Places to shop local for the holidays

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This holiday season, it’s especially important to shop small and support your favorite Charlotte shops and boutiques while you’re taking care of your Christmas list.

Because of the pandemic, many places are offering curbside pickup and online ordering if you aren’t comfortable shopping in person.

Pop-up markets to consider this holiday season include:

Charlotte Christmas Village - Shop for handmade crafts, gifts and specialty foods like strudels, bratwurst and sauerkraut at this European-inspired holiday market. Open Nov. 27 through Dec. 23 at Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights. Click here for details.

TAC Gallery - A pop-up gallery that features works from more than 60 artists. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 3225 North Davidson St.

VTGCLT Pop-up - This pop-up shop at The Metropolitan features more than 90 regional brands and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday through Dec. 10. Dec. 11-23 the shop will be open daily. Shopping appointments are available for mornings. Click here for details.

Here are a few more locally owned shops listed by neighborhood. Please note this list is not comprehensive.


Paper Skyscraper

This gift shop has been a Charlotte institution for more than 30 years. Find everything from cards and books to pet items and kitchenware.

330 East Blvd., 704-333-7130


Shades of Moss

Plant shop that also carries pots, vinyl, books and plant-related merchandise.

1419 E. 7th St., 704-561-1198

Lake Norman:

Moxie Mercantile

Find items such as handmade leather goods and jewelry to pottery and candles.

202 S. Main St., Suite A, Davidson, 704-877-7716 (also find them in Plaza Midwood at 2008 Commonwealth Ave.)

Shop at the store or call to place an order.

Main Street Books

Independent bookstore.

126 S. Main St., Davidson, 704-892-6841

Uncommon Scents

Find a large selection of college and professional sports merchandise, plus health and beauty items, clothing and home and garden décor.

9715 Sam Furr Rd., Suite B, Huntersville, 704-895-0197


Ruby’s Gifts

Find handmade items such as jewelry, pottery, home goods and art from more than 100 local artists.

3204 N Davidson St., 704-900-2389

Closed on Mondays.

Plaza Midwood:

Boris and Natasha

A men’s and women’s boutique offering a wide range of prices whether you need $10 shades or a piece of statement jewelry.

1214 Thomas Ave., 704-375-0079

Shop at the store or DM on Instagram.

Green with Envy

Find everything from clothing and jewelry to home décor and artwork by local artists.

1111 Central Ave, Suite 200


Lunchbox Records

In addition to new and used records, CDs and DVDs, you’ll find record storage and cleaning supplies and books.

825 Central Ave., 704-331-0788

Shop at the store or order online.

South Charlotte:

Park Road Books

Independent bookstore.

4139 Park Rd., 704-525-9239

Toy Mania

A family-owned shop offering toys, games and crafts.

242 S. Sharon Amity Rd., 704-910-2001

South End

Girl Tribe Co.

Find everything from women’s clothing and accessories to coffee mugs and paper goods.

1800 Camden Rd., Suite 102

Shop in store or online.


CLT Find

Features locally handcrafted and curated goods from Charlotte.

Inside 7th Street Public Market at 224 E. 7th St., 919-815-7184

Boxes for all occasions, including get well & sympathy gifts! Let someone know you care and are thinking of them this season ❤️

Posted by CLT Find on Monday, November 23, 2020
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