Whether you want to treat a guest visiting from Texas or you have a friend who misses their Texan roots, the right gift can mean a lot. A state-themed gift tells the recipient you not only understand their love of their native or beloved state but also that you respect their loyalty as well. Texans are known to be proud of where they are from, so use this guide to help you select the perfect Texas gifts for your loved one.
1. Shot glasses
Texans are often known for their hard-working and fun-loving ways, often relishing the bar scene after a hard days' work. If your lone star state-loving acquaintance also has an affinity for the bar scene or casual drinking, then shot glasses bearing the state's silhouette, the capital, or even rugged terrain resembling the area will be a nice gift. You can get shot glasses that are mix and matched or get a set that are all matching for the ideal gift. Don't forget to include a bottle of whiskey with a charming gift.
2. Throw blanket
Any Texan will love a finely woven throw blanket that can be used for a variety of purposes: packing on a horseback trip for a coy picnic blanket or cover, to lay in the back of the truck for a night of star-gazing, or to simply place along the back of a leather chair. Western themes throughout the blanket add the perfect touches.
If you want to give a truly clever gift, consider a cactus. Horse crippler, eagle claws, and other species of cactus grow throughout Texas, and this special and truly unique gift is sure to bring a smile to any Texas lover's heart.
A book on the history of the lone star state is a great gift for the book lover. You can include a bookmark, maps of the area, and tickets or gift certificates to famous Texas hot spots as part of the charming and intelligent gift.
5. Cow skull
Finally, a cow skull may be one of the most prevalent themes of Texas and makes for a great house-warming gift. Or, you can get a cowhide rug for someone who could use a little country influence in their home. You can get a cow skull made of real cow bone and horns or a ceramic or porcelain replica that resembles the real thing; either way, your gift is sure to be proudly displayed in the recipient's home.