2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

CRITTERS
 
You can find John Cannon Fine Arts in the Idea Hatchery at 5 Points. He offers painting classes to folks of all ages and skill levels, sells his artwork, and will commission a piece that’s perfect for your home. We East Nashvillians love our animals, so a pet portrait could make a purr-fect present for someone this holiday. Speak with John about his commission work. Spot sure would look good in acrylic, don’t you think?
Prices vary between individual commissions, so please
request a quote
1108-C Woodland St. 615.496.1259
 
Baxter Bailey & Company, a bowwow boutique, is great fur the mutt on your list. They offer quality items for high-class hounds. We love all their merchandise, but these Tiger Seamz toys are durable and adorable — they’re adurable! They’re seatbelt-seemed, mega-stuffed, and fitted with invincible squeakers for even the chompiest of cujos.
Owl - $10.99
Squirrel - $19.99
1006 Fatherland St. #101A 800.535.8184
 
Nobody likes the smell of a wet dog, nobody. For someone flustered by bathing their fur balls, Cloud 9 Mobile Grooming has them covered. The mobile pet grooming service comes to their clients, so forget about those anxiety-filled trips to the groomer. The hours spent cleaning up after a bath catastrophe can be a thing of the past. We think a gift certificate from Cloud 9 Mobile Grooming would be the perfect present to the animal lover on your list. It will have some tails a waggin’.
Services starting at $65
615.351.8473 cloud9mobliegrooming.com
 
 
PAMPER
 
O.liv Body Bar has everyone’s pampering needs covered. Organic facials, massages, mud baths, soaks, scrubs, and soaps — they have it all. They’re East Nashville transplants, but we are SO happy they made the move. We think a jar of their house-made clay mask would make a fantastic present. Their face will thank you later. 
Going Green- $24
Tickled Pink - $24 
Moroccan - $28
922 Main St. Suite C. 615.750.3701
 
Music City Healing Arts takes a unique holistic approach to massage and wellness in general. Owner Jillian Reed specializes in Thai Yoga massages, acupressure, and reflexology. Reed isn’t your typical massage therapist, and she can guarantee customized service suitable for anyone on your list. So whatever the needs of that special someone might be, you can let them decide by picking up a customized gift certificate from Music City Healing Arts today.
Services starting at $50
801 Woodland St. 
615.243.6068
 
 
NEW MOM
 
PONY SHOW East Nashville has strokes for all kinda folks: adults and tots. Of course we love anything that represents the East Side so these onesies were a MUST for our gift guide. “Some Bunny” onsies and kids tees are America made products printed on 100 percent organic cotton with environmentally friendly ink. Onesies come in sizes 3-24 months. Kid tees available in sizes 2-6. Matching mama tees are printed on organic bamboo. 
Some Bunny onesies & kid tees - $32
Some Bunny ladies t-shirt - $44
723 Porter Road
Instagram@ponyshownashville 
ponyshownashville.com
 
Smile Mommy! Diaper Service services the dirty baby bottoms of East Nashville and beyond. They’re the only cloth diaper service in town, providing delivery and pickup of 100 percent cloth diapers, plus all the needed accouterment, right to your door. Weekly pickup makes for happy babies and even happier parents. This year we are loving these punny onesies: “POOP it happens” and “Change Me.” They are adorable for any diaper-donning babe on your list. The onesies, from Rabbit Skins, are 100 percent cotton with easy-tear labels to keep that sensitive baby skin smooth. Available in sizes 6 to 24 months.
Onesies - $15
615.810.9113 smilemommy.com
 
 
SWEET TOOTH
 
Divine Art Café serves toffee with a mission. They’ve been making toffee for sometime, but the café is relatively new to the East Side. This candy stop is a nonprofit that gives back to the community by employing individuals in recovery, the disabled, and the elderly. Visit the café for breakfast or lunch and pick up a few boxes of this delicious sticky stuff. They have some mouth-watering flavors to choose from: butterscotch, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and coconut. You can buy this gift knowing that it goes right back into helping at-need individuals in your community.
Box of toffee - $12 each
604 Gallatin Ave. Suite 109 615.953.1325
 
Sweets for a sweetheart? Or maybe just that coworker you have no clue what to get. Nashville Sweets will help lay it on thick with their scrumptious selection of sugary goodness. They specialize in custom cakes, cookies, cake pops, and many more dessert treats. We love their adorable designs. They’re so cute you could just eat ’em up. If a sugar fix is on your list, snag up some of these freshly made, hand-painted sugar cookies or cake pops, available in perfectly festive designs. Cake pops come in half-dozen gift boxes or go full monty with an entire dozen in a standup gift arrangement.
Cake pop gift 
arrangement (12) - $30, half dozen - $15
Hand painted sugar cookies - $6 each
803 Woodland St. 615.707.2832
 
 
HER
 
In the heart of 5 Points you’ll find Art and Invention Gallery. They’ve been around for years and they’re behind the beloved Tomato Art Fest. Art and Invention offers a huge selection of artistic styles and price ranges in fine art, crafts, original furniture, and jewelry — fit for any size budget. They have several beautiful pieces from jeweler Leah McIntyre; just gawk at this Druzy crystal necklace with labradorite beads.
Leah McIntyre necklaces 
from $64-208
1106 Woodland St. 615.226.2070 
 
Ladies love the outdoors, too. Davidson Farmers Co-Op  has an array of supplies for those who’d rather spend their time breathing in the fresh fall air. They have a selection of ladies Under Armour gear to keep everyone warm and stylish when the temps start to drop this season. Pick up a piece to keep the women on your list warm this year.
Please visit the Co-Op for prices and selection
3511 Dickerson Pike 615.860.4774
 
 
We are obsessed with East Nashvillian Merry Beth Myrick’s jewelry — as you can probably tell since she’s our “Artist in Profile” for this issue. Merry Beth Myrick Designs is a hand forged, uniquely sophisticated line of timeless jewelry with a strong emphasis on individuality, originality, quality construction, and American sourcing, all produced right here on the East Side. She names the pieces after family members (including ones of the canine variety), making this unique work even more personal.
Molly Earrings - $176
Betty Necklace - $310
 
merrybethm@gmail.com
Instagram & Facebook
@Merry Beth Myrick Designs
 
This gift allows you to say, “You’re glowing.” Glow Skincare has every lady’s facial needs covered, including facials, waxing, laser treatment, injectables, and more. Grab a gift certificate and let the lady on your list choose just what she needs. They will have some special offers available between now and the holiday, so call ’em up to see what kind of deal they can cut you.
Gift certificates starting at $20
1013 Fatherland St. 615.226.4627
 
Riverside Village Pharmacy has more than just your prescriptions. They’ve got the charming vibe of an old-timey drug store with an assortment of local goodies and that aspirin you stopped there for in the first place. 
 
For the health-conscious chick, check out their stocked supply of holistic supplements, providing a little bit of everything — from everyday vitamins to the more specific needs like cold busters and energy boosters.
 
Riverside also carries the Hello Soap line of all-natural soaps, scrubs, and salves. Both all natural and locally made, these will have any lady on your list singing in the shower.
Hello Soap - $4.25-16.99
Holistic products - $7.99-18.99
1406 McGavock Pike 615.650.4444
 
 
HIM
 
At Davidson Farmers Co-Op you can probably find a boatload of gifts for the guys on your list, but these Orca coolers are extra cool for any outdoorsmen. They have heat/cold retention technology and come with a lifetime warranty. Plus, they come in plenty of different sizes, so estimate the number of beers he’ll need to fit in it and go from there. We also think Orca’s coffee mugs and tumblers are a great add-on or stocking stuffer, to keep that hot cocoa or coffee piping hot.
Please visit the Co-Op for prices and selection
3511 Dickerson Pike 615.860.4774
 
Hunter’s Custom Automotive has been in the vehicle biz for over 45 years now. They are the perfect spot for the car fanatic on your list. They have grills, guards, gears, rims, tinting, and more. They have over 5,000 items spanning the full gamut of supplies to supe up anyone’s whip. The Trifecta Soft Folding Tonneau Cover is a great buy for the truck driver. This truck bed cover guarantees easy installation, durability, and is spring loaded for easy opening and closing. It is custom-sized for any pickup, so PICK UP yours today.
Tonneau - $339 with installation
975 Main St. 615.227.6584 
 
 
Cumberland Hardware is East Nashville’s charming neighborhood tool shop in the heart of 5 Points. They have any screw, nut, or bolt you could ever wish for, sold with a heavy dose of hometown charm. Plus, we love that you get to visit with their friendly shop cats (you’ve probably seen them bathing in the sun in the storefront windows). Everyone needs to stay warm during these brutal winter months, so let someone on your list cozy up with this Homebasix Vertical Infrared Quartz Heater. It’s a sturdy hot spot with thermal overload protection and the tip-over safety feature.
Heater - $94.99
1018 Woodland St. 615.227.1240 
 
For the classy stogie smoker on your list, East Nashville’s premier cigar shop Smokers Abbey has everything you need. They have all the necessary gadgets and doo-dads for the cigar enthusiast. This fine East Nashville tobacconist has a full setup for the selective smoker; we recommend this bundle: a portable humidor, lighter, and a quartet of velvety cigars. Make their gift go up in smoke. 
Humidor - $21
Lighter - $13
604 Gallatin Ave. #102. 615.678.8458
 
 
ROCK STAR
 
Shopping for a music lover? You must stop by Fanny’s House of Music (the name makes that obvious, right?). Fanny’s has plenty of strummin’ instruments for the pickers and grinners, plus tons of vintage goodies. We can’t get over their spectacular screen-printed tees. Any rock star must own one of these stylish tops if they ever expect to make it on the Ryman stage. Show Fanny’s some love by snagging one of these beauts. They’re locally designed by Scott Guion and printed by Friendly Artic. Extra soft, and available in all sizes.
T-shirts - $20
1101 Holly St. 615.750.5746
 
Another Nashville staple, the Country Music Hall of Fame, is a quintessential stop in our city. But since you can’t fit the museum in a box under the tree, take the next best thing and grab some swag from the CMHF shop, Circa. 
 
Every young rock star needs a Fender lunch box: just fill it with some sweet tea, Nashville hot chicken, and Goo Goo Clusters. 
 
The Country greats looked even greater in person, but these shirts will have to do for a gift. Check out Circa’s awesome selection of t-shirts featuring music legends, like this Graham Parson’s pick.
 
And last but not least, you can’t go wrong with this killer cowgirl scarf. Seriously — what’s not to love?. 
Fender Lunchbox - $14.95
Graham Parson’s T-shirt - $45
Cowgirl Scarf - $14.95
222 5th Ave. S. 615.416.2001
 
Delgado Guitars is a family-run, handmade guitar business. Manuel Delgado, a third generation guitar guru, now runs the show. Every instrument is uniquely customized and one-of-a-kind. You won’t find another place like Delgado, which is why we think they have the perfect gift for the rocksmith this year. They have all your needs covered, be it new instruments, accessories, or repairs — they do it all. However, for this guide we’re highlighting something basic that every player needs. Check out Delgado’s selection of awesome straps, perfect to gussy up any ole guitar. Also of note, Delgado is offering free installation on electric pickups purchased in store through the New Year.
Guitar straps - $19.95
(while supplies last)
Free installation on pickups purchased in store. 
Offer good though 1/1/16
919 Gallatin Ave. #10 615.227.4578
 
If you’re a local, we don’t have to explain what Hatch Show Print is all about, you just know. For the music lover, pick up one of the classic Hatch poster prints, a tote bag (everybody needs one), or a coffee mug — or all three! It is such a uniquely Nashville gift we recommend these items for everyone, rock star or not.
Tote bag - $25
Coffee mug - $9.95
224 5th Ave S. 615.256.2805
 
Hey, Swashbuckling Santas, you’ve got to add this CD to your holiday jam mix. Landlocked resident East Nashville pirates Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers have released an album to bring you all kinds of seasonal seafaring cheer. “A Pirate’s Christmas” will be the best (and only, we’re assuming) pirate Christmas album you’ll own. It has 11 tracks to shiver ye’ timbers — including a piratical reimagining of “The Night Before Christmas.” Walk the plank, shoppers. Order your copy online; these pirates offer discounts for multiple copies. Don’t worry, they accept payments other than gold.
CD - $15
tommason.net
 
HOMESTEAD
 
All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Co. is a prime spot for all all kinds of gifts for all kinds of folks. They offer organic gardening and home brewing products that are earth-friendly and dedicated to environmental preservation. 
The home-brewer on your list might enjoy Ricki’s Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit. Recipes and supplies include enough to make 30 1-pound batches. Now that’s a cheesy gift.
 
On the green front, All Seasons has a stylish Ragna Hanging Planter, which comes with a 22-inch cable for hanging from any nook or cranny. You can even buy them preplanted and ready to go. We’re also green about their Terrarium Combo Spheres — perfect for low maintenance moss and air plant designs. The folks at All Seasons will help you get it planted and throw in some twine for hanging.
Cheese making kit - $25.99
The Ragna Hanging plant - $39
Terrarium Sphere - $17.99
924 8th Ave. S. 615.214.5465
 
Wallpaper & Designer Home Consignments has the most diverse selection of wallpaper in the city (hence the name) and a vast selection of home décor items, with the variety to fit any feng shui you’ve got going on. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite items, with a range in price depending on for whom you’re purchasing.
These Trapp candles have high-quality fragrances and are an easy gift pick. Candles are always a safe bet for that not-so-easy-to-shop-for someone.
 
Now this Drexel Mid-Century Hutch is a gorgeous addition to any home. We all know how “in” mid-century furniture is these days. Santa can’t fit this one down the chimney.
Drexel Midcentury - $1,888
Trapp Candles - $25 - 45
 Spray - $15
3701 Gallatin Pike 615.292.7590
 
Visiting City Winery Nashville is an experience.  The space is unique: a fully functioning winery, a fine dining restaurant, and a music venue. For the wine lover this year, pick up a bottle of Roundabout Red or Two Rivers Chardonnay from their reserves. Add a Vinofile membership for VIP perks at the venue. It’s the kind of present that warms you from the inside out.
$23 per bottle
609 Lafayette St. 615.324.1010 
 
Otto’s Framing Co. is on call for all your framing needs. They will build custom frames tailored to your size, style, and budget. But they’re not only about square frames; they made our gift guide for their unique wood cutting boards. This checkerboard chopping block is made from local Tennessee walnut and maple wood and finished with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. It’s the perfect, unique edition to any kitchen.
Cutting board - $110
615.861.9663 ottosframes.com
 
Davidson Farmers Co-Op has been around for over half a century, all the while proffering supplies for all of your gardening, farming, and home project needs. If you’re shopping for a green thumb, some Botanical Interest seeds would make a great present for the urban gardener. Plus, when it’s harvest time you can invite yourself over for dinner without seeming rude.
See the store for details
3511 Dickerson Pike 615.860.4774
 
Contrary to the name, there are no gifts of the equestrian variety at PONY SHOW East Nashville, but you will find oodles of interesting, locally made items and vintage finds. For that friend always blaming all their problems on Mercury Retrograde, Pony Show has a beautiful 2016 moon magic lunar calendar. Each is individually printed, numbered, signed, and embellished with gold detail. The print features the moon detail for each day of the year, plus all the important cosmic happenings listed on the side. To take this astrological gift a step further, you could pick up one of their Gold Dust moon cycle tees; printed with environmentally friendly ink on American-made, enzyme-washed tees. The stars will thank you.
2016 lunar calendar - $18
Gold Dust moon cycle
ladies t-shirt - $44
723 Porter Rd.
Instagram @ponyshownashville 
ponyshownashville.com
 
Abode Mercantile is a petite little shop with an all-too fitting name, located in the Shoppes on Fatherland. They specialize in locally made and crafted gourmet foods, homewares, and other great assorted gift items. They’ve got some great bath products to warm and soothe those winter-chilled bones. Pick up some Soak bath salts, soaps, and scrubs — polish off the gift with their body cream. Added plus: they’re usually serving hot coffee or cocoa to warm those winter fingers while you shop.
    Soak Bath Salts - $15.99
    Soak Shea Butter Cream - $9.99
    Soak Natural Soap Bar - $8.49
1006 Fatherland St. #102A 800.535.8184
 
 
READER
 
Defunct Books is new to East Nashville, 
so help welcome them on the scene this holiday season. Defunct specializes in used, out-of-print, rare, and collectible books. They’re buyers, sellers, and traders, which is good for everyone. We drooled over their gorgeous vintage collection of Tolkien. Along with signed collectables and rare 1st editions, one of these bounded beauties would make a lovely present for the discerning bookworm/collector on your list.
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner, 1st edition - $125
Hockey Tonk (signed by players 
on the team) - $35
Lord of the Rings trilogy (including 1st U.S. edition of The Return of the King) by J. R. R. Tolkien - $1,000
118 S. 11th St. 615.928.8963
 
 
HOMESTEAD
 
Fat Crow Press — the home base of artist Julie Sola — can absolutely guarantee a one-of-kind gift, literally. Each one of her linoleum and woodcut prints is slightly different. She has all sorts of handmade items featuring her designs, including lamps, pillows, puppets, fabrics, prints, and more. These precious tea towels will stand out in any kitchen.
Tea Towel - $20 each
1108 Woodland St. Unit D 615.364.1567
 
Thrive, a “store with a cause,” is a special little stop on your shopping trail. They offer a fresh take on things, selling only sustainable, fair trade, and organic products. You can find a menagerie of present picks at Thrive — home items, accessories, essential oils, and more. Thrive’s own line of products offers some great options for gifts; check out their soaps and essential oils below. We also dig their rose water spray.
Citrus Lavender Soap - $4.99
Thrive Oils - $9.99
1100 Fatherland St #107
615.944.1534
 
Nest 615 is as the name says, a treasure trove nest of sorts. They stock antique furniture, plus plenty of vintage odds and ends, including jewelry, housewares, and more. This cute little shop is charmer and we assure you will find some uncommon and distinct gifts, including this vintage decorative hanging picture. And while you’re there, check out these unique button rings — they might be just the thing to finish out your shoppping list.
Hanging picture - $8
Button rings -$10
1110 Gallatin Ave. 615.873.4314
 
 
CREATIVE
 
Nashville Repertory Theatre brings Nashville amazing plays that captivate audiences all year long. Their seasons are filled with creative shows that inspire and engage the community through live theatre. Buy someone on your list tickets to an upcoming show of “A Christmas Story” while you still can. It’s not a Red Ryder BB Gun, but this gift won’t shoot your eye out either.
Tickets start at $25
505 Deaderick St. 615.244.4878
 
We think giving the gift of music, in Music City, is the perfect idea. The Nashville Symphony offers gift cards in any denomination; they can be used toward concert tickets, drinks at the bar, or shopping in the Symphony Store. Purchase yours at the Schermerhorn, by phone, or on their website.
Gift card
1 Symphony Place 615.337.6398
 
Take someone to OZ this holiday season. OZ Arts Nashville is our city’s unique destination for experiencing unique contemporary visual and performing art. Choose to give someone the gift of an OZ membership this year and they will have access to free admission to select programs, a free ticket to a visiting artist season performance, special invitations to Take OZ-only events, and more. Oh yeah, and you get a free T-shirt with each membership.
Take OZ membership: $100, 
T-shirt included
Email membership@ozartsnashville.org or call 615.350.7200 to purchase. 6172 Cockrill 
Bend Circle.