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Be the Best Gift Giver

Explore Endless Local Gift Options

No need for wrapping when you give the gift of an experience. Have you ever wanted to fly a plane? We show you where you can do that! Adult experiences like learning to cook or taking in the Shiners show in Nashville and family-friendly experiences like the newly-opened, first U.S. installment of the Lumina Enchanted Night Walk experience, Zoolumination and some new sporting experiences are all on this list.

Give the Gift of Experience

1-Tennessee Flight Training: Take the controls as you take to the skies
2 - CalPay Picnic Company: Luxury Style Picnics
Starting at $225

3 - Shiners: A Cirque meets Broadway meets comedy show
$55 - $105
4 - Italy From Scratch: Pasta making and cooking classes. Also offering authentic Italian 4-course meals
From $115/pp
5 - Tee Line: Curling, Bowling, Restaurant, and Bar
From $30/pp
6 - Nashville Gun Club: Trap, skeet & sporting clays

From $12.50
7 - Anakeesta Theme Park + Astra Lumina: Enchanted night walk amongst the stars
$49.99/adult, $37.99/child
8 - Laser Tag: Phazer Kraze is middle Tennessee’s largest laser tag arena and arcade

From $8

9 - Zoolumination: See the zoo in a whole new light with the country’s largest Chinese Lantern Festival
$19/adult, $15/child

Gift of Giving Local

There is always something special about supporting local businesses particularly at the holidays. Here we have rounded up some of the best local gifts and activities. From glittery drink cubes to pickleball paddles, our local businesses have something for everyone.

1 - Oribe Holiday Signature Set (Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body creme)
$185 ($39 savings)
2 - Teaspressa instant cocktail and glittery champagne cocktail cubes
From $14.99
3 - Franklin Theatre: Your personalized message on the marquee for 24 hours
$50 donation
4 - Goo Goo Cluster's 5-count seasonal tin $15 

8-count collector's tin $25
5 - Enjoy a holiday staycation at Nashville's locally-owned, historically charming Germantown Inn.

6 - Pickleball starter kit from Diadem. Includes 2 paddles and 2 balls; 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin

7 - Gameday Graduate: Crewneck sweatshirt

8 - All natural cocktail mixers and rimming salts with high quality, regionally harvested ingredients

9 - Axe Throwing fun for ages 10 and up

Gift of Artisans and Makers

The artisans and makers in and around Franklin offer plenty of handmade items for your gift giving or personal enjoyment. Who doesn’t need a ready to go S’mores board tray complete with food safe sterno to use indoors, at your fire pit or to bring
as a hostess gift? Stay warm with a snuggly handmade blanket, gift the chef in your life a new Amish made cutting board or get a treat for your furry best friend. 

1 - Franklin Theatre photograph mounted on wood
2 - Gorgeous Southern Knit Studio blankets made with the softest, wool free, chenille yarn
3 - JA Gems: Handcrafted one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry
From $69
4 - S’mores Board and Tray: Food safe, indoor safe, removable compartment S’mores tray - great for serving!
Falcon Woodcraft - 615-428-7733
From $75
5 - Handmade dog and cat collars, leashes and accessories 
From $11.95
6 - O’Reillys: Amish made exotic wood cutting boards
From $79
7 - Little Big Dog Treats: Small batch dog treats handmade by a young adult with Down syndrome
8 - Noble Springs Dairy: Handmade goat soap and lotion. Also offers baby goat petting and tours
From $6
9 - Brittle Brothers: Gift box of Amazon’s #1 best selling brittle from Brittle Brothers - made right here in TN
From $42.99