We’re not really sure how it happened, but there are only two weeks left until Christmas is here! If you’re anything like us, then the holiday season sneaked up on you, and you’re feeling the pressure of finalizing your gift list. To help you out, we’ve rounded up a collection of some of our favorite shops around town. Keeping your Christmas shopping local means you can support the Memphis business community and find some truly unique gifts. It’s a win-win!
107 G.E. Patterson Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Who doesn’t love candles? Nobody, that’s who, and Downtown Candle Company make some of the best around. Each candle is hand poured from 100% pure soybean wax, has a cedar wooden wick, and is scented with exclusively selected essential oils. They also stock soy melts, bath bars, and delicious room sprays, so it’s the perfect place to pop in for stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts.
2613 Broad Avenue
Memphis TN 38112
This home and lifestyle boutique features a variety of work from independent designers, makers, and artists from Memphis (and beyond.) There’s original jewelry and art, bath bombs and scrubs, clothing, accessories, and stationery products. They also have an amazing selection of Memphis-themed gifts!
2094 Trimble Place
Memphis TN 38104
This little gem may not seem like an obvious choice for Christmas shopping, but their homemade macarons, cupcakes, and cookies are full of flavor and make a truly sweet gift. The shop itself is beautiful, like a little bit of Paris parked in the heart of Memphis, and they also carry cute calendars, teas, stationery items, and books.
2535 Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
This place is what we call “the good kind of weird.” They have a selection of gifts made by regional artists and craftspeople, including limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces created by artists with active studio practices. Like Falling Into Place, they also feature a unique selection of Memphis-themed items, as well as board games, adult coloring books, and other off-kilter offerings that are a lot of fun. Still unsure what to get the person who has everything? Five In One have gift certificates for arts-n-crafts classes that are great for a GNO or date night.
3078 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
Spruce up that traditional tin of impersonal holiday popcorn with these vegan specialties that are 100% plant-based and bursting with superfood flavors like their signature Green Goddess, fresh Rosemary Parmesan, and delicious Caribbean Curry. They also offer specialty pastries and teas, making this the perfect place to grab some healthy but tasty treats for coworkers or clients.
13 N. Florence Street
Memphis TN 38104
If you have a herb-loving, essential oil-using, patchouli-smelling hippie in your life, look no further! This Memphis institution has everything from medicinal herbs to candles and oils, and even carry original jewelry, windchimes, and art. They also offer an amazing line of all-natural lotions, soaps, and shampoos that they create onsite, along with bath bombs and scrubs.
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117
For the bookworm in your family or circle of friends, Novel should be your first stop! As the go-to place in town for new book releases, this shop has all the popular books you’d expect, plus a wide selection of books about the city written by actual Memphians. They also offer a number of smaller gift options by local makers, including Le Cou Rouge honey, Rendezvous sauce and rubs, Miss Sandie’s Gluten-Free Baked Goods, and Karen Pulfer Focht greeting cards and art.
2140 West Poplar Avenue, Suite 104
Collierville, TN 38017
Southern Muse is the largest women’s boutique in Collierville, and offers a wide variety of trendy clothing and accessories, along with home goods, candles, bath and body products, and jewelry. This is an excellent option if you’re looking for gifts that are stylish but with just the right touch of edginess to them.
My Cup of Tea was actually started as a marketplace ministry to “serve the growing specialty tea niche market in the Memphis area,” according to founder Mary Beth Bryce. It’s the only Memphis-based tea company, and provides training and employment opportunities to women in the Orange Mound community.
While they sell many of their herbal, black, and white teas through their online shop, their products are also stocked with a number of Memphis retailers, including the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Novel Memphis, and Miss Cordelia’s. Look for their amazing holiday flavors, plus local favorites such as Bluff City Chai, Orange Mound Porch Peach, and Memphis Afternoon Chocolate Mint. You can support a Memphis business with a mission and surprise the tea lover in your life!
Happiest Holidays from Saddle Creek Orthodontics!!
We hope you’ll find this Holiday Guide helpful in choosing where to shop this holiday season. Memphis has so many opportunities that even last-minute gifts shouldn’t be too much of a problem! (Just don’t leave it too last-minute.) Whatever your plans entail for the next few weeks, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over the last year, whether you’re a patient, a referring dentist, or simply following us on social media. We appreciate you so much, and look forward to what 2019 has in store. Happy Holidays from our SCO family to yours!