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Galveston Island Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Updated 3 days ago

In addition to being a great holiday vacation destination, Galveston Island is home to some of the most unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and attractions in the country, making it a perfect place to do some of your holiday shopping!



Item: Gaido’s Famous Pecan Pie
Price: $50
Location: Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, 3900 Seawall Boulevard 
Description: Voted best pecan pie in Texas for several years, Gaido’s famous pecan pie comes in the shape of Texas and is covered in Texas pecans from bottom to top!  It can be shipped anywhere in the country. 
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Item: Maceo Spice & Import Co. Gift Baskets
Price: $35-$55
Location: Maceo Spice & Import Co., 2706 Market Street
Description: This gift set comes with eight of Maceo’s top-selling seasonings, including its popular italian seasoning. All spices are blended fresh at the store. 
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Item: Homemade Candy from La King’s Confectionery 
Price: $10 -$30 range 
Location: La King’s Confectionery, 2323 Strand Street 
Description: Gift sets of La King’s homemade favorites, like salt water taffy, chocolates, peanut brittle and fudge, will be available throughout the holiday season. Perfect for your favorite sweet tooth! 
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Item: Hendley Market’s Cider Beetle 
Price: 3 for $14 
Location: Hendley Market, 2010 Strand 
Description: This all-natural sweet and spicy “beetle” is made from a combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, sugar and more. Dissolve this tasty treat into your favor apple cider or red wine. It makes the house smell like the holidays! 
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Item: Light-up, Interactive Holiday Snow Globes and Decor
Price: $40-$53
Location: Strand Brass & Christmas on the Strand, 2119 Strand Street     
Description: These colorful snow globes light up and are a conversation starter at any holiday party. 
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Item: Tina’s Blend 
Price:  $4 and up
Location: Tina’s on the Strand, 2326 Strand St.
Description: Tina’s Blend is a specialty blend of cinnamon, almond, amaretto and vanilla fragrances available in candles, potpourri, diffuser and room spray. It’s one of the most popular items in the store!
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Item: “Penguin Encounter” at Moody Gardens 
Price: $40 (plus aquarium admission)
Location:  Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid, 1 Hope Boulevard 
Description: This holiday season, take your special someone behind the scenes at the South Atlantic exhibit in the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid to meet a real penguin up close. Each 45-minute tour is led by a biologist who will explain penguin biology, conservation, enrichment and care. 
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Item: Modern To-Go Cups for Wine
Price: $24.99
Location: Admiralty
Description: This portable and durable glass wine cup with a drink-through lid was featured on Shark Tank and are one of the most unique holiday gifts you can find! They can even hold up to a half a bottle of your favorite wine!
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Item: Holiday Graphic Tees
Price:$34.99 -$49.99 
Location: Head to Footsies
Description: These brand-new holiday shirts have just arrived in time for the holidays as a great gift or stocking stuffer!
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Item: Kendra Scott Gift Set
Price: $95-$140
Location: Dorothy May’s
Description: Purchase your special someone some of the best items from the largest selection of Kendra Scott jewelry on the island.
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Item: Moody Gardens Season Pass
Price: Varies
Location: Moody Gardens
Description: Enjoy Moody Gardens all year long with an Individual, Family or Seasonal Membership. Your membership includes unlimited admission to most Moody Gardens attractions and other fantastic benefits. It pays for itself in just two visits!
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Item: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Season Passes & Tickets
Price: $89.99 - $129.99 summer season passes (Limited Time Holiday Special)
Location: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, 2026 Lockheed Street
Description: A season pass to Schlitterbahn brings a whole new meaning to the phrase Christmas in July! Purchase passes early for the summer season to give the gift of unlimited fun. Or, purchase an annual season pass so you can also splash and slide all winter-long at the World’s #1 Heated Indoor Waterpark.
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Item: Galveston Island Pass 
Price: Varies
Location: Galveston Island Attractions 
Description: Your ticket to adventure and savings is the new Galveston Island Pass! Save up to 40% off when you purchase a pass with admission to at least four participating Galveston attractions. 
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Article written by Clayton Kolavo

Clayton is the Engagement Strategist for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, overseeing the bureau's social media presence and engagement initiatives. He began working in the tourism industry following his graduation from Texas State University with a BS in Public Relations and Mass Communication.

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