This holiday season, support your favorite Charlotte-area businesses while you’re taking care of your Christmas list. The holidays can be a critical time for small businesses, especially those hit hard by the pandemic.
Here is a guide to places where you can shop local for the holidays. Please note that this list is not comprehensive.
Shops listed by neighborhood:
BraveWorks — This nonprofit provides programs for women overcoming a variety of traumas, including domestic violence, trafficking, abuse and addiction. The women are taught skills in jewelry production and other artisanal creations, and the products created provide supplemental income for these women, as well as an income stream for the organization.
1717 Cleveland Ave.
Paper Skyscraper — This gift shop has been a Charlotte institution for more than 30 years. Find everything from cards and books to pet items and kitchenware.
330 East Blvd., 704-333-7130
Revolution Clothiers & Co. — Find men’s and women’s fashion, eclectic gifts and accessories at this boutique.
227 East Blvd.
Also find them in Blowing Rock.
Main Street Books — Independent bookstore.
126 S. Main Street, Davidson, 704-892-6841
Moxie Mercantile — Find items from handmade leather goods and jewelry to pottery and candles.
202 S. Main Street, Suite A, Davidson, 704-877-7716
Also find them in Plaza Midwood at 2008 Commonwealth Ave.
Uncommon Scents — Find a large selection of college and professional sports merchandise, plus health and beauty items, clothing and home and garden décor.
9715 Sam Furr Road, Suite B, Huntersville, 704-895-0197
Boho Bazaar Experience Mart — Find clothing, jewelry, pet items, home goods and wine.
3100 North Davidson Street #103
Pura Vida Worldly Art — Find handcrafted, ethically sourced, sustainably made products and items from more than 40 countries.
3202-A North Davidson Street, 704-335-8587
Smitten Boutique — This shop has jewelry, books, self-care products, home goods and baby clothing.
2824 North Davidson Street
Grow: A Plant Shop — In addition to plants and plant accessories, you’ll find candles, pottery and other unique home décor.
Camp North End, 270 Camp Road, Suite 101
Also find them in Davidson at 202 S. Main Street, Suite C
Happy Kat Candles & Gifts — This gift shop specializes in handcrafted candles that look and smell like your favorite desserts. You’ll also find handmade soaps and skincare products, jewelry and other accessories, plus other merchandise.
Inside Northlake Mall on the second level near Belk.
6801 Northlake Mall Drive, 980-207-0439
Boris and Natasha — A men’s and women’s boutique offering a wide range of prices, whether you need $10 shades or a piece of statement jewelry.
2910 The Plaza, 704-375-0079
CLTCH — This shop is full of funky collectibles, jewelry, books, accessories and products from local artists and designers.
1512 Central Ave., 704-375-2444
Lunchbox Records — In addition to new and used records, CDs and DVDs, you’ll find record storage and cleaning supplies and books.
825 Central Ave., 704-331-0788
Reggae Central — In addition to Bob Marley music, T-shirts, blankets and bags, you’ll find items from Jamaica, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, including jewelry, clothing and home goods.
4456 The Plaza, Suite B
Park Road Books — Independent bookstore.
4139 Park Road, 704-525-9239
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall — Find vintage and unique décor at this 60,000 square-foot antique mall.
6424 South Blvd., 704-529-6369
Toy Mania — A family-owned shop offering toys, games and crafts.
242 S. Sharon Amity Road, 704-910-2001
Windsor Jewelers — This independent jewelry store offers top jewelry and timepiece brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe and De Beers.
6809-D Phillips Place Court, 704-556-7747
704 Shop — This shop features uniquely designed “Charlotte” and “704″-branded clothing, hats and accessories.
1616 Camden Road, Suite 140, 704-496-9063
Girl Tribe Co. — Find everything from women’s clothing and accessories to coffee mugs and paper goods.
1800 Camden Road, Suite 102
Also find them in SouthPark at 532 Gov. Morrison Street, Suite C-120, and at Girl Supply at Birkdale Village.
Glory Days Apparel — Get Charlotte-themed shirts, hats and accessories at this shop.
1425 Winnifred Street, Suite 107
CLT Find — Find locally handcrafted and curated goods from Charlotte at this space inside 7th Street Public Market.
224 E. 7th Street, 919-815-7184
Also find them inside Cotswold Marketplace at 200 N. Sharon Amity Road and in Dilworth at 1235 East Blvd., Suite A.
Shop for handmade gifts and specialty items at these pop-up markets:
Charlotte Christmas Village — This European-inspired holiday market is open from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23 inside the Light the Knights Festival at Truist Field in Uptown, home of the Charlotte Knights. Link
Christmas Market at OMB — Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has transformed its biergarten into a German-style Christmas village with traditional huts for shopping, holiday music, lights, festive food and drinks and warm fire pits. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18. Link
Mistletoe Market — Eat, drink, shop and be merry at Camp North End’s Mistletoe Market, where you’ll find curated vintage vendors, plus igloos and fire pits. Open Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Link
Shop Small Saturdays in South End — Shop at open-air pop-up markets and enjoy holiday programming at Atherton Mill, Camden Road and Winnifred St. Open Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Link
VTGCLT Pop — This pop-up at the Metropolitan features products from more than 90 local and regional vendors. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 10, then daily through Dec. 23. Link
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