Charlotte Gifts for Relaxation: We’ve got all your needs for calm covered, with these local shops
With extra time spent inside, plans changing, and a lot of high-stress settings, the world is looking for relaxation methods. We’ve rounded up some ways for you to get your hands on just that, while also directly supporting your community’s economy, and all the businesses you love and miss the most. Give a gift to a neighbor or loved one who needs it, or gift yourself.
Sit back, be good to yourself, and remember that everything is going to be okay.
Rose Gold Rebel
This local shop has many themes to choose from ranging from packages geared towards moms, from those whose weddings have been postponed, self care, teachers, best friends, nurses, small business owners, etc. They even have a “create your own” theme capability. As they have had to close their physical doors, go give them (and the receiver of the package, even if it’s yourself) some love by ordering from their website. Nothing says relaxation like soft tees, pajamas, candles, and more.
rosegoldrebel.com / @shoprosegoldrebel
Skin By Blair
Freshen up your beauty regimen with serums, cleansers and toners, moisturizers, masks, body, eye creams, hands and nails, and more. Skin By Blair is one of Charlotte’s finest Aesthetic Boutiques. Her products are medical-grade and great for all age ranges and skin types. We recommend the Revision Black Mask to sit back and relax while upping your skin game.
skin-by-blair.myshopify.com / @skinbyblair
Charlotte Candle Company
Your senses will thank you after your purchase of an all-natural, artisan soy wax candle handcrafted and poured right here in Charlotte. The candles are poured in small batches and would also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re looking to repeatedly support local month by month, you should check out their candle subscription box. We can’t think of anything better to look forward to.
charlottecandlecompany.com / @charlottecandlecompany
There is no better time to rep some hometown pride than now. (Even if it’s just you and your dog seeing it…) Shop high quality, cozy apparel to relax in at 704 Shop’s online store. Their brand was born from three former UNC Charlotte college roommates with nothing but passion for their hometown. We can relate. Shop headwear, sweatshirts and long sleeves, bottoms, socks, or accessories.
704shop.com / @704shop
Julia’s Cafe & Books
Give back through your support of this bookstore and cafe. Julia’s Cafe & Books supports our community in many ways, not only through hot drinks and materials to read, but also through helping Habitat for Humanity aid the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte. So, show your support through shopping at their Amazon bookstore online. Escape into another world to unwind.
juliascafe.org / @juliascafeandbooks
Voted as the best place to buy CBD in the area, Charlotte CBD’s doors are open and the business is offering limited transactions at the door. It is encouraged to purchase online, however, if possible. They are offering free shipping and there is also a code on their Instagram for a percentage off for first time customers. CBD can bring relief for anxiety, physical pain, acne, and more.
cltcbd.com / @charlotte_cbd
Tea Fusion Cafe
Look no further for fruit, milk, or boba tea. We recommend enjoying a delicious Banh Mi sandwich while you’re at it. There are also Mason Jar Tea Refreshers, fruit slushies, and specialty hot teas depending on whether you find a cool or hot drink more relaxing. Tea contains an amino acid that is shown to reduce stress, as well as antioxidants. Tea Fusion Cafe has its doors open as well as phone ordering available.
teafusioncafe.com / @tea.fusion.cafe
Vitality Extracts was created by a group of health and wellness enthusiasts who firmly believe in the natural healing of essential oils. The company crafts products of the utmost quality and offers them at affordable prices to ensure everyone can enjoy the benefits of better health. Purchase your favorite roll-on oil and then the diffuser jewelry in pyrite, rose quartz and African turquoise. Each bracelet or necklace features natural stones paired with lava beads to soak up the oils and provide long-lasting health and stress relieving benefits.
We saved the best for last. When it comes to some Charlotte gifts for relaxation, music reigns: Lunchbox Records sells new and used vinyl, CDs, and DVDs. Their areas of specialty are punk, indie rock, metal, jazz and vinyl specifically. You can choose curbside or shipping. Happy listening.
lunchboxrecords.com / @lunchboxrecords