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Online Retailers to Bring Extra Joy to Your Gaston County Shopping Experience

Keeping your dollar local this season? Whether you're at a market or shopping online, these retailers have you covered.


Gaston County is brimming with creatives. From designers, to potters, to artisans, the creative juices are flowing, and we are here for it. Whether you’re looking for something as a gift or for yourself, before going to your usual suspects, check out these Gaston County makers.


Pro tip: Because they’re close by, send your maker a message and ask if you’re eligible for pick-up and forgo the shipping costs.


AschKat-Belmont

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This is the perfect shop for hand cut wooden ornaments. Choose from custom items or those proudly donning “Belmont, NC”. - $8.00


Avery & Co. -Gastonia

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Fine art with a faith-driven theme, this Etsy seller offers prints, stickers and prayer cards. Prices vary.


Belmont Yoga-Belmont

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Belmont Yoga offers more than just classes. They have a retail portion of their studio which is the perfect place to find something for your favorite yogi, from locally made art to yoga gear. Prices vary.


The Blossoming Bramble -Kings Mountain

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In quintessential Southern style, The Blossoming Bramble designs business cards, t-shirts, address stickers and more. Prices vary.


Bluegill Pottery-Gastonia

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Give the gift of hand-crafted pottery, like this Cardinal and Berries Egg Dish - $76


BundleBaby-Belmont

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Got a baby on the way? Or maybe you've got a coworker or family member who's expecting? No matter the relation, these bib sets are sure to be a hit for the parent-to-be. -$35


Carolina Cotton Company-Kings Mountain

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Though Carolina Cotton has a brick-and-mortar in downtown Kings Mountain, their Etsy site has made over 84,000 sales. Here you’ll find fabrics for a variety of needs from quilting to fashion. Prices vary.


Catawba Tees -Belmont

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Looking to channel your Woodstock and hippie self? These beautifully crafted tie-dyed shirts are great year round for a funkier look (plus it saves your hands the stains). -$23


Gypsy Lokal-Belmont

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Visiting someone this holiday season? These Gypsy Lokal candles make a great hostess gift! Best of all, their created from clean ingredients. Prices start at $22.


Jennifer Mecca Pottery-Gastonia

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Jennifer Mecca is a local artisan who creates subtle floral designs in her pottery. She is reopening her Etsy shop on November 28and offering a 10% off discount as a "thank you" to her customers.


Just a Crafty Witch-Belmont

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These gold flake resin earrings are stunning and the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. They ship free, too. -$12


Kay's Creations-Gastonia

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Kay's Creations has a wide variety of personalized items, like this t-shirt - $18


New Moon Minerals-Kings Mountain

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New to crystals or looking to add to your collection? This Kings Mountain resident sells various minerals, some of which are hand-dug right here in North Carolina. Prices Vary.


Reese's Hardware Shop-Gastonia

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Taylor Reese creates beautiful hand-crafted jewelry. These stack bracelets come in a variety of colors and are a great way to show some pride for a favorite sports team. Prices vary.


Rosemary Fairy-Belmont

Photo Courtesy of The Rosemary Fairy

Has quarantine inspired a new baker in your family? Gift them this sourdough starter via the Rosemary Fairy. She also makes jewelry inspired by nature.-$12


SwinMade-Belmont

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Collaborate with Steven Swinford to create a custom wood bowl that is perfect for displaying on a coffee table or buffet. Prices Vary.


Tastebuds Popcorn-Belmont

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Handcrafted popcorn in unique flavors packaged in fun, convenient holiday gifts is a great way to gift something yummy to someone you love. Their holiday trio gift bags offer three seasonal flavors for sampling. -$16.95


Under the Sew-Gastonia

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Under the sew makes fun, affordable face masks in a variety of styles and colors. Prices start at $8.50.


White Diamond Design-Dallas

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Perfect for the adventure lover in your life, White Diamond Design makes vinyl decals for the avid sports fan (or a cute German Shepherd decal for dog lovers). -$2.99-$4.99


Wild & Sweet-Dallas

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Creative jewelry and jewelry trays abound with Wild and Sweet. With a variety of these Made in Dallas originals, you’re sure to find something for yourself or someone else. -$5-$9


Wooty Woot Creations-Gastonia

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Offering monogrammed items such a decals and cups along side leather earrings, this shop has a little bit of something for everyone. Stuck on what to get the teenager in your life? Make sure no one takes her charger with these cute personalized iPhone charger bricks. -$7.99


Wreath That Door N More-Cherryville

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Ready for any season, Wreath That Door N More has a vast inventory of items ready for shipping, straight to (adorn) your door. Grab one before the next holiday season. -$69


Wylie Owl Vintage-Gastonia

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Looking for something unique and one-of-a-kind? Look no further than Wylie Owl's fun, quirky collection of vintage goods. Prices Vary.


Looking for Gaston County-specific items? Check out these sellers:


Belmont Street Map

Photo Courtesy Pittsburg Map Co.

Pittsburgh Map Co. has endless cities in their map-prints collection, one of which is Belmont. Choosing from a variety of colors, this map is a beautiful tribute to one of our proud cities. -$18.99+


Christmastown USA pattern

Photo Courtesy LaMonica Designs

One of our most noteworthy attractions is McAdenville’s Christmas Town. For the crafter and cross-stitchers, this pattern is not only fun but a great tribute to a fun tradition. -$8


Gastonia Rocks Glass

Photo Courtesy Southern Rascal

For the bourbon lover looking for the perfect glass, try this Southern Rascal rocks glass complete with etched Gastonia Map. -$13.95


Lighthouse Paper Co

Belmont Decal - Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Paper Company

Though Charlotte-based, Lighthouse Paper Company has a Belmont-specific decal perfect for printing and adhesion. -$3.25


Rachel Tenny

Photo Courtesy Rachel Tenny

With various unique university prints, this Charlotte-based artist has created a wonderful rendition of Belmont Abbey. And free shipping as an added bonus! -$24




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