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Local Gift Ideas for the Holidays: 2015 Edition

Ideas for presents from local businesses
Categories: Community

Last year, we covered the first 8 gifts you could give loved ones and acquaintances across 3 states. It was a lot of fun to put together, and so many recommendations came in after we published that list, that we knew we needed to put together a 2015 version. Enjoy!

Little Black Dressing Co. salad dressings: Do you have a foodie in your life? These dressings, homemade and hand bottled by owner Kissie Stroup, are a delicious addition to any holiday feast and make for a perfect food basket addition.

Space Movers the board game: Perfect for a large group of friends or family, this board game—which comes with an amazing comic book to kick off the story and an online component to listen to tunes specially orchestrated to accompany the game—was created by entrepreneurs Kevin and April Cox who run KnA Games out of their home.

A little something from Rufty’s Garden Shop: This long-time family owned and operated business in Salisbury, North Carolina has the perfect set of tools and treats for the garden lover in your life. And you might also be able to pick up some holiday décor, including wreathes and Christmas trees.

Southern Supreme fruitcake: If you’re a holiday fruitcake lover, you’re really missing out unless you have one from Southern Supreme. Their delectable goodies make the perfect centerpiece at any party, and their gift baskets are perfect to bring as a thank you to your favorite shindig host.

Treasures from Peacock’s Vintage Picks: If you love hunting for antiques and those hard-to-spot at first treasures, this is the store for you in Latta, South Carolina. Find everything from furniture to vintage collectibles at this one-of-a-kind store.

A beverage insulator or comfy pair of socks from Freaker USA: With bright and creative designs, the goodies from Freaker USA make the perfect present for your college student, colleagues, or sock aficionado. Freakers are made right in Troy, North Carolina (where First Bank got its start too!) and the business itself is headquartered in beautiful Wilmington.

Chocolate-covered cake treats from Yum Yum Chocolates: Who doesn’t love bite-sized desserts covered in chocolate? Pick up a bag of Yum Yum Chocolates, sold across Moore County, North Carolina, and online, for an ideal stocking stuffer.

Bottles of wine from Silver Coast Winery: A good glass of wine is a great accompaniment to any meal or a nice way to finish one. If you’re looking for a local pick, try a bottle from this Ocean Isle, North Carolina-based vintner.

Do you have other local gift ideas for the list? Share them on First Bank’s Facebook page.

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