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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Boerne Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Holiday Gift

The Hill Country Mile is the Texas Hill Country’s premier shopping destination. Main Street has been lovingly adorned with glitz and garland, and all of the shops and galleries are filled to the brim with unique Christmas gift options and ideas. Your loved ones are sure to beam with excitement when they open your locally purchased gift on Christmas morning! Bonus: Shopping small and cruising through downtown Boerne is more fulfilling and enjoyable than shopping big box stores and ordering through an app.

Under $10

The Christmas Shoppe- Songbird Ornament Songbird Clip Ornament, $9.99
The Christmas Shoppe

The Old World Christmas ornaments are some of the most popular ornaments in The Christmas Shoppe and will fit perfectly in your loved one's stocking this year. These tiny blown glass birds can clip onto the branch of a tree or the bow on a gift. Because there are a variety of songbird species available, you can pick the perfect one to capture a sentiment or one that can be displayed year-round. 

Texas Gourmet Pantry- Texas TrashTalkin’ Texas Trash, $9.99
Texas Gourmet Pantry

Folks can't say no to this deliciously popular snack, especially at Christmas time. It usually sells out at Texas Gourmet Pantry, so load up early! It is a mixture of cereal, pecans, and pretzels drenched in white chocolate and powdered sugar. You can't have just one bite! It makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, and coworkers, or plan to have a bowl out for guests to enjoy and your holiday festivities. 

The Pearl Antler- Car FreshenerMcIntire Leather Car Scents, $8.95 
The Pearl Antler

This handmade leather tag that hangs in your car was created here in Texas, by a mom in her family saddle shop. Multiple scent options like Cattleman and Leather/Lace are available, both are best sellers! The tag can be refreshed with room spray (sold separately). These don't melt in the Texas heat and you can refresh your scent as often as you like. Great for men and women. Free shipping or local pick up available.

The Dienger Trading Co- Snow CardMail a Snowball Card, $6.00 
The Dienger Trading Co. 

Missing out on some of the white stuff this year (or every year here in the south)? What if you could mail someone a snowball? With this North Pole Snow card, you can! Just add 1/4 cup of water to the packet on the card, and be prepared for a snowy surprise. Snow will grow to 100x its size (roughly the size of a snowball). This card is so much fun to send to kids, or to family and friends who live in warmer climates. Made in the USA.

Celeste-MENS SOCKSFoot Traffic Men's Novelty Socks, $9.50 

These socks are a cotton blend with 65% cotton, 15% nylon, 15% polyester, 5% spandex, and 110% awesome.  A perfect stocking stuffer that is sure to make any man chuckle! Several funny varieties are available in the store. Check them out and snag a couple of pairs for the fellas in your life.


Southern Voice- Bracelets-Photo Credit- Shannon K Marshall PhotographyLeather Bracelets, $23.95 
Southern Voice

These stunning and dainty handmade leather bracelets make wonderful gifts for the people you love. Each bracelet offers a unique encouragement, beautiful reminder, or meaningful way to treasure a memory. They come in a variety of neutral and metallic colors. They are perfect as a single bracelet or look lovely stacked with two or three. They are such a thoughtful gift and will enhance any outfit.

The Christmas Shoppe- NutcrackerMexican Nutcracker Ornament, $18.99  
The Christmas Shoppe

Fiesta is always in season here in South Texas, and this Mexican Nutcracker blown ornament makes a fun gift for anyone who loves a little Hispanic influence on their Christmas tree. Ornaments make wonderful Christmas gifts because the recipient will remember who gave it to them and cherish that holiday memory when they decorate their tree every year.

Handmade on Main- NecklaceTipsy Barrel Wooden Necklace, $15 to $25
Handmade on Main

Who doesn't love unique statement pieces?!  And this jewelry comes with a unique story behind it.  Each necklace from Tipsy Barrel is made from reclaimed whiskey barrels!  How neat is that? Current inventory at Handmade on Main includes plain wood or the Texas brand, and several chain options to choose from. Swing by to find the perfect piece for your special gift recipient.

Traditions at the Depot-Boerne CandleBoerne Candle by Comfort Candle Co., $17.00 
Traditions at the Depot

This is the quintessential gift for everyone on your list. A little piece of Boerne to have all year. The scent is the perfect balance of the hill country mixed with baked goods and a touch of a fireside! This gift can also be conveniently purchased by phone at (830) 816-2795.


Handmade on Main- Self Care BoxFrom Scratch Farm Self Care Gift Box, $40  
Handmade on Main 

For anyone on your list that needs some self-care or loves pampering- From Scratch Farm's gift boxes!  Complete with a beautiful sleep mask and luxuriously wholesome bath and body products, tied up in a bow. You can pick and choose the perfect scent since these boxes come in lemon drop, soothing lavender, and sweet peppermint-themed options. 

The Dienger Trading Co-Cocoa BombFamily Sized Hot Cocoa Bomb, $32  
The Dienger Trading Co.

Warm up together with some toasty Christmas in a cup.  In a large pot, bring 8 cups of milk to a simmer. Gently place cocoa bomb into the simmering milk. Watch as the chocolate melts and pops open to reveal a sweet surprise! Each bomb serves a family of 6-8! Individual bombs are also available and make great stocking stuffers for $6.50. Both are made by local chocolatier Charity Teague Confections!

Celeste-CHRISTMAS TEESChristmas Novelty Tees, $46  

A funny holiday tee is sure to make you smile come Christmas morning. These Raglan style tees sparkle with rhinestones and glitter and are made right here in the USA! Celeste has a variety of tees to choose from in the store located in the center of the Hill Country Mile. Check them all out and find the perfect one or grab a few for several friends.  Sizes small to extra-large available.

Traditions at the Depot- NecklaceSpartina 449 Necklace Gift Box, $36-$38 (assorted styles in stock) 
Traditions at the Depot

These necklace gift boxes are the perfect gift for the ladies on your Christmas shopping list! Each one has a special message and meaning and comes in a beautiful little box. Perfect for gifting! Shop in person or purchase over the phone via (830) 816-2795.


Hill Country CrateHill Country Crates, $45.99 - $124.99

Hill Country Crate is a subscription box that delivers the highest quality and most unique merchandise in the Texas Hill country right to your door wherever you are. Every item in every crate is hand-picked and sourced from makers and shop-keepers right here in the Hill Country. Sign up today for a quarterly Ladies or Gents crate subscription. Each box is valued at over $150. Talk about a great deal! One-time corporate boxes also available and are great for holiday gifts, teacher appreciations, VRBO welcomes, and more! Subscribe or order online or via Facebook with the ability to cancel at any time.

Texas Gourmet Pantry- Olive Oil4-Pack of Texas Hill Country Olive Oils, $53.99 
Texas Gourmet Pantry

A fabulous gift for the chef in every family! These olive oils are all locally made right down the road from Boerne in Dripping Springs, TX. Each set includes 4, 3.4 oz bottles of olive oil. Flavors: Garlic, Lemon, Jalapeño, and Rosemary. Perfect for dressings, marinades, or adding a little something special while cooking. Everything inside the Texas Gourmet Pantry is made in Texas, so you're shopping EXTRA local when you find treasures there!

Southern Voice- Bag-Photo Credit- Shannon K Marshall PhotographyColette Backpack, $68.95  
Southern Voice

This chic little black bag from Southern Voice will be your loved one’s new go-to carryall. It's made of 100% vegan leather and is small enough to go on your back and keep your hands free, but large enough to carry your everyday essentials. The lining is an adorable rose print and contains convenient zip pockets inside and out. Your gift recipient will not want to leave home without it!

The Pearl Antler-BagPowder River Hair on Hide Bags, $138.95  
The Pearl Antler

Check out this fabulous leather bag with a unique printed pattern on cowhides! Other prints are available including, jaguar, deer, and snake. Features include leather fringe, a zipper closure, and tooled leather straps which can be changed out. Conceal carry bags are also available. Free Shipping, Local Pick up, and online ordering are available. 

The DIFY- Holiday SignInterchangeable Holiday Sign, $60  

This 100% wooden holiday sign comes with inserts that can be changed out each season. Color schemes and wording are completely customizable. $60 includes all of the holiday inserts: Heart, Leprechaun, Easter Egg, American Flag, Pumpkin, Turkey, Christmas Tree. There is also an option to pick 3 inserts for $45 if you prefer. Order online or via Facebook.

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