If you are the kind of person who makes an extra effort to find just the right gift for your family and friends that are on the nice list, consider getting out of town and going to Gaston. Gaston County just west of Charlotte is home to several of the most “Christmas Village” like communities in the state. In fact one is actually known as Christmas City U.S.A.!
115 Main Gifts and Provisions – McAdenville, N.C.
This adorable shop opened it’s doors in the coziest space, right in the heart of Christmastown, USA. The vast variety of products they offer is truly amazing. Shop owner, Mona Fore, has worked exceptionally hard to make certain her collection holds a little something for everyone.
Owl + Ivy – Gastonia, N.C.
Owl + Ivy Opened in 2017 so that they could share their love for travel, feng shui and bohemian lifestyle. They carry handmade & fair trade pieces from all over the world - jewelry, accessories, candles, artwork, furniture and more.
Hive Design – Gastonia, N.C.
Owner, Merryman Cassels, has the best collection of stationary and gifts. The Hive is known for their sandblasting, but I don’t believe there is anything they couldn’t personalize for you. Their variety of products is perfect for anyone you may be shopping for this season, or you may even want to check it out if you’re starting to think about your family Christmas cards. The Hive is what the buzz is all about!
Victoria-Cole Gifts – Cherryville, N.C.
The shop feels magical and whimsical the moment you walk through the door. The shop is nestled among the historic buildings on Main Street in Cherryville. Like the other shops in this article, there is something for everyone. Candles, bath bombs, home decor, you name it and Victoria-Cole has it for you.
Patriot Jack’s Outfitters – Kings Mountain, N.C.
Located at the base of Kings Mountain State Park and the Kings Mountain Gateway Trails. Also near Crowder’s Mountain State Park and South Mountain State Park. Patriot Jack’s carries a variety of outdoor gear, clothing and accessories including Yeti, Patagonia, Kavu and Costa.
– Contributor Alexandra Love lovegaston.com