Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Raleigh 2021

Getting started on Raleigh holiday shopping? No sweat. Revisn has compiled the best shops and gift ideas for every person on your list, from your spouse or mom, to the extra-hard-to-shop-for. Our guide features small businesses in Downtown Raleigh and beyond that can make your gift-giving season the best it can be!

Gifts for Women

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Edge of Urge

Stop by Edge of Urge by Person Street to find the perfect gift for your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, and bestie, because they have everything! Stocked with clothing, accessories, housewares, and other goods made by small businesses, you're sure to pick up something fashionable (and even local!) for that woman on your list.

Zen Succulent

Does she have a green thumb, or do you want to gift her the gift of a plant that can't die? The Zen Succulent will hook up you and the woman on your list with the perfect succulent pal this holiday season.


For the writer, or more ephemeral woman in your life, consider shopping Paper Buzz for her very own stationery. Located in North Hills, Paper Buzz also carries giftables like candles, clothing, jewelry, and bath and body care.

Gifts for Men

Raleigh Denim Workshop

Unsure what to treat the special man in your life to this holiday season? Get his measurements (discretely!) and surprise him with a custom-designed pair of jeans as unique as him. Not sure he'd dig it? Opt for a fitting or a gift-card, as Raleigh Denim carries jackets, shoes, and more as well! This shop sure puts the "Raleigh" in "Raleigh holiday shopping"!


Is the man you're shopping for a lover of the finer things in life? Ealdwine Raleigh is a fine clothing store for men located Downtown, carrying suits, shoes, and other fine appointments for the gentleman in your life.

Unlikely Professionals

The "men's general store" version of Edge of Urge, Unlikely Professionals is your one-stop shop to treat the men in your life this holiday season! Choose from gifts like boutique hot sauce, grooming accessories, and soft t-shirts he'll obsess over. Unsure how to choose? Bring him in for a shopping spree so you both can take advantage of the beer and wine bar in-store!

For the Foodie

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St. Roch's Fine Oysters + Bar

The foodie in your life will OBSESS over the local oysters from St. Roch's. Treat them to a dinner out or surprise them with a gift card so they can try it themselves. Our tip: St. Roch's oysters are 50% off on Wednesdays, meaning your foodie can grab as many oysters as they want for about $1.50 each.


A staple in Raleigh gift-giving, a gift box of chocolates from Videri will show your foodie how much you care about their refined palate. Shop online or in-store at their Downtown Raleigh factory location and choose from dozens of treats or a specially-curated holiday box!

Tin Roof Teas

If your foodie is a self-care junkie, a thoughtful curation of teas from Tin Roof may be the ticket to winning them over this holiday season. Raleigh holiday shopping hack: choose from hundreds of flavors across a variety of teas, pick up some Tin Roof honey or sugar, and fit it all inside a beautiful handmade mug from the shop.

For the Pet Lover

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Dogs, cats, rodents, oh my! Phydeaux is stocked with supplies for every pet, so it's a sure-bet, one stop shop for the pet lover on your list. Phydeaux carefully selects and reviews all products sold in their shops, so you know you'll be supplying your pet lover with the best products money can buy. Phydeaux also delivers delivery within Raleigh if you're needing any last-minute supplies!


Unleashed focuses closer on dogs than other animals, so if your animal lover is actually just a dog lover, a gift card or gift basket from here will do the trick. Products at Unleashed are similarly selected and reviewed to Phydeaux, so you can rest easy that their furry friend's holiday treats are from a good source.

City Pet Grooming

Raleigh holiday shopping couldn't be easier than providing your pet-lover's pride and joy with a wash and trim. Boasting high ratings and located just across the street from Revisn on Johnson Street, City Pet Grooming can be a luxury gift item for the pet-lover in your life. Treat their pooch or kitty to a sumptuous grooming experience that will "leave them with a smile"!

Gifts for people who have everything


For the hardest to shop for on your list, consider shopping Deco! A gift shop located in Downtown Raleigh, Deco is host to an assortment of wares created by local artisans, as well as gifts ranging from clothing to home goods to apothecary. Put your creative thinking to the test and create a self-care gift basket for your person, or load them up with kooky, just-because gifts if they have everything they need!

Cheshire Cat Gallery

Cheshire Cat Gallery is located in a basement-level shop in the Village District, making it the most literal hidden gem on our list. Aside from their location, Cheshire Cat offers consignment and vintage items across dozens of retailer stalls all focusing on different items: bric-a-bracs, furniture, jewelry, old vinyl records, and more! There's no way the person on your list will be expecting a precious vintage gift in their stocking, so stock up here to surprise them!

Local Squirrel

The Local Squirrel focuses solely on locally-made goods and gifts. If the person on your list is hard to shop for but loves Raleigh, or you want to impress your love of the City of Oaks upon them yourself, head to The Local Squirrel to grab North Carolina and Raleigh-centric gifts of all shapes and sizes, including jewelry, decor, paper goods, and bed and bath amenities!

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