As a Trip Advisor reviewer said, “Haines is probably one of the few places on Earth I would ever want to do Black Friday shopping. I love Haines!” Although most of the city is shut down for Thanksgiving Day, there’s plenty of shopping to be had in downtown for the holiday weekend—and “crowded” in Haines is entirely different than what most shoppers are used to.

Take your time perusing the shops, such as Alaska Backcountry Outfitter for all your adventure gear. It’s where locals get their hiking, paddling, camping and climbing equipment. Open year-round, it’s also your go-to spot for tech repairs. At Alaska Rod’s, you’ll find high quality, handcrafted products and goodies. Personalized knives, balms, fudge and beads are just a few treasures to unearth.

Shop ‘til You Drop

The Babbling Brooke is on Main Street and features a variety of cards, toys, books, journals and other gift items perfect for the holidays. Many are made by local artists and writers. Bell’s Store offers the best local salmon, halibut, ling cod, shrimp and king crab (packaging and shipping is available).

In Caroline’s Closet, you’ll find apparel for the whole family along with accessories and gift items. Shoes and souvenirs are popular picks here. Slip into Dejon Delights Alaska Smokery and Gourmet Gifts in historic Fort Seward for more fresh catches including black cod and custom processing options. Where will you get your holiday shopping taken care of?