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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Believe it or not, holiday shopping doesn’t need to be a chore. Take the stress out of gift-giving and sprinkle in some fun by choosing to shop in-person or online at Downtown Raleigh retailers. 

Make it an experience, not just another errand, and take advantage of more than 70 parking areas walkable to dozens of distinctive businesses and holiday curbside pickup zones in front of your favorite stores. You can grab food or drinks at award-winning restaurants, visit surrounding attractions, and take in the sights–all while buying one-of-a-kind products when you’re out-and-about Downtown. 

And the best part is...Downtown Raleigh is made up of over 90% locally-owned stores. When you support them you’re using the power of your dollar to uplift the people that make our community so special, which is what the Season of Giving is all about. 

We encourage everyone to shop early and shop small this year, so we’ve compiled this guide to help you find the ideal gifts for the special people in your life.

If you're a Downtown Raleigh retailer and would like to be added to this gift guide, email communications@downtownraleigh.org.


ANNE'S APOTHECARY | 206 S Wilmington St.

Lip Treatment Set 

Available to purchase in-person and online

Cold weather can be tough on the lips so treat your loved one to a spa-like lip service using this set. 

 

CHANCE'S | Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street, 17 E Martin St.

Vintage Clothing & Accessories

Available to purchase in-person and online, soft-opening is Black Friday

Anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability, and vintage styles would adore a piece from Chance’s curated collection. 

 

CURATE RALEIGH | 15 W Hargett St.

Glow Girl Kit, Skincare & Body Care Box 

Available to purchase in-person 

Produced locally by VANA LLC, the Glow Girl Kit is a great all-in-one bundle for those who are looking to give the gift of relaxation and self-care.

 

DESIGNED FOR JOY | 517 W Cabarrus St.

Raleigh Acorn Ornament

Available to purchase in-person and online

The ornament can be used as a present decoration or wine bottle topper and is created in Designed For Joy’s downtown studio that provides living-wage work for women in crisis.

 

DOGWOOD COUNTRY CLUB | 301 W Cabarrus St. # 201

Raleigh Skyline Needlepoint Belt

Available to purchase in-person and online

Any dedicated local will appreciate the Raleigh Skyline belt adorned with hand-stitched, iconic landmarks from around the city.

 

HUNKY DORY | 111 Seaboard Ave # 116 

Gift Card

Available to purchase in-person

You can’t go wrong with buying your audiophile friend a gift card for beer and vinyl records.

 

J. SANDERS STUDIO FINE ART & ORIGINAL ART PRODUCTS | Artspace, 201 East Davie St., Studio 220

10" Color Catcher

Available to purchase in-person and online

Local artist J. Sanders makes hand-made, stained-glass alternatives that hang in windows and produce colorful rays of light. 

 

OAK CITY CYCLING | 707 N Person St.

Spurcycle Original Bell

Available to purchase in-person 

This bell is something any cyclist would love to own, but may not necessarily buy for themselves, which makes it a great gift. 

 

READ WITH ME CHILDREN'S BOOKS & ART | 111 E Hargett St.

Book Locket Necklace & Bracelet 

Available to purchase in-person

The locket necklace + bracelet is perfect for the bookworms on your holiday list and can open to hold a picture or small note. 

 

RED RABBIT PRINTS STUDIO | Carter Building, 22 Glenwood Ave

Fine Art Prints, Limited Editions & Originals

Available to purchase in-person and online

Bring a smile to someone’s face with a unique, colorful art piece from creative and printmaker Pete Borsay.


 

TG FLORISTRY | 130 E Morgan St.

Fresh Holiday Wreaths and Seasonal Arrangements

Available to purchase in-person and online

Treat yourself to something nice as well and purchase a fresh holiday wreath or seasonal flower arrangement to liven up your space.


 

THE BITTERY AT CRUDE BITTERS | 501 E Davie St.

Personalized Gift Sets

Available to purchase in-person and online

The Bittery’s customizable bar set is a great choice for the cocktail enthusiast, the new home bartender, or even the non-drinker.


 

THE WINE FEED | 602 Glenwood Ave.

Wine Club Membership

Available to purchase in-person and online

What better way to show the wine enthusiast in your life you're thinking about them than to have two bottles hand-selected for them each month?

 

TRÊSLIFE | Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street, 17 E Martin St.

The Wash and Go Bundle

Available to purchase in-person and online, soft-opening is Black Friday

This is TrêsLife’s #1 seller and for good reason, these products bring out the shine, volume, and definition in one’s hair. 

 

URBAN POTHOS HOUSEPLANT SHOP | 714 W Peace St.

Handmade Macrame with Decorative Pot and Plant

Available to purchase in-person 

Heading into winter, gifting plants is the best way to bring a little life into a family member's or friend’s home.

 

VIDERI CHOCOLATE FACTORY | 327 W Davie St. 

Evergreen Gift Box

Available to purchase in-person and online

If you know someone who is fond of sweets, this gift box has a little bit of everything they could want from chocolate bars to hot chocolate mix.