The best gifts are always from the heart and in Bastrop, TX we’re especially good at getting that part right. As one of the friendliest towns in Texas, giving is one of the things we do best and it shows. Take a virtual peek at some of the heartwarming gifts Bastrop has to offer.

Time Together

Gifting less stress and more joy is something you can totally put a ribbon on when you treat your crew to a family getaway to Bastrop. You can relax and soak up the season at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa at their festive Thanksgiving Day Feast & Deck the Halls celebration. It’s a full feast complete with a Christmas tree lighting and loads of fun family activities.

If your together time is a party of two, then we recommend gifting yourselves a couple’s retreat in a luxury yurt at The Reserve at Greenleaf or a charming AirBNB 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom loft in Downtown Bastrop. If you’d prefer a lake-view spot, then consider reserving a decked-out airstream at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park or go glamping in their 2-person, 4-person or 6-person GLATS.  They’re all simply wonderful for some cozy, cuddling time.

The Reserve at Greenleaf Room Patio Exterior in Bastrop

Bastrop Holiday Happenings

Gift your family some holiday cheer in Bastrop. Swing over to Downtown Bastrop for the Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting Party on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 6 – 7 pm and then walk along the Bastrop River of Lights at Fisherman’s Park, which will be running all through the holidays.

The Farm Street Opry is putting on, “A Country Christmas“ with an evening of live performances on December 1st, 2022 at 7 pm. Take them for a night out with, “Christmas Chaos,” a humorous take on Dicken’s Christmas Carol, that’s playing at the Bastrop Opera House. Of course, there’s our 2022 Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10 that you shouldn’t miss, and a Twisted Christmas at Scream Hollow where you can enjoy some of the darker Christmas traditions.

Trail of lights

Handmade Beauties 

Being just outside of Austin, Bastrop is home to a thriving artist community who often sell their wares in local boutiques and shops. Deck your walls with new art and other home goods at Black and White Interiors on Main Street. Swing by Bridges Emporium to explore seven unique art shops offering fine art, oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, hand-painted décor and little keepsake treasures.

Gift them all a healthy dose of comfort at KC Outfitter. This boutique specializes in cute, casual and truly comfortable clothes for men, women and kids. Over at Astro Record Store, you can find rare and unusual LPs, CDs and other collectibles for your discerning music fans.

Handmade gifts add something special and you’ll find a ton at the Bastrop Farmer’s Market. In addition to fresh produce and local raw honey, you can find baked goods, cookies, jams, pickles, herbs and artisan wares like soap, candles, pottery, metal arts and knitted items. Handmade doesn’t have to mean your hands.

Astro Record Store

Food Finds

Gift your foodie friends some incredible Christmas comfort food at any of the several Bastrop restaurants. 602 Brewing Company puts a Cajun flair on their Southern comfort food. Homemade tortillas are their own kind of comfort and Anita’s Café makes some of the best with their incredible Mexican food.

Base Camp Deli is our favorite for unique and seriously good sandwiches. You can build your own, but we highly recommend trying one of theirs. Bastrop Beer Company has hundreds of brews at the ready, and they’re happy to help you select an impressive variety to put under the tree.

Add a little sweetness to your gifts with a trip to the Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company. They grow their pecans in their own grove behind the shop and make all their famous sweets right in their own kitchen. Give the gift of nostalgia with treats from the Sugar Shack. They have more than 100 different candies, including some you’ll remember from childhood.

602 Brewing Co

Holiday it Up in Bastrop, TX

Make their holiday a special one with a Bastrop getaway, day trip or charming, homemade gifts. Plan your visit to Bastrop today. If you’d like to hear about more Bastrop happenings, then be sure to get on our email list, too.