'12 Days of Local' Gift Guide

We are lucky to live in an area with many talented folks, and even luckier to carry some of their products in the shop. So as this holiday season kicks off, we want to call your attention to TWELVE awesome & local products that we carry in the shop (some that we designed ourselves).


1. Tea-nnessee Waltz Soap by Music City Suds

The sweet smells of green & black tea illuminate this hand-crafted an all-natural soap by local sudserie Music City Suds. We offer many of their scents and products, including a pretty swell Beard care product line. But we just love this little Tea-nnessee Waltz soap and think it's a great scent for men or women.


2. Trubee Raw Honey

We know local honey is good for us, but that's not the only reason we love Trubee's raw honey. They allow their bees to forage in Williamson County, producing a variety of bouquets with every seasonal batch offered at the store.


3. Hand-painted Art on Burlap by The Moon On A String

Michelle, the artist behind The Moon On A String, is a long-time friend of Tin Cottage. Her beautiful art resonates with our store, featuring iconic Southern scenes (like cotton, cows, farmland, and more) as well as nostalgic & sentimental matter (like the cheery snowman pictured above). Find her assortment of art painted on burlap at our shop, and brighten the Holiday's with a beautiful piece of art. 


4. BNA Hat by Aviate

Let people know which airport you call home. We offer Aviate's popular BNA hat in multiple colors, perfect for the traveler in your life!


5. *exclusive* Franklin patch hats, designed by Tin Cottage

Marianne designed these Franklin patch hats as a nod to classic Americana design. 31 is the state route that is Main Street running right through Downtown, and the "Franklin Tennessee" patch is inspired by an old tractor logo. These trucker hats are gifts that locals and tourists alike will love equally.


6. Hand-drawn Downtown Franklin Poster

The sweetest hand-drawn illustration of our pretty city by Cordially Creative, this poster-sized print shows off some highlights of the area.


7. 'My Heart Belongs in Franklin, TN' Tea Towel

No matter how far you travel, home is where the heart is. This little tea towel features says what's really on our minds (and in our hearts)! Tea towels are one of our favorite gifts, and they make great stocking stuffers, too. Surprise out of town guests with a little gift that will remind them of their holiday's spent in Franklin. 


8. *exclusive* Franklin T-shirts, designed by Tin Cottage

We offer a house line of Franklin-themed shirts, designed by Marianne and printed locally. We even have the softest, warmest thermal shirt. Our  Franklin 31 patch design was just released on the coziest ever short sleeve shirt. Designed for men or women.


9. Southern Firefly Candles

The sweet scent of Magnolia definitely blows through Franklin in May, and Southern Firefly captured that scent perfectly in their 'Franklin' candle. Available in a travel tin and a 12oz glass jar. We also carry 'Nashville' (leather + whiskey), 'Tennessee' (whiskey).  Southern Firefly worked with us to custom blend and our own 'Tin Cottage' tobacco + spruce. It is holiday heaven! 


10. 'Tennessee' state-shaped wooden ornament / hanger

Whether hanging on your tree, tied to your local gift, or in your house, this 'Tennessee' wooden plaque is charming.


11. "With Love From Franklin" Folded Notecard Set by Tiramisu Paperie

Tiramisu Paperie is a local company offering this   'With Love From' folded notecard line. In addition to Franklin notecards, Brentwood, Nashville, Tennessee notecards are also available. Also ‘Merry Christmas from’. 


12. 'Franklin' Wall Art

Featured on HGTV, this 'Franklin' wall art is made by Maebels, a local company. We love the simple, hand-stamped design that fits effortlessly into our farmhouse-style homes.