As the 17th most populated city in the United States, Charlotte has a remarkable amount of diverse attractions. In fact, Charlotte is packed with an astonishing amount of history and culture that brings in tourists from just about everywhere. With a metropolitan feel and young base of up and coming millennials, it is also expanding quickly. The city is beautiful and yet there are still natural sights to see. The south-east is quite the beautiful area. If you are planning on paying Charlotte a visit, make sure you visit these spots and grab some souvenirs.
1. Snowglobes representative of the area
Perhaps one of the best, most unique souvenirs that I have found are these globes with scenes of the area. They are an excellent example of what I mentioned earlier about the metropolitan/country connection. North Carolina is notorious for its serene natural beauty from natural waters to mountainous regions. These snow globes feature scenic views of bears in nature with snow and trees in the background. There are snow globes representing Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as the cityscape and seaports. Trust me, they are a sight that cannot be missed.
2. Gifts for babies and children
Sometimes we all need a little time away from our children. Other times, we all take family vacations together for some bonding time. Either way, grabbing souvenirs for ourselves as well as our children is something we like to do. While visiting Charlotte either solo or as a family, there is much to take home in memory of your trip. For instance, there are beautiful glass baby slippers should you have an infant. No infants in your home? These make excellent gifts for anyone expecting!
3. Gorgeous women’s and little girls’ apparel
Every woman and little girl appreciates a nice, new dress. And as many are aware, the South is famous for its historical style donned by women back in the day. Today, there are a lot of women down south who still celebrate this tradition by looking their best. The term that is often associated with this type of woman is southern belle. If you appreciate this little tidbit of history and culture, then you are in luck. There are tons of stores that carry beautiful, full, floral dresses that more than represent this look perfectly.
4. Cocktail hour supplies
Multiple stores in the Charlotte area have different types of eclectic brews and cocktail sets available. However, there are stores with sets that are far superior. For example, Magnolia Emporium might be the best place to visit for this type of thing. Not only do they have the supplies necessary for a great night with friends, they have options! For instance, they offer a complimentary set of bitters, cocktail mixers, and diverse gift sets crafted by Hella Bitters. Not a drinker yourself? If you happen to know someone that is, these options make for great gifts for friends and family.
Aromatherapy has made quite the splash among people everywhere these days. With Essential Oils and other similar companies making a killing in the scent therapy arena, there are many options available. One of the more common forms of aromatherapy and natural wellness is the Himalayan salt lamp. The Himalayan salt lamp is utilized by thousands of people in the US and even more across the globe. They are thought to purify the air in your home, improve mood, relieve stress, and even increase your energy levels. So, not only will this allow you to remember your trip, it will benefit you in the long term.
6. Stationery sets
There are multiple locations within the Charlotte, North Carolina area that specialize in stamping and other related trades. But if you are in the mood for a more personal souvenir, which let’s face it, does not come around every trip—read on. However, in a world full of generic souvenirs, in NC you can actually get hand customized stationery. Think of all the letters you send. Depending on the frequency for which you need invitations and the like, you may or may not find this as intriguing as some. I find them to be quite neat with variations of styles, font, colors, you name it.
There are several different reasons to visit Charlotte, and I believe it is a diverse area that many would love. In fact, no matter what your preference in residence, I believe anyone can appreciate Charlotte. There are a lot of sights and sounds, major colleges, a ton of culture, and finally – charm. Should you find your way to this area whether as a quick trip or a relocation, these souvenirs are a must see. With this guide, you should be able to effectively make amazing memories.
Updated: June 30, 2018