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 local makers at the same time. We’ve also got a few holiday experiences, catering options, and event venues for you.
Afternoon tea at 17B! For the person on your list who has everything, give them the experience of afternoon tea. Each tea includes tea sandwiches, scones, and assorted petit pastries. A pot of tea per couple is served. An abbreviated children’s tea is offered too, and hot chocolate may be substituted for tea, if desired. Give a gift certificate or make a reservation online for you and a friend.
$40 for adults, $30 for children
Shop online or in-store (2094 Trimble Place).
Have your party at Prime this holiday season! Bringing a large group for a dinner party? 117 Prime offers a prix fixe menu that can be adapted for your group. Belle Tavern, Prime’s downtown sister restaurant, offers party options including private party happy hours, private buyout hours, and private tasting hours that include drinks, demos, and butcher’s platters. And the spirit and wine options at each location are second to none. Whether you choose fine dining at 117 Prime or a fun tasting at Belle Tavern, you can customize the experience to fit your group.
Learn more online, email email@example.com, or call 901.433.9851.
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 3.4-ounce travel-sized bottles. You can choose from 10 different flavors to create a personalized set for each person on your gift list.
$35 per box.
Pre-order online or find at local holiday events.
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. A few of our favorites – the Official Memphis Travel Box, the Support Local Box, and the Majority Box. Inside you’ll find a blend of packaged goods from famed Memphis restaurants, local food artisans, and more. There are too many familiar Memphis brands to list them all, so head on over to the website!
$74.99, $79.99, $84.99
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 mailbox. In 2023, readers can look forward to the Fresh Start, Coffee, Black-Owned Business, and Farms issues. And new for this year’s holiday season: a very limited run of Edible Memphis merchandise! Choose from aprons, tea towels, shopping bags, and stickers. Visit the Edible Memphis team at the Memphis Farmers Market (December 10) and Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market (December 17) holiday markets to snag some before they’re gone for yourself and your favorite foodie!
Shop online for subscriptions. (The recipient will receive their first issue in January with a handwritten note packaged in a festive envelope.) Shop the Memphis Farmers Market (December 10) and Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market (December 17) for merchandise.
Christmas Blend Coffee
This season, sit back and sip on Cotton Headed Ninny-Muggins. This delicious Christmas blend from Ethnos Coffee Roasters takes its name from Elf, one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. Ethnos is a fourth wave clean air roaster dedicated to magnifying people and farmers. Bags are whole bean and ready to ship—a tasty, easy gift for out-of-town friends and family. Use “ediblememphis” at checkout to save $5.
$8 for 4 ounces, $20 for 12 ounces, $110 for 5 pounds
Grazing Boxes & Tables
The best part of holiday parties is the food. So make it easier and more delicious than ever with a grazing board from Feast & Graze. They create stunningly designed grazing boxes and tables for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for an individual charcuterie box for a night at home or need a whole grazing table for an event, Feast & Graze has you covered. And they offer free delivery throughout Shelby County.
There’s nothing like a Memphis classic to keep your holiday table full and your guests extra happy this season. Humphrey’s, your one-stop shop for prime cuts and Folk’s Folly menu favorites, provides various Prime Packs available for same-day local delivery or overnight shipping nationwide. Fresh, not frozen.
Shop online or in-store (551 South Mendenhall Road).
Cheese lover in your life? Head to Greys Fine Cheese & Entertaining. Each month’s selection from Greys Cheese Club includes cheeses plus a few accoutrements, like jams, spreads, charcuterie, or novelty items; choose from 3-month and 6-month options, with pick-up or delivery. Another holiday option is the 12 Days of Cheesemas. Recipients will receive 12 cheeses and an advent calendar indicating which cheese to eat each day. Or give someone a great introduction to cheese with the Greys Cheese Box, which includes cheese, charcuterie, crackers, a cheese log, cheese knife and Anne Saxelby’s The New Rules of Cheese book.
Shop online or in-store (709 South Mendenhall Road).
Home Place Bundles
A tasty, ethical, and hearty Christmas is in store when you buy a Home Place Pastures bundle! This farm in Como, Mississippi, is committed to the humane treatment of their animals, the stewardship of the land, and the health of their community. After 150 years of family farming, their latest chapter includes a farm store and restaurant, a CSA, direct shipping, and holiday bundles to showcase their pasture-raised meats. Try the Home Place Gift Pack for a variety of cuts or send the grillers in your life a Grass Fed Steak Trio.
Shop online or in-store (1630 Home Place Road, Como, MS).
Gift Cards, Holiday Catering, Merch Packs
Inspire Community Cafe’s mission is to create meaningful, living-wage jobs, healthy and delicious food, and a gathering place for local change makers to connect and collaborate for a more just and compassionate community. They have big plans for the holidays, with many offerings for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Give gift cards, order catering from their full menu for holiday gatherings and dinners, rent their fun restaurant space for events and catered meals, and buy some great swag to show off your support for this incredible family business.
Shop online or in-store (510 Tillman Street, Suite 110).
Give the gift of Kaye’s Pints & Scoops and surprise your friends and family with months of ice cream delivered straight to their door. Join Kaye’s Pint Club and get or give three pints of Kaye’s Ice Cream delivered to the ice cream lover in your life. Select from a 3-month or 6-month pint pack. Pint packs will be curated monthly and can include classic flavors, signature flavors, or flavors of the month.
$90 for 3 months, $162 for 6 months
Looking for a place to celebrate with a small group of friends, family, or coworkers? Visit the Miracle Pop-Up at The Liquor Store! Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally developed cocktails, and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. And the best part? At the Liquor Store, you can satisfy your pancake-cocktail combo cravings at breakfast, lunch, or dinner! And if someone in your group is in a hurry, they can grab a cocktail to-go.
Visit the restaurant (2655 Broad Avenue).
Pottery & More
Complete your own holiday table—or your holiday shopping—with beautiful and functional pottery from Paper & Clay! Start your collection with handmade plates. Then finish the look with platters, bowls, mugs, candle holders, butter dishes, garlic plates, vases, vessels, napkin holders, and more. Everything is made on-site at the store on South Main. You’ll also find tons of fun items beyond pottery. It’s the perfect place to buy yourself something nice and pick up a few gifts!
Shop online or in-store (525 South Main Street).
Chocolate Novelty Items
The Paper Sack started with a mother and daughter cooking Chocolate Peanut Clusters together in the kitchen one Christmas. Now that daughter ships chocolate treats across the country. The 25 Days of Sweet Bites Advent calendar lets the recipient enjoy a treat every day leading up to Christmas. And with the Large Treat Box, you can build your own customized box of goodies to give away or enjoy yourself.
Platters & Private Dinners
When you’ve planned the party but need someone else to provide the food, Poke Paradise 901 has you covered. Poke Paradise can provide catering and platters for your home or event space. Or you can bring their food truck to your special event. Choose from options like sushi, nigiri, sashimi, poke bowls, and even sushi burritos! Or for a special treat, hire Chef Jimmy Sinh (aka Sushi Jimmi) to provide a high-end private dinner. Options include sushi and hibachi, but Sushi Jimmi will work with you to create just the evening you want. No job is too big or too small—and he even travels!
Call or text 901.604.0058.
Ribs & More
Let Rendezvous send your favorite folks some BBQ for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for just sauce and seasoning or for a BBQ 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 doorstep. Overnight shipping is included in the price of each perishable box.
Shop online or call 888.HOGSFLY.
If you’ve had the cookies and other baked goods from Ricki’s Cookie Corner, you know they’re something special! Want to share that deliciousness with someone too far away to visit over the holidays? Have Ricki’s ship their Holiday Gift Tin with assorted round cookies and Ricki’s signature Chipsticks. The tins are available in 1-pound (16 cookies), 2-pound (32 cookies), and 3-pound (48 cookies) options.
$21, $31.50, $50
Macaron Gift Sets
The Sift Bakery specializes in creating unique colors and designs, along with one-of-a-kind macaron flavors. Have someone on your gifting list with special dietary needs? The Sift Bakery offers plenty of gluten-free options, and vegan options too. Their holiday gift set includes three macarons—gingerbread, crème brûlée, and mint chocolate. They make a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list! Or visit the store to choose your own combination of flavors.
Shop in-store (7509 Poplar Avenue, Suite 103).
Bakery Gift Sets
Sweet LaLa’s is working to “make life sweeter one treat at a time.” You can share a fun sampling of those treats with the 901 Sweets Box. It includes toffee and popcorn from Bluff City Toffee (which helps fuel the mission of and provide employment for Madonna Learning Center, a local organization that supports people with special needs and their families), two flavors of Shotwell Candy Co.’s caramels, Sweet Lala’s Krispy Treats, and Sweet Lala’s Marshmallow Poppers. And, of course, you can always pop in to the store to choose sweets for your holiday gatherings.
Shop online or in-store (6150 Poplar Avenue, Suite 118).
Coffee Gift Sets
Wondering what to get the coffee lover in your life? Look no further than gift sets from Vice Annex—Vice & Virtue Coffee’s specialty coffee retail store. For the holidays, they’ve curated seven different sets, including the Vice & Virtue Fan, a whole bean coffee sample box of three coffees. With the Coffee Pro set, you can gift a pour-over set that includes a scale, Hario V60 dripper and range server, and Fake Humble coffee. The Coffee Merch Nerd includes a Vice & Virtue t-shirt and mug. The store will also feature a variety of staff-pick gifts, and gift wrapping is available on request.
Shop in-store (486 North Hollywood Street).
Voodoo Cafe Swag & Coffee
Voodoo Cafe is known for their iced Vietnamese coffee and specialty beignets—but they have lots of fun, quirky merchandise to go along with that! Pop inside to buy travel mugs in a rainbow of colors. You’ll also find locally made voodoo mugs. T-shirts boast “Super High Octane 901 Caffiend.” And, whatever gift you choose, be sure to treat yourself to one of their signature drinks like the Iced Bonboncita!
Shop in-store (2780 Bartlett Boulevard).