The editors and staff of The Pulse have gathered together a wide-ranging collection of holiday gift ideas from around the city and around the world. Each week between now and a week before Christmas itself, we'll be sharing our ideas with you. Happy holidays!
Twelve-year-old Raspberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar just might be the perfect gift for that foodie you know. With 30 different flavors available at Olive Chattanooga, you'll find that one that makes you say, "WOW!"
$17.95 • olivechattanooga.com
It's the Ultimate Breaking Bad collectible, the one fans have been clamoring for, the Pink Teddy Bear plush prop replica. Collectors everywhere will see this as a must have!
$30 • thinkgeek.com
Whether under the tree, on the sofa or on a bed, this Prancing Pillow sets the tone for a happy holiday. Available at The Rug Rack, 301 W. 25th St.
$35 • therugrack.com
2014 marks the first time Master Distiller Jeff Arnett chose Jack Daniel's Holiday Select barrels to be bottled individually. This year, he wanted to showcase the depth and richness that a single barrel can offer and selected the most robust and complex whiskey he sampled. Each barrel is truly unique and should help make your holidays special.
Prices vary • jackdaniels.com
The Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball is the King Kong of blow-up spherical toys. Over 475 times larger than a regulation soccer ball, fashioned out of thick and durable plastic, this ball can handle its fair share of swift kicks.
$100 • vat19.com
Appreciate the true essence of coffee by embracing the deep flavors of a freshly ground and freshly pressed brew with the Primula Classic 8 Cup French Press.
$20 • macys.com
Whether you're in the cockpit of a Gulfstream, an F-15, or a Piper Cub, the Reactor Valkyrie is the perfect watch for you. The slide rule bezel dominates the design, smoothly turning in either direction to perform an impressive array of mathematical calculations. Available in Chattanooga at Goss Company Jewelers.
$750 • 1925 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 117, (423) 296-9331
The revolutionary Complete Manual of Things that Might Kill You is dedicated entirely to the hypochondriac’s unique perspective on health, with over 300 deadly diseases profiled.
$20 • knockknockstuff.com
Looking for the perfect foodie/vegan/too busy to cook gift? The GreenHouse Café Market offers a line of Artisan Vegan Nut Cheeses and Weekly Harvest Meals for delivery or pick up. Locally sourced, locally made. Give them a call if you would like then to prepare you something delicious.
(423) 579-5664 • thegreenhousecafemarket.com
Never be left without power when you need it most. The WakaWaka Power+ is a durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of (smart)phone or small electronic device within just a few hours and providing up to 150 hours of safe, sustainable light.
$79 • waka-waka.com
Gifts For The Fashionista
Immediately luxe with a touch of leather, Burberry Brit's Rain Boots are the fastest route to festival chic. Sleek in black, the silver-toned studs and buckled strap pay homage to the rebellious biker boot. We like them best with denim shorts and a cool biker; muddy field optional.
$395 • shopstyle.com
Ditch the staid blazer and go modern and sleek with the Nasty Gal Champagne Taste Cape. It makes the perfect layering piece. Features a caped overlay and textured fabric, and is fully lined.
$68 • nastygal.com
Listening to music has never been so fashionable with the Master Tracks headphones from Sol Republic.
$130 • solrepublic.com
A timeless look for any man, this Vintage Leather Bomber Jacket from Wilsons adds an explosive element to any look. The faux-shearling collar and hood keep the warmth in.
$140 • wilsonsleather.com
For those special occasions when you really want to impress, look no further than the Help for Heroes Silk Bow Tie. And yes, bow ties are still cool.
$79 • smartturnout.com
Stay warm and cozy this winter with this H&M Turtleneck Sweater. This long, chunky-knit sweater features melange yarn with wool content. Features high slits at sides and slightly longer back section
$50 • hm.com
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The fourth and final book in the "Black Tide" zombie apocalypse series, "Strands of Sorrow" completes the story of a modern-day family who not only survived the zombie hordes, but helped to save civilization and lay the groundwork for a new world. New York Times bestselling author John Ringo not only is a major name in the science fiction world, but has called Chattanooga home for nearly a decade.
$25 • amazon.com
The Chattanooga Film Festival loves everything about cinema. And the best way to see everything is with a the CFF VIP Badge gives you first-in-line access to every film, every panel, every party, every workshop... every everything, including a T-shirt and an official CFF 2015 poster.
Alternative rock trio Rigoletto has just released their new 5-song EP Kid, which continues their self-stated goal to create "an aesthetic that is both prestigious and sentimental."
Founded in 1918, Zarzour’s Café has been a fixture of the Southside for nearly a century. It recently caught the eye of local architect and photographer Bradley Shelton, who has published "Please Seat Yourself: Zarzour's Café", a stunning collection of black & white photos of the iconic "meat-and-three" restaurant. You can almost smell the cheeseburgers grilling.
$25 • bradshelton.zenfolio.com
A cornerstone of the Chattanooga punk scene, Future Virgins serves up the two-track Centers 7-inch single, promising more energy and sweat per second than your typical punk stompers.
Join Sooli, the beautiful bluebird, as she takes an incredible journey that opens her eyes to a greater understanding of her love for Christmas in Sooli's Magic Christmas, by Chattanooga author Mary Wier, and illustrated by Aileen Cometa Musco.
$25 • amazon.com
The new Butch Ross album, People, Places, Things, features 11 mostly original tunes, including "Shenandoah", "Glad That We're Together", "Little Liza Jane" and "The Path of Least Resistance."
$15 • butchross.com
Bellydance classes are designed to create a safe and welcoming circle, where women can discover the power of their inner shimmy. If you've ever wanted to learn this traditional dance, the Emerald Hips Student Troupe offers a series of beginner classes geared towards those with little or no dance experience. Classes are held at the Movement Arts Collective studios, located at 3813 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank.
(423) 401-8115 • movementartscollective.com
The yellow Cucumbo is a handy spiral slicer perfect for creating vegetable dishes with a true wow factor.
$14 • amazon.com
Sriracha2Go is a must-have for every sriracha lover. With S2G, you’ll never worry about a sriracha-less meal again. No matter where you go, no matter what time of day, sriracha will be by your side.
$7 • sriracha2go.com
The cool Moment Lens // Wide is designed for your smartphone to capture those epic landscapes and tight interior shots with minimal distortion.
$100 • momentlens.com
Fancy yourself a bartender? The Mix Master Cocktail Shaker has recipes and pour markings for six classic cocktails, making it easy to prepare perfect drinks.
$20 • ikkerland.com
Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. It's also a whole lot of fun to play with friends.
$25 • cardsagainsthumanity.com