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 4
These days, there is an endless list of things a woman might have on her person at any given time: an iPhone, a Kindle, a purse, not to mention the wallet, change purse, business card holder and makeup bag in the purse.

Spartina 449 offers the busy-and fashionable-woman the tools to carry-and coordinate-the closet she carries around every day. The South Carolina brand, which is available at North Shore’s Belle Rive Boutique, deals in purses, scarves, wallets, change purses, iPad and Kindle covers, and iPhone carries.

Every season, Spartina 449 creates five patterns, ranging from preppy to funky, and applies the colorful palettes to its line of linen and leather products. When the weather changes, so do the patterns, giving each purchase a unique kind of style time capsule.

Where: 313 Manufacturers Road
How much: Items range from keychains for $12 to large purses for $175, with iPad covers for $47.50 and wallets for $35