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A Charlotte Home T-shirt from 704 Shop displays the Queen City’s crown is a statement piece for a proud resident. $28. 704shop.com
A Charlotte Home T-shirt from 704 Shop displays the Queen City’s crown is a statement piece for a proud resident. $28. 704shop.com

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably scouring local shops and websites for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But no need to stress; we’ve rounded up a list of homemade, handcrafted and hand-stitched gifts made right here in Charlotte. Check out these local picks sure to cover everyone on your list.

Foodie

These gifts are full of flavor for your favorite foodie. Stock her cupboards with sophisticated ingredients, fill him up with gourmet snacks, or give her the gift of a culinary experience or adventure.

  • A bag of Tastebuds Queen City Mix popcorn is the perfect sweet treat. $9. tastebudspopcorn.com
  • Savory Spice Shop’s Global Kitchen spice set infuses the best flavors from kitchens around the world. $50.40. savoryspiceshop.com
  • Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen’s cooking classes span all skill levels and worldly cuisine, and are the perfect way to sharpen your foodie’s skills. $60. chefalyssaskitchen.com
  • The Great NC BBQ Map is the most comprehensive guide to North Carolina barbecue; any foodie will want it handy on the next road trip. $9.99. ediamaps.com

Fashionista 

Handmade and hand-stitched clothing and accessories are at the top of any fashionista’s list.

  • ColsenKeane’s hand-stitched leather tote bag is the ultimate do-it-all bag, with a classic shape that looks great thrown over the shoulder. $395. colsenkeane.com
  • A custom-made necklace from Beads, Inc. is a truly special, unique and one-of-a-kind accessory for your fashionista. $15 and up; price increases with design. beadsinc.com
  • A Charlotte Home T-shirt from 704 Shop displays the Queen City’s crown and is a statement piece for a proud resident. $28. 704shop.com

Beer Lover

The Charlotte beer scene is booming, and these gifts will help your beer lover discover new brews and explore Charlotte beer. Cheers!

  • Christmas comes once a month when BrewPublik delivers fresh, new craft beer straight to your beer lover’s door. Monthly memberships start at $10. brewpublik.com
  • Charlotte Brews Cruise is a new kind of brewery tour complete with transportation, plenty of tasty samples at three different local breweries and a bit of Charlotte history. $49. brewscruisecharlotte.com
  • Small Keys scented soaps, like Road to Nowhere, Honey, Tree & Lemongrass and Smoked Amber, are crafted using local craft beer from Triple C Brewing Co. $5. smallkeys.net

Adventurer 

These gifts will take any adventurer outdoors to explore.

  • U.S. National White Water Center’s AllSport Season Pass gives thrill seekers unlimited access to a year of whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. $199 for adults, $169 for children 9 and younger. usnwc.org
  • Cruise the Queen City and enjoy the outdoors on a Charlotte B-cycle. With a membership, your adventurer can check out a bike anytime he or she likes. $65. charlotte.bcycle.com
  • Combine history with the outdoors on a Charlotte NC Tours Segway tour of Uptown, where your urban explorer will glide through center city learning about Charlotte’s interesting history, urban design, and diverse architecture. $55. charlottenctours.com
  • Your adventurer will take flight and explore North Carolina’s beautiful landscape on a hot air balloon ride with AirTime Balloon Company. Gift certificates $300 for single adult, $450 for two adults. airtimeballooncompany.com

Home Decorator 

These elegant, unique pieces will add a pop and a special touch to a cozy home.

  • An Ella B. Pure Soy neighborhood candle will permeate any room with the warm scent of your home decorator’s favorite Charlotte neighborhood. $25. ellabcandles.com
  • David French captures classic Charlotte scenes with a creative twist. A panoramic piece of Charlotte is perfect for your home decorator’s wall. $25 for a signed print. davidfrenchoriginals.com
  • Fresh cut flowers brighten any room, and the home decorator on your list will love displaying her beautiful blooms in a Julie Wiggins Pottery porcelain vase. $115. juliewigginspottery.com

Kid at Heart

These gifts for the kids and the kids at heart on your list spark imagination and are full of hours of fun and adventure.

  • Help unleash the imagination with The LEGO Bricks & More classic medium brick box featuring over 484 pieces in a variety of colors. $34.99. stores.lego.com
  • Swarm, buzz and fly to new heights on Fury 325, the world’s tallest, fastest giga coaster. Your kid at heart will feel the Fury’s sting in unlimited visits to Carowinds with an annual pass. As low as 6 easy payments of $15.50. Offer ends Jan. 10, 2016. carowinds.com
  • An annual membership to Rookie Racers kids club at NASCAR Hall of Fame will make your kid at heart rev his engine. Membership to NASCAR Hall of Fame’s official fan club is just the ticket for kids who live life in the fast lane. $40. nascarhall.com
  • For your four-legged kid at heart, treat Fido to a Chewy Canine Christmas wreath chew toy. $4. chewsycanine.etsy.com
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