Great Gifts Under $20: Shop Local And Save

Super cute hand-towels for gifting from Refresh Gift Shop.

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WAXHAW, NC – It’s that time of year again: the holidays are upon us!  We are fortunate to have many local businesses in downtown Waxhaw that offer amazing gifts at an affordable price. 

Beautiful jewelry is available for gifting from Refresh Gift Shop.

Refresh Gift Shop, located at 318 E. South Main Street in Waxhaw, offers a variety of holiday gift items for everyone on your gift list.  Renowned for their eclectic assortment of goods, Refresh stocks essentials for the home such as North Carolina-inspired hand towels, hand towels with cute and witty sayings such as “Hold On, I Gotta Overthink About It” and “I was born to be wild!”  They also feature hand-crafted wooden kitchen utensils, ceramic coasters, and candles in a variety of scents and sizes.  They offer unique jewelry pieces with everything from bracelets and bangles to anklets and necklaces, all crafted with quality and sure to be treasured for years to come.  Refresh also boasts an adorable kid’s corner with whimsical gifts and stocking stuffers for the young (and young at heart!), and of course their signature bath bombs and body essentials. 

Provisions in Waxhaw, located at 107 W. South Main street, offers a variety of unique gift ideas including sweet, savory, and spicy bites such as Iva Jean’s Fudge, Splendishes Kitchen sauces, and jams, and Michael’s Exotic Pepper sauces.  There are bath and body products such as The Freakin’ Pekin soaps and Bergamot Cove shower scrubs, nesting balls from Carolina Crest Farms, specialty coffees from Sospeso Coffee Roasters, and an assortment of jewelry, kitchen accessories, and knick-knacks.  Ms. Lisa Vigil and her staff are happy to assist you in your gift-giving quest, and you can sit back and enjoy some of Chef Posko’s culinary creations when you finish!

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Paint your favorite character at Art Box Ceramics and Canvas!

For creative gifts and the gift of creating, venture down to the collaborative of Eight Legs Gallery and Divine Custom Framing, Art Box Ceramics and Canvas, and Uptown Tea, located at 310 E. South Main Street.  This holiday season they are offering a variety of gifts for under $20.  Eight Legs Gallery showcases local art from the many artists in Waxhaw and the surrounding towns.  They have ceramic ornaments, fused-glass nightlights, soap dishes, eyeglass holders, hand-painted cards, Waxhaw-themed postcards, unique ceramic vases and knick-knacks, and a variety of painted light-switch covers to add a bit of flair to your home. Uptown Tea, located inside the gallery, is offering a variety of delicious loose-leaf teas, tea accessories, mugs, and sweet treats such as local honey and tempting scones. 

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Pottery To Go Kits available for under $20 and are ready for curbside pick up!

Art Box Ceramics and Canvas is offering several delightful gift items for under $20.  Pottery-To-Go Kits, featuring heart-shaped ring boxes, ceramic tea bag holders, votive candle holders, and many more, are available starting at only $10.  These paint-at-home kits come complete with a featured piece, paint, brushes and tools, and expert tips and are ready for curbside pick up.  Simply paint your piece at home, then return it curbside to be fired in the kiln, and your piece will be ready for gifting!  Paint your favorite piece with a friend or family member to bring home the true meaning of the holidays!

We all have holiday ornaments that have a special story behind them.  Consider creating an ornament this year that will start a new family tradition with a beautiful story to share.  Art Box Ceramics and Canvas is offering paintable ceramic ornaments for only $10.  These would make a charming heartfelt gift or a memorable family heirloom.  This year, take the opportunity to create a genuine gift from the heart that your loved ones will remember for years to come!  To view even more options, book an appointment, or attend a class, please visit Art Box Ceramics and Canvas online at or call Kristin Mitchell at (704) 962-0913.

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Gift Certificates available at Cork and Ale in Waxhaw.

There are several restaurants located in the heart of downtown that offer gift certificates in different denominations.  Emmet’s Social Table, Maxwell’s Tavern, 701 Main Restaurant, Capricci’s True Italian, Mary O’Neil’s Irish Pub, Dream Chaser’s Brewery, and The Waxhaw Taphouse are all excellent dining choices.  Cork and Ale in Waxhaw are offering Beer Gift Packages, specialty wines, and beers, as well as traditional gift certificates for your holiday gift-giving traditions.  Consider also Burney’s Sweets and More for a delectable gift for that friend or family member that has a sweet tooth!

Don’t stress this holiday season running all over to find the perfect gift.  Instead, take a stroll through downtown Waxhaw, enjoy the beautiful lights, and a sweet treat or a great meal, while finding the perfect gift at the perfect price!

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