Rock Your Shopping at Memphis' Best Stores for Gift-Giving

Consider this list our little gift to you, the shopper who has a list a mile long, needs a few souvenirs to take home to the kids, or has to load up on bridal finery for friends or holiday baubles for the entire family.

This list of our favorite gift stores covers gifts both funky and fabulous, those that have an indelible connection to Memphis, and cover every neighborhood in the city.  Better yet, many of the stores on this list are in shop-py neighborhoods, so you can use this as a handy guide to the best of gift shopping around town.

In East Memphis, you can go from outlet shopping for culinary tools, furnishings and home decor at the Williams Sonoma / Pottery Barn / West End outlet stores, pop over to nearby Babock's for traditional bridal finery, or hit the Booksellers.

If you've never seen the ducks march at the Peabody Hotel, here's a little extra incentive: the excellent Lucky Duck gift store is right in the hotel lobby - and it's the only place in town we know of to score an Elvis rubber duckie. In Midtown, try Me & Mrs. Jones for unique home-decor items, decorating books, and inspirations for your favorite DIY-er. The gift stores at Stax and the Metal Museum are two of our absolute favorites for the most unique and utterly Memphis gift-giving.






A charming local favorite,Otherlands is kind of like that box of chocolates Forrest Gump talks about – you never know what (or who) you will find inside the funky building, located north of the main center of the CY neighborhood. While...  Read More



A trifecta of treats, the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm outlets offer the chance to get all your favorite merchandise, as featured in the catalogs and stores, at discount prices. From current season furnishings at West Elm and...  Read More



Located on the historic town square in Collierville, the Brooks Collection is a gift store with all the services one used to find in every gift store - wrapping, bridal registry, wish lists, and shipping. Focused on fine gifts, gourmet foods...  Read More



The totally talented Stephanie Jones set up shop in Cooper-Young, and talented DIY-ers across the region are celebrating. Jones, who shudders at the use of the word 'faux', notes that fine finishes are what her artistry is all about. She...  Read More



A former mega-store has turned into a mega-must for fans of vintage, antique and collectible items; row upon row of dealer booths promise hours of browsing. Sheffield's is one of those stores where every budget can be satisfied, whether...  Read More



Stax is one of our favorite museums and must-hits in Memphis - and the gift store at this museum of American soul music is one of our favorite stores in town, too. In addition to all the greatest music from the label, Stax offers music-themed...  Read More

Booksellers at Laurelwood
Photo courtesy of Sally Walker Davies


The local bookstore lives on - and lives on in splendorous existence at the Booksellers. Locals still call it Davis-Kidd, as the store was formerly known before it was bought out by the staff in order to ensure its survival. This is the kind of...  Read More



Located within the excellent National Ornamental Metal Museum – or just the Metal Museum – the museum store brings together the works of metal artists from across the country. There are one of a kind and limited edition pieces that are truly...  Read More



For fine gifts, Babcock is a Memphis go-to. With fine lines of china, silver and crystal, every bride in town registers here, but the offerings go way beyond bridal. Local and regional pottery from Agnes Stark and T. Puterbaugh Gill are...  Read More



Social offers a fabulous selection of tableware, home furnishings, antiques,jewelry, gifts and accessories. Founded in 2012, Social is must-hit for wedding, baby and girlfriend gifts - and also carries a nice selection of gifts for...  Read More


Meet Sally Walker Davies

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated...  More About Sally