Gift of the Bear—Our Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving, and at Dancing Bear Lodge, we’ve got a lot of give! From gift cards to merch, we can help you find the perfect gift for even the toughest person on your shopping list. Maybe that special someone in your life prefers experiences to stuff? Then give the gift of a lovely Smoky Mountain vacation at the Bear. Or even a decadent meal from our incredible Appalachian Bistro, complete with handcrafted cocktails! No matter who you’re buying for, we can help you find the gift that’s just right. Check out our list below of great gifts of the Bear, ideal for your friends and family at Christmas and New Year’s!

Gift Cards

Nothing impersonal about these gift cards! Give a choose-your-own-adventure style gift with a Dancing Bear gift card in amounts ranging from $25 to $200. There are few gifts better than a fantastic experience for someone you love.

Benne Seed Bacon

Treat season is upon us, friends! And what better to break up the near-constant stream of holiday cookies and candy than with some of our Executive Chef, Shelley Cooper’s famous Benne Seed Bacon. This unbelievable treat includes five slices of bacon covered in sriracha, cinnamon, molasses, and beene seeds for flavor that makes an impression!

Campfire Coffee Mug

Nothing says winter solstice quite like a crackling fire and your toasty, hot beverage of choice! Versatile, stylish, and practical, our Dancing Bear enamel mugs make great gifts for anyone. Give one to a teacher, a friend, family member or neighbor, to strike just the right happy-holidays chord. Pair it with delicious coffee beans, tea, or hot cocoa mix to really level up this thoughtful gift.

Dancing Bear Sweatshirt

Give the gift of cozy this holiday season! Now who doesn’t love a super soft, comfy sweatshirt to lounge around in? Oh, that’s right, everyone loves that. If you’re looking for a great gift for just about anyone, this quality hoodie from Dancing Bear is a great option. Get it in grey or in Tennessee orange for the Vols lover in your life.

Victuals by Ronni Lundy

Need a gift for that foodie in your life? Consider Victuals by Ronni Lundy, an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. This book is the winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking. Help the cuisine connoisseur in your life delve deeper into the beautiful Appalachian history and culture with this renowned book. It also features recipes from 15 different chefs, including our very own Shelley Cooper.

If you’re still doing some holiday shopping (and let’s get real, who isn’t?), we hope some items on our list make life a little easier for you. We can’t wait to see you all in 2020. Cheers!