It doesn’t matter if you are the super-organized type who has all your holiday shopping done by the end of August, or if you’re more like me and are running around town on December 24, praying that stores are open, there will always be last minute, unexpected gifts to buy. Happily for us, Central Market has all sorts of wonderful gifts, at all price points. You can grab those unanticipated gifts while getting all the fixings for the holiday feast! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas.
If you need a potent potable for a gift, Central Market has you covered. From half bottle stocking stuffers to local brews, they have it all! I love giving bubbly, and these road sign tins from Veuve Cliquot are wonderful. (Central Market also has a great selection of caviars, which, with some Veuve, would make a luxurious gift!) If, however, your taste runs more to beer, why not fill up one of these gorgeous growlers with some local beer, available on tap?
Conroe, TX-based Enfusia bath and body products are hand-made, natural, and 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Their bath bombs and salts come in a variety of yummy scents like Lemongrass, Pomegranate, or Coriander Rosewood. Perfect for soaking away holiday stress!
The Central Market cheese department is unparalleled, and the cheese experts are ready for the holidays! They have several cheese platter bags ready to go, or they can help you pull together the perfect platter. Add in some olives, nuts, and bread, and your hors d’oeuvres are ready to go.
If you are running out of time, don’t fret! Central Market’s gift baskets and floral arrangements are the perfect last-minute hostess gift. Their baskets are filled with all sorts of goodies, and they have, hands down, the most beautiful flowers in town. As my younger daughter says, “Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!”
One last idea for your homesick Texan who lives far away: Central Market’s tamales freeze beautifully and can be shipped overnight!
The holidays are stressful. However, Central Market makes gift-giving easy!
Lee Virden Geurkink is a jack of all trades, master of none. She has been a bank teller, a chef and caterer (both in restaurants and in private service), a bookkeeper, a trainer, a legal assistant, and a writer. She is a proud graduate of the University of the South with a degree in Early European History. While she has not used her degree in her, er, varied employment history, she is fabulous at cocktail parties. A newlywed, Lee is the proud mother of two amazing girls to whom she refers on social media as the Girlchildren.