Hats are funny things. They can be extremely useful or extremely beautiful, but rarely are both at the same time. They come in all shapes and sizes. They may be worn as a stylish statement, expressing someone’s certain tastes in solidarity with friends who can appreciate their style. In Texas and other rural parts of the country, the cowboy hat is iconic with ranching and farming. It has a certain rugged look that paints one as down to earth and classic look that reminds us of the ultimate Western good guy – John Wayne. It is to these types of people that the phrase, “I tip my hat to…” has been reserved for. This action signifying respect of the ultimate degree has been a favorite of men for some time because it requires no words to go along with the gesture. If they can compliment someone else without saying anything, men see it as success! This famous gesture even has a song exclusively dependent upon it.
Well, here at Texas Treats there is a special gift basket dedicated to this idea of signifying your respect or gratitude for those around you. Meet the “Tip Your Hat to Texas” Gift Basket! With treats filling a hat reminiscent of the music man (“ya got trouble, my friend, trouble right here in River City!”), this gift basket allows you to express your gratitude over a longer distance than a hit-tip allows you. After all, “tipping your hat” to someone does not have to include physically wearing a hat to tip. Many writers “tip their hat” to their predecessors by referencing those who may have inspired their current work. A famous example of this is the cartoonist Jimmy Hatlo, who would always “tip his hat” to his readers who gave him a suggestion for that cartoon. This gesture can mean a great deal to those who receive the compliment because it gives due to someone who may rarely ever receive gratitude.
Here at Texas Treats, we are all about giving thanks to those who deserve it most! In showing respect to those who have inspired us, let Texas Treats help you express that gratitude in a more unique way than you may on an every day basis. Go ahead…tip your hat the Texas Treats way!