Small Businesses To Support in Memphis This Holiday Season

By: Ariel Taranski

The holiday season in Memphis is here! If you’re doing last-minute shopping, you may be a little too late for the delivery cut-offs. In good news, Memphis has plenty of local stores where you can get your gifts on time. Plus, you’ll be supporting small business owners and promoting all the amazing spots that the 901 has to offer. Here’s a roundup of some popular gifting categories, and a bunch of places that will have just what you need.

Home Goods 

Need something special for that homebody in your life? There are plenty of shops are filled with unique products to give their space a new vibe. From candles and prints to pottery and plants, here are a couple of shops and artists to check out this season.

 

New Harbert Candles 

Pretty Useful 

Re+New+All Candle

Falling Into Place

Cotton Row Uniques

Downtown Candle Co.

La Maison Antiques

Wax Aroma Candles

Cooper Young Gallery

 

Plants

If you need a gift for a plant parent or two, you may think you’ve got it easy. However, think a bit beyond the big-box greenhouse and try a local plant shop, florist, or nursery! There are tons around the city that put a Memphis-twist on all things green.

Snapdragon Floral

Everbloom Design

Golden Hour

Terra Cotta Nursery

Flowers and More

Midtown Bramble and Bloom 

TCBnCo

Urban Earth

Gurley’s Plant Nursery

Country Gardens

Dabney Nursery

Clothing

Now’s a great time to thank the fashion-forward folks on your lists. No matter if they’re into colorful prints or minimalist staples, there are luxury and budget-friendly local shops to shop with this holiday season in Memphis.

Prima’s Bakery and Boutique – Shop Mucho 

Just Polly Boutique

Feelin Memphis 

J.McLaughlin

Stock and Belle

Mbabazi House of Style

The Ivory Closet

Silk N Honey Boutique

Turn Her Style

SACHI

Kids’ Clothing

You can’t do your Christmas shopping in Memphis without getting something for the whole family! Got a tiny tot on your list? Be sure to check out this stores for some seriously cute kids’ clothes!

 

London and York

Spoiled Sweet Boutique

Southern Lace Boutique

Cotton Tails Inc.

Porcelain Bunny

Books

We know you’ve probably got a bookworm or two on your list. If you’re keeping up with their Goodreads list, why not grab something they’re looking forward to reading? No list on hand? Stop by any of these local stores to pick up something they’re sure to love.

Novel

Burke’s Book Store

DeMoir Books and Things

Second Editions Book Store

South Main Book Juggler

 

Arts, Decor, and Crafts

That artsy person you’re shopping for would definitely love a new piece or two for their space. Or, perhaps, they need a couple of new art supplies to add to their collection! These spots have got everything you need and more.

 

Custom Art by Nat Cooper 

Ellywise Studios
Knowledge Tree

The Art Project

Me & Mrs. Jones

 

Tea and Coffee

Chances are someone in your life has sent you way too many coffee reels and TikToks. Get them off their phone and into a real life coffee shop or some products from one of Memphis’s local coffee roasters!

 

Crazy Gander Coffee Company

Otherlands Coffee Bar

My Cup of Tea

Comeback Coffee

Boycott Coffee

 

Jewelry

So you’ve got someone on your list who prefers to wear their art as opposed to hanging it up on their walls. No worries, there are plenty of local jewelry makers and artists who have got you covered. Check them out!

B. Sartain

LimeTree 

WildCraft Shoppe

The Faint of Heart

Cake Baby 901

901 Charm Boutique

 

Treats and Baked Goods

The holidays are all about the baked goods and there are no shortage of options in the 901. From cookies and cupcakes to whole pies and cakes, there are tons of bakeries that have delicious menu items. You should totally treat yourself with something too!

Sweet Noshings

Muddy’s Bake Shop

Primas Bakery and Boutique- RM Petit Cakes

17 Berkshire 

Miss Birdsong’s Sweet Tooth 

iPop Gourmet Popcorn 

Bluff Cakes 

Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies

Beale Sweets Sugar Shack

Shotwell Candy Co.

 

Misc. Ornaments and Gifts

Okay, so you’ve made it through the list and still haven’t found the perfect thing? Check out these shops for something extra special!

 

Art of Lindsey Jenks

Deanna Hamsley Artwork

Bone Spell Arts

Artwork by Dana Shoops

ARCHd

Bella Script Designs

You Might Also Be Interested In…

 

WAMM in Rotation: 5 Songs for March ’24

Memphis music is truly unstoppable. Each month welcomes more and more incredible new projects. Here are just 5 we’re highlighting […]

 

Femme Fatales of Memphis: Women-Owned Businesses Redefining Entrepreneurship in the Bluff City

Many women around the 901 are making a positive difference in the city. From unique stores to helpful organizations, there’s […]

 

On New Album “Temple Needs Water. Village Needs Peace,” Memphis Rapper Lukah Finds Peace Through Nature and Community

Story by Ezra Wheeler Photos by Shane Smith Lukah, the South Memphis rapper with a rapidly growing profile, seems to […]