• 45°

A gift guide to wrap up your holiday shopping

By Liz Moomey

liz.moomey@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — It’s the last weekend for holiday shopping.

Local stores are stocked up and are extending hours for customers getting in some last-minute shopping.

The Concord Police Department has warned drivers to prepare for heavy traffic around Concord Mills with this being the final shopping weekend of the holiday season.

The Salisbury Post compiled a list of some suggestions from shops in Rowan County to help you find the right gift.

Barnhardt Jewelers in Spencer recommends diamond stud earrings, necklaces, Southern Gate jewelry, birthstones and pearls.

The store will be closed Sunday, but open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Ritchie & Ritchie Home Emporium in China Grove has gift baskets, homemade and crafted items, arm knit products and jewelry.

Is also features products ranging from a few dollars to more as holiday shopping continues, according to the store.

South Main Book Co. in Salisbury has been busy since Nov. 1 with people coming in for gift purchasing. Some recommended books are:

• “The Reckoning” by John Grisham

• “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks

• “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louise Penny

• “The Point of It All” by Charles Krauthammer

• “Atlas Obscura” by Joshua Foer

• “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King

• “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean

The store also has socks, mugs, T-shirts and puzzles that are book themed.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Stitchin’ Post Gifts in Salisbury recommends Brighton jewelry, the inverted umbrellas, Ronaldo designer jewelry, handcrafted candles, Cheerwine products and shoes, including Toms and Sanuks. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Employees will be working to restock and talk to customers. The shop will also offer gift wrapping.

Backcountry & Beyond in Salisbury offers Yeti drinkware, including mugs; sauces and rubs; and goods from Black Rifle Coffee, which is a veteran-run company. For bigger items, go for Garmin smart watches and grills. DeWitt Brown nots that although it is the cold season, stand-up paddle boards will be discounted to make room for next year’s models. He said wood-fired grills have been a great gift with customers coming back after Saturday lunch to buy one for their family.

E.H. Montgomery General Store in Gold Hill has an assortment of Amish jams and jellies for a gift basket, miniature musical instruments and original ceramic mugs with musical instruments on them. The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with live music. For more hours, visit HistoricGoldHill.com

Comments

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18