The most wonderful time of the year also comes with the hardest task of the year. What in the world do you get friends and family as gifts? Thankfully, we’ve put together a list for all of the different people you have in your life! And the best part? Everything is LOCAL to the Knoxville area provided by Knoxville Chamber of Commerce members.
The Knoxville area has no shortage of places to grab a good drink. How about gifting something someone can sit down and enjoy over good conversation that was made right in the area?
Peace Tree Brewing Company – Grab a growler to go or a mix & match 6-pack.
Nearwood Winery – Buy a bottle or two of favorites like Speedway Sweet or Raceway Red.
Tassel Ridge Winery – Treat the hosts to some award winning La Crescent, Candleglow Red or White, or Red White & Blue.
Bertrand Monument – A drink is only as good as the glass it’s served in. Custom etched beer or wine glasses are sure to be a hit.
We know them, we love them, we want to be them. For the friends or family who have no trouble keeping things alive, celebrate them and their talent with gifts that will amplify those green thumbs.
Metal Pushers- Gift them with colorful yard and garden art perfect for accessorizing their already beautiful spaces.
Candi’s Flowers – How about houseplants, home gifts, or take the work out of it with one arrangement a month for a year?
A closet is never too full, especially when it’s filled with pieces that a person loves.
Ramaekers Screen Printing – Choose from an array of Knoxville Panther gear. Or get creative and make something custom.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame – Take your pick from tanks, tees, sweatshirts, jackets… you could basically buy an entirely new wardrobe for any sprint car lover in your life.
Elite Dance By Nicole - For any dancer, new attire is always appreciated. Find dance wear along with handmade gifts like signs and jewelry.
The holidays amplify reasons to exercise and be healthy, and the New Year is a perfect time for a person to start a new routine.
KNX Fitness – Maximize their health with a membership to Knoxville’s most comprehensive and inclusive, health, wellness, and fitness center specializing in Crossfit.
Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio – Send your aspiring yogi to a yoga immersion workshop to learn the basics of Adamantine Yoga, and the importance of health, harmony, and happiness.
Knoxville Rec Center – For the ones who like all types of exercise, a pass at the Knoxville Rec Center will give them access to the pool, gym, workout room, and a number of classes.
Anytime Fitness – Purchase a membership for those with an a-typical schedule who can just go workout anytime day or night.
A ‘treat yourself’ or ‘self care’ mentality is never a bad thing. Treat your gift receivers with some self care.
Teeth whitening treatment:
Knoxville Dental Center
A good hair day:
Exsalonce Image Design
Just like there is no shortage of places to grab a good drink, there is no shortage of places to grab some good eats.
Give the gift of a delicious night out with a gift card to:
One Eleven Public House - Let them peruse a neighborhood public house serving craft cocktails, regional craft beer, bold wines & sexy comfort food!
Elk Rock Grille - Feast at a family-owned steakhouse located north of Knoxville and home of the best steak on the lake!
Atlantic & Pacific Pub - An upscale drinking establishment with appetizers and delicious days like Taco Tuesday; Blood Mary, Mimosa & Breakfast Burrito Bar the first Sunday of the month; and happy hour with soup on Thursday.
For lunch lovers:
Coffee Connection - Enjoy fresh coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week.
Subway - Select from endless options of subs, soups, and salads.
Pizza Hut - Purchase pizza for carry out or stay in for their lunch buffet.
McDonalds - Who doesn’t love an American stable for a quick lunch?
For those who like to cook themselves:
Hy-Vee - Grab items from the grocery, bakery, and meat counter.
Fareway - Find a selection of items from the grocery and meat counter.
Book an appointment for a photography session from:
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Give them a night they won't soon forget:
Grand Theater - Any movie lover would appreciate a gift certificate so they can watch that movie they have been dying to see. Complete with that nostalgic movie theater feel and delicious buttered popcorn, it's a small town movie theater experience anyone will love.
Experiences make life’s best memories. Give them a weekend or day they won’t soon to forget.
Horn’s Ferry Hideaway – Enjoy a relaxing getaway in a cabin by the Des Moines River. Take some fishing poles, hiking shoes, and bicycles.
Knoxville Raceway – season tickets, Nationals tickets, or just a single day; Whatever you choose, between the dirt in your beer, the smell of ethanol in the air, and the thrill of being at the best sprint car track in the world, it’s sure to be a rush.
Slideways Karting Center – Treat someone you love to a party all for themselves or just a night out in the go-kart version of a sprint car.
US Cellular – It’s not so over-the-top, but perfect for electronics lover in your life. How about a smart phone, tablet, or accessories?
Sometimes giving gifts isn’t so easy. For those hard to please, we’ve picked out a few good - maybe a little bit over-the-top ideas.
MotorInn – Who wouldn’t think that a new car would be the best Christmas gift ever?!
New House – Or you could check in with Devore Homes, Summit Realty, Iowa Realty or Sundance Realty to see what houses are currently on the market.
(I mean, we did give you a warning some of the ideas were a bit over the top.) ;)