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Could You Get All of Your Christmas Shopping Done at Buc-ee's? Probably

The only place you want to see when you need to deuce it out while on the road in Texas.
The only place you want to see when you need to deuce it out while on the road in Texas.
Photos By Craig Hlavaty

If you travel anywhere in Texas, you have no doubt been to a Buc-ee's super gas station, home of clean restrooms, cheap gas, crack-like Beaver Nuggets, cutesy Texas trinkets, hunting gear and, at peak traveling hours during weekends and holidays, groggy and zombie-like humans hungry for beef jerky and coffee.

The biggest Buc-ee's locations, like the ones in Madisonville, Luling and near San Marcos (with one coming soon to Texas City) are part gift shop, deli, BBQ joint and convenience store.

Imagine that you are on a holiday road trip in Texas and you didn't get anything for the friends or family at your destination. What would you do? Let's throw gift cards and Walmart out of the equation. You could go to a Buc-ee's, of course, and knock out most of your list, and then some. You never know when you may need a Come And Take It bumper sticker.

This week I ventured out to the location in Luling to see if you really could do most of your Christmas shopping at Buc-ee's.

This scares me and excites me at the same time.
This scares me and excites me at the same time.
(Insert mother-in-law joke here)
(Insert mother-in-law joke here)
Or maybe Bret Michaels is your cousin or something. He can never have enough hats.
Or maybe Bret Michaels is your cousin or something. He can never have enough hats.
Uhhhhhhhhh.....
Uhhhhhhhhh.....
"Mmmmmm, girl, you taste like avocado."
"Mmmmmm, girl, you taste like avocado."
Go old-school and give Dad an actual book to read on the toilet instead of stalking your Facebook.
Go old-school and give Dad an actual book to read on the toilet instead of stalking your Facebook.
EVERYONE IS GETTING A CRUCIFIX THIS CHRISTMAS.
EVERYONE IS GETTING A CRUCIFIX THIS CHRISTMAS.
Be the hero of your nieces and nephews and never ever get invited back to a family gathering ever again.
Be the hero of your nieces and nephews and never ever get invited back to a family gathering ever again.
Uncle Clay is your new best friend.
Uncle Clay is your new best friend.
If your family isn't rocking the George Strait Christmas album, they will be now.
If your family isn't rocking the George Strait Christmas album, they will be now.
College kids aren't that hard to shop for.
College kids aren't that hard to shop for.
"I don't know who that Dr. Dre character is, but I do know that Buc-ee's sells great beef jerky."
"I don't know who that Dr. Dre character is, but I do know that Buc-ee's sells great beef jerky."
For your wine-drinking snob family members you never see, give them the gift of humility.
For your wine-drinking snob family members you never see, give them the gift of humility.
Have a sausage party at Grandma's house! Wait....
Have a sausage party at Grandma's house! Wait....
Just give everyone Beaver Nuggets and leave. No one will fault you. They won't even notice.
Just give everyone Beaver Nuggets and leave. No one will fault you. They won't even notice.
You could either be the cheap bastard who didn't bring presents or the life-saver who picked up ice. You call it.
You could either be the cheap bastard who didn't bring presents or the life-saver who picked up ice. You call it.

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