Photo above is from Ivy Ridge Traditions, Elkin's newest downtown gift shop
Treat yourself for the day...
If you are looking for fabulous and unique shops, Elkin has a wonderful selection from the historical downtown area all the way to the north end of Bridge Street. You'll find a variety of shops carrying everything from beautiful jewelry and elegant home accessories, to classic, whimsical and amusing gifts. Each shop specializes in its own wonderful array of items so unique, you'll return again and again. A variety of shops and boutiques are listed below, including fine jewelry, clothes boutiques, bookstores, gift shops, boutiques, interior decor and gently used treasures.
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Circle of Friends Yarn Shop is located at 120 W Main St. Hand made hats, scarves, mittens, all types of fiber arts supplies, yarn, looms, needles, cording, dyeing and more. A huge variety of yarn available from lace weight to bulky for felting, weaving, knitting and crochet. Lessons available on a spinning wheel to make your own pieces, and spinning wheel rentals are available as well. Open Tues-Fri from 10am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 336-526-3100.
The Sample Store is located at 103 E Main Street. This specialty store is filled with fabrics, trim, holiday accessories, hand crafted and hand painted items done in-house. Beautiful arrangements and custom-made items are also available. Unique to the area, you won't want to miss this little shop that has been here since 1982! Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm and Saturdays 9:30am-2pm. Call 336-258-2441.
Gift Shops and Boutiques
Aladdin's Hallmark is in North Elkin at 2119 N Bridge St (next to
the Belk Department Store). This is not your ordinary Hallmark store, in
fact it has some of the most interesting home accessories and colorful
displays in town, and has been in this location for 21 years. Besides cards,
stationary, and seasonal decorations, Tommie Ford (owner) also offers
Willow Tree Collectibles, Tyler Candle Company, and Greenwich Bay
Trading Company Botanic Soaps (made in Raleigh). This friendly group of
girls want you to know they carry floral arrangements, wreaths, wine-
lovers gifts, lotions, baby gifts, holiday cards, ornaments...you can even
buy a Christmas tree fully decorated. Plus, did you know they offer free
gift wrapping? Don't miss this great shop... only minutes north of
downtown Elkin. Call 336-835-6702. Store hours are Mon-Sat 10-
Diana's Bookstore and Coffee Shoppe is now located at 222 E. Main Street, Suite 103, in downtown Elkin, at The Liberty. Diana's moved to East Main Street in the summer of 2014. This bookstore is one of a kind and has the best $1 coffee in town along with WiFi access. Complete with large varieties of books, sitting areas, children's area, cards, toys, gifts for adults, children and babies, along with Life is Good items, they can also special order any book for you! Stop in and see owner Cicely McCulloch Mon - Fri from 9-5:30pm, and Saturday from 9:30-5pm. Remember to visit www.dianasbookstore.com to order e-Books, audio books & more. Call 336-835-3142 for more information.
The Yadkin Valley Wine Shop is also located in this bookstore where you can do tastings or buy a glass of local wine while shopping -or relax in the lounge area above! A truly unique experience and atmosphere!
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Gift Shop is on the south end of the hospital at the Main Entrance Lobby, and has a fabulous selection
of jewelry, home accessories, wall hangings, holiday decorations, baby gifts,
lotions and so much more. The staff is all volunteer and all of the proceeds go
to meet hospital needs. There are so many beautiful things to buy, so
whether you are visiting someone in the hospital, or just looking for a
special, one-of-a-kind gift, this is a perfect place to shop and one of Elkin's
best kept secrets! For more information, call 336-527-7201 or go to
http://www.hughchatham.com/giftshop.htm. Hours are 7 days a week from
9:00-5:00pm. Volunteers work at the shop so times may vary slightly.
Check under "Businesses you'll love reading about" to learn about the HCMH
Thrift Shop on Main Street!
Ivy Ridge Traditions - located at 127 W Main Street in historical downtown Elkin, directly across from Royall's Soda Shoppe. This beautiful gift shop offers gifts for all occasions plus indoor and outdoor accessories for the home, ladies clothing, shoes and jewelry, handbags, lotions, and unique garden and holiday items. Owner Angel Day provides downtown shoppers with selections from Brighton, Vera Bradley, and more.
Ivy Ridge Traditions was located in The Liberty, but relocated to its new location on West Main Street next to the Reeves Theater in May 2014
Hours are 11am - 5:30pm (M, T, Th, F), and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed on Wednesday. Learn more at www.ivyridge.com and on facebook.
Plums Ladies' Fashions- Is located at 111 W Main Street in historical downtown Elkin, and has been serving downtown shoppers since 1994 offering ladies clothing, belts, purses, jewelry, scarves and more! Lisettel pants (as seen on the Today Show), custom jewelry by Sassy Gems, Coobie Bras, Foxcroft blouses and the Nomadic Traders line are some things you'll find when you stop in, along with friendly, individualized customer service.
Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed on Monday. For more information, please call Nan at 336-526-8999. More information will be posted soon.
Song's Jewelry to be added soon...
New and Gently Used Treasures
Second Chance Consignment is located at 1153 Klondike Road next to State Road Animal Hospital and is a great stop just north of
Grassy Creek winery. Renee Guizzetti, owner of Second Chance, has
found a way to make consignment shopping chic.
Smart shoppers know where to find the best deals in ladies/juniors,
men's and children's clothing, jewelry and shoes, along with
beautiful accessories to fill your home...and even a fabulous selection of
prom dresses. Items come in on a daily basis so you will always find new
inventory. Look on facebook for more photos and updates. Store
hours: Monday - Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm. Call 336-874-2227 for more info
or to schedule your own "drop off".
Every Monday, all day long you can bring in your items without an appointment, however they must be "drop off only" meaning if they do not sell within allotted time, they will be automatically donated. Call 336-874-2227 for more information or to schedule a drop off.
Cottage Waters A visit with Karen Crouse at her cozy cottage in State Road (off of Hwy 21) includes many fun & fabulous options: manicures, pedicures, paraffin wax dips, Mary Kay cosmetics, and reflexology. Her specialties are Light Concept Nails (rather than acrylics) as these are an odor-free alternative to beautiful nails. Also available at Cottage Waters is Enagic Kangen Water which you can view at www.enagic.com. A day at Cottage Waters is special because Karen gives you individualized attention. Think of this place as your little getaway for relaxation and pampering. She'll do a fabulous job on your nails and you'll be on the right track to beautiful, healthier hands and feet. Call today at 336-874-7798, you'll be glad you did!