Last Minute Gift Ideas

Are you looking for that unique, one of a kind gift?  We have some great ideas for you.  Check out this link to see great last minute gifts you can pick up in Historic Downtown Wilmington at our one of a kind shops and restaurants to finish off that Christmas Shopping List.  P.S.---Keep checking this list. Ideas are getting added every minute.  .   


Enchanted Realm
124 South Front St

For a unique gift idea explore the possibilities at Enchanted Realm. Created by local artist Patricia McClanahan, each Tree of Life or Dream Catcher pendant is hand crafted using Gold, Silver, Copper, or Nickle with natural stone chips or Swarovski crystals.  Each is a one of a kind charm that will bring luck and happiness for years to come. Prices range from $20 - $45. 


Unwined by the Sea Candles
338 Nutt Street

Two Sisters Bookery
318 Nutt Street

T.S. Brown Jewelers
343 N. Front Street


Finkelstein Music and Fine Jewelry
6 South Front St.   Since 1906

Diamond earrings Holiday Sale  Starting at $195
Martin Acoustic guitars Holiday Sale Starting at $349
Fender Electric Guitars and Acoustic Guitars Starting at $149
Extra 10% off Sale Price thru XMAS.



Old Books on Front
249 N. Front Street

Classics by Candlelight hand made book themed scented candles.


Elizabeth's Tres Chic
305 N. Front Street

Emory's Crystals
354 Nutt Street

A Christmas Shoppe
115 N. Front Street


Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street

Freaker Feet are stylish, hand-designed socks that fit men’s size 4-13 and women’s size 6-14. And of course they are made in the freakin’ USA.


The Children's Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street

CMoW Mug: Enjoy sipping your coffee or hot chocolate in a Children's Museum of Wilmington mug! Mugs are $5 each.

Vintage CMoW Ornaments: Relish CMoW's past by purchasing a vintage ornament. Ornaments include Wilmington City Hall, a Wilmington Trolley, St. John's Lodge, and many more! Each ornament is $5.


Top Toad
358 Nutt St

The Olive Shoppe
331 N. Front Street

The Golden Gallery
311 N. Front Street



Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess St.

"Kermit", Hand Blown Glass Shell, 8″ x 4.25″ x 4″H by Richard Bunting



Little Angels Boutique
346 Nutt Street

Heart of Carolina
312 Nutt Street

Fidler's Gallery & Wrigley's Clocks
304 Nutt Street


Front Street Brewery
9 N. Front Street

Signature sauces made with local FSB beer are available this holiday.
Beer soap made by local vendor Forge & Foundry with FSB Scottish Ale or Port City IPA are great stocking stuffers. 7.99 each
Gift Certificates are another big seller. Any denomination.
BEER TO GO! Tiny Tims Christmas Ale is only $6.99 in 32oz bottles.


Pure Life Health Foods & Vitamins
346 Nutt Street

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts
307 N. Front Street

Port City Popcorn
365 N. Front Street


Bourbon Street Restaurant
35 N. Front Street

Gift Cards available. Any denomination.


Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street

Sotherly Hot sauce: 5$
Sotherly butterscotch or chocolate clusters: $12
Sotherly Cookies: $2.25
Gift certificates to Board and Barrel or Hotel Ballast.

Gifts can be purchased at the gift shop inside the hotel located in the lobby area. Gift certificates can be purchased through calling- 910-343-6151 for a Hotel Ballast gift certificate or 910-343-6146 for a Board and Barrel gift certificate.


Down To Earth Products
315 N. Front Street

Coastal Paws Retail & Barkery
339 N. Front Street

Foxes Boxes
622 N. 4th Street



Swahili Coast
225 S. Water Street

Kenyan Beach Towels are loomed in Nairobi, Kenya by fairly-paid artisans. They are crafted from a sand-resistant cloth called kikoy, which is traditionally worn as a sarong by fishermen along the Swahili Coast. We add a lightweight terrycloth lining and a pocket--perfect for stashing your wallet or cell phone while you go for a dip. They're even machine washable!


Cape Fear Spice Merchants
20 Market Street

Mon Ame Chocolate and Wine Bar
19 S. 2nd Street

Olde Wilmington Toy and Candy Company
310 Nutt Street


24 South Coffee House
24 S. Front Street

Coffee Lovers Gift Basket-  12 oz bag of NC roasted coffee and a delicious mix of white, dark and milk chocolate covered espresso beans.  This is priced at $17.99.  

We also have an array of. Half pound to pound bags of different roasts of coffee, t shirts, mugs and


2 N. Front Street

Ping's Tibet
331 N. Front Street

Occasions Just Write
313 N Front St


Pour Taproom
201 N. Front Street

Get $5 for every $20 gift card.

Candles Etc
25 Market St

Need a gift that everyone will love?  Candles Etc has you covered!  These fun & festive tins are ready-to-go presents.  You can pick the scents or if you are in a hurry, grab one of our already made sets!


Gravity Records
612 Castle Street

Hats Plus
201 N. 2nd Street


Crust Kitchen & Cocktails
124 Princess Street

Handmade, dishwasher and microwave safe hot beverage mugs by the local Celestial Surf Studio. Pair that with a gift card for the grilled cheese aficionados in your life.




Down Island Traders
111 S. Front Street

Cape Fear Footwear
332 Nutt Street

Carolina Beads and Gem Stones
326-A Nutt Street


Green Light Escape
130 N. Front Street

Gift vouchers are available right on the website and the voucher is emailed instantly with the gift givers personalized message and a custom image so they serve as a great last minute gift you don't even have to leave to house for!  Research has shown experiences bring more happiness than material possessions so give the gift of a great escape room adventure they won't soon forget! Brewery Heist, Alien Escape, Kidnapped, and Escape the Roxbury are appropriate for all ages and the perfect bonding activity for family and friends.


Jess James + Co
511 Castle Street

Outdoor Equipped
272 N. Front Street

The Bryand Gallery
119 S. Water Street


Brooklyn Cafe
706 N. 4th Street

Gift certificates available at Brooklyn Café.  Any denomination.