Needing to find the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for friends and family? Look no further than Tennessee where craftspeople, artisans and famous businesses abound. From conversational pieces to fashion staples, here are just a few uniquely-Tennessee gifts to shop either in-store or online.
Gifts for your friends or relatives who like to relax outdoors can be found at Yukon Outfitters. The environmentally-friendly SomniSmart Recycled Hammock with Suspension, perfect for strapping safely to a tree and swinging hours away, is available for purchase and made in Alamo, Tennessee. Each of these hammocks are made from nine plastic water bottles and is one of Yukon's newest lightweight hammocks. It's a perfect gift for the outdoors person who seems to have everything.
Downtown Candle Company - Memphis
Girlfriends and those who take coziness seriously will love the variety of scents made from Downtown Candle Company in downtown Memphis. Each candle is hand-poured from 100% artisan soybean wax and infused with essential oils . The cedar wooden wicks give the candle a chic look. Choose from scents like honeysuckle, lavender, linen, rain and more. Downtown Candle Company also makes soy wax melts, bath bars and home sprays.
Since 1973, matriarchs had passed down Tennessee Pewter treasures ranging from signature water pitchers, goblets and julep cups. Today, Tennessee Pewter creates some of the most stunning pewter pieces you will ever find. When you purchase a piece, you're also getting a conversational item that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Nashville has been home to the world's most iconic guitar brand since 1894. The musicians on your gift list will love their world-renowned craftsmanship that musicians like Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and Joan Jett gravitate toward. Gift them an instrument that will last for years from playing in their room to, one day, jamming on a stage.
The nation's oldest registered distillery, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, is celebrating 150 years of pouring fine, amber leaf gold into glasses in 2016. Celebrate this anniversary with any bottle of Jack be it Tennessee Honey, Single Barrel Select or Jack Daniel's Old No. 7. Gift a bottle of Jack that warms the heart. It has a bit of history and a whole lot of Made in Tennessee crafted in each sip.
Someone on your list have refined or sophisticated tastes? Gift them a bottle of wine from Kix Brooks' winery. Not only was the winery established by a country music star, Arrington Vineyards have become "Nashville's Wine Country." Shipping wine is easy as the winery does so to thousands of club members in 25 states.
Pointer Brand — Bristol, TN/VA
Tennessee's Pointer Brand jeans are a true original – 100 years in the making. Designers and fans of these traditional American jeans visit L.C. King Manufacturing Co. in Bristol to see the worn wood, vintage sewing machines and learn the know-how. It's all here in Tennessee and it's 100% authentic. A century of style and character, Pointer jeans can be found worldwide from high fashion boutiques in Hong Kong to co-op stores throughout the South.
The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community - Gatlinburg
Indecisive on what to buy for the loved ones on your list? Take a drive around this arts and crafts trail, which contains the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Here you'll find blown glass, pottery, woodwork, paintings and more that have tradition and history crafted into each Made in Tennessee piece.
For the fashion-forward individuals in your life, head to Chattanooga to browse the beautiful, quality jewelry made by Laura McClain. Inspired by nature and organic materials, she crafts eye-catching necklaces, earrings, chokers and more.