KATY MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2018
by Ariana Pezeshki and Katrina Katsarelis
If you're looking for innovative Katy gifts that also help support local shops and stores, we've got you covered. Here is our Katy gift guide with some of the most unique and popular presents for Christmas 2018 And all of these gifts can be purchased right here in Katy!
1. Texas Shaped Pecan Roca
The Great Texas Pecan Company
870 S Mason Rd.
$10, small $20 large
Located in Katy, this pecan candy company has a Texas shaped buttery toffee roca to show your Katy Christmas spirit in the sweetest way possible. The candy company also has several other pecan flavors and mouthwatering nuts to customize for everyone on your list. (You can also choose a Texas-shaped tin). A perfect hostess gift too.
2. Wobbly Turtle Chocolate Silk Pie
3522 S Mason Rd.
Impress your party host with the perfect Texas dessert that's ideal for just about any occasion. Locally owned, Proud Pie offers gourmet coffee and homemade pies by the slice or sold as a whole. "We use the freshest locally sourced ingredients for our homemade pies and our gourmet coffee is exceptional in taste and quality." Their pies are made fresh and usually sell out of the selection daily!
3. Butterfly Garden
Learning Express Toys
6501 S Fry Rd.
The Butterfly Garden kit allows kids to grow their own butterflies from caterpillars to Painted ladies using larva ordered with the purchase of this kit. Kids will watch the metamorphosis right before their eyes and will then have an indoor butterfly sanctuary until butterflies are released. A hit with science-minded or insect loving boys and girls. Ages 4 & up.
4. 'The Wonderful Things You Will Be' Book
2450 Fry Rd.
The New York Times bestseller, "The Wonderful Things You Will Be" children's book by Emily Winfield Martin celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children now and forever. This is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. Katy Budget books is a Katy Texas staple, serving the community for more than 30 years. Teacher's receive a 20% discount, and what better way to spread the love of reading than to buy and share novels with friends, families, neighbors and students? Katy budget books carries new and used books to gift to your favorite book lover out there.
5. Someone in Texas is Thinking of You Ornament
5000 Katy Mills Cir.
This loving Texas shaped ornament will decorate the Christmas tree for years to come. Texas souvenirs out of town friends and family will love. Gift them a piece of Katy, Texas to have and cherish in their home - from a Texas Flag boot ornament , or an "Everything's Bigger in Texas" mug, there's so much to choose from, with a little Texas everywhere you go.
6. Holiday Brews
No Label Brewery
5351 1st St
$8 six pack
Any beer connoisseur would appreciate to be gifted a seasonal brew. Elda M Milk Stout is No Label's seasonal Christmas beer made in Katy, brewed with 10 different malts which impart rich flavors of toasted chocolate and a hint of coffee. This stout is creamy and sweet, but not overly filling. Originating in Old Town Katy, No Label Brewery is a family owned business that offers craft specialty beer brewed on site to Katyites.
7. Buc-ee's T-shirts and Beaver Nuggets
27700 Katy Fwy.
Buc-ee's T-shirts have become a staple in most Texas house holds. With that the cute beaver with the buc-tooth smile holds printed on hundreds of styles and printed T's - Texans and out-of-towners will love the Buc-ee's souvenir from the treasured spot that may just seem like a one stop convenient store to outsiders, but Texans and Katyites know the treasures the cute beaver with the buc-tooth smile holds! Pick up Beaver Nuggets, Kolaches, and fudge, even, PJs. the buc-tooth beaver holiday gift options are endless.
8. Southern Style for Her
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd
These adorable festive themed JADELYNN BROOKE printed t-shirts are perfect for the holidays. With an assorted array to choose from, the ladies in your life will love to receive any print off their wish list from Beau Kisses! The upscale clothing and gift boutique located in LaCenterra holds treats and Texas treasures that will have you saying "Bless your heart, that's cute"!
9. Team Bags and Backpacks
Brammers Spirit Wear
5017 E 5th St.
Be ready for next year's sports seasons with School Spirit Clear Bags that meet Legacy stadium policies. You can also stock up on any Katy Area high school spirit wear for the whole family. Brammers has decked out high school athletes and provided spirit wear and equipment since 1995. They have an in-house art department for parents or students wanting a custom design product.
10. Coffee Lovers Gift Set
Old Katy Coffee
1230 N Mason Rd.
Coffee and caffeine lovers will love nothing more than expertly roasted, locally delivered Old Katy Coffee roast. Old Katy Coffee's mission is, "fellowship with good people over good coffee," and what better way to celebrate your fellow coffee lover than with one of their gift packages that includes a 12 oz bag of coffee and a signature Old Katy Coffee mug in a a bed of rose tissue paper, enclose them in a kraft box. There's nothing like cosying up with your favorite mug in the cold winter months!
19955 Katy Fwy
Pomsies are expected to be the "it" toy of the holiday season, listed on every little one's Santa list. Get ahead of the holiday shopping madness and pick up a Pomsie at your local target, $14.89 won't break the bank!
12. Jim Beam Maple Bourbon Scented Candle
5000 Katy Mills Cir.
Jim Beam® Maple Bourbon Candle features the perfect balance of warm aromas, an understated scent of charred oak, and a smooth caramel finish. Jim Beam scented candles make a great gift for the liquor connoisseur.Warm, proprietary aromas blended with power-packed maple understated scent of charred oak. Makes a great gift for the liquor connoisseur.
13. Houston Texans 'Salute To Service' Legend T-shirt
23155 Katy Fwy
Pay tribute to service members and veterans on game day with the Nike Men's Houston Texans Salute To Service Legend Long-Sleeve T-shirt. Dri-FIT technology helps keep you cool and comfortable. Deck the whole family out in Texans gear this Christmas with memorabilia for mom, dad and the kids - pets too! Not to mention favorites like, sports, hunting, and outdoor gear to use all year round or to gift to your favorite adventurer.
14. The Grinch Bear
5000 Katy Mills Cir.
He's a mean one — but he's also a cute furry friend that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face this holiday! With soft green fur and the official "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" movie logo on his paw pad, this Grinch furry friend is a fun way to relive the magic of the classic Dr. Seuss story. The Grinch might have invented the Naughty List, but he makes a perfect gift for anyone on the Nice List!
15. Full Spa Day
The Spa at Cinco Ranch
23050 Westheimer Parkway
The Peaceful Spa Package, one of four to choose from includes Aromatherapy Steam, a 30 Minute Massage, and Spa Pedicure. Treat the special lady in your life to a relaxing say at the spa where she can get pampered. Nails, hair appointments, and massages are exactly what a busy mom on the go needs during the crazy rush of the holiday season. You can also add extras like lunch on the patio or by the cozy fireplace.
If you know of a great Katy Area gift we missed, email us!
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