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12 Above Average Stocking Stuffers


Sometimes the small gift items and candies are overlooked and left to the last minute... but not this year! Level up your stocking stuffer game with these 10 local gift ideas from downtown shops. From healthier candies to indulgent bath bombs, all these items are Santa- and elf-approved. Shop early, and shop local. It makes a difference!

Tennessee Theatre Ornament

Give the gift of the iconic Tennessee Theatre Sign! This gorgeous hand-blown ornament is a replica of the sign that shines brightly over Gay Street. It was carefully designed with the most exquisite details and care and crafted by hand during a seven-day process creating an heirloom to be cherished for many years to come. Proceeds from its sale will benefit the Tennessee Theatre. Also check out their beautiful chandelier ornament!


Handwarmer Mugs

This beautifully crafted mug from Mast General Store is sure to warm the hands and heart of the coffee fiends and tea aficionados on your list! It offers a sleek pocket to keep fingers cozy as they sip their morning coffee. Available for lefties and righties in 7 different colors. Get your hands on this stocking stuffer today!

CBD-Infused Lip Balm

This CBD-infused lip balm from Blühen Botanicals is a perfect harmony of CBD and other natural ingredients, like bees wax and rose hip seed oil, to leave lips feeling nourished and healthy all winter long. Just what Santa ordered for dry, chapped lips during these cold months!


Hand-Painted Knoxville Ornaments

These gorgeous hand-painted ornaments from the newly-opened Knoxville Fine Violins feature scenes of historic Downtown Knoxville, from the Tennessee Theatre to the Sunsphere. Swing by their store to purchase one that will make a great stocking stuffer! They'll look gorgeous hanging on any Christmas Tree. 

Bath Bombs

What a perfect little gift that's also luxurious! Earth to Old City carries a large selection of Musee Bath Balms, which elevate bath time, plus come with the joy of either changing colors or having a surprise in the middle. And these aren't just for the ladies on your gift list, but guys too. Check out the "Simple Man" with cedarwood and baobab oils. 


Imported French Macarons

Just the right size for a stocking stuffer, swing by The French Market for French Macarons! They are must-haves for a number of reasons: 1) They are completely authentic, imported by Santa from France; 2) They double as a Christmas morning breakfast; 3) They are just as delicious as they are beautiful!

Southern Comfort Food Greeting Cards

What’s better than delicious, made-from-scratch Southern comfort food during the holidays? Comfort food hand-printed letterpress typography from Pioneer House! Stick these colorful cards in the stocking as greeting cards, or frame a few for creative kitchen art. Either way, they'll be a deliciously cute gift.


“LEGEND > LADY” Face Mask

For the legendary lady you know! Last Winter, face masks were the last thing on anyone's mind. Now...they're a fashion statement. This “LEGEND > LADY” Face Mask from Honeymouth comes with a pocket to insert a filter of choice. To make this stocking stuffer extra sweet, for every mask sold, two are donated. Ahhhh, the holiday magic!


Cocktail-Scented Candles & Soaps

You know who this stocking stuffer is for! Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts is giving a shout-out to those who love craft cocktails, a glass of wine, or a cold beer with alcohol-scented candles and soaps, like bourbon, moscato, and moonshine. Light up your stocking stuffers with a new way to "drink!"

Stickers & Magnets

These whimsical stickers and magnets from Nothing Too Fancy are perfect little gifts to finish off your stockings. They're not your average touristy gift, but locally designed and carefully crafted, featuring the Sunsphere, the Great Smoky Mountains, and many more icons of our great city and state!


ZenEvo Chocolates

Upgrade the normal candies you put in stockings with a healthier alternative, the ZenEvo Chocolates! These chocolate squares at Eddie's Health Shoppe are made locally and each promotes health benefits, like the "Energy" dark chocolate with ginseng and caffeine, the "Fit" with raspberry ketone and green coffee bean extract, and the "Vitamin D," plus our favorite: a white chocolate "Sleep Sweet" infused with melatonin for a bedtime treat. Or, opt for protein packed Peanut Butter Cups!

Dogwood Tea Towels

Fill your stocking with the blooms of Spring when you buy this dogwood tea towel from Rala. Absorbent, soft, and hand-printed, it will quickly become a favorite in the kitchen. Plus, it will bring reminders of dogwood blooms and Spring festivals when the Winter days become too long!


Aren't these gift ideas fun?

We are bringing back the joy of stocking stuffers with small items that pack a big punch. Local, enjoyable, and sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. Shop online or shop in-store; either way, downtown shops have you covered. Need gifts for the gals in your life? Check out our list.