Why You Should Shop Early This Year

It's a widely debated topic about when it is appropriate to start celebrating Christmas in the south. Do you put the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving or after? Maybe you get angry when Christmas decorations are displayed before Halloween? We get it. Everyone has a steadfast opinion on the matter, but we lean more on the Christmas all year-round approach, if we're honest. (You can thank Ben for this!)

Whether you lean one way or another, there might be no other choice but to start Christmas shopping early this year. Due to supply chain issues and shipping delays that happened last year, it's best to get your shopping done as soon as possible, if you want to receive your gifts on time.

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday around the corner, there's a lot of opportunities to snag great deals from your favorite businesses. Ultimately, we hope that you'll choose to shop local and support American-made companies and makers!

Here are some local stores that you can support in Laurel:

Laurel Mercantile Co.

This flagship store is a treasure trove of new and old finds, co-owned by the Napiers. The original Laurel Mercantile closed in the 1930s. In 2016, the “Home Town” couple, along with Emily and Josh Nowell and Jim and Mallorie Rasberry, partnered to restore the building and business to its former glory. With a focus on selling American-made items, you can feel good about shopping at LMCo.


Scotsman General Store

Grab a vintage glass bottle soda, your favorite snack and stick around for awhile to watch our Scotsman Co. woodworking team hard at work. Inspired by general stores of yesteryear, The Scotsman General Store is sure to remind you of a place from your own hometown. With hundreds of glass bottle sodas to choose from, unique candies and stack, you'll definitely want to sit and stay a spell. If you stick around long enough, you might get to see Ben and his team filming the next season of HGTV's Home Town


The Cotton Boll

You'll find a little bit of everything here. A men's section providing men's soaps and bath items. A women's section of bath and body products, clothes and pajamas.  A children's section containing baby items such as gowns, clothing, teething rings and swaddles/blankets. Home décor, kitchen accessories, pillows and candles can be found here as well!


Lott Furniture

 Laurel’s oldest furniture company and cornerstone institution in Downtown. Lott Furniture offers a variety of styles and selections of furniture for any taste.


Guild and Gentry

Laurel’s finest menswares and home of Ben’s favorite Barber.


Southern Antiques

This award-winning downtown shop features home wares, gifts and antiques in a 100-year-old, three-story building. It’s also home to the area’s largest bridal registry. Owner and Laurel-native Andrea Milham uses her design background and retail experience to keep the shop stocked with unique finds and quality products made by local artisans.


Peddlers’ Junktion

For the vintage shopper, this antique and vintage market is a must-see. It’s full of antiques as well as artisan wares and also features an upscale boutique where shoppers can find trendy jewelry and clothing.


The Remnant

We use carefully selected donated goods sold at a fair price to provide living wages, opportunities and life skills for women at Dwell: A Transitional Housing Community for Women.


The Laurel Leaf 

The Boutique on Central

JParker Reclaimed


Bella Bella

Allie’s on Magnolia

Hellfighter’s Motorcycle Shop

Pillow Tree Interiors

The Bookstore in the Window

Today’s Furniture

Quarter Century

Leila’s Boutique

LollyBells Children’s Boutique and Gifts

Elegant Evenings

Rusty Chandelier

The Plaid Pecan Consignment & Boutique

Goodness Gracious

*Some exclusions may apply.