Who doesn’t love a good souvenir? Answer: nobody. In other words, if you’re going to take the time to travel, you might as well come home with some good booty. Here are a few ideas on what to buy in Nashville:
A pair of genuine boots
You have some options in Nashville. If you’re looking for a high-end boot that will last forever, go with Peter Nappi. If you’re looking for the classic, rhinestone-crusted, embroidered pair, try Nashville Boot Co.
A tailored pair of blue jeans
Located on 12th Avenue South, Imogene + Willie manufactures some of the nation’s finest designer jeans.
A field guide
Head over to Parnassus Books in Green Hills, and find a copy of the Nashville Wildsam Field Guide. This travel guide will not only help in your journey, but will be great reading on your way home. It includes essays from local greats like Tony Earley, J. Wes Yoder and Rosanne Cash, not to mention a plethora of illustrations that will bring Nashville back to life long after your trip.
Before you leave Music City, make sure to stop in at Grimey’s and pick up some vinyl. Don’t have a record player? That’s okay. Put them up on your wall as art until you decide to invest in a good old analog player. You won’t regret it.