Gifts Galore: Best Christmas Shopping in Nashville, 2013

Even if you got all the best deals you could on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, odds are there is still a person or two on your list who is notoriously hard to shop for. Luckily, Music City shoppers have a plethora of offbeat shops, high-end retailers and everything in between so you are sure to make everyone smile on Christmas morning. At GasLamp Antique and Decorating Mall, one of the state's largest antique malls, spend hours digging through vintage finds, amazing jewelry and so much more from the 160 vendors. Climate controlled, snacks and rocking music? What more could you want? Maybe it's the high, high end retailers that can only be found at The Mall at Green Hills - think Tiffany, although if you can't bear the thought of leaving your own neighborhood - whether that's 12South, East Nashville, Hillsboro Village, or even Franklin and Gallatin, there is no need. Nashville is full of a million treasures, so Christmas shopping can be as much of an exploration of the city you love as much as it is finding just the right gift for everyone in your life. The one downfall will be reigning in your spending to just the loved ones while making notes about what you have to come back later for yourself. 

The Marketplace at Amberleaf on on the historic downtown square in Gallatin is the perfect place to shop for creative, artistic and artisanal finds. Owner Patti Hall has opened the doors of the 7,500-square-foot building to more than 30 artists...  Read More

Hillsboro Village

This college district is ideal for completely losing an afternoon. There are many small shops offering 'on trend' items including handcrafted jewelry and housewares. Browse the captivating selection in the used bookstore and decades' old cook's...  Read More

Every day there's a new reason to stop into this shopping mecca. It's never too crowded, houses only the best stores (Nordstrom, J.Crew, Tory Burch, Restoration Hardware, Apple, Louis Vuitton) and boasts unique designer clothing/accessory...  Read More

Leave your downtown hotel and cross the river to explore a true artist's haven in one of the city's most energetic neighborhoods. The store-owners are creative, fun and display merchandise that is totally unique. The heart of the area is Five...  Read More

12th Avenue South
12th Avenue South
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Strolling through 12th South is a bit like taking a step both forward and back in time. Porches are commonplace and most doors are kept open (weather permitting). The residents here have a true walking neighborhood (and even their own farmer's...  Read More

Many top hotels offer daily shuttle service to this quaint and historic location. Nashville's elite make the 15-20-minute drive on a regular basis to browse the eclectic women's clothing at Haven (owned by coveted celeb stylist) or to try on...  Read More

The Gulch

The city's fastest-growing urban neighborhood is The Gulch. Walking distance from downtown and home to top high-rise residential developments, it's literally humming from the buzz. That starts at men's/women's clothing store, Two Old Hippies...  Read More

This open-air, pet-friendly avenue in the Green Hills neighborhood is home to a few of the city's most popular retailers. You will find Anthropologie, Whole Foods Body, West Elm, Calypso St Barths and other upscale national chains. But, the real...  Read More

Known as the apple barn, Opry Mills is Tennessee's largest outlet mall with household names like Bath and Body Works, Game Stop, Earthbound, Old Navy, Payless and Verizon. Located between the airport and downtown Nashville, Opry Mills has over...  Read More

GasLamp Antique and Decorating Mall
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You could spend hours browsing the unique merchandise at this 25,000 square-foot antique mall in Nashville. GasLamp Antiques - one of the largest antique malls in Tennessee with two huge buildings - boasts more than 160 space sfull of fine...  Read More


Meet Hollie Deese

Hollie Deese is a Nashville-based writer who has spent the past 10 years falling in love with the sights, sounds and flavors of Music City. Hollie has 15 years experience as a writer and...  More About Hollie

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