Get a Jump Start this year!
October 25, 2014
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61 Days until Christmas!
54 Days until Hanukkah!

Holiday Season is just around the corner!  Will you be prepared or will you be scrambling at the last minute to pi100-things-to-do-in-Memphis-before-you-die-sam-crespo-coverck out the perfect present for your family members and friends?  Why don’t you get a jump start!  West Tennessee has many one of a kind places to find that unique, yet perfect something for your perfect someone.  Don’t get them something typical this year, get them a special treat that they will remember!

What if you family/friends don’t live in the Memphis area?  Get them something specifically from Memphis, so when they see it/use it they’ll remember you.  What about a spice rub from your favorite BBQ Joint? For your cooking relative “Collards and Carbonara” cookbook, by the James Beard Award Winning Memphis duo Andy Ticer and Miachel Hudman of Andrew & Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy.  “100 Things to do in Memphis before you Die” book for your friend who use to be a Memphian. For the appreciator of art, a piece of one of a kind jewelry from the Metal Museum, the only institution in the US devoted specifically to the art and craft of metal work! For that one person who you just have no idea: anything from Dinstuhl’s Candy, who can turn down the #1 Fudge according to Paula Dean?

FinishedCollageSay your family lives in Memphis, now what to get them? Don’t go online and order something from Amazon, get them a gift they won’t expect.  For your hard Grandmother, take a DAY TRIP to Somerville to visit Tennessee Pewter.  Whether it’s a simple serving platter, a small angel figurine or a monogrammed necklace, you can’t go wrong with this #MadeinTN products. Head to Murray Hudson’s in Halls, TN to get a one-of-a-kind antique map or globe for your uncle who’s traveled the world. Don’t forget to check out all the local stores in Parade Magazine’s Best Main Street – Collierville or stumble across a perfect gift at S.Y. Wilson Antiques & Artisan Market in Arlington, TN.

Other Unique Shopping along Hwy 51:The-Metal-Museum-in-Memphis-TN-Anniversary-Gates
Charlene’s – Halls, TN (Don’t forget to eat lunch at the Tea Room)
Jone’s Orchard – Millington, TN (homemade jams, jellies, butters, and more #EatLocal)
Covington Main Square – Covington, TN

Unique Shopping along Hwy 64 and Hwy 57:
Mona Lisa Art & Jewelry – Somerville, TN (custom, #local jewelry and art)
WoodBridge General Store – Somerville, TN (antiques & awesome burgers)
Eads Antiques – Eads, TN (decorative goods for the inside and out)

Unique Shopping in Memphis:
A. Schwab  – Beale Street – historic Fudge webgeneral store & soda fountain shop.
Brooks Museum Gift Shop – Overton Park *Museum gift stores have AWESOME gifts!*
Memphis Botanical Garden Gift Shop – East Memphis
Pink Palace Museum Gift Shop – Central Ave.

RiverArtsFest – October 24-26 – Downtown Memphis, TN
India Fest – November 1 – Agricenter – Memphis, TN
Merchants Holiday Open House – November 8 – Collierville, TN
Adapt-a-Door – November 8 – Memphis, TN (Memphis Heritage)
Holiday Extravaganza Mart – November 22 – Ripley, TN
Holiday Artist Market – November 7 – Memphis, TN (Brooks Museum)


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