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.