The Giles Group Holiday Gift Guide

The Giles Group's Holiday Gift Guide is the perfect resource for taking care of your holiday gift list this season!

The Giles Group’s Holiday Gift Guide is the perfect way to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season. With a wide selection of unique and thoughtful gifts for every budget, you can find something to make anyone smile in these curated guides. Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers, gifts for the home, or something special for someone special, the Giles Group’s Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. 


Holiday Gift Guide for Her

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gifts for your special someone! Whether you’re shopping for your mom, sister, best friend, or significant other, this gift guide is sure to make your shopping experience easier. From one-of-a-kind art pieces to beautiful statement jewelry or even a calligraphy course, these unique gifts are sure to make her feel appreciated and loved. 

Calligraphy Masterclass
An online calligraphy course is the perfect gift for someone with a passion for writing. With step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, they will learn to create beautiful lettering and gain the confidence to express themselves through the written word. Amanda Reid Designs is based in Austin, Texas.

Cost: $125
Baguette Necklace
The Nak Armstrong Baguette Tile Rivière Necklace is a stunning gift for any special occasion. With its elegant design, featuring a combination of baguette-cut black spinel on silver with a blue rhodium finish, this necklace is sure to take her breath away. Nak Armstrong is based out of Austin, Texas.

Cost: $2,200
Original Fine Art
Give the gift of art with the Wally Workman Gallery. With a diverse lineup of artists working in styles from abstract and contemporary to surrealism to realism, the gallery showcases work from over 50 artists.

A Purifying Flame, by Sara Scribner 2020 shown.

Cost: $900+
With over 300 sunny days per year on average, Austin is a city that merits a gerat pair of sunglasses. Krewe offers high-quality, stylish sunglasses with a generous guarantee - their Second Chances Program means if she damages or breaks her frames, they’ll cover the first replacement pair. Krewe has a brick-and-mortar location on South Congress in Austin.
Cost: $375
Live Florals
King Florist of Austin creates stunning arrangements and a selection of live potted plants that will make a lovely gift for someone with a green thumb. We love the elegant double Phalaenopsis Orchid plant - add the macarons, candle, and champagne for extra indulgence!

Cost: $165

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life can be a difficult task. But fear not! Our Gift Guide for Him is full of perfect presents that he’ll love. Whether you’re looking for something cozy and comfortable, or a gift to help him channel his inner speed demon, there’s something for everyone. From luxurious robes to stylish boots and accessories, we’ve got you covered. So take a look and find the perfect present for the special man in your life.

Cotton Robe
Gift some comfort from the iconic Hotel San Jose on South Congress. This beautiful robe is 100% cotton, custom-made for Hotel San Jose, and designed by Bunkhouse. Both fabric and robes are handwoven by artisan weavers in India, promoting indigenous weaving and dyeing techniques.

Cost: $190
Custom Hat
Maufrais are a team of experienced hat shapers and tailors who pay the utmost attention to detail and use traditional shaping techniques to ensure a perfect fit for any head size and shape. Due to the custom nature of their hat shaping and sizing, they do not sell hats online. Visit their brick & mortar shop on South Congress (open daily)!

Cost: Begins at $140
Caiman Boot
World-class bootmaker Tecovas makes delectable gifts for the boot-wearing gentlemen in your life. We love the Dillon boot - a striking exotic cowboy boot, featuring Caiman belly leather, an angled heel, and signature Tecovas hand-corded calfskin shaft. The result is the perfect combination of style and comfort. Offered in 4 shades.

Cost: $545
Karting at COTA
COTA Karting is the country’s premier karting destination for all skill levels. Race next to the ONLY purpose-built permanent Formula 1 track in the United States (just south of Austin)! With 15 hair-raising turns, he’ll feel a rush of adrenaline while experiencing the thrill of racing at incredible speed.

Cost: Starts at $35/person, $12 for children
COTA Karting
Duffel Bag
The Crossroads Duffel Bag is a stylish and roomy bag that is perfect for any guy on the go. With its durable construction, this bag is sure to last through many travels. Offered in 3 shades and 2 sizes, pick one up online or check out the YETI Flagship location on South Congress in Austin.

Cost: $200 - $250

Holiday Gift Guide for The First-Time Homeowner

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a first-time homeowner? From stylish and practical rugs to luxurious linens to houseplants to bring life to any space, there are plenty of options for the proud new homeowner. Whether you are looking for something special to commemorate the big move or a practical gift to help them settle into their new home, this gift guide has something for everyone.


Handcrafted Area Rug
Austin-based artisan Kyle Bunting’s handcrafted rugs make the perfect gift for any discerning home decorator, as they are made from the finest Italian hides and offer timeless luxury and style. The Italian leather is hand-stitched to form intricate patterns and textures. The result is a unique piece of art that is as functional as it is beautiful.

Cost: These bespoke pieces are made to order, contact Kyle Bunting for details!
Whether you’re looking for a long-lasting investment or a special present for a new homeowner, Made In Cookware and Bakeware is the perfect choice. These are made by multigenerational makers with generations of experience and skill in creating beautiful and timeless products to last a lifetime. Made in is located on South Congress Ave.

Cost: Begins at $89
Home Fragrances
Gifting home fragrances is a great way to add a personal touch to any home. If you’re looking for something special, they also carry a selection of exclusive items, including limited edition pieces and designer collaborations. This local business has two Austin locations.

Cost: $52 - $650
Bed Linens
Well-known downtown Austin home goods destination Wildflower Organics believes people should surround themselves with beautiful, natural, and organic products made with love and care. All of their products are handmade with natural, sustainable materials designed to provide comfort and peace of mind. We adore the linen sheets and the Paloma duvet in Silk Charmeuse!

Cost: From $105
Succulent Garden
A living plant is a fantastic way to breathe life into a new home. Whether in the living room, bedroom, or kitchen, this modern concrete planter bowl full of cacti or succulents will help create a calming atmosphere and bring some good vibes to the space. Check out the shops on N Lamar & S Lamar.

Cost: $140
Shea Butter Soap
Its mild ingredients make it safe for people with sensitive skin, and its luxurious scent will leave the home smelling great. This soap is a perfect gift for the new homeowner as it will help them keep their home clean, fresh, and inviting. The Thompson + Hanson Garden House location is located in the Kerbey Lane Village.

Cost: $33
Coffee Table Books
A coffee table book is a unique gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. The Austin Field Guide is a coffee table book that celebrates all of the wonderful things that make Austin such a special place. It’s filled with local stories, travel intel, and modern lore about the very best barbecue, swimming holes, dive bars, and more, “deep from the cosmic heart of Texas”.

Cost: $20

Holiday Gift Guide for The Host

This holiday season, show appreciation for the entertainers in your life with a thoughtful gift! From charcuterie and cheese boards to high-end liquor, cakes, cookies, and entertaining serveware, there are many options for a memorable and delicious holiday gift for the perpetual host. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or more creative, this holiday gift guide has something to suit every taste and budget.

Charcuterie and Cheese Boards
Located at the Contemporary Laguna Gloria and Jefferson Square, Spread and Co create special charcuterie and grazing boards that will be a treat for the entertainer. Put together a charcuterie platter featuring various types of meat, cheeses, crackers, and pickled vegetables.

Cost: From $75
Custom Decorated Cookies
Gifting custom, decorated cookies is an excellent way to show someone that you care. These Hayley Cakes cookies are not only delicious, but they can be made to your exact specifications for a truly unique gift. Hayley Cakes is a local Austin bakery well-known for charming designs perfectly suited for a multitude of occasions.

Cost: Starts around $60 for 1 dozen
Fine Spirits
Headquartered on West 6th in Austin and distilled in Jalisco, Lalo Spirits has created a stunning tequila at a reasonable price with their twice-distilled Tequila Blanco. A treat for entertaining, the tequila offers a taste of the finest agave - a complex blend of herbal, earthy, and fruity flavors.

Cost: $49
Champagne Coupe Rialto Glasses
The vibrant colors and unique shapes of the Champagne Coupe Rialto glasses add a touch of whimsy to any occasion. The glasses are perfect for serving cocktails or any other drinks in style. Check them out at the Hearth & Soul in Tarrytown. We adore the Oxblood.

Cost: $76/pair
Crystal Candlestick Holders
Designed by Oleg Cassini, these fine crystal candlesticks will add a classy, timeless touch to any tablescape. The Menagerie is a fine jewelry and gift salon that's been in Austin since 1978.

Cost: $36 - $90/pair
Custom Cups
These custom cups from PK Designs make a great addition to any host's kitchen. Custom cups are a great way to show off a personal touch to any home - customize with initials or even a logo!

Cost: From $88 for 25

Holiday Gift Guide for The Fitness Guru

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the fitness guru in your life, look no further! This guide is loaded with experiential gifts that are sure to thrill the fitness-obsessed. From kickboxing classes to aerial classes to climbing gym memberships, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether your fitness guru loves high-intensity workouts or prefers a more relaxed approach, this guide has something to fit their needs.

Kickboxing Classes
Austin’s #1 Kickboxing & Boxing Studio - classes combine heavy bag work and bodyweight exercises to give a high-intensity workout perfect for getting in shape, building strength, and learning self-defense. Whether a beginner or a pro, they have a class for every fitness guru. Located Downtown.

Cost: $25 - $400
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Give the gift of a day to enjoy a leisurely paddle around the lake. Stand-up paddleboarding is a fun and exciting way to explore the outdoors, exercise, and enjoy the beauty of nature, and Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful spot to do it.

Cost: $15 - $40
Circus & Dance Classes
Sky Candy is Austin’s premier circus training center for students of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. Your fitness guru friend will surely love the classes’ focus on developing physical strength, flexibility, and creativity while creating an environment of support and encouragement. Classes are offered in circus fitness, dance, burlesque, trapeze and circus, harness, silks, pole, yoga, and more.

Cost: $30 - $240
Urban Lagree Fitness Classes
It's a revolutionary full-body workout that will challenge your body and help your friend or loved one reach their fitness goals. Lagree Fitness is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and it's a great gift for anyone who loves fitness and wants to take their workout to the next level.

Cost: From $30 - $750
Climbing Gym Membership
This Austin Bouldering Project membership grants access to the facility's variety of climbing walls, giving members the opportunity to climb often and practice different techniques.

Cost: From $59

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

If you’re shopping for holiday gifts for kids this season, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered some of the best local gifts that will surely put a smile on any child’s face. From cozy clothing to theater classes, a museum pass to the Thinkery, and much more, you can find something special for each and every kid on your list. Whether you’re looking for something fun and educational or just something to make them feel extra special, this guide has you covered.

Insulated Vest
With a lightweight and breathable insulation, the Kids’ Rounder Vest from Howler Brothers is a fantastic children’s holiday gift option. They are also highly breathable, so your child won't overheat while playing outside. Howler Brothers is headquartered in Austin - check out their South Congress Outpost or any of their other Austin locations!

Cost: $79
Add a touch of personalization with the Austin Design House Gold Foil Initial Notepad. This notepad features 160 sheets of heavyweight, superior-quality paper with a velvety smooth writing surface. The paper is ideal for writing, drawing, sketching, and more. A great gift for teens! Check out the showroom in person Tuesday through Saturday.

Cost: Begins at $42
Theatre Classes
A professional theatre company located in Zilker, ZACH Theatre is developing the performing arts skills of children and teenagers while also providing them with a safe and inclusive space to explore their creativity. ZACH Theatre offers classes in singing, dancing, acting, and more for ages 3.5 - 18.

Cost: $285 and up
The Thinkery Membership
Give the gift of experience this holiday season. Located in Mueller, a membership with The Thinkery provides access to interactive exhibits, creative programming, and special events that promote curiosity and encourage exploration in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

Cost: From $90

Holiday Gift Guide for The Furry Family Members

If you have a pet at home, you know just how much they mean to you. This holiday season, show your furry family member just how much you care with the perfect gift! Our Holiday Gift Guide for pets has all the treats, toys, and comfy beds your pup, kitty, or horse could want and need! From cozy beds to delicious treats, you’ll find something your pet will love.

BarkBox Subscription
BarkBox is an excellent gift for pet owners as it offers a monthly subscription box filled with toys, treats, and other goodies for their furry friends. Whether you are looking for something to keep your pup entertained or just a way to show them some extra love, a happiness box is the perfect option!

Cost: From $23/month
Pet Pillows
Annie Digs creates unique and luxurious dog beds. The Pepe collection is made from 100% authentic Guatemalan fabrics, sourced directly from the weavers of Antigua Guatemala. You’re sure to love the vibrant colors and textures of these handmade fabrics that make each bed one-of-a-kind, and your pet is sure to enjoy the comfort! We love the Oaxaca.

Cost: $125 - $200
Dog Treats
Barkin’ Creek is one of our absolute favorite pet brands in Austin, and these dog treats are a delightful gift for your dog or the pet parent in your life! Available in chicken or cow with an attractive and sustainable glass jar, these treats are made with locally sourced meats and no preservatives, steroids, hormones, or artificial flavors or colors.

Cost: From $29,95
Hand-Felted Cat Bed
Not everyone can be a dog person (nobody’s perfect…) For the special kitty (or cat devotee) in your life, we recommend this luxurious Alpine Sheep Wool Hand-Felted Cat Bed. This unique cat bed is made in Italy and hand-felted from 100% natural wool and features a soft, plush interior that provides your cat with a cozy place to curl up and relax.

Cost: $187
Holiday Treats
If you follow Wade on social media, you know all too well about his American Saddlebred, Sherlock, and his love for donuts. This holiday season, we recommend treating the horse (or equestrian!) in your life with Snacks Fifth Avenchew horse treats. Snacks Fifth Avenchew makes gourmet treats for dogs and horses. Send a single treat or an entire gift box (with Christmas, Grinch, Hanukkah, and Winter options available). And definitely don’t skimp on the donuts.

Cost: $6 - $60+

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