No vacation in Gatlinburg, TN is complete without some souvenir shopping! Bringing home a little piece of the Smokies is the perfect way to make sure that you remember your getaway forever. To help you make the most of your next trip, Jackson Mountain Homes has put together a guide to six of the best places to find Gatlinburg souvenirs.
1. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
If you’re looking for handcrafted souvenirs, it’s hard to beat the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Located off of the East Parkway, this 8-mile loop is home to numerous studios, galleries, and shops that showcase the work of local artisans and craftspeople. Visitors to the Arts & Crafts Community will have the chance to purchase paintings, photographs, candles, wood carvings, quilts, pottery, and many other homemade items. The Community also features a number of great restaurants that you can enjoy during your shopping trip.
2. Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House
Some of the best souvenirs you can take home from Gatlinburg are edible! When you visit the Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House, you will find a seemingly endless collection of jellies, jams, preserves, butters, syrups, pickles, relishes, and even more dips and spreads. The Jelly House is famous for its free samples, so you can taste dozens of products before you decide which one you would like to buy.
3. The Village Shops
The Village is another one of the most popular places to find Gatlinburg souvenirs. Situated behind the Pancake Pantry on The Strip, this quaint area is home to 27 boutique shops that have everything from clothing to gourmet coffee. Some of the best stores at The Village include:
- Alewine Pottery
- The Day Hiker
- Pepper Palace
- Candle Cottage
- Thomas Kinkade at The Village
- Coffee & Company
4. Sugarlands Visitor Center
Sugarlands Visitor Center is the perfect place to buy souvenirs related to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Visitor Center has a superb gift shop that offers books, maps, stuffed animals, magnets, key chains, shirts, and locally made honey and jellies. The great part about getting souvenirs at Sugarlands Visitor Center is that your purchases help fund the important educational and scientific work done in the national park.
5. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is home to over 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers from around the globe! This museum has a fantastic gift shop where you can pick up a set of unique shakers to take home with you. Best of all, the museum’s $3 admission fee is applied to any purchase made in the gift shop.
6. Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
A jar of moonshine can be a wonderful souvenir from the Smokies! The Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in downtown Gatlinburg offers genuine Tennessee white lightnin’ that comes in a variety of flavors, including apple pie, blackberry, peach, and sweet tea. In addition to moonshine, visitors to the Ole Smoky Distillery will find plenty of Gatlinburg memorabilia available for purchase.
When you stay with Jackson Mountain Homes, you will be just a short drive from all of the excellent places to buy Gatlinburg souvenirs. Our cabins come with your choice of luxurious amenities, including hot tubs, mountain views, waterfront views, home theaters, and even more great features. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 11 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your next vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection Gatlinburg cabin rentals!