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2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday gift ideas from around the city and around the world
When Polaroid announced they no longer would produce instant film for Polaroid cameras, The Impossible Project bought the machinery from Polaroid and began producing film as well as refurbishing Polaroid Instant cameras. Who on your gift list would love to "shake it like a Polaroid picture?"
The Impossible Project
Imagine being able to put together a Korg Synth as easily as putting to gether LEGO's. That is what you get with the LIttleBits Korg synth kit. You'll make Reggie Watts proud.
What better gift than the gift of flight? Challenge and excite the adventurer you love with skydiving lessons. Local companies can provide expert instruction and advice for the first-time jumper or the expert who wants to jump out of a perfectly functional aircraft.
Chattanooga Skydiving Company
For the area's widest variety of theater, music and performace art there is no better place than Barking Legs Theater. Give Aunt Stacey or Uncle Brian tickets to an upcoming BLT show and they'll shower you with blessings and your kharma bucket will overflow.
The sleek rounded corners, strong elastic band, and iconic smooth black cover all say Moleskine. This analog-digital hybrid tool is perfect for writers, artists, readers or anyone who grabs their journal to jot notes or insights as they peruse their tablet
Yes, it's winter and the last thing on most people's mind is getting onto a paddleboard in the TN river. But the people on your gift list aren't most people, are they?
Give them another reason to be impatient for spring with stand up paddleboard lessons or rentals.
We all remember getting those rubber band powered balsa airplane kits and immediately landing the plane on our neighbor's roof. Incredibly, those same planes, from the same manufacturer are available. today.
$28.95 for a pack of 12
Yeah, it's a year old but it's still a great addition to anyone's music collection. This recording from Chattanooga's own "specialists in American Musics" Uncle Lightnin' fits perfectly in a stocking or leaned against a gift wrapped bottle of Jim Beam. Your call.
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Even though Breaking Bad has aired it's last scene, you can at least spread a little of that Walter White cheer this holiday season with some Blue Sky Candy.
(Warning: Not actually crystal meth)
Pulse contributor and writer Cody Maxwell has penned Chattanooga Chronicles. It's a look back at some of the most enthralling, sometimes overlooked, chapters in Chattanooga's history from the stories of Nickajack Cave and the Great Flood to the changing history of Patten Towers and more.
These candy canes may look like any other unremarkable confection, but in actuallity they are made with that sweet hot nectar of the gods, Sriracha Hot Sauce to form a genius solution to bland holiday candy or those lingering trust issues you haven't fully developed with your kids.
Fiddlehead is the fifth book in Chattanooga writer Cherie Priest's steampunk, alternate history series titled Clockwork Century. If you are buying for a true alternate history enthusiast the entire series can be bought online as well.
"Don't reach for the Lipitor just yet grandpa, it's only the new Fried Chicken Scented Candle I got for Christmas."
Made with real chicken and a cast iron skillet, these candles can help start a wonderful tradition of exchanging strange scented gifts among your family
Chattanooga singer-songwriter Butch Ross has a new recording called "People, Places, Things" that moves beyond his virtuoso mountain dulcimer past and into new directions with a focus on on writing story songs and exploring the possibilities with looping.