Shop Local Business this Holiday Season!
There are so many beneficial reasons to shop locally during the holidays, from knowing that you are supporting neighbors with small businesses to promoting economic stimulus. Shopping locally ensures that business owners can flourish this season and in turn continue to invest in the community. Even our environment is bettered by shopping locally, as the impact of transporting goods across distances is reduced. Research notes that most new jobs are created by small, local businesses. Whether you live in Jefferson County, Tennessee, or are simply stopping through, there are a variety of local shops that will fulfill your holiday gift needs. Local Jefferson County businesses include antique shops, book stores, boutiques, and more!
If antiquing is your passion, Jefferson City, White Pine, and Dandridge have shops available to you. Farmhouse Antiques in Jefferson City and DJ’s Antiques in White Pine are open seven days a week highlighting local and regional antiques, and The Shoppes at Roper Mansion are open Monday-Saturday and provide a unique setting for gift-purchasing as the location is a restored home that was originally built in 1817. The parlors showcase formal European and American antiques, china, porcelain, and silver. Don’t forget to browse the former ballroom turned art gallery showing original oil paintings from the 19th to the 21st century, as well as prints, sculpture, and folk art for the art aficionado on your Christmas list.
There are five general stores in Jefferson County reminiscent of a bygone era and rejuvenated to to support your shopping needs. The Dandridge General Store sells locally made foods such as Tyler’s Honey and Burgers’ Smokehouse Summer Sausage, as well as health and beauty products. The Dandridge Mercantile located on the second floor of the historic Gass Building in Historic Dandridge offers one of a kind holiday decorations just in time for your holiday decorating as well as locally produced specialty foods, crafts and more! The Piedmont General Store is over 100 years old and serves up daily home-cooked style meals and specials. Patrons cannot get enough of their pinto beans and their biscuits and gravy!
Boutiques and Specialty Stores
There are several boutique clothing stores throughout the area as well as specialty shops. Stop by CC Belles on Main Street in Dandridge, TN and discover their beautiful selection of women’s clothing and jewelry. They also have a great selection of warm sweaters perfect for chilly winter days. Want to make your own sweater? The Appalachian Yarn Co. has yarn, roving and all the products and necessities needed to create your own perfect gift!
Outdoor and Recreation
If heading over the mountains and through the woods is your plan for the holidays, Jefferson County has several outfitters to get you ready. Bucks “N” Bass in Dandridge provides fishing licenses, live bait, and all the tackle you need for stream, river, and lake fishing. If your loved ones spend their free time escaping to the serenity of the mountains, stopping by Broadway Outfitters will give you the right kind of holiday gift ideas. This holiday season, they are accepting cans of food for donation to the Appalachian Outreach’s food pantry, which is extremely low in food supplies. Stop by, donate, and start your holiday season off with the spirit of giving.
Eat, Play, Stay, and Shop this Season in Jefferson County, TN
These are only a few of the shops within our beautiful East Tennessee county. We also have several galleries, bookstores, and more! Make plans today to eat, play, stay, and shop in Jefferson County, Tennessee. For more information, visit our website or call us at 866-237-3847.