It’s already mid-December, and Christmas and Hanukkah will be here before you know it. Christmas decorations are probably up around your house, just as they’re up around Saxapahaw, and gifts have been slowly accumulating for the big day(s). While there are probably some people on your list who want the newest video game console or the latest home gadget, no matter who you’re buying for, you can always find a unique, unexpected locally made gift right here in Saxapahaw. Right next door to us is Freehand Market, full of all kinds of amazing handmade crafts, and within the Saxapahaw General Store itself, we’ve got lots of really cool stuff to bring a smile to someone’s face. We’re not just a gas station, we’re not just a restaurant, we’re a general store. Fifty years ago, the old Saxapahaw General Store was full of things needed for the workers of the mill and their families in their everyday lives– jeans, boots, tools, blankets, as well as groceries. The modern Saxapahaw General Store, without the mill, still has an essential role to play in the village, in being a hub for supporting local farmers, local artists, and local craftspeople.
This year, as you’re going through your list of people you’re getting gifts for, please seriously consider handmade and locally made. Because when you do, you’re not only supporting the local brick-and-mortar businesses in Saxapahaw, you’re supporting the many, many creators in this area, and making it possible to do what they’re good at and what they love, and keeping that money in the community.
So in order to help you figure out what kind of locally made gifts you can add to your holiday gift lists, here’s a Saxapahaw General Store Gift Guide for 2019. Most of these items are available for sale online, and we’re always available to help you find the perfect gift in the store.