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November 26th, 2018

The Tidbits Gift Guide

She's picky, but you can please her. Presenting gifts that pack a holiday punch.

1. Hiatus Spa + Retreat // For your favorite spa lover or the friend who deserves serious relaxation this season, the Bright & Early gift card sale at Hiatus Spa + Retreat offers a sweet discount on gift cards to use on divine services or the in-house selection of luxe pampering products. Get $125 worth of gift cards for $99 through Nov 29. 

2. Adelante // There’s an earring for every type of girl at Adelante. Browse well-priced fringed, feathered, floral or stone styles in an array of hip hues for a truly haute holiday. While you’re at the boutique, consider colorful cocktail napkin sets, serving spoons, koozies, clutches and other gifts that pack a punch.

3. W Austin Hotel // Just two minutes a day for a more luminous, refined, youthful look. Pick up a LUNA face brush at AWAY Austin Spa for results everyone will notice. Keep it in your shower and cleanse with your favorite face cleanser—removes 99% of dirt and cleanses pores. Plus, purchase $250 in AWAY Austin Spa gift cards and get a $25 gift card for yourself through Dec 31.

4. August Sage // Dress up your handbag or keys with a layered fringe tassel from local August Sage. Handmade by artisans in Peru, their Ande collection also includes pretty throw pillows handcrafted using a backstrap loom, a traditional technique dating back before the Inca period. The Austin online boutique is your destination for modern home pieces designed with functionality, art and heritage in mind.  

5. Bess & George // Age is nothing but a number, and local female-owned Bess & George is keeping women 35 and up as chic as ever. A boutique concept that's a bestie to the modern woman, the shimmery out-on-the-town holiday collection flatters the figure and is price point friendly. Use code BESS&GEORGE10 for 10% off and free shipping now through December 18.

6. SUAVS // Tread lightly in a pair of sustainably knitted, super-comfy sneakers designed for people on the go. A nod to the local brand, the heathered grey Zilker style is not only super breathable, but can be packed flat or rolled up for easy travel and adventure. The soles can be removed and thrown in the wash, so there's no need to wear socks with your SUAVS.

7. Flash Tattoos // Bohemian at its best, eclectic and colorful jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos from local Flash Tattoos in celestial Lunar Love, dreamy Ophelia and vacay-minded Maya (pictured) are the coolest accessory that no one saw coming. Enter code TIDBITS for 25% off select Flash packs through Dec 3.  

8. Desert Door // Since 2018 was the year of sotol, what better way to celebrate the libation than with a gorgeous signature blue bottle of the local sip? Or, visit the Driftwood distillery, gift card in hand, to enjoy a craft cocktail and tour or to purchase merch like signature bandanas, sotol caramels, pretty flasks (pictured) or a few Karacotta Ceramics copitas.

9. Outdoor Voices // OV's new outdoors collection features breathable fleece with an interior OV grid design, merino runnings tees and other layering pieces. Pictured: the half-zip top in currant and megafleece shorts in papaya. 

10. The Tot // For the little ones on your list, make a timeless statement with a personalized Levi's jean jacket with varsity letters from Texas-based children's wonderland The Tot. Choose a name, monogram or their favorite phrase—order online by Dec. 10 for Christmas delivery. 

11. Boy Smells // Have a redhead in your life? The newest candle from Boy Smells—founded by a former Texan—is as rare and fervent as a redhead, grounded in redwood cedar, with notes of frankincense and amber. Or, opt for the June's All Day candle inspired by the local haunt.

12. Bird & Pear // For the guy who likes to tie one on. Dapper gentlemen will love this $40 serape-striped bow tie (and cummerbund to match), available in a variety of colors. Hand-finished in San Antonio with Guatemalan fabric, adjustable hardware, hand-closed ends on the bows and chambray backing to make it tie properly.

13. Pretty Kitty // Gift yourself with a sweetly-discounted Brazilian wax you can use through March 2019 at at The Pretty Kitty for $29 (regularly $59). Choose the S. Lamar or Domain studio—the experts are known for an almost-ouchless treatment in pretty pink treatment rooms.

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