Handmade Hill Country: Where to Buy Authentic Texas Gifts

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If you’re looking for a gift that says “Texas Gifts” this holiday season, the Hill Country has handmade Texas Gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Forget the big box stores and overcrowded malls, and check out your local merchants for unique Texas Gifts and hometown service. Here are a few of our favorites places to shop for authentic Hill Country Texas gifts:

1. Texas Hill Country Ceramic Texas Gifts

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Only available online, Texas Hill Country Ceramics was established in 2004. Owner Jacque Honeycutt creates beautiful and functional ceramic Texas Gifts, with a distinct Texas flair, in her Central Texas studio. Her bluebonnet-themed kitchenware and ceramic Christmas trees are customer favorite Texas Gifts. Visit to see more Texas Gifts and place your order.

2. Hill Country Texas Custom Knives

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If you’re looking for a handcrafted Texas 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 Texas gifts. 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 Texas Gift.

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 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

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If you’re traveling Central Texas this season, be sure to stop in historic Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Pie Company is just one of many charming shops in this small town. Offering delicious fruit, cream, and pecan pies, The Fredericksburg Pie Company also sells Texas quilts, gifts, books, and vintage treasures. Enjoy a slice in their dining area, or purchase half and whole pies to take home. Special orders and gift certificates are available for the pie-lover in your life. Visit for more information.

5. Texas Hill Country Furniture & Mercantile



Texas Hill Country Furniture and Mercantile, located in Lipan, is the ultimate showroom for handcrafted home furnishings. Gorgeous wood craftsmanship abounds in this store, open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Unique Hill Country decor and crafts are also available here, ensuring you’ll find the perfect gift in this rustic mercantile. Their popular high-back wooden rocker, hand-carved with Texas’ lone star, is often on backorder due to its popularity. Rough-hewn from cedar, mesquite, oak, and pecan, this furniture is the perfect way to bring the natural beauty of the Hill Country into your home. Custom orders are also available. Call (254) 646-3376 or visit