Shop Local — Our Gift Picks From Nashville Makers


Whether you’ve finished Christmas shopping or haven’t even started thinking about it, one thing is for sure – you know someone who would love one of these locally made gifts! We live in a city full of creatives and entrepreneurs. Those 2 things combined equal some pretty amazing businesses. When it comes to holiday shopping, make sure you start by buying local! 


If you want to buy a gift that helps women achieve their goals, then look no further. From ABLE‘s website: “ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women.” Talk about a cause we can get behind! 

Bang Candy Company

This isn’t your grandma’s candy company! Bang Candy prides itself on its interesting take on sweet confections. Things like their gourmet marshmallows will be a big hit with the favorite candy lover in your life! 


Batch specializes in showcasing local artisans not only in Nashville, but all throughout the South. If you’re looking for a place that showcases multiple artisans, make sure to head to Batch!  

Colt’s Chocolate Company 

From a role on Hee Haw to making some of the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted, Mackenzie Colt has an interesting story to tell! Her clients include Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton, and we will pretty much do anything that Dolly tells us to do. 

Corsair Distillery

Did you know that Corsair  is the first craft distillery in Nashville since the prohibition? These spirits are Christmas party staples around these parts, and would happen to make an excellent Christmas gift as well! Cheers! 


Whether you’re giving an earthdog product to a fellow canine lover, or directly to the dog itself, why should man’s best friend be left out this Christmas? Have a look at these eco friendly dog products! 

Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers

Eli Mason  wants to help you “reclaim your happy hour”! These cocktail mixers are meant to make things easier when you choose to imbibe. Let them do the hard work while you relax with a cold drink! 

Emil Erwin 

If you’re looking for a classically hand crafted gift, Emil Erwin will not let you down! From handbags to home goods, these products are made right here in Nashville with an incredible attention to detail! 

Emma Leigh Design 

From paper goods to apparel to wedding invitations, Emma Leigh Design has just what you need. Some of her work has even been recognized by Minted! 


Do you know any home chefs? Then Evo products would make the perfect gift! These small batch salsas, sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes, and spice blends are great for anyone who knows their way around the kitchen – or for anyone who wants to learn! 


Are you headed to any holiday parties this year? A bouquet from FLWR would make the perfect hostess gift! They also have other gifts to choose from, so be sure have a look at their website

Goo Goo Clusters

Since 1912, the Goo Goo Cluster has been making its rounds! Grab a few of these classically Nashville candies to drop in a stocking or two! 

Grab The Gold Bars

These nutritious bars are made with real ingredients and no preservatives! They make for the perfect snack for the whole family, holiday season or not.

Judith Bright Jewelry

Giving back to the community is “vitally important” to this unique jewelry company. Their beautiful products are affordable, trendy, and handcrafted. You MUST look into this company for anyone on your gift list who has a penchant for accessories! 

Landon Joy Goods

This handmade jewelry can be worn with any outfit! Handmade in Crieve Hall, you’re going to want every single piece! Make sure to check out their Instagram page, LandonJoyGoods

Little Seed Farm

Are you looking for chemical free skin care? Little Seed Farm has based their business model on ecofriendly, sustainable practices to bring you everything from deodorant to organic sugar scrub! 

Love And Lion 

Love and Lion was born out of a mutual love of paper crafting! Founded by friends Leah and Jenni, their adorable products include custom temporary tattoos, t-shirts, coffee mugs – just to name a few!

Loveless Cafe

Of course we couldn’t do a local gift guide without including the Loveless! Send a little piece of the South to someone you love. Their preserves and biscuit mix is some of the best around! 

Music City Marketplace

Located on 4th Ave., this one stop shop showcases local Nashville products. Within its walls, you will find everything from local food products to kid’s clothing. Make sure you don’t miss out on your next shopping trip! 

Nashville Toffee Company 

This gourmet candy is made only in small batches, with the best ingredients! Founded by a rare Nashville native, The Nashville Toffee Company has been in business since 2003. We’re so lucky to have them right here in Music City! 

Needle and Grain 

You’ll have to drive a little south of Nashville for this local gem, but it will be well worth the trip! Located in Columbia, they have handmade quilts, Christmas ornaments, candles  – and everything in between! 

Olive and Sinclair 

Founded in 2014, Olive and Sinclair remains committed to using only the best ingredients in their chocolate and brittle products. If you’re curious about their process, head to their website for information on booking a facility tour! 

Ousley Ouch

For two decades the Ousley siblings have been making their signature salsa! The jalapeños in their recipe are grown right here in Nashville and added within hours of being picked! This local product would make for the perfect hostess gift this season for any foodies in your life. 

Project 615

One of Nashville’s most beloved local products, Project 615 is a citywide favorite! Since being founded 7 years ago, they have donated nearly $300,000 towards poverty, homelessness, rehabilitation and many other worthy causes. Follow this link to see a break down of how your purchases help change the world.

Saint Virginia 

Buy some custom stationary and support an amazing family! Virginia was born with a rare neurological disorder – Aicardi Syndrome. As medical expenses mounted, the family decided to start a business that would help offset the cost. Thus, Saint Virginia was born! (Make sure to check out their other business Emil Erwin!)

Southern Firefly Candle Company 

Can you ever have enough candles? Of course not! Featured by both Southern Living and Good Morning America, these candles play double duty. Once you’ve finished burning your favorite scent, you’re left with a whiskey glass! 

Sweet Tea Candle Company 

Another wonderful candle company that we LOVE is Sweet Tea Candle Company! Each candle is hand poured, using only eco-friendly products. If you want to help make someone’s house a home, one of these candles would make the perfect gift! 

The Hen Pen

Shop small with The Hen Pen this year! Nursing pillow covers, quilts, and crib sheets all make great gifts for mamas to be, or your littlest Christmas guest! 

The Nashville Blanket Company

Help our neighbors in need by shopping with The Nashville Blanket Company! For every blanket purchased, another blanket will be given to a homeless neighbor in need. Read more about this amazing work here

Thistle Farms

If you’ve lived in Nashville for any time at all, you’re probably familiar with this amazing business. And if you aren’t, you should be! Thistle Farms aims to “heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.” (They do truly wonderful work, so make sure to read the whole story here!) 

TruBee Honey

There’s nothing better than local honey! Founded 9 years ago, these “free range bees” make honey that is raw, unpasteurized, and totally delicious! 



Valor Bands

After watching her son join the Marines in 2011, Amy Cotta wanted a way to show patriotism, love and support. Valor Bands was the answer! These make especially great gifts for military families!

Walker Feed Co.

This local company has managed to make drink mixers with fresh juices and no artificial flavors or colors! If you’re planning any holiday parties, make sure to pick some of these up for the bar! 

Weighting Comforts 

Have you heard about all of the benefits of weighted blankets? Founded by therapist Donna Durham, Weighting Comforts have been shown to help relieve anxiety, sleeplessness, and stress. One of these blankets could prove to be an invaluable gift to someone you know! 

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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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