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The Best Gifts and Food of the South
1205 3rd Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bite into one of Christie Cookie Co.’s freshly baked sweets and you’ll know why they’ve remained a Nashville favorite for over 30 years. These artisan products are made each day using only high-quality ingredients and gourmet flavors. From classic sugar cookies to decadent triple chocolate brownies, these homemade treats reflect a commitment to quality and craft. They also specialize in assorted gift tins and packages with traditional and seasonal themes. A delicious treat that everyone will enjoy, perfect for any occasion or holiday!
Started in 2013 by internationally trained chef Rebecca Williamson, Holmsted Fines is a small-batch company that specializes in gourmet chutneys. Their original chutney, a green tomato blend, was such a success that they decided to introduce new flavors including peach, balsamic, and red onion. The perfect compliment to grilled meats and a beautiful topper for a cheese board or a simple sandwich, these Holmsted chutneys are versatile and delicious, making them a great staple for your pantry and the star of the table at holiday gatherings. They can also be used in a variety of recipes, from roasted vegetable dishes to spicy deviled eggs.
56 East Andrews Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in the heart of town, just off of West Paces Ferry, is Lucy’s Market, an Atlanta treasure that has captivated local residents since 2009. With an ambience as enticing as the food, Lucy’s Market has become Buckhead’s go-to, eclectic farmers market. Carrying locally farmed produce, small batch baked goods and walls of wine, jam and honey, Lucy’s specializes in Southern foods and gifts that make you feel as good as they taste.
1628 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN, 37206
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tours are offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., every hour on the hour
Don’t expect these chocolatiers to look like oompa loompas. Olive & Sinclair is Tennessee’s only bean-to-bar chocolate makers, and the first in the South. The stylish and savvy founder of Olive & Sinclair, Scott Witherow puts the “art” in artisan. After year of experimentation, he has truly cultivated the craft of creating sinfully smooth chocolate. Made locally, Olive & Sinclair chocolate is made with only the highest quality coacao, which is slow roasted and finally ground with pure brown sugar to garner the most robust flavors. The goods are then paired with gourmet ingredients such as salt and pepper, coffee, Mexican chili and even southern inspired infusions like bourbon brittle. These chocolate bars don’t need a golden ticket to win our approval.
Trabeautiful Designs is a stationery and graphic design business located in Nashville, Tennessee. Owner and designer Elizabeth Trabue creates personalized notecards, calling cards, calendars, notepads, holiday cards, invitations and announcements, as well as custom graphic design services for logos, business cards, and marketing pieces. Trabeautiful Designs’ offers a timeless and elegant appeal, with a strong emphasis on beautiful typography, quality papers, and a variety of printing processes. With Trabeautiful Designs, you are receiving a special, unique product that has been customized to fit your personality and style. Though based in Nashville, they take orders online and can create custom work for you from afar!
TAME the BEAST was founded in Nashville, Tennessee and provides men’s grooming products with masculine scents and energizing properties. All of their items are 100% made in the U.S.A. and are not your typical drugstore product. The scents are derived from all-natural, intense botanicals like eucalyptus, ginseng, guarana, green tea, pomegranate and moringa. With great gifting options and a full range of toiletries, you can rest assured the man in your life is going to love these products!
FAVOR Candles was created by sisters Lisa Marie and Susan, who developed the line of candles as a way to encourage women and to share their own passion for inspiring, encouraging and praying FAVOR over one another. Each hand-poured candle is made in the United States and features an inspirational quote or scripture, which adds an emotional dimension to gift-giving. FAVOR Candles are a unique way to send encouragement, prayer, inspiration and love, and they are the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for weddings, birthdays, engagements, friends and family.
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