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5 Austin businesses making your gift shopping easier in 2020
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Holiday shopping can be stressful, so this year, make gift sets your best friend to save you the hassle of shopping around.

Here are 6 Austin businesses offering Christmas gift sets.


The Artisan Gift Boxes

The Artisan Gift Boxes are curated with handmade and all-natural products, custom-made by artisans all over the world.

Gift boxes range from $58-$200 per box, so you can choose a variety of themes to find the ideal gift for that special someone you have in mind. Whether you're looking to give a very Austin themed gift experience, or hoping to help a friend relax with a self care box, The Artisan Gift Boxes offers easy and thoughtfully made gift boxes you can order from home.

The Artisan Gift Boxes offers local delivery in Austin and nationwide shipping so you can get anyone their gift before Christmas. You can find more information on these gift boxes here.

Bon Vivant Gift Boxes

If you are in search of a sophisticated and well-thought out curated box to surprise your friends, try making your own with Bon Vivant Gift Boxes.

Ranging from $45-$90 per box, Bon Vivant offers many different types of stylish gift boxes for any occasion and person. With a holiday collection in place, this local business offers the best present of all: you can order it from the comfort of your home.

Whether you're looking for a gift set to give your significant other or one to send to a friend that lives in another state, Bon Vivant has you covered with easy ordering and delivery. Bon Vivant partners with many local artists around Austin and is able to offer a personalized gift, with all your Austin favorites.

You can find more information on these gift boxes here.

Texas Capitol Gift Shop

Texas Capitol gift shop offers gift boxes to welcome anyone to Austin. Curated by the Capitol gift shop, these gifts are well-thought out to represent the best part of Texas.

With Texas themed box sets, you can easily order any gift box from home, or if you haven't yet, you can make a trip to the Capitol for an in-person experience. Ranging from $64.99-$124.95 per box, all products in the gift sets are Texas-made and focus on artists around the Austin area.

You can find more information on these gift boxes here.

Austin City Gift Baskets

Another Austin inspired gift store, Austin City Gift Baskets offers specialty curated baskets to share a piece of Austin with anyone.

Ranging from $35-$180 per box, you can choose how elaborative and big you want your gift to be. Austin City Baskets offers local delivery as well as international shipping, so you can surprise anyone in the world with a piece of home.

Austin City Baskets has many Austin themed baskets, including a Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and flavors of Austin basket. You can find more information on these gift baskets here.

Couch Potato


If you are struggling to find the best gift for your friends, why not send them a boozy treat? You can make your own gift basket with Couch Potato.

Although you might recognize Couch Potato as a food and drink delivery service, they also offer gift basket options for special occasions and holidays. You can make your own basket ranging in size and price with local goodies, snacks, sweet treats, wine and beer.

You can find more information on these gift baskets here.

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