‘Tis the Season for Gift Giving in Round Top
‘Tis the season for gift giving in Round Top and the entire Roundtopolis. Everyone, regardless of whether you’re naughty or nice, has someone on their list who is a challenge to shop for.
Even Santa, who has a workshop full of elves to back him up, struggles to find the perfect present. His advice? Buy locally, especially if you live somewhere like the Roundtopolis where merchants and service providers are friendly—and creative.
Santa may be a jolly old elf, but he’s a little tight-lipped when it comes to sharing trade secrets. When he mentioned “industrial espionage,” we quickly hung up the phone.
With visions of SEC investigators dancing in our heads, we reached out to the Register’s advertisers for their gift-giving advice. The only parameters? The gifts have to be cool and memorable—and cannot involve a trip to the mall.
Those who responded were definitely thinking out of the box.
The list is not exhaustive, but it’s sure to get your mental wheels turning. Consider it an invitation to shop with people who care.
Round Top Gift Giving Ideas
The Gift of Life
For gifts that will give joy year-round, go green with trees or plants. A shade tree may run from $25 to $695, depending on size. Herbs for the windowsill or the garden will be a hit with both plant lovers and food enthusiasts. Succulent bowls and other house plants are trending in the world of home interiors.
The Gift of Peace
Olive trees have become very popular in Texas and are found dotting many orchards within a stone’s throw of Round Top’s square. As one of our local experts noted, “Nothing can compare to a dove carrying an olive branch from your own olive tree to make a nest.”
The Gift of Work
Big boys like big toys—and big equipment. It doesn’t get much bigger or better than a bright orange Kubota tractor from Elk Tractor in La Grange. If your Christmas tree isn’t big enough to hide a tractor, the dealership offers utility vehicles, zero-turn mowers and Stihl power equipment.
The Gift of Cleanliness
We asked Chris Ann Stroech of Washington County Landscapes who answered: Bed clean up. She’s not talking about washing sheets and fluffing pillows but getting planting beds in tip-top shape allowing the receiver to enjoy the beauty of a well-maintained landscape without breaking a sweat.
The Gift of Delivery
Santa isn’t the only one hauling stuff around the country. Justin Wells and his team of professionals at Distinguished Transport specialize in delivering purchases in good time and in good condition. He shared this photo of a “happy, happy, happy” customer, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson who had his Round Top Antiques Show purchases delivered straight to his doorstop in Louisiana.
Need more gift ideas? Check out our Pinterest board dedicated to gift giving. The welcome mat is out. And, unlike Santa, the fine folks who are affiliated with these businesses don’t keep their good ideas to themselves.