25 DAYS OF GIFT IDEAS FROM OUR MEMBERS
18-Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter
Day 25 - Don't Forget the Ice! Kwik Chek, Mini Mart & Stagecoach Stop
We hope you've enjoyed Fab-YULE-ous Find, our video series highlighing the need to keep our shopping dollars local! Our final "find" is an important one if you've forgotten something you need this Christmas Day. Our Chamber member convenience stores are open for you - so please thank them for being there. On behalf of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a safe, joyful and blessed Christmas Day!
Day 24 - Kuckuck's Nest
This place can get a little "kuckuck" alright, especially with an entire wall of gorgeous German-made cuckoo clocks! Paula's extensive store grew from friends asking her to bring items back when she visited her homeland and we are so happy to have it as an official taste of Deutschland in Fredericksburg. We happened to catch another German native shopping for baked goods that are unique to her hometown and only made at Christmas!
Day 23 - Amish Market
It's hard to fully appreciate the warmth and precision of Amish-made furnishings without seeing them first hand. The Amish Market has a full selection of both indoor and ourdoor pieces and any of them can be ordered in many finishes or customized in other ways. If you still need special treats for your holiday table, Amish cheese and butter are simply sublime. And those handpies...oh my!
Day 22 - Luckenbach Texas
Okay, sing along with us, "Let's go to Luckenbach Texas..." Undoubtedly one of the state's most iconic brands, who doesn't crave a little Luckenbach this Christmas? We loved taking a loop around the store with none other than Hondo Crouch's granddaughter who started us off with the best Willie ornament ever.
Day 21 - Dutchman's Market
Anyone who grew up in Fredericksburg knows the holiday table is not complete without a pile of sliced dry sausage! Dutchman's Market makes the tradition easy to continue and they will even slice and arrange a party tray for you. Brett Beyer shares a few ideas for last minute orders to put the wow in your Christmas meal!
Day 20 - Zertz
We'd like one of everything, please. Especially that necklace from Dot & Dash Design that beautifully spells Fredericksburg in Morse code! Zertz owner Danita Jarreau runs us through some favorites and offers a special surprise at the end - a 10% discount for holders of a 78624 drivers license, tomorrow through Wednesday (Dec 21-23).
Day 19 - Der Küchen Laden
Der Küchen Laden delivers on its promise to have something "for the little chef in all of us!" Keidel takes us on a tour of just a fraction of this store's many rooms that are jam-packed with all things culinary to show us some of her favorites. You'll find famous brands alongside unique lines and plenty of local flair. Plus, a mighty fine cup of joe!
Day 18 - Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter
Whether you enjoy living in the present or the past, Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter has you covered! They are the official dealer of Cimarron Firearms, the leader in reproduction firearms from the Civil War through the Old West period. You'll also find a wide assortment of American-made knives, plus loads of great clothing and gear - both contemporary and period reenactment. And they offer discounts for local residents, first responders and museum staff.
Day 17 - Fredericksburg Theater Company
We loved having the glow of stage lights all to ourselves and some time with Steve Reily, Executive Director of Fredericksburg Theater Company. For that person who doesn't need more stuff, how about giving them an experience for Christmas? And with FTC soon to name its silver anniversary season schedule, their flex pass is sure to please!
Day 16 - Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters
Clothes, hats and boots for the entire family? Check! Home decor and gifts? Check! Loads of cowhide rugs, pillows and accessories? Check! Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters huge store on Highway 290 east is packed with goodies for everyone on your shopping list and Donna says to be sure and ask about specials and sales!
Day 15 - Gästehaus Schmidt
Today's Fab-YULE-ous Find is a two-fer with a mother/daughter duo! We have all missed seeing family and friends in 2020. Jessica and her team can hook you up with a full-stop Fredericksburg visit to give for a future trip. Her mother, Donna, can enhance the experience with a locally-sourced gift basket or charcuterie board or deliver something special as a stand-alone gift.
Day 14 - Texas Heritage Vineyard
Put the merry in your Christmas with Texas wine! Whether for gift giving or for holiday meals, Texas Heritage Vineyards and our dozens of other area wineries have the perfect selection for whatever you are planning. Susan Johnson's wine is grown and produced exclusively in Gillespie County and they are offering a discounted holiday trio of incredible reds.
Day 13 - Dogologie
Man's best friend surely deserves a PAWSitively happy holiday and Dogologie has options galore. Courtney also shares her picks for all the pet lovers on your shopping list. No need to leave your furr-baby at home when you shop because Dogologie has doggy strollers for rent as well as by-the-hour kennel service.
Day 12 - Hill Country Propane
You had us at fire pits! Who wouldn't love a new wood pellet, ceramic or stainless gas grill for Christmas? You can also get ideas for upgrading/installing any type of fireplace in Hill Country Propane's recently remodeled showroom. Oh...and did we mention FIRE PITS?!?!
Day 11 - Chase's Place Cocktails + Kitchen
We asked Chase to make us a Christmas cocktail and now it needs a name! Leave your ideas in the comments, or better yet, have him make you one, too! Sip this lovely creation and join this couple's efforts to share meals with those in need this holiday season. Full details on their website!
Day 10 - Lochte Feed & General Store
Believe us when we say that Lochte Feed & General Store offers one-stop-shopping! There are toys, mens and womens apparel and shoes, blue jeans in every imaginable size, guy stuff, home decor, lots of pet treats and plenty for your favorite farm animals! They even offer curbside pick up to keep things easy and safe this Christmas.
Day 9 - One Quilt Place
Quilt until you wilt! Within the beautiful fabric-lined walls of One Quilt Place, one is sure to run out of energy before exhausting the materials and inspiration offered there. Their expert staff has loads of suggestions that any quilter or sewing enthusiast would be delighted to receive this Christmas. Laura Jean gives us a lovely tour.
Day 8 - Windmill Meadow Farm
Paul and Nancy Person (and poodle Stella!) are busy tending dozens of varieties of plants that will create blooms for their incredible natural bouquets in the spring and summer. Gift subscriptions for five, ten or even 20 weeks of flower delivery is a Christmas gift sure to be remembered!
Day 7 - Le Bergerie
The holiday season is made for bubbles and Evelyn Washburne of LaBergerie gives us some "sparkling" gift ideas for both the casual and serious wine lover, plus elegant crystal for intimate Christmas entertaining.
Day 6 - Segner's Jewelers
Even Santa knows that diamonds are a girl's best friend! Today we visit Segner's Jewelry, which has been operated by the same family for nearly 84 years! Jennifer shows us her picks, plus the perfect ring for a romantic holiday proposal!
Day 5 - National Museum of the Pacific War
In a 1948 speech, Winston Churchill said, "those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it." At the National Museum of the Pacific War we find many great learning toys that share the history of World War II and honor one of Fredericksburg's most famous native sons, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. You'll also find gifts for all ages.
Day 4 - The Fredericksburg Standard
"Being in the know" is a wonderful thing, so why not gift a subscription to our award-winning Fredericksburg Standard newspaper! The subscription includes all of the wonderful magazines and guides they publish, too. And, just in time for the holidays, send a "Taste of the Hill Country," which includes yummy treats from Fischer & Weiser Specialty Foods, plus a two-year subscription to Rock & Vine Magazine.
Day 3 - Dooley's 5-10-25
With St. Nicholas Day just around the corner, we made a trip to Dooley's 5, 10 & 25 to round up some perfect stocking stuffers. Of course, it's always best with owner Tim Dooley's store picks!
Day 2 -Dankworth Dry Goods
Check out Chamber member Dankworth Dry Goods for some hand-crafted holiday finds!
Day 1 - Liebeskind
Today we visit Liebeskind Children's Clothing for gift ideas for all the sweet, little people on your Christmas list.