Shop Local Gift Shops!

four women shopping at union square in hickory

photo-Revival Creatives

With so many wonderful boutiques and gift shops, it was difficult to narrow them down, but the following stores are the ones that truly stand out as local favorites.  These shops are known not only for their amazing selection but also for their personal and customer-friendly atmospheres.  You'll always be able to find the gem you are searching for- locally owned, of course!

Suit City
Valley Hills Mall
1960 US Hwy 70 E
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 261-0061

You will find all of your favorite suit styles at an affordable price.  They specialize in all areas, from tuxedo rental for a wedding or prom to suits for that special occasion, as well as dress shoes and shirts, blazers, and accessories to give that unique style!

Lilly Thomas Boutique
234 Union Square NW, Ste. C
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 455-7738

With a mix of casual, fun, dressy choices and a classy boho chic vibe, Brittany has you covered. Offering a wide variety for most sizes and shapes, you are bound to find your new favorite pieces.  Stop in and check out the selection. Located in the square in downtown Hickory.

The Untamed Daisy
Harris Arcade Building
221 First Ave. NW, Ste 105
Hickory, NC 28601 
(828) 638-0539

Hand-poured soap creations are Michelle's passion.  Her creations are dreamy concoctions of goat's milk straight from her farm with irresistible scents and colors that please the senses.  From farm to tub, her soaps, scrubs, and bath bombs are all handmade and are a delightful treat for yourself or gift for those special people in your life.  The Harris Arcade, across from the Carolina Theater, is The Untamed Daisy's home.

Lou Lou's Corner
202 Union Sq. NW
Hickory NC, 28061
(828) 238-6487

Locally owned and operated since 2006, they provide the foothills region with hand-picked selections of children's toys, accessories, and clothing, plus thoughtful and unique gifts along with merchandise for all ages.  They strive to carry products that are certified US made while featuring some made here in the Carolinas.

J Birds
910 West Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 572-1287
J Birds is the place for fun, casual clothing at delicious prices for sizes Small to 3XL!  Tons of adorable trendy clothes to choose from!

Jenny's Gifts and Accessories
436 Main Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-4566

Gifts for all are available under the roof of the oldest standing structure in Hickory.  Jenny has created a store with an abundance of seasonal decor and gifts for any occasion including a bridal registry and an entire room dedicated to the new baby.

2 Pink Magnolias
211 North College Ave.
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 466-1976

This locally owned mother-daughter team in the heart of downtown Newton will not disappoint your gift-giving needs.  From Hallmark to Willow Tree, to the Naked Bee, to Bill's watches, you will surely find something for everyone.

Abigail's Gift Shop and Florist
406 Harper Ave.
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-2750

Floral arrangements and gifts for friends and family abound at Abigail's.  Room after room is filled with more than the eye can behold.  Adorable decor and timeless treasures fill the store.

Alley Anne's
221 First Ave. NW
Hickory NC, 28601
(828) 855-1919

A trendy, fun, young, contemporary women's clothing boutique.  Alley Anne's is known as the local downtown boutique where both a mother and daughter can shop. They offer excellent customer service to their clients who typically become friends, who have become known as “Alley Anners.”

Aqua B (two locations)
262 Union Sq. NW
Hickory NC, 28601
(828) 323-7200
2120 N. Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-7201

Hip and chic ladies' boutique including clothing, shoes, and gifts sitting right in downtown Hickory and also in Viewmont on Hwy 127.

Mint + Modern
246 Union Square, Ste. E
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 608-0004

Located in the square in downtown Hickory and offering a charming collection of casual wear, adorable personalized gifts, and custom t-shirts for the whole family. Kathryn has that special gift waiting for you!

Bottega:  A Soulful Place
256 Union Sq. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 217-2581

Nestled on the square in downtown Hickory is Bottega, a shop that allows your imagination to run wild. Eclectic clothing, jewelry, and art cover every inch of the store as bold colors excite your every sense.  Bottega is a true jewel in downtown Hickory.

Life Doesn't Succ
201 Union Square NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 332-3091

This delightful establishment is known for the positive vibes that emanate. From house plants to air plants to making your own terrariums, this shop is sure to please. Ask April about her workshops that are fun and memorable. She can also decorate your home, office, or special event to make it amazing!

1 N. Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 569-1345

Stand out from the crowd! Fashionable athleisure apparel designed to strike the balance between performance and high fashion.  Conveniently located in the ground floor of One North Center in downtown Hickory.  Athletique carries high-performance luxury activewear for women and men on the go! Cutting-edge brands include Psycho Bunny, Alala, Mono B, FP movement, and Lotus and Luna.  Come by to see Kerri and her staff and discover the difference!

True Boutique
217 1st Ave S.
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-8000

True Boutique is tucked into the heart of downtown Conover and is the go-to place for fun, eye-catching fashions for almost any occasion.  Let Harmony and Nicole show you the new arrivals!