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10 Memphis Gift Ideas To Show Why You Choose901

Photo: Amanda Hill

The holidays are swiftly approaching! That means lights, trees, food, family, and the stress joy of finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. We know that finding the perfect present is not easy. No need to worry though, your friends at Choose901 have you covered! Here are some awesome Memphis-themed gift ideas that you can give to fellow Memphians or friends and family outside of the 901 to show them why Memphis is the place to call home.

Memphis Food

Central BBQ

Central BBQ, Photo: Amanda Hill

Got someone who is hard to buy for? Invest in a gift card to one of these local spots. You can also ship Central BBQ ribs or a whole host of other Memphis Flavor items to bring Memphis season(ing) greetings to anyone outside the 901.

Memphis Beer

GrowlerInSnow memphis made beer

Memphis Made Growler

Buy a growler and fill it up! By itself, this is an awesome gift for the beer lovers in your life, but take it to the next level by filling it up. Need it to keep a while? Fill a Crowler at Joe’s.

Memphis Apparel

Photo: Mo's Bows March of Dimes Special Edition Bow Tie

Mo’s Bows March of Dimes Special Edition Bow Tie

A Mo’s Bows bow tie is the perfect gift for dapper dressers. There are a lot of bow ties to choose from for adults and kids too, but if you buy the March of Dimes bow tie, 50% of the proceeds will go to the March of Dimes Memphis organization which aims to assist babies born prematurely. We also have a ton of awesome boutique shops around town full of great gear.

Grizz Gear


Grizz Candles from Five in One Social Club

Now would be a great time to buy Grizz swag like these candles from Five in One Social Club, and burn a few (many) for good luck. Growl Towels would also make a fantastic gift for any Grizz fan. You can find more ideas here.

Memphis State Throwbacks

Memphis State Hoodie at the Tiger Bookstore

Memphis State Hoodie at the Tiger Bookstore

Go retro with throwback Memphis State gear at the Tiger Bookstore to share your University of Memphis Tigers in football, basketball, and education.

Memphis Music

Photo: Amanda Hill

You could buy an Elvis Christmas album from Sun Studio or a Christmas from Soulsville album from Stax . But, you could also give vinyls or CDs created by other Memphis musicians such as BB King, Justin Timberlake, North Mississippi Allstars, John Paul Keith, and so many more from Shangri-La Records or Goner Records.

Memphis Coffee

Memphis Blend from Ugly Mug

Photo: Ugly Mug Coffee, Memphis Blend

Memphis has several places to purchase locally roasted coffee! Mix it up with locally crafted mugs by Paper & Clay for a unique touch.

Memphis Books


Looking for something to give your bookworm friends? These bookstores offer several books by local authors, including Memphis Type History. Several of these places also offer really cool coloring books made by local artists (like this one at Five in One).

Memphis Sweets

Love Pop Soda Shop

Photo: Claire Green

From the amazing creations at Dinstuhl’s Candy to unique Shotwell Caramels, Memphis offers a wide array of sweet treats you can ship to family and friends. Check out the freshly made popcorn from Sweet Noshings, hand-crafted chocolates from Phillip Ashley Chocolates, and unique soda from Love Pop Soda.

Memphis Gifts that Give Back

What gift ideas would you want to add? Let us know in the comments!

Check out our Memphis Holiday Guide for all the info on where to celebrate and when.

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