5 Holiday Gift Ideas that Support Small Businesses Near You

5 Holiday Gift Ideas that Support Small Businesses Near You

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to check those wishlists. The pandemic has been harder on local economies than on large corporations. So why not shop small this season? To get you started, here are some holiday gift ideas that’ll support small businesses in North Carolina.

1. Humility Clothing

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Humility Clothing offers everything from snapbacks to jackets and t-shirts, all featuring phrases and imagery that celebrate humility. The company uses profits to help communities in need around the world. They’ve donated 500 gallons of water to Flint, MI, and funded tuition for students in Uganda and Kenya. Right now, for every purchase made, they’re sending a “Humbled Box” to the homeless.

2. Rumors Thrift Store

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Rumors is one of the hottest thrift stores in the Triangle. Browse the racks there for vintage holiday gift ideas that support small businesses. This store offers great options for anyone in your life who appreciates unique clothing, and its prices are affordable for any budget.

3. Quail Ridge Books

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For the bookworm in your life, check out Quail Ridge Books. Locally-owned and locally-operated for more than forty years, this book shop has something for every reader. Load up on holiday gifts your loved ones can enjoy by the fire, and grab a few books for yourself.

4. Guglhupf Bake Shop

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If you’ve got a loved one with a sweet tooth, Guglhupf Bake Shop has everything you need. Baked with traditional European methods, its pastries and confections are sure to please every palette. Sample the goods for yourself, and you’ll understand why this bakery has been a staple in Chapel Hill for over twenty years. And if you’d rather try a fall beer, visit the Guglhupf Biergarten in Durham!

5. Honey Dip Butters

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Honey Dip Butters has the perfect holiday gift ideas for the one in your life who loves to be pampered. With shea butter soaps, sugar body scrubs and whipped body butters, this local store is a great alternative to Lush that supports small businesses.

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