The Gift Guide

Looking for that something special? Share the spirit of the season with gift ideas from Cary Magazine partners.

1. Choco-luscious
Videri Chocolate Factory offers chocolate bars and truffles made from the bean. Check out our hot chocolate mix or holiday crushed peppermint candy; full-size bars, $6-$7.50; truffles, $3 each; box of 50 mini bars, $65.

2. Time to shine
Sexy Hair holiday gift packs will improve hair health and provide up to 10 weeks of long-lasting color, starting at $36.

3. Small luxury
Tracey Mallon necklaces are handmade and have been described as little pieces of art; stacked labradorite quartz necklace with marcasite-encased white druzy, $286.

4. Can’t decide on a scent?
Try this trio of gemstone-inspired scents in your home for an exclusive price. This set includes three chic three-ounce votive candles in Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Malachite, $70.

5. Warm up a cold evening!
Winter Cranberry Krupnikas, a cranberry and honey spiced liqueur from Brothers Vilgalys Spirits in Durham, is packed with delightful holiday flavors, $35.

6. Pick a pie
Give the gift of a mouthwatering, blue-ribbon winning, freshly baked pie, whether it’s delivered or shipped nationwide, $30-$35.

7. Movie magic
Cary Film Circle is a gift that keeps on giving. Members receive a T-shirt, exclusive perks at local merchants, ticket deals and more, starting at $25.

8. Bee good
Savor the sweet taste of summer all year long with unfiltered, small-batch honey from across North Carolina, $7.99-$20.

9. For the Wine Lover in Your Life
A vast collection of high quality decanters for optimum wine enjoyment $11.99-$134.99

10. Custom holiday wreaths
Indoor and outdoor wreaths, swags and garlands designed to order. Visit the shop for all of your holiday gifts and arrangements!

11. Winter market
Shop local this season from 50 of the finest area artisans on Sunday, Dec. 9, at The Mayton Inn from noon to 4 p.m.

12. Awesome agate
This beautiful rainbow druzy slice necklace from the Allison Conway Collection is the perfect addition to any holiday outfit, starting at $54.

13. Raise a glass
Celebrate the holidays with limited release brews, old school classics and new school originals from Bond Brothers Beer Company.

14. Bright idea
Bridgewater Candles are candles for a cause. The soy-based candles burn for up to 145 hours, diffusing a perfectly blended fragrance, and each purchase provides three meals to orphans around the world, $24.

15. Holiday scent
Thymes Simmered Cider home fragrance is a blend of freshly-pressed apple, mulled with crushed clove and cardamom, with hints of bourbon, starting at $10.

16. Pure hydration
It’s a total skin rejuvenation! One of Dr. Jeremy Pyle’s favorites, this ultra-hydrating serum quenches skin for a supple, smooth complexion, $85.

17. Add some sparkle
Open wraparound diamond fashion rings are available in various designs in rose, white and yellow gold, $400-$5,000.

18. Better brew
Larry’s slow-roasted coffee emphasizes sustainability, organic practices and farmer relationships. Try Rockin’ Holiday or For-a-Cause blends this season, $13.99-$14.99.

19. Happy hair
Give your hair beautiful salon results at home with Fusio-Dose Homelab. Only four treatments to address your primary hair concerns, $90.

20. The finer things
Using handcrafted local chocolate and coffee, Durham Distillery’s Damn Fine Liqueurs balance sweetness, richness and depth of flavor, $19.95 each.

21. Refresh and enhance
your look this holiday season with CARE Plastic Surgery’s award-winning, gold standard trio: Colorscience gloss and glow duo, $52; Botox $12 per unit; Juvederm lip filler, $595.

22. Strong showing
Italgem Steel men’s fashion collection, featuring various bracelet and necklace designs, $45-300.

23. Modern heirloom
Finex cast iron cookware is hand-crafted in the U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime guarantee; skillet and lid set, $275.

24. Bountiful basket
Spread seasonal cheer with La Farm’s most popular items: La Farm bread, Asiago-Parmesan cheese bread, hearth-baked granola, La Farm’s signature scone mix, seasonal candy, and Lionel’s favorite dark Belgian chocolate bar; $59.99.

25. Back to nature
Organic Pure Care is an Italian line promoting clean naturally derived ingredients from plants and flowers, starting at $25.

26. Perfect Pour
The custom shapes successfully deliver complex aromas, and enhance the texture, balance and flavor of your favorite beers, $29.99.

27. Made to last
You can’t go wrong with an investment in high-quality kitchen gear; American Clad stainless-steel cookware from Hammer Stahl, $39-$399.95.

28. Bake a classic
Minneapolis-based Nordicware has been baking holidays bright since 1946; Bundt pans, starting at $19.

29. Secret Family Recipe
Lovingly hand-crafted in the Triangle, these gourmet toffees from the Graves family come in a range of sizes perfect for gifting or indulging. Toffee comes in traditional pecan and coffee flavors, $2.99-$14.99.

30. Modern touch
Inspired by ancient artisan jewelry design, the Chakarr collection delivers authentic and unique statement pieces for today’s woman; grey mop earrings with mother of pearl, $78; baroque drop with fresh-water pearl, $98.

31. Deluxe details
Give your look a graphic punch with an animal print clutch; Currey Clutch in Gheperado by Ceri Hoover, left, $228; Rarity Springbok Clutch by MooMoo, right, $378; Python Evening Clutch by Vivo, $650.

32. Round and around
Handmade in Peru from recycled materials, this best-selling necklace consists of saucers wound tightly with thread on three braided strands; Beyond Threads Platillos Saucers necklace, $108.

Where to Shop

Artisan Hair
5039 Arco St., Cary
(919) 694-5755

Autumn & Avery
1157 Parkside Main St., Cary
(919) 694-5410

Bond Brothers Beer Company
202 E. Cedar St., Cary
(919) 459-2670

Brothers Vilgalys Spirits
803D Ramseur St., Durham

CARE Plastic Surgery
2001 Weston Parkway, Cary
(919) 484-4884

The Cary
122 E. Chatham St., Cary
(919) 319-4560

Chapel Hill Toffee

Diamonds Direct-Crabtree
4401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
(919) 571-2881

Durham Distillery
711 Washington St., Durham
(919) 937-2121

Garden Supply
1421 Old Apex Road, Cary
(919) 460-7747

Holistic Hair Salon
3671 SW Cary Parkway, Cary
(919) 678-3134

Kendra Scott
4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., Suite F100, Raleigh
(919) 636-7700

LaFarm Bakery
4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary
(919) 657-0657

Larry’s Coffee
1507 Gavin St., Raleigh
(919) 828-1234

Locally Made Market

4120-100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh
(919) 788-4200

Pink Magnolia
1205 Parkside Main St., Cary
(919) 518-5532
3021 Village Market Place, Morrisville
(919) 561-1769

Preston Flowers
1848 Boulderstone Way, Cary
(919) 460-4625

Skin Raleigh
2304 Wesvill Court,
Suite 310, Raleigh
(919) 871-3292

Slice Pie Company

Triangle Wine Company
Locations in Cary, Morrisville
and Southern Pines

Twisted Scizzors
950 High House Road,Suite 950, Cary
(919) 303-7775

Videri Chocolate Factory
327 W. Davie St., Raleigh
(919) 755-5053

316 Colonades Way,
Waverly Place, Cary
(919) 322-2458

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