If you’re the best gift-giver in your circle, it can be hard to live up to your own reputation. Lucky for you, Waynesville is more than a beautiful and cozy mountain town—it’s also the perfect place to find something special for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Check out our guide below for some help knocking out this year’s yuletide chore.
Specialty soaps, handmade jams, and locally brewed beers grace the shelves of 828 Market. Alongside these items are other splendid stocking stuffers, like candles, coffee, teas, and cider. We don’t have enough room to capture everything they offer, so it’s probably better if you stop by and see for yourself!
If you’re a thoughtful gift-giver, you need to add Robin Blu to your shopping journey. The items in both of their shops are selected with great attention to detail and care. With everything from jewelry to children’s toys to stationery, you’re sure to find something memorable for just about everyone on your list.
When it comes to gift-giving, you can go a few different directions. Gag gifts and temporary treasures may be fun in the moment, but often don’t last for long. Then there are more practical presents—things that your recipient will use and love for a long, long time. Or, timeless treasures, authentic quality items that are built with care. This year, consider hand-carved, custom-made furniture from Moose Crossing, a beautiful, considerate, and high-quality practical gift that can be enjoyed for lifetimes.
For a gift that’s truly timeless, stop by The Jewelers Workbench in downtown. They create beautiful handcrafted jewelry and limited edition watches along with other artistic gifts. To make your holiday gift even more special, you can bring in an old piece or heirloom and work with the JW team to craft a new treasure.
Filled from floor-to-ceiling with one-of-a-kind decorative items and keepsakes, Olde Brick House is a must if you have a devoted seasonal decorator on your list. This time of year, they’ve got holiday items ranging from quirky to sincere. For the finishing touch, they also sell locally made candles and a wide range of teas.
For the one on your list who spends most of their waking hours whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, The Kitchen Shop offers plenty to make their day. From nifty kitchen gadgets to cookware to novelty hand towels—you’re sure to find something that’ll make their hours spent over the stove even more enjoyable.
Wait—don’t close the book on your favorite flavor fanatics before visiting Corner Station! This beautiful shop in Frog Level offers high quality olive oils and vinegars sourced from all over the globe. They also have an impressive collection of salts, spices, seasoning, and rubs. Simply put, your culinary connoisseur will love a gift from here.
Don’t worry—we didn’t forget about the most important name on your shopping list: your four-legged best friend! At Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery, you can find freshly baked, nutritious dog treats. Spoil them with a luxe, decorated snack or pick up a few savory bagged goodies. Either way, we can guarantee these tasty delights will be tail-wagging good.
These are just a few of the locally owned wonders you’ll find in Waynesville. For a little more help rounding out your shopping list, check out these other great shops.