Spread Cheer and Buy Local this Holiday Season
Carrboro Cheer: Carrboro Cheer is an annual #BuyLocal initiative coordinated by the Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA). The purpose is to spread #CarrboroCheer and support local #Carrboro businesses during the holiday season with a #BuyLocal kickoff on Small Business Saturday.
Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide: Each year, the CBA curates the Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide, which showcases more than 50 local Carrboro gift ideas. Scroll down for the Carrboro Cheer 2022 Gift Guide.
Carrboro Cheer Swag Bag: Each year, the CBA distributes Carrboro Cheer Swag Bags, which are loaded with local goodies and distributed at a #BuyLocal booth at the Carrboro Farmers' Market on Small Business Saturday. The 2022 Swag Bag was provided by Weaver Street Market, printed by The Merch, and featured gifts from local enterprises including the Carrboro Farmers' Market, Carrburritos, Carrboro Coffee Roasters, CommunityWorx, and Neal's Deli.
Carrboro Cheer 2022: Carrboro Cheer 2022 was presented by Carr Mill Mall and Weaver Street Market with support from the Town of Carrboro and Piedmont Health. Read the Small Business Saturday and Carrboro Cheer 2022 announcement.
#CarrboroCheer Gift Guide
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 brings people and food together over scratch-made, locally sourced biscuits, grits, and Deli favorites. 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
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 or our newer version with bourbon-spiked dried cranberries and pecans. Shop in-store and online for curbside pick-up starting Dec. 1 $13-$20
Gift Cards to Favorite Carrboro Restaurants
Acme Food & Beverage Company, B Side Lounge, Glasshalfull, Grata Cafe, Neal's Deli, Carrburritos, Coronato Pizza, 401 Main, IZA Whiskey & Eats, Subway, Tandem, Thai Station, Vecino Brewing Company, Venable, offer gift cards online so you can share the love of good food with great people this holiday season.
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
Take a break from your holiday meal preparation with a trip to Carrburritos Taqueria, a Carrboro staple located in downtown. Choose from burritos, chips and guacamole, quesadillas, and much more! If you are looking to spreading local love, give the gift of delicious, local food with a gift card. Buy online or in-store.
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
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
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.
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
Wax Poetic is a local, woman-owned day spa that offers traditional beauty services including laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, micro-blading, and lash lifting. Great selection of organic skin care products, locally made body butters, candles, and jewelry. Purchase and schedule completely online. Prices vary.
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
Kumon of Carrboro is an after-school math and reading program that helps students master math & reading for students aged 3 through high school. A gift coupon is good for one-month tuition and also includes free registration (a $50 value). Coupon is valid from December 2022 through December 31, 2023. Direct shipping. $150
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
This XL Dino World set is larger than life with oversized tropical-themed tiles — Ali Cat Toys' BIGGEST tiles ever — plus all six of the Magna-Tiles dinosaurs, and new-to-the-world magnetic trees. $138.99. Available online and in-store with gift-wrap options. $17.99
Ali-Cat Toys' LumiPets are the most technologically innovative, kid and parent loved childhood companion offered on the market today. With its changing lights and modes, LumiPets offer all-day play, engaging color learning, and hours of endless fun! $29.99
Steven Ray Miller has 10 "Puzzle Snacks" to choose from: 150-piece puzzles that measure 11" x 17". $20.00 per puzzle plus $7.95 shipping to each address (no matter how many puzzles.)
Ali-Cat Toys' Loopdedoo spinning loom makes it fun and easy to make friendship bracelets in minutes. You can modify the looping styles, thickness, and colors to easily and quickly create bracelets that are completely unique to you. $29.99
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.
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.