Deck Your Halls With the Help of These Local Retailers
It’s time to deck the halls and what better way to feel festive — and do some good — than by shopping locally for your Christmas decor. The tradition of decorating starting in Germany with Christmas trees adorned with natural items like fresh oranges, candles, nuts and berries. Over the years, trends have ranged from metallic garland and tinsel to woodland themed ornaments. This year, there seems to be a return to vintage classics like colored lights, as well as a surge in the popularity of flocked trees and non-traditional color schemes, particularly blues. In addition to trees, more people are returning to fresh flowers, garland and trees which are biodegradable and renewable.
As we round out 2020, the motto truly seems to be anything goes—decorate when you like, how you like, with what you like. Above all else, now is definitely the time to treat yourself to some new, fun decor for this holiday season. No matter your decorating strategy, there is something for everyone within the county lines, whether you prefer fresh, pine-scented trees and garland or classic keepsakes. Whether you’re shopping at local markets or in-store, check out these local vendors for all of your decorating needs.
117 N. Main St., Mt. Holly
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Looking for something a little more modern and less traditional? Check out Catalyst Mercantile with their selection of fresh, funky Christmas decor like botanical adorned stockings and wooden ornaments. Better yet, decorate yourself with some of their holiday themed t-shirts and sweatshirts.
104 S. Main St., Mt. Holly
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Check out their Christmas Bazaar and retail shop for handmade Christmas decor items and gifts or create your own custom piece in their art studio if you’re feeling inspired.
1204 S. York St., Gastonia
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Check out their holiday pages for a beautiful selection of fresh wreaths, poinsettias and holiday themed bouquets. Enjoy the smell of fresh pine and flowers throughout your home when you decorate with these arrangements. They also offer delivery throughout Gaston County and nationwide if you want to share the holiday decor love with friends and family.
106 E. First St., Lowell
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Need a refresh before your holiday guests arrive? First Street Home offers design services and decor from farmhouse to minimalist. They can help you set the stage to perfectly display your holiday decor. You can email Ruth to book a custom design appointment or swing by their store to check out what they have to offer.
127 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, NC
By appointment only
Looking for something truly special? Hive Design offers custom embroidered linens and custom porcelain products to adorn your home. Their cachepots were featured in Garden & Gun’s holiday guide and would make the perfect place to display holiday blooms. Click here to schedule an appointment for a consultation to create your custom piece.
2606 Fairgreen Dr., Gastonia
Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Looking to decorate the outside of your house but don’t want to channel your inner Griswolds? Check out Holidaylighters, a local company who will install your outdoor display so all you have to do is enjoy.
35 N. Main St., Belmont
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Owned and operated by Erica Steppe, this local flower shop takes an innovative approach to their floral designs. Expect fun surprises like gemstones or succulents to be tucked alongside flowers and plants for your fresh, holiday floral arrangements.
124 N. Main St., Belmont
Tuesday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Magnolia and Vine has a variety of home decor items for your holiday needs. From decorative display pieces to fresh wreaths and floral arrangements, this quaint store has you covered. They also carry party goods like favors and festive napkins to round out your hosting needs.
115 Main St., McAdenville
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monas on Main has you covered--inside and out. They offer adorable mailbox covers and coordinating flags to add some holiday cheer to your house. They also have adorable blankets, towels and ornaments. The best part? If you’re a collector of Radko ornaments, this is also your spot. They offer curbside pickup so you can safely grab what you need.
226 S. Main St., Mt. Holly
Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; trees on sale daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Christmas trees, wreaths and garland will be on sale daily from 9 am to 9 pm until they sell out at the Mount Holly Farmer’s Market.
134 North Main St., Belmont
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Shop locally and sustainably. Piccolo offers antiques and handmade items from a variety of vendors in a booth-style display. With 22,000 square feet and over seventy unique shops, you’re certain to find something to add to your holiday decor.
124 E. Main St., Cherryville
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Handmade farmhouse decor and crafts are available at this downtown spot. They offer some adorable Christmas designs, including etched glass windows, porch signs and wreaths. Don't forget to shop during Downtown Cherryville's shopping events.
The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
111 W. Main Ave., Gastonia
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday- Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Located in downtown Gastonia’s antique and art district, The Sleepy Poet is a great place to check out a variety of vendors offering Christmas and other home decor. Featuring over 80 different shops, The Sleepy Poet is a great place to spend your day gathering holiday items.
119 S. Main St., Mount Holly
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
A downtown staple, The Vintage Nest offers shabby chic home decor and is the perfect place to find some holiday accents for your home. They also have fantastic local gifts to offer your holiday guests.
116 N. Main St., Lowell
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WinterPast Flowers is a locally owned and operated florist offering floral arrangements for Gaston county. Order a winter themed centerpiece for your holiday dinner or send something to deck the halls of a friend or neighbor.