When you shop local, you’ll not only find something cool for Dad, but you’ll be building roads and schools. Your sales tax dollars provide activities at Sports Com and Patterson Park, as well as funds for ball fields and picnic shelters. So, when you buy local, it’s sort of like buying him two gifts, one special one from you, and the chance for him to picnic with the family in one of the parks or go biking along the greenway.
Here are several locally owned businesses that are sure to have something that Dad will love, after all, it’s coming from you.
The walls and shelves of Bink’s are covered in the latest styles of clothing and shoes from Columbia, Vineyard Vines, Patagonia, Teva, and Under Armour. They also carry a complete line of Yeti products.
13 South Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
1720 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
2Buckle & Hide Leatherworks
Looking for the latest in leather bike gear, a belt, gloves, boots, handbags, sandals, or a jacket, check out Buckle and Hyde. Located in an old log cabin in Smyrna, they have an extensive assortment of the latest styles and knowledgeable service. Not just for bikers, great leathers for all.
Don’t get Dad a tie, get him a nice leather belt, a new wallet, or better yet, that leather jacket that will make him the coolest Dad around.
Buckle & Hide
197 Enon Springs Road West Smyrna, TN 37167
Hours Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For funny Dads, they have super cool sox. They are a little snarky and a little bit sporty.
If your Dad likes elegant and sophisticated, Quinn’s has that, too. Tennessee high ball glasses, decanters, Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries, and an assortment of mixers from Walkers can all be found in the shop just off the square.
301 North Spring Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hours Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Chocolate. Need we say more. But, also famous for the annual Murfreesboro Christmas tree ornament, great local gifts, flavored olive oils, and much more.
If your Dad loves food, this is the place to come. They carry many Made in Tennessee items like Soberdough beer bread mixes, Nashville Jam Company Pepper Jelly, and Olive and Sinclair chocolate.
Country Gourmet will make it easy for you. They create gift baskets and even ship them out of town, and deliver in town!
107 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Located on the Murfreesboro City Square, Holden’s Hardware is an institution. Begun by current owner Rollie Holden’s grandfather, it has a long history of having just what you need to get the job done. Often, you’ll find things there that no one else in town carries.
It’s like stepping back in time to an old-fashioned hardware and dry goods store, with just about anything you can think of related to fixing the home can be found there. And some things you’d never think of. Looking for a folding sawhorse, they have that. Combo Tool Set, they have that, too!
104 South Maple Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
6Haynes True Value Hardware
From flowers and fertilizer to car parts to hammers and saws, Haynes has it all. But best of all they have a dedicated and helpful staff who are there to help you find what you need.
Another thing they have is a library of how-to videos for any do-it-yourself project that Dad is getting ready to tackle. They even have an idea house to tour online with improvement ideas. Cracks in the concrete, they have a video for that!
Haynes True Value Hardware
1807 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hours Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
7Gil’s Ace Hardware
Like Holden’s and Haynes, Gil’s Ace Hardware has been passed from one family member to the next. And also like the other hardware stores on this list, they have all of the typical hardware store items and a few unique things that the community just expects to be there.
Friendly, helpful, funny, and knowledgeable, the staff will help you find the perfect thing for Dad, and have you chuckling by the time you leave. Coming here is like taking a trip out to an old general store where everyone gathers to find out what’s happening with their neighbors, and to find out if their neighbors are in need of any help. Just taking ad here for a visit might be gift enough.
Gil’s Ace Hardware
415 Nissan Drive Smyrna, TN 37167
Hours Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.