While shopping may not be the first thing you think of when planning your trip to Gatlinburg, it certainly shouldn’t be the last! For those that have experienced the unique and specialty shops galore in Gatlinburg, they know there’s no better place to browse, buy gifts, or even just treat yourself.
Gatlinburg is famous for its arts and crafts community, an enclave of over 100 local artisans. An 8-mile loop road is the largest independent organization of artisans in the United States, where you can find items from pottery to watercolors, to soaps, and weavings. All you have to do is grab the trolley and make your way to see some priceless items!
Another well-known trend of the area is the unique pottery production. Brandywine Pottery is just one potential stop for ceramic enthusiasts. Brandy, the owner, offers hundreds of completely one-of-a-kind pieces including vases, bowls, mugs, and teapots. Brandywine has become a staple for Gatlinburg visitors, many returning year after year to see what’s new.
For those shoppers that want more of a variety in one place, meeting everyone in your party’s needs, Gatlinburg Mountain Mall is your stop. The mall boasts 36 shops, each with their own unique theme: homemade candles, locally sourced jewelry, and gourmet hot sauce, salsas, and marinades to name a few!
Finally, visitors to Gatlinburg would be remiss to not visit The Village, located in the heart of Gatlinburg. Beautiful architecture and landscaping are combined with 27 unique boutiques, eateries, and galleries that make you think you stepped back in time. You won’t find the same item twice, so be on the lookout!