Local Spotlight: Oddbird Emporium

Our first local business recommendation this year is a great little shop that’s been with us for a few years now. While we’re plugging it, we must also congratulate the owner, Naomi Bays, who landed an at large seat on Charleston’s City Council last night. I’m talking about Oddbird Gift Emporium, located at the corner of Capitol and Lee Streets, right across from the Lee Street Triangle. Oddbird offers a collection of quirky, fun gifts for the home, office, beauty, baby, garden and everywhere in between.

Open six days a week, Oddbird Gift Emporium has a good number of items made right here in the Mountain State. Oddbird also carries the clothing lines, Mata Traders and Kavu. and has a really cool assortment of gift wrap paper, and they’ll do the wrapping for you if, like your PopCulteer, you are unable to wrap anything without making it look like a suspicious package.

Aside from the clothing and ornamets, Oddbird Gift Emporium is loaded with cool housewares, knicknacks, cooking items, custom-made soaps and candles and more. You’ll also find art prints, pottery, dinnerware, mugs and tons of other neat things.

You’ll even find printed towels, aprons and umbrellas. Best of all, instead of wracking your brain trying to pick out the perfect gift from this awesome collection of unique giftery, you can simply purchase of gift certificate from Oddbird Gift Emporium and shift the burden of labor onto the lucky receipient on your holiday shopping list.

Oddbird Gift Emporium is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You will find this shop at 247 Capitol St (right across from the Lee Street Triangle) and you can call (304) 344-2473 or email oddbirdgifts@gmail.com, for details on purchasing gift certificates. You can also visit their website and their Facebook page for more details.