What are the best souvenirs to buy in Nashville?

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Claire Gibson

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:

1. 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 Boots on Harding Pike. 
2.  A stash of foodie treasures. There are plenty of local foodie finds that are worth taking home to your family. Think Olive and Sinclair ChocolateBang Candy Co.Bellemeade Bourbon, or a pound or two of coffee from Roast, Inc
3. A tailored pair of blue jeans. Located on 12th Ave S., Imogene + Willie manufactures some of the nation's finest designer jeans. 
4. Wildsam Field Guide. Head over to Parnassas 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 Nashville greats like Tony Early, J. Wes Yoder and Roseanne Cash, not to mention a plethora of illustrations that will bring Nashville back to life when you're back at home. 
5. Records. Before you leave Nashville, make sure to stop in at Grimeys 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!

Happy shopping!

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