This holiday season, we're encouraging our readers to support local businesses by shopping right here at home.
Five in One Social Club
This "Kindergarten for Grown Folks" hosts creative workshops — casting, wood-burning, and more — for small groups. Its retail shop showcases work by local artists, with a focus on one-of-a-kind pieces. Also available are household goods, T-shirts, and jewelry. Miniature food jewelry, like these earrings, handcrafted with polymer clay by Funlola Coker ($24), can be found within. Visit Five in One Social Club at 2535 Broad Avenue or fiveinone.org.
Since 1974, Outdoors, Inc. has outfitted outdoor enthusiasts with the best in activewear and sporting gear. Their knowledgeable team can help you find the perfect piece for the men, women, or children in your life — from camping gear and hammocks to shoes and accessories. This Arc'teryx Men's Atom LT Hoody ($249) is a popular choice. Visit Outdoors, Inc. at 5245 Poplar, 1710 Union, 833 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova, 3421 Summer Avenue (outlet) or outdoorsinc.com.
Falling Into Place
Home-and-lifestyle boutique owner Mary Claire White opened Falling Into Place in 2015, with a focus on featuring work by independent artists and designers. White handcrafts small-batch soy wax candles infused with natural essential oils. Your gift recipients can relax with soothing aromas like Candied Saffron Ginger or White Tea + Berries, available in 7.5-ounce jars ($24). Visit Falling Into Place at 2613 Broad Avenue or fallinginto place.net.