I love being able to support local businesses when I can (especially as the wife of a small business owner myself!), and luckily Winston-Salem has some great locally owned holiday shopping options. Here are a handful of local places to support this season as you’re checking gifts off your list!:
- Pure Barre Winston-Salem: If you haven’t been to Pure Barre before to take a class, you may not know that the studio also offers amazing retail options. Stop by to shop for the fitness lover in your life. Right now, the studio is stocked with adorable clothing (leggings, sweatshirts, workout tops, and more), plus Teleties hair ties (I’m OBSESSED with these), coffee mugs, wine glasses, winter hats, and more.
- Southern Home & Kitchen: Located in Thruway Shopping Center, this shop is a gem. Stop by to find everything from S’well bottles to fun kitchen gadgets to beautiful home decor.
- Camel City Goods: Want to gift some Winston-Salem love this holiday season? Look no further than Camel City Goods, offering an impressive collection of Winston-Salem themed apparel (for all ages) and accessories.
- Mast General Store: There are a few locations of this retailer, but the one in downtown Winston-Salem is a great place to find some local goods, alongside national brands. (You can even snag some Fulton & Roark here if it’s on your list!)
- Old Salem: This historic part of town is jam-packed with lovely Moravian items that make for memorable gifts, including lots of decorative, festive pieces like the classic Moravian star.
- Aperture Cinema: Is there a movie lover on your list (one who lives in Winston)? Hook him or her up with some Aperture gift cards!
- Em Dash Paper Co.: The talented Emily Poe-Crawford is behind these clever designs. (I’m especially a big fan of her impressive card selection!)
- Local wineries, breweries, and other food/drink locations make great gifts and stocking stuffers, too! Some favorites include Westbend Winery and Brewery, Medaloni Cellars, Hoots Beer Co., Stella Brew, Krankies Coffee, and Colony Urban Farm.
Locals: What am I missing? What other favorite local brands and stores are great for holiday gifts?