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
Here Comes Fitch!
Celebrate one of Carrboro's oldest privately owned small businesses with a Fitch Lumber and Hardware branded hat, t-shirt, visor, or water bottle. These are great ways to let people know HERE COMES FITCH! For purchase in-store. $~15
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 juicy red fruits, brown sugar, and a baking spice finish. Order Online for direct shipping. $12
Craftboro's 32oz & 64oz Growlers To-Go
Craftboro Brewing Depot makes no fuss holiday sharing easy with their own refillable growlers. Visit the brewery or order online.
Distinctively Carrboro Gifts
This + That Gift Gallery features a variety of distinctively Carrboro gifts including Carrboro-branded t-shirts, buttons, and stickers. View the collection on its Facebook page and make a stop in the shop to purchase.
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 Farmers' Market Merch
The Carrboro Farmers' Market has canvas tote bags as well as ultra-soft locally-printed t-shirts with this year's special design, inspired by vintage almanacs. Perfect for representing your favorite local farmers market. Shop in-store. T-shirts $20, totes $15.
Gifts around $20
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.
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-$35
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
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+
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
Three Crystals Bath Bomb Gift Set
Hidden Forest's gorgeous bombs are the inspiration for you take a break in your bath and soak up their positive energy. They are made by women just like us, who formulated these to sooth the skin. Buy online. $32
WomanCraft Gifts showcases these delicate, hand-woven snowflakes by artisan Allison Dodd. Available online and in-store. $8
Steel String Brewing Merch
Steel String Brewing Co. offers heaps of stocking-stuffers, shirts, sweatshirts and hats as well as many styles of canned seasonal beers available in their Carrboro Taproom! $6-40
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
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
The Holiday Gift Box
Carrboro Coffee Roasters features 2 bags of their unique Winter Solstice Blend, along with a CCR Enamel Camp Mug to enjoy the brew, alone or with a friend. Perfect for the coffee lover in your life, it arrives in a stylized CCR box, ready for giving. Order Online and ship directly. $38
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 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.
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
Local Fare at Carrburritos
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.
Lively Lounges in Carrboro
B-Side Lounge, Cat's Cradle,Krave, Oasis, Open Eye Cafe, and The Station offer gift cards in-store so you can share libations with great people this holiday season.
Café Femenino Feliz Navidad Holiday Blend
To celebrate the winter holidays, the women farmers of Café Femenino have come together to offer their first holiday blend called Feliz Navidad, which contains beans from Mexico, Guatemala, and Sumatra. Shop in-store at Weaver Street Market and online for curbside pick-up. $12
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.
Crystal Drop Earrings
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
2023 Desk Calendar
Steven Ray Miller has released his 2023 desk calendar. Enjoy LOTS of art in a small space. A great gift that lasts all year long! $15
Soak In Joy Flower Bath Bomb Set
Soak in joy with Hidden Forest Naturals' bouquet collection of three beautiful flower bombs in one perfect set. Celebrate a good day or uplift your spirits with a flower bath in our gentle bath bomb with a signature flower that will float atop your bath water. $34
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
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
Gifts to Experience
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.
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
The Total Beauty Experience
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.
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.
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
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 CarolinaCorePilates@gmail.com
Personalized Private Yoga Instruction
At Yoga Shala-Carrboro, owner Lyndsay Bahn applies years of experience with the body to help her students 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 email@example.com. $10 off 30-60 minutes massage, $15 off 75-90 minutes.
Gifts For Learning
Hope Renovations Gift Certificate
Hope Renovations inspires hope in women and older adults for a joyful and fulfilling future. This gift certificate is redeemable for one grab bar installation in 2023. Please email Grace Holbrooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an invoice to be sent. $150
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.
One Month Tuition
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
Spanish Language Institute
Join El Centro Hispano for the Spring Langauge Institute, a program for beginning through experienced Spanish speakers. Choose between Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Conversational Spanish, and Medical Spanish. Classes begin in the spring of 2023. Learn more and register. $280
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
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.
Gifts For Kids
Dino World XL 50-Piece Set
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
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
Lumi Pets Bear Night Light with Bluetooth Speaker
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
Firefly Beading Parties for Kids
Firefly children's classes teach beading to ages 8-12. Visit Firefly's website for all the information.
United Hearts of America Jigsaw Puzzle
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.)
Loopdedoo Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit
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
Custom Woodworking & Craftmanship
Become a Luminary - The ArtsCenter
The ArtsCenter invites you to Become a Luminary as it finances its new home. With a minimum $500 donation, The ArtsCenter will put your name/honorarium in lights in the front lobby of the new ArtsCenter.
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!
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+
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.
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
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.