Shop Local: The Guide to 2018 Holiday Shopping in Knoxville
‘Tis the season to shop local and support Knoxville small business
It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is officially upon us! This is a friendly reminder that the holidays ARE NOT a time to stress out or go into debt trying to please other people with expensive gifts. The holiday season should be a time of giving back and giving thanks with thoughtful gifts that come from the heart.
As we see a surge in Small Business Saturday participation and also momentum behind the #GivingTuesday movement, November is a big month for giving back on a local level. What better way to give back to the community and to your loved ones than by shopping local in Knoxville this holiday season.
Here are a few of our favorite places to curate gifts for everyone on your list:
Market Square Holiday Market: Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37901
Get all the festive feels at the Market Square Holiday Market in downtown Knoxville. Happening on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year (December 1, 2018 – December 22, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM) Buy from local artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers to knock out your holiday gift-giving list. From farm-grown greenery for decorating to hand-crafted gifts, you’ll love the community feel and selection of local gifts. For more details, visit: https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/market-square-holiday-market/7060/
The Southern Market: 5400 Homberg Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
The Southern Market Unique Interior Shops is a premier design marketplace with 40+ shops comprised of local merchants and artists all under one roof. They feature stylish interiors, gifts, and boutique fashions that your family and friends will love. Friendly warning that you’ll probably leave with a gift for yourself… because you deserve it! Visit https://southernmarketshops.com to learn more and stay up-to-date with holiday events and fun finds on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSouthernMarket/
Ironic Decor & Gift: 5054 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
With new arrivals coming in daily, this is a great spot to score unique finds for everyone on your “nice list” this year. Ironic Decor and Gift is a boutique store with fun home decor, jewelry, accessories, and much more! Drop by and catch the vibe at https://www.shopironicknox.com and follow along with #ShopIronicKnox on Instagram
CH Interiors & Gifts: 12556 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37934
This local gift shop is known for its unique offerings and personal customer service. Each item is hand-picked by their family for yours. Check out the wide selection of seasonal home decor, candles, florals, greeting cards, jewelry, lighting, beauty products, books, gourmet foods, and so much more. They can also create custom gift baskets for an extra special holiday gift. New merchandise arrives weekly, so remember to add this to your Knoxville local holiday shopping list. Learn more about interiors & gifts to warm the heart and home https://www.chinteriorsandgifts.com
Shift the Holiday Shopping Routine this Year
Do things differently this year and focus on gifts from the heart that are sourced locally. There are hundreds of small businesses in the Knoxville area filled with thoughtful gifts perfect for friends and family. Be sure to check with your favorite local retailers for Small Business Saturday specials on Saturday, November 24, the day after Black Friday.
Looking for other ways to give back to the community this holiday season? Consider a donation to a local non-profit in the name of your friend or family member. We also invite you to join us on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018, by donating to Knoxville’s The Wesley House through the fundraiser which will be on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/hollimccraygroup
Connect with the Shop Small Knoxville Retail Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ShopSmallKnoxville to stay in the loop with local shopping finds for the 2018 holiday season, and be sure to share your favorite finds with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @hollimccraygroup. Happy Holidays!