• Jennifer Swenk

Top 3 Shops in Sparta for Holiday Shopping

The Facebook group What's Happening in Sparta, NC recently polled its members on which local shop they would recommend for holiday shopping.

Here's a countdown of the top 3, but every shop included on the poll is great, so try to show each one some love this holiday season. I'll list them all at the bottom.


Right at the intersection of Main St. and Hwy 18, you'll find Ofelia's on Main, owned by Ofelia Killeen. Ofelia brings her NYC taste and experience to our little mountain town with a carefully curated selection of gifts for all budgets, styles, and age groups.

Locals rave about her affordable jewelry, handbags, soaps, and children's section. No idea what you're looking for? No worries - Ofelia is always eager to help you find the perfect gift.

Holiday specials include:

- Black Friday (11/29) - 20% off selected items

- Small Business Saturday (11/30) - Open house from 10:30 to 12:30. Free pictures with Blue Ridge Santa & Mrs. Claus, cookies, cider, and goodie bags for kids. Don't miss out on this popular event!

Click here to check out Ofelia's on Main Country Chic Boutique on Facebook.


Sparta Florist and Gifts opened in 1955. The business has changed owners over the decades, but it remains one of the top three longest running businesses in Sparta. Currently owned by Janet and William Bottomley, they offer a wide variety of gifts including home decor, decorative containers, holiday signs, loads of artificial silk flowers, and much more.

If you're looking to make your dining table festive, their custom centerpieces are a local favorite and can be designed with fresh or silk flowers. They also have poinsettias, a variety of cactus/succulents, and small pine trees.

Last but not least, Sparta Florist's huge selection of fresh flowers paired with Janet's expert eye and attention to detail creates breathtaking flower arrangements that brighten our community year round. She's happy to work with any budget for any occasion.

Call Janet and William to place an order:

336.372.8344 or 336.372.8049

Click here to follow Sparta Florist & Gifts on Facebook.


The #1 shop for holiday shopping in Sparta is A Touch of Grace, located on Main St. Owners Tonya and James Sheets like to make shopping a pleasant, yet affordable experience, and that is reflected in their extensive product variety.

They carry clothing, jewelry, home décor, antiques and toys. They currently have twelve local vendors who make handmade items such as pottery, pillows, candles and soaps.

 A Touch of Grace's normal hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Extended Hours for the holiday season are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on the following dates:

- Black Friday (11/29)

- Small Business Saturday (11/30)

- December 6 & 7

Click here to check out A Touch of Grace on Facebook.

I encourage you to check out these other Sparta favorites. Thank you for shopping local this holiday season!

Dancing Moon Creations

Mangum-Cater on Main

Scott's Landscaping & Rent-All

Innovative Occasions

Sparta Candle Co.

Three Crows Metalworks

Studio Redwood

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