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Gifts for Him!

Charcoal Soap by Black Hatchet
“Keep clean – stay rough” with this charcoal soap designed by husband/wife team Erez & Mazzi Peled. Black Hatchet is a line of natural and organic products made with unique blends of 100% pure essential oils and enriched with organic activated charcoal in Austin, TX. Find these “manly” soaps in booth K-3. PS – this is a fave at the Armadillo office.

Artist Bruce Reinfeld
High Fidelity Gallery – New to the show! Limited edition fine art photography on skateboards! Or think big, and decorate your walls with his vibrant images. Bruce Reinfeld’s mission is to direct us to see the beauty in unusual things, like the Lone Star Bus, Bull’s horn’s, a rusting Cadillac, or the palm trees of Coconut Grove. Find his photography works in booth R-4.

Flasks & Leather Goods by Espacio Handmade
Espacio Handmade‘s leather bound, hand-stiched flasks are the perfect gift for the man who has everything. Leather wrapped & handcrafted with style, these handsome, classic flasks have an air of rebelliousness. Pair it with the Leather Journeyman Pocket Notebook, for the perfect gift set. Find these gifty goods in booth D-1.

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Gifts for Music Lovers

Musical Aspen Glen by Gregory Arth
Gregory Arth tastefully couples apsens and sheet music in this piece titled “Musical Aspen Glen”. You can find most of his work as originals or giclee prints in booth I-4, near the Armadillo stage.

Drawing the Line by Artist Clifton Henri
Clifton Henri‘s piece “Drawing A Line” gets us right in the heart every time we see it. Clifton affectionately describes his work as Film Stills of an ever-evolving narrative, his work is themed in the spirit of nostalgia where personal experiences, insights and cultural stances are reflected. You can find his award-winning photography in booth A-4.

Salvaged Wood Art by Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips pays homage to George Jones in a big way! His paintings are made from salvaged wood, this one is painted on a door. Excellent recycling! His artwork is represented in all price ranges and can be found in booth T-1. Head over to our Facebook page for the whole gift guide!

Gifts That Are Fun!

Our third gift guide teaser of the year is titled “Gifts That Are Fun!”. You don’t have to look too far to find fun gift options at the Armadillo. We embrace art that is fun!

Big World Photo's Gluten Free
Lorri Honeycutt of Big World Photo takes all her photos with a Nikon digital camera using a macro lens. None of her photos have been digitally altered. It’s a non-stop smile fest in her booth (N-3) Even her photo titles will make you smile, this one is titled “Gluten Free”. Find one or two to keep you smiling year-round.

Devil Girl by Dave Borba
Dave Borba‘s “Devil Girl,” is a three-dimensional interactive folk-art piece that must be seen and interacted with to understand his genius. This artist is a world traveler and avid outdoors-man, as well as just good people. Delight someone in your life with one of his interactive works, which can be found in booth O-1.

Lump of Coal soap by Latika Body Essentials
Do you need a “Lump of Coal” soap for the naughty person on your list? Husband and wife duo, Mazzi and Erez Peled of Latika Body Essentials might be able to help you out. Check out their super cute line of fun soaps, along with their luxurious line of bath products made with natural ingredients right here in Austin, TX in Booth J-9.

For our full “Gifts That Are Fun!” gift guide head over to our Facebook page!

Gifts to Light Up Your Life

Our second gift guide teaser of the year is titled “Gifts to Light Up Your Life”, featuring lamps and lighting to shiny things from the artists of the 42nd annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar!

Art Lamp by Artifacts by Nomad
New artist to our show, Mick Whitcomb of Artifacts by Nomad builds conversion light fixtures made from 19th century machines and scientific instruments. Each piece has been personally re-discovered, re-worked, and re-imagined by the artist to add new function to a past generation of machines. Find his re-imagined works of antiquity in Booth A-3


Artist Daryl Howard is a master Japanese woodblock printmaker and mixed media collage artist. This piece is titled “Where I wade into light”, the woodblock print making technique is part of her soul; it’s quite evident. Stroll through her museum-like booth (U-5) and revel in her world.

Luna Tigre Wood Wick Candles
Luna Tigre is new to the show this year. Jill Patton and husband Dan are the driving force behind these 100% soy candles hand-poured in Austin, TX in small batches. They’ll showcase their permanent fragrances and a nice range of seasonal scents, ranging from Bluebonnet to Tomato to their popular wood wick candle, Bourbon & Tobacco. Find the perfect gift for your candle loving family and friends in booth R-3

Find the rest of our “Gifts to Light Up Your Life” gift guide on our FB page.

Gifts that Inspire!

Welcome to our first gift guide teaser of the year! This collection is titled “Gifts that Inspire”, for those who want art as a reminder of the beauty all around them. Come back for daily gift ideas featuring the artists of the 42nd annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar!

"Lifeboat" by artist Michael O'Brien
Michael O’Brien is new to the show this year. This piece titled “Lifeboat” is made of cast bronze, steel, and wood. His pieces invoke an awe with the natural world. Truly inspirational, gracefully refined in form and movement. Find his work in Booth O-8.

"Light (for C)" by artist Brianna Martray
Brianna Martray Fine Art is returning to our show after a two year break. Brianna created this significant piece, “Light (for C)”, as part of her “Light” series of hand built resin clay and paper on a steel base. Stop by her booth to explore her organic and surreal works. She shares her booth (F-3) with collaborator and metal artist Matthew Naftzger.

Greg Davis National Geographic Photograper
Try to spend some time talking to this National Geographic Creative Photographer, Greg Davis. His photos and the journeys he’s chosen are truly inspirational. Piece: “Circle of Gratitude” Kenya. Find Greg Davis Photography in booth J-2.

Head to our Facebook page to enjoy our whole Gifts that Inspire gift guide.