The Perfect and Unique Gift for Someone This Holiday Season
Six Holiday Gifts You Can Only Find in Galveston
During your Galveston holiday getaway, you’ll love holiday
shopping in Historic Downtown Galveston. The downtown
area is walkable and the shops and boutiques are locally owned and
operated. Here is a list of six holiday gifts you can only find in Galveston.
on the list is fudge from La King’s Confectionary, 2323
Strand. La King’s makes more than 50 different candies, including
hand-dipped chocolates, their famous saltwater taffy, peanut brittle, and
more. It’s a treat to visit and you’ll be overwhelmed with the selection.
Insider tip: Their ribbon candy is only available during the
- If you
love scented candles, then stop by Tina’s on The Strand, 2326 Strand, and
purchase one of their Tina’s Blend candles. It’s a combination
of cinnamon, amaretto vanilla, and almond and is available in 15- and
30-hour votives and 50-hour candles. The owner has these candles specially
made for Tina’s. It’s a customer favorite.
and history buffs will love the tomato gravy from Maceo’s
Spice & Import Company, 2706 Market. According to the website, the
Maceo Family left Sicily in 1903 through the Port of New Orleans and
eventually settled in Galveston. Along with photos, they brought family
traditions and recipes. The Maceo family passed down these recipes and
used them in some of Galveston’s finest restaurants, including the
infamous Balinese Room. If you don’t know the history, look it up.
Market is the only source for the Cider Beetle. You’ll love it
if you want to enjoy the smell and taste of the holidays. Hendley Market
makes this all-natural sweet and spicy “beetle” from a dried orange half
and a combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, sugar, and more. Dissolve
this treat into your favorite apple cider or red wine. It creates a
delicious mulled beverage and makes the house smell like the
- Take a
bit of Galveston home with you by stopping by Rene Wiley Studio,
2128 Postoffice. Her preferred subject is, of course, Galveston. You’ll
see famous landmarks, alleys, birds, and beaches. In addition to Rene
Wiley’s paintings, you’ll see the work of other Galveston artists.
the restaurant is not located in downtown Galveston, you should pick up
a Pecan Crunch Pie at Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, 3828
Seawall. Gaido’s is widely known for its delicious Pecan Crunch Pie.
Pre-order their Pecan Crunch either in a round shape or in the shape of Texas.
It will be a hit with the family.
Make the most of these holiday travel tips and enjoy your
next getaway in Galveston. Ryson Vacation Rentals offers
more than 200 properties across the island that provide plenty of reasons to
visit Galveston during the holidays. If you need help planning your
visit, Gulf Coast Concierge is
available to assist.
Christine is a proud BOI, meaning she was “Born on the
Island.” She is the co-author of the newly released “100 Things to Do in
Galveston Before You Die,” published by Reedy Press. Before the book, she wrote
more than 300 blogs on Galveston offering travel tips on what to see and do.
Over the years, she’s given hundreds of tours for visiting travel writers
showcasing the sites on the island. Currently, she’s a Galveston guide for