L Style G Style Holiday Guide


Christmas Day is quickly approaching and time is winding down for those procrastinating shoppers. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to get your shopping done or you just have a few more gifts to scratch off your list, the pressures of getting the perfect gift in time for Christmas morning can be a little stressful. So, let us help you out – we’ve got a few holiday picks from shops, businesses and people we’ve profiled in the past that make perfect gifts for family, friends, or that special someone.

L Style G Style Holiday Guide


Give a little style… 

J. Hilburn’s holiday event boasts exclusive cashmere and luxury blend knits, great for the winter season. Shop quality menswear this holiday and grab the perfect sweater or outerwear for the guys on your list and save some cash while you’re at it.


Kipper Clothier’s holiday gift guide includes everything from red knot cufflinks to Kipper pique polos, well-fitting and handcrafted for both men and women. Here’s your one stop shop. 



Good reads that make great gifts…

Any readers on your list? Here are some good reads from LGBT authors that make inspiring gifts for friends and family. Our top four picks include This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids from Everyone Is Gay duo Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s Fat Angie, Charles Blow’s latest memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones and finally Kate Payne’s newest work, The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen


Shop ’til you drop…

Not sure what to get or where to start? Start with one of these local treasures – they’re filled with thoughtful holiday picks. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates their 39th run this year and like always, there’s a ton of hand-crafted items from distinctive gifts and fine art to artisan crafts, fine collectables and modestly priced stocking stuffers. But if you’re looking for something uncommon, a gift from Uncommon Objects will for sure be a gift to remember – a quirky piece of the past that’ll be a unique surprise. Red Rover Alley is another local shop that’ll make shopping for that one difficult person on your list a breeze. Get them something one-of-a-kind and European inspired that they won’t forget. A bonus, all of these shops are local, so you’ll be supporting the community while getting your Christmas shopping out of the way.


ATA inspired necklace

ATA inspired necklace

Looking to go big this year… 

We’ve got you covered. Give a gift to that one special person that’ll show just how much you care. Benold’s Jewelers has a little something special for everyone. Their holiday guide boasts beautiful pieces ranging from Gabriel & Co. 14k yellow gold necklaces to Bezel Solitaire necklaces for the “less-is-more” trendsetters. You can also pick up their special pendant based on Animal Trustees of Austin’s dog and cat logo, with a portion of proceeds going back to ATA – there’s nothing like a gift that keeps on giving. Late European: Who doesn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to a brand new, shiny ultra-premium ride with a bright red bow sitting on top? I surely wouldn’t complain. Visit Late European if you’re thinking about going big… as in Bentley, Aston Martin, or Rolls Royce big. That special someone could be riding into the new year in style.

Did someone say package deals ?

Screen-Shot-2014-11-26-at-10.23.33-AM1Looking to give the whole package? Here are a couple of package deals that fit every budget and may be too hard to pass up. milk + honey, one of Austin’s favorite locally owned spas, has a few options from their Holiday Mini Retreat package to their Holiday Ultimate Retreat package and everything in between. Who wouldn’t enjoy lux massages and signature facials? Texas Performing Arts is offering a pretty sweet deal for the holidays too – a 3-show mini subscription. Choose three (or more) performances for your loved one to experience from music, to dance, broadway and more.


Good ol’ stocking stuffers…

Last but not least, fill your friend’s and family’s stockings with gifts they’ll love like LGBT comic book Gaysar Comics, Rachel Smith’s Pride Socks or the re-mastered DVD Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives.