The Ultimate Knoxville Gift Guide

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Emilie Stooksbury

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The Ultimate Knoxville Gift Guide

If you have already finished your Christmas shopping, we are fundamentally not the same kind of person. I probably have a lot to learn from you and I’m frankly not sure why you clicked on this article at all. However, if you have been quietly muttering to yourself, “Everything will be fine, everything will be fine,” as yet another December weekend passed by with no presents purchased, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re here with the ultimate Knoxville gift guide so when you are finally able to do some Christmas shopping, you can do so fully prepared to shop local, support our cute lil Scruffy City, and absolutely floor your loved ones (or, you know, general acquaintances you somehow got roped into buying a gift for) with your thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts. Without further ado, here is your ultimate Knoxville Gift Guide:

For the Fashionista

⭐️ Geo Stud Earrings from Cold Gold (you should be able to find them at Rala in the Old City!)

🌟 Leather Tote from Honeymouth in the Old City

🌟 Custom Jeans from Marc Nelson Denim just northeast of downtown

⭐️ Sweeeet quilt-patch sweatshirt from Reclaim Creative

🌟 Knoxville Shirt from The DW Designs or Nothing Too Fancy

For the Friend Whose Self Care is #goals:

⭐️ Face Mask or Bath Scrub from Harper Naturals

🌟 Aromatherapy from Tonya Rea’s Teas and Remedies

⭐️ Beard Balm from Coulis Beard Co. (catch him at the Market Square Winter Market!)

🌟 Soaps or Lotions from KnoxFill (you can find Harper Naturals products there as well!)

⭐️ Gift card to Wake Foot Sanctuary or Lost Lagoon Day Spa or Arabella Medical Aesthetics

FREE Craft Coffee Tasting at Five & Hoek EVERY First Friday from 1-2 PM!

Taste coffees from around the world with Five & Hoek owner, Tyler, every first Friday of the month from 1-2 pm. Learn what you like about certain coffees, how coffees are selected & how quality is maintained from roast to roast & cup to cup.

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For the Friend Who Moved Away (Rude)

⭐️  Neighborhood T-Shirt from Nothing Too Fancy

🌟 Map of Knoxville from Native Maps or Paris Woodhull

⭐️ Cozy “Smoky Mountain Cabin” candle from 865 Candle Company

🌟 Bottle of local-to-lucky-us whiskey from Knox Whiskey Works

For the Foodie

⭐️ Olive Oil from A Dopo Pizza (they sell it at Red Panda Grocery in the Old City!)

🌟 4-Pack of Olde Virden’s Spices

⭐️ Charcuterie Box from Euphoric Cheese Shop

🌟 Flavored Butter from Butter from the Block

⭐️ Coffee Subscription from Otto Coffee Club

🌟 Cutting Board from from SoKno Woodworking (catch him at the Market Square Farmers’ Market!)

For the Beer-Lovin' Buddy

⭐️ “Local Mix Pack” (ie. a curated selection of Knoxville brews) from Knox Brew Hub

🌟 The Coolest Beer Glass They’ll Ever Own a la Pretentious Glass Co.

⭐️ Rad Freakin’ Merch from Xul Beer Co.

🌟 Gift Card to a Knox Brew Tour in the New Year!

For the Friend Who's Your Favorite

🌟 Since it seems you legitimately like this person, we suggest giving a gift where you can actually spend time with each other! Check out our Experiential Gift Guide for gift ideas you don’t even have to wrap 🙌 Theater, dinners, and high teas await you 😉

For the Tiny Friend (ie. Child)

⭐️ Knoxville Puzzle from Paris Woodhull at Rala

🌟 Create Your Own Monster Kit from Monsters Made with Love

⭐️ Whimsical Wand from Glitterville

For the Teacher/Office Party/General Acquaintance You Don’t Really Know That Well but Still Have to Give Something To:

⭐️ Bag of Coffee from Mahalo, K Brew or Golden Roast

🌟 Cookie the Size of Your Face from Myrtle’s Bakehouse

⭐️ Sweet Treats from Knoxville Chocolate Co.

🌟 Plant & Pot from Oglewood Avenue

⭐️ Custom Wooden Sign from Scruffy City Letters

Thanks for shopping small and scruffy this season, friends. We hope this list has helped make the next week-ish of shopping feel a little less daunting! Check out some upcoming markets here AND if you end up finding an absolutely obsession-worthy gift from a local maker, you better tag us on the ‘gram so we can see it 🤩

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