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Gift Guide: The Holiday Hostess


Gift Guide: The Holiday Hostess

Katie Howerton


This piece was originally published in the December 2017 - March 2018 issue of our journal, Vol. 3, Issue 3: Grit.

We've got the perfect selection of local goodies that make for unique gifts and even better entertaining ideas. Check out details below.

Spare Room Stationery Nativity Banner | $16.50

What’s a better way to begin decking the halls than a festive banner over the mantel? Local maker Kelly Maust loves all things paper, and her custom banners, cards, and napkin holders will make entertaining a breeze this season (not to mention totally adorable). Make sure to check out her handmade jewelry, too! | Available online, or order directly at for free delivery within Jackson city limits. Follow Spare Room Stationery on Facebook and Instagram.

La Petite Boutique Jodifl Vest + C.C Beanie | $50 + $14

Better be ready to greet the guests, and while we all want something fabulous to show off, better make sure it keeps you warm from the chills coming through the front door! Tabitha Moore of La Petite Boutique has plenty of options that will fit your style, size, and budget. | Available online and in-house at 100C Vann Drive. Read more about La Petite Boutique on our blog. Follow La Petite Boutique on Facebook and Instagram.

Andrew Clark Pottery Coffee Mug | $42

Lord knows your guests are gonna be eager to get a hot cup of cider, cocoa, or coffee to snuggle up by the fire, so make sure you serve them in style. Local potter Andrew Clark’s imagination creates some fascinating drinkware that anyone would want to take home. Make sure to also call him at 423.762.5605 to ask about his pottery classes, too, for an even cooler gift idea. | Available online and in-store at the Companion Gallery in Humboldt (3638 East Mitchell Street), as well as at the Yuletide Pop-Up Market. Follow Andrew on Facebook and Instagram, and read more about the Companion Gallery on our blog.

Yukon Outfitters Vista Series Printed Hammock | $79.99

December may not be ideal hammocking season, but there are few gifts that are a better crowd pleaser. Located in Alamo, Yukon Outfitters hand-makes their hammocks right here in West Tennessee, and these Vista Series ones are available in over forty patterns to fit the personality of each person on your list. | Available online and at Outdoors Inc (405 Vann Drive), as well as at the USJ Holiday Mart. Follow Yukon Outfitters on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and read more about them on our blog and in Vol. 2, Issue 3: Harvest.

Tail Wagger'z Pet Sweater + Esophagus Candy Cane | $27.99 + $10.99

Who’s better to greet your guests than your fur baby—but make sure they match the occasion, too! Tail Wagger’z may be best known for their holistic and organic pet food, but you better believe they’ve got the perfect Christmas sweater for your pooch, no matter what size. And make to reward your little guy with a candy cane of his own, made of beef esophagus that they’ll love! | Available in-store at 24H Federal Drive. Follow Tail Wagger'z on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Printable Happies Doormat | $30

Jackson native Allyson Johnson is dedicated to wearing her heart on her sleeve with her sassy phrases on shirts, mugs, and doormats like this one. You’re going to love the charm her items bring to your home, and so will your guests. | Available online. Follow Printable Happies on Facebook and Instagram.

Duncan Christmas Tree Farm Handmade Wreath | $64

A holiday wreath is a must, but this year, skip the crowded craft stores and get something unique and handmade from Duncan Christmas Tree Farm in Selmer. They’ve got every style you can imagine and plenty made from their own trees; we especially love this farmhouse-ready design made with fresh-picked Tennessee cotton. Make sure to also grab some ornaments, decor, and a tree, of course. | Available in-house at 186 Hester Road in Selmer, or call 731.645.5769 for custom orders. Follow Duncan Christmas Tree Farm on Facebook, and read more about the farm in Vol. 3, Issue 3: Grit.

Our Jackson Home Limited Edition Holiday Baseball Tee | $28

Shameless plug: Our Jackson Home has everyone on your list covered, whether it’s a journal subscription for Grandma, some fun apparel for the kids, or a Jackson map print to share with the fam. But we’re especially excited for these awesome holiday baseball tees to ring in the season. Not only are they super comfy, but they also are screen printed by hand right here in Jackson at theCO. But hurry! There’s only a limited number of these guys. (Kids’ sizes available, too.) | Available online and at theCO’s OJHshop, as well as at the USJ Holiday Mart and the Yuletide Pop-Up Market.

Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She and her husband Jordan live in Midtown and are active members of City Fellowship Baptist Church.

Photography by Katie Howerton.