In typical times, the Highland Village Courtyard is a bustling gathering spot for the community.

Nestled in the heart of the Jackson just off of I-55 North is the city’s largest, most eclectic shopping destination, Highland Village.

The “iconic hub of the community” has birthed a new version of itself in recent years with renovations, new tenants and a renewed sense of place.

Local artists’ works are prominent among the grounds here, cleverly placed alongside delectable dining, and regional and national retail, including the state’s only Whole Foods Market.

Today, with the help of the Highland Village Gift Guide, though, we want to highlight the unique local boutiques of the center as we encourage you to shop small and shop local this holiday season.

For the Fashion Forward

Red Sqaure

Red Square Clothing – Women get a lot of fashion attention during the holidays. Red Square can certainly help you find the perfect gift for her, but they also cater to the fashion-forward gentlemen on your list. (And currently offer incredible storewide sales!)

Maison Weiss – Not only is Maison Weiss your place to shop the finest name brands and luxury labels in the city, but this year you can also experience Personal Shopping at its best. Make an appointment and let their team of stylists help you pick out the perfect gift.

J.McLaughlin – From a Sunday morning walk with the dogs to cocktails al fresco with the girls; this chic monochrome look will go the distance this holiday. And once you’re done finding your perfect look, grab some fun accessories for your fashion-forward friends.

For the Food & Wine Aficionado


Aplos – Simple Mediterranean at its best. From wraps and salads to burgers and pizzas, everyone loves Aplos! Surprise your friends with a gift card for their Frosé cravings or treat your family to an Aplos pizza kit.

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar – Steaks and seafood, pasta and exquisite deserts (and cocktails), give the gift of happy hour at BRAVO! Treat those you love to a night out – your treat.

Char – Nothing says “special” like dinner at Char. For the steak lover on your list, a gift card to Char would easily make you the favorite. And if you’re feeling extra generous, treat them to a New Year’s Eve experience they’ll never forget.

For the Adventure Seeker

Wren & Ivy

Buffalo Peak Outfitters – Looking for a clever gift for your adventure seeker? Grab a reusable water bottle of choice and fill it with goodies! Gift cards, gadgets, gizmos, even trail mix. Take it a step further and pair it with an Eno and Field Notes for a little adventure in a box. As a member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, a buying group comprised of independent stores, Buffalo Peak is dedicated to sustaining specialty retail and working in an environmentally conscious manner.

Wren & Ivy – Sporting and travel gear with a side of sophistication. Take advantage of personalized embossing this Christmas season at no additional charge.

For the Kiddos

Squared Girl

Squared Girl – Give the tweens on your list the gift of style. Surprise them with this season’s most sought after accessories. Or treat them to a little shopping spree by slipping a gift card in their stocking.

The Cottage – Your one-stop-shop for all things Melissa & Doug with the largest selection of these beloved toys in the city.

This is a sampling of the Highland Village Gift Guide. To see more, click here – and head there! Find HV on Instagram or at