Spread the Joy

Gift ideas for everyone on your list

The ho-ho-holidays are here! There's a lot of cheer in the Triangle, and here's more: We've hand-picked gifts that'll become cherished treasures.


Fun for your friend? Got it. Relaxation for your loved one? Check. Smart stuff for the kids? Of course! There's something for everyone from adventurers to trendsetters...including you.



Fireside Games - Take pals on a virtual camping trip in Bears! Dice Game; stop the horde in Castle Panic 2nd Edition; score in the abstract strategy game Grackles; lure cats onto your property in Here, Kitty, Kitty!; experience the appeal of Stringamajig. $20-$40 Firesidegames.com


Gordini Windward Gloves - Available in men's and women's sizing, the Windward features superior flexibility, warmth and weather protection with a water-resistant shell, Gore-Tex insert and THINDOWN insulation. $120 Gordini.com


Tentsile Connect Lite Tent - Portable, versatile and fun, this award-winning tree tent creates a comfy camp for all seasons, no matter the ground conditions below. $400 Tentsile.com





Cloud b's Tranquil Turtle - Transform your bambino's sleep routine with this magic turtle featuring a light projector that creates a serene underwater effect, a sound machine with two calming choices, and a night light. $74 Cloudb.com


Disney Plush We Hold Hands - The machine-washable characters in the set, which includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto and Goofy, can hold hands in a big circle or a long string. $100 Openandclothing.com


Sawa Blanket from AU Baby - This sustainable baby blanket - knit from soft, 100% plant-dyed yarn - brings the coziness of skin-to-skin contact and the comfort of sweat-wicking temperature control for a sleep that's delightfully dreamy. $160 Aubabyshop.com


Sustainably Soft Dolls by Gund - Each 12-inch doll, sourced from 100% recycled materials and crafted with recycled plush and fill, features embroidered facial details plus various hair and skin tones; machine washable. $20 Gund.com





"Cecil Beaton: The Royal Portraits" - A contemporary examination of photographer Cecil Beaton's portraits of the British royal family and their role in creating the public face of the House of Windsor. $50 Thamesandhudsonusa.com


Jiggy's Dog Park - Created by illustrator Megan Roy, this 500-piece puzzle comes from the woman-owned small business that collaborates with female artists to create beautiful, frame-worthy puzzles. $39 Jiggypuzzles.com


Surebonder Glue Skillet - This Grace Monroe Home Special Edition Adjustable Temperature Glue Skillet with Stir Sticks speeds up projects that might otherwise be time-consuming - simply dip components into the 1-inch-deep pool of glue before putting them in place. $43 



Workman 2024 Calendars - From the Art Gallery desk calendar, the next best thing to wandering a favorite gallery, to the Heirs wall calendar with visions of Black beauty, the line offers abundant choices for Secret Santas. $16-$23






Formulae Prescott - The UK-based line creates high-performance, multitasking skincare inspired by the healing power of nature while redefining "smart skincare" with a gender-neutral range for those who want a premium routine that's simple to use. $40-$110



Veriphy's Power Trip Serum - Named as one of the "Carry-on Essentials That Travel & Leisure Editors Can't Travel Without in 2023," this serum uses lactic acid and other vegan alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate the skin and help lighten dark spots. $105



"The World According to Yves Saint Laurent" - The legendary designer's maxims on haute couture, women, style and elegance collected in a stylish new volume. $18






"French Country Cottage Christmas" - Christmas decorating expert Courtney Allison shows how to create French country Christmas style, both snuggly and charming, wherever you are. $40



Lynn & Liana Designs Resin Accented Cheeseboards - These customizable boards and platters also serve as art in your home because eco-friendly resin has been used to create stunning designs. $90



Vango Toys You're Getting Old - Find out who's young at heart in this party game for millennials with 300 conversation-starting question cards. $20






"Adventures in Cheese" - A comprehensive ode to all things cheese: how and where it's made; how to truly taste it; and how to create next-level cheese boards. $30



"Coastal Kitchen: Nourishing Seafood Recipes for Everyday Cooking" - Jenny Shea Rawn makes it easier for you to select, prepare and cook seafood so that you can create simple, yet elevated, nourishing and healthy shore meals in your own kitchen. $35



"The Gilded Age Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from America's Golden Era" - Becky Diamond transports the reader back in time to lavish banquet tables set with snow-white linen tablecloths, delicate china and sparkling crystal glasses. $35



"The Global Pantry Cookbook" - This work by two James Beard-Award winners is a love letter to global condiments, from oyster sauce to banyuls vinegar, and the way they can make our food better. $35



"On the Curry Trail" - The late Raghavan Iyer, who helped build a "golden age of Indian food culture in America" according to Public Radio's "The Splendid Table," wrote this cookbook, a deliciously spice-ladened ode to the world's fave comfort food. $30



Smart & Compact by Kuhn Rikon USA - This smart and stylish set of three pots with covers saves space, functions as serving vessels and keeps food fresh in storage. $140



Stonewall Kitchen New England Breakfast Gift - Everything you need for a traditional start to the day, from a fresh cup of coffee to the toppings for your pancakes, all packaged in a beautiful and reusable Nantucket basket. $85






"Edible: 70 Sustainable Plants That Are Changing How We Eat" by Kevin Hobbs - An illustrated celebration of little-known plants from around the world that are revolutionizing how we grow, consume and appreciate food. $40



IQAir's Atem Car - This air purifier and its revolutionary HyperHEPA Plus filter use air-filtration technology tested and certified to capture a wide range of in-cabin air pollutants, all in a sleek, compact housing designed to blend into any vehicle cabin. $399



"The Preserving Garden" by Jo Turner - With more than 40 recipes, this stylishly illustrated guide shows how to create a garden that will fill a pantry all year round with preserved fruits and vegetables. $30






Fablerune's Yarrow & Santal Candle - This fragrance captures the warm scent of well-worn leather and burnt sandalwood as well as rain and wildflowers. $22



"Houseplant Hookups" - Taking her cue from the wonderful world of online dating, Agatha Isabel explores the pros and cons of cohabitating with various houseplants. $18



Vivid-Pix Memory Station - Designed with extra-large buttons and a fast, easy-to-use interface (great for seniors), the Vivid-Pix Memory Station one-click overhead scanner/software solution easily scans, restores, records audio memories, and saves multiple images in seconds. $630





Bababoo and Friends Tree House Play World - Children and adults can let their imaginations take over as they bring to life new adventures right in their own living room. $55



Clixo Ocean Creatures Pack - Take little ones' imagination to new depths with glow-in-the-dark pieces, inspire creative confidence, foster STEAM learning, and discover the power of play as they build countless underwater creations. $35



Corduroy Square Backpack by Petite Revery - For school day or adventure weekend, your little daydreamer will love using this bag with a textured finish and zippered closure. $47



Bumpas from Good Soul Brands - The weight of the plush creates deep pressure stimulation, which can help promote a sense of security, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep quality. $35



Cake-N-Bake Challenge by Hey Buddy Hey Pal - The object of this family game is to be the fastest "baker"; players compete to stack the layers of their "cake," which helps with color-matching skills and hand-eye coordination. $30



Fresh Beats Collection - EPI, a pioneer in the creation of multicultural dolls representing ethnicities from around the word, rocks the runway with Loxx, Beigne au Lei and Bao BBY, who sport custom-blended skin tones and premium rooted hair with authentic texture. $18



Mobo Malibu - Designed for younger riders, this bicycle features a step-through frame, gearing designed for easy starts, kid-size grips and seat, rear coaster brake and front hand brake. $225



Playmobil Rainbow Castle in the Clouds - Kiddos can climb up the rope ladder and join the princesses in the rainbow castle, take a seat on the merry-go-round, look out on the horizon through the telescope, or sit on the swing. $100



Plus Plus Super Tube - More than 3 feet of fun and 500 colorful pieces give those ages 5 to 12 mega opportunities to create in 2D or 3D. $35



Stunt Force Batmobile RC - Youngsters will fight crime in style with this sleek new ride tricked out with soft tires for crazy, unstoppable stunts and safe indoor play. $40





Goki Rain Stick - Tykes will hear the gentle pattern of rain, but will never get wet, when you pick up this 13.5-inch wonder and tilt it a little to the left, then a little to the right. $22



Gund Stuffed Animals - We're big fans of: Fuzzy, a bear with a cheeky, sideways smile whose floppy arms and legs make him easy to cuddle and take everywhere; Kian Spaniel, a plush pup with shaggy, copper-colored fur and cute, long ears; and Toothpick Sleigh, a slender, playful bear dressed in festive gear. $20-$25



Playmobil 1.2.3 & Disney - Positioned as "My First Playmobile," this line includes toys to develop both fine motor and cognitive skills, such as Winnie's & Piglet's Tree House and Mickey & Minnie's Cloud Ride. Each $50






Lineage Watch Co.'s Legacy Collection - A classic, heritage-style timepiece for everyday wearing yet fashioned for the most important of occasions. $399



"Red Carpet Oscars" - A dazzling survey of more than 90 years of fashion on the Academy Awards' red carpet. $70



Western Pearl White Durango Crush - Full-grain leather boots from the iconic brand features wrapped piping, single row sole stitch, rubber outsole with vintage finish, toe rand, 2-1/2 heel and a J toe. $208.