Appalachian Heritage Festivals, Craft Guilds, and craft shops are just a few of the many places in Waynesville, NC to find the perfect handmade pottery, basket, jewelry, stained glass, metal work, or quilt. Most artists and store owners are a wealth of information on the heritage behind the crafts they make and sale, and are usually very happy to share that information with anyone. Waynesville's downtown district offers many unique shops to find crafts, souvenirs, knickknacks, and gifts for anyone on your list. Collectables and antiques are fun to hunt and hard not to buy. Those looking to decorate their home or furnish their home away from home can find hand hewn furniture and quality fabrics with which to do so, and there are local hardware and lumber stores for those who like to tackle projects themselves. Waynesville's Main Street also offers chocolate and candy shops, outdoors shops, tobacco shops, clothing shops, toy shops, and any number of cafes and restaurants in which to stop for a quick respite from a hard but fun day of shopping. Less avid shoppers can just sit down at the cafe and enjoy a magazine, newspaper, or buy a book while surfing the web, answering emails, and talking with the family.
Retail stores offer a chance to find that perfect pair of jeans or new t-shirt, a more comfortable pillow since you forgot yours at home, a super soaker for those sunny pool side days, or a sled since it just snowed 6 inches overnight. Shopping in Waynesville offers any number of options, from one of a kind to mass produced. Whatever you forgot, whatever you may need, whatever you may want, and whatever you didn't know you would want, can either be found in Waynesville, or is just a short drive away.