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Old 09-07-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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I am looking to support a local business to purchase gifts for out-of-Texas friend. Could be something BBQ related, or salsa/tex mex related, etc. Would prefer not UT Austin/Longhorn related, and more focused on the region. Looking for the perfect unique Austin authentic gift that can be purchased either online or over phone and shipped.

thanks for any ideas!

ps. budget would be up to around $50 or so, I have to send more than one...

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Gifts... Online and Shipped - BBQ! Hot Sauce! Pecans!

Iron Works BBQ (Austin): Meats

Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood): http://www.saltlickbbq.com

Southside Market BBQ (Elgin): http://www.southsidemarket.com/

Hot Sauce & Salsa! (and BBQ Aprons and things) or their great August in Austin t-shirt Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop

Texas Pecans! http://www.berdollpecanfarm.com/

Texas Themed Gifts: http://www.texasstatehistorymuseumstore.com/

Wildflower Seeds from the Ladybird Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/shop/seeds.php

Texas Music: http://www.wildaboutmusic.com/

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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A case of Shiner Bock
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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Salt Lick BBQ or Rudy's BBQ sauce. Send me some!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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do they have to cook the BBQ? or it comes cooked?

I will go read.... thanks, keep suggestions coming
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Try the Capitol Gift Shop for other Texas stuff:

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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do they have to cook the BBQ? or it comes cooked?
Fully cooked, dry ice packed, they just need to warm it up to serve.

I have to say, of all the many things I've sent to friends and family from Texas over the years, the BBQ has been by far the most popular. When I fly out of Austin airport, I always pick up a whole brisket at Salt Lick to take with. At Christmas I send whole briskets from Snow's in Lexington. Expensive, but worth it for the appreciation they generate.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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Thanks. I wish there was a source that would do gift baskets with a variety of things together... i.e. salsas/hot sauce, local bbq sauce, tequila sampler, whatever. Would do myself, but I have a few to send, and I am sure with my lack of artistic talent they would look bad and end up costing twice as much

Good ideas though, I appreciate it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks. I wish there was a source that would do gift baskets with a variety of things together... i.e. salsas/hot sauce, local bbq sauce, tequila sampler, whatever. Would do myself, but I have a few to send, and I am sure with my lack of artistic talent they would look bad and end up costing twice as much
Call Tears of Joy. They can do that for you.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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Walgreens for some reason has very cheap t-shirts that appear pretty official. I found them cheaper than the downtown gift shops and of better quality. I agree w/ BBQ sauce.
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