Best Gifts for Kids to Buy around Lake Norman

We’ve rounded up some of our top picks to shop for kids at the Lake (so, yes, you can go and get these today!) With everything from babies to tweens and must-have toys to experiences they’ll never forget.

Sweet Magnolia Boutique
Magnolia Plaza, 8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, 704-896-6008

Shop southern style with a trendy twist; chic gifts, clothing, furniture and original art and sure to be considered cool gifts for kids check out our three recommendations:

Yummy Gummy backpack $35, wristlet $14 comes in lots fun colors and wait for it… they’re scented, what?! Also available additional charms for kids to personalize.
Stuck On You, Enamel Pin Set $12- very popular with the 10+ age group, can be added to jackets, bag, hat etc.
Rockin’ Candy Phone Flasher Case, $16 protects your kids phone, fits any phone size… flashy phone fun.

Lenux Stables & Horse Riding Academy
Kerns Rd, Huntersville, (704) 947-RIDE

Private lessons are available starting at age 3

Give a gift that builds confidence, respect for animals and is so much fun. Gift certificates are available from beautiful Lenux Stables. A month of weekly lessons at $40 per lesson is the most popular, but a-la-carte and camp options are also available. Call and pay over the phone and gift cards can be mailed to your house or picked up at the stables.

Poppies
Birkdale, Huntersville, 704-896-3433

Poppies is a curated preppy paradise complete with personalized jewelry, bags, housewares, stationery and more. And while unlikely if you can’t find something you like in the store you can bring in an outside item to be monogramed in a very timely manner. Here are picks for some of the littlest elves this year:

Monogrammed plush and adorable Elegant Baby crown headband, prices start around $20
Nothing cuter than a merry matching set under the tree, prices vary

Discovery Place Kids Huntersville
Cnr Gilead and Old Statesville Rds

We are so fortunate at the Lake to have such a cool kids museum in our own backyard. Great for ages birth through about 7 years, there’s always something new to discover.  Give the gift of membership starting at $130 and kids can go free all year as well as receive discounts on special events, programs and popular summer camps.

Memberships includes free admission discounts and exclusive member events

Uncommon Scents and Gifts
Northcross Shopping Center, Huntersville, 704-895-0197

This boutique really does have it all without a shelf of free space you’ll find hundreds of items related to collegiate, spiritual, garden, bath, candles, women and kids clothing and accessories. Check out these picks for Christmas:

There are so many Pusheens you’ll almost feel uncomfortable. Prices vary.
Adorbs just hit an entirely new level with these Jack Rogers boots, approx $70

Lake Norman Sailing Community
Blythe Landing, Huntersville, 704-947-7245

Give the gift of sailing, whether your youth is a novice or needs to refine their race tactics there’s a program for all skill levels. Get a gift certificate and receive access to the Lake for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing and more.

Lake Norman Apparel Company
(Online only, or pop-ups at various Lake Norman events)

Shop the Lake Norman-inspired apparel line for kids and adults.

Get merry with cool kids shirts, hats, stickers, magnets and more.

Sanctuary of Davidson
Main St, Davidson, 704-892-0044


A great place to shop for local art, handmade gifts, art classes for all ages and more.

Also consider…

For youngins with energy to burn get a gift certificate to W8Less in Cornelius

Tennis lessons at the recently opened Lake Norman Tennis Center in Mooresville

Golf lessons at The Golf Studio at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville

Music lessons (or an instrument) from Music & Arts in Huntersville

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