By: Kelsey Smith
It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it? It feels like we were enjoying fall weather and then the temps dropped, there is ice on your car windshield in the morning, and Starbucks has already released their holiday drinks!
We know shopping can be difficult, so we’ve created a gift guide that features a variety of local makes, boutiques, and gift ideas for the special people in your life!
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We are obsessed with this local shop! From babies to young girls, home decor, and things for mom, you can knock out several gifts from just this one store! Make sure to check out their fall sale and holiday shop too.
Puzzles, books, outdoor toys, stuffed animals, dolls, arts and crafts…this place is a dream for kids of all ages!
Who doesn’t love a good zoo day? You can send them to summer camp, school break camp, or even have them stay for an overnight adventure! If your home has an animal lover, this will be right up their alley and something they can look forward to!
Photos via Little Art House Instagram
Give the gift of art! Kids of all ages can sign up for camps + classes from qualified and trained teachers in small class sizes. Their mission is to cultivate a learning environment to imagine, explore, and create. Yes please!
With featured exhibits and activities, as well as their staples like the adventure tower and bodyquest, there is something for everyone here! Treat your kiddo to a breakfast restaurant of their choice and then enjoy the day at the Adventure Science Center!
Grab a gift card and the special lady in your life can have a shopping spree at one of their three locations (East, 12South, or Franklin). The different locations host monthly events and you can even book a private shopping party for you and your friends!
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If you are looking for a way to give back and empower women, make a purchase at ABLE! They have jewelry, clothing, and beautiful leather bags. We may or may not have over half a dozen of their bags…
Purchase a gift card or gift package to PSFS! Customers can choose to float or use the sauna, and each one has amazing health benefits. A win win!
Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! Purchase a gift card and the coffee lover in your life can use it at one of their 4 local locations.
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Grab a great pair of shoes or an accessory. Their mission is to design great looking products that are comfortable, functional, and always made responsibly.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a day getting pampered?! With three different kinds of massages, give a gift that gives back.
A sleek coffee lounge AND a home market?! You are bound to find something beautiful here, whether it be an ornament for your tree or a gift for a friend.
Let your man do some shopping before or after he gets a haircut! You know men appreciate killing two birds with one stone
This place is truly heaven for readers, gamers, comic book nerds, and movie lovers. There is something for everyone! Grab a gift card, search the aisles for that perfect gift, or take your guy with you, give him a spending limit, and let him go to town!
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Grab a giftcard for the special guy in your life, and then take a look around for yourself at the same time!
Find a unique Hatch Print for the office or home! Hatch Print is a Nashville staple and would make the perfect gift any time of year.
Photos via Citizen Instagram
Located in downtown Franklin, this store is more than just killer sneakers and apparel. They want people of all ages and backgrounds to come by, hang out, browse, and shop.
Give the experience of rock climbing! With three local gyms to choose from, no experience is necessary to enjoy this physical activity!
Grab tickets to for a distillery tasting experience or a cocktail experience! Spend the day learning the history behind the distillery and drink samples at the same time!
Photos via Binks Outfitters Instagram
With three locations, Binks is Middle Tennessee’s premier outdoor store. Make sure to check out their specific Tennessee apparel!
Book a 2022 kayak adventure in downtown Nashville, Franklin, or Burgess Falls. What a unique gift and fun adventure to look forward to!
With numerous zipline tour options to choose from, you can’t go wrong! Make a full day out of it and surprise the adrenaline junkie in your life.
Photos via Cheese Gal Shop Instagram
Located inside the beautiful Fairlane Hotel, grab a cheeseboard and wine before a night out on the town, or as a girls outing! You can’t go wrong. They often hosts events + popups, so check their socials to purchase tickets.
Whether you consider yourself a chef or wish you were more knowledgeable in the kitchen, gift someone a cooking class. If you’re lucky, they will bring you what they cook, or better yet get two tickets so you can go with them.
Send your boss or extended family member an artisan food gift box full of local Nashville treats! We actually want to send one to ourselves now…
What a fun way to see Music City, by eating your way through it! Be a tourist in your own city and taste the best of what Nashville has to offer.
Patrick Martin, the Pitmaster behind Martin’s BBQ, has created the ultimate collection of BBQ sauces. Included are not only jars of Sweet Dixie, Jack’s Creek, Alabama White, and Devil’s Nectar but some kitchen towels, a spatula, and one of his denim aprons.