Gorgeous scenery. Delicious food. Quaint cabin living. These are a few reasons we think you should plan an escape to Gatlinburg this holiday season. Everyone needs to get away from the craziness of everyday life on occasion—especially during the hectic pace of the holidays.
But if you need a little more convincing, here’s a practical reason to visit the Smoky Mountains: to finish your Christmas list! That’s right. Gatlinburg has dozens of unique shops that will bring back the fun to your Christmas shopping!
Don’t stress about where to find something unique. Don’t worry about how you will find something your friend or family member doesn’t already have. Just plan your trip to Gatlinburg, and take advantage of the unique shops you’ll find downtown and on the strip!
The Mountain Mall
Located in downtown Gatlinburg, the Mountain Mall is a completely indoor shopping plaza featuring tons of unique shops that can help you start or finish up your Christmas list. For an idea of what you can find at the Mountain Mall, check out these one-of-a-kind places.
Martial Arts & Knife Superstore—Find a wide variety of collector’s items at this superstore, from swords and knives to popular nostalgic items including metal signs. If you have a collector in the family, this is the shop for you!
Paws & Claws Pet Fashion—Indulge the pet lovers on your list with a gift from Paws & Claws. This shop features gifts for pet lovers as well as sports fans. Find everything from calendars to clothes to coffee mugs.
Pepper Palace—If there’s a cook in the family, you need to visit Pepper Palace in the Mountain Mall. Sample before you buy, and choose from a delicious variety of merchandise including BBQ sauces, marinades, mustard, soups, spices, pickled items, hot wing sauce, steak sauce, and gourmet food items.
PHD Embroidery—For something that will make a statement, add names, sayings, or even pictures to your family’s Christmas gifts this year. PHD Embroidery will add whatever you need to gifts you’ve already purchased, or you can choose from a variety of gifts in their store.
Pressure—At Pressure you can find all kinds of biker-geared gifts that will please even the toughest critic. Check out their one-of-a-kind rings and biker jewelry, as well as their personalized keepsake rings—great options for celebrating special occasions this Christmas like birthdays and anniversaries.
The Village Shops
On the Parkway in Gatlinburg is another set of shops called The Village, where you can find 27 different boutiques, clothiers, eateries, and galleries. Enjoy the quaint atmosphere of fountains and lush gardens all around and get some inspiration for your Christmas list while you shop at these unique retailers.
The Honey Pot—This eclectic shop has a little something for everyone, from handmade pottery to garden décor. Check out personalized Grandparent mugs, chimes, whimsical clocks, and wide variety of collectible items at The Honey Pot.
The Silver Tree—Jewelry lovers will adore the unusual charms, earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces you can find at The Silver Tree. They even have titanium pieces for men and a stainless steel jewelry collection, providing affordable options this Christmas season.
Tervis—Choose from six tumbler sizes plus accessories for a personalized Christmas gift this year. Tervis has double-wall tumblers that come with a lifetime guarantee in almost every design you can think of—from sports teams to monogrammed initials.
Cartoon and Toys—Kids can be hard to buy for, but you can find unique treasures at Cartoon and Toys for your little ones this year. Find modern favorites like Hello Kitty and Thomas the Train as well as classic toys like wooden puzzles and the famous “Tennessee Popgun” at this shop.
Lazy One—You’ve never seen a shop as dedicated to pajamas as Lazy One in The Village! This shop has 100% cotton PJs and lounge wear for people of all ages and sizes. Find everything from funny sayings to nature-inspired designs.