There are handmade, heirloom advent calendars and store-bought, paper calendars, red and green calendars and striped calendars and polka dotted calendars.

Regardless of the form, the excitement of opening a package every day to count down the days until Christmas never fails to delight both the young and the old.

The Chattanooga gift advent calendar offers a daily suggestion for a local purchase to bring a little piece of the Scenic City to the holiday hoard under the tree.


Day 3
Put a little South in your mouth? How about put a little Chattanooga in your mouth?

The Chattanooga Market General Store in Warehouse Row is the Monday through Saturday version of the beloved Sunday event. Amid the familiar vendors’ selections are the ingredients for a delectable gift basket filled with all local perishables-a perfect gift for Chattanooga expats or friends and family who are fans of the Scenic City.

Possible combinations include Happy Chai apple granola and Merry Mulling wine spices from Dayton’s Fresh Flour; Sale Creek Honey Co.’s raw mountain honey; apple butter made by Daylilies LLC in Cleveland; The Chattanooga Cookie Company’s Tennessee moonshine cookies; Buffalo Brad’s jerky; and Scenic City Sizzle from Alchemy Spice Company.

Where: 1110 Market St.
How much: Granola (8 ounces) and wine spices (7 ounces) for $4 and $5; honey (16 ounces) for $9; apple butter (8 ounces) for $4.99; cookies (4.3 ounces) for $10; buffalo, steak and turkey jerky (4.2 ounces) for $10 to $20; and cooking spices (2.5 ounces) for $7.