Downtown Hickory Is Thriving With Small Shops

Hickory, NC

As you are gearing up for the Holiday’s and looking for those special gifts for loved ones don’t forget to shop local. Plan your weekend trip or day trip to Hickory to explore not only our outdoor adventures and culinary scene but we hope you will take a piece of Hickory home for the Holidays. 

Downtown Hickory is thriving with local and small shops with something for everyone. All within walking distance, park for free downtown and stroll the recently renovated downtown Union Square. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your shopping list.

For your foodie fans be sure to check out the Natural Olive store which boasts olive oils, balsamic selections, Italian gelato, and more. The Hickory Wine Shoppe is a great go to for picking up those Holiday wine selections and Holiday Party hostess gifts.  If you’re planning to have family over for the Holidays, be sure to get those homemade charcuterie board items ready and peruse the market section at the Olde Hickory Station which offers a wide variety of specialty cheeses and meats in the case as well as delicious hand made desserts. 

For the fashionistas in your life, you are sure to pick up something new and chic at local favorites like Aqua B, Ella Blu, Splentique and Alley Anne’s. Not sure what they might like, pick up a gift card since most of these local shops now offer online shopping options! 

For something a little different and eclectic check out places like Bottega which has a focus on locally made and crafted jewelry and art, Tastefull Beans Coffee House. Yes, you can grab a warm cup of brewed goodness and they have art and other hand-crafted pieces that make perfect gifts. ACME Antique Market and C&C Trading offer vintage and antique finds for those who enjoy the flare of another time especially vintage clothing and home décor. For the kiddos, don’t forget to check out Lou Lou’s Corner for fun and different stocking stuffers, clothing, outdoor games and more!

With so many shops located all within walking distance it is easy to find exactly what you are looking for with every Holiday gift purchase and be sure to take a little something home for yourself this Holiday Season! 

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Hickory is a wonderful place for visitors! We have great food, furniture shopping, fantastic pottery, our local Hickory Crawdads baseball, and more!

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