City Lifestyle

Gift Giving Guide

Support Local Shop Owners and Artists This Season

We all know the internet has made holiday shopping easier than ever, but there is something special about visiting locally owned stores in search of that perfect gift for the one you love. Surprise your people with unique jewelry pieces and home decor. Show pride for our city with pillows, plates and ornaments. Just need a few stocking stuffers? Get those locally too.

This year, shop with intention. Invest your money in the community where you live by supporting independent business owners, regional artists and local creators. 

Here are our favorite finds for all kinds from Back Porch Mercantile, Dandy Lions and Rala. 

Back Porch Mercantile

Able Floating Necklace, $48; Able Celine Stud Earrings, $38 from Back Porch Mercantile

Blessing Beads by the Sercy Studio, $32 each from Back Porch Mercantile

Barr Co. Bubble Elixir, $34.95 from Back Porch Mercantile

There's No Place Like Knoxville, $42.50 from Back Porch Mercantile

Merry Knoxville Christmas ornaments, $15.95 each

The Nutcracker by BabyLit, $9.99 from Back Porch Mercantile

Peace Love Joy bath bombs by Musee, $26.25 from Back Porch Mercantile

Voluspa White Cypress Coconut Wax Candle, $22.50 for 5.5 ounces; $16.25 for 1.8 ounces from Back Porch Mercantile

Dandy Lions

Asheville Mix Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, $8.95 from Dandy Lions

Hand-Cast Pewter 14-Ounce Double Old Fashioned glass, $16.50 from Dandy Lions

enewton Signature Cross Studs in matte gold, $40; Signature Bead Gold Bracelets, $28-78 each from Dandy Lions

Etta B Pottery Nativity medium plate, $62.50 from Dandy Lions

Quotes on reclaimed wood, $48.50 from Dandy Lions

Etta B Pottery City Plate, $75 from Dandy Lions

Santa Barbara Design Studio Leather Pet Tag, $8.50 each from Dandy Lions

Hand-cast Pewter 12-ounce Pilsner glass, $16.50

Hand-cast Pewter  21-ounce Stemless Wine glass, $16.50


Paris Woodhull Illustration Bandana, $28 from Rala

Brian Pittman's Surprise Envelope Cathedrals

Brian Pittman's Cathedral Drawings, 5x7, $65 each

Cold Gold earrings, $18-$22 each from Rala

JFG Coffee Print by Camp Nevernice, $36 from Rala

Appalachian Trail Puzzle by True South Puzzle Company, $24.95 from Rala

What Would Dolly Do? Canvas Tote, $24.95 from Rala 

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