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Carrboro Cheer (2020)

Spread cheer, support local businesses, and finish all your holiday shopping with the Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide!


Learn more about Carrboro Cheer, an annual initiative of the Carrboro Business Alliance; check-out the Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide from 2020, which showcased more than 60 curated, uniquely Carrboro gift ideas; and contact CBA staff support, Katie Loovis, for more information and 2021 sponsorship opportunities!

Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide (2020)

Uniquely Carrboro

Carrboro Coffee Roasters Holiday Coffee

Carrboro Coffee Roasters offers a unique seasonal coffee blend from two distinct Nicaraguan coffees with flavors of ripe red fruits, baking spice, and molasses sweetness. Order online for direct shipping. $12

Carrburritos Chipotle Salsa

Carrburritos Taquiera makes it possible to gift their signature fresh Mex flavor by offering jars of their scratch-made chipotle salsa. Order online for curbside pick-up. $8

Craftboro Brewing Depot Growler

Craftboro Brewing Depot makes holiday gift-giving a cinch with their branded refillable growler. View their seasonal brews and order online for curbside pick-up. Glass deposits, $5. Fills $9-$16.50

Main Street, Carrboro by Steven Ray Miller

Steven Ray Miller makes his iconic print depicting the beloved historic mill town available in framed and print-only options. Order online for direct shipping or local pick-up. $50/$150

Carrboro Bottle Opener


This + That Gift Gallery features these fun bottle openers made by the husband and wife duo of Sweet Art Attack! View the collection on Facebook, shop in-store or call to order. ~$20+

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One-Click Wonders

Gift Comfort & Spark Joy

Sofia's Boutique is transforming into a winter wonderland of gift-giving this holiday season. Each day they feature a unique gift of deliciously soft and joyful items beautifully arranged in a handmade basket. Follow Sofia's on social media for updates on this special collection available online and in-store. Prices vary.

The Camp Box

Carrboro Coffee Roasters premiers their new specialty instant coffee by Finca El Barrancon in this holiday gift pack for the "grab and go" coffee drinker in your life. Set comes with the Carrboro Coffee enamel camping mug in their stylized CCR gift box ready for gift-giving. Order online and ship directly. $30

5 Fragrance Gift Pack

The Fragrance Shop will introduce your special someone to fragrance the way it was meant to be with this five-sample fragrance gift pack that comes with a $30 coupon towards the next purchase. This offer is available only online along with free shipping and returns. $30

BOCO Fleet Feet Face Mask

Fleet Feet Carrboro lets you lace up safely this holiday season with their branded BOCO face mask made specifically for those with active lifestyles. Shop gift-ready items online and in-store. $12

Honeysuckle Cafe Teas

Honeysuckle Cafe presents their cherished, signature teas made with fresh flowers and herbs directly from their farm. Direct shipping and local pick-up available. From $14.95

Hex Ladybird Earrings

Thirteen West Boutique offers these exquisitely-crafted brass earrings by Wildroots Creative in 4 different bead colors. In-store and online with direct shipping. $24

Sky Heart Pendant

The James Carter Gallery offers this stunning heart pendant constructed from sterling silver and cloisonné enamel. This item and other exquisite pieces available for purchase online. $300

Bikes are Here!

The Clean Machine offers in-stock children's bikes and gear for all sizes and ages. One click to ship or pick-up! Prices vary


Buy Your Tree from Johnny's

Johnny's Gone Fishing is excited to offer early  purchasing online, including a 10% discount and a private tree-picking experience. Warm up with a free hot chocolate while you browse!

Playful Holiday Gnome

WomanCraft Gifts features this locally-crafted holiday gnome that will bring a smile to anyone's face as he peers down from his perch. Available online and in-store. $40

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Gifts around $15

Game-Changing Candles

Weaver Street Market features an assortment of beautifully crafted candles and gifts from black-owned businesses. Shop Bright Black Candle Company and Precious Cargo in-store and online for curbside pick-up. $15-$25

Ayurvedic Mini Soaps

My Muses Card Shop & Gifts features these beautifully fragrant, handmade Ayurvedic mini soaps wrapped in up-cycled fabrics. View their curated collection of gifts and cards on social media and shop in-store or call to order. ~$20

Bag of Cajamarca Coffee

Gray Squirrel Coffee Company offers 8 oz. bags of their special Peru Norte Cajamarca coffee which delivers a sweet smokiness with a pleasant baker’s chocolate finish. Order online for local pick-up. $10.50

3 Fragrance Special

The Fragrance Shop offers this holiday sampling including two fragrances of your choice and a $15 coupon towards the next purchase of any fragrance, bath, or body product. Online purchase only with free direct shipping. $15

Craft Beer Pint Glass

Cheers to Beers!

Here's to a perfect gift for any brew lover that will have them thanking you with every sip. Take a look at all the local Carrboro breweries have to offer -  available online for pick-up and local delivery.

Steel String Brewing Co. Pint Glass $5

Craftboro Brewing Depot Craftbrews $11+

Vecino Brewing Company Gift Card $15+


Hand-Crocheted Snowflakes


WomanCraft Gifts showcases these delicate, hand-woven snowflakes by artisan Allison Dodd. Available online and in-store. $8

2021 Desk Calendar of North Carolina Seasons

The North Carolina Crafts Gallery features pottery and gifts handcrafted exclusively by North Carolina artists. View calendars on Facebook and many other gifts under $30. Shop in-store.

Crystal Moon Necklace Kit


Firefly Jewelry offers these craft-it-yourself jewelry kits with a variety bead and charms to choose from. Available at online and in-store with shipping. $22

Where's the Bear? A wonderful first boardgame

Ali Cat Toys found this sweet little game for you and your little that turns a child's favorite activities into a hiding and finding game. Available online and in-store with gift-wrap options. $17.99


KidzLabs Kitchen Science Kit


Ali Cat Toys features gifts that spark parent and child adventures! Light up a light bulb with a fork and tomato? Launch a rocket with baking soda and vinegar? (clean-up not included!) Available online and in-store with gift-wrap options. $14.99

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Gifts to Savor

Festbier Pale Lager


Vecino Brewing Company presents a seasonal brew that is malty with a light floral hop character and crisp and dry to finish boasting 5.5% ABV. 32 oz. cans available online for pick-up and local delivery. $13

Wisdom in the Trees Berliner & Dad Fuel Pale Lager

Steel String Brewing Company offers two brews that are the perfect remedy for anyone needing a break from the rigamarole and tomfoolery. Available online for pick-up and local delivery on Fridays. $10-$11

Warp and Weft Barleywine


Craftboro Brewing Depot presents a signature craftbrew for the holidays with 9.5% ABV and a big-bodied succulent sweetness and massive hop character. Available online and in-store. $16

Artisinal, Gluten-Free, & Plant-Based Offerings

The Glasshalfull Mercantile Shop offers their signature ingredients from their contemporary American restaurant menu. Select a bag of their GF/vegan brownie mix, a jar of Darbo’s Wild Lingonberry Sauce, or smokey wedge of Boxcarr Redbud hard cheeseOrder online for curbside pick-up. $9+

Inscription Pinot Noir


Weaver Street Market features a consciously-curated selection of wines including this favorite of the Willamette Valley. Rich and well-built with notes of red berries, earthy oak, and vanilla, this vino can age up to six years. Shop online for curbside pick-up. $16.99


Molasses Ginger Cookies & Almond Flour Blondies

Neal's Deli is a hometown favorite celebrated across the country for full-flavored, scratch-made food from local ingredients. Complete your holiday basket with a few of their individually wrapped sweet treats. Order online for curbside pick-up. $1.80-$3.05/item


Best Restaurants in Carrboro

Gift Cards to Favorite Carrboro Restaurants

Acme Food & Beverage Company, Glasshalfull, Neal's Deli, Carrburritos, Coronato Pizza, 401 Main, Vecino Brewing Company, Subway, and Carrboro United offer gift cards online so you can share the love of good food with great people this holiday season.

2, 3, 4 Bottles of Expertly Selected Vino

Glasshalfull's renowned wine experts offer their services and inventory online to curate a selection ready for wine-savoring pleasure. Shop in-store and online for curbside pick-up. $35, $50, $65


Farm-Fresh Ice Cream for all that Holiday Pie!

Weaver Street Market makes it easy to pick-up a few delicious pints to top those sweet holiday treats. No holiday dessert is complete without ice cream! $4.99


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Gifts to Delight

Full Set of All-Weather Tires


Chapel Hill Tire makes it easy to find the perfect set for your car with their online Tire Shopping Tool. All prices are backed by their 10% guarantee. Check their website for service specials and to purchase online. Prices vary.


Commission One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

Ring's True offers custom jewelry design with master artisan and jewelry craftsman Karl Linger. Schedule a private appointment to celebrate that special sweetie this holiday. Complete portfolio of work and appointment information available online.

10-Wash Punch Card


Carolina Car Wash makes it easy to keep cars shining bright with punch cards & memberships. Choose the Works Wash option for that extra level of detail & freshness. Shop online and on-site. $103-$194


Gorgeous Dane Color Block Sweater

Thirteen West Boutique makes it easy to give beautiful clothing that fits and flatters. This neutral take on color-blocking is soft and minimally oversized. Available online and in-store. $64

Cozy Home Decor

Bright & Beautiful Home Decor

Sofia's, Thirteen West, and NC Crafts Gallery offer gifts of soft textures, warm candles, and thoughtful touches for the home sweet home.

Barefoot Dreams Collection


Sofia's Boutique invites you to share the buttery warmth of these beautiful pieces with someone you love this holiday season. Shop the entire collection online and in-store. $99-$145

Calming Bead & Crystal Bracelet

Firefly Jewelry presents this hand-made bracelet comprised of fragrant sandalwood and amazonite beads and soothing sandalwood oil. Available online and in-store. $30

Handcrafted Cedar Windcharmer

Graham Family Farm uses timber milled from their heirloom farm to create this aromatic amusement for the eyes. Available at the Carrboro Farmers' Market and online. $17.50

Bicycle Gift-Wrapped in Christmas Lights

A Perfect Bike & the Right Gear

The Clean Machine, Back Alley Bikes, and PARcycles experts guide you through the outfitting process so your special someone can conquer trails with confidence. Contact the pros today and shop their inventory online.

Vinyl Records for the Vintage Soul

All Day Records is a treasury of delight for your disk-spinner. Pick one from the good old days or grab one from the list of staff favorites. Available online and in-store. $5+

Go Thrift Gifting at CommunityWorx Thrift Shop

CommunityWorx is a non-profit with a 70-year-mission centered on building a stronger, equitable local community. Safely browse the many affordable gift options, like large toys, home décor, and books, at the CommunityWorx Thrift Shop. Shop in-store with this holiday coupon, or through their newly launched online boutique!

Get Growing!


Fifth Season Gardening Company takes the mystery out of gardening with their seasoned experts ready to assist you online and in-store. Gift the magic of a hydroponic indoor garden and delight of making your own kombucha tea. Order online with curb-side pick-up available. Prices vary.

Custom Woodworking & Craftmanship

Fitch Lumber Company is the place to go for creative, custom wood work like this cedar outdoor table and black walnut cutting boards. Give the gift of local craftsmanship. Learn more and call the Fitch team to discuss your vision and fair pricing. 919-942-3153



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Gifts to Experience

The Gift of Happiness, Sundays at 10:30am

Kosala Meditation Center makes it possible to experience the peace and tranquility of this ancient practice through their weekly guided meditation live online. $8/class or $30/month for membership.

Livestream a Concert


Cat's Cradle is bringing the best of live shows right to your living room via livestream - and you're guaranteed the best seats in the house! Tickets available online. $10-$30

Sip Kava and Chill


Krave Tea House & Bar offers an alternative to the bar scene serving indigenous roots and teas in an ultra chill setting. Try their signature Krush drink made with kava and kratom plants - an earthy taste with a relaxing experience. $13

Customized Shoe-Buying Experience

Fleet Feet - Carrboro offers their revolutionary Fleet Feet fit id® Outfitting Process with private in-store shopping appointments. Purchase a gift card and schedule online to give someone a shoe-wearing transformation.


3 Private Salt Soak Sessions


Arete Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio is the only studio in the area to offer a premium float tank and infrared sauna experience. Soaks speed muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, and release the mind. Gift deep relaxation and rejuvenation with their introductory float package available online. $150


The Gift of Modern Travel with Safe Accommodations

The Hampton Inn & Suites on Main Street in downtown Carrboro is at the center of it all. Enjoy contactless check-in and get ready for a memorable stay full of flavor, delight, and adventure. Be sure to join Hilton Honors and get rewarded for your travel experience.

1-Day Class: Introduction to Jewelry Making

James Carter Studio offers the unforgettable experience of learning from their own world-renowned goldsmith, designer, and artist in this day-long workshop. Registration available online. $125


Private Cooking Lesson & Meal for Two

C'est si Bon Cooking School presents this three-hour private cooking session for two with an accompanying 3-course seasonal menus just for you and your culinary partner. Inquire here to create a memory for a lifetime. $375


5 Pilates Sessions Introductory Package

Carolina Core Pilates provides individually tailored instruction to promote optimal, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Package includes three private sessions & two small group classes. Purchase and schedule online. $250


Personalized Private Yoga Instruction

At Yoga Shala-Carrboro owner Lindsay Bahn applies years of experience with the body to her teaching to bring her clients to higher levels of focus and understanding. Inquire & learn more. $75-$125/session

Mindful Movement of the Body & Spirit

Carrboro Yoga Company offers gift cards and class passes to gift to your lucky yogi. All classes are kept small and fully-masked. Purchase and schedule completely online. Single class $20, 5-class pass $85


The Total Beauty Experience

Wax Poetic is a local, woman-owned day spa that offers beauty services as well as reiki, acupuncture, and other East Asian treatments. Purchase and schedule completely online.

Three 1-Hour Massages

Carrboro Massage Therapy offers a holistic approach to wellness through their deep-tissue and therapeutic massage packages. Purchase and schedule completely online. $250


Therapeutic Spa & Massage

Tejase Healing Arts treats the body, mind, and spirit to an other-worldly experience with holistic skin therapy, beauty services, & reiki. Purchase and schedule completely online.

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For questions, contact CBA staff support, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or