It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.
Until I tried one, I never understood the appeal of e-book readers, given that tablets can do much more.
Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
It's fairly easy to pick a holiday present, stick a bow on it and say "enjoy" when you give it to someone. It's tougher to give a gift that keeps on giving and challenges the mind.
TOPO in Chapel Hill is the only distillery in the South handcrafting and bottling its spirits from scratch using local and organic ingredients.
Which tablet is best for the kids in your life? Consumer Reports checked out six tablets for children, costing from $70 to $230.
This week's holiday giveaway is a brewery tour for 2 at Aviator Brewing Company in Fuquay Varina and it includes 2 Aviator Logo Pint Glasses, a Six Pack of any beer, a 4-pack of Devil's Tripel, 1 Aviator Sticker and 2 admissions for the brewery tour!
Need some last-minute gifts? Look no further than your local museum gift shop. We start this little series with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
From a $700 sound bar to a device to stream video to your TV, electronics gifts are available at every price point.
Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad.
Chocolates, fruit, nuts, tiny toys: these are all of your typical stocking stuffers but if you are looking to mix things up this year we have a couple suggestions.
If you have a pint-sized gamer on your Christmas list this year, they probably want a portable video-game player.
Brrrr. It's time for all good children, at least those in chilly territory, to curl up with a good book featuring snow.
Tablet computers are expected to top many kids' holiday lists, but parents need to do their homework first.
An estimated $1.8 billion worth of gift cards bought last year alone are collecting dust, likely never to be used.
The holiday season is here and if there's a craft beer lover on your list of folks to buy for, especially an NC craft beer lover, you're in luck!
So you're ready to buy a new smartphone for your loved one. Which do you choose?
A karaoke machine for your smart phone? CNET shows off cool toys for tech lovers this Christmas.
This holiday favorite always makes it under the tree at my house.
Here are some of our favorite affordable gifts to impress the bakers, makers and eaters in your life.
Consumer Reports kid tested some cool electronics options to see which held the greatest appeal.
Learn more about the talented local moms and dad featured in the 2013 Made by Mom Gift Guide! Please consider supporting them as you go about your Christmas shopping. Happy Holidays!
Search for donation events, charitable organizations and ways to share your time, talent and treasure this holiday season.
The holidays are a time for gift-giving: don't let Mittens or Fido feel left out! Here are some of our favorite local pet stores that sell special treats, accessories and toys.
Everyone has a person like this on their list. The person who has everything. If they want it, they buy it themselves.
Looking for unique last-minute gifts? The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences has some suggestions from its gift shop.
If your shopping list includes a science-minded kid (or kid at heart), here are some ideas that will inspire without breaking the bank.
Trying to pick out the perfect holiday gift is always tough but if a sports, adventure junkie is on your list here are some great ideas.
Don't be intimidated by the task - it`s easy to create the perfect gift basket for even the fussiest person.
The latest edition of our local gift guide focuses on chocolate shops throughout the Triangle.
What are you giving your kids teachers for the holidays?
From opening for Taylor Swift to motherhood and mommy and me classe, Rissi Palmer's has seen some big changes in the last five years. But now she's coming out with something big of her own - a new children's album.
The dozens of mini shops at The Shops of Baileywick off Strickland Road are decorated for the holidays and glow with ideas for gifts and home decor.
From Durham-centric apparel to locally made peanut butter, this gift guide represents the Bull City.
Andie Freeman, a long-time artist, found a new passion about a year ago when she began creating tiny watercolors for necklaces.
As we all try to stay within our holiday budgets, let's share our favorite frugal gifts to give and receive. And while you're sharing, let's hear about the craziest or worst frugal gifts you have ever received (or given!). I've also included a number of frugal gift ideas that I have given and received.
Laura Kelly, a mom of four in Apex, is best known for her stick-like people emblazoned on everything from auto decals, mugs and stationary to address labels, checks and calendars.
Whether you are baking for the family or sharing with co-workers, we searched the WRAL recipe database, asked our friends and then simply went shopping to identify the cookies that will make you the star of your next cookie swap.
The Willow Spring-based, husband-and-wife business has created more than 30 games for the iPhone and iPad with millions of downloads. Their latest focus: Educational games for young kids.
If you're lucky, you could receive a Christmas cactus as a gift this holiday season. This common house plant blooms during the Christmas season, but its long green arms are attractive throughout the year. With cultivars in a rainbow of colors, it is a plant worthy of appreciation. These 10 facts
In the latest edition of "Our Favorite Local Gifts," Out and About takes a look at several sweet treats from Winston-Salem merchants.
Laura Browning, a mom of two in Raleigh, is next up in our Made by Mom Gift Guide features. Find out about her passion for sewing and the brightly colored napkins, banners and other pieces she creates.
A local company that provides at-home care and companionship for senior citizens is working to spread a little holiday cheer this year for hundreds of elderly people with a program called Be a Santa to a Senior.
While travel can be glamorous and exciting, it can also be fraught with frustration. This year, consider giving a gift that helps ease the burdens of a mobile lifestyle.
With handmade gifts like these, your child is sure to have the perfect present for everyone.
Kim Hunter worked in marketing and sales for years, but she's always had a love of cooking. The passion started when she was a child, watching her own mother prepare food for the family.
What started as a one-day rush to the computer for holiday shoppers has turned into an extended sales event.
Small business owners in the Triangle and beyond emphasize the personal touch in hopes of attracting some of the billions to be spent this holiday season.
Looking for unique Christmas gifts? Go Ask Mom's annual gift guide features a dozen creative local moms and their products - from giant cookies to jewelry to music and more.
Geralin Thomas, owner of Metropolitan Organizing in Cary and a regular of A&E's Hoarders, offers 23 gift ideas that won't fill up your home.
A look at local gift ideas for the sweet tooth in your life.
Tis the season for tipping! But figuring out WHO to tip and how much to give can often be a bit of a challenge! Some factors to consider when deciding how much: how long you've used the service, your relationship with the provider, as well as the quality and frequency of the service you receive.
Chris Byrne, known as "the Toy Guy," provides tips for online toy shopping during the holiday season.
Getting ready to hit the stores on Black Friday? Check out these stories to get the best deals.
An interactive featuring eco-friendly gifts and 10 holiday gift ideas for under $10.