15 Locally-Made Holiday Gifts You Will Only Find in Charlotte
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15 Locally-Made Holiday Gifts You Will Only Find in Charlotte

By Danielle Doolen

Holiday season is officially here! Cue the carols, festive foods and shopping lists for all of your loved ones. Before you head to the mall this holiday season, remember all the great gifts that are made right in your own backyard. To help you shop local, we’ve compiled a list of 15 Charlotte made gift ideas that will be sure to win over everyone on your list.

EXPERIENCES

Pick Your Passion at the US National Whitewater Center at U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Pump Adrenaline with The U.S. National Whitewater Center

The active, adventure-loving, adrenaline junkie in your life will love a day pass or season pass to the Whitewater Center. From rafting to rock climbing to ropes courses, you can guarantee they’ll never get bored.

Pick Your Passion at the US National Whitewater Center
$$   .  U.S. National Whitewater Center   .  Charlotte
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Sharpen Your Cooking Skills at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen
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Give the Gift of Food with Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

From your friend who loves to cook to your friend who wants to learn how to cook, Chef Alyssa’s cooking classes are informative and, most importantly, fun. This is the gift that keeps on giving with invaluable skills you can bring to your own kitchen.

Sharpen Your Cooking Skills at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen
$50+   .  Chef Alyssa's Kitchen   .  Charlotte
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Unique Goodies and Gifts at Paper Skyscraper at Paper Skyscraper
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Seek an Adventure with Edia Maps

Want to road trip with a friend to eat all the fried chicken in the Carolinas? This adventure map is the sure-fire way to have fun. Gift one of their many maps this holiday season and enjoy the ride. You can find them on the shelves of Paper Skyscraper.

Unique Goodies and Gifts at Paper Skyscraper
$$   .  Paper Skyscraper   .  Charlotte
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HOME & BEV

Learn All Things Ceramics at The Little Studio at The Little Studio
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Keep Holiday Spirits Cold in Queen City Growlers

Queen City Growlers are sure to win over the beer lover in your life. These handmade ceramic growlers keep your beer cold and fresh to enjoy all holiday season. They also have coffee mugs for when you need a break from beer.

Learn All Things Ceramics at The Little Studio
$$$   .  The Little Studio   .  Charlotte
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Unique Goodies and Gifts at Paper Skyscraper at Paper Skyscraper
Photo by @charlottesmartypants

Smell the Fresh Scent of Ella B Candles

These hand-poured 100% pure soy candles are a great way to help make someone’s home a little cozier this winter. Pick one up at Paper Skyscraper and other local retailers. Bonus, you can also add a personalization for that extra special touch.

Unique Goodies and Gifts at Paper Skyscraper
$$   .  Paper Skyscraper   .  Charlotte
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ACCESSORIES

Accessorize at Johnny Fly Co. at Johnny Fly Co. - NODA
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Be Eco-fashionable with Johnny Fly Co.

Johnny Fly is wearable artwork you can feel good about gifting. Their eco-fashion sunglasses and chemical-free leather bags are the perfect gift for those that appreciate beauty in the details. Check out their unique designs at their NoDa storefront.

Accessorize at Johnny Fly Co.
$$   .  Johnny Fly Co. - NODA   .  Charlotte
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BATH & BODY

Take Home Something Fresh from the Atherton Mill & Market at Atherton Mill
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Get Pampered with Kitsch and Fancy

Does someone in your life deserve a little rest and relaxation? Get them Kitsch and Fancy products, like handmade soaps, bath bombs and face masks, and treat them to a spa day right at their own house. Scoop these luxury beauty products at the Atherton Mill Market (12/9 or 12/16) or at Girl Tribe Co. storefront.

Take Home Something Fresh from the Atherton Mill & Market
$-$$   .  Atherton Mill   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences

Shop Small in South End on Small Biz Saturday at South End
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Cheer on the Carolina Panthers in Glory Days Apparel

Even if you’re not from the Carolinas, you won’t be able to resist cheering on Cam Newton in some Glory Days Apparel. Their quality, vintage style shirts are perfect for boozy brunch and Sunday football. Shop ‘Charlotte's premier nostalgia brand’ online or better yet, find them at South End's Small Business Saturday Pop Up.

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Shop Small in South End on Small Biz Saturday
Free   .  South End   .  Charlotte
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Shop the Girl Tribe Pop Up x Dude Tribe Holiday at Sugar Creek Brewing
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Attend a Sporting Event With POLICY Handbags

You’re guaranteed to bring a smile to a football fan’s face when you gift them this handbag born out of the necessity to comply with NFL regulations. POLICY handbags are the perfect (and practical) accessory for cheering on the Panthers while looking great and supporting local. Find 'em at the Girl Tribe shop or market.

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Shop the Girl Tribe Pop Up x Dude Tribe Holiday
Free   .  Sugar Creek Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market at 7th Street Public Market
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Gift Natural with Pure Stella Skincare

Pure Stella is a brand of botanical products handcrafted in Charlotte. Their products are made to naturally nourish and protect your skin without fragrances or harsh chemicals. From lip balm to lotion, they’re sure to make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.

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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market
Free   .  7th Street Public Market   .  Charlotte
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Shop the Girl Tribe Pop Up x Dude Tribe Holiday at Sugar Creek Brewing
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Empower Women by Shopping Girl Tribe Co.

Support women by shopping Girl Tribe Co. this holiday season. This brand is all about community over competition and their goodies are sure to make you swoon. Find the perfect gift for your bestie at their pop up market in December or their temporary storefront in South End.

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Shop the Girl Tribe Pop Up x Dude Tribe Holiday
Free   .  Sugar Creek Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market at 7th Street Public Market
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Spread Holiday Cheer with Gilded Beverage

Gilded Beverage craft cocktail mix is sure to put a smile on your friend’s faces at your next gathering. The mixes are fresh, simple and easy to prepare. Bring a hostess their Cranberry Orange Margarita Mix and you’ll be the life of the party.

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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market
Free   .  7th Street Public Market   .  Charlotte
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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market at 7th Street Public Market
Photo by @shopcreatedbeautifully

Gift Something Special from Created Beautifully

Jennifer Cashel turned her appreciation of handcrafted goods into a jewelry and accessory brand created right in the suburbs of Charlotte. Her beautifully crafted goods would make the perfect gift for a sister, best friend, grandmother and, of course, mom. Find at CLT Finds in 7th Street Public Market.

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Sip & Shop for the Holidays at 7th Street Market
Free   .  7th Street Public Market   .  Charlotte
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Shop at Poptopia Holiday at Foundation For the Carolinas
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Show Love for Charlotte in 704 Shop Gear

If your friends love Charlotte, they’ll absolutely love you when you get them some 704 Shop apparel to wear this holiday season. Their gear, ranging from shirts to socks, brings the Queen City community together to rep the city they love. Pick something out at the Poptopia pop-up market.

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Shop at Poptopia Holiday
Free   .  Foundation For the Carolinas   .  Charlotte
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Shop Small in South End on Small Biz Saturday at South End
Photo by @alexandersouthnc

Drink in Style with Alexander South NC

These coasters are the perfect gift for someone to display on an end table. Alexander South NC coasters exhibit beautiful and unique views of Charlotte and can be purchased as a single or in a set. Find 'em at South End's Small Business Saturday Celebration.

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Shop Small in South End on Small Biz Saturday
Free   .  South End   .  Charlotte
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Danielle is a writer, blogger, and Content Marketing Manager at Work For Your Beer. When her nose isn't in her computer or iPhone, she can be found laughing at dad jokes with her husband, loving on her fur babies, running the streets of Charlotte (literally), or enjoying an adult beverage while soaking up some Carolina sunshine.
15 Locally-Made Holiday Gifts You Will Only Find in Charlotte
15 Locally-Made Holiday Gifts You Will Only Find in Charlotte