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 
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
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
Gifts around $20
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.
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
Gifts to Savor
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
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
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
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.
Gifts to Delight
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.
Head Over Heels Jewelry offers these gold-filled earrings in several stone colors. View the collection online, call the store for purchasing and direct shipping, 919-929-7128. $54
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
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
Gifts to 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.
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.
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.
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 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 CarolinaCorePilates@gmail.com
Gifts For Learning
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
Gifts For Kids
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
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
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.)
Gifts To Surprise
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.
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 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 KLoovis@carolinachamber.org.