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Experience Christmas Shopping the Old Fashioned Way

Find the Perfect Gifts on Union Street

2020 has been a difficult year for small businesses, to say the least. In this year’s gift guide, we wanted to stress products sold at local businesses. Historic downtown Concord has several stores that fit the bill. Whether you are looking for locally sourced gifts, fun games, handmade accessories or delicious treats, downtown Concord has a variety of gifts that will meet your needs! Enjoy shopping the old-fashioned way, by finding the perfect gift for your loved ones and friends at some of the locally-owned shops on Union Street.

This basket is full of gifts from NC, and some from Cabarrus County, all available at Union Street Marketing in Downtown Concord. 
Photo: Jason Huddle

Union Street Market Basket

Union Street Market has food and gifts for even the most discerning customers. If you’re really wanting to support local, these baskets, full of products produced in North Carolina, and some in Cabarrus County, have something for everyone!

Ritchie Hill Cheese Straws - $12.99

Honeysuckle Hill Ceylon Cinnamon Creamed Honey - $13.99

Mello Coffee Toasters - $12.99 - $16.99

Whispering Willow Body Wash - $15.00

Charlotte Candle Co. Scented Candles - $19.99

Historic Concord Coffee Mug - $14.99

NC Home Sticker - $1.99Bah Humbug Card - $5

Christmas Throw Pillows - $12.99 - $22.99

Flannel Pattern Coffee Mugs - $10.99 ea.

Tea Towel - $9.99 - $10.99

The Sweet Life is sure to please anyone's taste buds this season.
Photo: Jason Huddle

The Sweet Life

15 Cabarrus Ave. East, Concord



Known for their incredibly tempting culinary creations, The Sweet Life seems to shine during the holidays. Why deal with the headaches and challenges of cooking up a sweet treat for your loved ones when they have already done it for you? Here is a small sampling of what they can whip up this season.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake - $40

S’mores Cupcake - $3 ea.

Caramel Apple Cupcake - $3 ea.

For the wine lover in your family, Cabo Winery has just the thing.
Photo courtesy: Cabo winery

Cabo Winery

37 Union St. S, Ste. A2, Concord



Custom gift baskets are available year-round and for many occasions at Cabo Winery. Each basket can include 1-4 bottles of wine plus any retail items available in the retail store. A large selection is available to suit your specific wishes, including wine goblets and many accessories.

Prices begin at $25 and will depend on the contents chosen.

Buzz City Games has wall-to-wall options for the gamer lovers in your family.
Photo: Jason Huddle

Buzz City Games

4 Union St. N, Concord



Located in a beautiful historic old bank in downtown Concord, Buzz City Games has something for all the gaming fanatics on your list! They have hundreds of games to choose from. Below is a list of some suggested games that are fun for the entire family.

Wingspan - $59

Ticket to Ride -$54

Splendor Marvel - $49.99

5-Minute Dungeon- $19.99

The Bead Lady offers custom jewelry, or you can come in and create your own.
Photo: Jason Huddle

The Bead Lady

1 Union St. N, Concord



Located in the heart of downtown Concord, The Bead Lady is celebrating their 20th year in business. If you are looking for special, one-of-a-kind jewelry, or to customize and create your own, Kathleen Reeder is here to help. Here are a few completed pieces ready for purchase this holiday season.

Made right in her store, Cindy Sheppard's work has been featured in Our State Magazine 
Photo: Jason Huddle

ShoeBeDoo Boutique

3 Union St. N, Concord www.shoebedoonc.com 704-793-1155

Local shop owner, Cindy Sheppard has been featured in Our State Magazine for her handmade leather footwear and accessories. Her wares are made right in store and she is happy to help with finding that perfect gift for a special person in your life.

Hair on Hide Tote - $325

Cross Body Bag (Bull Hide) - $135

Essentials Bag (Convertible between strap and belt for hands-free carrying) - $60