Last-Minute Gifts for Christmas!

A few great ideas for last-minute gifting, Tennessee-style!


December is rapidly coming to a close, and with it: the crazy roller coaster ride that was 2017. Here on the blog, we’ve talked about all kinds of Tennessee fun this year. Most recently, we’ve discussed end-of-year finances, and some ways we love Tennessee Christmas. And now, Christmas is just one weekend away! For those of you who have squirreled away all your stocking stuffers, bought and wrapped gifts for your nearest and dearest, and made holiday treats until people thought your new perfume was chocolate and peppermint, we solute you with a white-gloved hand to a fuzzy red hat!


But for those of you (and us) still scrambling for those last-minute ideas, we found a few. Read on for ideas for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your nice list—with a Tennessee twist!

Lifestraw for The Smokies’ Hiker

This personal water filtration system lets you drink right from the source, while filtering out parasites and bacteria that can really ruin a nature excursion. It’s the perfect hiking accessory for the Smoky Mountains National Park lover in your life! It’s just the right size for one person to get the hydration they need out of a mountain stream. You can follow the above link to find this on Amazon, or you can swing on by your local outdoors outfitters to pick one up.

Throw in a sturdy water bottle, and there you go! The complete hydration gift package, and you can check the hiker off your list.

Muk-Luks for The Cabin Cuddler

You already know it can get awfully frosty this time of year in Tennessee! The coziest blanket won’t quite do the job when it comes to keeping chilly toes toasty warm. Choose slippers that are lined, with non-slip soles, and you can check off your favorite cocoa-drinking friend as they kick back and relax, nice and warm!


Layers and More Layers

For the power-shopper and Dollywood-lover in your world, lightweight layers are an absolute necessity. Tennessee weather can get pretty unpredictable; one day the high can reach the 60s in the winter, and plunge to a deep freeze before you can say, “Where’s my coat?” Dressing in layers means you can pull a Superman-style wardrobe change if it gets too hot, and you’ll be ready to defend against the cold again in no time. The above link takes you to long underwear, but thinner sweaters and fleece jackets are great layering options, too. Don’t forget to check your local stores for what they have in stock!

Made in Tennessee

Tennessee has always been home to some stellar craftsmen and women, with a work ethic to match their innovative spirit. What could be better for the Tennesseans on your list than stuff made right here in the Volunteer State? Check the link above for some great gift ideas. And, if you don’t think fine pewter, refined wines and award-winning chocolate sound like Tennessee natives, think again!



If you’d like a new home in sweet East Tennessee for the holidays, now’s the perfect time to browse