To brighten someone’s day, to celebrate a promotion, or to hasten the healing of a sick friend or relative. There are countless reasons that we give gifts to the folks we care about.
Thanks to one local shop, The Handmade Market, there is always a place in Fayetteville to find something unique to give to the special people in our lives, and we couldn’t be happier to announce that they are the newest sponsor of the Fayetteville Flyer.
The Handmade Market is owned by Mim Wynne, who opened her shop in Elkins in 1996. She moved to the square in 2002 before settling into her current location almost six years ago at 1504 N. College Ave., inside Evelyn Hills Shopping Center.
Mim travels to New York a handful of times each year, where she hand-selects “well designed goods that are produced in an environmentally responsible way with first priority given to American genius.”
Quality, Mim says, is paramount in all the products the store sells. “I look for things that are well made, that are made to last forever,” she said.
Mim has also described her inventory as “the foods you want to eat, and the gifts you want to keep,” which seems like an apt description to us. One side of the store is filled with gourmet food items you aren’t likely to find anywhere else in Fayetteville. Sweet strawberry lemon balsamic vinegar, and Caribbean banana caramel sauce, along with gourmet, hard-to-find chocolates complement savory hand-made pastas, tapenades, and dipping sauces.
In addition to the food items, the store is also loaded with unique handbags, tea towels, handmade Kantha throw blankets, luxurious lotions and soaps.
Mim and her assistant Kayla Milner are also experts at helping their customers to find the perfect gift, and can even create a gift basket for any individual, for any occasion.
We hope you guys will help us welcome Mim, Kayla, and the rest of the folks at The Handmade Market to the Flyer family by visiting the shop next time you need a great gift for someone dear to you, or when you feel like treating yourself to something special.
As always, thanks to each of you who support the local places that support what we’re doing here at the Flyer. It’s folks like you and these awesome businesses that keep the Flyer flying.