Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00

Stone Fort Inn Downtown Chattanooga Holiday Gift Guide

blog1aIf you are staying at StoneFort for the holiday, you are at the perfect Chattanooga hotel for shopping the city's many great downtown boutiques, galleries, and shops for some amazing Christmas gifts. Chattanooga has a thriving art scene, and there's no shortage of amazing jewlery, paintings, clothing, accessories, sculptures, antiques, vintage wares, and collectables that will make a perfect one-of-a-kind gift. Many stores are within walking distance of StoneFort, or a short electric shuttle ride away to the North Shore or South Side. If you know someone who loves Chattanooga or requires a unique and thoughtful gift, a weekend getaway to StoneFort Inn is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a little fun yourself while knocking friends and family off your holiday shopping list.

Revival at Warehouse Row is full of unique pieces, like this vintage Mercury Glass Bottle, that someone on your Christmas list is sure to treasure. Just a few blocks from StoneFort Inn, it’s easy to stroll over and get lost in their amazing shop.

The Hart Gallery in the nearby Southside has amazing paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and accessories—and best of all their wares are made by homeless and non-traditional artists. The majority of the proceeds go to the artist, as well as a small portion that is donated to a “helping” organization selected by the artist. It’s a great way to combine holiday gift giving with holiday donations, all while finding beautiful pieces sure to please someone on Christmas morning.

This sweet dress is one of our favorites at Fredonia Provisions for Women, just a short walk from StoneFort. They have the best (and most affordably priced!) fashions and accessories in town. Find the perfect under $30 gift for coworkers, friends, and family, or fun stocking stuffers to help Santa out! You can also spoil yourself—pick out a fun outfit to wear for dinner at TerraMae!blog1f

A beautiful scarf by local maker Margaret Pate is more than just a fashion piece—they’re works of art printed on to fabric. Perfect with an ensemble or décor, there’s a pattern for everyone personality and style. You’re sure to knock several people off your list shopping Inks +Thread!

If there’s a music lover on your list, find his or her favorite album at Chad’s Record Shop, now located within Winder Binder gallery on the North Shore! They have a variety of vinyl and cassettes and are happy to geek out with you and find just what you need. Best of all, Winder Binder also features a wonderful selection of books and folk art by local authors!

Daniel Johnson is a prolific Chattanooga artist whose mixed media works are in many Chattanooga homes. His art can be found in a variety of galleries, including Winderbinder and Area51. His work has made its way to galleries in Atlanta and New York City. Pick out one of his paintings for someone special and they’ll have a little piece of Chattanooga to keep forever in their home!

Chocolates from the nearby Hot Chocolatier on the South Side are the perfect sweet treat to drop into stockings or small boxes to add in with other gifts. It’s a wonderful way to add a taste of Chattanooga to your loved ones’ holiday!

And of course, you can always purchase Stonefort Inn and TerraMae gift cards to give someone a fun and relaxing night out or weekend away!