Nothing says “you mean a lot to me” more than a one-of-a-kind gift made with love, and carefully selected for that special someone. Knoxville is The Maker City, and this Holiday season we're hosting a source for thoughtful gifting that is both local and fun.

In our second year running the Holiday Monday Marketplace, we will spotlight incredible talent from our community every Monday in November and December. Starting November 1st, The Maker City will post 3-5 Maker goods on our Instagram account. Shoppers can bid live from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at the end of the day the Maker will make the sale. Items range from candles to photography, hand-thrown pottery to custom jewelry. Bid on favorite pieces, and know that 100% of the purchase price goes to the Maker. Come early and stay late for the best gift options around!

Derived from The Maker City Directory, The Holiday Gift Guide puts the best of over 400 local Makers front and center in a captivating online catalog. Convenient links direct to each Maker’s web page and provide a smooth, stress-free shopping experience. With categories for foodies, animal lovers, littles, the fashionable, the eclectic, the festive, the outdoorsy, for Knoxville pride, stocking stuffers, and for staying in or going out, there is something great for everyone on your list!

Shop local, support small businesses, and win the Holidays with Maker gifts!

Check out Instagram @themakercity #TheMakerCityHolidays and The Holiday Gift Guide will be live November 1st at

Courtney Hendricks
Director of Maker Initiatives & Mayor's Maker Council Liaison