The quaint town of Blowing Rock, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, isn’t just a
destination for nature enthusiasts or those seeking a serene getaway. When the holiday season
rolls around, this charming region transforms into a winter wonderland, with its unique boutiques
and specialty shops offering a shopping experience unlike any other.
A Magical Main Street:
Blowing Rock’s Main Street, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, captures the
essence of the holidays. As you meander along, you’ll be greeted by the warm glow of shop
windows, inviting you in to discover a trove of unique gifts.
Artisanal Treasures Abound:
The town takes pride in its local artisans, and it shows. From handcrafted jewelry to intricate
pottery, there’s a rich selection of one-of-a-kind gifts that carry the spirit of the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Stores like Handtiques and Take Heart feature items from talented local artisans, to
name a few.
Handtiques: 110 Sunset Drive Suite 2, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Take Heart: 1009 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Luxury Mountain Fashion:
Blowing Rock offers a mix of contemporary fashion and mountain-inspired clothing. Whether
you’re looking for a great winter coat, unique accessories, or cozy knitwear, boutiques such as
Celeste’s and Monkee’s have you covered.
Celeste’s: 1132 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Monkee’s of Blowing Rock: 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Books, Music, and Mountain Tales
If you have a bookworm or music enthusiast in your life, look no further. Shops like The
Cornerstone Book Store offer an array of titles, including regional literature that delves into the
rich history and tales of the Appalachians, and more.
The Cornerstone Book Store: 1894 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone NC 28607
Gourmet Gifts for Food Lovers:
Blowing Rock boasts gourmet shops that will tantalize the taste buds. From locally-produced
cheeses and wines to handmade chocolates and candies, there’s something for every palate.
Kilwin’s, with its divine confectionery, is a must-visit.
Kilwin’s: 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Decor with a Rustic Charm:
If home decor is on the shopping list, Blowing Rock offers plenty of options that blend
contemporary style with rustic mountain charm. From hand-carved wooden pieces to
mountain-themed decor, stores like Cabin Fever will provide the perfect touch to any home.
Cabin Fever: 915 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Festive Events and Late-Night Shopping:
Keep an eye out for holiday events like the Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town, where
many shops stay open late, offering special promotions and festive treats for shoppers.
The Gift of Experience:
Beyond tangible gifts, consider gifting experiences. Blowing Rock offers gift certificates for spa
treatments, gourmet dining, or even a stay in one of its charming bed and breakfasts.
The Joy of Scenic Shopping
Last but not least, shopping in Blowing Rock isn’t just about the purchases. It’s about the joy of
shopping amidst breathtaking mountain views, the scent of pine in the air, and the occasional
snowflake drifting down.
Blowing Rock offers a holiday shopping experience that’s intimate, unique, and thoroughly
enchanting. Beyond the gifts, it’s the memories of shopping in this charming mountain town that
will remain long after the holidays are over. So, this season, let the charm of Blowing Rock add
a touch of magic to your holiday shopping.
We’d love to host you for your upcoming holiday stay. Contact our team at Blue Ridge Mountain
Club to discuss lodging options, real estate tours and more.