As temperatures drop, it’s time to shop. Get a head start on the holidays this winter in Gatlinburg. Local retailers’ shelves are chock-full of eclectic gifts, décor items and cozy collectibles sure to put you in the giving spirit. Grab a cup of something warm and take a tour of some of our favorite Smoky Mountain shopping destinations.
Stroll The Village
Old World European atmosphere abounds in the 27 unique boutiques, eateries and galleries of The Village. Centrally located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this timeless shopping destination is brimming with memorable gift options. Enjoy a meal at Boudicca’s Celtic Pub before exploring The Village’s quaint shops. Kick up your heels at The HayLoft, featuring boots, motorcycle apparel and moccasins for everyone on your list. End your outing on a sweet note with coffee or cones from Maddie Mae’s Café & Creamery.
Gifts Worth Savoring
Gatlinburg’s original purveyor of all things preserved, Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House offers delicious spreads in more than 80 flavors, along with pickles, hot sauce and more. Naturally derived honey from Savannah Bee Company is always in season and perfect for gifting. The Caramel Candy Company serves up handmade gourmet caramel – that won’t stick to your teeth! These are just a few of Gatlinburg’s tasty shopping destinations, serving something for every palate.
Firefly Village at Anakeesta
Delight in the whimsical mountaintop charm Anakeesta’s Firefly Village. Relax by the fire pit before popping into some of the cutest shops in the Smokies. Grab some mountain flair at Bear Essentials, where you’ll find a wide range of rustic goods from home items to games. The Mercantile, a fresh spin on a general store, will transport you back to yesteryear with a wide array of giftable, vintage-inspired items including kitchen wares and tasty treats.
Mountains and makers have always gone together, and Gatlinburg’s shops sell stunning wares from local artisans. Mining & Designing with Randall is a Master Jeweler making custom pieces and offering still-water gem mining and gold panning. The Silver Galleon stocks authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts. Country Cobbler of Gatlinburg sells a wide assortment of goods, including leather items, woven rugs, handmade knives and stained-glass panels.