10 Only-in-Charlotte Gifts That Show Off Southern Style

What to buy and where to shop

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to knock a few things off your holiday shopping list. And, if you find yourself here in Queen City, amazing artisans and entrepreneurs will wow you with only-in-Charlotte handiwork.


Gift 1

704 Charlotte Shirt

Charlotte-based brand, the 704 Shop, is known for taking Queen City imagery and trends and translating them into fun wearables.

Price: $28

Where to buy it: Online

The 704 Shop has Charlotte attire for your favorite locals


Gift 2 

Legendary Cheerwine Gift Pack

Created in 1917 and bottled (old-fashioned style) in neighboring Salisbury, N.C., Cheerwine is the quintessential Charlotte beverage.

Price: $50 for a Legendary gift pack

Where to buy it: Online

Cheerwine is the thirst quenching drink of Charlotte


Gift 3

Black Hills BBQ Seasoning

Since barbecue is such a big part of North Carolina culture, browse through the grilling section at Savory Spice Shop in the historic Atherton Mill building.

Price: $7.15.

Where to buy it: Savory Spice Shop

Savory Spice Shop grounds and blends spices weekly


Gift 4 

Charlotte Adventure Map

Charlotte-based EDIA (Every Day is an Adventure) Maps are known for creating the Great NC BBQ and Great NC Beer Maps, but this guy has you discovering the unknown parts of Queen City.

Price: $10

Where to buy itPaper Skyscraper


Gift 5

BREWPUBLIK Membership

Any beer buff can appreciate this monthly craft-beer mailer from Charlotte-based company BREWPUBLIK.

Price: Starts at $35

Where to buy it: Online


Gift 6

Charlotte Skyline Cutout Necklace

Havok Designs specializes in laser cut wooden jewelry, cork wallets, home décor and custom work. This necklace makes a great statement piece.

Price: $45

Where to buy itMoxie Mercantile

 

Earth-inspired designs are featured in Havok's collections (Courtesy Havok Designs)


Gift 7

Cloister Honey

Life is a little sweeter thanks to this all-natural honey (raw, whipped and infused) in unique flavors such as bourbon, cinnamon, lavender and chipotle pepper.

Price: $9-$21

Where to buy it: Pura Vida or Reid's Fine Foods

Cloister Honey is dedicated to preserving the flavor of natural honey


Gift 8

Truffles

Family-owned The Secret Chocolatier features decadent delights for any chocolate lover on your list.

Price: $20-$100

Where to buy it: The Secret Chocolatier

The Secret Chocolatier makes delicious and homemade treats for chocolate lovers


Gift 9

Ella B. Pure Soy Candles 

These hand-poured candles burn clean and are named after Charlotte neighborhoods like Ballantyne, Myers Park and Plaza Midwood.

Price: $25-$35

Where to buy itGreen with Envy

Ella B. Candles are customizable to make for the perfect gift


Gift 10

Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale

Charlotte native and Jeopardy! alum John Morgan founded his pimento cheese biz back in 2014, and today it has quite a local following. 

Price: $8-$9

Where to buy it: NoDa Company Store

Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese serves up the flavors of the south

Erin Maddrey
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