Shopping Local for the Holidays

With Christmas just a few days away, you may be scrambling to find those finishing touches for your gifts (or to find gifts entirely). There are a handful of places in the Triangle where you can find local products that are perfect for any recipient.

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NOFO @ the Pig

Formerly a Piggly Wiggly, NOFO @ the Pig is part cafe, part food market and part gift shop in Five Points. With an abundance of Southern food products and local gift items, NOFO is a local favorite and provides a host of options to choose from. NOFO was even named one of Southern Living’s 50 Best Gift Shops of the South. While you’re there, snag a bite to eat just downstairs from the shopping area.

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North Carolina Museum of History

Many wouldn’t think of going to a museum to do their shopping, but the North Carolina Museum of History has a unique selection of local items that reflect the state’s heritage. From pottery to jewelry to food products, The Museum Shop is bound to have something to lessen your list.

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Market Shoppes at the NC Farmer’s Market

The NC Farmer’s Market is best known for its local vendors and fresh foods. In the building just up the road from the main stretch is a heap of local goods. Featuring barbecue sauces in both the Western and Eastern NC styles, cheeses, various butters and jams and fresh bread, the Market Shoppes are a spot not to miss if you’re looking for local food products. Many of the vendors even have pre-made gift baskets available for purchase (in case you don’t have the time to shop around).

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Deco Raleigh

Located downtown Raleigh, Deco Raleigh is a gift shop centered around the local market. Featuring local artist prints, soaps, t-shirts, postcards, and candles, it’s rare to find something that Deco doesn’t have. In addition to local items, the shop features plenty of knick-knacks that are perfect for stocking stuffers as well as clever and unique cards. Deco Home was also recently opened, an home goods extension of the shop just a few doors down from the original with pillows, candles, glassware, and furniture.

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