Monday, December 16, 2019

Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers of 2019

There's a very specific sort of feeling associated with opening a stocking on Christmas morning. Stockings are sort of like appetizers to the main course of opening presents. There's less formality and a lot more candy. The joy of finding a treasure trove of tiny surprises is pure Christmas joy. 

If you're the one in charge of stockings this year, check out a few of our favorite items, all small enough to be tucked away between a pile of Hershey's kisses and an orange. Oh, was it just our mom that put an orange in our stocking? Oh. Okay. 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Top Ten Christmas Cards of 2019

Christmas is almost here, can you believe it?! Now is the perfect time to send off your holiday cards and ZimZim is happy to be your one-stop Christmas card shop. 

Our vendors have really outdone themselves this year and it was a real challenge to only pick ten. Without further ado, here we go! 

1. These both seem like simple requests, but we're not sure if either of them will happen anytime soon. Maybe with a Christmas miracle?

Craft Boner

Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday Hours

The holidays are fast approaching and the shop will have some adjusted hours. We'll be open a for a few hours on Christmas Eve for all you last minute folks and closed on Christmas Day. We will also be closing early on New Years Eve and closed on New Years Day. 

And don't forget: if you have your eye on something, grab it now or ask us to put it on hold. Things sell out fast during the holidays and our independent vendors often can't restock us before Christmas. 

See you soon! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Our Favorite Ornaments of 2019

There are as many kinds of Christmas trees as there are people who decorate them. Some folks trek out to the forest or u-cut farms to cut down their own, some pick one up from their local Boy Scout troop, and some use the same one every year. Some people color coordinate, some people buy a new ornament for each year. 

No matter your tree decorating traditions, we've got something for you! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

White Elephant Gift Guide

'Tis the season of gift exchanges! While some families and workplaces may choose to keep things classy, we at ZimZim are big fans of a good old fashioned white elephant exchange.  

If you have a white elephant exchange coming up (or just want to win at Secret Santa), ZimZim is your one stop shop. The best part? Everything on this list is under $15, so you'll have no problem sticking to a budget! 

Loving Friends Kitty Cuddle Costume from Archie McPhee $12.95

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Won't You Be Our Neighbor?

Everyone is buzzing about A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, the Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks that came out yesterday.  

If seeing the movie has you nostalgic and yearning to bring some Mr. Rogers vibes into your life, we have you covered! 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Closed on Thanksgiving

Just a heads up that we will be closed on November 28 for Thanksgiving. We'll back to normal hours on Friday, November 29 for all your holiday shopping needs!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Small Business Saturday Shout Out!

Small Business Saturday is almost upon us! If you're planning on swinging by shop the Saturday after Thanksgiving (or any other day!) be sure to check out some of our neighbors and give them some love. 

140 NE 28th Ave.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Let's Get COZY!

It's fall, y'all! And if you're anything like us, you're excited to snuggle up with the heat on or the fire going and watch the clouds roll in and the rain come down. 

Right now, ZimZim has everything you need to get cozy for the long nights ahead. 


Despite what your grandma may have told you, you don't lose most of your heat from your head. BUT that doesn't mean you shouldn't wear a comfy hat all season long. All our beanies are super soft, super warm and super affordable! 

(Top row: Low Tide Leather, middle row: Ello There, bottom row: Pretty Simple)

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Struggle Is REAL!

Sometimes, you just aren't feelin' it. There are days where you want to cancel everything and go back to bed for like... a million years. And guess what? It's totally okay to feel that way and to want to wallow in it for a bit. You're an adult who is allowed to feel your feelings and be a bit cranky. We support you in your less-than-perky endeavors and have a few things that might put you in a better mood, or at least remind you that you're not alone. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Mystifying Defense

If you are someone who has to be on guard when you're out in the world, you are probably already familiar with the concept of self defense keychains. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Put On Your Sassy Pants!

As you may know, we here at ZimZim are no strangers to sass and snark. We live to find things that help you express your smart ass-iest self and let the world know that you mean business! Here are a few of our favorites: 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Knock knock! Who's there? Cool shit!

Y'all, we just got a big shipment of fun stuff from Knock Knock that we cannot wait to share with you! 

First of all, Affirmators are back in stock! 

What the heck is an Affirmator, you ask? Affirmators are affirmation cards created by comedian Suzi Barrett for those of us who want to be uplifted, but are looking for more humor and less woo-woo. ZimZim currently carries three different sets: Original, Love & Relationships, and Family. 

We also have the Bounce Back: Breakup Deck, a set of 30 challenge cards (and ten TREAT cards) designed to shake up your routine and get you out of that post-breakup rut!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Local Vendor Shout Out: Puffin Coolers

At first glance, it might not be obvious what these pint sized sleeping bags are for. A Barbie could fit in one quite nicely. Maybe they came from one of those mini-tent displays you find at sporting goods stores? 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Celestial Bodies

 Do you constantly find yourself stargazing? Always trying to get that perfect photo of the full moon? We have a few pieces of jewelry that you will LOVE! 

Gorgeous hammered brass pendant necklaces from Mind's Eye Designs

The Illumine design from Amar & Riley comes in either a necklace or a pin!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Flair for your fridge!

Fridge looking a little bare? Look no further! Check out these delightful little magnets from some of our fave vendors:

Lemon Zesty

Oh, Lemon Zesty! You sure do warm our weird little hearts.  

Frantic Meerkat/Mincing Mockingbird

We cannot get enough of their stuff! They make everything from calendars to mugs, and some magnets that only speak the truth. 

Emily McDowell

Emily McDowell never disappoints! Give your friend a little encouragement or let everyone know that you are thisclose to losing it, all without saying a word! 

None of these tickle your fancy? Not to worry, we have a TON of other fun magnets in stock right now, so swing by and take a look! 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

New vendor shout out!

We would like to introduce one of our newest vendors: 
A Shop of Things!

A Shop of Things is a one woman show run by Mia Calotta. Mia is a graphic designer and dog mom who calls Nashville home. Her goods are high quality, quite snarky, and absolutely adorable. AKA exactly the kind of thing we're always on the lookout for! 

Here are some of our favorites: 

'don't fuck with me' enamel pin $12.50

Saturday, September 7, 2019


If you've been into the shop, you've been lucky enough to peruse our jewelry table, the centerpiece of our little store. We're always hunting high and low for new pieces, keeping an eye out for new artists and ideas. 

Here are some trends that have us really excited:

Czech Glass Beads

Czech Glass Necklaces from Brass Sand, $24.50

D Hoops w/ Etched Czech Glass Beads, Brass Sand, $18.50

Also known as druk beads, Czech glass beads are nothing new. Artisans in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic have been
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