GIFTING

12 Great Coffee Table books to give or get this Christmas.

Hello, scoopthelake-rs! I'm so excited to be introducing my world to you; my world of books! I'm an avid reader with books thrown throughout my apartment. Each month or so, I'll bring you great (at least I think they're great)...

Thanksgivukkah. So THAT’s why we need to start holiday shopping early this year!!

It's a one in 70,000 years occurrence. Or at least that's what I read here on the interwebs.  Thanksgiving Day and the first day of Hanukkah happen on the same day this year, which means, in fact, that some...

15 Great Cookbooks to Get or Give this Season.

The holidays.  They bring us lots of cooking challenges and lots of book gift giving.  Knowing both are right around the corner, we pulled together a list of the best cookbooks to get and give, whether you're a beginner...

Shopping for the best scented candles in Charlotte

A little bit aromatherapy is one of the most affordable luxuries, and science has proven that certain scents can alter your mood - like citrus or peppermint for energy, and lavender or vanilla for a calming effect. Your sense...

Over 30 Grad Gift Ideas to buy here in Charlotte.

With the washing away of April's blanket of pollen comes the full bloom of May's graduation party season. I personally am throwing one and attending another within the next week and a half, and I am sure I am not...

Our toughest Gifting Challenge so far. Dion Lim’s mother.

by Susu Bear You'd think a shopper like Dion Lim, news anchor and consumer reporter at WCNC-TV would have no prob snapping up any number of great gifts for her mother.  Not. Dion's mom is a tough one....old school, independent, thrifty, and...

Gifts for the teenagers, from Wonder Years to Freaks and Geeks.

by Susu Bear Is there any greater challenge? Other than peacefully coexisting with a teenager, that is?    Getting them to pose for a holiday card photo,  I'll grant you that.  Getting them out of their room to join the...

The Gifting Challenge: Shopping for Molly Grantham of WBTV.

by Leigh Ann Young Scoopcharlotte offered to help WBTV news anchor Molly Grantham find a Christmas gift for her step mom, Jean Grantham. Jean  has great taste and is the "go to" person in the family for style advice.  She enjoys...

Something To Be Thankful For: Local Goods and Locally Made Gifts.

by Lauren Blake Friends, family, happiness and health should always at the top of our thankful lists. But this year why not take some time to reflect on the local shops you're thankful for, too. The Boulevard at South End...

The Holidays are a time to get personal. Monogrammed gifts are an easy option.

We love personalized gifts for holiday giving.  Once a staple for sorority girls and newlyweds, the options now-a-days for monogramming gifting seem endless - I have no doubt we'll soon see a car completely WRAPPED in gigantic, monogram initials...

This week’s “The Best Gift Ever.” Cast Iron Pan in the shape of your state.

If only these pans were not individually hand-crafted by the artist in her Madison WI studio, and therefore really more art & craft than pan, and therefore priced around $600 each....I might be able to convince myself to buy...

25 Great Grad Gifts to buy in Charlotte

Whether you want to give something sentimental or trendy, practical or inspirational, we've got the hot gifts to give girl grads this season. Most of our picks are priced under $100. The Sentimental Gifts.         The Inspirational Gifts.       The Dorm Decorating Gifts.       The Practical...