5 Ideas for Last Minute Local Shopping in Nooga

Sure, you could stop by Wal-Mart and grab some fancy soap, or some other generic gift, but Nooga is full of independent, locally-owned stores and shops that carry interesting, unique items that make great gifts.

Blue Skies on Frazier Avenue offers an abundance of gifts, from hand-crafted cards to frames to jewelry to calendars. There is really something for everyone in this gorgeous shop, making it perfect for gift exchanges where you have no idea who will end up with your gift.

Buying gifts for children can be especially fun. Chattanooga is home to quite a few shops that specialize in interesting things for kids. A Child’s Garden Boutique, Learning Express, and WiggleWorm are all located in North Chattanooga and have beautiful items for play and wear and learning. When you patronize these places you can be sure you won’t be buying a duplicate gift!

Everyone has to eat, and most of us love a good meal, or a perfect dessert. Gift cards are available at most area restaurants. From the higher end and wonderful Alleia to the more casual but delicious Hill City Pizza, you can give the gift of an excellent meal. If dessert is more your style, no problem! The Hot Chocolatier is amazing, as is Julie Darling Donuts.

Shopping for a pet lover in Chattanooga is not too difficult, either. You can find the perfect treat or toy at whimsical Bone Apetite, or for a more traditional pet store experience, check out the Pet Care Warehouse in Hixson.

When it comes to clothes shopping, Chattanooga has a few locally-operated options. Fit for a Queen carries beautiful clothes in plus sizes, while Retail Therapy has everything from party clothes to casual comfort.

There are many more locally owned and operated businesses in Chattanooga. Check out this spreadsheet to see many of them. You are welcome to add your favorite local business to the list as well!