It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. This year has flown by, but it is always a joy to slow down and spend time with our loved ones so bring on the merriment! To help spread the cheer this holiday season, our team has pulled together some of our favorite neighborhood businesses where you can shop for all of the people in your life. This way you can feel good about supporting our local community and try to avoid some of the pesky supply chain and shipping issues we are all experiencing this year!
Gift Ideas for the Music Lover
Have a music lover in your life? You are in luck. These neighborhood businesses will rock their world. A musical instrument or favorite record is always sure to surprise and delight, but we also love the idea of purchasing tickets to an upcoming show. Experiences make a great gift that you can share and we are thrilled that so many venues that have been dark for over a year are back.
Midwood Guitar Studio
1517 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
825 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
The Evening Muse
3227 North Davidson St. in NoDa
1228 Gordon St. in Plaza Midwood
Gift Ideas for the Fashionista
Save those Christmas sweaters for another day and check out the unique men’s and women’s fashion offerings we have right here in the neighborhood. Don’t know someone’s clothing or shoe size? Don’t stress! Sunglasses, jewelry, and other fashion accessories are also a crowd-pleaser at the holidays.
Betty by Moxie Mercantile
1219 Thomas Ave. in Plaza Midwood
519 East 36th St. in NoDa
Boris & Natasha
2910 The Plaza in Plaza Midwood
1519 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
1512 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
Gift Ideas for the Foodie
The holidays are synonymous with sweet treats for a reason — they are delicious! So if you are looking for something to bring to a holiday party or simply wrap up to put under the tree, you can’t go wrong with these local shops. They offer everything from custom cakes to candied nuts and everything in between.
901 Pecan Ave. in Chantilly
The Culture Shop
1425 Kennon St. in Belmont
Sunflour Baking Company
2001 East 7th St. in Elizabeth
Rhino Market & Deli
2320 North Davidson St. in NoDa
Gift Ideas for the Homebody
As real estate agents, we know more than anyone how important your home is. Your house should be your sanctuary so why not make it even more special by giving your loved ones a gift from their home. From a seasonal floral arrangement and scented candle to custom pillows and vintage treasures, these local shops can help anyone live beautifully.
1401 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
413 Enterprise Dr. in NoDa
East 8th Vintage
1950 East 8th St. in Elizabeth
910 Pecan Ave. in Chantilly
Gift Ideas for the Beverage Connoisseur
Whether it is a good bottle of wine, the latest craft beer, or perfectly roasted coffee beans, these local spots have the perfect present to satisfy someone’s beverage desires from early morning to late night.
1319 Pecan Ave. in Plaza Midwood
The Hop Shop
818 Lamar Ave. in Elizabeth
The Giddy Goat
1217 The Plaza in Plaza Midwood
1216 Thomas Ave. in Plaza Midwood
Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything
Let’s be honest, we all have people on our list that are hard to shop for because they seem to have it all. Thankfully, these specialty shops are home to one-of-kind, hand-crafted, and unique gifts that are sure to bring a sparkle to someone’s eye. You are sure to win best gift-giver this holiday season!
2008 Commonwealth Ave. in Plaza Midwood
1707 East 7th St. in Elizabeth
1222 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
822 Lamar Ave. in Plaza Midwood
Archer Paper Goods
1115 North Brevard St. in Optimist Hall