December presents many opportunities to give those you love a little piece of the Smokies. There’s so much to do and see here; why not share it with those closest to you? Whether you’re shopping for the entertainment enthusiast, the outdoors devotee, or the foodie in your life, the Smoky Mountain region has something for everyone.
The entertainment enthusiast loves experiences. From live shows to movies, they’re all about the arts. Thankfully, the arts scene in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is extensive. In Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Hatfield and McCoy, Murder Mystery, Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Feud, Smoky Mountain Opry, Sable Equestrian Theatre, the Comedy Barn, and Biblical Times all have dinner shows. Gatlinburg offers shows at the Sweet Fanny Adams theatre and Iris Theatre. Tickets to one of these events would make a great gift. The joy of live theatre is that each show is a little bit different.
If your entertainment enthusiast isn’t a big fan of live theatre, Pigeon Forge’s The Forge Cinemas offers gift cards. To round out your gift, you can add a gift basket full of gourmet movie treats. Candy can be purchased at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, Aunt Mahalia’s Candies, Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies, and more. Gourmet popcorn makes a great gift as well; you can find it at Smokey Mountain Popcorn Company, CarmelCorn, and Yukon Heath’s Popcorn Emporium. A nice gift basket from Amish Creations Country Market or handmade pottery from Pigeon River Pottery with tickets, yummy goodies and a heartfelt note would make a great gift any entertainment enthusiast would love.
If you don’t know what to get your favorite outdoors devotee, don’t fret. There are plenty of gift ideas for them as well. NOC Gatlinburg and Outdoor Outfitters offer a plethora of options for the hiker in your life. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park pocket guide, paired with warm wool socks for the winter hiker and a reusable water bottle makes outdoorsy folks happy. To peruse even more Smoky Mountain guidebooks, stop in at any of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitor’s centers. There are plenty of healthy snacks, guidebooks, and hiking essentials to complete your gift.
If your outdoorsy friend is addicted to all things snow sports, the mountains are the answer to your search for the perfect gift. A pair of smart touch gloves will allow them to take the perfect photo with their smart-phone without getting frostbite, a ski pass for Ober Gatlinburg and a gift card for their favorite local restaurant will make them one happy camper. Include tickets for the aerial tramway up to Ober and they’ll have even more opportunities to enjoy the wonderful view Gatlinburg has to offer.
The sheer number of delicious local eateries is more than enough to satisfy the foodie in your life. A gift card to any of Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge’s many local restaurants is sure to fulfill their appetite. Consider adding in some locally made treats from Jams, Jellies, Nuts & More; candy from one of the many candy emporiums; or any selection of treats from Anne’s Amish Foods. To top off your perfect foodie gift, you can always take them for a tour of the Apple Barn and Cider Mill in Sevierville.
The best gift of all is your time and thoughts. Perhaps the best gift you could give your loved ones is a week in a cabin, tucked up behind the trees with a beautiful mountain view. Whether you live near or far to these wonderful attractions, the Smoky Mountains can be your home too, or even your home away from home. If you’re looking for real estate in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge, the Terrell Team can help guide you to your ideal home. From distressed homes to that cabin you’ve been dreaming of, the Smoky Mountains are waiting for you to make them your home.