Durham’s Ninth Street is the all-grown-up version of a college town thoroughfare. Situated between Duke University’s East and West campuses, charming Ninth Street is full of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Wondering what to get Aunt Hilda or Cousin Benny for the holidays this year? Don’t waste time scratching your head! There are dozens of products made in Durham that are sure to delight friends and family. Here are just a few ideas for gifts from local Durham businesses and artisans. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift or collect several items for a Durham-themed gift basket.
To prepare for this holiday season, don’t look any further than Durham’s locally owned boutiques, eateries, and specialty shops. Find hand-crafted tableware, fresh meat and produce from nearby farms, and Bull City-made beverages and sweets, perfect for your next holiday party.
Stop by the Brightleaf Square District for holiday shopping this season. Shop for gifts at Indio (pictured), Parker & Otis, Vert & Vogue, Morgan Imports, and more. You can also fuel up with dinner or drinks at the neighboring restaurants and bars.
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If you're hunting for a gift or some greenery, visit Zen Succulent in Downtown Durham. This cozy shop opened in May and has quickly become a go-to source for houseplants and home goods.
The DIY terrarium bar gives you the opportunity to build a customized terrarium, a unique touch that leaves you with a one-of-a-kind item.
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The tiny, low maintenance cacti that will make any person feel like a green thumb.
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Also pop into the neighboring boutique, Everyday Magic, for tarot cards and jewelry. Just down the street you'll find several restaurants and bars, including Littler, Bull City Burger and Brewery, and the Atomic Fern.