12 holiday gift ideas to purchase from local businesses

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Retailers in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto offer gift options for everyone on a shopper’s holiday gift list. This is not a comprehensive list of shops in the area.

For the proud Texan

Texas-themed gift basket ($99.98) (via )

Texas-themed gift basket ($99.98)

Texas Gift Outlet sells a variety of Texas-themed wares, including fan gear from Texas colleges, jewelry, clothing and food. The store recommends purchasing a gift basket. The one pictured includes peach pecan preserves, a chili mix, a Texas-themed kitchen towel, a cookbook, a pecan coffee sample, a Martinez Pottery coffee mug handmade in Texas, salsa and a four-count coaster set. Baskets come premade or can be made to order.

210 University Blvd., Ste. 150, Round Rock
www.texasgiftoutlet.net
512-868-6688

For the Entertainer

Hand-painted
glass stemware ($25) (via )

Hand-painted glass stemware ($25)

Local artist Linda Bilant’s custom-made wine glasses feature painted local flora, such as bluebonnets and poppies. The stemware can either be gifted as an individual item or as a set. Life’s A Gift also sells pie servers, cheese plates and other specialty plates.

202 Farley St., Hutto
512-846-4195

For the Boss or Client

Pfluger Single
Malt Whiskey ($45)

Pfluger Single Malt Whiskey ($45)

Spirit of Texas, a distillery in Pflugerville, sells two varieties of rum—a spiced rum and a silver rum—as well as single-malt whiskey. The distillery also sells glassware and puts together mulling spice kits for the holiday season so customers can make their own holiday-flavored rum or whiskey at home.

1715 Dalshank St., Pflugerville
www.spiritoftx.com
512-989-9292

For the neighbor or teacher

Popcorn basket
($20-$60)

Popcorn basket ($20-$60)

Depending on your teacher or neighbor’s taste, you can swap out whatever flavors he or she might prefer in these LolleePop Gourmet Popcorn & Treats baskets. Baskets come in multiple sizes and for different themes or holidays. The gift-giver can customize the basket with various flavors of popcorn and sizes of bags.

1205 Round Rock Ave., Ste. 127, Round Rock
www.facebook.com/LolleePopGourmet
512-800-8950

For the Well-coiffed man

Colonel Ichabod shave kit ($71.50)

Colonel Ichabod shave kit ($71.50)

In addition to selling a number of pipes and tobacco products, Pipe World also sells shave kits. The one featured here includes a double-edged razor, a badger brush and stand, a soap mug, soap, and razor blades. Other non-tobacco products sold at Pipe World include flasks, chess sets, jewelry, collegiate merchandise, knives and pens.

115 Sundance Parkway, Ste. 505, Round Rock
www.pipeworld.com
512-388-4300

For the Hunter

Sight-In service ($50)

Sight-In service ($50)

Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville sells hunting equipment for novices and expert marksmen, including ear and eye protection, rifle cases, multipurpose knives and high-quality scopes. The staffers at Red’s Indoor Range recommend giving a hunter the gift of accuracy by taking rifles into the store for sight-in service before the hunting season begins. The sight-in service, which can be performed on a variety of separate firearms, corrects some alignment issues a rifle may have and costs $50 and 20 rounds of ammunition.

1908 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville
www.redsguns.com
512-251-1022

For the Decorator

Hand-sculpted nativity scene ($52-$92)

Hand-sculpted nativity scene ($52-$92)

Holiday shoppers in Hutto can pick up a unique nativity scene for their friends and loved ones. The hand-carved and hand-painted clay figurines range in price for individual pieces, such as donkeys and lambs, or a shopper can purchase a complete six-piece set.

103 East St., Hutto
512-759-1088
www.creativetouch-designandgifts.com

For the fur baby

Dog toy ($16.99) (via )

Dog toy ($16.99)

Managers at Tomlinson’s Pet Store recommend heavy-duty toys from Fluff & Tuff. The toys are made with plush fabric, an inner mesh liner and embroidered details that make it hard for pets to tear off extremities. They come in a variety of shapes and animals, including Ruby the Rainbow Trout toy pictured.

200 University Blvd., Ste. 330, Round Rock
www.tomlinsons.com
512-863-7100

For the music lover

Record player ($300) (via )

Record player ($300)

For music lovers, Piranha Records recommends getting a direct-drive record player. The direct-drive player comes with a motor that spins records automatically and an option to change out the needle as you like. This model, the Auto-Technician, is one of the higher-end models.

1208 N. I-35, Ste. 200, Round Rock
www.piranharecords.net
512-238-0418

For the Recent Grad

Diploma frame ($119-$169)

Shoppers can choose from a selection of handmade diploma frames for a recent college graduate. Wordyisms has separate frame options for both regional and nationwide universities varying in size and color. Friends and relatives of high school graduates can also buy kits for $69.95 for their graduates to showcase their tassel, senior picture, announcement, diploma and more.

103 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville
www.wordyisms.com
512-835-6695

For the Gardener

Bonsai tree ($18-$130) (via )

Bonsai tree ($18-$130)

Shoppers can pick up bonsai trees, a form of Japanese art, for their gardening friends and family members this holiday season. Green n’ Growing offers a variety of bonsai trees to choose from, with trees varying in size and species. Bonsai trees can be given to people looking to grow something in their office or home or to gardeners looking to add new decoration and life to their home gardens.

601 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville
www.greenngrowing.com
512-251-3262

For the WIne Connoisseur

Swig 9 oz. wine glass ($19.99) (via )

Swig 9 oz. wine glass ($19.99)

Haute Tots says its beverage containers are one of its top sellers year-round. The boutique offers a 9 oz. chilled wine glass in durable material that keeps drinks cold longer than the average wine glass. The store also offers powder coating to color the glasses, engraving and decals for a variety of additional charges.

302 W. Main St., Ste. 104, Round Rock
www.hautetotsboutique.net
512-645-0935

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Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson is a recent transplant to the Austin area from Houston, Texas, where she started with Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016. Donaldson started covering public education in Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest school district in the state of Texas, and then she transitioned into her role as the company's legislative reporter, providing statehouse coverage for all 22 editions. Currently, she reports on the city of Round Rock and Round Rock ISD for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition. Donaldson graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor's degrees in magazine journalism and political science.

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