Gibson's Discount Center lives in a time warp where dime stores still existed. Because it really is just that - an oversized 5&10 cent shop.
Unlike the dime store, Gibson's carries a big selection of guns and ammo, as well as the usual textiles and housewares your grandmother had. They also carry a fabulous array of REAL western wear - stuff those barrel rider girls like to wear. The fabrics are sooooo cute - a great selection of retro materials that you could spend alot of money on even if you don't sew because they are so darn adorable.
You could spend hours in Gibsons going up and down the aisles finding one useful thing after another that YOU MUST HAVE NOW. All the products are displayed on open shelving and marked with red price tag stickers (a big problem is you're used to sleuthing for Target clearance items; red does not mean clearance in Gibson's.
Here is why Gibson's is so much fun:
Need one styrofoam ball - go to Gibson's. Or maybe all you need is an hour glass and where in the world would you find one of those - Gibson's, of course. If you only had one of the old fashioned pointed needle dealies you could slap your receipts on to be organized - Gibson's!
I've literally seen a woman screaming in delight and yelling for her husband to "COME LOOK" as she wAndered down the aisles one day. The Saturday before Easter, there wasn't a bag of primary colored plastic eggs to be found in Weatherford. But, who had them - Gibson's, of course.
Some drawbacks - it is old, dark and dreary. Employees are dragging around. Tiny check-out lanes that you are required to walk through even if you don't buy anything, i.e., everyone is a potential shoplifter. The plants and garden products out in front are NEVER priced - you have to round up someone to tell you how much something costs.
But, really, don't let any of the negatives keep you from visiting what surely passes for the Ike Godsey of all discount chains.