Downtown Raleigh Holiday Gift Guide
Shop the season in Downtown Raleigh! Holiday shopping can be overwhelming. Browse this guide for one-of-a-kind products you won’t find anywhere else. From tasty treats to Raleigh remembrances, Downtown Raleigh has gifts for everyone on your list. Thank you for supporting local this holiday season.
Looking for more local gift ideas? Check out Indy Week's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide here.
Whether you're a master mixer or bartender beginner, this 4-piece stainless steel barware set is perfect for creating cocktails of quality at home. The set includes a crystal mixing glass, Hawthorne strainer, double jigger, and weighted bar spoon.
Send a piece of home to loved ones far away with Raleigh skyline items! Order mugs, magnets, ornaments, and note cards all showcasing the gorgeous Raleigh skyline. Skyline items are available in-store or online.
Check out all that Dogwood Country Club has to offer including needlepoint Raleigh hats, handmade bird feather bow ties, and golf gear for beginners or masters. Watch their IG live video above.
Get the scents of the season with Heirloom Brewshop's hand-poured candles. The candles are in hand-made ceramics that are inspired by the era of French art, which was inspired by Asian art at the time! Candles are available in-store.
Shop locally made gift items featuring catchy sayings and pop culture influences at House of Swank. Watch the video above to see more products and hear about a special discount for the holidays. Fun fact: John, the owner, and his family make the t-shirts right there in the store! Make an appointment to shop in-store or order online.
Check out high-end, American-made, raw selvage denim jeans, and more for men and women at Raleigh Denim Workshop and Curatory. Shop in-store or order online. This video is a part of DRA's live IG series.
A pair of diamond earrings would leave anyone speechless on Christmas morning. Ranging from $495 to over $37,000, Reliable Jewelry sells high-end diamond stud earrings for that special someone. They also sell beautiful necklaces, rings, and more.
Give a gift that’s not only beautiful but interactive as well! This set of 6 concrete coasters by Areaware can be arranged in different forms and the geometry encourages play! Purchase them in-store, for curbside pick-up, or get them shipped.
For the plant lover in your life, check out The Green Monkey’s Baby Fox Planter for succulents or small plants. This adorable planter measures approx. 3.25″ x 3″, and comes with a hole and plug in the bottom for drainage. See all the designs on the website.
Purchase a take-home paint kit, grab some wine from The Raleigh Wine Shop (see listing under Tasty Treats), and make a DIY Wine and Design at home. Call 919-803-3343 to purchase paint kits for curbside pick-up! You can also purchase a gift certificate to use at a later date.
Kids and Family
Spark imagination, discovery, and learning at home with playful and creative activities curated by Team Marbles, the leaders in play! Each play kit includes hands-on activities, high-quality products, and detailed instructions for many days of play. For every play kit purchased, Chase will donate a play kit to the Boys and Girls Club so all children have the opportunity to play-to-learn. Find gifts or stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Local delivery and curbside pick-up available.
Mask up with adorable face coverings for all ages from NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Check out more gifts online for curbside pick-up or shop in-store.
The ultimate gift they wouldn't buy for themselves. Both beautiful and inconspicuous, this bell works on any bike. The sound is loud and long for effective path-clearing. Made in the U.S. Buy in-store.
Handmade by a woman in Joshua Tree, this sweater jersey is perfect for cooler nights or chilly afternoons outside. The sweater fits like a motorcycle jersey and it shorter on the bottom as well as the arms. The letters are hand-sewn felt.
A gift for your friends and you! Purchase four of the same service and receive a 5th one free. A 20% savings! Buy four facials, blowouts, or massages and get a fifth one free. With deals like this, why not share some love and treat yourself while you’re at it.
As a part of DRA's live IG series, watch the new Black Friday Market talk about three our their favorite products including skincare like lotions and moisturizers. They sell a variety of items from over 30 vendors.
You can never go wrong with a gift card! Cirque de Vol gift cards can be used for fitness memberships, class passes, adult series, track-out camp, and youth programs. Purchase online.
When you purchase a Holiday Wellness Package, you have the choice of either a personal training session or a 60-minute massage, plus 3 group fitness classes (fitness, yoga, or dance). Purchase on the Current Wellness MINDBODY site or call 919-424-8084.
This mystery box offers an assortment of items including soaps, soaks, balms, lip care, stickers, skincare products, food items, notebooks — anything that doesn’t require you to try it on is game!
No more excuses when it comes to the gym! Save on a membership to Hotworx. Hotworx is offering a special $1 enrollment fee and one free fitness session. The first 20 memberships purchased will receive a free mat & towel.
Beat the New Years' resolution crowd and give the gift of a membership at the Poyner YMCA, now 50% off for the joining fee, or buy five personal training sessions and get 3 free! The membership is only valid at the Poyner YMCA. Purchase online using the code DRAGIFT to receive the discount. You can also save 10% and purchase a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Contact Joy.Pariz@YMCATriangle.org to register.
We all know someone who needs a little R&R! A hot cup of tea and local honey plus a good bath bomb and moisturizing cream are the perfect gifts for the non-stop jet setters on your list. The R&R gift basket includes Asheville Tea Company chamomile lavender tea, Moon Dance Soaps hand cream and bath bomb, and Enfield Bee Farm honey. The basket is available for purchase in-store or online.
Take relaxation to the next level with The Flourish Market’s CBD soaks designed to help melt the stress away this holiday season. Made in the USA by women in recovery and adults with special needs. Watch the video above to see three more gift ideas for your list. Purchase in-store.
Curated Crates and Personalized Gifts
Whether it is a customized Yeti, holiday group tasting or a special bottle of wine DRINK makes sure that your gifts are done YOUR way. The only thing stopping you is your imagination. DRINK offers on-site personalization, in-store shopping, and online shopping with pick-up and delivery options. See shopping options here.
Can’t make it home for the holidays? Send loved ones a part of North Carolina with an NC themed specialty food basket from the Museum of History Shop. The basket is filled with goodies all made here in the Old North State! Purchase the basket in-store. Free shipping on orders over $100.
Know your friends pretty well? Choose what goes into their Crude Bitters gift box! Select two bottles of Crude Seasonal Bitters with flavors ranging from cherry, clove, and cinnamon, toasted coconut, pineapple, and allspice, lemon, thyme, and celery, or spicy pepper blend. The Bittery at Crude Bitters offers in-store shopping and online shopping with pick-up options.
Someone on your list a wine connoisseur? Give the gift of a Sir Walt’s Wine Club membership this holiday season. Whether you’re buying as a gift or for yourself, members are guaranteed at least 20% off retail prices and tons of benefits. Explore new wines at a great discount and treat your friends to a long-lasting gift. Purchase online.
Unleashed at City Market
Delicious Dog Treats
Although not edible for humans, Unleashed at City Market sells delicious dog treats for your furry friends. Grab treats, kibble, and more this holiday season. Watch the video that is a part of DRA's IG live series.
Spread chocolaty cheer with Videri’s chocolate gift box which includes a sea salt chocolate bar, dark milk chocolate bar, classic dark chocolate peppermint bar, buttercream caramel crunch layered candy bar, and an 8-piece jingle bell caramel box (apple cider, honey, gingerbread, orange juniper, butterscotch, salted, grapefruit clove, rosemary caramels). Free shipping on online orders over $50 or shop in-store and visit the holiday nook built with funds from DRA’s Duke Energy Storefront Revitalization Grant.