If you're one of those people who had all your loved ones' presents delivered via drone last week, congratulations. I am not one of those people. I doubt I am alone in my procrastination, so I've put together a handy shopping guide. Here are some locally- and regionally-made gift ideas for all the people on your list.
1. For the art and design appreciator: jewelry, dinnerware, and art from The Metal Museum. Pictured here is a Copper Ginkgo Leaf, $80.
2. For the person who wants to smell like no one else: Perenelle custom-made perfumes and body products from Midtown Acupuncture, prices vary.
3. For the big-hearted shoe lover: pick a pair of Tom's from the humongus selection of styles from Lansky126 in the Peabody Hotel. Pictured is the Women's Nepal Boot, $109.
4. For candle people: Soy candles made at Downtown Candle Company. Pictured is the Mint Chocolate Scent, $12.
5. For the sports fan: a rock 'n' roll inspired Tigers or Grizzly tee shirt from Memphis Threat. Pictured is the Rock City Grizzly Design, $25.
6. For the Memphis-loving bookworm: "I'm A Memphian" by Memphis writer Dan Conaway. Signed copies are available at Burke's Books for $17.95.
7. For the edgy, fashionable person: affordable clothes and accessories from Sir Samuels. Pictured are wooden skull statement rings, $9.99. Mention this blog and get 50 percent off.
8. For you, person who has not yet sent holiday cards: BRIDGES Holiday of Light Card. BRIDGES will take care of writing and mailing all of your cards for you. Give them a list of names and addresses, and they'll do the rest for $10 per card and the proceeds go to BRIDGES. You have to order online by this Friday, December 13.
9. For the adventurous person: bellydancing classes from Memphis Raqs. You can buy $25 of $50 gift certificates online here.
10. For the music/book lover: "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion" by Robert Gordon. Signed copies are available at Burke's Books for $30.
11. For the outdoorsy gentleman (or the gentleman with outdoorsy style): TRASK leather shoes at Oak Hall, pictured is the Nashville-made Ekhorn style, $495.
12. For the foodie: artisan olive oils, vinegars, and chocolates from The Mighty Olive. Pictured is a 200ml bottle, $10, and a wine bottle size, $24.
13. For everyone: Chocolate Pecan Fudge from Dinstuhl's Candies (Paula Deen magazine proclaimed it to be the best fudge in America) for $16.50 per pound.
14. For the aspiring chef: "Collards & Carbonara" recipe book by Memphis chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman. Available at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, $35.
15. For the lonely blogger: Memphis-distilled Roaring Tiger vodka at Joe's Wines and Liquors, $19.99.
16. For stuffing stockings: flavored gourmet popcorn or candy from Sweet Noshings. Pictured is a mix of Muddy Buddy chocolate and white cheddar flavors, $3.99 per bag.
17. For the host: a bottle of wine from Buster's Wines and Liquors. Pictured is Lamberti Prosecco, $15.99, and 19 Crimes red blend, $11.99.
18. For the young reader: classic picture books from Mrs. Post Stationery. Pictured is Moby-Dick, $10.