Shop outside the box to find the best holiday gifts this season. The local shops and stores in Sanford, NC are sure to have just what you’re looking for. Remember to plan your visits during our annual event shopping days! Holiday Open House (first Saturday of November) and Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) are both in November. You can also pick up a Holiday Punch Card and shop small throughout December for a chance to win prizes!
Shop Gifts on Steele Street
Considered the main hub to shop small in Sanford, NC, Steele Street is home to boutiques, artisan crafts, antiques and more. Take a stroll and be sure to stop in at one or more of these awesome spots.
For stylish gifts and apparel for kids, check out Beech & Boon. This modern chic boutique features toys, decor, handmade items, clothes and more. This local store also supports those who ethically source their products so you can feel even better about your purchases. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or just because, Beech & Boon has something special for the little ones in your life.
Looking for a formal gown for an elegant holiday gathering? Swing by Mine and Yours, a bridal and formal wear boutique specializing in gowns to fit just about any budget. Here, customers are treated to a stress-free shopping experience that centers around them. This boutique goes above and beyond to make you feel like the princess you are. Whether you’re planning to walk down the aisle or make the most memorable of entrances at a fancy soiree!
Run by a mom and daughter team, The Cotton Lily offers a variety of products and services that make for unique and perfect gifts. Shop handmade crafts, vintage wares and threads, sourced teas, clothing and accessories. The store even partners with local makers to feature their one-of-kind goods.
High Cotton Couture has all the styles to make you festive and fabulous! Browse clothing and accessories in a wide range of styles to find something special for yourself or for someone on your list. Opened in August 2020, this boutique has become a proud part of the downtown shopping scene.
For accessories, clothing, jewelry and more, explore this whimsical boutique in the heart of downtown. The Purple Poodle is dedicated to inclusivity and handpicks items with every body type and style in mind. Come inspire your gift giving this holiday season with a shopping experience that’s fun and fabulous!
With close to 10 small shops clustered in one location, the Shops of Steele Street is an emporium of jewelry, books, home décor and the latest fashions. It’s gift buying made simple and convenient.
Sanford’s local video game store carries what gamers want for the holidays. Whether its the games themselves, or toys, movies and collectibles, this shop has you covered! For even more geektastic gifts, head over to Raven Forge Games (also on Steele). There you’ll find traditional board, collectible card, role playing, and miniature tabletop games for sale.
Offering clothes, jewelry, home accessories, shoes and more since 1997, Added Accents carries gifts which never fail to surprise. Each item in the store is handpicked by owner and Sanford native Ashley Whitaker. Put Added Accents in your holiday shopping plans for unique, sophisticated and affordably priced buys.
Here are some additional places to shop small in Sanford, NC for fantastic holiday finds.
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 and more for that holiday “wow” factor.
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 for great seasonal gifts. Spice up 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.
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.
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. What’s more, the flower arrangements aren’t half bad either!