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.  .   


Coastal Paws Retail and Bakery
339 N. Front Street

Gifts for the Pet Parents-  Unique gifts for all the pet lovers on your list! Wicks for Wags candles (10% donated to animal charities), frames, pillows, and an incredible assortment of glassware (Wine, beer and coffee mugs) with the funniest sayings like "Walking in a Weiner Wonderland".  




Jess James + Co.
511 Castle Street

Rainbow Earrings, $30

Boombalatti’s Homemade Ice Cream
1005 N 4th St

Ice cream may melt, but our Boom Swag will not! Super soft crewnecks, Comfort Color tees, hats, Koozies and gift cards all make great gifts!

Outdoor Equipped
272 N Front St

No boring socks! Socksmith offers great comfort and fashion with lots of styles and colors. They are great for stocking stuffers!




Old Books on Front St
249 N Front St

Gift Certificate to the Literary History Walking Tour!

What is the connection between Arthur Miller and the Dixie Grill?  Have you ever wanted to meet authors living and dead, tour locations from books, poems, and plays? Explore the rich culture of this talented Southern town with a 90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington, NC. Visit "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of your favorite novels, and stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here.   $8 per person.  




Set Free
308 Nutt St.

Breadwarmers, Assorted Designs

Oven safe Terracotta Stone in hand-woven Kaisa grass basket Fair Trade from Bangladesh

Coastal Farmhouse
246 Nutt Street

Marble coasters, Coffee mugs and block signs. Easy grab and go last min gift ideas


Aqua Fedora
30 N Front St


Gift Idea:  Riddle Oils-- they are amazing oil-based perfumes that have incredible smells using mainly base notes. They meld with your body's natural skin chemistry...they're amazing




Sista Hats
208 S. Front Street

A beautifully made hat is a timeless tribute to the days when you tipped your brim with a smile before walking out the door. Sista Hats takes you back to those days in which class, style and that certain panache was an essential standard in every wardrobe, no matter the generation. Founded in a small shop in Wilmington, NC, Sista Hats invigorates social graces of both new and old, be it with an ageless straw or felt hat to the modern day fascinator, Sista Hats has you covered.

Featuring fine Headwear by famous New York Designers such as

Christine A. Moore Millinery Abigail Aldridge Milliner Christine A. Moore Millinery


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!


Wilson Center

703 N 3rd St

Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Want to give a gift that is guaranteed to be hit, without worrying about it being the right size, or color? Give tickets! You can buy specific tickets to a show you know they'll love, or buy a gift certificate and let them pick. Either way, you'll give them a gift that is sure to bring down the house! For more information, or to purchase, contact Ticket Central at 910.362.7999, or stop by. Open M-F, 2p.m. to 6 p.m.


Silverhammer Design LLC
312 Nutt street ( @the Cottonexchange parking lot level)



Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess St

Temari is an ancient-Japanese, handcrafted art consisting of thread-wrapped and embroidered spheres created with intricate and colorful designs. Temari are given on special occasions to wish happiness, long life and good fortune. Each temari has a loop on top of the sphere, so the temari may be used as ornaments in trees, windows, and/or from the ceiling. Or, the temari may be placed on a stand or shelf.


Cape Fear Spice Merchants
20 Market St

Cape Fear Spice Merchants Gift Boxes make great gifts. They come pre-made or can be customized to fit the individual's taste and budget.



Italian Gourmet Market

22 S Front St


Best selling ExVir olive oil from Italy with Balsamic Vinegar from Modena with pourer.   Great as dipping oil with bread and great.  For cooking, as well.  Two sizes.  $ 17.95. &. $ 27.95







The Olive Shoppe - Cotton Exchange
331 North Front Street


Lots of beautiful, healthy and tasty gifts to fill those holiday stockings!





Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street

The Freaker is a one-size-fits-all beverage insulator! What do the fancy words mean? Freakers keep your drinks cold, your hands dry and they’ll fit any drink container.   Freaker Feet are stylish, hand-designed socks that fit men’s size 4-13 and women’s size 6-14. Freakers are made in the USA.   Freakers are $12/each and Freaker Feet are $15/each.



Noonie Doodle Sweets & Treats
200 Market Street

Last minute Gift Ideas from Noonie Doodle Sweets & Treats:  Craft Chocolate Bars by Dick Taylor Chocolate for the connoisseurs in your life! Custom Candy Bento Boxes and a Noonie Doodle Gift Card make an ideal gift for the Sweets Lover! Online shop is also OPEN:


River to Sea Gallery & Wine Shop
224 S Water St

Rock wine dispenser

Heart of Carolina, in The Cotton Exchange
350 Nutt Street

'I Need a Bag'.  Individually handmade with the highest of quality by a local artist.  Custom orders taken






Green Light Escape Room
130 N Front St, Suite 202

We offer gift vouchers right on our website via the "gift vouchers" button   Once purchased the gift voucher is emailed to the recipient instantly with the gift givers personalized message and a custom image.

Experiences bring more long term joy 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.


Down Island Traders
111. S. Front Street

Featuring locally-sourced, sea-inspired holiday ornaments priced from $5.95  - $14.




Wesley Warren Organics
119 S Water St., Suite C

"Ode to Joy! Bring peace of mind to your loved ones through the winter season with premium-grade, THC-free CBD by the industry leader, Joy Organics.

Come in out of the cold and get 20% OFF through Christmas Eve if you buy two (2) or more of any CBD products, ranging from our bestsellers like hemp salve and flavored tinctures, to brand new releases like their bath-bombs, and body cream."