There are so many fabulous local makers and creators releasing so many CLT and NC themed gifts for this year, it’s hard to pick and choose. We feature several on our new Charlotte online marketplace, ShopScoopCLT.com, where you can shop local anytime without a pop up. Instagram is also a great resource, as are the local boutiques. Here are just a few of our favorites for Holidays 2020.
Hot 2020 Gift ~ Indoor Plants & Cute Containers
It’s a covid stay-at-home thing, and it’s a great cheer up gift. A pretty houseplant in a unique and handmade container is a popular trend among millennials ~ who have not yet learned to kill an orchid monthly or taken up bulb forcing indoors. There are lots of locally owned options out there for houseplants and their vessels, here are a few:
Something for Everyone at Paper Skyscraper on East Blvd
There’s a reason this eclectic shop on East Blvd has remained a CLT fixture for shopping for 25+ years, and it’s not just cause Thai Taste is next door. If you’re struggling for the right not too expensive gift for just about anyone on your list, you should be able to solve at Paper Skyscraper.
Charlotte Skyscraper Chess Set is a must give
starting at 65.00 from local 3D Printer Creator Making Things CLT (BUY HERE)
CLT Beanie and Cropped Hoodie
704 Shop x New Era CLT Gothic Pom Beanie – Black/Gray (Unisex) Regular price $ 35.00 BUY HERE
704 Shop CLT Gothic Cropped Hoodie – Black/Gray (Women’s) *Black Friday Edition* Regular price $ 55.00. BUY HERE
Don’t Sleep on John Dabbs on Providence Road in Myers Park for Gifting.
You may know them for wedding registeries, but they offer so much more.
Local Designer Gifts for the Discerning at Neiman Marcus SouthPark
MIGNONNE GAVIGAN : Mignonne “Maggie” Gavigan Smith is a North Carolina bred accessories designer, widely regarded for her playful, color-forward aesthetic and fresh, elevated point of view. With strong southern roots and a background designing for luxury fashion brands, Gavigan hones a signature, laid-back style with masterful technique and a designer eye. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Gavigan went on to study her passion for fashion in Paris and NYC, curating the inspirations that now drive and define each new season and collection of her line.
- Mignonne Gavigan Crystal Bird Earrings, Gold $325
- Mignonne Gavigan Mini Madeline Statement Earrings $125
- Mignonne Gavigan Madeline Beaded Statement Earrings $225
KEITH & JAMES : Known as the “Gentleman Milliner,” James Keith was born and raised in the small, tradition-steeped southern town of Riegelwood, North Carolina. Hats were a part of James’ life for as far back as he can remember – a true gentleman never left home without a finely crafted fedora, and on Sundays, women broke free from their uniforms and embraced their individuality by donning elaborately adorned hats. In 2016, James set out to create his own line of quality hats that would serve as a modern symbol of the cornerstones of his heritage: strength, unity, and love. The result was a stylish and chic fedora, mixing classic lines and silhouettes with modern materials and colors. An instant success with major retailers, such as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, the initial collection features three fedora styles for both men and women in a variety of bold colors and boasting the Keith and James signature red underbrim. Each hat also includes the iconic “Circle of Love” red logo in the form of a brilliant red button meant to symbolize unity and love.
- Keith and James King Red-Brim Wool Fedora Hat $500
- Keith and James Queen Red-Brim Wool Fedora Hat, White $530
Bedside Manor Gorgeous Pillows & Accessories by Local Designers
Piper Collection – Founded in 2012 by textile designer, Whitney Caudle Kelly, Piper offers inspired living through high-end products, exclusive designs, and timeless style. Featuring vibrant color combinations and graphic textures, Piper brings luxury and sophisticated textiles to the contemporary home. Piper products are beautifully crafted by highly skilled artisans in North Carolina & India.