If someone on your holiday shopping list has just purchased a home or is looking to make some improvements, there are all kinds of gifts to improve their life. Here is our gift guide for the homeowner you are shopping for.
For the Gardener
Tempest Weather System
Swap out the rain gauge in the backyard with this digital device. The Tempest Weather System gives you live weather monitoring and an accurate forecast for your neighborhood. Track weather patterns while preparing for days to come without relying on your standard weather apps.
Chicken Wire Cloches
Living in the Texas Hill Country means neighboring with local wildlife. Help protect your gardener friend’s herbs with these old-fashioned chicken wire cloches. Explore a wide variety of barriers from 16 inches in diameter to small fences.
The Natural Gardener Experience
Next on our gift guide, help the gardener in your life prepare for the new year with new plants. Get them a gift card to The Natural Gardener, located near Bee Cave, TX, and let them pick out new plants, pots, tools, and more.
For the Entertainer
Cast Iron Skillet
A well-made cast iron skillet is the perfect gift for the entertainer or cooks in your life. Cast iron cookware is versatile and basically indestructible. A skillet can last a lifetime if taken care of. See a full range of cast iron cookware you can add to your holiday shopping list.
Electric Wine Bottle Opener & Pour Set
Whether a wine enthusiast or a great host, upgrading the bar with an electric wine bottle opener will bring a smile to the face of the person receiving this gift. The Moocoo Electric Wine Opener is cordless, rechargeable, and comes with pour accessories.
Cards and Board Games for the Family
No party is complete without the fun and games. Aside from the classic deck of cards or game of Monopoly, here are some games to add to the collection this holiday season:
- Catan (Ages 10+)
- Jungle Cruise (Ages 8+)
- Exploding Kittens Card Game (Ages 7+)
- Spot It (Ages 4+)
- What Do You Meme? (Ages 17+)
For the Explorer
With plenty of places to explore near Travisso, make sure to add the following items on our gift guide to your shopping list for your outdoor enthusiast.
No matter your experience hit the trail with confidence. Trekking poles make a great gift for any avid hiker. While most trails in Central Texas are moderate, using hiking poles on any terrain significantly reduces the strains on joints while walking.
Dog Day Pack
Don’t forget about man’s best friend! Carrying your own backpack on day trips can get tiring. Pick up a pup pack for your pals. It’s perfect for carrying your dog’s paw booties, waste bags, and more while hitting the trail. They are lightweight and reflective in color, improving the visibility of dogs too.
Camelbak Hydration Backpack
Even in December, it’s hot in Texas. You can never bring too much water when going outside. Camelbak Hydration Backpacks are the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors, regardless if you hit the trail, or take the paddleboards to Lake Travis.
For the DIYer
Homeowner Magazine Subscriptions
Home improvement starts with inspiration. For the person in your life looking to make some renovations in the new year, help them get started by giving them some new ideas. Several homeowner magazines are aimed directly at the DIYer, including:
- Do It Yourself
- Martha Stewart Living
- Real Simple
- HGTV Magazine
- Better Homes & Gardens
- Magnolia Journal
Electric Tools of the Trade
Every home renovation project requires having the right tools. But skip having to deal with jumbled cords and heavy equipment. Look to grow your friend’s electric tool kit with products from Ryobi. See a full selection of battery-powered tools from outdoor equipment to similar power tools, like a drill.
Smart Home Devices
Lastly, on our gift guide, help automate the home this holiday season with an array of smart devices. Get your homeowner more efficient light bulbs, security cameras, speakers, or smart vacuum cleaners. This year’s top tech for the home includes:
- Phillips Hue Lighting
- Amazon Echo & Alexa Devices
- Arlo Pro 4 Home Security Camera
- Eve Energy Smart Plugs
- Google Nest Hub and Devices
- August Smart Lock
Not sure where to shop? Check out our list of local stores around Leander to do all your holiday shopping. And don’t forget to see what holiday events are happening at Travisso during the month of December. Happy shopping and happy holidays from Travisso!