‘Tis the season to be jolly! The festive season surrounds us, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is well underway. Jefferson County, TN, is adorned with many distinctive shops, ensuring an effortless search for that truly special gift. With many of these stores offering online shopping and convenient curbside pick-up, your gift-giving experience is both easy and efficient. Recognizing the busyness of the holiday season, we’ve curated a list of hidden holiday shopping treasures nestled in Lakeside of the Smokies to simplify your holiday preparations.

Vintage and Antique Finds 

With a history spanning over two centuries, Jefferson County boasts a wealth of historical significance and an abundance of antique stores. These vendors are particularly delightful for holiday shopping, especially if you’re seeking the perfect gift for a family member or friend with a passion for history or a penchant for classic furniture and decorations. Who knows? You might stumble upon that elusive collector’s item your special someone has long coveted for their collection! Below are some of our favorite antique stores.  

Chic Boutiques 

Do you happen to have a friend or family member with a distinctive sense of style? If the answer is yes, then a boutique is the ideal destination for your holiday shopping this year. Boutiques offer apparel that is typically one-of-a-kind, of high quality, and not available anywhere else. For your fashion-forward friends, gifting them a unique piece of clothing or an accessory they’ve never encountered before could be the ultimate holiday present. Check out these local boutiques! 

General Stores 

How about embracing a nostalgic shopping experience for the holidays? Take a trip down memory lane by exploring one of the numerous general stores in Jefferson County. These establishments offer a glimpse into the shopping practices of days gone by, before the rise of big-name retailers. From food items and apparel to decorations and beyond, these stores provide a diverse array of products. A significant number of items in our general stores are crafted locally, allowing you to support small businesses in our community and acquire items that are distinctly tied to our region. These may be general stores, but they are anything but average. 

Special Gifts at Specialty Stores 

Do you have a friend or family member who has a passion for crafts or handmade items? Or maybe you are looking for unique holiday décor? Explore one of the many specialty shops in our area to find just what you need! Demonstrate your knowledge of their interests by choosing a holiday gift that they can enjoy year-round. Check out our specialty stores. 

Give the Gift of Travel 

Still not 100% sure what to get your loved one for this holiday season. Give the gift of travel!! From quaint bed and breakfasts to cozy cabins, there are tons of places to stay in and around Lakeside of the Smokies all year that will provide picturesque views and fun activities for the whole family. 

Shop like a Lakeside Local 

When you choose to shop locally, you not only discover incredible one-of-a-kind gifts but also provide support to a local neighbor or family. The Lakeside of the Smokies offers tons of fantastic places to explore for holiday gifts, ranging from vintage finds, general stores, charming boutiques, and everything in between. The small-town shops in this area hold the potential for unexpected treasures. 

For details on these shops and others in the vicinity, visit the “SHOP” page on our website. If you want more information about Lakeside of the Smokies and to uncover the best places to EATPLAY, and STAY during your visit, simply fill out our online form to request a complimentary vacation guide!