Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year in the US. Combine larger-than-usual crowds with the potential for bad weather (and delayed flights), and it all leads to one thing: Sitting around in airports for hours at a time. But let’s try to have a good attitude about it, shall we? After all, it’s Thanksgiving and we should be grateful.
Instead of fighting with other pissed off travelers for that one single outlet to plug your computer into, pack it up and take a stroll through the terminals–you may be surprised. Many airports have some pretty decent retail, as well as services like manicures and mini-massages. Look beyond the duty free shops and the (inexplicable) Harley Davidson outlets and you’ll find region-specific specialty stores galore. You can also snag some high end merch and even off-the-beaten-path beauty products if that’s your thing.
We’ve rounded up the best airport shopping in the US from sea to shining sea. So leave some room in your carry-on! Click through to see what we found.