*****THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – WINNERS ARE LISTED BELOW!*****
Something for everyone: Your child’s teacher, your boss at work, the hostess of your next Christmas party, your aunt Suzy who you see once a year, your Mother-in-Law who has everything, your hubby who shops online more than you do, your teen who is just so picky, & the gift exchange you have every year, your neighbor who surprises you with a gift and more. We know you always need that one extra gift or five actually… and we’ve got you covered with some great ideas from some special local friends we love!! We are hosting a giveaway of these amazing items featured so some lucky winners can experience some our Smarty Favorites! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We hope these fabulous partners can help make the holidays and much more fun!
Small Batch Foody
WINNER: Carla Haughton
Small Batch Foody is the latest venture from Sunflour Baking Company located in Harrisburg, NC. This local shop is full of “gifts you can eat” from small-batch artisan food makers, both local and from around the country. You’ll find anything, from Carolina Couch Mix, to Pickled Dilly Beans, Artisan Honeys, Fudge Bites, Elderberry Extracts, and Ginger Elixirs. Great for gift giving or simply indulging yourself with a unique treat. If you can’t make it out to Harrisburg, they can be found online at www.smallbatchfoody.com and they ship nationwide.
One Lucky CSP friend will receive a Small Batch Foody gift basket valued at $25.
Small Batch Foody
5044 Highway 49 S
Harrisburg NC 28075
Sunflour Baking Company
WINNER: Meagan Soffera
Sunflour Baking Company is one of our FAVE places for a sweet treat, a coffee or lunch date with a friend, or a delicious cake for a party. Bring a Sunflour creation to your next holiday party, or pick up something for the hostess and you will be deemed a favorite guest – we promise. We count on Sunflour as our go-to for all our holiday baking needs. Sunflour specializes in cakes for all occasions and will create custom designs. We’ve tried many of these and they are the best in town! Need a cookie tray or any other breads or baked goods? Sunflour also caters events including breakfasts, lunches, and dessert platters. Sunflour has all your needs covered.
One lucky Smarty wins a $50 Sunflour Gift Certificate.
2001 East 7th Street, Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28204
220 East Boulevard, Suite 100
Charlotte NC 28203
5040 Highway 49 South
Harrisburg, NC 28075
14021 Conlan Circle, B-9
Charlotte, NC 28277
WINNER: Amanda Seckinger
We are thrilled to highlight Amen Jewelry! Amen Jewelry is a local Charlotte, faith-based jewelry company. All of their pieces are unique and handmade. On every piece of Amen Jewelry you will find a single mustard seed bead to remind you that with faith the size of a mustard seed anything is possible. (~Matthew 17:20) Their verse bracelets are hand-stamped and can be customized with any verse on any of our bracelet style. They are such a sweet gift to give with a special verse, date or even initials of those near and dear to your hearts. Amen Jewelry also makes gorgeous necklaces and earrings perfect for any Christmas gift. You can view all of these online below and whatever you find, we are certain it will be the perfect gift!
One lucky Smarty friend will receive a set of our double stack bracelets. These include a verse bracelet and a coordinating cross bracelet. The battle verse bracelet is simple and sweet. Gray wood with rose pink glass make it versatile for any season. (valued at $35)
Ella B Neighborhood Candles
WINNER: Kelly Crum
Ella B Candles are the perfect hostess gift this season. Featuring neighborhoods all over the QC, you’ll find a perfect match for your wonderful hostess! Ella B candles are 100% soy based candles and each neighborhood has a custom fragrance that smells incredible. Charlotte neighborhoods include SouthPark, Ballantyne, Cotswold, Davidson, Dilworth, Eastover, Elizabeth, Foxcroft, Freedom, Lake Norman, Matthews, McAdenville, Myers Park, NoDa, Plaza Midwood, Providence, Queen City, SouthPark, The Mint, and Uptown to name a few!
One Lucky CSP friend will receive an 11 ounce Neighborhood votive candle of choice, valued at $26.
Ella B Candles
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WINNER: Cheryl Wilkins
We are thrilled to introduce you to Thoughty. Thoughty is a Wilmington based custom gift box company specializing in lovely gift boxes, custom corporate gifts and welcome gifts for weddings and conventions. If you’re looking to wow someone with a memorable gift, their current selection of holiday gifts has many great options. And, they’ll include a handwritten note with your personal message and ship the gift directly to your recipient on the date you select. Thoughty puts great care into the presentation of every gift. Each gift is packed by hand and wrapped beautifully. No need to worry about finding the perfect gift for the holidays, just be Thoughty! How cute is that? You are sure to love their amazing gift boxes so look today and mark those gifts off your list!
One Lucky Winner will receive a gift card for $25 so you can select the perfect Thoughty gift box.
Charlie on Park
WINNER: Betsy Boswell
As a stay-at-home-mom of 3 daughters, Amber Brown, owner & jewelry designer of Charlie On Park, made jewelry as a creative outlet. After years of giving her creations as gifts, she felt deeply encouraged and supported by the women of Charlotte, to turn her hobby into a business! Her home studio is located in Dilworth, but you can find bracelets at Thrive in SouthPark, Jolie South Dance Academy and her “Little Charlie” line for girls is at Kixx Shoes! She also appears at many Pop Ups around town. You are sure to love all the creations of Charlie on Park so check them out today. They have such lovely bracelets and necklaces for adults, but also have precious designs for your little ones.
One lucky CSP follower will win one of these gorgeous Charlie on Park handmade necklaces valued at $58.
Charlie on Park Website coming soon!
WINNER: Lindsey Hawkins
Looking for a different kind of hostess gift? You can’t go wrong with anything from Cannizzaro Sauces. They are a locally owned business making fresh, Italian sauces by hand. They are a husband & wife team and use only the freshest ingredients. Once you’ve tasted the sauces by Cannizzaro, there is no going back. You’ll be in love! They are all so good. We can’t even decide our favorite!
One lucky Smarty wins 3 Sauce Pack in a Cute Gift Pack. Marinara, Mushroom Marinara,& Arrabbiata Sauces. valued at $20.
All sauces & gift baskets are available for purchase in their online store or by phone – 704-968-2734 – or by email – href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>email@example.com
They deliver within Charlotte area or can be picked up in Dilworth at Bonterra.
You’re That Girl Designs
WINNER: Celeste Bailey
You’re That Girl Designs has the cutest gifts for any occasion. They are great at celebrating, decorating, and making it nice! They create the cutest home decor, wedding favors, bridal party gifts, baby shower favors, and so much more. Owner, Lesley Dibble, is an illustrator, designer, and printer specializing in playful party goods and gifts. She is often found at Pop Ups around town, but you can also see all that she has to sell online. And, don’t forget she can customize your gifts to meet your needs too. She is there to help you create something fun to celebrate! We just love her coffee mugs, wine glasses, and tea towels. All are perfect for any Christmas gift!
One lucky winner will take home 2 Charlotte Snow Globe Ornaments. These are ceramic and 3 inches in diameter (total value $40)
You’re That Girl Designs
WINNER: Courtney Kalwite
Locally made Ogre Sauce is an awesome gift for the friend who loves to grill. Who doesn’t love something that makes cooking tastier? Ogre Sauce is an all-purpose BBQ sauce created in Charlotte. We call it “all-purpose” because it is great on everything – not just traditional barbecue. You can slather it on ribs, wings, salmon, pizza, chicken, burgers, tofu, oysters, pretzels, steak, pineapple, grilled veggies, tunafish, eggs and more. They have something new this year also with the addition of Ogre Sauce Hot! We are so excited to give this a try too. Gift either one or both to your neighbor, your hubby, your in-laws. Everyone will thank you. It’s that good. You can find Ogre Sauce locally at their location in Southend or at Whole Foods, Reid’s, Peoples Market, & BlackHawk hardware.
One lucky CSP winner will receive the Ogre Sauce 2 Pack of Original Ogre Sauce and Ogre Sauce HOT both in 16 oz sizes & Ogre sauce Coozie. Valued at $25
Get social with Ogre Sauce
Piper Fox Co.
WINNER: Katy Heard
We’re so happy to introduce you to Piper Fox Co. They’re a creative design company that recently started a Clothing Line centered around kindness donating a portion of proceeds back to local charities monthly. This clothing line was made to give to those in need & spread kindness throughout the city. It’s more than a brand, more than clothing. It’s A MISSION. They want to pay it forward, take part in random acts of kindness and make KIND THE NORM for everyone is fighting their own battle & one simple act can change their life. Don’t you love Piper Fox Co. already? One lucky CSP winner will win $25 towards anything in the Piper Fox Co. store plus a precious coffee mug from their line!
Total value is $35.
Smarty Small Gifts Giveway
Entering our Smarty Small Gifts Giveaway is easy!
Simply do the following:
1. Follow @charlotesmartypants & our Smarty Small Gifts Giveaway Business partners on Instagram
2. In the comments below, tell us what your favorite thing to do is in Charlotte for the holidays!
That’s it! A winner for each item will be picked at random. Giveaway closes on December 7th at midnight. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on December 10th. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Winterfest is really fun, a carnival of holiday lights!
Going to see the nutcracker with my mom and daughters!
Checking out neighborhood lights
Baking cooking and treats for friends and neighbors
Seeing all of the Christmas lights.
Last year we started a new tradition. All the kids on the street get together and ice/decorate sugar cookies. Christmas Eve morning, I pile the kids on the street in my car and we go see a movie. This gives the other parents time to get ready for the big day!
Decorating Christmas cookies!
Seeing a holiday performance and finding the neighborhoods decked out with lights!
Christmas festival at OMB
There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the season in Charlotte. We always kick off the holiday with the Uptown tree lighting event. We love seeing all of the ACC characters, then visiting the Leonard Bearsteins Symphony, a trip to the Ritz to see the gingerbread house, and ending the night with hot chocolate at Amelies. Also, ice skating at some point is a must!
We like to load the kids in the car, take a basket full of goodies & hot chocolate, and drive around town following an online Christmas Light map! So fun to ooh and aah with tasty treats!
Having my boys home!
Watching our kiddos (esp the oldest!) decorate our home just as they like knowing we will miss this one day when they’re older.
Go to the racetrack to see the lights. It is even more special now with our 3-year-old daughter now.
We love visiting the Daniel Stowe Garden to see all the lights set up.
Picking a Christmas tree and decorating it, the Matthews tree lighting festival and driving around looking at lights!
Santa’s bag is our favorite!
Family gets together and celebrates with dinner, kids open their presents, make Santa claus cookies and milk! Love this time of year!
My favorite thing about the holidays is seeing & getting together with family.
Around Charlotte also like to see the Christmas lights in McAdenville and all around the Charlotte area. Love that Charlotte Skyline ornament!
Love seeing all the holiday lights in & around the uptown & surrounding area.
Ballantyne gingerbread and looking at lights.
I love driving down Hillside drive and seeing the lights!! The dancing bears at Founders Hall and drive Thur Christmas at Carmel Presbyterian!!
Driving around to look at all the Christmas lights!
Seeing all of the Christmas lights.
I love baking and delivering cookies
Winterfest, the Gingerbread Houses at the Ballantyne Hotel, and driving around to see Christmas lights!
The activity on the top of my list this year is a new one in town – ice skating at the Whitewater Center.
Love seeing the Ballantyne gingerbread houses and looking at lights.
Go to Hillside and see Christmas Lights!
Ice skating at the whitewater center
My favorite all time holiday outing in Charlotte, is to go some of the very festive neighborhoods and see everyone’s holiday decorations! We map it out and its a fun evening out! 😉
Love the singing bears uptown and going to the ritz to see the decorations!
Driving around Charlotte to look at all the xmas lights!
Going to our Christmas Eve service at church!
Time with my family
Driving down Hillside and watching my young children ooo and ahh.
Daniel Stowe Gardens to see the lights! It’s beautiful 🎄
Cutting down a fresh Christmas tree!
Spending time with kids (seeing lights, baking cookies, doing charity work)