The Best Places to Shop Local in Franklin for the Holidays

Holiday gift shopping can be stressful…unless you’re doing it in downtown Franklin! Come December, historic Main Street can easily be the scene of a Christmas Hallmark movie, with holiday music filling the air, red-cheeked shoppers merrily darting in and out of shops and eateries, and storefront windows showcasing decadent displays of Christmas cheer. Here in Franklin, holiday shopping isn’t a chore—it’s a delight!

Whether you’re searching for local art, home goods, heirloom jewelry, or fun and whimsical finds, you’ll find plenty of options for all your friends and family members in Franklin’s many shops and boutiques. Check out a few of our favorite holiday shopping stops below and see why shopping locally here is so much fun.

Downtown Franklin is teeming with delightful shops, galleries, and boutiques, all filled with memorable gift options for all your friends and family members. At White’s Mercantile, browse home, baby, clothing, and food items, all carefully chosen by owner Holly Williams. Avec Moi is popular for its new and vintage gifts and home accessories, while Hester & Cook offers gorgeous tableware items, kitchen accessories, stationery, holiday decorations, and more. 

Head to Bink’s Outfitters and Franklin Road Apparel Company for the men in your life. Book lovers will appreciate a rare or first-edition copy of their favorite novel from Landmark Booksellers. If you’re looking for a future family heirloom, head to Gallery 202 for one-of-a-kind paintings, antiques, glass, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture.  

A day spent holiday shopping in Leiper’s Fork is a marvelous day indeed! Head to David Arms Gallery for the artist’s unforgettable paintings, prints, and luxury men’s accessories. Check out The Copper Fox Gallery for an exquisite selection of local arts and crafts. Moo Country can best be described as what Stevie Nicks’ closet would look like if she were a cowgirl. Props Antiques has southern-inspired antiques and old-fashioned children’s toys and games. And Creekside Trading Company has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for cozy clothing, unique home goods, whimsical gifts, or jewelry. 

The Factory at Franklin is currently under renovation, but its excellent selection of shops is still open! You’ll find a range of gift items at Made in TN designed and made right here in Tennessee. Judith Bright is home to handmade artisanal jewelry, handcrafted one piece at a time. Fork of the South is the place to go for shabby chic home accessories with a Southern twist. And Times Past & Present offers an eclectic selection of gifts, souvenirs, clothing, and unforgettable gifts. 

Check out the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin for a well-curated selection of Franklin-centric gifts, including custom Franklin-scented candles, a limited edition cloisonné Christmas ornament depicting Main Street (only 60 have been made!), Franklin t-shirts, books on the area, and more. Between December 12th and 24th, spend $75 on non-sale merchandise and receive $20 off a single item at your time of purchase! 

The Perfect Setting in Franklin’s Grassland Community is a local favorite for gifts and home decor, but what really sets this shop apart is its monogramming service. Choose from one of the store’s platters and trays, or bring your own to the store, and they’ll monogram it for you. It’s hard to think of a more unique and thoughtful gift than an antique or vintage tray personally monogrammed with your loved one’s initials. The store monograms clothing as well. 

With so many options, shopping for friends and family couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable. Make shopping in Franklin one of your family’s annual holiday traditions. You’ll find it’s just as fun for you as it is for everyone on your gift list!