Last-Minute Gifts Under $25 and $50 That You Can Take Home Today!

Shopping last minute? No big deal when you shop local – and you won’t break the bank, either! Check out these great finds under $25 and $50 that you can take home with you today. Many stores are open generous hours on Christmas Eve, too… for those truly last-minute gifts. Happy shopping, y’all!


Seaboard Wine

Under $25: Aereo Wine Aerator – Why wait for hours for your wine to decant? Unlock the full flavor of reds and robust whites with the Aereoâ„¢ Basic Aerator. Pouring your wine through it softens tannins, accentuates the wine’s bouquet and delivers a smoother finish. ($14.95). Features: BPA-free plastic & secure rubber seal, Mimics 2.5 hours of decantation, dishwasher safe and gift boxed! Under $50: Viski crystal wine glasses – Rooted in centuries of Venetian glassmaking tradition, Viski crystal offers the purest, most elegant drinkware experience available. Its perfect clarity coupled with precise lines and angles define flawlessly crafted glassware. Lead-free crystal, hand wash. Available in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chardonnay, Champagne and Scotch ($21.95-$25.95 for set of 2, gift boxed).

Galatea Boutique

Hand-knit fingerless gloves in every color of the rainbow $38 and scarves $28, plus texting gloves in skull patterns other patterns and colors available, also $15. Local-made faux leather handbags in 3 sizes ranging from $22 to $47.


Open until 3pm on Christmas Eve! Check out gifts under $50 like the Beaded Scarf Necklaces, $49 and Fringed Infinity Scarves, $29. Under $25, don’t miss the N.C. Cutout Necklace, $20, and the Tassel Keychain, $19!


Open until 7pm on 12/23! Check out their gift sets for men and women starting at just $15.

Drum For Change

Therapeutic spa treatments are all the rage, but that’s usually someone doing something TO you. Why not get engaged yourself? Enjoy a THERAPEUTIC RHYTHM SESSION to reset, rejuvenate, take control, foster creativity, and FEEL GREAT? $49 for 60 minutes of hands on drums in a one-on-one session with Greg Whitt of Drum for Change. Clinically-proven to help prevent burnout, boost the immune system, and reduce stress. Gift certificates available. Online purchasing options. Flexible scheduling. Perfect for someone ready for an extraordinary experience to stretch the comfort zone and break up the routine. Email to order:

Midtown Olive Oil

Shop in North Hills for great sets like the two-bottle grab n go, just $24.50, grab n go gift baskets are all $44, and holiday linens and every day linens vary between $12.75-$23.00.
Midtown Olive Oil is open from 10am-6pm Monday-Wednesday and 10am-4pm on Thursday (Christmas Eve)!

Deco Raleigh

Lots of great ornaments left that make great hostess gifts, last-minute decor, and gifts for anyone who loves the holiday season – all just $14!


Ivy Cottage Collections

Top gifts under $50 include S’Well water bottles keep cold beverages cold for 24 hours and hot beverages hot for 12 hours–great colors and good for the environment too! Also don’t miss the Frasier Fir holiday candles and room sprays–the perfect fresh holiday scent to fill any room. Everyone loves these! Also, all Christmas items are 25% off–perfect for last minute decorating or stocking up for next year.

Paisley Boutique

Love these Servants heart calendars, made in Greenville, NC for just $24.00 and gold-dipped tassel necklaces, also $24.00. Open Christmas Eve until 4pm!


The Glass Jug

Under $25:
1. The Great NC Beer Map: Released in October 2015, The Great NC Beer Map details every craft brewery and major beer festival in North Carolina. It’s your one-stop guide with everything you’ll need to know before setting out on the road. Use the map for tracking down new breweries, finding a place to visit when you’re in a new town, or putting together your own brewery tour. It’s also a way to keep track of all the North Carolina breweries you’ve visited, by marking each symbol once you’ve been. The margins of the map include information on the art, science, and history of craft brewing, to give you a greater understanding of what’s inside the glass. These elements serve as tools for decoding all the beer styles and stats listed on the brewery wall, and they also help you zero in on new brews that will appeal to your palette. Folding map: $9.99, Poster: $24.99

2. Soft-shell growler coolers: Cooler – $22, Neoprene growler koozie – $10

Under $50:
1. Growler Box growler carrier: These locally hand-made wooden growler carriers are perfect for transporting two growlers (32 oz or 64 oz sizes) to your next gathering. They keep your growlers from rolling around in the car and make them easy to carry. They also double as the perfect drying rack for when you rinse your growler out after you finish your favorite brew. – $28

2. The Glass Jug Holiday Sweatshirt: Stay warm and festive this holiday season, while representing your favorite local bottle shop and bar! The Glass Jug holiday sweatshirts are comfy and warm, and will draw complements at your next Christmas party. – $35

More craft-beer related stocking stuffers can be found at


Mad Hatter

Check out great gift sets and tasty vinegars for the foodie in your life at Mad Hatter in Fuquay-Varina!


Fifi’s Fine Resale of Lake Norman

For Her: Incredible blanket scarves that can be easily warn for 5 different ways, all giving a different look! Comes in navy plaid, too – and perfectly priced at only $24. Complement that blanket scarf with a fun & trendy felt hat, available in 4 colors (gray and beige not pictured), priced at just $14.

For Him: For the men in our lives we have handmade beer flights – Just add beer! Or they can be used for anything. Perfectly priced at just $28. Wallets ($10) and socks ($2.50) make great stocking stuffers, too!

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