Shop Local: Charlotte Boutiques for Holiday Gift-Giving

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Schneider

No matter who you have on your holiday list this year, there is a nearby Charlotte boutique that will meet your gift giving needs. Plus, it’s the perfect time of year to shop locally and support small-businesses with your dollar. The shopping is far less stressful than the mall and the gifts infinitely more unique. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Women’s—Lotus
Lotus in Midtown opened in 2004 to deliver women’s high fashion. They offer on-trend jewelry, clothing, shoes and other accessories.

Men’s—Tabor
Located adjacent to SOCO Gallery in Myer’s Park, Laura Vinroot Poole’s Tabor menswear has a carefully-curated selection of classic American styles with Southern flare. They stock accessories, shoes, suits, and other menswear.

Kid’s—Toys & Co.
A little slice of heaven for any kid, Toys & Co. is conveniently located in Cotswold Village Shopping Mall. Toys & Co is a throwback toy store, with every toy imaginable.

Secret Santa—The Paper Skyscraper
There is a little something for everyone at this Dilworth staple. For over twenty years, customers have been delighted with the unique gifts and treasures from this gift shop/bookstore. If there is someone on your list who you’re not quite sure what to get, The Paper Skyscraper will have plenty of whimsical options to choose from.

Home—Slate Furniture and Art Collective
Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, Slate has sixty plus artists and vendors with one of a kind items for every home. For the home/decor enthusiast, this store stocks all kinds of unexpected, chic items.

Unique—Rhino Market.
Rhino Market is located just north of Charlotte’s Third Ward. They carry an awesome selection of beer and wine, as well as other little gourmet food items, for that hard-to-buy-for third cousin twice removed or the office coworker you’ve only spoken to a handful of times.

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