If you’re looking for a gift that says “Texas” this holiday season, the Hill Country has handmade items for everyone on your shopping list. Forget the big box stores and overcrowded malls, and check out your local merchants for unique products and hometown service. Here are a few of our favorites places to shop for authentic Hill Country gifts:
1. Texas Hill Country Ceramics
Only available online, Texas Hill Country Ceramics was established in 2004. Owner Jacque Honeycutt creates beautiful and functional ceramic decor, with a distinct Texas flair, in her Central Texas studio. Her bluebonnet-themed kitchenware and ceramic Christmas trees are customer favorites. Visit texashillcountryceramics.com to see more and place your order.
2. Hill Country Texas Custom Knives
If you’re looking for a handcrafted gift for the outdoorsman, Hill Country Texas Custom Knives offers high-quality steel knives for hunting, fishing, and kitchen use. Craftsman Keith Richard is a former gunsmith who takes great pride in creating one-of-a-kind custom knives for his customers. Contact Keith online via his website or by phone at (830) 683-3418 or (337)277-2380 to get a quote and discuss your custom order.
3. Nuluv Goat Milk Products
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Nuluv is a Nubian goat dairy on the Guadalupe River, that specializes in goat milk skin care products. Nuluv prides itself on its 100% machine-free approach to goat milking. Nuluv’s goats are hand-milked twice a day and their raw milk is used in various lotions, soaps, and lip care products. Items are available in a number of scents, including seasonal favorites like Texas Snowflake and Spiced Tea. Visit nuluvgoatmilkproducts.com or stop by their new retail location (and inquire about their baby goat yoga classes) at 6601 Hwy 27 in Center Point.
4. Fredricksburg Pie Company