Sweetly Southern

We are the largest and oldest gift shop in downtown Chattanooga. Since 1974, people have­ visited from all over the world to shop our eclectic collection of fine art, clothing, jewelry, keepsakes, historical memorabilia, books, toys, hand-painted glass, and so much more.  With a friendly staff ready to assist, visit us today for a shopping experience like no other!



You will find an outstanding selection of T-Shirts and Hoodies sure to please every member of the family! Choose from our extensive variety of colors, styles, and sizes from our custom designs.  



No gift shop would be complete without mementos to commemorate your visit to the Chattanooga Choo-Choo! Choose from collector’s items such as spoons, thimbles, shot glasses, snow globes, and replica train ornaments.


Painted Glass

Stunning hand-painted glass adorns the windows throughout our entire store.  With bold color and beautiful designs from nature, hundreds of panels are available for all room settings, spaces, and personal tastes. 



Sweetly Southern offers many items perfect for the history buff!  Discover a large selection of Civil War books told from the Southern perspective, as well as hand-painted Civil War chess sets, replica swords, an authentic General’s Portable Writing Desk - complete with sealing wax & brass seals - and a variety of confederate memorabilia.


Toys & Trains

And for the kiddos…we have a wide variety of pull-back toy trains, books, as well as old-fashioned wooden train whistles - perfect for train lovers of ALL ages!  Before you go, remember to create your child’s very own name train with wooden letters that are made only in the USA.