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 25

If you are reading this, likely there are gift wrapping and ribbons and tissue paper at your feet. With the first annual Chattanooga gift advent calendar concluded, herein are your favorite live and local gifts of the season:

-Peggy Petrey jewelry at Blue Skies
-Spartina 449 wallets, purses and iPad covers at Belle Rive Boutique
-Goodhew socks at Rock/Creek Outfitters
-Diptyque candles at Revival
-Local foodstuffs at the Chattanooga Market General Store