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Local Holiday Gift Guide. At Saddle Creek Orthodontics, our job is to make Germantown and Collierville smile. Sometimes that means helping you find the best gifts through our local holiday gift guide, and sometimes that means straightening your teeth!
Where did the time go? With Halloween 2022 behind us and November finally here, it’s officially the holiday season in Memphis – and there’s no doubt that no matter what you celebrate this time of year, it’s the season of giving gifts. As we get ready to pull out the Christmas music and pin up the holiday lights, it’s also a good idea to get a wishlist going. If you’re stuck on yours, don’t worry – the team at Saddle Creek Orthodontics is here to help with our local holiday gift guide. Check out our picks for Memphis’s best buys and experiences this 2022.
What to Buy
In a sea of predictable presents from big chain stores, giving your loved ones locally-sourced gifts is the best move to make this holiday season. Here are some of our favorite one-off gift ideas that are bound to make your family smile.
Tasty snacks are a stocking stuffer’s delight, and you can’t do any better than Pop-a-Roos popcorn – a new Memphis favorite. This team offers 30 different savory and dessert popcorn flavors, from spicy white cheddar ranch to classic caramel. Try out the 901 mix for a Memphis flare or venture out of your comfort zone with banana pudding – either way, you can’t go wrong. You can buy your own bag of Pop-a-Roos at their location in Crosstown Concourse or North Parkway.
They’ve had it in the restaurant, they’ve had it on the classic barbecue nachos – but do they have it in their own kitchen? If your loved ones don’t, it’s time to tie a bow on a shaker of Rendezvous and put it in their stocking this year. This flavorful seasoning brings a classic Memphis staple home, and you’d be surprised how much you can put it in. Tell them to bring it out for their next barbecue, add it to a bloody mary, or even throw it in spaghetti (trust us, it’s good).
There ain’t no runnin’ in the M – that is, unless you’re running to get your next Ja jersey or Bane tee for the Grizz fan in your life. As the season revs up, there’s nothing better than stocking up on Grizzlies gear to get your family excited for the wins to come, so find out who their favorite player is and ball out! We know they’ll love it.
Where to Go
Searching for the gifts on your list is half the battle of the holiday season, but with the right store in mind, you can find everything you need in one location. Here are our favorites this season. Check them out!
This bookstore is bound to be your new favorite gift shop. Located in the Laurelwood Shopping Center in East Memphis, this locally-owned independent bookseller has a unique variety of curios and collectibles that serve as perfect stocking stuffers. From candles to stationery to Memphis-made art, there’s something for everyone at this local shop – and if you get hungry, you can even stop for a quick and elegant lunch at Libro, the in-house restaurant.
You can read Novel.’s origin story here!
Winter Arts Holiday Artist Market
If you’re looking for a collection of locally-made art from your own hometown, look no further than the Winter Arts market. Every year in December, local artists gather to share their handcrafted pieces with the community, and it’s the perfect place to get one-of-a-kind gifts that come with a unique story. You could find t-shirts, hand-hewn wooden spoons, jewelry, toys, glassware, and more at the market located in Park Place Center.
Learn more about the Winter Arts Holiday Artist Market by visiting their website here!
For all those green thumbs out there, there’s no better place to shop than Golden Hour this holiday season. This local, women-owned business just opened up a new location in the Saddle Creek outdoor mall, and the store brings a unique light to the area that you’re sure to love. Filled to the brim with plants of all shapes and sizes, the team will help you pick out a potted flower, shrub, or vine that works for any space or lifestyle, making it a perfect gift for plant lovers of all kinds and experience levels.
Support small local businesses like Golden Hour this season – visit their website for more information.
What to Do
Sometimes, the best gifts aren’t things you can hold – they’re memories! Top off your holiday shopping list with these family-friendly winter experiences.
Theatre Memphis: A Christmas Carol
This holiday classic, presented by Memphis’s very own, is a surefire way to celebrate the season with the people you love most. Give your family an early holiday present with this play, which is set to run throughout the month of December.
Orpheum: The Nutcracker
Another Christmas classic, the Ballet Memphis production of the Nutcracker never fails to impress. With the perfect combination of culture and comedy that even the little ones will enjoy, this ballet is a great gift for the whole family.
Starry Nights at Shelby Farms
If you’ve never taken your family to Shelby Farms for the annual Starry Nights exhibit, it’s time to pack everyone into the car and give it a go. With the backdrop of the park’s beautiful natural landscape, fantastic scenes of all kinds pop up at every turn to light up your way. Be sure to get out and take lots of pictures at the multiple selfie stations spread across the scene!
Happy Holiday Shopping from Saddle Creek Orthodontics!
At Saddle Creek Orthodontics, our job is to make Germantown and Collierville smile. Sometimes that means helping you find the best gifts through our local holiday gift guide, and sometimes that means straightening your teeth! No matter your needs, Dr. Kyle and Dr. John offer solutions for them all, so schedule your free braces or Invisalign consultation to get started today!