Happy Shop Local Wednesday! I’m super excited about this series and even more excited to share with you guys some of my favorite spots to shop around Knoxville! While I’ve been super spoiled with being able to pick up almost any gifts for girls I have on my list at My Kind of Lovely, I always struggle with what to get the boys. All the guys I buy gifts for are all outdoor guys so when brainstorming who to feature here I just knew I’d be able to find something for all my guys at River Sports.
Not to mention River Sports is the coolest shop for any outdoor guy (or girl) there is! Not only do they have the best in clothing but they also have all the gear you could ever want! Biking, running, camping, backpacking, rock climbing and paddle sport gear, just to name a few. They also have a bike shop, a climbing center and even a pint night. Like seriously, they’ve got it all, and I just love the brand they’ve built! When you walk in you feel like you’re in a really cool place, with cool people who are happy to help you out and love the products they’re showing you. 30 years in business and they’ve created a pretty killer brand, which I really love and admire about them! I mean who wouldn’t want to shop here versus your big outdoor shops like REI or Gander Mountain?
So needless to say, I’ll be shopping for all three of my guys at River Sports this year and here are my top three favorite picks for Dad, brother and boyfriend.
First up, this Patagonia Insulated Flannel Jacket. This is basically a flannel shirt/jacket hybrid and I think it’s so perfect guys who are in and out the door all day long. It’s super easy to layer with a long sleeve underneath and vest or big jacket over. Not to mention it will definitely be the warmest shirt they own!
Next is this Marmot Poacher Pile Jacket. I kind of love this one for a lighter jacket that’s super easy to wear. It’s a sweater fleece that has the natural warmth of wool with a quick-drying polyester fleece backer. So it will be super easy to work in while keeping him warm but also dry.
And last is this Mountain Khakis fleece lined shirt. You really can’t beat a great fleece lined shirt for a guy gift! They love the extra warmth and it will literally become their favorite shirt this winter! (I swear I need one of these!)
River Sports is located in the Bearden area of Knoxville and they’re also online! I’ve linked my three favorites above but you can browse their entire site here: www.riversportsoutfitters.com. They carry all the big name brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Hunter Boots, Mountain Hardware, Chaco and so many more! Here are a few more snaps from around the shop and while your our Christmas shopping in Knoxville this season make sure you stop into River Sports!
Don’t forget to shop small and shop local this holiday season if you can! Small businesses love you!