Local + Small Business to Support this Christmas


I believe that now more than ever we need to support our local and small business instead of the big box stores. 

Don’t get me wrong, I am a frequent flyer of Target and Amazon but those stores aren’t the ones 

keeping your community going.

Over the years I have gotten to know so many small business owners and some have become dear friends of mine! 

I try to buy from them as much as I can even when it isn’t the holidays.

This Christmas season I encourage you to shop small and local because a purchase from us 

means the world and we do an actual happy dance!

Below I have listed out some of my favorite shop owners ranging from locals in our town to those in our state 

(I included SC too because they are close and we go to Charleston all the time) and more around the country. 

I also included a small description of the shops so you know what each one offers if you haven’t heard of them before.  


Local - Wilkesboro, NC


Something Special Boutique - latest fashion and accessories 

Midtown Market - plant lover and home decor

Fruit of the Vine - Cute fashion pieces and gift items

Cooks - outdoor wear and local apparel

Artisan Cafe / Blue Ridge Art Center - Local art and tasty treats

Little Stitches - Apparel for all ages and monogramming services


North & South Carolina


The Bee & The Boxwood [Boone, NC] - Home decor and gift goodies

Sweet Grass [Mooresville, NC] - Gift and hosting goods

Moon & Lola [Apex, NC] - Jewelry (my favorite charm bracelet is from here)

Tiny Hands Pottery [Boone, NC] - Very unique and cute pottery

Society Social Charlotte [Charlotte, NC] - Amazing Home decor

Audra Style [New Bern, NC] - The cutest most unique earrings I have seen in a long time!

Crew La La [Charleston, SC] - All the goodies for our fur babies

The Tiny Tassel [Charleston, SC] - Tassels on everything

Old Whaling Co [Charleston, SC] - Lotions and salt scrubs

C. Brooke Ring Fine Art [Greenville, SC] - Beautiful floral paintings

BR Design Co [Charleston, SC] - Unique clay earrings

Blue Deer Cookies [Boone, NC] - Tasty treats

Inglenook & Co [Campobello, SC] - Amazing candles (my personal favorite is Sweet Tea)



Small Business Love


Simply Jessica Marie - Custom wedding crests and watercolor prints

Emily McCarthy - Party and gift goodies

Clairebella Studio - I love her use of color and patterns on everything

Elizabeth Wilson Designs - Her shirts with the ruffle sleeves and collars are to die for!

Stylin Brunette - Shoes and keychains

Barrington Gifts - Personalized Totes and Accessories

Megan Burt - Ornaments and birth announcement door hangers






I hope y’all enjoyed the list and will consider supporting

some of these local + small businesses this holiday season!