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Our Top 4 Stores for Holiday Shopping in Nashville

Searching for the best places to do your holiday shopping this year? Do you love supporting locally owned businesses? Look no further.   These are our favorite places to shop for the whole family!

1. Arcade

Located in Hillsboro Village, this is seriously the hippest baby and children’s store in town! From their vast selection of wooden toys and stuffed animals to their vintage inspired clothing and shoes for newborn through elementary ages, Arcade is it. Here you can also find items for the little one’s nursery, toys and natural care items for bath time, and unique children’s books. They even carry a selection of natural self-care products for moms. We could spend hours admiring every detail!

Plaid Rabbit is your one stop shop for truly elegant children’s furnishings and clothing. There are so many choices for personalizing the nursery and kids’ rooms, complete with rugs, lamps, and chandeliers! Their designer clothing is so sweet you may get a cavity. We highly recommend them for all things kid and baby!

White’s Mercantile is a reflection of local mom, singer-songwriter and successful entrepreneur Holly Williams. Modeled after her grandfather’s Mercantile in Mer Rouge Louisiana, this general store for the modern-day tastemaker focuses on curated items for him, her, baby, pup and home.  The local, regional and national brands that stock the shelves at White’s Mercantile are the best of the best products Holly uses daily and has discovered on her travels as a touring artist. Holly stocks the best of kids and baby, from green toys, Paige Lauren clothing, Hansel from Basel Kids, Katherine Edmonds Wovenplay. With media attention from, Vogue, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Garden and Gun, The Travel Channel, The Today Show and more, White’s is getting not only local but national attention.  With their newest location now open (just in time for Christmas) at 345 Main St. in downtown Franklin, White’s is your one stop shop for the holidays.

Thrive is a retail store with a cause, nestled on Fatherland Street in East Nashville. Vibrant in color and unmistakable in invigorating aroma, Thrive has all items fair trade, organic, and local. A variety of beeswax candles are handmade in the store by owner, Mark Wood, and scented with pure essential oil blends. Warning: Once you start buying the candles, you can’t stop. Here you can also find a variety of smudge, incense, and self-care products ranging from soap, Himalayan bath salts, essential oils, to luxurious rose water and witch hazel. Gorgeous tapestries and original art adorn the walls, recycled glass sets for the kitchen contrast beautifully with natural fibers of acacia baskets and jute and recycled leather rugs. At Thrive, you can treat yourself to natural stone jewelry and local chocolate, get compostable bamboo plates and utensils for that party you’re throwing, choose from a selection of Little Unicorn products for baby, and leave with a meditation cushion to boot. Oh, and do you need furniture? They have that too, and it’s amazing. You should be there right now.

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