When Charlotte Today asked me to come talk about top local gift shops for their Black Friday episode, I jumped at the chance. This city has the best local shops owned by the coolest people. I’m sure I left a few great ones off my list (TV segment time limits are hard, y’all), but I’m listing the ones I talked about here (because inevitably a few of you guys always email me asking for these lists—thanks for watching!):
Savory Spice Shop: Stocking stuffers for the foodie (or cocktail maker or hot chocolate lover).
Paper Skyscraper: From gift wrap and stationery to candles and books, this shop has the most well curated gift selection in town.
Earl’s Grocery: Amazing host/hostess gift baskets featuring cool artisanal items and playful touches like dog treats.
Moxie Mercantile: My favorite. Just opened a second shop in Davidson. Features really cool handmade jewelry and candles, and the most fun barware.
Green With Envy: 4,000 square feet of gifts including local art, gardening stuff, clothing, kids stuff, and more amazing candles.
Girl Tribe: Girly as its name suggests and Charlotte-centric. Check out their website’s Gift Guide section for ideas for the holidays.