Most people like to do some shopping on vacation, and a good bit of shopping can be found at a lot of destinations. Gatlinburg is one such place. What sets Gatlinburg apart, however, is the large number of specialty shops. Although you will find plenty of brand-name outlets and retail stores here, shopping in the area is anything but typical. Local artistry is persistently showcased, and there are dozens of shops solely dedicated to individual hobbies, tastes and crafts. Whether you love being in the garden, in the kitchen, on the couch watching your favorite team, or looking great for a night out, you will most certainly find the perfect items to suit your needs. Here are just a few of the specialty shops you will find along the Parkway:
The Lollipop Guild – 631 Pkwy Suite B3; If you’re looking for a truly special gift for that little someone in your life, stop in here to get personalized music, books and cartoons. You can put your child’s name into 20 personalized CDs and 40 adventure books. They can even star in a video with Dora or Spiderman. This adorable children’s shop also has Webkinz.
Gatlin-Burlier Tobacconist – 611 Pkwy Suite D1; This tobacco specialty shop is the Zippo Lighter’s Retailer of the year and offers 32nd Anniversary Award winning custom blended tobacco. They have locally carved pipes, a walk in cigar humidor, and homemade tobacco, flasks and more.
The Day Hiker – 634 Pkwy Suite 1; A trip to the Great Smoky Mountains wouldn’t be complete without some hiking, and you can get all you need for your journey at this Gatlinburg favorite. From poles and shoes to hats and water bottles, you will find all the essentials for the perfect day in the woods. (865-430-0970)
Celtic Heritage Company – 634 Pkwy Suite 26; Offering the widest selection of products from Scotland, Ireland and Wales, this Celtic store has crosses, tartans, teas, candy, books, claddaghs and many more authentic items you won’t find anywhere else around.
The Candle Cottage – 634 Pkwy Suite 10; This is Gatlinburg’s largest candle shop. There is an enormous variety of shapes, sizes, colors and accessories available. They also have over 150 fragrances.
All Sauced Up – 646 Pkwy; With over 150 samples to try each day, this gourmet kitchen store has all the newest kitchen accessories and gadgets, with some wonderful Southern charm.
Tickled Pink Boutique – 922 E. Pkwy; Here you will find retro, funky clothing, handmade jewelry, upscale vintage luggage and many more whimsical gifts. (865-436-8602)
Verbena’s Body Bath & Home – 634 Pkwy Suite 25; For all your night-in needs, visit Verbena’s for the best bath and body products. You will find French milled soaps, bath soaks and fizz, lotion, men’s products and custom scenting. If you want an extra special soak in the tub, they even offer decadent candles.
The Silver Tree – 634 Pkwy Suite 5; The Silver Tree offers a wide selection of beautiful sterling silver jewelry at amazing prices. This is the place for every silver lover. (865-430-3573)