by Kate Ker

Graduation. Easter. Mother’s Day. Wedding & Baby Showers. Teacher Appreciation. Father’s Day. Spring is prime gifting season. Giving a thoughtful gift is simple when you consider which local shops, restaurants, and experiences a loved one would appreciate. Skip the box stores and generic gifts. Shopping local provides a wide variety of unique gift options and supports small business owners and the community. Check out these great ideas!


A beautiful bouquet of flowers always makes for a beautiful. Tulips, peonies, ranunculus… 

Be creative. A cute collection of assorted succulents, a potted plant, or a shrub flowers during specific time of year make great living alternatives to cut flowers. 

House Plants & Gifts
Plant & See Nursery
4064 Old Tar Rd 252.756.0879

Shrubs & Garden Plants
Carolina Seasons Nursery
549 NC HWY 903 N  252.758.1280

Cut Flowers & Arrangements
Cox Floral Arrangements
698 E Arlington Blvd

Jeffersons Florist
310 W 9th St 252.355.5600

Yoga Session

Yoga practice makes everyone to feel better, more healthy and more happy. Gift your loved one a yoga session. Purple Blossom Yoga Studio offers gift cards for any number of classes. Take your gift to new heights with an aerial yoga pass.

Purple Blossom Yoga Studio
302 S Evans St | 252.364.2917

A Photo Session

A gift that will last forever: beautiful portraits. Schedule a family session or a portrait session that highlights the special interests or success of the recipient. 

E.L. Photography

Event Tickets

Tickets to a movie, show, or music event make for great experiential gifts. The memories made will be enjoyed for years to come.  Whirligig Stage in Greenville provides a variety of show offerings for adults and young audiences. 

Whirligig Stage
628 S Pitt St | 252.689.8092

State Theatre
110 W 5th St

Food Service

Gift a week of food service for convenience and fun. Pre-packaged ingredients and simple recipes are available to be delivered to your doorstep from a number of national companies. Locally made pre-packaged meals that only require heating make things even easier!

620 Red Banks Rd  252.321.5533

Muscle Maker Grill
3150 Evans St. Suite P  252.756.6000

Skincare Kit

Fancy night cream, serum, under eye cream and kincare essential kits are perfect for those who deserve to pampering themselves. Find brand names at locally owned salons, or try out locally made organic products from farmer’s markets and boutiques. Gift cards allow recipients to schedule their own pampering appointments.

Escape Spa
1913 E Fire Tower Rd #J  252.215.9220

Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans St | 252.758.7656

Craft Together 

A super fun activity for for crafters makes memories and a great gift. Paint a fun piece of pottery or make a stencil-perfect board art project at the Painted Peacock. Visit AR Workshop for DIY home decor projects from canvases to chunky blankets. 

The Painted Peacock
631 Red Banks Rd  252.758.1100

AR Workshop
809 A. Red Banks Rd  252.689-6317

Family Dinner 

Reserve a dinner at a local restaurant. Take the night off from cooking and experience cuisine from around the world!

Cucina LaMantia
3700 S Memorial Dr | 252.242.2525

Villa Verde
2601 E 10th St | 252.689.6005

704 W Fire Tower Rd

Ford + Shep
718 Dickinson Ave #103  252.689.6853

Send a card

For unique gifts from a variety of local crafters and artisans, Postal Annex in Greenville has it all. You can find beautiful gifts and a wide selection of cards. Don’t worry about forgetting to mail a card or package: ship directly from Postal Annex for a one stop gift shop experience.

Postal Annex
2120 E FireTower Rd #107 | 252.689.6920

Specialty Foods

Surprise a foodie or budding chef with specialty ingredients or a gourmet gift basket. A bottle of wine or growler of locally brewed beer make for great gifts. For an experience, book a tour of a winery or brewery.

Firefly Wine Shop
3110 S Evans St | 252.756.4994

Coastal Fog
330 Evans St | 252.347.2632

Simple Divine Oil & Wine
692 Red Banks Rd | 252.565.8472

Mother Earth Brewing
311 N Herritage St | 252.208.2437

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