As shopping season approaches and your list expands, don’t be the one giving out the boring gifts. Our locally-owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and markets offer unique, local items you won’t be able to find anywhere else. While a blog post can’t measure up to a stroll down Main Street or a walk though Frog Level, we hope this shopping tour gives you an overview of what you can find on your next visit.
Waynesville’s specialty shops offer a little bit of everything, sourced from local suppliers.
Affairs of the Heart is stocked from floor to ceiling with all things fun and surprising. You’ll find gifts heartwarming and unforgettable…like bear poop (no, seriously). Stop in to try some—you won’t regret it.
If you’ve never been to Mast General, you’re really missing out. This emporium really has it all, from name brand coats and boots to stockpiles of candy and dog treats.
This is a different kind of shopping experience, but just as rewarding as any other. Bosu’s shelves are filled with well-vetted wine selections, and their knowledgeable staff are pleased to help you find your next favorite.
This family-owned business specializes in artisanal bath, body, and home products handmade with only natural ingredients and essential oils. The smells are free, but you’re not going to want to leave empty-handed.
Robin Blu sells only locally-made products, so you’re supporting local artisans and growers every time you buy a quirky gift item. Like their Facebook page to stay up to date on restocks and more!
Get a taste of the North Carolina Smokies at our markets. Find fresh, locally-sourced foods rich in flavor and freshness.
This specialty market specializes in handcrafted seasonal jams, pickles, and artisanal foods. Each recipe is prepared with all-natural ingredients to ensure freshness and flavor.
Available to enjoy year-round, Sunburst Market is an extension of the Sunburst Trout Farms in Waynesville. They offer their locally-caught trout, plus an assortment of meats, cheeses, bread, produce, beer, and wine. If you’re planning on going on a hike, stop by to pick up a gourmet picnic basket to take with you!
Whether you’re looking for a new outfit or that perfect accessory, you can find it in one of Waynesville’s many boutiques.
Pink Regalia is a very special type of lingerie store—they specialize in custom-made products for women who have undergone mastectomy and lumpectomy surgery, offering beautiful undergarments and quality forms in a comforting environment.
This cozy boutique department store offers a wide range of carefully-selected bath and body products, handbags, jewelry, clothing, baby gifts, and home décor. These unique gifts are beautifully arranged, so make sure to stop by for a treasured reminder of a day well spent in Waynesville.
This boutique believes in timeless elegance, classic jewelry, and affordable prices—they practice what they preach! Get a whole new look, or add to your collections, while staying way under-budget when you shop at Moonlight and Garbo.
The influence of nature on our local artists is no surprise, but discovering their interpretations are worth the effort.
This art gallery offers a unique collection of handcrafted art. Jewelry, pottery, photography, and more. Pieces are inspired by their love for nature, animals, and the mountains that surround beautiful Waynesville.
Moose Crossing handcrafts some of the most unique items you’ll find anywhere in Waynesville, using Mother Nature’s very own design, the Burl tree. Naturally beautiful, Moose Crossing crafts these trees into beautiful furniture and décor.
Twigs and Leaves is filled exclusively with works from regional artists and crafts persons. Each piece is inspired by the environment around the gallery, so it’s the closest thing you can get to taking the mountains home with you.
If you find yourself in Waynesville, use this map to find the best places to shop nearby:
While everyone’s tastes are different, one thing’s for certain: Waynesville is a great place to find something you’ll love. With a wide variety of selections from dozens of shops, you can find the perfect gift for yourself and for anyone on your shopping list. If you find yourself perusing the shelves, share a photo on social using #HAYNOW to be featured in our social media or future blogs.