The unique character of Austin is defined in large part by the many small businesses that reside here. KMFA Classical 89.5 wants to celebrate these businesses, as well as unique online companies that give back to causes worth supporting. We've bundled these option up for you so you can do all your holiday shopping right here with KMFA's Favorite Things Gift Guide.

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TODAY'S FEATURED PRODUCT

Karen Tribe Jewelry from Gadabout Goods

Pure silver bracelets, handmade by Karen Tribe silversmiths might be the perfect gift for that special woman on your list this Christmas. These unique pieces are guaranteed to be more than 99.9% pure silver and have been individually crafted by Hill Tribe Artisans in Northern Thailand with only hand and hammer.

The origin story notes are wrapped along with every purchase making them extra special gifts to give and receive. 

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Fair Market Gift Shops

Our favorite Fair Market Gift Shops have unique offerings from around the world sold by local businesses that make sure the artisans are paid a fair price for their work.

"Gadabout" is an old English word that roughly translates to "one who travels for pleasure." Gadabout Goods was founded by Bibi, a life long gadabout. Traveling and living abroad since childhood, she dreamed of creating a business with people and crafts around the world, and working to provide opportunities for those with few. Moving to Austin, she bought Sheila, the Truck, and started this website, the next step was joining the Caravan Co-Op at the Hill Country Galleria. When you shop Gadabout Goods, you are supporting a network of artists and entrepreneurs around the world living their dreams of artistic freedom and financial independence!

A couple of Bibi's favorites include:

Turkish Towels

Gadabout Goods’ collection of Turkish Towels are hand woven by sisters living in central Turkey and are perfect at home and on your travels!

Karen Hill Tribe Jewelry

Gadabout Goods’ distinctive Karen Hill Tribe Jewelry collection is handmade by silversmiths in Northern Thailand and prized for its shine and craftsmanship.

Packed with cards about their origin, Gadabout Goods’ pieces make thoughtful gifts for any season.

Shop at The Caravan Co-Op at the Hill Country Galleria

Shop online at gadaboutgoods.com

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Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement. We're a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers around the world. Discover organic clothing, jewelry, home decor, hand knotted rugs and specialty foods + beverages from over 45 countries.

         

Holiday Ornaments & Decor | The String Doll Gang | Handcrafted Jewely, Clothing, & Gifts

Shop in person at 4803 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

Shop online at tenthousandvillages.com/austin

Handcrafted & Uniquely Austin Gift Picks

These are some of our favorites from local artisans as well as a few items we think every Austinite, or even those who love to visit, should have.

The Lisa Crowder Jewelry Collection is bold enough to be noticed, but timeless enough to be signature.

Inspired by the world around her, metalsmith Lisa Crowder approaches her designs in an architectural way building form on top of form to create beautiful, wearable structures.

Form, color, line and balance are the core elements of the Lisa Crowder jewelry line.

Through the combination of metals, pieces are carefully crafted into easily wearable three-dimensional works of art using mixed metals and enamel.  

Shop in person Tuesday-Saturday at 916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702

Shop anytime online at LisaCrowder.com

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100% Natural Soy Candles Hand-poured in Manor, Texas

The folks at Flame Candle Co. believe scents can truly transform any environment into a calming sanctuary, evoke memories from the past, create a cozy environment for a gathering of friends and family, or set the mood for a quiet night in.  The only problem is most candles contain plastics, chemicals, and harsh products.  That's when they decided to make candles with all the "good," without all the "bad."  This passion led to researching fragrance and essential oils, and making candles in their kitchen in Manor, TX.  Then, with the support of friends and family, they put themselves, and their candles, out into the world because they wanted to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy these candles.  Now, you have the chance experience this joy, as well.  

Two of our favorite holiday picks include:

   

Seasonal candles starting at $17.00 each.

Shop online at flamecandlecompanytx.com

 

Austin Food & Drink Picks

Whether you want to ship a taste of Austin to friends and family living elsewhere or pick up some of these Austin-made tasty treats to serve at home, here are our favorite food picks!

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Born and raised in downtown Austin, Texas in 1937, family owned, Twin Liquors began as one small store and has emerged into a “home grown,” successful Austin company that has a unique and well-respected reputation throughout the United States for having impeccable team members, outstanding customer service, conveniently located stores, extensive selections of fine wines and premium spirits from around the world, and substantial community involvement.

Their "Cocktail Combo Packs" make entertaining easy, and can also be a perfect gift! Perhaps our favorite combo is the Aperol Spritz combo pack. Originating in Venice, the popular aperitif can often be found atop a table in a café or restaurant in northern Italy. This vibrant orange cocktail is made with Prosecco, soda water, and Aperol - which is made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among other ingredients. 

Aperol Spritz Cocktail Combo Pack - $29.99

Shop one of their 90+ locations across Texas or visit them online at TwinLiquors.com

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Mozart's Coffee Roasters is more than just a groovy coffee shop on Lake Austin, they have everything from campfire mugs to masks in addition to locally roasted coffee blends and a full service bakery! 

KMFA Signature Holiday Blends - $18.99 each

Now you can drink great coffee and support KMFA Classical 89.5 at the same time! Choose from the Classical Christmas Medium Roast or the more robust Sleigh Ride Dark Viennese Roast - the first ever interactive roasted bean  multi-sensory coffee experience! Each bag of Sleigh Ride includes a label you can scan to listen to "Sleigh Ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! 

Cocoa BOMB Blossoms - Starting at $4.95 each

The only of its kind made in Austin, Mozart's homemade blossom marshmallows are placed inside hand crafted Ecuadorian dark chocolate shells and sprinkled with Colombian cocoa powder. Just drop, pour, and enjoy! Sold individually, 4-packs, and with a Campfire Mug.

Curated Specialty Bundles & Boxes - Gift Sets from $30.00

Give someone a pre-selected or customizable gift box with locally roasted coffee, gift items, and treats from Mozart's! Assorted themes and price points available online.

Shop in person at 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703

Shop online at mozartscoffee.com

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MONTHLY ICE CREAM SUBSCRIPTIONS!

Founder of Amy's Ice Creams, Amy Simmons says ice cream is so much more than a cold treat, it should be at the epicenter of life events!

This one is perfect for Austinites who love to scream for ice cream! Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Monthly Membership to Amy's Ice Creams. Members enjoy delicious ice creams, favorites and limited flavors, pre-recorded educational content, handcrafted foodie treats, and more which can be picked up or delivered right to your door depending on which level you select. It's the ultimate ice cream lover's gift from a true Austin original!

Available online for $35.00-$75.00 per month

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Homegrown in Austin, TX

When you want to spice up your holiday gift giving with something homegrown right here in Austin, Yellowbird Sauce variety packs are the perfect pick! They started growing habaneros in their backyard and turning them into the most delicious spicy condiments they couldn't get enough of. Now, you can can give them to the hot sauce lover on your Christmas list. They are fiery dream products, full of flavor, and support small USA organic farmers.

Build your own gift box online from $20.00 + shipping & handling

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LAMMES CANDIES LONGHORNS

Lammes Candies, celebrating over 130 years of Legendary Texan confections, was founded by William Wirt Lamme in 1878. Originally called the Red Front Candy Factory, the store was located in the 800 block of Congress Avenue - the main business street in Austin, Texas.

Their signature Longhorns chocolates are made with Big Texas-size pecans clustered with secret recipe caramel, and are smothered in premium chocolate to create the cornerstone of Lammes chocolate confections. Longhorns are lovingly handcrafted in small batches at our Austin, Texas candy kitchen. 

Shop five stores throughout the Austin area or shop online and take advantage of their Worldwide shipping.

Gift boxes available online starting at $16.45 + shipping & handling

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Is your Favorite Thing missing? Email us and let us know and we might add it to the list! 

Keep checking back as we'll be adding more of our Favorite Things throughout the holiday shopping season!