About

Bear Essentials of New Bern located in the Kress Building on Middle Street offers gifts and one of a kind items that you just wont find in the big chain and box stores. It is a small gift shop filled with an eclectic mix of natural and organic skin care, featuring Dr. Hauschka bath and beauty items, bamboo and organic cotton clothing, one of a kind pottery, jewelry and more. Some of the featured products include BICO jewelry from Australia, Cloud9 children’s apparel, The Republic of Tea, POZY Bears, and Tula hats.

The owners, MaryAnn and Mike Yates, retirees from Virginia, pride themselves on providing each shopper with a personal shopping experience. Whether you are looking for a special gift for a bride or baby, wedding, birthday, anniversary or just because, this is the shop for you. If you have that hard to shop for person on your gift list, Bear Essentials also offers Gift Certificates of any denomination. Massages and facials are also available featuring the Dr. Hauschka oils and lotions. Our licensed massage therapist and esthetician are available for signature services by appointment only and offer a variety of treatments to meet your needs and budget.
Our hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am to 6pm.  Come and visit for that one of a kind item for you or someone special.