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The Best Local Gifts From the State of Texas

If you’re searching for the best gifts from Texas, you’ve come to the right place! I love sharing the perfect Texas gift ideas. 

This list of local gifts from the Lone Star State includes a variety of unique gifts to please everyone on your list. You’ll find everything from handmade cowboy hats and belt buckles to artisan jewelry and local foods. 

The best Texas gifts just might surprise you! Keep reading to discover the perfect Texas gift for your loved one this year. There are even a few fun souvenirs from Texas you can take home and enjoy yourself.

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Clothing Makes the Perfect Texas Gift

Clothing makes the perfect Texas gift for loved ones! After a visit to Texas, you’ll definitely want to take home your own cowboy hat, authentic cowboy boots, and much more. 

Cowboy Accessory Gift Ideas

Texas and cowboy hats go together like macaroni and cheese! Texas has many iconic stores where you can purchase every kind of cowboy hat. There are 10 gallon hats, Stetsons, straw hats for cowgirls, Cattleman hats, and cowboy hats in all kinds of colors!

Paris Hatters in San Antonio is a Texas institution and the number 1 Stetson dealer in the United States. Make it your first stop for the perfect Texas cowboy hat. 

If your travels take you to Dallas, make sure to visit Wild Bill’s Western Wear, the city’s most iconic store for cowboy hats, as well as boots. Discover great gifts and souvenirs including a state of Texas belt buckle, western clothing for everyone, and children’s toys

Cowboy boots are everywhere in Texas. They’re one of the state’s most classic souvenirs. You can get the perfect cowboy boots in every color and style in cities and towns all over Texas. 

Belt buckles are another clothing item you won’t want to miss when shopping for souvenirs and gifts from Texas. They say everything’s bigger in Texas and it’s certainly true of our belt buckles! 

Traditionally, buckles are given as trophies or to mark important events. These days belt buckles are a fun part of everyday western wear all over the state. 

Texas College Gift Ideas

You can’t leave Texas without grabbing a shirt branded with your favorite college name. We have plenty of top colleges who’s attire would be make the perfect gift from Texas. From sought after public universities like A&M to everyone’s favorite private school, Rice University, shirts from a Texas college are always great holiday gift ideas.

Texas Food Gifts Make the Best Gifts from Texas

Why not send gift baskets from the state of Texas? We have all kinds of delicious culinary delights! There’s something for everyone. 

Best Texas Cookbooks that Make Great Gifts

The chef on your gift list will love a bottle of olive oil from Texas Hill Country Olive Co. Pair it up with cookie cutters in the shape of Texas or one of these great Texas cookbooks:

The Texas Cookbook by Mary F. Knock

The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain

Texas Eats: The New Lonestar Heritage Cookbook by Robb Walsh

Best Hot Sauce Gifts from Texas

If you’re a fan of spicy treats, try some of our famous hot sauce. Any true Texan knows that hot sauce isn’t just a topping. It’s a magic ingredient that makes food come to life!

No meal in Texas is complete without hot sauce. We put it in chili, potato salad, deviled eggs, and even ice cream! In Texas, you’ll find hot sauce with Mexican, Asian, and Caribbean flair in a wide range of heat.

Here are six of the best Texas hot sauce brands out there, in no particular order: 

Yellowbird Habenero Sauce

Cindy’s Cin-fully Hot Cayenne Hot Sauce

August in Austin Hot Sauce

Aztexan Habenero Supreme Pepper Sauce

Spooky White Sauce from Frankie Valdez

Ghost Pepper Sauce

Texas BBQ Gifts

Not a hot sauce fan? That’s ok, we will forgive you. Another food that just hits different in Texas is barbecue. Texas has lots of amazing BBQ sauce options you can take home to enjoy or gift to your loved ones. Check out some of my favorites: 

Lewis Barbecue Hatch Green Chile BBQ Sauce

Luling City Market Barbecue Sauce

Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ Sauce

Salt Lick BBQ Original BBQ Sauce

Other Food and Drink Texas Gift Ideas

Are you searching for a cooking gift that’s whimsical and fun? Grab a Texas waffle maker or Texas shaped cutting and serving board! It’s perfect for adding a little Texas flair to  your next brunch with family and friends. 

Sometimes the best food gifts are the most simple. Grab a fun Texas themed coffee mug and a bag of specialty coffee from Texas State of Mind Coffee Company for all the java lovers on your gift list this year. The Yellow Rose Light Rose flavor is delicious and would pair perfectly with this Y’all coffee mug!

Best Texas Gifts for Sports Fans

Texas is full of great sports teams! The best Texas gifts for the sports fans in your life are all about cheering on their favorite sports team. Check out some of the best gifts from Texas for sports fans below.

Center Field Team Store for Astros Gift Ideas

Texas Team Shop for Texas Longhorns Gifts

Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop for Cowboys Gifts

best gifts from Texas

Gifts of Texas in the Houston Galleria is filled with special gifts for sports fans too. You’ll find college and professional sports items and accessories plus lots of great Texas souvenirs. It’s the perfect spot to grab Houston Astros souvenirs for the baseball fans in your life. 

Not a fan of American football? Soccer fans can find the best gifts from Texas including jerseys and accessories at the FC Dallas Team Store in Toyota Stadium. 

Get Some of the Best Gifts from Texas at the Capitol Gift Shop

If you’re searching for the best gifts from Texas, don’t forget to stop at the capitol gift shop. Texas Capitol Gift Shop can be found at the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Austin, Texas. Discover some of the best Texas gifts available at the shop below.

I love the scent of the Fredericksburg Farms Texas Bluebonnet soy candle. You could gift it to your favorite candle fan or pair it up with the soft Texas State Flower jacquard blanket and a few packages of bluebonnet seeds for a special Texas garden gift basket.

The shop also offers many fun Texas Flag gifts to display everywhere. My personal favorite is the armadillo Texas flag t-shirt. Other options include flags to display in front of your home, flag bowties, and flag aprons.

You’ll also find Texas Capitol Wood pieces crafted from the fallen timbers on capitol grounds. These decorative accents are a very special piece of Texas history. Now that’s a great Texas gift for anyone!

Do you have an absolutely perfect Texas gift idea that I forgot to mention? Share all the best gifts from Texas that didn’t make the list in the comments. I can’t wait to read them! 

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