Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Ideas in Nashville

Things To Do 12/23/2018
Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Ideas in Nashville

We all have good intentions when it comes to holiday shopping, but sometimes, time seems to slip away from us and we’re left scrambling to find that perfect gift the day before Christmas. Hey, no judgment. We’ve all been there.

If you’re in a similar boat this year, we’ve put a list together for you of some local Nashville shops that offer some great gift items you can snag immediately. After all, no one needs the awkwardness of showing up empty-handed to grandma’s house. Remember, though, while it’s fun to give and receive, the best present you can give this year is your presence. (See what we did there?) Enjoy your quality time with friends and family and happy holidays to you all.

Bits & Pieces

This Germantown antique boutique is one of our favorite shops in all of Nashville. It makes a great spot for last-minute gifts because it offers both new and vintage items. Everyone loves the classics, right?

Peruse the shelves and you’ll find carefully curated antiques and locally-made products that will brighten the holiday of even the most Scrooge-like family members.

Alexis + Bolt

This store features mostly men’s and women’s apparel and shoes, but they also have some great accessories and small home decor items. It’s all really trendy and well-made and you’d be hard-pressed to find something that wasn’t a hit with your friends or family.

Better yet, they recently added a personal styling service that doesn’t cost a penny. You could schedule an hour-long session with one of five stylists and help your gift recipient select exactly what they want. It takes all the pressure off choosing the right present, and that sounds pretty perfect to us.


While you’re in the Germantown area at Bits & Pieces and Alexis + Bolt, pop into Wilder, a showroom and design shop selling everything from furniture and lighting to fragrance and apparel. For quick gifts, we love their tabletop collection.

You can find unique and trendy decor like hand blown glass tumblers, artfully-made dishes, and marble serving boards, to name a few. They’re not the typical home decor items, and it’s one of the reasons why we love them so much. We think you and whomever you’re buying them for will, too.

White’s Mercantile

When Holly Williams opened White’s Mercantile, it was with the goal of creating a modern day general store where patrons could find everything from french antiques and dog food to aprons, candles and sunglasses. She succeeded and this cool shop on 12th Avenue South is one of the best places to find gifts in the city. The hardest part for you will be narrowing down your choices.

Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.

Handcrafted by native Nashvillians in the heart of Music City, Olive & Sinclair is the paramount bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the South and the only one in Tennessee. Slow-roasted and stone ground in small batches, select single origin beans are combined with pure brown sugar for a smooth and robust flavor.

Their combination of traditional methods, modern European technique and classic southern flavors make Olive & Sinclair a natural choice for the chocolate lover in your life. Taste a sample and you’ll want a thing or two for yourself, too.

Two Old Hippies

Located at 12th and Pine in The Gulch area, this store is ideal for finding the perfect last-minute gift. In addition to offering a large selection of the best made acoustic guitars like CF Martin, Lowden, JW Gallagher, and Batson, the rest of the store is an experience in itself.

Shop their unique apparel collections, accessories, fun novelty and gift items, and don’t forget to check the walls. Their lined with an incredible collection of rock ‘n roll memorabilia all available for sale.

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