4 of the Best Gatlinburg Shopping Spots

A family walking through The Village in Gatlinburg.

In addition to its beautiful scenery and fun attractions, Gatlinburg, TN is also known for its wonderful shopping! Whether you’re looking for a gift to take back home to your friends and family, or something for yourself, you are sure to find the perfect souvenir in Gatlinburg. To help you make the most of your vacation, Chalet Village has put together a guide to four of the best Gatlinburg shopping spots.

1. The Village

Located next door to the Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg, The Village is one of the most charming places to shop in the Smokies. With its brick pathways, beautiful fountain, and European-style architecture, this shopping area really feels like a small German village. Visitors to The Village will find 27 different boutiques with everything from imported cheeses to gorgeous artwork. If you’re looking for a snack while you shop, be sure to stop by the Donut Friar to pick up something sweet! Here are a few of our favorite places to visit in The Village:

  • Alewine Pottery
  • The Spice and Tea Exchange
  • Tervis
  • Thomas Kinkade at The Village
  • The Day Hiker
  • Life According to Jake

(See Also: 7 Steps for Having the Perfect Day in Gatlinburg)

2. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts CommunityGreat Smoky Arts & Crafts Community sign.

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is an 8 mile loop off of Gatlinburg’s East Parkway featuring a superb collection of galleries, studios, and shops. The artists and craftspeople who comprise the Arts & Crafts Community are the largest group of independent artisans in the country! When you visit the excellent businesses located along the loop, you will find a seemingly endless variety of handcrafted items, including paintings, pottery, photography, wood carvings, jewelry, quilts, stained glass, dolls, candles, brooms, and so much more. Some of the best places to shop in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are:

  • B & T Woodworking
  • Jams, Jellies, Nuts & More
  • Brandywine Pottery
  • Mountain Stitches by Susan
  • Lorelei Candles
  • Firefly Glass Studio
  • Make It Magic
  • Paul Murray Gallery

3. Mountain Mall

The Mountain Mall is another one of the most popular Gatlinburg shopping spots. Located across from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Mountain Mall is the perfect place to spend a rainy or cold day, as all of the shops are in the same indoor complex. The mall’s eclectic variety of stores feature toys, homemade candy, books, movies, tobacco products, sports collectibles, and many other unique items. A few of our favorite places to visit in the Mountain Mall are:

  • Aunt Mahalia’s Candies
  • MCG Clothing
  • Martial Arts & Knife Superstore
  • Ramsey Whittaker Caricatures
  • Pepper Palace
  • Doc’s Magic Castle
  • Sports Heaven

A cashier helping a customer check out at an outdoor outfitter.4. Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center is the perfect place to find everything you need for an adventure in the Smokies. This 18,000 square foot store offers outdoor apparel from trusted brands like The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, and Black Diamond Equipment. The staff at NOC are very knowledgeable about the area and they will even help you plan your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

When you stay at Chalet Village, you will be just a short drive away from all of the best Gatlinburg shopping spots. Our cabin community is located minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg and offers breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!