Your INCubator Holiday Gift Guide

Amanda Ellis, Marketing Coordinator, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

Making your list and checking it twice? Our gift guide helps you support local businesses in our INCubator this festive season. It’s the best time of the year — now do some shopping.

For the fashion-conscious

Temperate designs and produces women’s clothing from sustainably sourced organic fabrics. Pieces are both stylish and comfortable, easy to wear season to season, year after year. 

Order at, or shop Warehouse Row’s Cardui Collective, pieces from $65.

Bagsy offers classic children’s clothing resale, with a well-curated children’s clothing selection, as well as samples and overrun from high-end children’s clothing manufacturers.

Check out; pieces start at $15.

OutlawDonkey provides effortless consignment within the outdoor apparel industry, promoting sustainable consumption and awareness of the product lifecycle. Brands include Marmot, The North Face, Patagonia and others.
Shop; items starting at $25.

For the DIYer

Variable’s Color Muse device and app helps users find color inspiration in the world around them by scanning and identifying colors. Color Muse then coordinates products and color palettes for you, no bulky color swatch wheels required.

For the fashion-conscious, Color Muse users can scan clothing to find matching accessories through Variable’s partnerships with Amazon, Dillard’s, Gucci, H&M, Target and other retailers.

Order at, $49.

For the outdoorsy

RMJ Tactical specializes in hand-forged tomahawks and knives, also offering various leather and metal arts products, tool accessories and apparel.

Shop; tools starting at $95, other accessories available to fit any budget.

For your Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange

Wondering what to buy for a coworker? Or that person on your list who has everything? Nearly everyone appreciates a candle, and The Rustic House is your go-to.

With scents ranging from teakwood to java, you’re sure to find one you love.

Order at; 8 oz. glass candles $21.99.

Secret Santa Tip

At the Chattanooga Chamber we set a $15 gift limit and our Secret Santa participants fill out a quick form listing a favorite scent, hobbies, etc. so their gifter doesn’t wander the INCubator – or the internet – confused.

For the foodie

Tennessee Moonshine Cakes bakes cakes flavored with Ole Smoky Tennessee White Lightnin’ Moonshine in lemon, chocolate chip, pumpkin caramel and chocolate thunder road.

Order and find a full list of retailers at, 17 oz. cakes $13.

TE Life makes turmeric beverages with all organic ingredients, including cocktail mixers and three varieties of tea: original (sweetened with honey), stevia sweet and unsweetened.

Shop at; tea products starting at $5.99.

The Shuptrine Group encompasses several brands including Shuptrine’s Twisted Products, offering an all-natural Appalachian based chowchow and marinade.

Available at area Ace Hardware stores and fine grocery stores including Dish T’Pass Grab & Go Cafe, or at, priced from $7.99.

For the art enthusiast

The Shuptrine Group’s Alan Shuptrine LLC offers original watercolor paintings by Alan Shuptrine displayed in handcrafted frames designed and created by the artist.

For more information visit or call 423-266-4453.

The INCubator displays 160 pieces of art throughout the 127,000-sq. foot building at no cost to local artists. Visitors are invited to peruse and purchase pieces from the collection.

Priced from $75.

Learn more about the amazing companies inside your INCubator here.

Tired of Black Friday madness?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only big holiday shopping days vying for your attention.

Small Business Saturday Nov. 27 encourages shopping small and local after the big-box store promotions of Black Friday.

Giving Tuesday Nov. 29 encourages us to give back to our favorite nonprofit organizations.

CausewayUnited Way and The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga harness the power of Giving Tuesday locally through CHAgives.  

Last year, CHAgives raised more than $106,000 for nearly 100 nonprofits in 24 hours. This year CHAgives hopes to double that number and collectively raise $250,000 for Chattanooga's nonprofit community.

You can help build momentum around CHAgives through social media (#CHAgives and #GivingTuesday) and marketing to encourage your organization's audience to donate to your cause on Giving Tuesday.

More information here.

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