Best Downtown Knoxville Gift Shops
Use this gift guide to shop local for birthdays, anniversaries, and the holiday season (...plus regular finds for yourself!). In Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee you'll support a community of local business owners, plus go home with precious gifts for your loved ones. There's something for everyone on the nice list!
For all things local
From Market Square to the Old City, there are tons of gift shops that carry locally-made goods that make for thoughtful presents. Step inside Rala, Jacks of Knoxville, Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts, Nothing Too Fancy, and Bethie Lou's for a variety of items made by locals.
For artist-made goods
Support Downtown Knoxville's maker community with a gift from an artist-owned shop. Consider a handblown drinking glass from Pretentious Glass, a screen-printed t-shirt from Paris Woodhull Illustrations, concert posters from Status Serigraph, or semi-permanent jewelry from ACF Jewelry.
For unique finds
Buy a unique gift that will put a sparkle in their eye and a smile on their face. Rare and old books from Addison's Bookstore, quirky clocks and teapots from Alice in Appalachia, and countless finds at the Market Square Farmers' Market, as well as the Old City Market.
For the stylish one
Your fashion-forward friends and family will appreciate clothing and accessories from one of Downtown Knoxville's specialty stores; Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes, Earth to Old City, and Fruit Jar Alley all double as trendy clothing and gift shops. Fizz is a funky, long-standing women's clothing store, while Daché is the newest boutique on the block for women of all ages. For custom tailored clothing, check out William & Wylie Custom Menswear.
For the foodie
Gourmet goods await at Downtown Knoxville's foodie stores. Start at the Tree & Vine for imported balsamics and olive oils. Venture to The Spice & Tea Exchange for fragrant gifts, or surprise them with hand-painted chocolates from Coffee & Chocolate, gourmet popcorn from Proper Popcorn, or the perfect sweet treats from Ham'n Goodys, Kilwins, and Rocket Fizz.
For the craft spirit connoisseur
Downtown Knoxville has two distilleries who carry their own line of spirits. One of Knox Whiskey Works' most popular gifts is the Tennessee Tailgate Orange-Flavored Vodka, while PostModern Spirits' Hi(Rye) Whiskey placed Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Need a bottle of wine instead? Visit Corks Wine & Spirits and Downtown Wine & Spirits for a large, curated selection. Beer and liquors too!
For the art lover
Give the gift of art from one of the many galleries and collectives in Downtown Knoxville, including Art Market Gallery, a cooperative of more than 50 East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. Not to be missed: Christopher Robin Arts, The Emporium Center, and the Curio at Maker Exchange!
For the fitness and wellness guru
Eddie's Health Shoppe is the place to buy quality protein powders, healthier alternatives to chocolate and caffeine, along with supplements, vitamins, and more! Doctor Jane Health and Wellness is Knoxville’s premiere source for nutraceuticals and top-shelf CBD in the Old City, while over on Gay Street The Holistic Connection sells a variety of edibles, vapeables, and smokables.
For everything else
There's still so much to explore in Downtown Knoxville. For the reader, check out Union Ave Books. For the adventurer, venture over to Two Bikes and Mast General Store for everything outdoor. For your pets, we have Citifid-O. For cozy home décor, visit OP Jenkins. And last, but not least, Tall Man Toys is the Southeast's largest distributor of Funko Pops!