Starkville may be best known as a football town, but it’s also a hotbed for another favorite weekend activity: shopping! Mississippi’s College Town is home to dozens of great boutiques and locally owned shops that sell everything from the latest fashion trends and home décor to bath products, food items, and handmade crafts.
Peruse the streets of Starkville’s cute downtown or venture to one of the city’s many shopping centers. No matter where you decide to shop, you’re sure to find something special to take home.
Starkville: Mississippi’s Unique Boutique Town
With the holidays approaching, you might find that your “nice” list is growing at an alarming rate. There’s your sister, your niece, your mother-in-law, your co-workers, your children’s teachers … the list goes on and on.
The simple solution to your shopping woes? Starkville. With a huge variety of boutiques and specialty shops, Starkville has something for every type of woman on your gift list. Here’s where to start.
Gift Ideas For the Girly Girl
While ladies in this category may seem easy to buy for, there is a certain amount of pressure to keep up with latest trends and buy them something they’ll be proud to rock all season long. For the “it” girls in your group, head to Carli Co for all the newest fashions in clothing, accessories, and shoes. From unique gameday outfits for your college-age niece to stackable gold jewelry perfect for a chic chick of any age, Carli Co is all about spreading the style.
The name says it all at our next boutique recommendation. I Just Have to Have It is guaranteed to make your loved ones say exactly that when they see what you’ve bought for them. From white faux crocodile boots to ultra-cool leather crop tops, every piece at I Just Have to Have It is a showstopper. Not sure what to buy? Check out the boutique’s special “Christmas Gifts” section filled with fun items like beaded purses, luxurious room sprays, and cozy pajamas.
Gift Ideas For the Woman Who Has It All
If you’ve ever set out to buy a gift for someone and come up with absolutely zero ideas on what to get them, Starkville has you covered. For the woman who has it all, look no further than Dunkington or The Olive Tree. Billed as Starkville’s “Most Unique Boutique,” Dunkington Art & Jewelry is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind pieces made through acrylic painting with resin finishes. The beautiful marbling created by this process is displayed through a variety of pieces, from art to hang on your walls to wearable jewelry or home items like wine glasses, soap dispensers, tumblers, and more.
For the most discerning women on your shopping list, The Olive Tree is your spot. The retail shop from upscale design house Cumbaa Design Co. features a private label line of furniture selections, as well as curated fragrances and home accessories. The supremely elegant boutique is all about rich, cozy neutrals so you’ll find everything from gold-gilded frames to white leather totes on offer at this luxe shopping spot.
Gift Ideas For the Supermom
We all have those friends that constantly leave us wondering, “How do you do it all?!” For the supermoms among us, choose a gift that’s entirely for—and all about—them. These self-care goodies are sure to put a smile on any busy mom’s face. Pick a gorgeous arrangement or bouquet of fresh flowers from State Floral.
For something with a little more staying power, gift a peace lily or orchid plant that will come back year after year, or pair a floral arrangement with an accompaniment from their gift section like a candle, ceramic tray, or pair of earrings. The sky’s the limit at Liza Tye & Company. The massive marketplace features a huge variety of vendor booths selling everything from handmade pottery to women’s clothing, jewelry, and even vintage goods. No matter what your friend is into, you’re guaranteed to find something they’ll love at Liza Tye.
Gift Ideas For the Outdoorsy Girl
For the ladies on your list with an adventurous spirit, look no further than Reed’s or Owens Outfitters. Though Reed’s has been a Mississippi institution since 1905, they have no problem keeping up with latest in outdoor apparel. They carry popular brands like Patagonia, North Face, Columbia, and Kavu, so no matter what type of activity your loved one loves, from hiking to climbing to mountain biking, there’s something for them.
For the huntresses in your life, Owens Outfitters has everything they could ever need from optics to firearms, decoys to blind stands. For those who don’t hunt, you’ll also find great adventure lifestyle apparel, accessories, coolers, backpacks, and more.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to holiday shopping in Starkville. Want to see where else to shop in Starkville? Click here for more insider info on the best boutique shopping and so much more!