Everybody has heard the basic Christmas gift ideas. I'm talking about stuff like TVs, gift cards, cash, etc. If you're in the East Texas area for Christmas, maybe you should consider these more unique gift ideas.

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    New Ink

    Why not get a fresh tattoo for Christmas? Or even multiple tattoos? There's no shortage of places to get ink right here in Deep East Texas, with places like Casey's in downtown Nacogdoches, or Black Spot in Lufkin.

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    We're all about the protein here. And, let me clarify: you probably don't want to go out and buy the meat directly for a gift. Consider getting a gift card to a meat market, like Massingill's in Lufkin. Give your loved ones the freedom to choose their own steak.

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    A New Texas Flag...or ANYTHING With the Flag On It

    Hey, you can never have enough Texas pride. And, if you disagree with that statement, perhaps you should consider buying YOURSELF a new Texas flag to lift your spirits.

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    Lifetime Hunting License

    So, yes, it might be a bit pricey. However, I'm willing to bet that you have at least one family member that wouldn't mind getting a lifetime hunting license. I know that I wouldn't mind it.

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    A New Grill

    I know that it just got cold again. However, that won't last forever, and then it'll be grill season again. Get them a new grill, so that when that time rolls around again, they're ready for it.