For the Cocktail Enthusiast:
Loads of great cocktail paraphernalia can be found at Métier Cook's Supply, the shop from the team that heads up the restaurant Lenoir. You'll find jiggers, glassware, muddlers, shakers, ice molds, locally based Bad Dog Bitters (as seen above), Austin's Liber & Co. Cocktail Syrups and Shrubs, to name a few.
For the Home Cook:
Make cooking even more fun with a fancy Tom Dixon spice grinder (as seen above), or a more modest olive wood mortar & pestle both from Spartan; cookbooks from BookPeople or Métier (both vintage and new); bakers rolling pins and cookware from Métier; or a custom laser engraved rolling pin.
For the Entertainer:
Know a hostess with the mostest? She will love a ceramic salt cellar with gold spoon and brass coasters from Spartan; Wolfum trays and coasters, laser cut "vases" (as seen above), gorgeous tea towels, and an Ori salt & pepper mill at Nannie Inez; serving trays, milk glass and jadeite pieces from Métier; gorgeous vases and serving pieces from Blanton Museum of Art Shop; a huge selection of table and kitchenware from Red Rover Alley; and bottle openers (as seen above) at JM Dry Goods (next door to Spartan).
For the Person with Everything:
Daneson cured toothpicks (as seen above) in various flavors like single malt scotch and cinnamint, available at Stag.
For the Futurist:
Only heat the amount of water needed with Miito.
For the Traveler/Camper who Loves Coffee:
Make espresso even while on the go with Minpresso.
For those who Love to Eat (and Drink):
Help them feel merry and bright with a gift card from one of the hot new restaurants, coffee and tea shops in Austin--Dai Due, Odd Duck, La V, Fork & Taco, Noble Sandwich Co., Josephine House, Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, Peached Tortilla (brick and mortar opening in December), Steeping Room, Dolce Neve, Patika, Cuvee Coffee and Zhi Tea.