About Us

About The Store

Meraki Handmade is a local gift shop in Downtown Greensboro, showcasing gifts from many local artisans and makers. With a bar and lounge area available (and free wifi), you're invited to try a local NC craft beer, glass of wine, coffee from local Smell Cat Coffee Roasters, or local tea from Vida Pour Tea while you shop and browse.  Shop and relax in the heart of Downtown Greensboro's shopping district on Elm Street.

The handmade local gifts and arts you can expect to find at Meraki Handmade may change from time-to-time but will usually include handmade jewelry, candles, natural apothecary, NC and Greensboro t-shirts, greeting cards and illustrations, handbags, pottery, home decor, and more!

Meraki Handmade is not only a gift shop and bar, but an event space, too! We hosts a variety of events throughout each month - workshops, classes, trunk shows, drink specials, and live music. Every first Friday of each month, we enjoy celebrating Downtown Greensboro's First Friday event, where we have drink specials and live music, featuring local musicians. Check out our upcoming events in our "Events" tab and sign-up to participate in our events classes and workshops to create your own art piece, plant terrarium & more!

What does "Meraki" mean?

Meraki [may-rah-kee] is a Greek word meaning, "the soul, creativity, or love put into your work."

 Meraki Handmade is about giving you something special, handmade with soul and love. Because we are artists, too, we strive to provide a warm and inviting home for other artists and makers to showcase and sell their wonderful art.