We asked the owners of CLT Find, our popular gift shop, to tell us a little about their business. Here is what they said:
We each began our individual small businesses to fill a niche in the Charlotte market that, at the time, was difficult to find! Christy wanted her kids to have a children’s book celebrating their home city (which led to ABC Charlotte); Toni wanted to use skincare products that were safe, unprocessed and essential oil based (which led to her skincare line, Small Keys Beauty); and Britt wanted to create fun Charlotte based apparel & accessories that would appeal to locals (which led to her mobile glamper, CLT Boutique)!
Over several years our paths continued to cross in the small business community. We also met tons of other Charlotte based artisans whom we admired and wanted to support.
What started as a small trial pop up to combine several local makers under one “brand” has now grown to over 80 vendors. We love trying new products and are open to applications from all types of makers. Sometimes our selection process simply boils down to what are we missing? What are our customers asking for or requesting to see more of in the shop?!
CLT Find is a unique business because you truly can find someone for every person on your gift list. From newborns to adults, men & women, corporate gifts, home décor, art, jewelry and apparel…and our prices literally range from $1-$1,000. So whether you need that WOW factor one of a kind piece versus something small & thoughtful, CLT Find has a great selection!
We love all of the items in our shop but since you asked for us to try and pick 5 hot gift items…here goes!
1) Johnny Fly leather duffle bag! Perfect for anyone on your list! We have given these to our dads, husbands, brothers and we own them ourselves e 😊
2) Created Beautifully crossbody bag! We have so many leather and cowhide options. The crossbody style is functional for all ages. And these are all one of a kind!
3) Two Bros Bows bow & arrow sets! Great for ages 5 and up! Made locally by two brothers and their mom…these are a best selling item.
4) Whispering Willow lavender neck pillow! Perfect relaxation gift for teachers, friends, grandparents…can be used cold or hot for sore muscles and stress relief!
5) Charlotte tree ornament! We have a huge selection of handmade ornaments that are festive for the holidays or to display year round. We have Panthers ornaments, Charlotte skylines, hand painted glass, laser cut from wood, metal and leather…we have bright ones with glitter, large & small! We have them all!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our little shop and concept! Follow us on Instagram @cltfind for new product arrivals and events. Hope to see you soon!!