Wanda’s Travel Tips – Top Five Best Austin Holiday Gifts - Twisted Texas

It’s that time of year that makes us all feel like the holiday hour glass is passing faster than we

have the time to catch up! Holiday gift giving seems like an item on the to-do list that will never

be completely checked off. Alas, Wanda shares her top Austin holiday gift finds that can be

bought from the comfort of your couch!

1) Austin Photo Gifts

For a consistent reminder of just how unique and weird Austin is all year long – gift

iconic Austin snapshots that have been transformed into household treasures! From

coasters to cutting boards to Christmas Ornaments, South Austin Gallery has it all and


2) The Salt Lick Cookbook

Got a barbecue enthusiast on your list? The world renowned Salt Lick has made it easy

for their loyal fans to have the Salt Lick experience in the comforts of their own home.

The Salt Lick Cookbook not only shares its legendary secret recipes but it is a great read

about how the barbecue came to be – a story of respect for the land, its history, and the

family that planted its roots in Driftwood and cultivated a well-deserved reputation.

3) The Access ATX Tours Gift Certificate

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Consider an Access ATX

Gift Certificate as one way to check off all the names on your gift list. This gift can be put

towards either one of Access ATX private or public tours like: The Complete Austin

Experience – a half-day city tour that will take guests around the city to enjoy one-of-a-

kind experiences, and The Texas BBQ Trail tour – that takes guests out to Lockhart, TX,

“BBQ Capital of the World” for a tour that is sure to tingle the taste buds.

4) Tito’s Handmade Vodka Mixology Kit

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. The

founder of Tito’s Vodka began his love for the distillery craft by making homemade

flavored vodka to give to friends during the holidays. Their copper Mixology Kit features

all the essential tools for the home bartender in your life!

5) Antonelli’s Taste of Texas Basket

Who doesn’t love cheese? For the cheesemonger on your list Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

offers the Taste of Texas gift basket that includes three cheeses from various Texas

cheesemakers, as well as three Texan pairings that are perfect to enjoy over the


Who is Wanda? Wanda is the Access ATX ambassador. She keeps her armadillo ears to the ground and is in the ‘know’ of all things local and uniquely Austin. She keeps us up to speed on the latest in music venues, restuarants, and local events and much more! Follow us on Twitter for more of Wanda’s ATXpert Tips & Tricks for Discovering the Real Austin!