Our Five Faves

Best places for unique gifts

Posted December 8, 2015

Prayer candles at Edge of Urge in Raleigh

Looking for something unique this holiday season? Try one of our five fave places in Raleigh for gifts you can't find anywhere else.

In no particular order:

Deco (Raleigh) - This downtown Raleigh shop features more than 60 local artisans' work, including pottery, prints, cards, jewelry, textiles and the best local T-shirts. You could spend hours in this store looking around - and it isn't that big of a store. It's just packed with really great gift ideas.

Nofo at the Pig (Raleigh) - Enjoy great food downstairs and then head upstairs to shop for art, jewelry, clothing, packaged food and more.

Edge of Urge (Raleigh) - I could live in this store. Edge of Urge is filled with products from independent artisans from around the country. Jessie Williams opened her first store in Wilmington. Her second store is on East Franklin Street in downtown Raleigh next to Yellow Dog Bakery. I'm a huge fan of the clothing and jewelry Edge of Urge makes itself. But their pop culture art and "prayer candles" featuring celebs are a close second.

Furbish (Raleigh) - This boutique, which specializes in higher-end home decor, is the brain-child of local interior designer Jamie Meares. You can find everything from furniture to jewelry at this Cameron Village store.

Devolve Moto (Raleigh) - This is a great place to shop for the man in your life. Wool shirts, pocket-sized stainless steel shot glasses and natural wood handle knives are just a few of the items you can get in store. And it's also a coffee shop.

Bonus pick: If you like Furbish and Deco, then check out Flight Pop-Up Shop at 17 E. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh. The store, which is only open for a few more weeks, features a mix of products from both stores.

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