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Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Kristen and Haley are shopping this year.

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Here’s what your local news team wants to unwrap this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Kristen’s and Haley’s exquisite taste.

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Get Outside Tote, $12 | “Everyone needs a good tote bag — bonus that’s it’s eco-friendly. Load up your tote with all your essentials for a day out on the town or your next outdoor adventure.”

LOE Mooshi Color Changing Mug, $26.90+ | “Check out this mug designed by one of Chattanooga’s local artists Genesis The Grey Kid. This design features the brand’s logo, but changes colors as the temperature changes. This mug is perfect for the coffee or tea lover in your life.”

The Scenic City Candle, $28 | “Cozy up with the classic Scenic City scented candle. Perfect for fall or winter days and to bring a little bit of Chattanooga into your home. The No. 1 best selling scent from The Rustic House includes a blend of amber, tobacco, and vanilla.”

Custom Pet Portrait, $28.90+ | “As a cat owner, I would be over the moon if someone gifted me a portrait of my pet. This gift is perfect for the ones who love their furry friends and want to display them in their home.”

Personalized Recipe Book Binder, $33 | “Know someone who loves to bake or cook? This recipe book binder is a great gift to keep all of those delicious recipes in one place, with a personalized touch.”

Custom Engraved Leather Wallet, $35.99 | “Add a personal touch with a photo, name, or quote engraved on this custom leather wallet. They’ll be able to carry a memory with them every where they go.”

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Winter Juniper Reed Diffuser, $30 | “The Rustic House always creates really great seasonal scents, this will make your home feel warm and cozy.”

The Chalk Pot, $35 | “The Scenic City is full of outdoor + indoor spaces for climbing, this gift is great for your climber pals or someone who might be starting out.”

When It All Comes Together Mug, $37.60+ | “This funky mug is designed by a local artist and is perfect for those warm beverages during cold morning or evenings by a fire.”

Personalized Little Message Necklace, $110+ | “Send someone you care about a personalized letter that they can keep forever as a piece of jewelry.”

Personalized Scarf, $39.41+ | “As the weather cools down, make sure that special someone stays warm and stylish with this scarf where you can add their name, initials, etc.”

Limited Edition Large Ceramic Oil Bottle, $69+ | “For cooks with aesthetic kitchens, this oil bottle will compliment any decor and comes with a user-friendly pour spout and topper to keep it fresh.”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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