Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gift Ideas

It's never too early to be thinking about Christmas, and I know there are a few type-A people out there who like to have a common theme for all the presents they give, so I decided to provide some themed gift ideas.

Here in Texas, many people derive great pleasure in airing out their state patriotism in myriad ways. Texas-themed gift shops do a booming business. You would be astounded to learn of all the items you can find that are in the shape of Texas, printed with the Texas flag, embroidered with the state flower, or emblazoned with Davy Crockett's famous "You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas" quote. Sure, you have your typical miniature Texas flags, Texas-shaped Christmas ornaments, and "Don't Mess With Texas" bumper stickers, but you also have

Texas Toilet Brush Holder $24.95
Texas flag toilet brush holders

Texas Flag $109.95
Texas flag patio umbrellas
Texas Shaped Waffle Maker, 8-1/4 Inch
Texas-shaped waffle makers

Texas flag neck pillows

Oil-colored Texas-shaped soaps
Texas Flag Mailboxes
Texas flag mailboxes

Texas Star, silver $9.95
Texas drawer pulls

Texas flag electric plug plate $5.95Texas flag electric  plate  $5.95
Texas flag electric plates

Texas jalapeno cooker $29.95
Texas shaped jalapeno cookers

Texas flag neck ties

Texas-shaped tortilla chips

Texas flag guitar cases
Black Nylon Collar with black ribbon overlay with repeated TEXAS flag $12.00Red woven collar with repeated TEXAS icon  $12.00
Texas dog collars

Texas Flag Clock $34.95
Texas flag clocks
Texas Flag Tuxedo Set $41.95
Texas flag cufflink/tuxedo sets (sure wish I'd seen these before I got married!)

Small Texas Dinner Bell  $23.00
Texas dinner bells

Texas-shaped ceramic bake pans

Texas Throws
4'x5' Texas flag throws

Texas Armadillo Candle $5.95
Texas armadillo candles

Texas Flag Windsock $6.95
Texas flag windsocks

and a whole bunch of other stuff you'd probably have to see to believe. But many people here aren't satisfied with just a couple Texas knick-knacks (do a google image search on Texas shaped pools and you'll see what I mean). I've also seen Texas-themed kitchens and bathrooms
(complete with giant Texas flag shower curtains) and Texas-shaped cement patios.

If you're looking for smaller gifts, a quick search will reveal a plethora of Texas themed mugs, aprons, magnets, bumper stickers and keychains.

No need to thank me--I'm glad to help. Happy Shopping!


  1. I think my mom has about a third of the items you showed here. But then again, she is from Texas... She's always making cornbread in her Texas shaped pan :)

  2. Hahaha!! Get out while you still can!!!!

  3. Hmmm... I have your Christmas present narrowed down to Texas-themed coasters, playing cards, or Christmas tree ornaments. I can definitely see you with a Texas-themed Christmas tree one day, baking Texas-shaped cookies and pies, wearing a Texas-flag apron. The American dream!

  4. The quote from Davy Crockett reminded me of one J. Golden Kimball said about St. George: "If I had a house in Hell and one in St. George, I would sell the house in St. George and move to hell!" That's about the same thing, right?