Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Gift


The Davie County Guide to Gifting

Why not get out of the house and shop safely in person this year instead of online? It is an enjoyable way to spend your day, but there are other benefits.

We know you want to support small businesses. We have seen (more than ever this year) what a treasure our small businesses and retailers are!

Whether you are a resident or visiting from the surrounding areas, our towns offer unsurpassed value, unexpected gift ideas, and an experience that makes us worth the (just a short) drive!

Reasons to Shop Local &/or In Person

  • It’s Practical
  • More FUN – Less Stress
  • A Personal Touch
  • Shared Values
  • You Feel Good About Supporting & Shopping Small

It’s Practical

Gift shopping is essential. No one wants to be the one to explain why Santa couldn’t visit this year. Being safe is crucial, and stores are taking extra cleaning precautions and providing face masks and hand sanitizers. Our local businesses care about your safety!

More Fun – Less Stress

Anticipation Schmanticipation- life has enough uncertainty! When you buy in person, you don’t have to wait (shipping delays!) or worry about what an item REALLY looks like. Is it as big as it looks online? Is the fit going to be right? What about the colors? Every computer screen looks different – remember the dress controversy? Yikes! When you see an item yourself, those fears melt away, and the only thing you have to wait for is the look on their face when they unwrap the perfect gift.

A Personal Touch

There is nothing like the personal touch you experience when working with local boutiques and businesses. They know quality merchandise, and they are staking their small-town reputations on providing you with only the best they have to offer in products and services. The brands you love, plus out of the ordinary gift choices and specialty items along with personalized services, you won’t get from big-box stores or online.

Shared Values & Shopping Small

Local business owners care about the things you care about. They live in our neighborhoods and share the same values. Local business owners give back to our communities. They are the ones who donate to your kids’ schools, send items to the humane society and fill up the local food pantries. They are there for you day in and day out. Let’s make sure they will be there after the pandemic.  Supporting local boutiques and businesses feels good and shows you are a pretty smart shopper!

Speaking of being a smart shopper, are you ready to discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list?

Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Gift 

The Categories

  • Entertainment
  • Beauty & Wellness
  • Fashion
  • Foodies – Food & Wine Gifts
  • Sports, DIY & the Outdoors
  • Home, Pet Lovers & Garden Enthusiasts
  • Special Offers for Bargain Hunters


MAshed Up has many special offers coming up during the holiday season. If you have a gamer on your list you need to visit this smart and retro boutique! They offer custom gift sets; just ask them about what you can include. Local customers can also choose to pick their items up instead of having gifts shipped. It’s great to have options.

You will be entertained while you shop for entertainment-oriented gifts from Mix Tape! At Mix Tape you will find all things musical: apparel, accessories, art, and new & vintage records. They will offer FREE gift wrapping and door prizes at this event too.

Foster Drug has toys and games that will delight the kids and pretty much everyone else on your list too. They have a remarkable selection of gift items and stocking stuffers!

When you give a gift certificate from Counterpoint Music your gift keeps on giving. The musician in your life can use it toward lessons, instrument repair, or purchases. Check your downtown Mocksville Merchants  SAVINGS Card (available at downtown merchants).

Beauty & Wellness

Don’t overlook the “zen”efits of pampering and wellness gifts. Gift certificates are available from The Eclectic Healing Room.  Use their Functional Medicine and Holistic Healing Programs, or purchase Gift Certificates available for their popular healing modalities, and their three-session package for the ReJuvaMe Holistic Hyaluron Facial Enhancements, Far-infrared or Healy treatments! Contact them about current discounts and with any questions about their services.

Hemp Kings stocks wellness products that make wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers and they carry brands you can trust.

Get aromatherapy items at Foster Drug that fill your home with healthy essential oils. Stuff mom’s stocking with beauty products and her favorite fragrances.

You can’t go wrong with a gift certificate for treatments at Davie Dermatology or spring for a beauty indulgence like a manicure, pedicure, facial, tan, or waxing.

Indulge in skin-renewing treatments at Bella Mia Skincare or Full Glam Beauty Bar AND while you are there getting your glow on, grab gift certificates for everyone on your list.

Treat yourself or someone on your gift list to a warm holiday glow with a spray tan from Spray of Sunshine or Nic-Nuc Creations or a visit to NV Nails & Spa for gorgeous nail treatments and more.

Fashion – Apparel and Accessories

Perfect your look – on Zoom or IRL!

Bird & Co is a boutique that strives to sell great quality items at affordable prices. They offer women and children’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. Sign up for emails, follow them on social media, or download their app and avoid FOMO on all their sales and special offers this season.

Southern Ties Boutique specializes in ladies apparel sizes S-2XL, accessories, and gifts. You definitely want to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for all the details of their great sales and special offers.

You might not realize that MAshed Up also has a great selection of graphic t-shirts and even shoes, as well as all things nostalgic. If you have a music fan in the fam, grab band tees from Mix Tape. The Station has cool gear, including hoodies and hats!

Ma & Me Accessories will personalize apparel and gifts, plus you can grab t-shirts, headbands, home accessories and more!

The Perfect Fit

South & Main Boutique has clothing, shoes, and jewelry for women of all sizes and styles and gift cards that are always a perfect fit!

If you want to win Christmas, don’t forget to look in at Davie Jewelers to see what shiny surprises you can save on this year!

Maybe someone you love needs a ring resized (what a great gift idea!), or perhaps you are looking to pop the question with a ring that will impress her. We highly recommend you talk to someone at family-owned Foster’s Jewelers. They have been doing custom jewelry design and repair since 1952.

Food & Wine Gifts

The foodies in your life will be wild about local honey or handcrafted jams from Foster Drug and our local wineries are always sources for some of the best gifts ever!

Lazy Elm offers an award winning selection of wine. Raylen ships wine all over the US. Raylen and Lazy Elm both have opportunities for you to book tastings – after all, you should try before you buy!

Sports, DIY & Outdoorsy Gifts

Celebrate the great outdoors at Davie Outfitters and find Christmas presents for everyone who loves hunting and fishing or shooting sports. If their shooting sport is archery, stop in at DropTine Archery for bows, crossbows, and all the accessories they need! For military surplus and more; Victory Arms & Munitions.

If you have a family DIY’er on the list, get to Lowe’s or Steelman’s Ace Hardware for that latest tool they just have to have and nab a gift card to help them complete their most recent project. Caudell Lumber does lumber, but is also the do-it-yourselfer’s dream come true, and while you are shopping for him, you can pick up the cutest decorations for your holiday home too!

Get in on the Disc Golf craze – Bangin’ Chainz Disc Golf has knowledgeable staff that will help you find the perfect gift for a new player or a seasoned one.

Home, Pet Lovers & Garden Enthusiasts

Live baby succulents are amazing – they are easy to care for and look pretty anywhere. You can grab these for your plant lovers at Mix Tape. Lydia Jaynes in downtown Mocksville offers so much style inspiration. You will find furniture, accessories and gift items galore!

You may not have thought of it as a place to shop for holiday gifts, but Steelman’s Ace Hardware has been helping us find outstanding gifts for our gardening enthusiasts and dads since the ’80s.

Great places to find ideas for the pet lovers in our lives include our Mocksville Tractor Supply, and remember they always have that cute tractor Christmas wrapping paper!

Main Street Canines does more than impeccable pet grooming. Pups deserve treats in their Christmas stockings this year too and you will find cookies for your favorite critters and gifts for the pet lover on your list too!

Holiday Home Updates

For a holiday update for your home, or gift ideas for the homebodies on your list, check out Meg Brown Home Furnishings, Daniel Furniture & Electric to make your home the place you want to be for the holidays.

Decorate your life with a piece of art you made yourself or purchased from a local artisan at The Artist Market on Main or Collette Art & Framing. Give a gift of art photography or out of the ordinary collectibles from SouthernMood and find cute decor from The Station, Foster Drug, and the family-owned Caudell Lumber!

Maybe you wondered what the buzz was all about over at Bizzy Beez Boutique; well, we are here to tell you if you want gifts, they have some excellent brands: Tervis, Hobo, and Crabtree & Evelyn, among others. Just a quick trip to Bermuda Run could let you check off a bunch of items on your shopping list!

Stocking Stuffers

The Station has every type of stocking stuffer for everyone on your list: candy, toys, accessories, and more.

MAshed Up has excellent selections of jewelry and even scrunchies, which are, without a doubt, the classic stocking stuffer for the ladies in your life!  Look them up on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest sales information.

Kennedy & Co. Boutique is the place to find sparkly Christmas earrings and cute Christmas P.J.’s. You can pick up a few gift certificates or other stocking stuffers and cross something else off your “to do” list.

There are too many great stores and boutiques in Davie County to mention them all here, but you can view our helpful comprehensive listing here.

Special Offers for Bargain Hunters

Mocksville Christmas Cards are available now! Stretch your holiday funds by shopping at Peace of Mind Consignment store for new and gently used items. Find deep discounts on all the brands they love at Label Shopper.

Vintage shopping doesn’t get any better than The Vintage Sunflower and The Gray Cottage for lovely home and decor items that the recipient will cherish!

Cozy At Home

You can also shop from home- shopping online is easier when you know the person you are ordering from really cares about the quality of their merchandise and customer service. Many of our local stores are ramped up not only to ship your gifts but to help you choose gift items for those who are hard to shop for!

Above all else, getting to know your local boutiques is a little like having a personal shopper, so click on the links in this guide or give them a call and find out all they have to offer.

Shopping throughout Davie County has lots to offer, including some unique holiday gift ideas for your family and friends that we highlighted for you here.

Despite the frustrations of the past years, we hope to see you out and about and taking the recommended precautions that will keep our community safer while allowing us all to enjoy the beauty of this blessed holiday season!

This article was published with the permission of the author and the original publisher, the Discover Davie County.