Your Guide To Holiday Shopping Ideas from NC State Alumni Owned Businesses
This holiday season, help support NC State alumni-owned small businesses by buying directly from their e-commerce stores or purchasing a gift card. Remember that local businesses give a community its flavor and by shopping local more money is kept in your local economy, you help create or maintain local jobs and you’re investing in entrepreneurship. We hope this list can give you gift ideas for everyone that made the nice list.
Let’s band together to support these businesses the best way we know-how — as a Pack.
1 in 6 Snacks | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of snacks, including Carolina Kettle chips, supports the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
311 Gallery | Raleigh NC. Art Gallery that offers something for everyone.
321 Coffee | Raleigh, NC. Coffee, mugs, t-shirts available for sale online.
700 Rivers | Raleigh, NC. Handcrafted soaps for sale online. Proceeds support Bangladeshi artisans.
Acorn Climbing | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of an all-in-one training solution for climbers. Hangboards are available for sale online.
Alossi Renewal Spa | Garner, NC. Massage, skin services and spa products.
Angry Angel | Raleigh, NC. Energy drinks available for purchase online.
Bass Lake Draft House | Holly Springs, NC. Takeout and delivery, growler refills and gift cards for sale.
Bee Downtown | Durham, NC. Urban beehive installation and maintenance. Give the gift of honey, holiday gift boxes or apparel.
Compass Woodworks Co. | Salisbury, NC. Cutting boards and serving trays with custom engraving.
Cooper & Baileys | Pinehurst, NC. Women boutique with clothing, gifts and accessories available for purchase online.
Crank Arm Brewing | Raleigh, NC. Grab your favorite craft beer lover a Crank Arm Brewing gift card.
Creek Water Whiskey | Choose between 100 proof or cinnamon-flavored whiskey. Apparel is also available on their online store.
Descalza | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of handcrafted, made to measure clothing made by artisans in Latino America to create unique statement pieces here in the U.S.
Dogwood Country Club | Raleigh, NC. Gift cards and golf merchandise available.
Eleco Jewelry Biodegradable, organic and sustainable jewelry available for sale online.
EyeCare Concepts | Clayton, NC. Online contact lens orders and gift certificates.
Gravy | Raleigh, NC. Italian takeout and delivery, including a $35 dinner-for-two deal.
Headbands for Hope | Denver, NC. For every item sold, a headband will be donated to a child with an illness.
Hempsmith | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of hemp clothing and accessories.
Holl & Main Boutique | Morrisville, NC. Women’s clothing, including gift card sales.
Ken Hall Knives | Waynesville, NC. Order online and create custom designs.
Kyrah’s Kustoms | Raleigh, NC. Purchase hand-painted shoes and custom dyed socks.
LazerEdge | Mt. Airy, NC. Craftsman store specializing in wall hangings, ornaments and coasters.
Legacy Boarding Kennel | Winston-Salem, NC. Offering daycare specials and gift cards.
Little Details | Garner, NC. Women’s boutique for on-trend fashion, gifts and decor!
Morrison Smith Fine & Custom Jewelers | Charlotte, NC. Online shopping and special sales on certain products.
Outer Banks Hammocks | Wilmington, NC. Shop available online.
Paddy O’Beers | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of craft beer.
Paparazzi | Greensboro, NC. Women’s clothing store offering virtual shopping appointments and selling gift cards.
Perry Candles | Raleigh, NC. Soy wax and beeswax candles. Currently donating 10 meals for every candle sold and 5 meals for every wax melt sold t9 Feeding America.
PupPod | Raleigh, NC. Give your dog the mental stimulation they crave with a digital rocker that gives them treats if they win the game. The game gets harder as your dog gets smarter.
Reborn Clothing Co. | Raleigh, NC. Order clothing and accessories online.
Renee Sprink Fine Art Portraits | Raleigh, NC. Portrait photography gift cards available.
Revibe Technologies | Raleigh, NC. Revibe Connect is a wearable, non-medication option to help kids pay attention and stay on-task.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory | Cary, NC. Offering curbside pickup. Check their Facebook page for updated menus.
Sani Designs | Raleigh, NC. South Asian fashion available for purchase online.
Second Nature | Raleigh, NC. Give the gift of a fridge and/or air filter subscription.
Seventeen Twelve | Conover, NC. Give the gift of moonshine or bourbon.
Short Walk Wines | Raleigh, NC. Offering curbside pickup, online shopping and gift card purchases.
State Brand Company | Wilmington, NC. Hats and T-shirts designed and made in NC available online.
Taylor Richards & Conger | Charlotte, NC. Designer and tailored clothing for men and women available online.
The Cookie People | Raleigh, NC. Cookie baskets make great gifts and are the perfect holiday catering idea.
The Creative Goat | Pittsboro, NC. Art supplies and kids activities available for purchase online.
The Pit Authentic Barbecue | Raleigh, NC. Takeout and delivery. You can also purchase BBQ sauce, rubs, pantry staples and gift cards online.
The Pizza Times | Raleigh, NC. Pizza takeout and delivery. Offering gift cards.
The Raleigh Times | Raleigh, NC. Gift cards available for takeout and delivery. Also selling growlers and cans of craft beer for curbside pickup.
The Red and White Shop | Raleigh, NC. Shop online or in-store for all things NC State.
Touchstone Essentials | Raleigh, NC. Health supplements available online.
Tracy’s Gourmet | Morrisville, NC. Give the gift of natural gourmet dressings and candies that are flavorful and fun without a health compromise.
TS Designs | Burlington, NC. Local, environmentally and socially-conscious t-shirts and cloth masks.
Two Roosters Ice Cream | Raleigh, NC. Handcrafted ice cream featuring all that the North Carolina food landscape has to offer. You can order online.
Uncapped Calligraphy | Raleigh, NC. Unique or custom, handmade pieces from journals to notebooks and ornaments available for online purchase.
Shout out to the Alumni Association for highlighting alumni-owned businesses during COVID-19 that could benefit from online and local support.