Shop local this season at some of our favorite stores!
Nomadic Trading These 2-feet-by-3-feet vintage patchwork rugs make a great holiday gift! They come in multiple colors and work great in an entryway, kitchen or bathroom. They are made from traditional Turkish rugs, which are repurposed and overdyed into these one-of-a-kind pieces. Pick yours up today during our Holiday Sale! $75, 619 Foster St., Durham, 919-688-2580, nomadictrading.com
A.G. Outfitters Kick off the holiday season with your favorite SCOUT Bag – a must-have for every wardrobe. Styled perfectly to hold all your holiday gifts or for travel, the beach, business or any occasion all year round. Designed in a durable, water-resistant, poly-woven fabric in a flattering blue and white Blueston pattern, with lots of roomy pocket detail inside and out. Available in other fabulous colors and patterns, too! Dimensions: 15 inches by 5 inches by 14.5 inches. $46, 4637 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, 919-309-9745, facebook.com/agoutfittersnc
The Persian Carpet Beautiful hand-embroidered Suzani pillows from Uzbekistan. These pillows display the vigorous coloring, original patterns, natural materials and refined embroidery skills typical of the style. $90/each. The Persian Carpet, 5634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, 919-489-8362, persiancarpet.com
Scarffish It’s not just a scarf: It’s a Scarffish. Now you can have a bit of the beach all year long, with Scarffish, the Scarf with the Starfish. Super soft – and available in stunning colors – Scarffish makes a perfect one-of-a-kind gift. Made by hand in Chapel Hill, each Scarffish is knitted then adorned with crocheted starfish and a fun fringe. And it’s washable, too. Featured: Ocracoke Sunrise Scarffish. Dimensions: 8 inches wide by 5 feet long Made of acrylic yarn. $79, shipping and handling included, scarffish.com
Cameron’s Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (A Zen Coloring Book) by Lacy Mucklow
One of the biggest crazes for 2015 is coloring books
for grown-ups as a way to relax. Find your zen alone, or color with friends. It’s the new book club! $16.99, 370 E. Main St., #130, Carrboro, 919-942-5554, facebook.com/cameronsgallery
Massage Envy This holiday season, buy $150 in gift cards and get a free one-hour massage or facial session* at any of Raleigh/Durham’s 15 convenient Massage Envy locations. Offer expires 12/27/15. *Some restrictions apply. See clinic for details. $150, MassageEnvyRDU.com
InsideOut Body Therapies Give the gift of health and movement. A great holiday special for all! Holiday Gift Bundle includes a T-shirt, water bottle and a $75 gift card.
$99, 5720 Fayetteville Rd. #101, Durham, 919-361-0104, insideoutbodytherapies.com