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Last Minute Gift Guide: Without Leaving Home!

by Caroline Grape
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Are you stressing about finding that ‘perfect’ gift last minute? Work left you scrambling for gifts with just a few days to go? Or have you altogether just forgot that Christmas is this Friday? Don’t worry, whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered – in style.

Check out our last minute gift guide below, all without leaving the comfort of your home. What’s more, these gifts won’t show your sweat – we’ve hand-selected each gift with care, so you can feel safe that your loved ones will be impressed and your last-minute spree will be a secret that’s safe with us!

The Foodie: Farmhouse Delivery

Give a Farmhouse Delivery gift certificate or produce box subscription (if you’re feeling generous) for the gift that keeps on giving. They feature a phenomenal array of local produce that the lucky recipient can enjoy well into the new year. You can choose between fresh, direct-from-rancher meats, produce boxes, and delicious artisanal foods.

The best part about it? You’re directly supporting local farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers, all from the comfort of your couch. And as y’all know, that’s the TexasRealFood way.

Prices vary.

The Craft Beer Lover: Austin Beerworks & The Hops Collective

Austin Beerworks Gift Card

For the biggest local beer fan out there in your life! Give them a giftcard to Austin Beerworks. They’ve got a great online store with merch, as well as some of their best-selling beers that they can order from the comfort of their own home. Also redeemable in store, in the New Year. Give the gift of beer this year!

From: $5

The Caffeine Junkie: Steamm Espresso & Creature Coffee Co

Steamm Espresso: High-Quality Espresso on the Go

Steamm is on a mission to end “fake” espresso. That Starbuck’s cold “espresso” shot? Nope, not espresso. Steamm has set out to change the cold coffee convenience game, and what better way to offer that coffee-junkie or high-flyer in your circle than with a couple of bottles of their premium bottled espresso? What’s more, they offer several varieties from “Lite” to “Original” and even (in some of their bigger packs) ones with raw cacao and sugar. All brewed and made in Texas, you’re supporting local even when you can’t get to your favorite coffee shop. They won’t break the bank, either.

Gift Cards from: $10
Three-pack of Steamm Espresso: $12
Other products start from: $8

Creature Coffee Co. Coffee of the Month Subscription 

Know a total coffee fanatic? Give them the gift of discovery with this Monthly Coffee subscription! Best part is, when you’re giving it as a gift you can select exactly how many months you want to give – from 1 to 12. So, whatever your budget, this gift will have the coffee lover in your life looking forward to something special in the coming year. 

From: $20 per shipment

For the Aspiring Bee-Keeper: Two Hives Honey Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

Two Hives Honey produce some of the best award-winning honey right here in Texas. Their products have been featured in multiple magazines and they’re really pushing the importance of bees – a major pollinator that keeps our ecosystems balanced and helps provide us with food. As part of their commitment to education and spreading the good news of bees, they feature a great starter course for beekeeping. The class is all online, and comes with a printable guidebook, meaning the lucky person in your life can do this course whenever, wherever!

Price: $75

Image: Lick Honest Ice Creams

For the Kids (or the kid in you): Lick Honest Ice Creams & Wunderkeks

Lick Honest Ice Creams: Fundae Kit

Lick Honest Ice Creams home-delivered Fundae Kit (only available in selected San Antonio and Austin areas – check their website for details) is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. They have vegan options too (also great for those that are lactose intolerant). What better way to get kids excited than their very own, home-delivered sundae kit in a box? With three classic flavours, and a range of toppings and sprinkles all part of the kit – get ready for the most incredible sundae party ever.

Or, opt for a Lick Honest Gift Card – to be redeemed whenever the sweet tooth strikes!

Fundae Kit from: $45.99
Gift Card from: $5

Wunderkeks: Care Packages & Cookie Delivery

Another sweet treat are the Wunderkeks Care Packages & Cookie Delivery. With a range of options and prices, there’s sure to be something to suit every budget. But make sure you hurry! They’ve got a great sale on at the moment + free shipping!

Prices vary.

The Hot Sauce Fanatic: Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop & Tejano Salsas

Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop – Ass Kickin’ Extreme Heat Mini Bottles

We love this little kit of super-hot mini bottles, and the price makes us love it even more! This baby isn’t guaranteed to arrive before Christmas, but we’ve always loved the idea of extending the gift-giving season with a few surprises leading up to the New Year celebrations. Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop have some incredible selection of hot sauces, salsas, and more so why not create a home-made gift card to put under the tree?

Ass Kickin’ Extreme Heat Mini Bottles: $7.75
Other products start from just $2.25

Tejano Salsas Gift Card

Local, made-in-Texas salsas, hot sauces, and more! With cards for any budget, redeemable any time and for the hot sauce of their choosing, these gift cards are sure to be a hit with those that dream about delicious salsas and hot sauces, made right here in the Lone Star State.

From: $15-45

The Budding Sommelier: Bending Branch Winery & Pedernales Cellars 

Virtual Tastings with Bending Branch Winery

Bending Branch Winery’s commitment to sustainability and organic practices pits them at the forefront of guilt-free sipping. With multiple award-winning wines, this is truly a luxurious gift for that wine-enthusiast in your life – for those that have been especially good this year. Their virtual wine tastings include six bottles of Hill Country Bending Branch wines shipped to your door, accompanied with a scheduled online tasting event to learn more about wine profiles. We can’t think of a better way to taste from your home! 

Price: $194

Make a 2021 Reservation for Pedernales Cellars Estate Tasting Room

Making plans for the new year with that someone special, gives them something to look forward to once the festivities are over. Pedernales are committed to boosting the local economy, so they have the TexasRealFood seal of approval! Want to make it extra special? Why not make up a voucher for the recipient to receive a bottle of their choosing on the day of the tasting! We’re all about creative gift giving here at TexasRealFood.

From: $20-75/person

The Aspiring Farmer: Farmstays in Texas

Why not book a stay for the new year at a local farm for that animal lover in your life. Many of the farm stays available on Farm Stay US are interactive, meaning you can help on the farm, getting a little taste of what it’s like to live in the big wide countryside and live the dream! Not your thing? Many of these places also offer simply great getaways from the city, surrounded by nature and quiet – except for the natural morning alarm clocks of bird song and farm animals waking to life – ah bliss!

Prices vary.

The Meatlover: 1915 Farm Grassroots Meat Club

This is the ultimate meat-filled gift that keeps on giving – with a conscience! 1915 Farm promotes grass-fed happy animals, so you know that the meat you’re giving is following the utmost sustainable and animal welfare standards. Plus, you’re giving the gift of taste – grass fed beef is unlike any other. Best part about it? This lovely subscription box is currently on sale!

Grassroots Meat Club from: $159
Gift cards from: $50
Other products from: $7.99

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Still stuck? Check out Stephanie’s Book & E-book Holiday Buying Guide by clicking here.

There’s still time to order some of the gifts listed on our Foodie Gift Guide, too!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the rest of the Discover section, or browse through our Directory for all the local businesses near you. 

Editor’s note: This article previously included a link to the Hops Collective. TexasRealFood has decided to remove them from this list as many customers have experienced severe issues with their products and services.

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