12th & Broad: Are You On The List? Spirited Gifts-Shelly Colvin

Shelly Colvin wears many hats that include leading up Artist Relations for Southern fashion house – Billy Reid, actress, stylist, songwriter, and is currently in the studio recording the followup album to her debut album, Up the Hickory Down the Pine.

Let’s face it… you’re crunched for time because you’re just dreadful at accruing PTO, just had to cough up a hunk of cash for four new tires and to replace the brakes on your trusty hybrid, and crazy Uncle Bobby from Philadelphia just tweeted to you that he’s decided that his ten day holiday “staycation” should be at your humble abode here in Nashville.

Two immediate thoughts race through your mind:

How do you explain to Uncle Bobby that the definition of “staycation” means that he should stay put in Philly?

AND

Who, what, when, and how will you manage to knock out all of your holiday gift shopping?

Unfortunately, you’re on your own with entertaining Uncle Bobby. But, while we may not be as jovial as Santa himself, we here at 12th & Broad have enlisted some fellow notable Nashvillians to help guide you with some of the more awkward names on your holiday shopping list. Naughty or nice? We’ve got your back.

Shelly Colvin wears many hats that include leading up Artist Relations for Southern fashion house – Billy Reid, actress, stylist, songwriter, and is currently in the studio recording the followup album to her debut album, Up the Hickory Down the Pine.

This quirky gift guide series features a new Nashville notable each week showing local love through the holiday season. We’ve gotten the scoop on spunky gift suggestions from Mary Laura Philpott and Miranda Whitcomb Pontes already.

Here are Shelly’s spirited suggestions for on what to gift for…

The person you have sex with? (hubby/mistress/ex-boyfriend/what’s her name again)

Boy: Leather jacket and a pair of the moleskin jeans from Billy Reid

Girl: Spa package from Escape Day Spa & a Billy Reid leather moto jacket

The parents of the person you have sex with? (they may not even be aware that you’re spending some quality time with the mistletoe)

A set of Turkish hand towels from Ash Blue & Wildsam “Nashville” Field Guide (also sold at Imogene + WillieWhite’s MercantileCadeauParnassus Books, etc.)

The Co-worker you don’t really like that much? (you caught them eating your lunch and they use the “my alarm clock didn’t go off” excuse a little too liberally)

Thistle Farms  “Love Heals” candle

The kid you’re stuck with on Saturday nights? (whether they are cute as button or the Dennis The Menace 2.0, buh-bye rockin’ late night holiday parties )

Harmonica from White’s Mercantile and some Mad Libs from Parnassus Books

The person you frequently see but whose name eludes you – you NEVER remember it? (like your judgmental barista or doting dentist office receptionist, etc.)

Gift Card to Barista Parlor

The individual who has stored naked pictures of you on their phone? (you truly meant to send them to someone else – blame iCloud)

I would keep them distracted with a year’s membership to the Belcourt Theatre!

The person who already has everything? (perfect hair, dream career, spends the holiday in Turks and Caicos – isn’t that enough?)

A year’s membership to the Frist Center For The Visual Arts

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