Gift901: OPR’s Memphis holiday gift guide
If you’ve made your list, checked it twice and realized you still have a bit more shopping to do before Dec. 25, we’ve got your back! Memphis is full of talented entrepreneurs that make shopping local as easy as (pumpkin) pie, so share a piece of the 901 this holiday season by gifting these Memphis-made products and local experiences.
Whether it’s a friend, loved one, client or co-worker, these gifts will send just the right message to the people you are (9)oh(1)-so-grateful for this year.
For the foodies
If you’ve ever met a Memphian, you know we can be very passionate and highly opinionated about our favorite restaurants around the city. Any local food-related gift is one that won’t last long – in a good way!
Looking to give something with a little Memphis kick? We suggest Huey’s burger seasoning or Wolf River Popcorn’s Memphis Mix. For those with a sweet tooth, Primas Bakery and Boutique is a no-brainer. This charming store, which offers delicious sweet treats and unique boutique finds, is right down the street from our office on South Main, and our team loves popping in for a mid-afternoon snack. Check out their Christmas menu! I’ve got my eyes on the assorted Christmas French macaron box.
Cheers to your holiday season by gifting a growler from one of Memphis’ six breweries – Ghost River Brewery, High Cotton Brewing, Wiseacre Brewing, Crosstown Brewing, Meddlesome Brewing and Memphis Made Brewing. Most of the breweries also have cool swag items for purchase such as t-shirts, posters, koozies etc.
For the families
Give the gift of experience to your family friends! There’s nothing better than spending time with your loved ones during the holiday season, so give your family friends an activity they can enjoy together. Need some inspo? Consider tickets to an IRIS Orchestra concert, a gift card to ice skate at Mid-South Ice House or a family membership to Memphis Zoo.
Know a family with a newborn? How precious is this Memphis onesie from Falling into Place?
For the fashionistas
Wondering what to get for the woman (or women!) in your life who seem to be especially fashion-savvy? Make Memphis her runway in apparel from 9.oh.1 The label or jewelry from Tilton Street. If she’s more into home decor, consider a painting by Sue Layman Designs. These colorful abstracts are sure to dazzle any guests she hosts in her home this holiday season.
For the furry friends
Can’t forget about the fur babies in your life! All pet lovers definitely need to stop by Hollywood Feed this holiday season. The pet supply store has countless treats and toys that make perfect stocking stuffers for your animal. Another great stocking stuffer? Pamper your pup with Bandit’s Pup Shampoo from Buff City Soap.
Looking to switch it up this year and stray away from traditional holiday gifts? A nice alternative is donating to a charity in honor of a loved one. If you’re looking to go this route, consider donating to nonprofits such as HopeWorks, Neighborhood Christian Centers, Gestalt Community Schools, Service Over Self, PRIZM Ensemble or United Housing, Inc.
Have some go-to gifts of your own? Share them in the comment section below!