GUIDE: 18 places to find holiday gifts in Franklin, Brentwood

There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With many small businesses struggling this year, the holidays are a great time to support a local shop while finding something for everyone on your gift list. Holiday hours and restrictions may vary by location.

For a customized gift

Sew What Gifts & Stitches

This Brentwood boutique offers gifts, such as wraps, handbags and robes, that can be personalized with monograms and logos in a number of font choices.

6950 Moores Lane, Brentwood


615-661-5858

www.sewwhatgifts.com

Big Frog

The locally owned franchise offers personalized shirts, bags, face masks and more that can be customized with company logos and personal messages.

9135 Carothers Parkway, Ste, 103, Franklin

615-807-2698

www.bigfrog.com

For the teacher

Curio Brewing Co.

This Franklin coffee shop and brewery offers house-roasted coffee beans as well as to-go cans of house-made cold brew coffee.

216 Noah Drive, Franklin

615-472-1124

www.curiobrewing.com

Rock Paper Scissors

Whether teaching virtually or in-person, Rock Paper Scissors offers supplies for teachers, from desk pads and colorful pens to art prints, puzzles and stickers.

17 Main St., Ste 110, Franklin

615-791-0150

www.rockpaperscissor.com

Yarrow Acres

This downtown Franklin store carries a wide range of potted plants to lighten up a classroom, from small succulents and ferns to large fiddle leaf figs. The shop also carries scented candles, pots and books.

424 Main St., Ste. A, Franklin

615-591-7090

www.facebook.com/yarrowacres

For the host

The Bottle Shop at McEwen

This beer and wine market carries a selection of bottles to bring to a dinner or holiday gathering, including domestic and international wines and local craft beers. The shop also carries spirits and curates wine samplers each month to help shoppers find new favorites.

1556 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin

615-8070-1656

www.bottleshop-mcewen.com

Hester & Cook

For hosts who love to entertain, Hester & Cook offers a wide variety of items for their next event, including vintage glassware, place mats, party supplies and wine stoppers.

340A Main St., Franklin

615-905-8180

www.hesterandcook.com

For the foodie

Herban Market

In addition to their restaurant, this eatery also operates a market with wine and craft beer as well as spices, coffees, teas, and bottles of specialty olive oils and vinegars.

3078 Maddux Way, Franklin

615-567-6240

www.herban-market.com

Olivia Olive Oil

This newly-relocated shop offers a selection of extra virgin and infused olive oils as well as pastas, spice blends and other gourmet foods and mixes.

118 E. Main St., Franklin

615-771-9595

www.oliviaevoo.com

Noble Springs Dairy

Franklin-based dairy farm Noble Springs Dairy has been creating artisanal goat cheese for the past 11 years. Flavors such as garlic-herb chevre, cheddar and feta are available. The farm also offers goat milk soap and fudge. Cheeses can be found at various Williamson County retailers as well as on the farm’s website.

3144 Blazer Road, Franklin

615-481-9546

www.noble-springs.com

For the hard-to-shop-for

Carpe Diem Records

From Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings to Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, Carpe Diem carries thousands of vinyl records as well as CDs, vintage cameras and antiques.

212 S. Margin St., Franklin

615-429-0157

www.carpediem212.com

Walton’s Antique Jewelry

For a special gift with a backstory, Walton’s carries antique rings, brooches, watches, earrings and more. The shop is currently open by appointment only.

410 Main St., Franklin

615-790-0244

www.waltonsjewelry.com

Rare Prints Gallery

From 19th-century botanical prints and maps to portraits and wildlife, this gallery carries art removed from old and out-of-print books.

420 Main St., Franklin

615-472-1980

www.rareprintsgallery.com

For the new-in-town

Katy’s Hallmark Shop

The Brentwood shop carries Nashville- and Tennessee-themed gifts as well as holiday decor, apparel, home decor items and more.

241 Franklin Road, Brentwood

615-373-0481

www.katysgifts.com

Twine Graphics

Shoppers can find Franklin, Nashville and Tennessee shirts that have been screen-printed at Twine’s Franklin-based production shop. The retail store also carries stamped leather goods, embroidered hats and accessories.

304 Public Square, Franklin

615-538-8031

www.twinegraphics.com

White’s Mercantile

Owned by singer-songwriter Holly Williamson, this general store-style shop carries Southern-inspired gifts, toys, home decor and apparel.

345 Main St., Franklin

615-721-8028

www.whitesmercantile.com

Sanctuary South

Located in the Westhaven community, Sanctuary South carries a selection of Tennessee-themed apparel, nonperishable food items from Franklin and Nashville companies and small-batch candles named for local neighborhoods.

158 Front St., Ste. 104, Franklin

615-435-3779

www.sanctuarysouthtn.com

Made in Tennessee Gifts

This Franklin store offers gift boxes and baskets with curated goods from Tennessee companies, such as Goo Goo Clusters, Colt’s Bolts chocolate, hot chicken seasoning, local coffee and more.

230 Franklin Road, Franklin

615-540-6997

www.shopmadeintn.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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