When shopping for those on your list near or far, there is something so beautiful about not only supporting the local community that you live in but giving those you love a little piece and novelty of Nashville-born businesses. We found some adorable, tasty, and memorable finds that will leave you feeling grateful for supporting local Nashville-born businesses. From Nashville-made Whiskey to boutiques that give back, we love how much diversity Nashville offers. This uniqueness pours from our City-hub straight into our sweet suburbs and we are grateful to call them our neighbors.
(1) Protect and Serve- Not just your standard Hygiene products, but from the ground up, budding from a simple dream, Jeremy Branan and his wife, Katie, and their children created a hygiene line from their own home in Mount Juliet, TN. From soap bars to shampoo, Jeremy gives a solute to his career in the military and those who continue to protect and serve our country. Jeremy and Katie construct everything from the recipes to the molds for the soaps, and they source all of their packaging from 100% American-made companies. Their products are meant to cater to both men and women as the scents have been “Katie-approved.” Also, 5% of their profits go directly to our military and our first responder communities. protectandservehq.com
(2) Gunner & Gabby was named by Tiffany Heavener after two of her best friends' children. She carries many locally sourced and small business brands created by moms to support the maker’s community. Tucked away in the sweetest little corner of East Nashville, Tiffany and her husband have continued to thrive and give back to their community. gunnerandgabby.com
(3) Happenstance Whiskey – Nashville’s only 100% women-owned Whiskey Company will whisk you right off your feet, you might just have to buy a bottle for yourself. For the Whiskey collector in your life, Happenstance is a true gem for holiday gifting. "Our Founder wanted a brand that pays homage to the tradition of American bourbons that have come before us but with an unexpected punch of today’s most sought-after flavors. So born was our Founder’s Edition straight bourbon whiskey. A complex combination of vanilla, hazelnut, toasted oak, honey, and toffee notes." happenstancewhiskey.com
(4) Lindell Jewelry – Be sure to read the full story in this issue to learn about owner, Carolyn Linder and her amazing journey to Lindell Jewelry. This is the jewelry store all of Nashville should stand behind. Once an orphan who was thankful to be raised by the Monroe Harding House, Carolyn grew up with big dreams and managed to start her own jewelry store located in Brentwood serving Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, and beyond. Carolyn continues to give back to her community and finds the most unique pieces men and women alike. lindelljewelers.com