Making a list


December 2, 2019

No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a few picks from local vendors that will be sure to make an impression.

4412 Monroe Rd., Suite D

This assortment from Paper Skyscraper is perfect for the beer and barbecue lover. It includes Midwood Smokehouse Matt’s Original Barbecue Rub ($9.95), a Charlotte pint glass ($11.95), Yafo Kitchen Shai’s Original Middle Eastern Grilling Spice ($9.95), a Charlotte skyline bottle opener ($25.95) and a waxed canvas 6-pack beer caddy ($34.95). 330 East Blvd.

Choose from among more than 30 flavors of hand-made ganaches, bonbons and caramels to create a custom collection of artisan chocolates from Twenty Degrees Chocolates ($25 for a nine-piece box). Perfect for a hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Available at Petit Philippe on Selwyn Ave. and the newly opened Twenty Degrees retail shop at the Design Center in South End. 

Tim Federle’s books of cocktail recipes with a literary twist — from “Monty Python and the Stoli Grail” to “A Rum of One’s Own” — are the perfect bar-cart addition — or perfect for nondrinkers who simply appreciate a good laugh. These beautiful, leather-bound editions ($78 each) are available at Paper Twist. 2902 Selwyn Ave., Ste. A

These colorful cosmetic bags are part of collaboration between Charlotte-based Holistic Habitat and Unshattered, a nonprofit that helps women get and stay sober. The bags ($45) are handcrafted by women in recovery using fabric handwoven by Guatemalan artisans.

These lightweight, woven-grass earrings ($60) are casual with a classic, sophisticated aesthetic that recalls the South Carolina lowcountry. Just one of many designs by Kiawah Island, S.C., artist Barb Clawson sold at Mint Museum Shop.

Reid’s Crate

This gift box from Reid’s Fine Foods is the perfect way to give distant relatives a taste of the South. The Southern Crate ($69.99), includes Reid’s own 5 O’Clock Crunch and trail mix, Chapel Hill Toffee, Mississippi Pecan Straws and more. It’s one of a myriad of sweet and savory combinations available from the gourmet grocer.

These adorable gingerbread kits are made locally by Sweet Spot Studio and include all the trimmings to make a 3-inch by 5-inch edible house. Kits can be purchased online at and will be available for pickup at designated times throughout November and December. Unassembled kits are $20; assembled kits are $25. 

The perfect gift-basket filler: Magnolia Coffee’sartisan-roasted coffees are available in cafes and retailers across Charlotte, including all area Whole Foods stores. The small-batch coffees are also sold online at Prices vary and start at $14 for a 12-ounce bag.

Mix and match your own baby bundle at Paper Skyscraper. This one includes Bella Tunno holiday wonder bibs ($13.95 each), a Charlotte onesie ($22.95), My Mom is Magical book by Sabrina and Eunice Moyle ($7.99) and This is Baby book by Jimmy Fallon ($16.99).

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