The Holidays are here! And although agenda’s are changing by the minute, one thing is for certain.. Turkey Day is right around the corner and Santa Claus is still coming to town! Your gatherings may look a little different this year whether you’re planning on FaceTiming your loved ones for dinner or standing up to the elephant in the room and saying “screw it” it’s time to enjoy some much needed time with loved ones. What we can do though is continue to support our local businesses and spread some holiday cheer with local gifts and treats from around town. Check out my top 10 local gift guide that I personally LOVE and will be supporting this year.
Local Gifts, Treats and Services
Malama Cafe- Malama Cafe is a new Coffee shop located in Carolina Beach! Their robust coffees and adventurous food menu make for the perfect date morning. If you're not one to get to Carolina Beach often, this is an absolute must stop when visiting. Their new winter holiday menu just dropped and it is fantastic! Grab your coffee lover a gift card or one of their various gift baskets.
Crabby Chic- A total coastal shop that just has you feeling fresh and airy. Their store is a combination of local art, home goods, apparel, jewelry and more. Whether you're looking to find the perfect gift or just something to spruce up your space they've got it and probably something you didn't know you needed, too!
Bluemoon Gift Shop- No wonder they have been voted best gift shop year after year. With over 100 artisans, the space is filled with goodies from home accessories, furniture, art, pottery, glass, jewelry, baby gifts, decor, photography, fudge and more! If you're not sure what to get from someone, stop by here and just take a gander, I'm sure you'll find just the thing!
Veggie Wagon- If you're looking for some local love, look no further. The Veggie Wagon is a local produce shop but they don't just stop there! Everything is locally sourced from their produce to baked goods to sauces, oils, jams, beers and more! Stop by the Veg Wag to make up the cutest NC inspired goodie basket!
End Of Days Distillery- Alright so we all have that one person in the group who constantly is stealing the booze basket in the while elephant gift exchange, might as well make it some local booze and keep it interesting! Vodka, Gin and Rum are their specialties. Check them out for weekly live music, food trucks and pop-up stores!
Island Passage Elixir- A trendy, downtown boutique featuring a range of styles for all my boss babes. Boho, chic, lounge, you name it they've got it! This is my go to when thinking date nights, special events or just a photo-sesh around town.
The Plant Outpost- You've probably never realized you needed a cactus more than after you've visited the outpost and explored their human sized species and other varieties. With greenery being one of the biggest trends within the home right now, check out all they have to offer for your green thumb friends. And even if theres no green thumbs in the family- they still have some cools stuff for the ones who kill everything, too!
Head To Toe Day Spa- Listen, everyone loves a good massage but most people don't prioritize them enough into their own lives. A massage gift card is the perfect gift for those hard workers in your life who just need a second to chill. They do single services or full packages for a great meaningful gift.
The Grazing Tray- Charcuteries... to go! These stunning boards make the perfect gift or party platter for any gathering. Don't know what to bring to the party? Let the pro's handle it. These babies are practically a work of art on a tray.
Carolina Surf Brand- A lifestyle company with super comfortable, quality apparel and known for unforgettable events like the Carolina Surf Film Festival. Their clothes come in a variety of styles and sizes and are an absolute must when lounging around or heading to the beach. Seriously, these are my favorite sweatshirts ever and of course have them in every color.