If you are looking for a few last minute gift ideas and don't know what to do, look no further than your own backyard. Well, for those who live in the suburbs maybe not quite your own backyard, but if you live in the hill country than you know that your backyard could possibly be anything from a wine producing grape field, deer lease, lavender farm, or apple orchard. If you are still looking for Christmas gifts or ideas for family and friends, try putting together a few of these ideas.
The hill country is known for fabulous wines. In the hill country corridor stretching from Austin to San Antonio there are over twenty wineries to choose from. For those wine loving family members or friends a thoughtful and personally selected bottle of wine always makes a great gift. To jazz up wine gift, make a gift basket featuring a hill country wine, selected cheeses, crackers, fruits, and wine accessories such as bottle corks or decanters. Check with your local wineries to see if they offer gift certificates too.
Need a gift for the man of the house? In this great state, the hill country is known as the deer capital of Texas. For stocking stuffers, deer jerky is a fabulous and tasty treat. For the hunters, camouflaged gear such as sunglasses, ties, t-shirts, or hunting jackets are always a necessity for any avid hunter. Each year the Texas Deer Association holds an annual banquet dinner. Tickets are available for purchase and would make a great Christmas gift. Be sure to check their website for additional get togethers such as the Deer Auction. If you are looking for something a little bit bigger, an all expenses paid weekend at a local deer lease will surely make any man remember this holiday season.
Not only is the hill country known for being the deer capital and producing wonderful wines, the hill country is also known for a local lavender farm, the Hill Country Lavander Farm in Blanco. Candles, lotions, oils, soaps, bubble baths, and sachets all make wonderful gifts so why not head down to Blanco to get handcrafted lavender products. Your friends and family will surely enjoy these wonderful smelling gifts. If you are still looking for one last gift idea, try Love Creek Orchard. Throughout the year you can pick blackberries, apples, pumpkins, and figs. If you happened to miss this year's picking season, year round they sell their fabulous jams, jellies, sauces, and pies and breads. It's not too late to order your jingle bell pie!
Forget dealing with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and forget paying shipping prices for online shopping. If you live in the hill country, these ideas will surely make your holiday shopping enjoyable, relaxable, and memorable.