giftguide-graphic-008One of the coolest new shops in Downtown Charleston is Oddbird Gift Emporium, located at the corner of Capitol and Lee Streets, right across from the Lee Street Triangle.

Owned and operated by local arts maven, Naomi Bays, 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.

14993305_1007550006040465_264656979996721174_nThe All things West By God Virginia holiday tree features Old World Christmas and handmade ornaments that originate right here. 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 a package that doesn’t look like it contains something toxic.

14883673_1001506766644789_2623561060365945792_oAside from the clothing and ornamets, Oddbird Gift Emporium is loaded with cool housewares, knicknacks, cooking items, custom-made soaps and candles and more. One really cool item is a maneki neko-inspired teapot. 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 six days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from  10:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 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.