2023 Urbaanite Nashville Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays to you! We here at Urbaanite are looking forward to spreading holiday cheer with thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts! Here’s your yearly list of local Nashville goods by African-American artisans, businesses and creatives to get you in a giving (or getting!) mood.

For Everyone

Icy Whites by EPG Homegoods:  Nashville’s Renaissance woman Tatiana is back with another one, a unique must-have candle for this season Icy Whites. Whether you call them Harlems, Uptowns, NYCs, Air Force 1s, Icy Whites or something else; they are definitely a staple in the sneaker culture. In this case they’re the Icy Whites. $65 – Eye Piss Glitter

Hydrobag by paperKuts Studio:From the local paper brand, paperKuts is a cool new go-to bag everyone can grab this holiday season. $56 – paperKuts Studio

PVC Bucket Hat by Prepline: A great looking bucket hat guided by the principle, because of the generations [lineage] before us,” we are able to produce a brand that celebrates what can be achieved through preparation is what this local Nashville apparel brand is inspired by. $25 – Prepline Urban Apparel

Yeji Heirloom Mudcloth Jacket by Threads by Dreads: Coming to you straight from the motherland by the creative mind of founder Christina Atofey, the jacket is a timeless piece designed as a mashup with Mali 🇲🇱 x Ghana 🇬🇭.  $300 – Threads by Dreads

Blurred Lines Dress by Slim Pickings Boutique: Get all dolled up with this dress from Slim Pickings Boutique. $30 Slimpickings Boutique

Made from Scratch: Finding Success Without a Recipe: Gift the book from Nashville cupcake success founder Mignon Francois, Made from Scratch: Finding Success Without a Recipe. Mignon shares her story of climbing out of a life of continuous upsets, struggle, and lack to building a legacy that would bless her and future generations. $24.99 – The Cupcake Collection

Ficus Teneke Plant by TN Tropicals: A favorite from TN Tropicals founder, this plant has gorgeous leaves with wide white margins complimented but silver streaks and a pink undertone. A great gift for any plant lovers or newbie. $20 – TN Tropicals

Coa Coa by Art by Rhonda: Purchase this powerful piece of art by local artist Rhonda Shaw for their perfect access to your wall.celebrate the holidays with a paint party with The Moving Canvas. Gather all of your favorite people and have a time!
$200 –Art by Rhonda


For Your Mental Health + Wellness 


The Holiday Relaxation Bundle by The Mellow Bar:  An ultimate self-care bundle from The Mellow Bar, including Moisturizing Body Butter, Hydrating Body Oil w/ dropper, Mini Glass Roll On, Jar Cooling Peppermint Bath Soak, Bar of Oats*Milk*Honey Soap (Fragrance Free), Wooden Soap Dish, Wooden Nail Brush, Massage Hair Brush, Reusable Mellow Bar Cotton Bag. $50 – The Mellow Bar

Gift Card to the Pink Room:  Give the gift of skin-care from the Pink Room from facials to corrective skin care services and and more Prices vary – The Pink Room

Luxury Herbal Salts Variety Pack: Indulgle in these salts for self-care from LVNDR Essentials to give the gift of self-care. $35 – ichooselavender.com 

Self-Care Affirmation T-shirt by Embodied Apparel: Gift this special t-shirt by Embodied Apparel, a social advocacy brand that expresses the passions of the Black community. Let the words speak to you in your everyday journey. $25 – Embodied Apparel

Seasonal fragrance oils by Hunnee B’z – Give the gift of pampering, relaxation, and beautiful nails!
Starting at $11 – Hunnee B’z

Luxury Room Spray by The Black Candle: Handcrafted sprays in Nashville, TN from the safest and cleanest ingredients with powerful scents including, Black Excellence, Black Man, Black Woman and Black Moscato to name a few. $10 – The Black Candle Company


For The Foodie 

Toni + Tiff Mix by Kernels Popcorn: Nashville’s favorite family-owned popcorn brand has collaborated with the Popcorn + Champagne podcast to bring a fun, specialty mix for the holiday season, mixing their Sweet Heat + Frosty Mix.Starting at $6.75 – Kernels Popcorn

Tribe Trio by Oye Coffee: Enjoy a trio of freshly roasted coffees curated by the tribe equipe. Each month our chief will highlight single-origin and/or blended coffees giving you an opportunity to try a range of coffee flavors. $33 – Oye Coffee 

The Winter Bundle Tea package from Oatstraw Tea Company:Create the ultimate tea party or dining experience for your friends and family, or for yourself, including: Autumn Apple, Pear Spice, Breathe Easy, Flu Brew, Organic Peppermint, Crème Brûlée Pu-erh, Moroccan Mint, & Hermes Orange.$25 – oatstrawteacompany.com

Twisted Sistuh’s  2020 Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend: Connected over their natural hair, the founders behind Twisted Sistuhs have created a wine brand full of fun and laughter. Discover their Full Bodied Bourbon Barrel aged red wine that’s layered with vibrant dark cherry, blackberry, vanilla spice, and cocoa flavors. $25.99 – Twisted Sistuhs

All-Natural Vodka by Yoco Vodka: Experience the premium Tennessee vodka brand from famed music producer Polow Da Don, YoCo Vodka which stands for Young Country. $19.99 – YoCo Vodka

For the Kids

Time to Eat: A First Look at Table Manners Book: A great tool to help those on the journey of parenthood. It also proves to be a great companion for educators or anyone with a desire to teach children about manners, which is a legacy in itself by author Malika Saban.$10.99 – Purchase book

Mom, Me + Tea Experience by Tea Rose: Started by a mother-daughter duo, Tea Rose offers a special 90 minute experience to embrace the essence of quality time with your little one. Starting at $300 – Tea Rose

From Our Partners + Friends

Cheekwood Holiday Lights: Explore a magical Winter wonderland with over one million lights from November 18th – January 7th. www.cheekwood.org

Frist Art Museum: Gift a Frist Art Museum membership to experience a wide variety of exhibitions and events in the new year. Starting at $25/yearly – Frist Art Museum

OZ Arts – Experience the Arts this season in Nashville AND save 20% on performance tickets now through Monday, Nov 27. OZ Arts

The Belcourt: Gift a Belcourt membership for the film enthusiast in your life to Nashville’s nonprofit film center. Starting at $40/yearly – The Belcourt

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