Over 25 Locally Made and NC ‘Love’ Gifts

We love to love the QC. Gifting something locally made or featuring our fine city and state is always popular and never goes out of style. If you missed out on the many, many, MANY holiday markets around town to shop local for gifts, you can still gather and give and support here.

Art for ALS – Liz Shea Designs

Giving something created by local artist Liz Shea supports ALS cure initiatives and vital resources for ALS research and treatment both locally and on a national level. Proceeds from all sales benefit research towards finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) which Liz’s husband Ed was diagnosed with in 2000.

Shop NC & QC Love at Blackhawk Hardware

NC Cutting Board ($14.99-$34.99)
Queen City Ornaments ($59.99-$69.99)
NC T-shirts ($39.99)
Plaza Midwood Charlotte History Book ($21.99)
Chapel Hill Toffee ($3.99)

Lemondaisy Design

Locally made 2023 Coastal Desk Calendars by Charlotte artist Leslie Flanagan – order online HERE or SouthPark porch pick up.

Sunglasses from local maker Johnny Fly always a big hit.

Mignonne Gavigan NYE Earrings at NM

Best CLT Options for the Whole Fam at Glory Days Apparel

Lots of Local Picks at The Buttercup in Myers Park

Locally made hand-painted College Towns Framed Acrylic Pictures $34.95 , both Tarheel State and Charlotte options online here
Local artist Windy O’Connor’s “Chica” series a perfect girl gift.
More Chica’s from Windy at The Buttercup
Local artist Anne Neilson cards and works are all-time favorites around the globe and here in the QC
Raleigh artist hand painted cross ornaments
PIEDMONT PENNIES started as family tradition turned an MBA class project in August 2020, and is now a NC based snack company with 5 employees, two flavors, and 220+ retailers across 19 states.
Punch up regular crackers with Cracker Smack – mix with 1.5 cups of canola oil, shake vigorously and add mini saltines or oyster crackers. Let them sit overnight for a flavorful party snack your guests will rave about

https://store.mintmuseum.orgMint Museum Stores

Matthews NC Dill Pickle Peanuts $16 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE
Snow Day Asheville Tea $22 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE
Cloister Honey Breakfast or Holiday Trio $28 (available Uptown)
Audrey Lane Frog Shadow Box Pendant $140 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE
Turtle Island Pottery Small Piggy Bank $140 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE
Erin Janow Black (or Blue) Sushi Set $210 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE
Erin Janow Blue (or Black) Sake Set $190 BUY IN STORE or ONLINE HERE

Charlotte Finds at CLTFind

Charlotte Skyline Whiskey Glass
Charlotte skyline designs by local maker, You’re That Girl Designs
Ceramic 3” disc ornaments with a hand drawn design by The Write Occasion Calligraphy $20 each
CLT Bottle Opener


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