Savannah's Candy Kitchen named Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise

Timberline, Distillery District Marketplace, Utah! and The Shoppes at Ocean Drive also winners

The best travel gifts and souvenirs encompass the spirit of the destinations where they were purchased. These 10 airport shops excel with their selection of regional and local merchandise.

  • Made in Oregon
    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    This shop at Portland International Airport carries an array of products made in Oregon such as wine, cheese and pottery.
    Photo courtesy of Portland International Airport

  • Billy Bob's Texas
    Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

    Named after the famous honky tonk in Fort Worth, the store carries Billy Bob's Texas branded items such as caps, shirts, shot glasses, salsas and barbecue sauce.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas Love Field

  • Austin Warehouse District
    Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

    Named after one of Austin's hippest neighborhoods, Austin Warehouse District (near Gate 6) sells a host of locally inspired gifts and souvenirs, including University of Texas apparel, eclectic t-shirts and local music.
    Photo courtesy of Austin Bergstrom International Airport

  • Disney's Earport
    Orlando International Airport (MCO)

    Disney Earport at Orlando International Airport carries official Disney merchandise in the East Hall of the main terminal.
    Photo courtesy of Orlando International Airport

  • The Smithsonian Museum Store
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    The Smithsonian Museum Store inside Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport carries items found in the gift shops of DC's more than a dozen Smithsonian museums. 
    Photo courtesy of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • The Shoppes at Ocean Drive
    Miami International Airport (MIA)

    Travelers at Miami International will find lots of local Miami flair at The Shoppes at Ocean Drive, named after the famous street in Miami Beach. Pick up some great local gifts, especially fresh stone crabs to go!
    Photo courtesy of Miami International Airport

  • Utah!
    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

    All the gifts and gear on offer within Utah! at Salt Lake City International Airport are unique to the state.
    Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City International Airport

  • Distillery District Marketplace
    Louisville International Airport (SDF)

    Travelers wanting to take home a taste of the Bluegrass State can now do so at Distillery District Marketplace, located in the rotunda just past security. This local shop sells a range of Kentucky-distilled spirits, including Knob Creek, Maker's Mark and Four Roses.
    Photo courtesy of Louisville International Airport

  • Timberline
    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    Inspired by the historic lodge and National Landmark, Timberline at PDX features locally sourced and handcrafted jewelry, apparel and gift items.
    Photo courtesy of Timberline

  • Savannah's Candy Kitchen
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)

    Sweet Southern treats from Stan "The Candy Man" Strickland await travelers at Savannah's Candy Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson. Passengers can indulge in a slice of German chocolate cake, peanut brittle, pralines or divinity candy.
    Photo courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise are as follows:

  1. Savannah's Candy KitchenHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)
  2. Timberline - Portland International Airport (PDX)
  3. Distillery District Marketplace - Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  4. Utah! - Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  5. The Shoppes at Ocean Drive - Miami International Airport (MIA)
  6. The Smithsonian Museum Store - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  7. Disney's Earport - Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  8. Austin Warehouse District - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  9. Billy Bob’s TexasDallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
  10. Made in Oregon - Portland International Airport (PDX)

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had four weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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