2013 I Love Memphis Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 8th 2013 7610 0

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.

Happy shopping!

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  1. Larrie says:

    How does one make your list?

  2. Holly Whitfield says:

    Hi Larrie! I tried to include a variety of items that I thought were unique, that hadn't heard of before I wandered into the shop, and things that I tried and liked. I think these are all high-quality, fun ideas but they were essentially chosen randomly. None of the businesses or organizations featured asked to be on the list.

  3. Grant Oster says:

    Something Memphis-y that I am looking forward to in my stocking is a pack of the Memphis City Dining Cards. Well worth checking out and features ONLY locally-owned Memphis restaurants.


  4. linda berryman says:

    I love what you have to say and do about Memphis  music etc. Sometimes I would love to see a mention of the arts that go on  in the public schools. Free performances of award winning bands choirs and more by outstanding students going on all month. This week Central High School has several performances and their choirs (award winning ) has a winter presentation on the 17th,  

  5. Colleen says:

    you left off MoJo Cookies from River Oaks!!

  6. Carole Manley says:

    Memphis distilled, "Roaring Tiger Vodka", makes the Best Martini that I have ever tasted.

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