It’s that time of year and we all deserve some merriment after navigating a challenging 2020. To help spread the cheer this holiday season, our team has pulled together some of our favorite gift ideas for all of the people in your life. Bonus: our entire gift guide is from local Charlotte businesses so you can feel good about supporting our community too!
Gift Ideas for Her
Jewelry from Twine & Twig
Twine & Twig jewelry is inspired by a love of the great outdoors and features naturally-sourced materials. Each piece is designed, handcrafted, and made in their Charlotte studio.
Where to Find It? Online at twineandtwigstyle.com
Handbag from Nouveaux Boutique
Nouveaux is Charlotte’s only ladies’ luxury consignment store and offers a highly curated collection of previously-loved clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories from designer labels to better department store brands.
Where to Find It? 901 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood and online at nouveauxclt.com
Candles from Moxie Mercantile
Moxie Mercantile is a uniquely-curated store of home and lifestyle goods. The store is filled with great gift items, but our team is a big fan of their candles from seasonal scents to year-round favorites.
Where to Find It? 2008 Commonwealth Ave. in Plaza Midwood and online at moxiemercantile.com
Gift Ideas for Him
Leather Satchel from ColsenKeane
ColsenKeane handcrafts its artisan bags, small goods, and leather accessories with painstaking attention to detail. Shop their heirloom-quality pieces or have a custom piece crafted that suits him to a T.
Where to Find It? 1707 East 7th St. in Elizabeth and online at colsenkeane.com
Sneakers from Black Sheep
Black Sheep Skate Shop has one of the coolest shoe selections in town from brands like Nike SB, Adidas, Vans, Converse, and New Balance. Plus, they also have a great collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats perfect for the casual men in your life.
Where to Find It? 830 Lamar Ave. in Elizabeth and online at blacksheepskateshop.com
Craft Beer from Salud Beer Shop
Salud is a local bottle shop known for both its local/regional beer selection and its wide variety of craft beer bottles and cans from all over the world. Shopping is even easier this year thanks to their online ordering, curbside pick-up, and delivery options.
Where to Find It? 3306-B North Davidson St. in NoDa and online at saludbeershop.com
Gift Ideas for Kids
Tickets to the 2020 – 2021 Virtual Season from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Children’s Theatre is offering every audience member front-row seats to their shows thanks to streaming on demand. The 2020 – 2021 season runs from December 2020 – March 2021 and features 4 spectacular shows including The Velveteen Rabbit and GRIMMZ Fairy Tales.
Where to Find It? Online at ctcharlotte.org
Kids Bike from Gear Goat Exchange
Gear Goat XCHG is Charlotte’s only new and used outdoor gear consignment store. In addition to bicycles, you can also find goods for all of your favorite outdoor activities like hiking, running, skiing, yoga, and camping.
Where to Find It? 824 Lamar Ave. in Plaza Midwood and online at geargoatx.com
Books and comic books always make for winning gifts. There are endless options for every age kid and every interest under the sun.
Gift Ideas for Friends & Neighbors
Assorted Goodies from The Culture Shop
The Culture Shop is a neighborhood market that focuses on local, artisan, and small-batch producers. Grab a bottle of wine for a neighbor or have the friendly staff help you curate a gift basket for your budget.
Where to Find It? 1425 Kennon St. in Belmont and online at thecultureshopclt.com
Cosmic Creativ Cutting Board or Tray from Charlotte Collective
Charlotte Collective proudly considers itself the shop small destination for the Queen City as all of its goods are from local makers and creatives. Our team are big fans of the hand-poured home goods made with layered resin and fireglass by Cosmic Creativ. They are truly functional works of art!
Where to Find It? 1222 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood and online at cltcollective.com
Charlotte-Themed Gifts from Green with Envy
Have a friend or neighbor that is new to Charlotte or new to the neighborhood? Favorite local gift store Green with Envy offers fun Charlotte and neighborhood-themed gifts from city adventure maps to drinking glasses etched with in-town Charlotte neighborhoods. It is a great way to celebrate where you live!
Where to Find It? 1111 Central Ave #200 in Plaza Midwood and online at envycharlotte.com
Gift Ideas on a Budget
Indoor Plant from Grow
A tropical houseplant or succulent makes for a great and budget-friendly gift. No green thumb required. Grow even offers curbside pick-up and delivery for added convenience.
Where to Find It? 2008 Commonwealth Ave. in Plaza Midwood (behind Moxie Mercantile)
Gift Card to Two Scoops Creamery
Two Scoops Creamery is a GW Real Estate favorite thanks to their unique, homemade flavors like Cookies by the Sea and Batter Up. Treat someone in person or give a gift card as an easy and fun stocking stuffer.
Where to Find It? 913 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood
Artisan Soaps from CLT Find
The owners of CLT Find believe that products made in small batches with love and attention make the best gifts. We agree! With items from over 80 regional makers, artists, and creative, there are lots of shoppable items, but we particularily adore the artisan soaps. Let’s be honest – soap may be the most 2020 gift of all.
Where to Find It? 224 East 7th St. in 7th Street Public Market and online at cltfind.com