MINT HILL, NC – There are less than ten shopping days left until Christmas! If empty shelves and shipping delays have you panicking, we’ve got you covered. There’s no need to fight traffic and deal with packed stores to finish your shopping. Here are some unique last-minute gift ideas you can pick up right here in town.
A gift card from Mint Hill Coffee & Social House is an easy and quick present to pick up for anyone on your list. With gift cards starting at just $5, they’re the perfect gift for anyone from the mail carrier to your child’s swim instructor. If a gift card feels too impersonal, Mint Hill Coffee & Social House also offers gift baskets that pair a French press with a selection of coffees as well as hot chocolate kits for non-coffee drinkers.
CBD products are all the rage right now, but with so many choices, how do you know where to start? Carolina Hemp Company has done the work for you by putting together themed baskets. Their Relaxation Basket pairs CBD gummies with a CBD bath bomb and CBD candle. The “Friday Night Wind Down Basket” contains D8 relaxation gummies, chocolate minis and a sour space pre-roll.
Encourage a screen break with a gift from Your Local Game Store. Social deduction game “The Resistance” and popular, family-friendly “Danger: The Game” are great party-friendly choices to wrap up for a gift exchange. “Ticket to Ride” is a modern classic that’s easy to learn and appropriate for all ages, making it a great choice for anyone in your family.
The ever-changing and eclectic selection at Rustic Root always offers up plenty of unique gift options at a price you can’t beat. At just $10 each, holiday scented candles and holiday garden flags are great hostess gifts you can grab on your way to a party. Ornaments for $4.50 or holiday hand towels for $3 make for great gifts for teachers or anyone else you need to buy for in bulk. Rustic Root also stocks a selection of vintage toys for all ages, unique items that you just won’t find in a big box store!
Goodness Gracious Gifts and Interiors is another great place to find unique gifts and home decor items. Grab a Santa Hostess Plate ($35.00) or a set of adorable snowman ($13.50) or gnome ($9) salt and pepper shakers for your host on the way to their party. A Christmas Mug ($16) or holiday warmer ($20) is sure to brighten the holiday season for anyone on your list.
Take a quick walk next door to Mint Hill Flower Market and The Gift Workshop to browse a large selection of gifts from popular brands like Mudpie, Simply Southern, Finchberry, SCOUT Bags, Meri Meri, and Swig. A Grab & Go DIY kit is the perfect present for the Pinterest-obsessed person in your life. A small succulent or dish garden from Mint Hill Flower Market makes the perfect hostess gift.
Don’t forget about the four-legged friends in your life! No need to run to PetSmart – Woof ‘n Hoof has all the toys and treats you need for pets from hamsters to horses at competitive prices. More than a great place to have your dog groomed, Barks, Bones & Biscuits also sells a selection of holiday items for pets and unique, decorated dog biscuits so adorable you might mistake them for your Christmas cookies!
No time to shop? No worries: a gift card from one of the many restaurants in downtown Mint Hill is the perfect way to give the gift of a night off! A $20 gift card from Wayback Burger will easily buy dinner for two; add a few extra dollars to treat the recipient to on of Wayback’s signature milkshakes! Vintner’s Hill offers two different types of gift cards for the wine lover in your life: a straightforward gift card that can be used to purchase wine, beer and food, and a gift card to their “wine station,” a self-serve wine machine offering various sized pours of selections that change monthly.
Whether you’re fretting about filling your stockings or on your way to a party empty-handed, local retailers can help! Remember to shop small this season – even if you’re shopping last minute!