A unique OBX store with a lot of heART, yarn & gifts!


Looking for an authentic Outer Banks shopping experience?

Well, welcome to my shop!

“I am a mother, wife, photographer, mixed media artist, gallery owner, a Carolina girl (I love my Tar Heels,) and I am proud to have been born and raised on Hatteras Island, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  I opened the shop in 2005 with my photography, bead jewelry, and art from local friends.  Eleven years later, we are a hybrid gift and handmade craft shop, gallery, and LYS (local yarn shop.)  My goal is to make beautiful, mostly handmade gifts, art, and craft supplies, available and affordable for everyone to have something inspirational in their life. My husband and I own the sweet 1950’s original Hatteras home that showcases what we have to offer.  I hope to share some of that with you on this site.” – Jenn Johnson

Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts and Yarn gives you a truly unique Outer Banks shopping experience, featuring American artists including numerous Outer Banks artists. Our beach inspired creations make perfect souvenirs from your Outer Banks vacation.

The biggest compliment we receive is that we “are much bigger on the inside than we look on the outside.”  We currently only have about 5% of our overall inventory online.  We’d love to have it all listed here, but we are a small family business, and make spending quality time with the people we love a priority.  If you can’t find what you are looking for on this site, please do not hesitate to call or email us (see links in menu above.)

Filled with local art and crafts by owner artist Jenn Johnson, including Seaside Memory Lockets, photography and art individually reproduced onto tempered glass cutting boards, switchplate covers, coasters, cards, prints, magnets, and lots and lots of Jenn’s mixed media jewelry.  Local Outer Banks, NC and USA artists round out our collection.

We also feature Noro, Debbie Bliss, Juniper Moon, Knitting Fever, Euro Yarns, Cascade Yarns and Darn Good Yarn; (fair trade) yarn and ribbons for jewelry making, knitting and crochet.

Great gifts for weddings, family, holidays, hostesses, pet sitters, and affordable memory keepsakes from your Cape Hatteras vacation.