Tis the season to be shopping
As the holidays approach, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Whether they’re in love with interior design or daydreaming about days in the sun, here are thirteen stunning holiday shopping destinations that you won’t want to miss.
The motto at White’s Mercantile is, “A general store for the modern-day tastemaker,” and their collection of eclectic must-have items are always on-trend. True to its roots, this storefront is a one-stop-shop that makes holiday shopping simple because you can find something for the whole family here—gourmet hot cocoa mixes for the kids, signature fragrances for him and her, and organic treats for your furry friends. White’s Mercantile showcases items at a variety of different price levels, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you aren’t exactly sure what that is when you walk in. Whether you’re hunting for something special for a loved one or trying to stay under budget for your company’s Secret Santa exchange, White’s Mercantile’s broad variety of gifts and goodies will help you cross off that wishlist. Singer-songwriter Holly Williams created White’s Mercantile in 2013 to save an iconic gas station, bring something old and something new to the Nashville shopping scene, and harken back to the days of general stores and small communities. Since then, White’s Mercantile has expanded to seven locations, including three right here in Tennessee. With locations in 12th South, Green Hills, and a little bit further south in Franklin, White’s Mercantile is a convenient shopping stop this holiday season.
Living With Landyn is a fast favorite for shopping apparel, home decor, and more. This West Nashville boutique is tucked inside L&L Market, a hotspot for lifestyle boutiques, gourmet pastries, and holistic skincare, which makes it the perfect location for this eclectic shop. The owner and brain behind the business is wife, mama, and online best friend Landyn from her blog of the same name, Living With Landyn. After acquiring a sizable online presence, including nearly 300,000 Instagram followers, she opened the storefront where she makes the items she loves easily accessible. Not sure what to get before you go? Browse her online gift guides to get inspired, whether you’re hunting for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life or trying to track down something your teens won’t hate.
3. Welcome Home
Credit: Welcome Home Nashville Colorful and eccentric, Welcome Home is an East Nashville shopping staple that has a little something for everyone on your shopping list. This funky gift shop carries everything from home decor must-haves, like rugs and lamps, as well as coffee mugs with comedic slogans, scented candles with innovative fragrances, and stunning kitchen serveware. Their collection is off-kilter and vibrant, and it’s the perfect place to shop for anyone in your life with a dazzling sense of humor. Welcome Home also makes last-minute shopping a little bit easier because they’ll hand wrap all your gifts to save you the time and the tape. If you’re hesitant to go shopping this season, don’t fret! Welcome Home makes it simple to shop their quirky selection from the comfort of your own home with their online extension.
Green Hills is renowned for its excellent shopping, and the bookworms in your life will love a gift from Parnassus Books. This independent bookstore has been co-owned by author Ann Patchett and her business partner Karen Hayes since opening in 2011, and it has since become a local favorite spot for congregating and connecting avid bibliophiles from across the city. Whether you shop indoors at their stunning Hillsboro Pike storefront or online, Parnassus Books is the perfect place to hunt for literature this holiday season. Plus, their booksellers package and ship orders every day so that you can have the books you need by the holidays.
5. H. Audrey
Luxury women’s apparel finds a home at H. Audrey. This stunning ladies’ boutique is the brainchild of Holly Williams, a recognizable name around Nashville’s boutique shopping scene and the owner of White’s Mercantile. This apparel store opened its doors in 2007, and since then, it has made good on its promise to bring consciously curated designer stylings to Green Hills. Here, you’ll find world-class, globally-inspired fashion items from clothing to jewelry to accessories. While you’re here, consider picking up something special for yourself this holiday season with their one-on-one styling services.
For the men in your life, head over to Onward Reserve. This men’s apparel boutique aims to inspire its customers to “Live Authentically,” and their catalog of high-end menswear hopes to inspire a lifestyle that creates revered memories and fond moments. With fleece pullovers, leather gloves, and scented candles on display, you’ll be able to choose a thoughtful gift for the men in your life. If you aren’t exactly sure where to start, consider browsing their gift guides online, where they map out thoughtful gift ideas For The Sportsman, For The Golfer, and more.
For ethically made handcrafted shoes and accessories, look no further than Nisolo. This Germantown stronghold is also the company’s headquarters, and here you’ll find men’s and women’s shoes designed with sustainability and style in mind. Belts, boots, and bags are made with careful attention to detail, and not only does each purchase guarantee their factory employees a living wage, but also combats climate change by protecting the Amazon Basin from deforestation. Plus, Nisolo is determined to provide all goods at a fair price, so you’ll be able to stock up on handcrafted leather goods this holiday season.
When in Germantown, be sure to swing by Bits & Pieces Antique Boutique. This charming antique shop has a myriad of gifts that make it simple to find something for everyone on your list. From candles in upcycled wine bottles and retro decanters to antioxidant facial serums and vintage graphic tees, Bits & Pieces has a delightful variety in their inventory.
You won’t want to miss out on Abode Mercantile’s selection of thoughtfully curated gifts this holiday season. Intentionally curated, Abode Mercantile’s inventory specializes in personally made home decor and gifts, such as jewelry and accessories, but more recently they’ve added an exclusive line of bath and body products designed by owners Todd and Travis. With both the online shop and the brick-and-mortar storefront available for holiday shopping, Abode Mercantile is an excellent destination for gifts for the family.
10. Pottery Barn
In Green Hills, Pottery Barn makes it easy to browse luxury home decor items that are perfect for the interior designers in your life. Here, you’ll find upscale goods from indoor and outdoor furnishings, art and room accessories, a plethora of rugs, and so much more. Pottery Barn has been a staple in luxury home goods for more than seventy years, so this tried and true shopping destination is sure to have a sparkling selection that will wow your loved ones this holiday season.
Credit: Nashville Guru Chic women’s boutique Hemline is perfect for the fashionista in your life. Their catalog is brimming with statement pieces that inspire creativity, and with a handful of online exclusives, it’s simple to find the perfect gifts while maintaining social distance. Hemline carries select Tess and Tricia jewelry, the sultry, satin Frida Dress, and stunning faux crocodile boots in metallic pink in collaboration with Billini. Hemline originally began in New Orleans, where it took the south by storm, and now Green Hills is happy to be one of its homes.
Posh Boutique in Hillsboro Village is a men and women’s apparel boutique that has all the hottest styles; they stay on the cutting edge of upcoming trends by curating leading brands into a mesmerizing collection dedicated to unique styles. Whether you’re hunting for a statement jacket for her or a smart button-up for him, Posh has something for the fashion-oriented loved ones in your life. For your daily dose of fashion inspiration, check out their Instagram for inventory updates and dressing tips.
13. A Thousand Faces
A Thousand Faces is a funky fresh take on an old-fashioned mercantile. Previously housed in Hillsboro Village, this artisan-focused general store has moved to online merchandising only, which means you won’t have to brave the holiday crowds to find the gifts you need. With a flair for the rustic and the unexpected, you’re sure to find the perfect present here.
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