7 Downtown Dickson Stores to Shop for the Holidays

High Cotton
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There is nothing like shopping local during the holidays, especially downtown in Dickson. It stimulates the local economy and creates the character that makes this community so special.

When you buy from a local business 68% of the money you spend stays in the local economy, versus 43% if you buy from a national chain store. According to fundera.com, local business generates 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail. And 61% of people shop at local businesses because of their unique product selection. Like the stores we have written about below.

Here are seven local businesses in downtown Dickson offering great holiday gift items for the home and family.

1High Cotton

106 East College Street
Dickson, Tennessee
(336) 693-4311

Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Dickson, this retail store has more than 100 vendor booths offering everything from vintage glassware to fine art to handmade soaps to frilly dresses for little girls to gifts to clothing. Owner Ande Truman has made this a store to be explored. It is a place with something for everyone!

2Main Street Emporium

111 South Main Street
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 375-8542

 One paragraph hardly offers enough space to describe everything that Main Street Emporium carries. They have soaps and personal items for men and women, toys for kids, good smells for the home, toys, candles, home décor and even some clothing items. They also offer laser engraving, embroidery, screen printing, awards, and trophies. It takes a visit to take in all the different things they carry. It’s a great place to go exploring. 

3At Home on Main

115 North Main Street
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 375-8241

Since 2019, Brooke Breese of At Home on Main has taken her passion for fashion and beauty and turned it into an incredible place to shop for Christmas or any time of the year. This shop’s clothing and accessories for women stand out because pride is taken in carrying items that are unique, high quality, and affordable. If you see something and they don’t have your size, Breese might be able to order it for you! She also loves giving back to the Dickson community, to support the community that she appreciates supporting her.

4Spunky Monkey Home Interiors

112 North Main
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 441-8885

More than a shop specializing in affordable and eclectic home interior items, they also carry unique gifts, stunning jewelry and super cute women’s clothing. For many visitors to town it is their go-to shop when in Dickson, but a local favorite, too. The owner and employees are friendly and helpful. The prices are always reasonable. Plus, it has a wonderful atmosphere. Be sure to support this fun, uncommon downtown shop! You’ll be glad you did.

5Patina V

102 North Main Street
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 375-8459

Patina V is a family-owned business offering home furnishings and decor, women’s accessories, jewelry gifts, and women’s apparel. Lots of vintage and handmade items from local crafters and artists. The owners and staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. They are great at putting a “look” together. And the store offers items you won’t see anywhere else. Items include one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures, handmade farm tables, fantastic jewelry, the best smelling candles. They also offer different classes and events like artists painting live at different times.

6Reading Rock Books

112 North Main Street
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 326-0401

Offering new and used books, as well as gifts for the readers of all ages, Reading Rock is a family owned business. They pride themselves on creating a warm, welcoming environment that offers personalized service from friendly booksellers who are always available to help find a specific book or make personalized book recommendations. If they don’t have exactly what you are looking for, they will happily special order it for you. Then they ship it, provide curbside pickup, or in-town delivery. All readers will find something here to love.

7Fussell’s Men and Boys Shop

103 North Main Street
Dickson, Tennessee

Fussell’s Shop for Men and Boys has continually offered friendly, small-town service since 1936. It was then that Norman Fussell and his wife, Billie, had the dream of opening their own dry goods store on Main Street. The first location was at the north corner of what is now Fussell’s Shop. Later, with an expanded staff and more merchandise, Fussell’s moved across the alley. While the store has been sold to Tim Spann, he still offers free gift wrapping and free basic alterations. Be sure to make your way to Downtown Dickson to this shop where you will find many popular menswear brands. And their superior customer service and high quality of product will insure your Christmas presents are a holiday hit.

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