You’ll find more than just souvenirs to buy in Hot Springs. Depending on your interests and how much you want to spend, you just might need to put a new suitcase on your list so you can get all your goodies home. There's good reason why Hot Springs is considered the shopping mecca of Arkansas.

Certainly there are gift shops from which you can purchase a variety of Hot Springs-inspired gift items. The rock shops that pepper the area offer interesting geological items for sale as well as mystical stones and the like. There are a number of antique shops that cater to those who enjoy collectibles and want to bring a new treasure home.

Looking for a deal? There’s an outlet mall in Hot Springs sure to make the bargain hunter happy. The Arkansas Hot Springs Factory Outlet Stores features all the usual stores with mostly clothing items, but also some house wares and gift items.

Be sure to park the car or get off the trolley and spend some time perusing the shops along Central Street in downtown Hot Springs. This is where a number of antique and gift shops are located, but there are also dozens of specialty stores offering everything from clothes to gifts for your pet to John Deere collectibles.