Charlotte December 16, 2017
The Crazy One-Of-A-Kind Store You’ll Only Find In Charlotte
There are only 9 days left for holiday shopping before Christmas, and many Charlotteans are feeling the crunch of trying to select the perfect gift for friends and loved ones.
If you are still looking for awesome gift ideas, you must visit Paper Skyscraper, which has been voted the #1 Best Independent Shop in the U.S. for holiday shopping.
Paper Skyscraper is an amazing little gift shop that has been a staple in Charlotte's Historic Dilworth Neighborhood for more than 25 years.
Owned and operated by Ron Wootten and Tim Hamilton, this store has grown from a small book and card store to a shop where you can find every gift imaginable.
When you first walk into the little East Blvd. store, you will see a large selection of books, magazines and more that are so interesting to peruse through.
The store originally was opened with a focus on carrying architecture and design books as co-owner Tim has a background as an architect.
The store is small, cozy, and packed full of specialty items you won’t find anywhere else.
While you're shopping you'll have to watch out for Patsy, Paper Skyscraper's resident pup who often is hanging out at the store with her owners!
The store carries the most unique decorations for the home like frames, candle sticks, knick-knacks, and more.
And a bath and body section offers the most delicious smelling candles, soaps, bath salts, and lotions.
In the middle of the store there is a rack of awesome clutches, wallets, and purses.
Many are made by local artists and other unique apparel designers.
No matter the holiday, there is always a display with perfect gifts for the occasion.
These cute Charlotte ornaments are the perfect stocking stuffers for a Charlotte resident.
Towards the back of the store there is a wonderful section of items with the theme of the Queen City.
Maps of different Charlotte neighborhoods, beautiful paintings of popular Charlotte places, and neighborhood coasters can all found here. These are the perfect items to help display your city pride.
This graphic of the Charlotte Skyline would look great in a frame in your home or office.
And there are always new items to check out each time you go in.
Of course, you will be able to find something for the Panthers fans on your list.
This store is an awesome place to go for those crazy White Elephant or gag gifts.
These toiletry bags have some of the funniest sayings on them.
If you need something for your favorite co-worker, take a look at the office themed gag gifts in the store.
This nameplate would be the perfect joke for your favorite colleague...
...or these mustache magnets that would give a anyone a laugh.
On the other end of the store there is a children's section filled with unique and colorful toys and puzzles.
And even Patsy has her own little section...
...where you can find the best dog toys and accessories for your fur baby as well.
If you haven't been to Paper Skyscraper you are missing out on a true Charlotte gem.
Stop by this weekend and see what goodies you can find for your clan. You will not be disappointed!
Address: 330 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
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