About Us

Ask anyone who has ever been to North Carolina, they will tell you, there is something very special and magical about our state. You can’t help but fall in love here. From the mountains to the coast, inspiration is found around every corner. Maybe that’s why North Carolina has so many talented artisans and crafters. It’s a wonder that nobody had opened a store dedicated to just that, artisan products made not only in the USA, but also our great state. 

That gave us an incredible idea. Heart of Carolina was born. 

In 2016, our shop opened at the historic Cotton Exchange in picturesque downtown Wilmington, NC. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, Wilmington boasts amazing scenery as well as tons of history. 

We have scoured our state in search of unique hand-crafted items, specialty spices and sauces as well as delicious North Carolina wines. We do all the leg work; you reap all the rewards. You are sure to find that perfect gift for that special someone. If you’re in town, pop on over and say hello. 

About 2% of our inventory is made in the USA. All others are from our state of North Carolina.