The Davie County Guide to Gifting
Why not get out of the house and shop safely in person this year instead of online? It is an enjoyable way to spend your day, but there are other benefits.
We know you want to support small businesses. Our small businesses and retailers are a treasure!
Whether you are a Davie County resident, or visiting from the surrounding areas, our towns offer unsurpassed value, unexpected gift ideas, and an experience that makes us worth the (just a short) drive! Keep reading to learn more about great shopping experiences in Downtown Mocksville and beautiful Bermuda Run/Advance.
Reasons to Shop Our Small Towns
- It’s Practical
- More FUN – Less Stress
- A Personal Touch
- Shared Values
- You Feel Good About Supporting & Shopping Small
Gift shopping is essential at this time of year, and shopping in our small towns can offer a level of customer service that is unmatched by corporate giants. Our boutiques and stores carry interesting and hard-to-find items.
They also provide advice for choosing great gifts for everyone on your list this year. A shorter drive will let you use that gas money for something fun.
Combine a shopping trip with the holiday fun offered during this jolly season; carols from live bands, horse and carriage rides, and the lighting of a Christmas tree combine to make a simple day of shopping a holiday experience for you and your family.
More Fun – Less Stress
Anticipation Schmanticipation- life has enough uncertainty! When you buy in person, you don’t have to wait (shipping delays!) or worry about what an item REALLY looks like. Is it as big as it looks online? Is the fit going to be right? What about the colors? Every computer screen looks different – remember the dress controversy? Yikes! When you see an item yourself, those fears melt away, and the only thing you have to wait for is the look on their face when they unwrap the perfect gift.
A Personal Touch
Ahem, we may have mentioned there is just nothing like the personal touch you experience when working with local boutiques and businesses! They know quality merchandise, and they are staking their small-town reputations on providing you with only the best they have to offer in products and services. The brands you love, plus out-of-the-ordinary gift choices and specialty items along with personalized services, you won’t get from big-box stores or online.
Shared Values & Shopping Small
Local business owners care about the things you care about. They live in our neighborhoods and share the same values. They give back to our communities.
They are the ones who donate to your kids’ schools and send items to the humane society and the local food pantries. They are there for you day in and day out. Let’s make sure they will be there through all the recent challenges they have faced alongside us!
Supporting small boutiques and businesses feels good and shows you are a pretty smart shopper!
Speaking of being a smart shopper, are you ready to discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list?
Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Gift:
- Beauty & Wellness
- Foodies – Food & Wine Gifts
- Sports, DIY & the Outdoors
- Home, Pet Lovers & Garden Enthusiasts
- Special Offers for Bargain Hunters
Mix Tape classifies itself as an “Alternative Store.” Find vintage and new vinyl and clothing. They have the best selection of band tees, art, accessories, handcrafted goods, music and music-themed items!
You will be entertained while you shop for entertainment-oriented gifts at Mix Tape! You will find all things musical: apparel, accessories, art, and new & vintage records. Follow them for all the boss, rad, and fetch area band information and throwback events like their 90’s PJ party with the Full Glam Beauty Bar. The nostalgia is real.
Foster Drug has toys and games that will delight the kids and pretty much everyone else on your list too. They have a remarkable selection of gift items and stocking stuffers!
Speaking of music – when you give a gift certificate from Counterpoint Music, your gift keeps on giving. The musician in your life can use it toward lessons, instrument repair, or purchases.
Steelman’s Ace Hardware is another must visit for last minute stocking stuffers and incredible gifts that everyone on your list is sure to enjoy! They have a great selection of unique toys, locally made puzzles and socks, candles, aprons, and more!
Beauty & Wellness
Don’t overlook the “zen”efits of pampering and wellness gifts. Gift certificates are available from The Eclectic Healing Room. They offer drug-free alternatives and holistic health services. Contact them about current discounts and with any questions about their many health and beauty services.
Get aromatherapy items at Foster Drug that fill your home with healthy essential oils. Stuff mom’s stocking with beauty products and her favorite fragrances from these specialty stores!
Indulge in skin-renewing treatments at Bella Mia Skincare or Full Glam Beauty Bar AND while you are there getting your glow on, grab gift certificates. It’s an amazing way to celebrate the spa-lidays!
You (or someone on your gift list) deserves a warm holiday glow. Get a spray tan from Spray of Sunshine or Nic-Nuc Creations – every outfit looks better with a tan. Plan a visit to NV Nails & Spa for gorgeous nail treatments and more.
Fashion – Apparel and Accessories
Perfect your look for the holidays and all year around!
The Punchy Spur Western Store is a small-town Western Boutique bringing the best Western fashion! They offer men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. Join their VIP Punchy Club for the hottest deals, new arrivals, exclusive drops, and big savings!
Southern Ties Boutique specializes in ladies’ apparel sizes S-3XL, accessories, and gifts. Sign up for emails, follow them on social media, or download their app and avoid FOMO on all their sales and special offers this season.
At EllaRose Boutique, you will find the latest styles in clothing, accessories, and shoes, as well as gifts they will love to wear!
Girl’s Day Out Boutique offers stylish, unique, and affordable clothing that is sure to make you or your loved one look and feel your best. With new items added daily and a wide selection of styles and sizes, they are committed to helping you find the perfect look.
The Station has cool gear, including hoodies and hats, plus loads of candy and other fun stocking stuffers.
If you want to win Christmas, don’t forget to look in at Davie Jewelers to see what shiny surprises you can save on this year!
Maybe someone you love needs a ring resized (what a great gift idea!), or perhaps you are looking to pop the question with a ring that will impress her. We highly recommend you talk to someone at family-owned Foster’s Jewelers. They have been doing custom jewelry design and repair since 1952.
Food & Wine Gifts
The foodies in your life will be wild about local honey or handcrafted jams from Foster Drug or the Mocksville Pop Up Market (see below for details), and the local wineries are always sources for some of the best gifts ever!
Lazy Elm offers an award-winning selection of wine, including fabulous dessert wines that make wonderful gifts or a thoughtful contribution to any special occasion. Your host and hostess will be delighted!
RayLen is a delightful award-winning winery right here in Davie County. We’re privileged to be part of Yadkin Valley’s wine country!
Dove Vine Beverage started with a honey bee hive and now serves a variety of fun flavors on tap or by the bottle, including Orange Blossom Honey, Alfalfa Honey, Blueberry, Riesling, Grenache, Blueberry-Apple Cider, Apple Cider, and Cranberry.
RayLen, Lazy Elm, and Dove Vine Beverage have opportunities for you to book tastings – after all, you should try before you buy!
Sports, DIY & Outdoorsy Gifts
Celebrate the great outdoors at Davie Outfitters and find Christmas presents for everyone who loves hunting and fishing or shooting sports. If their shooting sport is archery, stop in at DropTine Archery for bows, crossbows, and all the accessories they need! For military surplus and more; Victory Arms & Munitions.
If you have a family DIY’er on the list, get to Lowe’s or Steelman’s Ace Hardware for that latest tool they just have to have and nab a gift card to help them complete their most recent project. Caudell Lumber does lumber, but is also the do-it-yourselfer’s dream come true, and while you are shopping for him, you can pick up decorations for your holiday home too!
Tractor Supply has outdoor wear with a Western flair for men, women, and kids. Their quality accessories are just the right size to fill out your cowboy or cowgirl’s Christmas stocking this year.
Home, Pet Lovers & Garden Enthusiasts
Lydia Jaynes in downtown Mocksville offers so much style inspiration. You will find furniture, and home accessories plus affordable, adorable, and elegant gift items galore! Nothing makes the holidays brighter than candles and gifts from Cardinal Creek Candles & Gifts. Their products are natural and eco-friendly and support our American farmers.
You may not have thought of it as a place to shop for holiday gifts, but Steelman’s Ace Hardware has been helping us find outstanding gifts for our gardening enthusiasts and dads since the ’80s.
Great places to find ideas for the pet lovers in our lives include our Mocksville Tractor Supply, and remember, they always have that cute tractor Christmas wrapping paper!
For a holiday update for your home, or gift ideas for the homebodies on your list, check out Meg Brown Home Furnishings, Daniel Furniture & Electric, and visit Bizzy Bees Boutique to make your home the place you want to be for the holidays.
Maybe you wondered what the buzz was all about over at Bizzy Beez Boutique; well, we are here to tell you if you want gifts, they have some excellent brands: Tervis, Hobo, and Crabtree & Evelyn, among others. Just a quick trip to Bermuda Run could let you check off a bunch of items on your shopping list!
The Station has every type of stocking stuffer for everyone on your list: candy, toys, accessories, and more.
Don’t forget that many of our boutiques have excellent selections of cute winter PJs, sparkling jewelry, the best accessories, and scrunchies, which are, without a doubt, the classic stocking stuffer for the ladies in your life!
Special Offers for Bargain Hunters
Cozy At Home
You can also shop from home- shopping online is easier when you know the person you are ordering from really cares about the quality of their merchandise and customer service. Many of our local stores are ramped up not only to ship your gifts but to help you choose gift items for those who are hard to shop for!
Getting to know your local boutiques is a little like having a personal shopper, so click on the links in this guide or give them a call and find out all they have to offer.
Davie County’s boutiques and stores are brimming with unique holiday gift ideas for your family and friends!
We hope to see you out and about and enjoying the beauty of this blessed holiday season with your family and friends.