Kids absolutely love animals and eventually will be asking to get a pet. It can be a dog, a cat, but to be honest, they would be happy with any sort of furry creature. Our lives are pretty busy and thinking about a new little friend around the house is such a huge responsibility, especially if the little ones aren’t ready to help with.
Until the time is right, they can settle on a different sort of furry friend, like a Bashful Pink Bunny from our friends of Little Jellycat, perfect for boys and girls alike. Or the little Bumbly Bear who is very likely to steal your heart.
Irresistibly silky soft and completely un-put-down-able, you may find them hopping into your basket more than one at a time! With gorgeous colors to choose from and with super-soft fur, fluffy friends are the perfect company for kids to explore their imagination.
We all know that one person who’s obsessed with food, whether they’re looking to discover the next big cooking flavor or focus on creating tasty courses with unique ingredients. Foodies really are the best in their stuff, from kitchen utensils to delicious supper recipes, and it can be hard to find the best gifts for them.
But look no further for some thoughtful presents to celebrate your best friends and surprise them with a gift that no one else has come up with! Our wide selection at Dandy Lions goes from the wonderful Wind Willow gourmet food products to the most unique cooking utensils that will add your presents a unique touch.
Come check us out and let our staff guide you through to find the perfect detail for your loved ones.
The Tennessee tradition that won’t go unnoticed, especially on game day, is our bright color orange. It is everywhere from the uniforms, the fans and all over campus.
This color scheme originated back in 1891, when Charles Moore, a member of the original football team, came up with it because of the orange and white daisies that lined “the Hill,” the most notable spot on campus.
Orange is associated with meanings of joy, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, health, stimulation, happiness, fun, enjoyment, balance, freedom, expression.
Everyone in Maryville is excited about football days! Embrace your gameday spirit with some of our charming Tennessee treasures. We have the perfect gift for your biggest Volunteer Fan!
Local Tennessee Gift Boutique
Dandy Lions Gifts Boutique
Tennessee is a great place to spend your vacation. The entire state has over 200 years of history. From the first settlers to build log cabins, to the bustling metropolises of Nashville and Memphis. Of all the places people love to visit the most, coming to Maryville, TN, is at the top of the list! Maryville is one of the gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and all that it has to offer. The park’s breathtaking scenery, pure mountain air, and an endless supply of wildlife offer something for everyone to enjoy. But, before you leave, be sure to stop by Dandy Lions Gifts and take a little bit of Tennessee home with you.
Not Another Souvenir Store
There may be other stores in town carrying souvenirs. But none have the range of unusual and unique gifts you will find at Dandy Lions Gifts. The most valuable memory of Tennessee you could ever hope to take home isn’t a product for sale here. You’ll love the cheery smiles, superior customer service, and friendships that will last forever.
The staff here strives to offer the finest souvenirs and gifts to those who come to this beautiful part of East Tennessee..
Need a few items to remind you of your big day checking out the local sights and sounds? Dandy Lions has everything you could want. From Corkcicle tumblers and canteens, to sunglasses and custom leather koozies.
Take Something Home for the Teacher
Nothing could be more fun for your children than spending time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park and the surrounding area in Maryville, TN, are great places for kids to explore. So why not let your children pick out a special gift to take back to their favorite teachers? Dandy Lions Gifts has a large selection of very special gifts their teachers are sure to enjoy. Gifts including candles; TN bar towels; a wide range of wall art; key fobs; and more in their boutique.
Have a Tennessee Wedding
The area in and around Maryville, TN, may be one of the most beautiful places in the state! If not the country, to hold your wedding. Weddings have always been a passion for owner Joy Carver. Creating amazing and unique wedding invitations is one of her first loves. There are so many handcrafted items in the boutique. Dandy Lions is proud to offer one of the most unique and sought-after lines of custom gifts and stationery in the area.
Find your Tennessee, seasonal, and hand-crafted gifts all in one location. Stop in and see all they have to offer! But be ready to make plenty of room in the trunk, as you are not likely to leave empty-handed. Before you pack your bags and get ready to head on home, be sure to stop by Dandy Lions Gifts! You will stock up on gifts for the whole family.
Maryville Gifts and Boutique
Maryville Gifts and Boutique
Walk up to the original Harper Memorial Library in Maryville’s Historic Downtown. You will find some books here, and they are for sale! As well as some of the most sought after and fine tuned line of gifts and stationery in the region. What is not for sale here? The instant smiles, great customer service, and forever friendships. Those are free to all — and abundant.
Dandy Lions Boutiques started in 2005 as an in-home stationery business. All this created by stay-at-home mom Joy Forster Carver. The business outgrew its original walls quick. Now, the same great welcome is now extended, but in a much larger and dynamic environment. Joy’s first love remains helping brides find a perfect invitation. She also creates custom designs, and makes brides and their families proud to shop local. Now with a staff of 6, Dandy Lions is able to service all gift seekers. From holiday entertaining to everyday treats. Dandy Lions is proud to be in Downtown Maryville. We are very honored to help you each day with every one of life’s milestones.
Come shop some of the most sought after and fine tuned line of gifts and stationary in the region! We are located in the heart of Maryville’s Historic Downtown.
We are sweet, savvy and sincere. Our staff is successful at bringing the best combination of gifts. Dandy Lions brings all this to our local East Tennessee market. The selection of gifts is secondary to the relationships found inside these red brick walls. The greatest part of the Dandy Lions experience is that we make friends at every corner. Come see us ! Come be our friend.
Maryville Gift Boutique
A classic leather tote is ALWAYS a great choice. Especially one from a globally conscious company who empowers women and restores dignity. Come shop all of our leather totes from fashionABLE. Below is there story and why we love this company so much!
In Ethiopia, Barrett Ward saw firsthand how poverty forced young women into prostitution. This has been going on for generations. They are doing this to suppor themselves and their families.
The goal was to provide an alternative that would give these women an opportunity to earn a living. All while empowering them to end the cycle of poverty that kept them trapped. Ward armed himself with studies. These illustrated how the employment of women benefits and strengthens the entire community. The ABLE team set out on a mission to end generational poverty, one job at a time.
ABLE started as a single collection of hand-woven scarves, Because of your support, it is now a one stop shop. It is ethical fashion offering leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, clothing and footwear. You item might have come from Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, or at our headquarters in Nashville, TN. All items have one thing in common. They are all made by woman. That is leading us a step closer to the end of generational poverty.
We are working each day to give opportunity to women in a safe and healthy environment. As always, we are encouraging our peers to do the same. This is all done with your help.
We want you to know the true impact of what you buy. That can only happen with radical and disruptive transparency
That’s why we decided to be the first company that we know of to publish our wages. It is the lowest wages of our workers, not the average. We do believe in protecting and investing in women. Women will heal the world, and we want to empower consumers to have a quick and easy choice to demand change.
Only 2% of fashion workers make a wage that meets their basic needs. What if brands absorbed the cost of bringing workers to a living wage? It would only cost between 1-3% of the cost of the garment. When you put it that way, it doesn’t feel so insurmountable. A radical shift can happen in the fashion industry if consumer demand pushes for it.
Dandy Lions brings fall to Maryville, and we could not be more excited to share! Today as we feel the breezy air and unload some of our new shipments, we can’t help but be eager beavers for fall-time just around the corner! Some of the most memorable and coziest moments in life happen during this time of year, and Dandy Lions wants to help you make the most of your season.
Dandy Lions brings Fall to your home
Seasonal nesting creates a feeling of peace, contentment, and happiness. Neutral spaces with pops of color are especially charming as the contrast reveals the perfect mix of clean and vibrant. Personal style extends past what you wear; personal style is a piece of your home, too. If you are a festive person, you will want to decorate with the seasons and show off your creative side!
A Home Should Always Be Two Things: Fresh & Fabulous
This year Dandy Lions has brought in some seriously awesome fall pieces! One thing we love is a beautiful wreath. A wreath is like makeup – it sets the tone for the whole house! Your body and your home is your temple, and you must decorate it.
Another decorative piece that can put your home into a total fall frenzy is our mini pumpkin placeholders! These baby pumpkins give us total PSL feelings. I mean, what better way to cozy up for the season than with a PSL, blanket, and complete fall decor in your home?
Come by Dandy Lions and shop all your Fall with us!
What Does Nesting Mean?
“Nesting” in the home describes our inner desire to make our home our own, utilizing creative personal style and design ideas. Dandy Lions believes that every home should feel like a cozy retreat that has been carefully designed one piece at a time. We incorporate antique trinkets to add depth and character to spaces. Nesting can range anything from funky, colorful furniture accent pieces to a small, vintage candle lingering in the corner. At Dandy Lions, we believe in the subtleties in life and design. We believe our ability to nest and incorporate a personal touch into our spaces matters.
How Can Dandy Lions Help You Nest?
We offere a wide array of unique products that serve as nesting “must have’s” here at Dandy Lions! We carry everything from fun, fresh neutral pillows to small, decorative and distinct drink coasters. Our hope is to be able to offer every person who comes in to visit Dandy Lions be able to find something fresh, fabulous, and timeless in our unique crafty boutique.
Below are a few quick tips to helping you turn your space into a sanctuary!
Showcase while Storing:
Group sets of items you’ve hoarded collected to show them off—and save space along the way. Stack coffee table books and back issues of magazines. Use mason jars and glass vases to display petite trinkets.
Pay Attention to the Walls
Frame pictures and hang scarves or a colorful hat or two.
Engage the Other Senses
Light a candle! Dandy Lions carries a wide array of candles to choose from. Pick one that has a scent that sets the tone of the room you are working within! Keep prettily wrapped candies in an intricate statement bowl on your dining room or kitchen table.
The next time you visit Dandy Lions, ask one of our girls to help you “nest“!