There are so many retailers and online stores vying for your holiday business, but before you click or head down to a crowded mall, why not shop Nashville? Support local shops and artisans and send unique gifts this season with these holiday shopping ideas.
Nashville Jam Company is located a half hour out of Nashville in Old Hickory and sells all natural jams and jellies using locally sourced fruits and vegetables, citrus and sugar. If you don’t feel like driving out to Old Hickory, you can pick up a jar at Acme Feed, Batch Nashville (at the Nashville Farmer’s Market), Green Door Market and White’s Mercantile.
Handmade goods crafted by local artisans are available at the Sawtooth Print Shop at its print shop located at 604 Gallatin Avenue South, #215, Nashville, TN. Sawtooth will be hosting a Holiday Pop Up from 10 a.m. Saturday, November 28, through 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. You will find unique gifts, art prints, greeting cards, jewelry, ceramics, printed hand towels, clothing and more.
While you are in East Nashville, why not stop in to the Treehouse for lunch or Little Octopus? Both are delightfully tasty, and Little Octopus is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, too.
Another local spot where you can shop and eat is the Southernaire Market. Located at 150 3rd Avenue, this shop carries apparel, beer soap, groceries, baskets and other unique gifts. While you are there shopping for holiday gifts, why not pick up ingredients for dinner? Choose from fresh produce, a butcher shop full of fresh meat and seafood, or to-go sushi!
If shopping makes you hungry, stop by The Southern Steak & Oyster next door, too!
Since you’re in the neighborhood, how can you resist the Goo Goo Shop? If you haven’t tried Goo Goo clusters you really can’t claim to be a true Nashvillian. Since 1912 Nashville has been home to one of the first and best candies in the nation. The original cluster is made with real milk chocolate, caramel, peanuts and marshmallow nougat, but The Goo Goo Shop sells a variety of clusters and Goo Goo gifts and apparel. These are true Nashville originals.
While you are in the area, check out Two Old Hippies located at 401 12th Ave South in Nashville. This boutique shop has an eclectic mix of apparel for women and men, unique jewelry, textiles, artwork and crafts.