Wildflower season: pairing Texas gifts with scenic views

Welcome to wildflower season in Texas, y’all! It’s that magical time of year when our gorgeous state bursts into a vibrant sea of colors, thanks to bluebonnets, paintbrushes, firewheels, and more. The best way to celebrate? Pairing these breathtaking views with some mouthwatering Texas gift boxes and baskets! Each of our gift sets is as unique as Texas itself. Let’s explore some of our state’s most iconic wildflower spots and the perfect Texas gifts for each one.

Bluebonnets and barbecue: the Texas Hill Country

When you think of Texas wildflowers, the first one that comes to mind is probably bluebonnets. And there’s no better place to see these beauties than in the Texas Hill Country! Known for its rolling hills, rugged beauty, and, of course, bluebonnets as far as the eye can see, you’re sure to have your breath taken away. 

Imagine yourself walking through fields of blue, the sun shining down, and the smell of barbecue in the air (we’re in Texas, after all!). The Hill Country’s dotted with charming small towns, each with their own unique character. Towns like Fredericksburg, Georgetown, and Marble Falls offer not only spectacular wildflower views, but also a chance to experience real Texas hospitality.
To fuel your adventure and get your stomach excited for some of our famous Texas brisket, we recommend our Georgetown Gift Box. Grab your camera (and your appetite) and head out to the Texas Hill Country this wildflower season!

Paintbrushes and nostalgia: Washington-on-the-Brazos

Step back in time at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. It’s no wonder folks call this place the Birthplace of Texas!

As you wander ‘round the 293-acre park, visit Independence Hall, a replica of the building where our Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Listen to the costumed interpreters tell stories about the events that unfolded there. After that, stroll through Barrington Living History Farm, a working farmstead that shows off how Texans worked and farmed in the 1850s.

While you’re taking in all that rich history, fields of paintbrushes add a touch of color to your journey. This tough little Texan flower represents the enduring spirit of our great state and makes for a vibrant backdrop on your historical adventure.
For your visit to Washington-on-the-Brazos, we put together the Wrangler Texas Gift Box. This rugged collection is the perfect Texas gift to evoke the spirit of the past and celebrate the state’s rich history and natural beauty.

Sunflowers and sweets: Ennis

Ennis is known as the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas,” but don’t let that fool you – it’s also a great spot to see sunflowers! These golden beauties are like sunshine on a stem, and they brighten up just about any day. Just 35 miles south of Dallas, Ennis is a sweet little town that celebrates its vibrant wildflower heritage with pride.

The best time to head out to Ennis is during peak wildflower season in April or May. Fields of sunflowers bloom as far as the eye can see, and Ennis becomes a true sunflower haven. The Ennis Garden Club even offers a map of the best wildflower trails, so you can be sure to get out to the best spots in the area.

As you explore the sunflower fields, be sure to stop by historic downtown Ennis. This area is filled with beautifully restored 19th-century buildings, unique shops, and one-of-a-kind local restaurants. You might even stumble upon a local bakery serving up sunflower-shaped cookies or a candy shop offering sunflower-inspired treats! And, for even more Texas flavors, consider our Dallas Gift Box, the perfect way to soak up the sunflowers.

Coreopsis and comfort: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin is a must-see for wildflower fans. Founded by the former first lady, this natural sanctuary preserves and showcases more than 900 species of Texan plants and flowers, including the yellow coreopsis (also called tickseed).

Paying a visit to the Wildflower Center is like stepping into a living, breathing art gallery. Nature’s on full display as you wander through the gardens, each designed to show off a variety of native plants. Among the many flowers you’ll find the sunny coreopsis giving joyful bursts of color.

To celebrate the beauty of the Wildflower Center, we’ve crafted the Austin Gift Box, just as fun, eclectic, and Weird as our capital city!

So saddle up and embark on your wildflower journey! With our Texas gift baskets and gift boxes, you’re in for an adventure that’s as colorful and flavorful as the Lone Star State itself.

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