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Gift Guide for Your Guys

Sometimes it can be hard to know what would be a good gift for the men in our lives. Something that's practical, but also thoughtful. Stylish, but comfortable. Unique, and memorable. GOOD NEWS! We've rounded up ideas from the wonderful Downtown Knoxville shops that are sure to be some of the best gifts they've ever received. Remember to shop early and support local!

Collection of Beer Glasses from Pretentious Glass Co

Help the guy on your list jump start his home bar collection with a curated beer glass set. Hand-blown in Downtown Knoxville by Pretentious Glass Co, this select set includes their top 5 selling designs, which highlight most craft beer styles. Every glass is beautifully designed and carefully crafted to create an impressive gift.


Tennessee Whiskey from Knox Whiskey Works

If whiskey is more their thing, the "Gold Release Tennessee Whiskey" from the small-batch, craft distiller Knox Whiskey Works hits the spot. Their Premium Tennessee Whiskey is mashed and distilled in their facility with 100% locally grown heirloom corn, then matured in new toasted American oak casks, and finally, mellowed by slowly passing through a sugar maple charcoal filter three times for a spectacularly smooth finish.

Custom Suit from William & Wylie

Why custom? William & Wylie will tell you that a well-fitted garment will last longer and outlast the latest trends, making a custom-fitted suit a gift that your guy will have for years to come. Plus, he can show off his personality with custom jacket linings. They also carry denim, polos, sweaters, belts, ties, and accessories, so you can count on William & Wylie for a wardrobe overhaul or a simple accessory.

Concert Posters & Apparel from Status Serigraph

Have a music fan on your list? Look no further than Status Serigraph – a downtown design studio specializing in limited-edition concert posters with clients like the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Phish, and Dave Matthews Band. Everything they design is limited-edition, so if you see something you like, order ASAP! The good news is that owner/designer Justin Helton regularly adds new stock, so you always have new selections.

Comfy T from Nothing Too Fancy

With an extensive selection of super comfy, super creative t-shirts and sweatshirts from Nothing Too Fancy, we had a hard time picking just one! We suggest browsing their website or stopping by the store to pick out one that matches your guy's personality and style. One thing is for sure: it'll be his go-to t-shirt from now on. And so comfy, you might steal it once in a while.

Slate Coasters from Bliss

Do bachelors think about coasters? Probably not, but they should. And now there are coasters they can be proud of! These slate coasters featuring "The Greatest Plays in Football" are stylish, sleek, cool, and conversation starters. Plus, no more glass rings on the coffee table. Purchase them at Bliss & Tori Masons Shoes.

Knoxville Adventure Collective

Sometimes the best gifts aren't things at all, but experiences! Get your guy a guided fishing trip down the Tennessee River, a paddling adventure overlooking Neyland Stadium, or a session of hydro-biking and canoeing. All from Knoxville Adventure Collective and starting from their private dock at Volunteer Landing. Let the memory-making begin!

Brewery Tour from Knox Brew Hub

Give a gift card to your craft beer fanatic, so he can go on a journey of Knoxville's best brews. The brand new Knox Brew Hub, a local craft beer bar located in the heart of downtown, acts as a "hub" to arrive at and depart from along the trail of Knoxville breweries on their guided tours. Sometimes the best gifts are ones that take you on a beer tour. 

Funko Pops! from Tall Man Toys

Tall Man Toys is Knoxville's largest Funko Pop! distributor, so if your guy is into vintage action figures, comics, and of course, Funkos, you have to swing by or shop online. Their extensive collection ranges from DC Comics and Star Wars to Harry Potter and favorite TV Shows like Stranger Things. If you don't know where to start, check out their Mystery Boxes for a complete surprise!

Flannels from Mast General Store

What else screams holiday season more than cozy flannels? From pajamas to shirts, flannel is at the top of the cold weather-wear list available at Mast General Store. Traditional plaids and checks in soft-spun cotton blends are great gifts for any guy to stay warm and stylish during the Winter. And don't overlook the whimsical fun of flannel pj's for lounging around the fireplace. Grab a pair for yourself, so the whole family can match!

Your guy will appreciate these gifts!

We give these gifts a Downtown Knoxville stamp of approval guaranteeing the guys on your list will love them! Not only for their thoughtfulness, but the fact that they are local, practical, and down-right cool. Come downtown to browse these stores, and remember your masks! If you feel more comfortable shopping online, many downtown shops offer shipping and curbside pick-up. Shop early and support local!