Don’t let the name fool you, this is not a soccer shop, comic book store, or specialty children’s shop. I stumbled upon Kicks N’ Grins a few years ago, it sits next to the Charlotte sushi hot spot, Rusans. With its patriotic flags flying out front I was drawn to peek my head inside, and what a surprise! If you have not heard of Kicks N’ Grins, let me be the first to introduce you to my “go to” for gifts.
Kicks N’ Grins is everything NC, everything plus much more. From great collegiate items, to the original Pawley’s Island hammocks, beautiful bird houses, and my fav – Hot Honeys Peanuts! Francis, the ultra friendly manager and brother to owner Terry Snyder, stocks the funniest greeting cards too. I promise that you can find something for anyone, go in for a gift and find a little something for yourself too!
One of the best things is that because I am shopping at Kicks N’ Grins I am supporting a local business. A business that takes pride for our great state and supports our troops. Terry is the founder of Operation North State, a 501 3c non-profit organization, that offers seven unique military support service programs within North Carolina. Operation North State sponsors numerous programs as a show of support and appreciation to the men and women who are currently serving in all branches of the armed forces as well as providing support programs for the veterans-in-need that call North Carolina home.
Stop in and check it out for yourself and tell Francis I said hi! (And don’t forget to get some Hot Honeys!)