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Find Holiday Gifts in Elizabeth City's Friendly Shops

Posted on 11/18/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City

festively wrapped christmas present with pine cones and sprigsShopping is fun when celebrating Christmas in Elizabeth City!  Ditch the crowds and lines and enjoy our independently owned, local shops featuring one-of-a-kind finds. Our shop keepers are super friendly and will brighten your holidays.  Embrace the spirit of the season in Elizabeth City.  Visit our shopping guide for a complete list of stores in our area.  We’re ready to share our holiday cheer, y’all come over for Christmas this year!

Handcrafted Decorations handcrafted ornaments and christmas decor, Museum of the Albemarle Gift Shop

Adorable hand-felted tress are perfect for a downhome country Christmas. Museum of the Albemarle Gift Shop has a fabulous assortment of handcrafted and souvenir ornaments and is sure to have something for everybody's tree.   You can also find toys, books, jewelry, artwork and Elizabeth City souvenirs in the gift shop to make your holiday merry.





woman looking through clothes at cute southern boutiqueTrendy Boutiques

For the person on your list who loves that stylish flare, be sure to stop in our boutiques to find something sure to fit their style.  The friendly shop owners will be glad to lend a hand and help you get just the right present to share.  Many are located within walking distance of one another in Downtown Elizabeth City.





John Peel Pottery at arts of the albemarleHand-thrown Pottery & Studio Tour

Enjoy an opportunity to talk with John Peel Pottery about the kiln, the process and hear his story as a potter. You can tour the pottery workshop, step inside the kiln and enjoy the Peel family home on the farm. After the tour, browse the gorgeous pieces of pottery and find that perfect gift to give or take home with you.




hand made necklaces, bracelets and earringsFabulous Jewelry

At Eclectic Jewelry, shoppers will find new, estate, and handcrafted jewelry treasures. And if you can’t find something that fits your style, bring your own design to life by working with the shop owner Maria George to create your dream piece. Jewelry is Maria’s passion and she strives to help each customer find the perfect piece within all budgets.  




Pottery Arts of the AlbemarleOne-of-a-kind gifts

Find several unique, handcrafted items at Arts of the Albemarle. This arts council features jewelry, pottery, paintings and wood pieces from regional artists. You’ll find holiday gifts that are truly works of art.  Don't miss the Christmas First Friday ArtWalk in Downtown Elizabeth City. 






Page After Page Local History Books, northeast north carolina regionOur Famous Folks and Their Stories

For the history buff on your list, stop by Page after Page bookstore. This store’s regional section is filled with books showcasing the Albemarle region’s history and way of life. The Museum of the Albemarle Gift Shop also has a great collection of books covering the history of our beautiful area.  



The Shoppes at Kenyon Bailey wrapped snack PretzelsPerfect Stocking Stuffers

For the person with a sweet tooth on your Christmas list, consider these chocolate-dipped pretzels from The Shoppes at Kenyon Bailey. The Shoppes features more than 40 different vendors and you’ll find holiday decorations with a country feel.  There is something special about a gift made by hand and The Shoppes have a fabulous assortment of gift items.




If all the shopping makes you hungry, take a look at our dining guide, we have plenty of restaurants to make sure you are refueled!  Need a place to rest your head and stay a while?  Our hotels and B&Bs are just the place, click here to learn more.

We wish you and your family the happiest of times while visiting Elizabeth City during this holiday season  To learn about our festive events and holiday happenings, visit Christmas in Elizabeth City.  

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