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Minimalist Gift Giving

While Downtown Knoxville has amazing shops full of local, handmade items, we know that not everyone wants to receive a physical present. That's where these experiences and consumables come in! Discover memory-making gift ideas below!

Private Bowling Experience at Maple Hall

What's better than a night of bowling, food, and fun at Maple Hall?! Having that same fun in a private room with lanes to yourself, your family, and friends! Give the gift of making memories bowling the night away, while eating scrumptious elevated bar food. To book a private room, contact Maple Hall at (865) 249-8454 or fill out their online form. 

Indulgent Foot Soak at Wake Foot Sanctuary

Give the gift of relaxation when you purchase a gift card for an indulgent foot soak at Wake Foot Sanctuary. The lucky person receiving this gift will be thanking you as their feet melt into the handmade foot soaks of soaps, pure oils, and salts. Shop the natural hand-poured candles and sensuous body care products in the shop as a tag-along to gift certificates.

Custom Cakes & Cupcakes from J.C. Holdway

This consumable gift won't last long! Bring a J.C. Holdway chocolate cake to the party, and you'll be the best gift-giver yet. The restaurant's talented in-house baker can create custom cakes or cupcakes for any holiday party or gift. Just call ⁣⁣⁣J.C. Holdway at (865) 312-9050 to ask for flavors and to order!

Donation to a Downtown Theatre

Two beloved downtown theaters, the Tennessee Theatre and Bijou Theatre, have experienced a difficult year with closures due to the pandemic. Give the gift of a donation in the name of the person on your gift list to show support to these iconic treasures. Or, give a gift card to use at a later date. They'll have a concert to look forward to in 2021! Purchase Tennessee Theatre Gift Cards here and Bijou Theatre Gift Cards here.

Craft Beer from Merchants of Beer

Have a craft beer connoisseur on your list? They'll appreciate nothing more than a six-pack of their favorite (or brand new) craft beer from Merchants of Beer's grab-and-go market. Another idea is purchasing an empty growler and gift card, so they can fill up their favorite brew. 

Painting with a Twist Class

A fun-filled night at Painting with a Twist might be just what the creative person on your minimalist gift list needs. Surprise them with a gift certificate to bring out their inner artist and make lasting memories along the way.

Family Night at Escape Game Knoxville

Because holiday family time isn't enough, you also gotta "escape" together! Give the gift of family-bonding with a gift certificate to Escape Game Knoxville, a daring present for the whole family. Thrilling rooms like "The Villain's Lair" and lighter ones like "Once Upon A Time: The Enchanted Escape" will bring out the best in everyone as you make new memories together.

Fudge, Caramel Apples & Chocolate Treats from Kilwins

A super sweet treat from Kilwins is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Options are endless for tasty treats, from homemade fudge made right in front of you, to perfect Granny Smith caramel apples, kettle corns, and brittles. Package up a variety of these treats for a consumable gift to share around the table. Curbside pick-up and shipped gift boxes are available.

Private SUP Yoga Class from Knoxville Adventure Collective

A private stand-up paddle board yoga class is a fun way to challenge the everyday yogi on your list. They'll receive instruction from a Knoxville Adventure Collective instructor while they enjoy a beautiful day on the Tennessee River. Perfecting their yoga skills on water is something they won't soon forget.

Flavored Pasta & Homemade Marinara from Tree & Vine

Wrap up gourmet foods for a great gift that keeps on giving! We love these dried, flavored pastas and homemade marinara sauces from the Tree & Vine. Pair these together for an easy-to-make Italian meal for the foodie on your gift list. Add balsamics and olive oils for the finishing touch in these delicious gift baskets.

This year, give the gift of making memories. That's what the holidays are all about!