Ritchie Hill Bakery
Nothing else tastes quite as good as 100 years of hometown family tradition. Claiming a mighty nice blend of cheddar and spice, cheese straws from Ritchie Hill are baked fresh in small batches every day. You can find them in specialty stores around the area or order online.
Jennifer Cashel of Created Beautifully makes handmade jewelry inspired by nature from her home studio in Concord (check out @createdbeautifullyshop on Instagram to get a glimpse inside). Her delicate nest and pea pod necklaces make the perfect gifts for moms.
This locally owned and operated screen printing company has an artistic edge. Shop online and find unique designs featuring Concord and North Carolina. DaVinTee also offers everything from custom t-shirts, stickers, signage, embroidery and more.
The creative team of designers at this stationery and gift shop adds a local touch to their offerings! Inside the cozy studio off of South Union Street, you’ll find goodies like apparel with witty sayings, a calendar of scenic spots in Cabarrus County, custom invitations and so much more.
Rocky River Vineyards
This family-owned vineyard produces some of the sweetest award-winning wine in North Carolina. Make this a go-to gift option or share a bottle and create new memories to treasure. The tasting room in Midland, NC is an ideal setting to pick up your favorites and stroll through the gorgeous grounds.
Cindy Sheppard has been making shoes for over a decade and was honored as a winner of Our State Magazine’s 2018 Made in NC Awards. From popular Mary Janes and strappy sandals to adorable booties for babies, shop handmade footwear and more at her workshop in Downtown Concord.
Southern Grace Distilleries
Housed inside a former prison, the award-winning liquor is as unforgettable as the setting. SGD’s signature spirit, Sun Dog 130 Corn Whiskey, is a gift that will spark stories of moonshining history. Or, treat the recipient to a bottle of Conviction small-batch bourbon and a booze-soaked cigar.
The Bead Lady
Find the perfect amount of sparkle and stones, and string them together for adornments all your own. Kathleen Reeder preserves fresh or dried flowers, transforming them into wearable beads. Stop in and explore a wonderland of beads, then cross the street for more local finds at Union Street Market.
The Galleries Gift Shop
The Galleries Gift Shop is located on the ground level of the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse and features unique handcrafted items by local artists and artisans. Shop for the perfect gift or treasure, including jewelry, pottery, stationery, ornaments, wooden items, prints and so much more.
Browse the Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide for more local shopping inspiration.