CO.LAB Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Looking for ways to keep your dollars closer to home this holiday season? Here’s a list of fantastic local startups with unique gift items to fit anyone’s budget. We’re proud to have had the privilege of working with these companies and watching them grow.

Dish T’Pass

Bring your family and friends together for a homemade meal! Dish T’Pass offers group cooking classes and exciting cooking competitions perfect for family reunions or a Christmas party with your coworkers.


Positiffitea’s monthly tea club is a gift that keeps on giving. Preorder a box of loose leaf tea to their house every month!


Gift your overly healthy cousin a snack you will both enjoy! LoAdebar is LOADED with wholesome, natural ingredients. Bites and bar packs are sold online and at locations near you!

Forman Pottery

Pick out a special handsculpted mug or dish set from a local potter. Their pieces are available at Ember Gallery, Scot & Haven and online.

Fleetwood Coffee

This deep, bitter gift is roasted using a process 90 years in the making. Fleetwood Coffee’s is the perfect way to keep you and your extended family warm and sane during the holidays.

Adventure Sports Innovation

Share new outdoor experiences with your loved ones. Adventure Sports Innovation keeps the newest selection of outdoor adventure sport gear for land and water. Perhaps your loved one would like to surf on the Tennessee river using an electric surfboard or speed across Chattanooga’s rugged trails using the e-spider off-roader.


For the trailblazing vegans in your family and friend group, Cashew offers sweet alternatives. Pick up some of their vegan donuts at their store front (149 River St) or from select partners.

Pure Sodaworks

Kickoff the new year with handcrafted sodas made from pure sugar cane and real herbs, spices, and fruits. These delicious sodas are sold online and in your local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

The Chef and His Wife

Let your family take a break from cooking and let the Chef and his Wife make you a feast. You can order any of their freshly prepared meals for carry out by phone or on their website.

Hot Chocolatier

Who doesn’t need chocolate over the holidays? Satisfy you and your family’s sweet tooth with an assortment of handmade chocolates and baked goods. Check out what they have to offer at their location on Market Street across from the Choo Choo.

Southern Sqweeze

Give the gift of health! Organic, cold-pressed juices and smoothies and more, with two locations in North Chatt and downtown. One, three and five-day cleanses as well as memberships are available in their online shop.

Velo Coffee

Velo Coffee Roasters offers a variety of gifts for your coffee-connoisseur loved ones. Pick up locally roasted coffee beans, bottled cold brew, and home-brewing kits at their flagship location on East Main Street or at Speed Deluxe on Cherokee Boulevard..

Good Fortune Soap

Organic skin and body care products for everyone in the family made right here in Chattanooga. Spa services and gift certificates too! Shop online or at their location on Broad Street.

Rustic House

The Rustic House Candle Co. makes candles from natural ingredients with scents that will satisfy any nose, all made in Chattanooga. You can find their products at dozens of salons, gift shops, and other stores in the area.

Granola Products

For those with the climbing bug or even just the day adventurer, Granola Products sews quality backpacks and chalk bags and even guarantee to fix their products for free as they experience wear and tear. You can purchase their bags online or find them at local Rock/Creek retailers.

SCOUT Boutique

For the fashionable men, SCOUT keeps an inventory of quality urban brands year-round. You can shop online at their website or check out their store on Williams Street, just off of Main Street.

NODE by Variable

NODE is a sensor platform that will get just about anyone geeked out. They offer a few handheld sensor options that measure and send data to a mobile device, including the Color Muse for color matching as well as sensors for temperature, light, gas, motion, and more.

Treetop Hideaways

If you’re looking to give a loved one a truly unique Chattanooga experience, look no further than a stay at Treetop Hideways. Located at the foot of Lookout Mountain, this is an overnight experience that’s part glamping, part boutique hotel. You can make a reservation on their website.

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from The Company Lab!