made in Tennessee. It is an original, after all. Pointer Jeans, 100 years worth of stitches, now sold worldwide. Col. Littleton’s beautiful buttery leather goods and hip hats. Lodge Cast Iron, “America’s original cookware,” creates generations-lasting heirlooms.

Hit it out of the gift-giving park with an Old Hickory Bat, cut and finished like the bats made for Major League players. White Tennessee pine, cut from the family farm, is handcrafted into Asher-Brown guitars. Making cheese is serious business at Sweetwater Valley Farm, one of the few farms in the country producing fine farmstead cheese.

Buy Tennessee-made, and you’re acquiring a piece of craft. Often, with a heritage. Definitely, with stories.

Chocoholics, take comfort. Discover a new love with Olive and Sinclair’s award-winning Southern Artisan Chocolate, slow roasted, stone ground and made in small batches in Nashville. Gift yourself, or knock someone’s socks off. Speaking of which, Olympians choose Swiftwick’s Tennessee-made seamless toe compression socks. Cool, local finds. Accessories for a good life.

Great Gifts Made in Tennessee

Behind the Scenes at Status Serigraph

Like music, design defines and shapes the cultural landscape of Tennessee. Spend a few moments with designer and printmaker Justin Helton of Knoxville, Tennessee, as he talks about getting into the business of creating posters for music artists, bands and design lovers.