Our Five Faves

Best one-stop shopping

Posted December 8, 2014 9:10 a.m. EST

Kings Bowl North Hills

— Holiday shopping can be very stressful, so why not try to get it all done in one place. Here are our five favorite places in the Triangle with enough shops to find something for everyone on your list. 

The Cotton Company (Wake Forest) - This downtown Wake Forest shop is located in an old cotton warehouse. The space has a lot of vendors inside. You can get anything from toys to jewelry to art. We love the mix between local vendors and national names like Lily Pulitzer that have goods available here. It also doesn't hurt that it is located near White Street Brewery. 

North Hills (Raleigh) - With stores including Anthropologie, Gene Chandler and Apricot Lane, this is a great place to shop for clothing. There are also so many restaurants that you could just opt for a gift card. Give the gift of fun and get them a Kings Bowl gift card. We could spend hours there bowling, playing shuffleboard and enjoying some great cocktails and cuisine. 

Cameron Village (Raleigh) - Bailey's Find Jewelry, ivy & leo, Fab'rik and Fedora are just a few of our favorite stores here. As with North Hills, the diversity of the shops here are a huge factor. With Tupelo Honey Cafe, Benelux coffee and Faire all opening nearby, this is a great place to consider a restaurant gift card. And if you need to burn some calories, Flywheel just opened a location there too. 

Lafayette Village (Raleigh) - Six Forks Cheese, Savory Spice Shop, Novel Teas and The Chocolate Boutique are just a few stores here. For the beer lover, Crafty Beer Shop has a location here. Upper Crust Bakery has delicious pies and cupcakes and you can't go wrong with anything at Jubala. 

Southern Season (Chapel Hill) - Whether you are an experienced cook or someone who struggles to boil water, this shop has something for you! From wine to craft beer to barbecue sauce to popcorn, there is truly something for everyone on your list in this store.

Honorable mention: The Factory (Wake Forest) - Serendipity Sweet Shop, Lollipop Toy Shop and Lily Mae's Boutique and Gifts are just a few of the places in this mixed use facility that also houses Gonza Tacos Y Tequila - maybe a gift card for a margarita is in order...