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Whether they snuck up on you or you've been planning for months, the holidays are here. And with all the festive celebration comes plenty of gift-giving for a wide range of folks — need ideas?
From high-tech gadgets to spirits guaranteed to make you feel merry and bright, all the best presents are right here. You might even finish your shopping early this year, which is perhaps the best present of all.
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Garrison Brothers Distillery Texas Small Batch Bourbon
Give the holiday gift of hand-crafted boldness. Garrison Brothers bourbon is rich, smooth, and overflowing with quality, and always makes a great holiday gift for friends and family — or yourself.
Located in the Texas Hill Country, Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey — and only bourbon whiskey. They currently have a waitlist of more than 15,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon normally sells out within hours of its release.
Every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon is made from a sweet mash bill and barrel-aged in the intense Texas climate. The extreme heat creates multiple aging seasons in a year, resulting in a darker, richer, and fuller bourbon — bolder than almost any other bourbon on the market.
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Experience a Hill Country Christmas at JW Marriott San Antonio. Explore new holiday attractions this year at The Snow Factory. Enjoy ice tubing at Snow Flow Mountain and let snowballs fly at the Snowball Build & Blast.
Open to the public and resort guests, bring the family and get into the holiday spirit November 11 through New Year’s Eve. Book your stay now and use promo code CULTUREMAP23 for a special discount on tickets to Snow Flow Mountain. Blackout dates may apply.
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Beef Loving Texans
Celebrate one of the most delicious aspects of being Texan: our unequivocal love for beef. Whether it's through our rustic cattle heritage or our love for the perfectly smoked brisket, Texans are proud to tout their love for beef. This holiday season, Beef Loving Texans curated a selection of Texan-inspired merchandise, from barbecue essentials to cheeky apparel, that showcases the Lone Star State's rich heritage and its deep-rooted love for all things beef.
Find unique holiday gifts, including beefy T-shirts, hats, barbecue supplies, and more. Mugs and tumblers are Yeti brand and made from durable, kitchen-grade stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverages. Perfect for keeping your cocoa warm while ice skating or your drink cold while smoking your holiday roast! They're also puncture/rust resistant and dishwasher safe. The Brisket Trucker Hat is more than just an accessory; it's a declaration of love for the finest Texan barbecue. With its classic design, your gift recipient will wear their Texan pride front and center.
Beef Loving Texans is the consumer-facing brand of the Texas Beef Council, which supports the state’s beef industry through promotion, research, and education. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate like a Texan this holiday season and share the Texas spirit with your loved ones.
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Raising the Steaks book
Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse has been a Dallas staple for more than two decades, known for its famously Instagrammable food presentations, cuts of meat that can't be found anywhere else, and celebrity clientele. But what most people don’t know is the history of its long-time corporate chef, Samir Dhurandhar.
Now fans of the steakhouse will be able to follow Chef Samir's journey in his first book, Raising The Steaks. From growing up in India to moving to the States, where he met the world-famous Julia Child, to eventually leading Nick & Sam's, the James Beard Featured Chef gives aspiring cooks a glimpse into his life and recreates his special steakhouse and family recipes.
“Like me, Samir doesn’t have a lot of off time, and all his hard work has made him the playmaker at Nick & Sam’s. It’s my favorite restaurant, and I’m thankful for the creation of ‘The Luka’ ― everyone should try it. Like mine, his family helped pave his way, and it’s highlighted in his new book. I’m proud of Samir and all he’s accomplished.” -Luka Dončic, Dallas Mavericks