By Darryl Payne
Posted on January 17, 2019
No trip to the Smokies is complete without a shopping spree! For a unique and fun experience, The Village in Gatlinburg is the place to go! Here you will find a quaint, European-themed collection of 27 boutiques, eateries, and galleries where you can purchase the perfect souvenirs and gifts. Enjoy the best sights, sounds and smells of The Village in Gatlinburg when you visit these top 5 shops.
Whether you're a fan of chocolate eclairs or cinnamon twists, you can find all your favorites The Donut Friar. Visiting this special eatery is a long-standing tradition for all those who visit The Village in Gatlinburg. Their freshly made donuts, cinnamon bread, and pastries are impossible to resist! You can even pair your delicious treat with a cappuccino, latte or espresso made to your liking.
Tervis is a shop at The Village in Gatlinburg that manufactures lifetime guaranteed insulated tumblers. They are specially designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, which comes in handy when you're packing a lunch for some hiking in the Smokies! They feature a wide variety of designs for you to choose from and if you don't find one that fits you perfectly, you can simply customize your own.
If you're planning on hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, The Day Hiker should be your first stop. The national park is actually only a short drive from here, so you can get the gear you need and be on your way! They carry a variety of hiking staffs, water carriers, hats, maps and trail guides, and other essential items so you can be prepared when you hit the trails. Their items are also affordably priced so that you don't have to break the family budget to get the equipment you need. If you're looking for a gift to give to the outdoor enthusiast in your life, there are plenty of items here that they are sure to love!
From local, handmade pottery ranging from oil lamps, vases, and pitchers to personalized mugs, there's something for everyone at The Honey Pot. If you're looking for something to add that wow factor to your garden or front porch, you'll love their handmade mushrooms and windchimes. For inside your home, they have pillows, whimsical clocks, quirky wine holder and so much more! This is also a great place to stop for unique gifts to give to friends and family.
The Spice & Tea Exchange offers food lovers, and tea enthusiasts a unique shopping experience. From over 140 fine spices to loose leaf teas and accessories, this shop is filled with culinary delights! You can even create your own gourmet gifts, or choose from a variety of gift boxes and recipe samplers for the special people in your life.
Complete your shopping spree with these fantastic eateries and boutiques at The Village in Gatlinburg. Also, don't forget to check out all the other exciting places to go shopping in the Smokies to find the perfect souvenirs, gifts, and more!
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.