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Gifts for All: Holiday Gift Guide

Ideas for everyone on your list

From stocking stuffers to personalized presents, if you’re looking for shopping inspiration, check out these ideas from area stores. There’s something for everyone – at all price points – on your list this year.

Thoughtful Touches

Gifts under $25 (above)

1. Chewable Charm teething bracelet, BPA free and dishwasher safe ($12 each), available at Peanut Butter & Jelly, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite I

2. Fair-trade beaded leather cuffs, designed in Wilmington and handmade by artisans of the Swahili Coast Co-operative in Tanzania; available in three widths (starting at $16), available at Swahili Coast, in The Cotton Exchange and Chandler’s Wharf in downtown Wilmington and online at swahilicoastdesign.com

3. FROG jam – fig, raspberry, orange, and ginger ($4.95); Southern Sweet Tea jelly ($4.95); and housemade crostinis ($3.95) make for a tasty hostess gift, available at The Veggie Wagon, 3315 Masonboro Loop Road and 608 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach

4. Mizuno running tank supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ($32, and $20.80 on sale while supplies last), available at Fleet Feet Sports, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite D

5. Creative Co-Op fabric wine bag ($8) and metro short glasses ($12 each), available at Blue Hand Home, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite P

6. Primitives by Kathy novelty socks ($10 each), available at Home Again Wilmington, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite D

7. Striped and mermaid pouch bags ($10 each), available at Home Again Wilmington

Local Finds

Gifts $25-$50

1. Hurley NC Surf Maps Tee ($30), available at CB Surf Shop, 209 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach

2. Toadfish oyster shucking knife ($40), available at Redix, 104 Grace Street and 120 Causeway Drive

3. Motorcycle & NC stamped stud earrings by Jen Mangiacapre of Wilmington-based Dear Life Designs ($28 each), available at CB Surf Shop

4. Coasters by local artist Leslie Milanese of Pour Your Art Out, ($35 for set of four, $45 for set of six), available at Going Local NC, 208 North Front Street

5. Robeez soft-sole baby shoes in rose gold ($26), available at Peanut Butter & Jelly, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite I

6. Planter and wood stand, 10.25” ($42), available at Blue Hand Home, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite P

7. Fair trade, handmade Kenyan towel lined with microfiber terry ($44), available at Swahili Coast, in The Cotton Exchange and Chandler’s Wharf in downtown Wilmington, CB Surf Shop, and online at swahilicoastdesign.com

8. Bloxels lets kids design their own video game by arranging color blocks IRL to build their world in the app ($39.99), available at The STEM Labs, 820 Town Center Drive

Splurge Worthy

Gifts Over $50

1. Arbor Groundswell Series complete skateboard ($160), available at CB Surf Shop, 209 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach

2. Celena sea glass blue vase ($86), available at Blue Hand Home, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite P

3. “High Tide” by local artist Ryan Stokes made from reclaimed wood from the Crystal Pier in Wrightsville Beach ($85), available at Going Local NC, 208 North Front Street

4. Custom pet portrait by local painter Joanna Frye (prices vary), info at joannafrye.com

5. Herschel Supply Company varsity jacket ($150) and knitted hat ($32), available at Bloke Apparel & Supply, 216 Princess Street

6. Abbacino tasseled clutch ($90), available at Meadowlark, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Suite J

7. Natural cowrie shell and sterling silver ring ($68) handmade local jeweler Stephanie Donaldson, Kokua Jewelry, available at CB Surf Shop, 209 S Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach and online at etsy.com/shop/KokuaJewelry

8. Locally found fossilized bull shark tooth and 14k gold necklace coupled with a small rose cut diamond charm by Carolina Beach-based Fig. 7 Jewelry ($565), available online at fig7jewelry.com

9. Catch Surf Beater Board ($249), available at CB Surf Shop

 

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