ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top 5 last-minute, local holiday gifts, at home in Knoxville

Updated on December 21, 2016

Here are our top 10 choices:

1. Bliss on Market Square has an extensive collection of Alex and Ani bracelets that women are bound to love. Nick Morrissey, who works at Bliss, talked about the popularity of the bracelets and what makes them a special gift. “Alex and Ani bracelets are huge. All of their symbols have a three-word message. They’re made out of a metal called Copure which is a copper composite so they won’t tarnish,” Morrissey said.

Each bracelet has a symbol uniquely designed to represent an important part of her personality. The bracelets are one-size-fits-all and come with one of over 400 symbolic charms.

2. Shopping for your teenage daughter or niece has always been a challenge, but Earth to Old City in Market Square has a simple, immensely popular solution to your holiday shopping. Their collection of Bath Indulgences is perfect for the girls on your list. Paula West, who works at Earth to Old City, said the Bath Indulgences were very popular this year.

“You drop them in your bath tub and they fizz and dissolve and they are bath fragrance, moisturizers and they have a surprise inside once they dissolve. They’re safe and all-natural,” West said.

3. Sometimes no one is harder to shop for than the men of the family. Traditional gifts such as wallets, ties and tools are often all that dads and uncles have to look forward to this time of year. But the Casual Pint Craft Beer Market has come up with a solution to the monotony with their holiday growler gift basket. Each basket comes with a 2-liter glass growler, two pint glasses and a gift card for one growler’s worth of his favorite beer. The Casual Pint will also refill growlers at any of their six Knoxville locations for about the cost of a six-pack.

4. Struggling to find a creative, unique gift for young adults on your list? Looking for something that has a little bit of attitude and a lot of local flair? Look no further than Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue. Manager Lisa Burnett said that their local ties are an important part of the store’s brand.

“All of our designers and everyone that works here is from here. We print all of our designs locally at our own shop on Broadway,” Burnett said.

Their most popular offering during this chilly season is a selection of locally-themed knit beanies that sport orange and white tri-stars and the downtown Knoxville skyline.But don’t let that stop you from exploring their locally-themed collection of T-shirts, sweaters and socks.

5. This season presents a special opportunity for the outdoor lovers on you holiday shopping lists. The harsh weather can usually force outdoor adventurers to hang up their boots for the winter, but the Climbing Center on Sutherland Avenue has a solution. Their monthly climbing passes allow your mountain-loving friends and family to explore their 5,000 square feet of climbing space any day of the week, all for less than $60.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)