The Fairyland Pharmacy offers much more than hardware and drugstore items. It stocks a full line of durable Melissa and Doug toys, with many new ones this year. Check out the hilarious array of cocktail napkins, the popular Russell Stover’s candies, books by local artists and a vast array of stocking stuffers, kitchen gadgets, acrylic wine glasses, Gund toys, Root candles, Vinrella umbrellas, plus many Christmas knickknacks.
As you know, the Mountain Escape Spa offers spa services and gift certificates, but lots of other gifts as well, including clothing, specialty foods, candles, creams and lotions, and jewelry. Find two must-give items that were featured on the “Today Show,” Sleep Tight by Private Holdings, sleeping garments that are super soft and offer built in support, and Notes to Self, socks with positive affirmations stamped on them. Peruse pajamas, incredible fur jackets from Fabulous Furs, super soft animal bedroom slippers, silk jackets in bright colors, toy soaps that contain a rubber toy inside, dress toppers in beautiful bright colors, fingerless gloves, embroidered shawls, and the list goes on.
The Market on the Mountain offers several new items for our holiday shopping, including handcrafted popcorn in a variety of flavors, like salted caramel and chocolate peanut butter, as well as several food items from Charleston’s Food for the Southern Soul, including Bloody Mary mix and Golden Mary mix (made from yellow tomatoes), and a blackjack barbecue mustard sauce, peach hot sauce, and peach chutney. You will also find Miss Donna’s cheese straws, and cookies that were voted as one of 2018’s best food items in the magazine Taste of the South. You’ll find flavored pecans, goodies from Olive Chattanooga, Betsy’s Cheese Straws, Shuptrine’s Twisted products, and, of course, the deli is always cranking out entrées and hot soups. You can even place your order for Christmas dinner if you don’t want to cook!
Speaking of cooking, gift certificates to Café on the Corner make wonderful stocking stuffers!
If you haven’t been to the mountain’s new pop-up shops, you must go! Jen Kline of Thread and Ink and Adelaide Naumann of Divine Goods joined forces this holiday season to open up a shop next door to the Mountain Mirror on North Watauga. Jen specializes in personalized gifts and paper, offering monogramming onsite, and Adelaide offers gift boxes that you can personalize yourself from her products, or just let her work her magic. This adorable shop offers a corner devoted to dog and cat gifts, like bowls, treats and grooming items, and as well as travel wraps, cashmere scarves, ponchos, food and bar items, facial products, personalized party supplies, insulated wine tumblers that can be personalized and lots more. The walls are accented with Billy Parker’s beautiful watercolors, and these timeless treasures are for sale. Throughout the month of December, local artists will bring their specialties on certain designated afternoons. These cute gals offer gift wrapping, as well as a holiday wish list for anyone who might be shopping for you!
Michelle Workman opened a pop-up shop next door to the Fairyland Pharmacy, and you’ll find all manner of decorative accessories for the home, including many one-of-a-kind items from all over the world, from Louis XV side tables discovered at the famed Paris Flea Market to gorgeous bedspread she picked up in Morocco, and everything in between. The chance to peruse this famed interior designers wares is truly a treat!
Happy shopping to all, and see you at the top!