Christmas is a season typically filled with wonder and excitement. The daunting task of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, however, can take your holiday from merry and bright to bah humbug in the twinkle of an eye. So, in an effort to spread Christmas cheer, we have compiled a helpful guide of recommendations for everyone on your Nice List. Go ahead, grab the eggnog, settle under a cozy throw and peruse our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide below. You will rest easy knowing you will not resemble Ebenezer Scrooge in the slightest this year.
There is no better way to spread Christmas cheer than by supporting a local business while also gifting the meat lover in your family a delicious steak.
“Randy and I love getting steaks from Tri County Meat Market,” Patti said. “Not only are their selections the best but the friendly down-home customer service you receive is amazing!”
With storefronts in Fair Oaks Ranch and the recently opened Shavano Park location, this meat market offers carefully selected, prime cuts, fresh produce, and all the spices and sauces needed to pre-marinade, rub, or flavor a delightful meal.
This year, gift those you love with the warmth of a luxurious patio heater.
“It is perfect for anyone who enjoys reading or relaxing with their coffee on the deck or porch,” Patti said. “Our winters may not always be frigid but it is a welcome respite on cooler Hill Country evenings.”
Available from Costco, this portable heater offers an electronic ignition system and is available in black and grey.
For the outdoor enthusiast, this Freestyle Rocker from GCI Outdoors might just be the best gift under the tree!
“It's not only great for camping but is also perfect for parades and outdoor sporting events,” Patti said.
Designed for the great outdoors, it is easy to carry and set up. Its spring-loaded shocks create a smooth rocking motion while the mesh backrest allows for easy airflow.
The holidays are all about family and food, which is why popcorn is a classic, nostalgic and tasteful gift for anyone on your list.
“This is a great gift that everyone can enjoy,” Patti said. “My personal favorites are Churro, Jalapeño Cheddar and Dark Chocolate Caramel and Sea Salt.”
This year alone, Patti surprised her clients and associates on two separate occasions with a few bundles of this tasty treat and it was a hit each and every time. As San Antonio’s only all-natural gourmet popcorn establishment, they even offer gluten-free and vegan options!
Ideal for any woman on your list, this one-step wonder erases every trace of makeup including waterproof mascara, eyeliner, foundation and more by just adding water.
“These are my daughter’s favorite makeup removing clothes,” Patti said. “If you are looking for a stocking stuffer, they even have a mini makeup eraser that would be perfect!”
Available in a range of colors and patterns, the MakeUp Erasers are reusable, so they reduce waste and are better for the environment, machine washable and last 3 to 5 years. Double-sided, the short fibers take away the grime of the day while the long fiber side exfoliates the skin.
For the individual who enjoys manning the grill, upgrade their backyard barbecuing game with a Blackstone Griddle! Simple and sleek, it has everything that an outdoor kitchen and grill master might need.
“This is a great tool when you're cooking for a large family or gathering,” Tanner said. “You can make everything from steaks and burgers to pancakes and eggs!”
Available as a 36” or 28” cooking station, adjustable heat zones allow some food to remain warm while others cook at higher temperatures. Other notable features include a powder coated steel base for easy cleaning, a patented rotate and removable lid, cart-style with dual side shelves, paper towel and garbage bag holders, and an electric push button ignition.
For all the new dads out there, the Indi Diaper Backpack will be their saving grace. With plenty of storage for extra diapers and clothes, it also includes pouches and pockets for wipes, toys and snacks.
“Moms aren't the only ones who need diaper bags,” Tanner said. “This backpack is the perfect balance between functionality and design. It is simple, not overdone and comes in multiple colors.”
Made from Repreve® recycled polyester, this dad bag is made from recycled bottles yet durable enough to handle anything that baby can throw its way.
There is a growing market in the luxury pen sector and these Meisterstück Gold-Coated Fountain Pens are at the pinnacle. Made from the finest materials, these high-quality pens feature top craftsmanship, black precious resin cap and barrel, and a piston converter that allows optional use of ink cartridges.
“It’s not only a stylish writing tool to add a touch of sophistication to your desk," Tanner said. “Luxury pens like these allow the ink to flow more freely, which provides a better overall writing experience.”
For a more personalized gift, consider engraving the recipient's name or initials.
To help a loved one maintain a well-dressed appearance from head to toe, consider this premium 12-Piece Leather Grooming Kit created exclusively for Hammacher Schlemmer.
“This grooming kit is both personal and practical,” Tanner said. “Being so compact, it is travel-friendly and extremely easy to throw in a carry-on or briefcase.”
Designed by expert leather artisans, this kit is made of top-grain napa leather and holds chrome-plated nail clippers, corkscrew/knife, comb, flashlight and more.
Give the gift of enjoying music anywhere, anytime. A great idea for the music lover in your life, the JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker is made of durable fabric and rugged material so it can be taken to the backyard, beach and everywhere in between.
“What makes this speaker so great is that it’s waterproof and plays for up to 20 hours,” Tanner said. “It even has a built-in power bank to charge your devices.”
Available in a myriad of colors, this speaker can wirelessly connect up to two smartphones or tablets and uses dual passive radiators to deliver powerful sound that resonates loud and clear.