Loved ones wouldn’t be your loved ones if they were just like everyone else. So why get them a gift that is just normal? If you are looking for something special and unique to put under your tree this year, then you are in just the right place. Haywood County is filled with stores that offer a variety of handmade goods, local artwork, funny stocking stuffers and so much more. No matter who you’re shopping for, you will find something for them here!
Sabbath Day Woods Pop-Up Shop
Sabbath Day Woods is a new pop-up in Downtown Waynesville that is here just in time for the holidays. This family-owned company has locations all over the United States and Canada, Canton being one of them! All of their goods are handmade, sustainable, and crafted by the owner and his family. Sabbath Day Woods sells a variety of products, including service boards, kitchen towels, stoneware, lamps, clocks, mugs, “drinking” chocolate, candles, gifts sets and so much more. Be sure not to miss out on this hidden gem while it’s here!
Axe & Awl Leatherworks
Axe & Awl Leatherworks is a handmade leather goods shop, also in Downtown Waynesville. They carry amazing products year-round including leather handbags, wallets, apparel, keychains, wallets and more! Axe & Awl makes it easy to do your holiday shopping – open Thursday through Sundays, with makers working around the clock to make sure there are beautiful gifts under your trees. Free gifts with purchases of $50 or more and gift bundles to check off all of your holiday shopping in one trip! They also host a Holiday Night Market every year where you can buy from different local vendors and enjoy live music and libations as you peruse the booths. To keep up with sales, special events and promotions, be sure to follow them at @axeandawlleatherworks on Instagram and Axe and Awl Leatherworks on Facebook!
Willow Hill Soap Company
Throughout the holiday season, Willow Hill Soap Company on Main Street Canton has all kinds of special deals! During the month of December, they offer a special chance to come in and have your picture taken with Santa. The best way to keep up with these sales is by following them at @willowhillsoapcompany on Instagram, and Willow Hill Soap Company on Facebook. They have a variety of holiday scents that are so good, you might just have to get a few candles and soaps for yourself. They also sell a variation of gift sets which can be customized to give your loved one the gift of a lovely new “everything” shower routine!
Sassafras on Main
Have any little ones in your life to shop for? Sassafras on Main Street Waynesville is the perfect place to find toys that they are guaranteed to love. But this store isn’t only for kids, the bookstore downstairs houses more than just books! There are also opportunities to see Santa and Mrs. Claus during the month of December. Shopping for kids in small businesses can be hard, but this little shop is packed full of toys, puzzles, books, gifts, LEGOS and so much more!
One of the best things about the holidays is seeing homes and businesses decked out with decorations. If you love decorating your home, Cabbage Rose is the place for you. This hidden gem in Maggie Valley is packed with holiday decorations of all different styles. Whether you like a colorful home, or a white Christmas is more your style, there is something for everyone. Although this store doesn’t just have holiday decorations, they also have a wide selection of jewelry, clothing, bath and body, and so much more! Be sure to check them out for new decorations for your home, and get some Christmas shopping done while you’re at it!
No matter where you decide to do your shopping this holiday season, you are guaranteed to find something special in Haywood County. For a list of more places to shop, click HERE. Remember, don’t forget to snap a picture of your favorite finds and tag us with #HayNow or @visitncsmokies!