~Kettle & Brine, the recently opened kitchen shop on W. 12th, has all of your table top and bar needs covered. They have salt cellars, table linens, pottery, glassware, knives, coffee, tea, tea towels and even the carry-on cocktail kit to allow for more civilized air travel. Coterie Market will be in the store for a pop-up event with their curated assortment of Austin’s finest homemade and locally-sourced pantry products (like Confituras, Liber & Co.) through Dec 4.
~Antonelli's Cheese Shop is a great place to shop for the holidays. A gift card will allow your loved one to try one of their amazing classes (you can shop for these online), or go into the shop and try cheeses for purchase. They also carry wine, beer, jams, bread, cured meats, sweets, and more.
~Kitchen Underground teaches a variety of themed cooking classes. Perfect for the cook who wants to learn more and expand the repertoire. Available for purchase online.
~One of these golden leaf trays from A Custom House on Burnet Road would make an elegant gift.
~Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like an fine meal from one of Austin's best restaurants. For every $100 gift card purchased at Barley Swine, a $20 credit is offered towards a Chef Tasting. Offer continues through the end of December and is available for purchase online. Looks like the new location on Burnet Road will be opening soon.
~Get one of the many hot new cookbooks from Austin's own independent bookseller, BookPeople. Browse the shelves at their store or shop online for titles like Food Rules: An Eater's Manuel by Maira Kalman & Michael Pollan, Nopi by Yotem Ottolenghi & Ramael Scully, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food by Nigella Lawson, Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver to name a few.
~This set of 6 coasters from Spartan can also be placed together to form a trivet. Lots of great finds online and in their shop on S. Lamar.
~Chocolaterie Tessa has an assortment of chocolates for everyone. They can create corporate gifts, gift baskets or small boxes of treats for your every need. Their salted butter caramels are divine! Shop at the store on Burnet Road or online and save 10% on all purchases now through December 18th with coupon code "christmascheer".
~Help call everyone to the table with one of these dinner bells from Food52.
~Acaia Lazy Susan from Domino for an epic meal.
~A set of these glasses from Domino will make the whiskey drinker in your life very happy.
~This knife storage made of reclaimed wood from Plum Goods is a perfect fit for those with a smaller kitchen.
~A FEED wine bag filled with bar snacks from Mouth is the gift that gives twice. With each purchase, FEED provides one child in need with school meals for one year.