Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gift shop opens in Myers Park

The Gifted Box, a shop focusing on artisan gifts, opened for business earlier this month on Circle Avenue in Myers Park, just off Providence Road, behind the Buttercup. The store is also prepping an e-commerce site that should be up and running in a few weeks, business partners Stephanie Ewing and Rene Hellams said.

"The Gifted Box was born from a love for original and beautiful objects, the thrill of the hunt for them and the desire to use them creatively to make people feel special," Ewing, the store's marketing and design director, said in an e-mail.

The boutique-styled gallery features items produced in smaller quantities, with gifts for all occasions, Ewing said. Hellams, noted that the shop has tried to pair items together for easier gift-giving, such as offering a leather journal and pen, or gourmet coffee with pewter coffee canisters and scoops. It also offers wedding and event planning, corporate gifts and custom-designed gifts.

The store is open Monday through Saturday and is located at 342 Circle Avenue, suite 3, in Charlotte. Details: www.thegiftedbox.com.