December 19, 2013

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Chattanooga has an ever-changing and growing number of locally produced products that have that certain Chattanooga touch to them. Take a stroll along Main Street or Frazier Avenue and you'll find a gift for all the people on your list when you wake up in a cold sweat on December 22 and realize you still haven't done any Christmas shopping.

 Check out these 'noog. hoodies and other uniquely local finds at Winder Binder

40 Frazier Ave.

For the nature and animal lover on your list, you won’t do better than a subscription to the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center’s Red Wolf Club. At levels from $25 to $500 (this one also includes a behind-the-scenes red wolf feeding), there’s something for every wallet…and all include the Red Wolf e-letter.

(423) 821-1160,

The Hunter has a hotly anticipated exhibit opening in February, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond.” Now’s the time to give a membership…oh, and BTW, their gift shop rocks for last-minute shopping.

(423) 267-0968,

Few gifts are more universally appreciated than the gift of beer.  Chattanooga is blessed with a cornucopia of craft breweries and specialty beer shops, but who has time to visit them all? Give the beer drinker on your list a brew tour from Chattanooga Brew Tours and let them pour a smile right down their throat. 

(423) 364-1118

The Tennessee Valley  is known for many things, but  trains have been a wonderful part of this area's history for generations. Share some of this history with tickets to one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's holiday train rides. Sheldon Cooper will approve.  

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

OK, OK, we know that gift certificates to restaurants are a bit cliché, but Chattanooga has so many delicious places to eat, who wouldn't want a free dinner? Pair dinner with a couple of movie passes and this gift just became a full night out. 

Pick your favorite restaurant!The holiday festivities can really leave hair all partied out. These products by Zenagen are a godsend for thinning or damaged hair. If you don't want to be that specific, gift certificates are available!

Hair A Go-Go

(423) 752-0500

Can't decide on a last-minute gift? Head out to the Chattanooga Market and Brainerd Farmers Market holiday markets for locally produced gifts galore!

The curtain continues to go up on the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s 90th (!) season. We are so fortunate to have this wonderful organization in our city. Give the gift of live theatre—a performance happens once and once only, but lives forever in memory.

(423) 267-8534,

Every gift list includes impressionable children whose lives you can change with a simple gift. Think of the decades of joy you'll be giving to a child and the hours of patience training you'll give the parents with a piano starter kit.  It comes with an electronic keyboard with built-in speakers, a USB cable for connecting the MIDI keyboard to your computer and an interactive instructional CD. 

Summit Pianos

(423) 499-0600

The cold, gray, winter months can leave some folks pale and longing for the sand between their toes and the warm sun on their skin. If a trip to the beach is a bit out of your gift budget, give a little help to their tan with these all-natural, anti-aging sunless tanning aerosol products from Infinity. Bikini not included.

Healthy Glow Studio

(423) 486-1700

December 19, 2013

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