9 unique places to shop for gifts

Searching for extraordinary finds, and unexpected treasures to give during any festivity, is both invigorating and fun but can also be challenging! It’s not only the thrill of the hunt, but it’s also finding a rare and unique item, and giving it to someone you love. Sure, a department store during the holidays has it’s own buzz, but there’s nothing like finding a cool vintage item, or artistic oddity to give to someone you love, knowing that it was made with heart. Whether it’s rare, unique, different or junk, creating an experience of sentiment, is a gift that keeps on giving. When it matters most, give from the heart, not the pocket book, and if possible, avoid Made In China.


1. Acme Feed & Seed
Coolest place to go for unique Nashville finds!
Acme Feed & Seed created a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future.” This store offers the true ‘Nashville’ experience with a range of locally made products. You can find a gift for anyone.

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4. Portland Apothocary
Herbal remedies for holistic, seasonal  wellness. Portland Apothecary is a collaboration between two herbalists based on the healing traditions in both Western Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. If you have allergies, want to ditch OTC meds and just want to get back to basics, these chicks kick ass. Give the gift of good health!

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7. Castilleja Nashville
A lifestyle and home decor store owned by Grammy-Award winning song writer Liz Rose. Filled with vibrant and colorful home decor to make your home pop!


2. Flip Nashville 

Find great, gently used, designer product for him and her. One of the best consignment shops in town!

FLIP was founded on the principle that actions speak louder than words.  Since June of 2005 they have been working tirelessly to deliver two things great designer products and accessories at a great value and incredible integrity to their customers.



5. The ghostly store
Started in 1999 as a boutique label, today they are an internationally recognized platform working with the world’s best visual artists, designers, technologists, and musicians. Their store expanded to include vinyl accessories and clothing, digital prints and artwork and journals from Action Method along with LPs, CDs and cassettes.

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8. Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms is a sanctuary. A place for women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution. They are a community of survivors, advocates, employees, interns, volunteers, and friends from all across the world. Their mission teaches that love is the strongest force for change in the world.



3. Antique Archaeology 
For the dude in your life, this place kicks ass for unique, salvaged and repurposed goods. Definitely filled with cool factor, every piece is a found object and will take your gift-giving up several notches – sorry Home Depot, you’re no longer cool.

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6. Joey Roth
A kick ass artist who sees the world differently, and shares it with us through his design genius. Born in San Francisco, Joey grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Swarthmore with a BA in Industrial Design Theory. He currently resides in Portland creating some of the most unique, artistic objects, perfect for unique gift giving.

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9. Domino
A lifestyle and home decor store. Tons of unique, stylish finds for the home. Perfect for the mom, sister, or son-in-law, in your life.

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