Let’s spend our holiday dollars at home!
Invest in our community this holiday season. Use this guide to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and you’ll be supporting the local businesses that support Edible Memphis! Many items can be ordered online, so no need to navigate to Amazon this year!
Specialty Meats & Sides
Think beyond the turkey or ham this year with large-format meat offerings at Buster’s Butcher. Pick up your standing rib roasts, whole beef tenderloin, pork, veal, and lamb crown roasts from their skilled butchers. Better yet, get cooking tips from one of the chefs on staff. You’ll also find everything you need for the perfect family meal with their handy take-and-bake sides and custom charcuterie boards.
Shop in-store (199 South Highland).
Simple Syrup Gift Sets
Cane & Herb’s organic, small-batch simple syrups are handcrafted in Memphis. The syrups add herbaceous sweetness to drinks ranging from sweet tea to a cocktail—so they’re a perfect gift for just about anyone. This holiday season, they’re offering two gift sets, one with two 8-ounce bottles and another with three 4-ounce bottles. You can choose from 10 different flavors to create a personalized set for each person on your gift list.
Pre-order online or find at local holiday events.
Specialty Kitchen and Home Goods
City & State stands as more than just a coffee shop; it’s a vibrant community hub that pairs craft coffee with a wonderful retail store filled with uniquely curated goods. Stock up from a wide selection of high-quality spices, bar ware, home goods, gifts, and their own unique and super fun line of candles inspired by their specialty coffees. So whether you are headed to the office holiday party or simply ringing in the festive season at home, City & State has the perfect gift.
Shop in-store (2625 Broad Avenue) or online.
If it’s hard to choose just one Memphis delicacy to give, then give them all! City Tasting Box has curated specialty boxes perfect for the season. There’s a new limited-quantity, holiday-exclusive this year—the Sugar & Spice Box. It’s full of sweet chocolate and caramel treats, savory and salty snacks, and spiced seasonings, all locally made by Memphis-based food artisans. Their full line of themed boxes has something for everyone on your list. There are too many familiar Memphis brands to list them all, so head on over to the website!
Gift Subscription & Swag
Gift yourself or someone else with Edible Memphis’s quarterly magazine. The thoughtful, beautiful stories support local chefs, makers, farmers, and creatives. Subscribers help keep the magazine going and receive each issue in their own mailbox. In 2024, readers can look forward to the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Late Night issues. There’s also lots of Edible Memphis merchandise to choose from: aprons, tea towels, shopping bags, and stickers.
Year of Coffee
Tina Tatum recently purchased Ethnos Coffee and is merging it with her two popular Coffee Central shops. The merger of Ethnos and Coffee Central has resulted in the first 100 percent woman-owned roastery in Memphis. She’s extending a special offer to Edible Memphis readers—12 months of coffee for the price of 11. This Year of Coffee features 12 months of the roaster’s choice of single-origin coffees from around the world, delivered right to your door. With this one-of-a-kind selection, recipients experience a new flavor journey to savor each month.
Holiday Cheer Gift Box
The perfect gift for the cheese and charcuterie lovers on your list, the Holiday Cheer Gift Box includes an assortment of savory and sweet favorites like Feast & Graze’s signature Hot Honey Goat Dip and Foustman’s Cabernet Wine Pork Salami. You’ll also find Girl Meets Dirt Hot Damn Pepper Jam, Carr’s Table Water Crackers, and a wooden spreader. Their house-made maple herb walnuts round out the spread as the perfect topping or snack. It all arrives in a gift-ready holiday box. Available for local delivery and pickup beginning December 1.
Shop in-store (55 South Main Street, Suite 101) or online.
Something for Everyone
Feelin’ Memphis is your South Main one-stop shop for Christmas. This “lifestyle boutique” has a little bit of everything, including a whole lot of locally crafted items. Let the friendly staff point you in the right direction, or leisurely make your way through the many rooms inside. Look for the Christmas room in the back, stocked full of items for your home and under your tree. Owner Tawanda Pirtle (also co-owner of Jack Pirtle’s chicken) also offers picks for local foodies, including a variety of local barbecue sauces and a selection of My Cup of Tea specialty teas.
Shop in-store (509 South Main Street) or online.
Give the gift that keeps on sizzling. Our city’s oldest, most legendary prime steakhouse, Folk’s Folly delivers raw steaks to your doorstep overnight with all the instructions to prepare them just like they do. A shipment from Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe is a perfect last-minute option and is guaranteed to be a tasteful gift.
Shop in-store (551 South Mendenhall Road) or online.
South Front Street has been buzzing since the opening of Hive Bagel and Deli, which uses local, high-quality ingredients to make fresh bagels and baked goods. Owner Josh Steiner is a beekeeper, hence the name of the shop. His staff has curated a gift bag for the most discerning on your list. It’s filled with a honey spoon made by one of the baristas, their very own local honey, a Hive logo ball cap, house-spiced pecans, a house-made chocolate bar, and a half-dozen freshly made bagels.
Shop in-store (276 South Front Street, Suite 105).
Oh Grate wants to make your life a little easier with chef-quality home-cooked meals, delivered to your door or shipped anywhere you like! This is a great option for any day, everyday, and even holidays. (They have holiday favorites like green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and dressing.) Don’t pass up a chance to visit their darling flagship store in Collierville. There you’ll find their full line of breakfast and dinner meals, plus kitchen gadgets, party supplies, gifts, and even fresh flowers.
Shop online or in-store (2028 West Poplar Avenue, Suite 104)
The Original Toddy
It’s officially toddy season! Stock the bar—and your gift list—with this locally made spirit. Old Dominick’s long-lost Original Toddy was reverse engineered from a dusty bottle tucked away in a long-forgotten warehouse. It’s a blend of their signature high-rye bourbon with a carefully curated array of natural ingredients. It can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the star of a cocktail.
Pop’s Kernel offers a multitude of popcorn in two sizes (“selfish” and “share”) and three flavor profiles (salty, sweet, and savory). Pop on by to get a taste of their popcorn and radical inclusivity firsthand. Owner Timeko Davis-Wade is very intentional about making a space for everyone and employing high-functioning young adults with special needs. There’s nothing ordinary about this business.
Shop online or in-store (1770 North Germantown Parkway, Suite 1).
Ribs & More
Let Rendezvous send your favorite folks some barbecue for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for just sauce and seasoning or for a feast for a family, the Rendezvous has varying packages to fit every budget. Their unique Memphis-style ribs and pork shoulders are cooked in downtown Memphis and delivered straight to your family or friend’s doorstep. Overnight shipping is included in the price of each perishable box.
Shop online or call 888.HOGSFLY.
Breakfast Platters & Hot Cocoa Bars
Make the mornings a little sweeter this holiday season with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery. This year they are offering breakfast platters packed with giant cinnamon rolls, sausage pinwheels, and orange rolls to fuel the day. Add cheer to the office or to your child’s classroom with Sweet LaLa’s hot cocoa bar featuring hot cocoa, whipped cream, marshmallows, candy canes, and more. (Add your own Baileys for adult gatherings!)
Place orders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store (6150 Poplar Avenue, Suite 118).
Swag & Sweets
Voodoo Cafe has lots of fun, quirky merchandise and local art for you this holiday season. Purchase locally made voodoo mugs, koozies, and fun t-shirts that boast the cafe name and “Caffeine Vibes.” Whatever gift you choose, be sure to treat yourself to one of their signature coffees, like the award-winning Purple Haze, and an order of their tempting voodoo doll-shaped beignets available with various toppings.
Shop in-store (2780 Bartlett Boulevard).
Trifle Dessert Jars
Zandria Taylor works her magic inside the OtherFoods Kitchen. She makes a variety of trifle dessert jars for pickup three days a week. She can also ship them frozen anywhere in the United States. Imagine your fridge stocked with these cuties. You’ll be one step ahead for family dinners and get-togethers with friends. Or throw a party and add a little luxury. Flavors include the very popular strawberry cheesecake, double-stuffed, and turtle cheesecake trifle jars. And yes, she has a vegan option, too.