Holiday Gift Giving Gets Creative with Gift Sets and More

Gift giving is sometimes the most daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Find ideas for the athlete, purist, beauty product lover and for those who like a little something special.


After the Fire – Pottery:  Gawk at the brilliant glazes of the hand thrown pottery pieces available After the Fire. Each piece is handmade and uniquely crafted by Master Potter Philip Geil who has been passionately sculpting for over 30 years. Stop by and grab a piece that will light you up your warm before Mr. Geil heads back to Austin. Booth Location 58

Lucia-Inspired Handcrafted Jewelry: Beautiful jewels and gemstones abound at Lucia’s shoppe and are sure to make the special lady in your life feel like a Queen or Princess.  Booth Location 310

Jodi Bove, Hot Glass: Jodi has made glassblowing a performance art. Aimed toward educating the public, the hot glass demonstration includes a detailed narration explaining the history of glass art as well as an explanation of the techniques being executed. Each year Jodi spends two months performing at the Texas Renaissance Festival where she becomes a “Renaissance Artist” showing how glass was made 500 years ago. Booth Location: 525 & 526 

Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School: Delight Dad or Charm your Chap with homemade Root Beer or a Renaissance Ale. Give him a project for the New Year with beer brewing equipment, glassware or a mead making kit. Bridgadoon also hosts brewing education classes, which consist of Brewmaster for a day, Brewmaster’s Breakfast club, behind the scene tours and even at home brew parties and classes. Booth Location: 150

Roman Bath: Lotions and potions galore to transform the self-care on your to-do list from a line item to a reality. Bask in the lotions, sugar scrubs and bath salts offered in a variety of scents, there is even something for the Renaissance Man in your life with handmade mustache wax and beard conditioner.  Booth Location 625H

The Legendary Candle Co.: Indulge in the scents and hand-carved creations of The Legendary Candle Co. From scented containers, votive candles and hand-carved wedding and unity candle sets this adorable shoppe has everything you need to light up your holidays. Booth Location 323 

Poetic Earth Handmade Journals: Unique handcrafted leather journals in hundreds of one of kind varieties and old word styles with handmade cotton parchment paper in every journal. For those with magic sorcery boxes Poetic Earth offers a selection of iPad, kindle and nook covers, as well as laptop bags and vintage satchels.  Booth Location 260


Parry Botanicals is about healthy skin and body care you can trust. All the products are fragrance and dye free with no parabens, and no animal testing. Recyclable products are used and are environmentally friendly. You’ll find the purest forms of vitamin E and vitamin A that fight free radicals, natural shea butter for superior moisture along with a long list of beneficial ingredients.

Daily Regimen is all you need for a daily, healthy skincare routine. It includes full-size Restorative Cream, Vitamin C Serum, Hydrostorative Face Cream, and Botanical Cleanser plus an organic lip balm! ($209 value for $185).

3-Piece Gift Set is perfect for any of your gifting needs. It includes full size 3-piece set of Parry Botanical’s best-selling lotions – Restorative Cream, Body Cream and Pure Botanical Lotion all in a stylish bag. $100)

7-Piece Gift Set is everything you need to start fresh and chemical free. This set includes all four of our lotions – Restorative Cream, Body Cream, Pure Botanical Lotion, and the Hydrostorative Face Cream. You’ll also get the Botanical Cleanser, Vitamin C. Serum and an Organic Lip Balm. ($250)

Parry Botanicals also has a limited line of Mineral Make-ups, including Mineral Glosses, Lip sticks AND brand-new Mineral Mascara, which are great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts. There is also a Vitamin E Stick and a Lip Pumice for healthy lips.

Mineral Lipglosses currently come in seven stylish shades – Bliss, Chiffon, Posey, Pucker Up, Prima, Ruby, and Unicorn Sparkle. Each one leaves your lips feeling hydrated and fresh. ($28)

Mineral Lipsticks come in 13 shades that leave your lips feeling fresh and festive. Current colors include – Amore, Bashful, Castaway, Charmer, Captive, Forbidden Apple, Maple, Naked, Passion, Prim & Proper, Sheer Bliss, Silent Mauve, and Sweet As Sugar. ($28)

Mineral Mascara for sensitive eyes!  Gentle lash building formula conditions with Vitamin E and ProVitamin B5. Available in black.($28)

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Switch2Pure makes it easy for customers to gift their entire list with thoughtful products that are on trend and purely perfect (think: crystal rollers, eye gels, highlighters, rose clay masks and CBD).

The expertly-curated collection of nontoxic, natural, cruelty-free beauty, skincare and wellness products give customers peace of mind that they don’t have to sacrifice health and wellness for quality.

Make a list and don’t worry about checking it twice. Curated by the experts at Switch2Pure, the perfectly packaged Gift Kits check off everyone on your list from everyone to your mom, besties or even your tween cousins with kits like Teen, Gone Clean, Go For the Glow or Detox in a Box.

To get in the holiday spirit, the seasonally-inspired Holly Jolly Kit includes a Mint sugar scrub, body soak, coconut body oil, rosehip oil, organic body wash, nontoxic nail polish and a sheet face mask ($97). 

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Austin-based SPIbelt® is committed to creating fitness products that help simplify your life and support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Since launching in 2007, SPIbelt® has expanded to offer a range of uniquely innovative products that have become staple accessories among runners, triathletes, travelers, and individuals who carry medical devices, such as an insulin pump or an EpiPen®.

For the athlete that needs a little light:  SPIbeams hat and visor $29.99 : The SPIbeams™ LED light accessory line is designed with safety in mind. Keep hands-free while being safe and bright.

For the athlete that likes to move in style: LUXE belt. $34.99: From crunch to brunch, the Luxe lets you transition from daily wear to the gym and back again. There are three stylish buckle options: gunmetal silver and gold. The best part, the belt pocket expands to hold larger smartphones. 

For the athlete that has to have the latest gear: SPIbelt’s newest product, The GLIDE $29.99: The Glide by SPIbelt is unlike any other SPIbelt. SPIbelt removed the buckle and added an extra pocket to fit anything and everything you could need for your active lifestyle.

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