• Liz Logan

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.


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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


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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

Setting up shop at local markets and on Etsy, Just A Crafty Witch specializes in resin earrings and wares. Resin Moons with pressed flowers are available (colors vary) — $32

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