Waiting until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones is never a smart move. While we may not want to worry about those things until right before the holidays, what's worse is cramming it all in and only getting leftovers from all the popular stores. The solution is this month's Texas favorite Gruene Market Days, where you'll leave ahead of the game and with something you can't get anywhere else.

Gruene, Texas lies within New Braunfels, a city that's German-inspired and just a short drive from both San Antonio and Austin. The town is home to shops, restaurants, live music, and so much more, especially this month. From Saturday, October 19 until Sunday, October 20 you can get handmade gifts from people and shops that specialize in beauty and health, creative jewelry, woodworking, and more during October's Gruene Market Days.

Whatever plans you had this weekend, cancel them. Or at least any that involved you being busy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on either day. Free admission, free parking, and free entertainment are all available during Gruene Market Days to help save on spending where you can. You'll likely be taking home plenty of handmade gifts for your loved ones, after all. 

Rain or shine, the market days will still take place, so be sure to plan for that bipolar Texas weather because who knows what'll be hitting us this weekend. While Gruene is a short drive away for most Texans, it may be worth it to make a day out of your trip and check out one of their many iconic restaurants. Either way, you won't be disappointed in a town as charming and adorable as this.

October Gruene Market Days

Price: Free to enter!

When: Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20

Address: 1641 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Why You Need To Go: For the handmade gifts that your loved ones will appreciate forever.

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