I always seem to have something going on that requires purchasing a gift - big, small, or local. I have two places in town that are always my go-to's, and I never seem to leave without a little something for myself!
Whether you are looking for jewelry, candles, stationary, books, or home goods both Paper Skyscraper in Dilworth and Green with Envy in Plaza Midwood are my favorite local shops to pick up gifts, cards, wrapping paper, and more!
My absolute favorite local North Carolina gifts are Freakers made in Wilmington, NC.
These knit koozies are one-size-fits-all - even growlers!! Both Paper Skyscraper and Green with Envy a wide variety of Freakers to choose from at an affordable price point. Both shops have an excellent selection of home goods, apparel, and other items.
Parking at Paper Skyscraper is a little tricky in front, but there is additional parking behind the building.
Typically, I walk in right past the cool book section on the right, but we did purchase a color gradient puzzle that was waaaay more difficult to complete than we had anticipated. The store is kinda of divided with home goods and local art on the right, and candles, jewelry, pet and children's gifts, cards, and stationary on the left. I usually walk straight to the candle section and pick up my favorite Ella B. candle in "Myers Park". Conveniently, the jewelry selection is adjacent to the candles. I have purchased my fair share of earrings and necklaces for myself or as gifts.
Green with Envy is conveniently located on the corner of Central Ave and Hawthorne in Plaza-Midwood.
There is a parking lot along the Hawthorne street side and a lot behind the building. The store is open and airy with candles and local products front and center. Heading toward the back of the store, you'll find all kinds of fun gift ideas, a nice collection of jewelry, and a collection of stylish clothing. Unique to Green with Envy, you'll also find Obaku watches, a line of sleek, modern Danish watches that are beautifully designed, yet still affordable.
Whatever occasion you are shopping for, you'll find wonderful options at both Paper Skyscraper and Green with Envy and will most likely find something for yourself too! Shop local and support small businesses!