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Carrboro Cheer

Spread Cheer and Buy Local During the Holidays 


Carrboro Cheer is an annual #BuyLocal initiative coordinated by the Carrboro Business Alliance to spread #CarrboroCheer and support local #Carrboro businesses during the holiday season.

Stay tuned for Carrboro Cheer 2022 details and please direct any questions to CBA staff support, Katie Loovis.

Carrboro Cheer 2021 was presented by Carr Mill Mall with support from Visit Carrboro. Scroll down for the Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide from 2021, which showcased more than 70 curated local Carrboro gift ideas.

#CarrboroCheer Gift Guide [2021]

Uniquely Carrboro

Carrburritos Chipotle Salsa

Carrburritos Taqueria makes it possible to gift their signature fresh Mex flavor with jars of their scratch-made chipotle salsa. Order online for curbside pick-up or pick up at Carrburritos on Rosemary Street. $5

Carrboro Coffee Roasters Winter Solstice Blend

Carrboro Coffee Roasters offers a unique seasonal coffee blend, featuring three distinct coffees from their Farmer Direct Relationship Program, with flavors of sweet red fruits, silky caramel, and a baking spice finish. Order Online for direct shipping. $12

A(d)vant Garde Winter Ale

Craftboro's A(d)vant Garde Winter Ale is a festive holiday Porter, warming with aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and orange zest, a deep malt character that evokes holidays past and present. Enjoy the winter ale while you are sorting out the holiday at Craftboro. Only available to enjoy at the brewery. $6.75/pint

Distinctively Carrboro Gifts

This + That Gift Gallery features a variety of distinctively Carrboro gifts. View the collection.

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

Gifts for Under the Tree and in the Stockings

This + That Gift Gallery offers an eclectic mix to stack under the tree and fill those stockings with cheer! Candles, jewelry, cards, pottery and more.

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One-Click Wonders

Weaver Street Market's Holiday Stollen

Handcrafted in Weaver Street Market's bakery, an age-old German tradition born when sugar was rare and expensive. Authentically made with highest quality local flour, dried fruit, nuts and warm notes of citrus. Choose from traditional and a special NEW rendition with bourbon-spiked driwd cranberries and pecans. In-store and online shopping for curbside pick-up starting Dec. 1 $12-$29

Give Comfort and Joy!

Sofia's Boutique is a Winter Wonderland of gift giving! Each day will feature a special gift basket of delightful items like this eye-catching bamboo cloth drawstring tote. Follow Sofia's on social media for updates. Gifts are available online and in-store. Prices vary.

Crystal Moon Necklace Kit


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

Thirteen West St. Croix Earrings

Thirteen West's St. Croix Earrings are organic raw chrysocolla nuggets in varying shades of blue, teal and black tones on brass ear wires. Stones measure around 1/2". Jewelry is designed and created by a women-owned business. In-store and online with direct shipping $28

Playful Holiday Gnome

WomanCraft Gifts features a selection of locally-crafted holiday gnomes. Guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Available online and in-store. $35

Honeysuckle Tea Gift Box

Honeysuckle Tea House's gift box holds a curated collection of three loose leaf tea blends (2 oz each) made with fresh flowers and herbs directly from their farm. Direct shipping and local pick-up are available. $35.95

Skin Care From Nature

Hidden Forest Naturals helps you uncover your skin's radiant balance with a blend of fresh orange, Immortelle, and Bulgarian rose water. Experience the most luxurious toner to ever grace your face. Normal to combination skin. pH 5.5. Available online with a gift wrapping option. $19

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

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Gifts around $20

Craftboro Brewing Depot Growler

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

Game-Changing Candles

Weaver Street Market features an assortment of beautifully crafted candles and gifts from BIPOC Game Changer businesses. Shop Bright Black Candles, Precious Cargo Candles, and Skylight Candles, in-store and online for curbside pick-up. $15-$25

Cute Cotton Kitchen Towels

NC Crafts Gallery's High Fiber towels come from a NC husband & wife team. Made of natural fibers and environmentally thoughtful practices and products. 28" x 29" $14/each

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.

Steel String Brewing Co. Pint Glass $6

Dingo Dog Brewing Company 4-pack cans $12+

Craftboro Brewing Depot Craftbrews $11+

Vecino Brewing Company Gift Card $15+


Carrboro Farmers Market Tote Bag

The Carrboro Farmers' Market has canvas tote bags with this year's special design - perfect for all your farmer’s market finds and more! Shop in-store. $15

The Amethyst Intuition Crystal Bath Soak

Hidden Forest's  Amethyst Intuition Crystal Bath Soak - Uncork. Inhale the good vibes from the celestine soak. Pour crystal magic into the bath. Relax every muscle of your body. Be Weightless. Float in the Amethyst Vibration of Intuition. 4 oz. $19.98

Hand-Crocheted Snowflakes

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

Tree of Life Bowls by Walton Pots

North Carolina Crafts Gallery offers your choice of intricate 3" round bowls with a winter tree motif. Boxed with the artist card. In-store shopping and direct shipping. $12

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. Around $20

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Gifts to Savor

Neal's Nuts

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 pound or half pound of their sweet and salty party mix of cashews, almonds, and pecans. Order online for curbside pick-up. $11.55/half lb, $23.05/one lb

The Holiday Gift Box

Carrboro Coffee Roasters features their unique Winter Solstice Blend, along with two CCR ceramic Diner Mugs to share the brew with a friend. Perfect for the coffee lover in your life, arrives in stylized CCR box, ready for giving. Order Online and ship directly. $32

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 flavor, a relaxing experience. $13-$15

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, and Subway 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


Classic Suite C House Blend

Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. offers 1, 2 or 5 lb bags of their Suite C House Blend. Named for the location of their first roastery, Suite C features a smooth, silky body with a clean finish, and harmonious notes of ripe plum, raspberry and baking chocolate. Order online for direct shipping or shop in-store. $18-$85

Funky in a Good Way - Enjoy No Quarter Coffee Stout, Shiver and Say Hazy IPA

Steel String Brewing Co. offers three 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. $12-$14

Festbier 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

Little Waves Coffee Amor Prohibido


Weaver Street's medium roast coffee inspired by Selena Quintanilla's song. Sweet floral aromatics, juicy body and dark chocolate finish. Colombia, Mexico, Peru. Shop in-store or online for curbside pick-up. $15

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Gifts to Delight

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.

Asiago Cheese Straws 1 lb Gift Box

Bursting with asiago flavor, buttery toasted strips of savory pastry are spiced with paprika and cayenne, and handcrafted by Weaver Street's bread bakery. Perfect for holiday house warming. In-store or online for curbside pick-up.

The Gillian Wrap Sweater

Thirteen West Boutique's Gillian wrap sweater is a twist on your favorite classic. Crosses over for an adjustable fit. The sweater features a V-neckline and is available in charcoal. Available online and in-store. $64

Turquoise + Leather Bracelet

This beautiful bracelet was designed and made by Melanie, owner of Firefly Carrboro and artist behind MellyJAX Handmade. The bracelet is made of real turquoise + brass beads, as well as natural leather. It is an adjustable bracelet that will fit wrist sizes from as small as 6.5" up to 8". Available online and in-store with direct shipping. $90

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

3 Fragrance Special - Two-Pack Special Offer

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

Wicks for Wags Candles

North Carolina Crafts Gallery loves animals and candles! Yummy-smelling, vegan, eco-friendly candles with wax made from American soy bean farms. Proceeds support Animal Rights Cause. Buy in-store with direct shipping. $15/each

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. 21" long. $18

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Gifts to Experience

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

Art Class taught by a Professional Artist

The ArtsCenter is offering Wheel-Throwing Class, a perfect holiday gift for your favorite budding artist. Register online. $205

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.

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.


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


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.

The Total Beauty Experience

Wax Poetic is a local, woman-owned day spa that offers traditional beauty services including laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation. Great selection of organic skin care products, locally made body butters, candles, and jewelry. Purchase and schedule completely online. Prices vary.

Buy Your Tree from Present Day on Main

Present Day on Main (formerly Johnny's) is excited to offer early purchasing online, including private tree-picking from their Christmas Tree maze. Get 15% of your purchase price toward a store credit for a coffee date, work time at the shop, or a hot drink to go! Tell them the CBA sent you and they'll add a tab for you.

New Student Intro Offer

Carrboro Yoga Company will help bring you balance. Your trial includes one class per day for 21 days, starting with your day of purchase. Personalized recommendations will help you connect with the yoga that suits you best. Great holiday gift for yourself or someone special. $60

Carolina Core Pilates Gift Cards

Carolina Core Pilates offers small-group classes and individually tailored instruction to promote optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They strive to help our community achieve stronger, more connected, empowered bodies and minds. Call 919-942-1414 or email


Personalized Private Yoga Instruction

At Yoga Shala-Carrboro, owner Lyndsay Bahn applies years of experience with the body to help her clients reach higher levels of focus and understanding. Inquire and learn more. $150-$200/session

$10-$15 off Gift Cards

Intrinsic Touch Massage gift certificates are wonderful "green" gifts for any occasion. Everyone on your list will benefit from a massage by Virginia Sprague. Call (919) 619-0323 or email $10 off 30-60 minutes massage, $15 off 75-90 minutes.

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Gifts For Learning

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


Women's Empowerment DIY Workshop Gift Certificate

Hope Renovations inspires hope in women and older adults for a joyful and fulfilling future. This gift certificate is redeemable for 1 DIY Workshop Series in 2022. Please email Janel Burns ( for invoice to be sent. $150

One Month Tuition

Kumon of Carrboro is an after-school math and reading program that helps students master math & reading. A gift coupon is good for one-month tuition. Direct shipping. $150

Millennials' Guide to Workplace Politics

The “Millennials’ Guide to Workplace Politics”, written by local author, Dr. Mira Brancu of Brancu & Associates, is part of the Millennials Guide book series. This book is great for ANY generation who missed out on the critical mentorship of navigating complex sticky work politics. It can be purchased online through Fly Leaf Books for pick-up or delivery. $17.99

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.

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.

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Gifts For Kids

Where's the Bear?

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 Magic Kit

Ali-Cat Toys' KidzLabs Magic Kit is a great gift for the imaginative child in your life. They will amaze friends and family with 12 different magic tricks! Includes everything they need to get started in the world of magic: wand, playing cards, rope, instructions and more. $12.99

Be Here Now Improv: For Teens! (In-Person)

The ArtsCenter's improv class for teens uses basic improv games and exercises to tap into their most spontaneous, imaginative and creative selves. Sign up now - class is Dec 4. $90

United Hearts of America Jigsaw Puzzle

Steven Ray Miller has signed ONE PIECE in one of the first fifty 150-piece puzzles. His version of the Golden Ticket. Whoever finds the signed piece will win the next five puzzles! $20.00 per puzzle plus $7.95 shipping to each address (no matter how many puzzles.)

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

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Gifts To Surprise

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

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 or through their online boutique!

A Holiday Gift For You! Free Pick Up & Delivery

Chapel Hill Tire makes it easy to get your car serviced this holiday season. Free Pick Up & Delivery. That’s right. Chapel Hill Tire will pick up your car, complete the service, return it to you, and take your payment by text. Select the Free Pick Up & Delivery Appointment type on our online appointment scheduler – then go enjoy all that time you just saved.

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+

Three 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


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

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The Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide is just a taste of all the wonderful gifts and experiences to be found and had in Carrboro. Learn more about local enterprises in Carrboro on the Town's Economic Development page, where you can access a list of BIPOC-owned or managed businesses, and browse the Visit Carrboro platform to plan a day or extended uniquely Carrboro shopping experience.


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