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Spotlight On Business: The Celtic Shop

“Featuring an Eclectic Selection of Irish and Scottish Goods in a Warm and Cozy Atmosphere”

The Celtic Shop is located in the Cotton Exchange located at 308 Nutt Street Downtown Wilmington.

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

The Celtic Shop in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington is a wonderful place to find gifts for loved ones who enjoy everything to do with Celtic culture and heritage.  The Celtic Shop features an eclectic selection of Irish and Scottish goods in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Since 1997 the Celtic Shop has been the premier location to find all of the greatest Celtic goods in town.  Anyone on your list who loves to proudly display their Celtic heritage or even those who just love the appeal of Celtic goods, foods, music and more will love a gift from the Celtic Shop.  
The Celtic Shop is aptly named to cover the goods housed within which are from or inspired by a variety of nationalities in North Western Europe. “A lot of people don’t realize that the term Celtic does not describe a nationality but rather a group of people from many nationalities,” says Celtic Shop owner Lauren Lambert. 
“The Irish, Scots, Welsh and even some from the Isle of Man and Brittany in France are considered Celtic.”  This leads to a large population of people sharing many cultural similarities. The Celtic Shop offers many items that all those with Celtic heritage will find instantly recognizable.  Various tartans, the familiar Irish Wedding Rings, rosaries, and a plethora of Celtic style musical selections are amassed in this wonderful shop Music is known for its
ability to transmit culture from generation to generation.  Celtic style music is especially recognizable and instantly conjures visions of the beautiful Irish, Scottish and Welsh countryside.  The Celtic Shop provides their patrons with a wondrous selection of classic and contemporary Celtic albums that you will want to play in your car, in the home, and at work. 
“The music is a major draw for many customers,” says Lambert. There is always something delightful playing in the shop and you can browse their huge selection of Holiday songs, Pub Songs, bagpipe music and more.  If you have not already fallen in love with Celtic music, you will. Celtic style Holiday Music is beautiful and warm, a must have for anyone to play in their home throughout this holiday season.  Another main attraction for many of the Celtic Shops customers would be the large selection of Celtic Jewelry that they have in stock. 
They feature beautiful Irish rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rosaries and much more.  When it comes to decorating the house the Celtic Shop can help you to surround yourself with good luck.  The Luck of the Irish is available from the Celtic Shop for you to take to your home with so many great items covered in clovers! They offer many great décor items that can display your Celtic pride inside and outside of your home. 
Display your homes address on a sign with a large clover or Irish wedding ring to make it stand out.  They have a plethora of signage perfect to display around the home or office.  Family maps, flags, and virtually anything you can imagine emblazoned with a traditional Irish blessing or saying that will provoke heartfelt thoughts and laughter.  In addition to everything else they sell in the Celtic Shop there is an abundance of great games perfect for both kids and adults.  They have traditional Irish and Scottish board games, puzzles displaying the beautiful scenery and Celtic designs, paper dolls and plenty of card games.  They even carry a large selection of Celtic books. 
They have everything from children’s books to genealogy books so be prepared to add a few more great finds to the coffee table.  Everyone has a genuine interest in their own family history and genealogy books are the way to start tracking down and pinpointing where your family name originated.
If you want to display your love for your Celtic heritage on your person then look no further than the Celtic Shop’s massive selection of awesome shirts and apparel.  You will also find a variety of great Celtic flavors at the Celtic Shop with their selection of foods and teas. 
No holiday season is complete without a shopping excursion to the Cotton Exchange and the Celtic Shop is always on the list of must stop shops!  The Cotton Exchange is one of the most wonderfully decorated historical locations in town and simply browsing the buildings will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone!  Bring your children to the Cotton Exchange on Saturdays and Sundays to see Santa.  Santa will at the Cotton Exchange checking and updating his list on every Saturday from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. up until Christmas The Celtic Shop is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington, nestled in the Cotton Exchange at 308 Nutt Street.  The Celtic Shops entrance faces the Cotton Exchange’s parking lot (free to use by Cotton Exchange customers).  The Celtic Shop is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays they are open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  If you would like to learn more about the Celtic Shop please stop in, pay them a visit and browse the shop or give them a call at (910) 763-1990. 
Lauren Lambert invites you to come immerse yourself in a wonderful offering of cultural treasures right here in our area at the Celtic Shop.