It's time to start thinking about holiday gift giving! Whoever the lucky people are that make it onto your shopping lists, we've got great options for checking off those gifts. With more unique shops and boutiques then ever, Morgan County's a great place to enjoy a day of shopping in a friendly, relaxed small town setting. Check out the many shops now open in downtown Martinsville and Mooresville and don't miss the one-of-a-kind options in Morgantown (have you been to the House of Clocks?).
Holiday Open House events are the perfect excuse to indulge in a day of shopping, and several will be hosted by shops in Morgan County this season, beginning the first weekend of November. Here's a list of where you'll find awesome gifts and great deals to kick off the holiday shopping season in November and December! Check out our shopping page for more fun independent shops and boutiques to visit, and watch our calendar for more event opportunities!
Berries & Ivy Country Store
The transformation from Halloween to Holidays is a big on at this fun shop - so big that they'll completely close up shop on Nov. 6 to make the switch, then unveil their holiday spirit on Nov. 7! This family-owned shop is a Martinsville tradition, and so is their annual Christmas Open House event! Seriously, there are typically people waiting in line outside the store when the doors open at 10 am. Why, you ask? Well, to get a jump on that holiday shopping, of course... and because the first 50 customers in the door receive a special gift! No matter what time you arrive, you'll find holiday home decor and gift items to delight those on your shopping list (or maybe yourself).
Martinsville Candy Kitchen
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen will kick off their 101st Candy Cane Season on Saturday, Nov. 7. Enjoy one of three candy cane pours throughout the day, shop for your favorite candies and chocolates, indulge in some ice cream... and don't forget to place those holiday candy cane orders if you haven't already! (If you aren't already familiar with this iconic Morgan County sweet shop, see our Candy Cane FAQs for more info on this fun holiday tradition.)
The Painted Cottage
Located on Jefferson Street, The Painted Cottage will host a Holiday Open House on November 14 and 15, from 10 am to 5 pm. You'll find lots of fun holiday decor items as well as all their regular goodies.
Celebrations Boutique, located on Main Street in Martinsville, will hold a Holiday Open House on November 14. This cute shop has a wide variety of fun holiday items and decor, plus a wide selection of bridal gowns and other wedding related items.
This fun and stylish boutique is located on Washington Street in downtown Martinsville. Get a jump on shopping for those special women in your life at their Holiday Open House event on Saturday, November 14. You'll find personally chosen clothing and accessories to fit each individual's style in a beautifully renovated historic space.
Fables and Fairy Tales
Everyone's favorite local bookstore, Fables and Fairy Tales in downtown Martinsville, will host their 2020 Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 15. You'll find amazing books for everyone on your list, but that's not all - unique toys, craft items, quirky t-shirts and more are all available at this independent book shop. (Gift certificates make great stocking stuffers, too, if you aren't sure what type of books to buy for that special someone!)
Wood and Cotton
Main Street, Martinsville
Located just a couple blocks off the downtown square in Martinsville, Wood and Cotton will host their Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 14. Be sure to stop in and browse for a wide selection of gift items for just about everyone on your list. You'll find everything from carefully chosen apparel to fun home decor, plus some surprising creations from local artisans!
The Sterling Butterfly
This downtown Martinsville shop is the perfect place to find fun gift ideas from Indiana based artisans ranging from jewelry to pottery to paintings, plus a thoughtfully chosen collection of additional items as well. An artist herself, owner and jeweler Pam Hurst invites you kickoff the holiday shopping season with a Holiday Open House and 7th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, November 14. Stop in for swag bags, specials, refreshments and more, plus a great selection of gift items for those on your list, or maybe even yourself!
The Weathered Birdhouse
The Weathered Birdhouse will have their 2020 Christmas Open House event on November 14. Stop in to browse through their carefully chosen collection of home decor and accessories and handcrafted birdhouses, feeders and other barn wood items.
Frilly Frolics & The Pretty Penny Boutique and Simply Blessed Mercantile
Morton Avenue, Martinsville
Join these two stores on Morton Avenue for twice the holiday shopping fun! Frilly Frolics & The Pretty Penny Boutique features carefully chosen clothing and accessories for kids and ladies. Simply Blessed Mercantile is a home decor store with beautiful handmade items, farmhouse decor and even some antiques. Together, they can fill a wide variety of your shopping needs. Browse the many options at their holiday open house on November 14 and 15. Complementary donuts and coffee bar will be available on both days.
Join family-owned DeLyn Jewelry for a week long Christmas Open House Extravaganza on Nov. 16-21! You'll enjoy 30-50% off regular prices on select jewelry, free layaway with only 10% down and free Christmas gift wrapping! Stop in and browse their many beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry as well as personalized pieces, carefully selected ladies apparel and accessories.
Willowfield Lavender Farm
Smoky Row Road, Mooresville
Willowfield Lavender Farm will host their annual Holiday Open House event on November 19-22. Hours will be 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday through Saturday, and Noon to 4 pm Sunday. Stop in and pick up lavender scented gifts for your loved ones (or yourself!) to help make this holiday season one to remember. Current guidelines in place at the shop include facemasks, a limited number of customers inside at one time, and gloves (provided). You can also order via their online store; orders can be shipped or picked up at the farm by appointment.
Third Thursday Shop the Square Event: Shop Small
Downtown Martinsville merchants will be kicking off Shop Small Saturday a bit early this year! That's right, come out on the Third Thursday of November for an evening of shopping, food and fun. It'll also be the kickoff to downtown's Small Business Saturday passport program. That gives all you shoppers time to get out and shop small before the official Small Business Saturday date on November 28. Pick up your passport anytime, beginning on Thursday, November 19 and take as much time as you like between the 19th and the 28th to shop small businesses in downtown Martinsville!
Third Thursday Shop The Square Event - Guys' Night Out
Okay guys, this one's for you - you don't want to miss the December 17th Third Thursday Shop the Square event. This fun event from downtown Martinsville merchants has a different theme each month and December's theme is "Guys Night Out." Intended to provide a helpful (and fun) holiday shopping experience just for the guys, this event will feature great holiday gift ideas for all the important people on your shopping list. From gifts for the ladies to ideas on how to delight the little ones, this is your night to get out there and get that shopping done while you support locally-owned businesses at the same time. Plus, your significant other will be impressed - not just with your gift choices, but that you're finished shopping before Christmas Eve, too!