A 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Charlotteans

Shop local gifts for hearts and homes this season
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM WHITLOW

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Goorin Bros “Montana de Oro” olive fedora, $75, Revolution Clothiers & Co., 704-971-1990

Magill Hats “Norfolk” rabbit fur felt fedora with feather, $110, Revolution Clothiers & Co.

Goorin Bros blue ombré wool wide-brimmed fedora, $85, Rowan’s Haberdashery, 585-802-4553

Goorin Bros “Mr. Paxton” all weather wool teardrop fedora, $65, Revolution Clothiers & Co.


Gifts for the little ones going places …

Bobo Choses yellow cosmo boots, $119, Tiny, 704-900-5667

Stella McCartney novelty rocket backpack, $172, Tiny

Manière pom-pom wool hat, $44, Tiny

Bashful bunny, $61, Shower Me With Love, 704-302-1555

Wooden wagon, $112, Shower Me With Love

Silk Road Bazaar dragon footies, $22, Mint Museum Shop, 704-337-2061


  and for those frozen in time

Commissioned artwork by Sarah Helser, pricing available upon request. Hidell Brooks Gallery, 704-334-7302

Commissioned pet ornaments and portraits, $120+. See available stock at durrettdesigns.com.

Other local artists:

Kristle Studio
Fine art originals, kristlestudio.com

Eva Crawford
Charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil, and other mediums, evacrawfordart.com

Glyn A Stanley
Portrait photography, glynastanley.photography

Rusty Williams
Pet photography, rustywilliamsphoto.com


Gifts for toasting the joy of friendships …

Spirits
Conniption American Dry Gin, $33.95; Hine Cognac, $56; Domaine De Canton, $15.10, ABC Store

Champagne flutes, $26.95, Paper Skyscraper, 704-333-7130

Linen napkins, $48, Mint Museum Shop


… and the generosity of hosts and hostesses

Doc Porters rye whiskey, $41.95, ABC Store

Luxardo Maraschino cherries, $22.99, Earl’s Grocery, 704-333-2757

Tag cocktail picks, $13.95, Paper Skyscraper

Wooden safety matches, $15, Lincoln’s Haberdashery,  704-910-4660

Find local mixologist Salim Tucker’s recipes for his French 75 and post-Prohibition Old Fashioned here.


Sparkles for going out on the town …

Lizzie Fortunato emerald sky collar, $345, Poole Shop, 704-553-8868

Bug cuff with rhinestones, $225, Primaura

Erdem navy crystal oval earrings, $580, Coplon’s, 704-643-1113

Gedebe navy snakeskin jeweled clutch, $625, Coplon’s


… and for inspiring conversations

Harlequin necklace, $125, Needles and Pins

Face the Facts earrings, $32, Jade Sky Boutique, 646-397-9173

Other local jewelry designers: 

Muro Jewelry

Murphy Jewelry

Kenzie Weise Jewels

Shop Melvin


Gifts for teaching and preserving habitats …

Make a donation to these causes:

Conserve and protect local wildlife
Donate to North Carolina Wildlife Federation in someone’s name.

Save a species
Support the North Carolina Zoo Society’s conservation and research efforts.

Gift a tree
Make a $100 donation to TreesCharlotte, and the nonprofit will plant a seven-gallon tree in honor or in memory of a loved one at a local school.

*Tree shown is representative. Actual trees are much larger. Planter not included.


… and for reminding us of peace on Earth

Origami crane, $12.95, Paper Skyscraper

Gold peace sign paperweight, $28, Mint Museum Shop

Standard issue notepad no. 11, $11.50, Archer Paper Goods, Optimist Hall, 980-237-7286

Sierra wooden needle-point small pen, $9, Archer Paper Goods

Brass sharpener, $9,  Archer Paper Goods

“Be Nice” coin pouch, $7.50,  Archer Paper Goods

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