To find the best holiday gifts, you sometimes have to shop outside the box. Here are eight places worth the trip to Sanford, NC to find the perfect gift. Be sure to visit these stores during our Holiday Open House event (11/8) or Small Business Saturday (11/28) for extra savings.
Offering clothes, jewelry, home accessories, shoes and more since 1997, Added Accents usually carries a gift or two which always manages to surprise and delight. Each item in the store is handpicked by owner and Sanford native Ashley Whitaker. Put Added Accents on your holiday shopping route for unique, sophisticated and hip gifts at an affordable price.
Hot Holiday Item: Monogram Wine Stoppers. Wrap one or two up with a bottle of wine and they’re good to gift.
The best gifts are often previously owned items you discover at a really awesome consignment shop like 2nd Glances. Stroll into this beautiful store to find both new and gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for women. You can also drop off wearable items to add to the store’s growing selection. Why pay full price anywhere else to gift cool threads, when you can just shop here first and save big?
Hot Holiday Item: New cozy winter socks in festive holiday designs from snowflakes to penguins to Christmas trees.
With Love Boutique
Shop with love and care at With Love Boutique all holiday season long. This cute little boutique has some of the most stunning and trendy fashions for any gal pal on your gift list. Choose from a selection of fuzzy sweaters, flowy tops, maxi dresses, sharp jumpsuits, low-cut boots, hats, earrings, jewelry – all the sorts of gifts sure to provide that “wow” factor upon opening.
Hot Holiday Item: Fall booties in various colors and prints including cheetah print.
As a local shop showcasing vendors from across Lee and Chatham counties, Southern Charm simply oozes…charm! Come on by to discover the most unique arts and crafts that make great gifts for the season. Spice up your home or the home of someone special with a handstitched pillow, cleverly crafted wreath or a hand-painted sign. You can also shop goods like handcrafted jewelry, etched drinking glasses, handmade cards, handbags and satchels to name a few.
Hot Holiday Item: Holiday décor from tree ornaments to wreaths to holiday craft kits for the kids.
With a delightful mix of vintage and new home accents, ReDoux Home is the perfect stop for the interior decorators on your list. It’s also part of the Sanford Antique Trail – another list of shops you should definitely check out. With its sage-colored exterior and big bright display windows, the store located on S. Steele St. in downtown Sanford is pretty hard to miss. Gently used furniture, decorative baskets, table furnishings and plenty more await avid shoppers looking to snag something old for a new gift idea.
Hot Holiday Item: Herbal Melts from Swan Creek – scented candles for fall and the holidays creatively decorated with eye-catching colors.
Vineland & Hickory
For an additional take on interior design gifts, be sure to check out Vineland & Hickory – a design studio and showroom that’s also part of the Sanford Antique Trail. Rustic farmhouse charm is infused in everything here from renewed and hand-painted furniture, to home décor and quality furnishing, to unique design and gifts. You can also place an order for one of their custom-built tables, which were featured on HGTV. Vineland & Hickory also offers interior design services as well. Help someone you love create timeless looks this holiday season or gift yourself a home makeover.
Hot Holiday Item: A beautifully painted signature piece for any room in the house.
Floral Designs by Eddie
Serving the Sanford area for over 20 years, this florist and gift shop offers more than just beautiful bouquets. Think bags of Lucky Goat coffee and beautiful coffee mugs, decorative china, soaps and fragrances, stuffed animals, jewelry, artwork – you name it. Oh, and the flower arrangements aren’t half bad either! From brides to moms, everyone raves about Floral Designs by Eddie.
Hot Holiday Item: Screen printed tees with sayings like, “This girl is on fire,” and “Kind people are my kinda people.”