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The Ultimate Guide to Shopping at The Village in Gatlinburg

If you love to shop on vacation, then there’s no better place to visit in downtown Gatlinburg than The Village Shops! This cute shopping area is modeled after a European village, which is where its name comes from. We want to share all the fun things you can experience in this shopping center and the shops you don’t want to miss at The Village in Gatlinburg.

What to Do

The Village Shops aren’t just for shopping! There are plenty of fun things to do in this area. Find out more now:

Browse Through Shops

Of course, the top activity in this shopping area is to shop! With over 20 stores, you’ll find a shop for everyone in your party. Not only are there retail shops, there are snack shops, a restaurant, and art galleries. You’ll have an absolute blast walking around through the stores, looking at all the items you could possibly take home, and you’ll also have fun spending time with people you care about!

Grab a Bite to Eat

the donut friar signSometimes shopping can work up an appetite, but you’re in the right place at The Village in Gatlinburg! This collection of stores have quite a few places to stop and get a pick-me-up when you’re hungry. The most popular place is The Donut Friar, a donut and coffee shop! They have yeast donuts, cake donuts, eclairs, croissants, and much more. If you truly just need a cup of joe to keep you going, Coffee & Company is a great option. Get your coffee just how you like! If you find yourself ready for a meal, Boudicca’s Celtic Pub serves a variety of English and Celtic dishes and beers.


All throughout The Village Shops, there are benches, seats, and tables with chairs. These spots provide visitors with the opportunity to stop, relax, and take it all in. You’ll enjoy watching people enjoy themselves as they walk around the area, and you’ll recharge before you continue with your day!

Where to Shop

With so many stores to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding which ones you want to check out! Keep reading to see which shops at The Village appeal to you the most:

For Foodies

olive oils and containers on shelves for sale at zi olive in the village shops in gatlinburgIf you love to cook and eat, then The Village in Gatlinburg is the place for you to shop! There are several stores that sell all kinds of unique pantry items for cooking and baking. The Tea & Spice Exchange has every kind of spice and herb you can think of. They even make their own blends. You’ll also find various salts, sugars, and, like the name implies, teas.

Zi Olive is another fantastic place to go. They import all kinds of olive oils from all over the world. You can get it in the purest form, or you could try an infused oil for something different.

Pepper Palace is the perfect place for people who love heat to shop. They sell all kinds of hot sauces, from fairly mild to burn-your-tongue hot. This shop also sells barbecue sauces, dipping sauces, marinades, relishes, jams, and more.

For Souvenirs

the day hiker shop at the village in gatlinburgWant to remember your time in the Smokies and Gatlinburg with a physical item? There are plenty of shops just for souvenirs at The Village Shops!

The Day Hiker is a store dedicated to people who love to explore the mountains on foot. They have all kinds of t-shirts, books, and other knick knacks that will remind you of your time spent on the trails.

If you’re looking to bring the essences of the Smokies to your home, then you should visit Master’s Edition Village Gallery. This art gallery sells gorgeous handmade paintings, and several of them depict the beauty of the Smoky Mountains you’ll want in your home.

For Gifts

the honey pot sign outside the store at the village shops in gatlinburgAnyone searching for that perfect gift for a special someone in your life will have plenty of places to look in this shopping center!

The Honey Pot has a huge variety of items, ranging from handmade pottery to outdoor decor. We bet you’ll find all kinds of gifts for the people in your life at this store!

Want to take something back for your furry friend? Bonediggity Barkery and Gifts have all the treats, toys, and clothes you could possibly want to share with your pet!

If your loved one loves crazy socks, The Sock Shop is just the place you should visit. They have all kinds of crazy patterns, toe socks, knee-high socks, and much more!

Even if you don’t buy anything, just visiting The Village in Gatlinburg will be so much fun on your next trip! Wondering what else you should do other than shopping when you stay with us? Check out these fun things to do in Gatlinburg for some ideas!