Gift guide: Four Charlotte brands we love

Entertainment Style

November 29, 2021

Bloc Collective

Shopping local is more important than ever. Check a few names off your list with gifts from these up-and-coming Charlotte brands. We’ve also compiled a list of local shops to buy last-minute gifts, here.


Leigh Rogers and Mallory Zvara founded Beverly Drive in 2019 to fill a void in women’s sleepwear — pretty, quality, non-flimsy fabrics that look as good as daywear. Both co-founders were juggling corporate jobs and parenting young children and wanted something that made them feel “beautiful and restored” at the end of the day, Rogers says. Their short sets, night gowns and day gowns come in a variety of feminine, pretty patterns — check their website and Instagram @shopbeverlydrive for the latest designs. $106-$216,


You’ve seen the “From Charlotte With Love” mural — the popular South End selfie spot at Wooden Robot Brewing — now share your passion for the Queen City with others. Trash Genius has hoodies, T-shirts, trucker caps — even onesies for your favorite niece, nephew or grandchild. Purchase items online or at the Charlotte Visitor Info Center at 329 S. Tryon St. $20-$68,


Bloc Collective’s adorable zipper bags and pouches come in a several sizes and can be used to store just about everything. Carrie Tucker, a family nurse practitioner, started Bloc Collective earlier this year to help a relative who was out of work and to give back to the community — through its “Bags of Love” campaign, Bloc Collective donates a portion of proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the business also donates toiletry bags to local foster youth. The large bags are perfect for travel, as diaper bags or as a mom’s “bag within a bag,” Tucker says, while smaller bags are ideal for cosmetics or to hold children’s belongings. Bags are sold online and at Sloan boutique and Woo Charlotte. Follow @thebloccollective on Instagram for product updates. $35-$75,


For your stressed-out significant other who needs a little self-care: Mood House in Dilworth is offering a 3-month Holiday Membership: For $255 (value $349) you’ll receive three 50-minute massages and a custom candle. Massages can be used any time before Dec. 31, 2022. And if the season is taking a toll on your senses as well, book a Holiday Chill massage through Dec. 26 for a relaxing experience with a unique scent, playlist and affirmations designed just for the season.

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