When it comes to choosing the perfect presents for family and friends, opt for something unique: Before you “wine and Prime” consider supporting local makers. Give back to the local community by supporting hometown artisans and small businesses. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a hard-to-please hostess or searching for a not-awkward offering for a repeat Tinder date, look no further than these local notables.
When it comes to gifting, skip the crushed-peppermint scents that have to put away with the Christmas tree and go for something that can be used year-round. Elektric Alice candles are a sure-fire pick for that zen someone in your life. Hand-poured in Nashville, each candle features natural stones and crystals for added energetic properties. Purchase wicks online at Free People or visit the studio in East Nashville by appointment. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. $58
Tea is winter’s perfect accompaniment and it makes a great gift. Lindsey Rae McAnally, co-founder of LUCID Tea, turned her passion into a brand. She travels around the world to work directly with growers. Available locally at Wilder ( or online at lovelucidtea.com, LUCID has a variety of available blends. Plus each flavor is bundled in attractive, environmentally-friendly packaging that doesn’t require extra wrapping. Prices vary.
Salt Ceramics gold tooth mugs are guaranteed to make mornings happier. Available in three shades, these handmade gilded ceramic cups make ideal gifts, especially for the coffee fiend in your life. Nashvillians can avoid shipping costs by pre-ordering online and arranging for pickup, using code NEIGHBOR at checkout. $55
Ditch the fruitcake and snag a copy of Nashville: Scenes from the New American South instead. Created by award-winning writers Ann Patchett and Jon Meacham and photographer Heidi Ross, Nashville celebrates Nashvillians’ favorite places and events. Copies are available at Parnassus Books, co-owned by Patchett and her business partner Karen Hayes. $35
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’Tis the season for toasting. A gift certificate for TAVOLA’s wine classes taught in Nashville by renowned wine consultant Robin Riddell Jones is a delicious way to give an experience rather than a gift. Both informative and laid back, the classes are an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy an evening out while learning a thing or two. Starting at $45
Deck the Halls with Bang Candy’s non-psychoactive chocolate CBD Dream Drops, made with dark Belgian chocolate, locally and organically grown hemp extract, orange extract, popping candy, sea salt and sparkles. Instead of purchasing an ordinary present, surprise your loved with something that tastes good and makes them feel great. $50
When buying art for someone else, think about how their home is decorated and buy for their taste, not yours, and keep it small: It makes it easier to find a spot to display it. Wall art from 1767 utilizes reclaimed wood from Nashville’s urban decay. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, making it a wow gift. Starting at $95
Legendary singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell has released his very first holiday album. Christmas Everywhere features special guest appearances from Vince Gill, Lera Lynn, poet Mary Karr and others. It’s the perfect dose of audible holiday cheer for even the most bah humbug person on your list. $10
Shopping for someone who likes to stay cozy? The blanket kit by Camellia Fiber Company will be a welcome addition to their pad. Beautifully packaged with everything needed to make a chunky, merino wool blanket, this is a super simple, foolproof gift for beginning knitters. $185
Got a foodie on your list? Give them the gift that keeps on giving: Pat Martin’s BBQ. As delicious as they are attractively packaged (and available in a variety of price points), Martin’s BBQ sets and buckets are sure to please any foodie on your gift list. Starting at $23
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