If there’s one thing we hope you have heard loud and clear from us this December, it’s the importance of SHOPPING LOCAL! While this year has been far from easy, we still believe 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic gave us an even stronger understanding of why supporting local businesses matter so much. With statistics like one in five restaurants permanently closing their doors after the pandemic, it’s sobering to realize just how vital our participation is in the local economy. But on the flip side, some surveys suggest that 42% of shoppers plan to change their shopping habits as a result of COVID-19.
And we hope you are in that 42% ready to shop local and make a difference in High Point! After all, what better time to support local businesses than at the holidays? In addition to our 12 Days of Shop Local we’re shared on our social media, we want to be mindful that many of us will have to spend this holiday apart from the people we most want to give gifts to. That’s why we have curated a list of locally-sourced mailable gifts for the people in your life.
FosterHobbs Coffee Roasters is the way to go! With gourmet coffee sourced from around the world, roasted right here in High Point, FosterHobbs has a blend that you can send anywhere coffee is well-loved. They even offer a $5 flat rate shipping, so you can have your gifts sent directly from their website!
Neon Tumbleweed Studio is an art studio by Annabella Boatwright, High Point-based artist and printmaker. Neon Tumbleweed is known for handprinted, hand-dyed bandanas, perfect as a scarf, face covering, hair accessory, or more! For a classic look with a High Point-unique feel, shop all of Annabella’s work!
Ready to give the most adorable, handmade embroidered gifts? Dwell and Wander Goods is your go-to spot. Crafter, Laura, is an embroidery master, and can create custom newborn name patches, wall décor, fireplace banners, and more! Her products are available for custom orders via Instagram, or you can pick them up at Wynnie’s boutique.
We seriously never get over Pen + Pillar’s beautiful stationery, desk supplies, prints, and all-things paper! Co-owners Taylor and Justin have even curated a “gift guide” to help you know exactly what gift to buy for the folks in your life.
Monkee’s of High Point has got your back when it comes to stylish gifts for your most stylish gals! Accessories, clothing, shoes – even face masks! – are all part of the Monkee’s catalog. You can even use their online gift guide for curated holiday shopping!
To add a little light and sustainability to your Christmas gifts this season, shop with Asat to Sat. Owner and artist, Mittie, creates unique and sustainable tea towels, totes bags, and more that are sure to bring something original and beautifully creative to your gift-giving this holiday.
Printology is a printmaking studio in High Point, that dabbles in a little bit of everything. From uplifting stickers to handmade clay earrings, Printology is home to easy-to-ship, one-of-a-kind gifts. Their products just couldn’t get any cuter!
Cindy Lou’s Boutique & Gifts is one of the best curators of gifts, accessories, and clothes in High Point. With so many options for easy-to-ship gifts, you may just find the perfect thing for that boutique-loving best friend in your life.
If you’re not having your order shipped directly to your friends or family, then head down to the local High Point post office to get your gifts in the mail for the holidays. Even if you can’t be with your loved ones in person this holiday, you can send them something to remind them someone in High Point loves them!
Keep Discovering our High Points,
The HPD Team
Photography by Maria West Photography
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