From a young age, I loved to go shopping. It would entertain me for hours to just wander through shops to see the unique and wonderful things in the stores. So, when I go to Dollywood, I always make time to peek into some of my favorite shops. Some of the ones I love best are right on Showstreet as you enter and exit the park, making them extremely convenient to pop into each visit. With the big holiday shopping season coming up quickly, I know you will be able to find fantastic gifts for your loved ones right on the main corridor of the park! Plus, Dollywood Season Passholders who have a Gold (or now a Diamond!) Season Pass get an extra discount on merchandise, making it an even better value to do some shopping while you are in the park!
Throughout Dollywood you will find shops for every kind of interest. Craft shops, home décor, clothing, toys and so much more can be found as you make your way throughout the park. It’s no secret, though, that the Dollywood Emporium has some of everything! This will be a great place to check many gifts off your list! As you enter from the park, you can find seasonal apparel and décor near the entrance. Then, there are sections for men, women and kids. The Dollywood Emporium has the best-of-the-best merchandise from throughout the park, including some themed souvenirs from the rides, homemade tasty treats, clothing and all the things you might have forgotten but may need on a visit. I’ve found sunglasses, shirts, coffee mugs and more there. My boys love to be able to pick out a toy in the Dollywood Emporium with the money they’ve been gifted during the year. It is an easy, one-stop shop for the whole family!
Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen
What family can resist stopping into the Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen? Certainly not mine! They make an incredible variety of treats right in the shop including fudge, chocolate-covered strawberries and even a line of sugar-free treats! The walls are lined with different candy selections, but my favorites are right behind the counter! So, for the family member or friend with a sweet tooth, be sure to stop here to snag their gift!
The Southern Pantry
Adjacent to Showstreet Ice Cream and the Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen is The Southern Pantry. It is a little haven for foodies, cooks and anyone who spends time in their kitchen. The Southern Pantry has an incredible variety of goodies for purchase that you can take home and enjoy. In addition to beautiful kitchen décor, you will find jams, jellies, bread mix, syrup, salsa, coffee, grilling sauces and more that line the shelves and are sure to remind you of your Dollywood memories when you try them at home. I always have to bring home some of the Dollywood coffee when I visit. When I get to make a cup at home, it brings a warm smile to my face and to my heart.
A little further down Showstreet is another favorite shop of mine, Traditions. Maybe it’s the brightly- colored clothes and accessories, the cute sayings on the merchandise, or the decisively-southern feel of the shop, but I always find things I love here! This shop also has a great men’s section, so the guys in my family don’t seem to mind when I want to go in, because they know it has a good selection for them, too. We frequently snag a hat or shirt from this store. Traditions features the popular Simply Southern brand, so if you love those clothes, or know someone who does, you definitely want to stop in to see their selections.
So, as you work your way through your gift list, definitely remember the shops available on Showstreet. You will be able to take care of so much of your holiday shopping. However, if you are like me, you might just find quite a few things to gift yourself!