• November 24, 2015

Our State’s Holiday Gift Guide

Start your holiday shopping with our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts

Offering a variety of peanuts in gift packs that include Country-style, chocolate covered, honey roasted, and raw. Visit them online at or call (800) 732-6887.

Bertie County Peanuts

From sweet to spicy, this Eastern North Carolina company offers a style of peanut for every taste. Visit them online at or call (800) 457-0005.

Billy Graham Bookstore

Also known as Ruth’s Attic, the bookstore offers Bibles, books, movies, and more. When you purchase your order online, 100 percent of the earnings support Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Visit to start shopping.

Camel City Goods Co.

Camel City Goods is a lifestyle brand that celebrates the spirit of Winston-Salem and North Carolina through quality designs and fashionable expression. Visit their two locations in Winston-Salem: Downtown, 1000 Brookstown Avenue, and in Hanes Mall, 3320 Silas Creek Parkway. Learn more at

Clocks, Rockers and More by Glen Miller

Whimsical and traditional heirloom Grandfather clocks, wall clocks, and mantel clocks. The most comfortable and well-balanced rocking chairs you will ever own, with contour seats and lumbar backs. All orders are custom made. For more information, visit their Facebook page, email, or call (336) 529-3760.

The Extra Ingredient

Shop in this locally-owned kitchen store that has served Greensboro residents and visitors since 1985. Visit or call (336) 299-9767 for more information.

Fish Hippie

Fish Hippie is an apparel and accessory brand that celebrates the finer side of outdoor life. Learn more about them and see their products at

French Connections

A purveyor of unique gifts from Africa and France. From French antiques and home decor, to African art and imported fabrics, see it all at or call (919) 545-9296.

The Fudge Factory

Send your loved ones delicious, handmade fudge from Beaufort, North Carolina this holiday season. Order online today or call (252) 728-6202.


Give the gift of Graylyn this holiday season. Book the Bed and Breakfast Package, which includes an Estate Guest Room and gourmet breakfast buffet for two. The package starts at $199 per night. Use promo code OURSTATE15 for 10 percent off published room rates. Offer is valid through December 30, 2015 arrival. For reservations, visit or call (800) 472-9596. (Rates subject to tax and estate fee.)

29th Annual Appalachian Potters Market

The McDowell Arts Council Association presents a show and sale of clay-work featuring 66 potters under one roof. Visit for more information.

New Morning Gallery

Clyde Gobble pioneered the handcrafted stoneware bacon cooker, the gallery’s all time best seller. See photos and more details at and place your order by calling (800) 933-4438.

Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum

Discover Asheville’s newest holiday tradition. From November 20 to January 2, the event will be open nightly from 6 – 10 p.m. Purchase tickets at

An Appetizing State: Menus, Recipes, Traditions

The North Carolina Museum of History presents a book great for any food lover. Sample your way through North Carolina without leaving your kitchen with this new 192-page hardcover cookbook. The book contains 249 delicious recipes, menus, and history of each region in the state. Order for $29.95 by visiting the Museum Shop at 5 East Edenton Street in Raleigh, or at

Reynolda Village

Shop, dine, and explore at this popular Winston-Salem destination located at 2201 Reynolda Road. Visit to see a list of stores and restaurants.

Ritchie Hill Bakery

Ritchie Hill Bakery was founded in 2010 by brother and sister team Heath Ritchie and Beth Alm. Their secret family cheese straw recipe has passed from generation to generation for over 100 years. See all the flavors and shop at

Wilmington Grill

Our grills are proudly made in Wilmington from the highest quality, heavy-duty 304 stainless steel. The cast stainless steel burners with a lifetime warranty mean rust and corrosion are a thing of the past. These grills are designed to last a lifetime, even in the harsh environment of the coast. Find a retailer near you at or call (910) 793-1345.

These businesses all appeared in a special advertising section in the November 2015 issue of Our State Magazine.

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