A Mingle mix: Give local for the holidays

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December 1, 2022

Our holiday pop-up, Mingle at the Mansion, may be over but you can still shop local with these vendors and artisans to knock out items on your holiday gift list.

Sisters Christine White and Anne Todd have shared their love of creating for more than 20 years in Charlotte through Beads Inc. which has kits and supplies to make bracelets and necklaces. beadsinc.com

Arctic Fox beanie from Boem in Charlotte.

Beyond being a boho-chic boutique, shop Boem for gifts like Arctic Fox beanies made with recycled fibers, ornaments and candles. Dash into one of their Charlotte storefronts or order online. shopboem.com

Mini angel paintings from CLT Find gift store.

Show some Charlotte love with CLT Find, a gift shop with almost exclusively Charlotte-made goods, from T-shirts to tumblers. We spotted locally made holiday candles and original mini angels art at Mingle. cltfind.com

Hearts paintings and gifts from Heather Opal Artwork

Heather Opal Artwork is known for brightly-colored door charms, but this small business also has an array of gift options, including notecards, ornaments and small art pieces — perfect for gifting. heatheropal.com

Elevate your gift giving with creative papers from Jen Gerena Design, which offers hand-painted wrapping-paper designs,  notecards and more. jengerenadesign.com

Joe-Le Soap crafts small-batch, natural and plant-based skincare products and organic soaps. It was founded by a husband and wife team during their own search for natural products to help sensitive skin. joe-lesoap.com

Johnny Fly sunglasses display

It’s always nice to have sunglasses on a cold, bright winter’s day. Captain sunglasses from Johnny Fly are an updated take on classic aviators and are great for men or women. See dozens more styles online. johnnyfly.com

Gold and silver initial rings from Kristin Hayes Jewelry

Modern and elegant, Kristin Hayes Jewelry has a wide variety of collections and price points. The premium Johnny and Ann fine jewelry collection is crafted from 14K gold and sterling silver. kristin-hayes-jewelry.myshopify.com

Colorful dress from Pearl Pagoda

The Pearl Pagoda is known for bright, colorful dresses and women’s apparel, but the boutique is also home to an assortment of accessories and gifts for home and entertaining. thepearlpagoda.com

Found in shops and markets across Charlotte, freshly baked Piedmont Pennies are an elevated take on traditional cheese straws. piedmontpennies.com

Floral designer Lauren Bryant has built a loyal following for The Rooted Nest. For the holidays, order a custom flower arrangement, mantel pieces (with an install option) and hand-tied wreaths. therootednest.com 

Nestled on Middleton Drive in Myers Park, Ruxton Mercantile is a modern-day general store with gift-worthy goods ranging from housewares, apparel, snacks and home decor. ruxtonmercantile.com

The Social Shop, located in Strawberry Hill, has a range of fun gift items and women’s apparel. Charlotte-made Bloc Bags and outdoor inflatable Holiballs went home with a lot of Mingle guests.

Pecan pie from Thoughtful Baking Co.

Scratch-made comfort food always delights the gift receiver. Thoughtful Baking Co. has built a reputation as a go-to for well-crafted dessert pies, plus savory pot pies and quiches. thoughtfulbakingco.com

Fine jewelry from Campbell + Charlotte

Campbell + Charlotte Jewelry
Modern, fine jewelry pieces that make a statement with color and style, from earrings to cocktail rings. campbellandcharlotte.com

Beverly Drive
Sleepwear and loungewear designed to feel flattering, beautiful and comfortable. shopbeverlydrive.com 

More grab and go gifts ideas inspired by Mingle

Ava Aliza Candle Co.
Hand-poured and clean-burning soy candles. avaalizacandleco.com

Bear Food
Gourmet nuts and snacks with a mission to support programs that empower young adults with disabilities. bearfood.biz 

The Buttercup
Longtime gift shop known for stationery, picture frames, candles and jewelry. buttercupcharlotte.net

Carol Pighin Fine Art
Works depicting a range of subjects, from landscapes to figurative paintings and abstracts. carolpighin.com

Food-focused gift boxes, bundles and comfort meals. gatheredclt.com

Krazy for Rugs
Vintage and antique handmade Persian, Turkish and Moroccan rugs —including giftable mini rugs. krazyforrugs.com

Multiple Blessings by Caroline Simas
Colorful gift and decor items licensed by the artist, including bookmarks, tumblers, puzzles and prints.

Queen City Crunch
Sweet and savory gourmet pretzels, from 8-ounce bags to 5-pound party packs. queencitycrunch.com

Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry
SouthPark neighborhood jeweler for more than 40 years known for fine jewelry and heirloom pieces.

Purifi IV
Give the gift of hydration. Fluids are infused with vitamins designed to support wellness. purifiiv.com

VLV Designs
Luxury design services along with custom artwork and floral arrangements. vlvdesigns.net

High quality meats sourced from North Carolina farms. wilders.com 


Product photos of Heather Opal Artwork, Jen Gerena Design, Joe-Le Soap and Johnny Fly were taken by Kelsie Elizabeth Photography.

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