifts that you can’t find everywhere,” Doss-Marburger said. The store shelves hold a large collection of Mud Pie-brand dishes, baby clothing and accessories, home decor, dish towels and more.

Doss-Marburger also provides monogramming and engraving services for items purchased from the store or items purchased elsewhere and brought into the store. Doss-Marburger said she can engrave a wide range of items, including wooden cutting boards, slate cheese trays and wine stoppers.

“You name it, it can be engraved,” Doss-Marburger said.

The engraving options are wide, she said, and can include logos, monograms and even the re-creation of a handwritten note.

As far as Doss-Marburger’s wedding services, she said she offers a traditional gift registry but “with a twist.” Her registry services include an online registry in addition to a personalized service that includes communication between herself and registry shoppers, gift wrapping and shipping to the wedding venue.

“Then once they start having babies, we are here to do their baby registries for them,” Doss-Marburger said, adding that her services are very customizable and tailored to the customer’s needs.

Doss-Marburger said she hopes anyone who walks into To Have & To Hold can find something to take home—even those shopping for a gift to give that “hard-to-shop-for” person.

“My whole thing with this store is giving back to the community by making fun, unique gifts for all occasions—not just for the wedding world,” Doss-Marburger said.

To Have & To Hold offers free gift wrapping for any item purchased in the store.

To Have & To Hold
2000 S. I-35, Ste. N3, Round Rock
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sun.

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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