Candy Girl Confections: Charlotte’s one-stop shop for doughnut leggings, emoji socks and other unique gifts

Candy Girl Confections: Charlotte’s one-stop shop for doughnut leggings, emoji socks and other unique gifts
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There are some things in life I didn’t realize I couldn’t live without until they were right in front of me. Among them: my dog, my boyfriend, Google image searches for baby hippos, this cat perch, everything in Skymall Magazine and now doughnut leggings.

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Because nothing says “I live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and am on the way to the gym right now” like spandex covered in fried dough.

I found this gem of a fashion statement at Candy Girl Confections, a bright, quirky little shop on Selwyn Avenue.

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I’d always noticed Candy Girl (it’s a little hard to miss with its bright yellow facade and bubblegum pink window panes) but didn’t make my first visit until a few weeks ago after receiving one of their new Gifts Like Sugar boxes as a thank you.

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My box came personalized with my name and items that matched the most readily available information you can find about me online: I like cats. There were cat socks and a cat candy bar along with toasted coconut toffee, a chocolate-covered branded rice crispy treat and a Charlotte bubblegum mug.

I mistakenly assumed Candy Girl was just for kids and just full of candy. Turns out they have all kinds of kid-at-heart adult-friendly gifts: like the Charlotte bubblegum mug, emoji socks and a ‘DAMN GOOD COFEE’ tumbler.

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If you’re overwhelmed by the selection (and it is pretty overwhelming), you can bypass the store altogether and shop the Gifts Like Sugar boxes online.

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They have pre-packed options for guys, girls, holidays, etc. or you can work with owner Adria Roberson to create a unique customized box like the one I got. (Boxes range from $50 – $120 and the ones on the higher end include a sweatshirt.)

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Roberson, who took a dramatic detour into the whimsical world of candy gifting after a decade-long stint on Wall Street, hopes the boxes will become an easy go-to gift option that alleviate the pressure on the giver but still offer a thoughtful, personalized gift for the recipient.

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You’ll find Candy Girl Confections at 2910 Selwyn Avenue and the Gifts Like Sugar boxes in store or online here.

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