Amanda Ellis, Marketing Coordinator, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
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.
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 shopbagsy.com; 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 outlawdonkey.com; 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 colormuse.io, $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 rmjtactical.com; tools starting at $95, other accessories available to fit any budget.
For your Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange
With scents ranging from teakwood to java, you’re sure to find one you love.
Order at the-rustic-house.myshopify.com; 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 tnmoonshinecakes.com, 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 telife.org; 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 shuptrinestwistedproducts.com, 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 shuptrinesgallery.com 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.
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.