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. We have seen (more than ever this year) what a treasure our small businesses and retailers are!
Whether you are a 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!
Gift shopping is essential. No one wants to be the one to explain why Santa couldn’t visit this year. Being safe is crucial, and stores are taking extra cleaning precautions and providing face masks and hand sanitizers. Check out our Count on Me NC participants to see how serious our local businesses are about your safety!
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.
There is 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.
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, 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 after the pandemic. Supporting local 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?
MAshed Up has many special offers coming up during the holiday season. Still, we wanted to make sure you know that if you have a gamer on your list you need to make it to their November 28, 2020, Small Business Saturday sale so you won’t miss out on 20% off all video game consoles and Buy One Get One FREE on all video games.
They offer custom gift sets; just ask them about what you can include. Local customers can also choose to pick their items up instead of having gifts shipped. It’s great to have options.
You will be entertained while you shop for entertainment-oriented gifts from Mix Tape!
Join them for a Holiday Sip & Shop Sunday, December 6, 2020, 10 a.m to 3 p.m., you can sip sangria or coffee and have dessert. There will be live music while you shop.
At Mix Tape you will find all things musical: apparel, accessories, art, and new & vintage records. They will offer FREE gift wrapping and door prizes at this event too.
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!
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. Check your downtown Mocksville Merchants SAVINGS Card (available at downtown merchants) and get free string changing when you purchase strings from November 21 to December 31, 2020.
Don’t overlook the “zen”efits of pampering and wellness gifts. Gift certificates are available from The Eclectic Healing Room. Through December 24, 2020, you get $300 off their Functional Medicine and Holistic Healing Programs, $100 off Gift Certificates available for their popular healing modalities, and $50 off their three-session package for the ReJuvaMe Holistic Hyaluron Facial Enhancements.
Their Black-Friday-Only special includes $45 off Far-infrared or Healy treatments! Contact them about these discounts and with any questions about their services.
Serapura has organic wellness products that make wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers. They are a brand you can trust from a local farmer. You can purchase their products online or in these stores.
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.
You can’t go wrong with a gift certificate for treatments at Davie Dermatology or spring for a beauty indulgence like a manicure, pedicure, facial, tan, or waxing.
Perfect your look – on Zoom or IRL!
Bird & Co is a boutique that strives to sell great quality items at affordable prices. They offer women and children’s clothing, 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.
Southern Ties Boutique specializes in ladies apparel sizes S-2XL, accessories, and gifts. They have a fun “Elfie Selfie” contest going on beginning November 27th – follow them on Instagram and Facebook for sales and special offer information.
You might not realize that MAshed Up also has a great selection of graphic t-shirts and even shoes, as well as all things nostalgic. If you have a music fan in the fam, grab band tees from Mix Tape. The Station has cool gear, including hoodies and hats!
South & Main Boutique has clothing, shoes, and jewelry for women of all sizes and styles and gift cards that are always a perfect fit!
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.
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 has a Black Friday weekend special from November 27-29. Save 10% off all bottles of wine. Raylen ships wine all over the US. Raylen and Lazy Elm both have opportunities for you to book tastings – after all, you should try before you buy!
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 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.
Partner’s Western Co. 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.
Live baby succulents are amazing – they are easy to care for and look pretty anywhere. You can grab these for your plant lovers at Mix Tape.
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!
This year you want to be sure and check out Serapura – PuraPet Chews. You can order them online from this local family business. They are perfect stocking stuffers for all our four-footed family members – pet treats that keep them healthy and pain-free!
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 the Bird’s Nest to make your home the place you want to be for the holidays.
Decorate your life with a piece of art you made yourself or purchased from a local artisan at The Artist Market on Main or Collette Art & Framing. Give a gift of art photography or out of the ordinary collectibles from SouthernMood and find cute decor from The Station, Foster Drug, and the family-owned Caudell Lumber!
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.
MAshed Up has excellent selections of jewelry and even scrunchies, which are, without a doubt, the classic stocking stuffer for the ladies in your life! Scrunchies and jewelry are all Buy-One-Get-One FREE during their Small Business Saturday Sale!
Kennedy & Co. Boutique is the place to find sparkly Christmas earrings and cute Christmas P.J.’s. You can pick up a few gift certificates or other stocking stuffers and cross something else off your “to do” list.
Mocksville Christmas Cards are available now! And mark your calendar for the Holiday Pop Up Market on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 3:00 – 5: 30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury Street, for some holiday shopping with our Farmers’ Market vendors.
The Downtown Mocksville Merchants Holiday Open House Weekend will be November 21-22.
Pick up your Small Business Saturday Discount Card today at SouthernMood and take advantage of opportunities for savings each week at participating stores. These special values begin Saturday, November 21, and end December 31, 2020.
If you are sheltering-in-place this holiday season, you can still enjoy many of the benefits we mentioned by using local retailers. 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.
Shopping throughout Davie County has lots to offer, including some unique holiday gift ideas for your family and friends that we highlighted for you here.
We hope to see you out and about and taking the recommended precautions that will keep our community safer and allow us all to enjoy the beauty of this blessed holiday season.