My Music City Marketplace Stocking
A few months ago, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp opened Music City Marketplace in the ground floor of the Regions Bank building in downtown Nashville. Created to support and recognize Nashville makers, the store is full of some amazing goods — from housewares to food items to jewelry to books — there is no way you could shop there and not find something for someone on your list!
Every year around this time, people start asking me for suggestions on where to purchase local made goods, so I’m happy to now be able to point them in the direction of this store where they’ll find one of the most extensive (and diverse) collections of local products I think I’ve seen anywhere in town.
Because of this, I was happy to oblige when Music City Marketplace reached out to me recently and asked me to participate in The Curated Stocking, a collection of stockings curated by local bloggers. Curious to see what I chose for my TN Textile Mill stocking? Just keep reading below.
You’ll notice that I tried to keep with the food/entertaining theme since, well, that’s kind of what I’m known for. And while not all of them will actually fit inside a stocking, many of them will. All of the items combined would make a pretty fantastic gift basket for someone special (if I do say so myself).
- Nashville Eats cookbook, $35.00 – This was the easiest pic of my entire collection, as I’ve owned a copy for over a year now, and I’ve even given copies as gifts in the past. Jennifer Justus is one of my favorite local food writers, and I love that she not only shares incredible recipes in this book, but also stories of Nashville’s history, people, and food.
- Soberdough Artisan Brew Bread Mix in Rosemary, $9.95 – As someone that has readily admitted in the past that I don’t really enjoy baking, I’m not embarrassed to tell you that this is my go-to bread for all occasions. It’s so simple to mix up and always garners rave reviews. The packaging is super cute too, so it makes a great hostess gift.
- TruBee Barrel Aged Honey, $14.99 – My house is never without honey, and I love this rich, smokey honey from TruBee. Always great with biscuits, but I think it would even be delicious with some Soberdough Bread, so why not buy both items and give as a gift set?!
- Goo Goo Clusters, $1.79 – Do I really need to explain this one? Yes, I work for the company, but honestly, I’d pick this chocolate confection even if I didn’t. I’ve been eating Goo Goos for pretty much my entire life, and nothing says “Nashville” more to me than a Goo Goo Cluster!
- Handmade Studio TN Cannister in White Lace Glaze, $80.00 – I had never seen any of Handmade Studios work until I visited the Music City Marketplace, and let me tell you, it was love at first sight. Their handmade ceramics are not only gorgeous, but also functional.
- Hummingbird Factory Nashville tea towel, $15.00 – These little tea towels are so cute that I had a tough time choosing just one.
- Paddywax 2oz. Apothecary Tin Candle in Amber & Smoke and Vetiver & Cardamom, $6.00 – You guys, I am obsessed with these candles and that says a lot as I don’t typically like scented candles. Heavily perfumed anything turns me off (fact: I never wear perfume!) but when I discovered Paddywax a few months ago, I changed my tune. Their scents are just really clean and interesting. These little tins would be perfect as stocking stuffers, but the store also has some other lovely larger ceramic candles that I’ll be purchasing for a few friends this holiday season.
Be sure to check out the other awesome Nashville bloggers that participated in The Curated Stocking with me, and follow Music City Marketplace on Instagram so you see what goodies they all chose for their stockings!
Laura Lea Goldberg of LLBalanced
Kelly Henderson of Velvet’s Edge
Landyn Hutchinson of Living With Landyn
Greta Hollar of GretaHollar.com
Mallory Ervin of MalloryErvin.com
Regions Building (corner of 4th and Commerce)
150 4th Avenue North, Suite G-250
Nashville, TN 37219
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Photo credits: Amy Richmond for all photos of me and my curated stocking picks, Darrin Dickerson for interior store photos.