A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Turquoise Pineapple Ornament Hot Glass Alley A handcrafted ornament with a rich turquoise hue. This ornament has lovely diamond-shaped facets across the surface while its optic clarity unveils a beautiful

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Turquoise Pineapple Ornament Hot Glass Alley A handcrafted ornament with a rich turquoise hue. This ornament has lovely diamond-shaped facets across the surface while its optic clarity unveils a beautiful


Our State Gift Guide 2022

Turquoise Pineapple Ornament

Hot Glass Alley
A handcrafted ornament with a rich turquoise hue. This ornament has lovely diamond-shaped facets across the surface while its optic clarity unveils a beautiful display of refracted light.

Christmas Shorts

Sylvia Mintz
Christmas Shorts is a collection of four short stories that take you through the holiday season and beyond, full of dilemmas and heartache that are only healed with the help of Christmas miracles. Available in paperback and ebook.
$13.95 booklocker.com

Vintage Signature Handbag in Red Gator

Zack White Leather Co.
Ladies vintage zipper handbag with three American leathers to choose from: burgundy gator, cognac gator, and dark brown pleated cowhide. Each bag is handmade and lined. These are a special signature Maxwell/Leigh limited edition.

Yadkin Valley Riesling

Shelton Vineyards
The semi-sweet Yadkin Valley Riesling is one of our most popular wines. Refreshingly crisp with just enough sweetness, when served slightly chilled, our Riesling will engage and delight any palate.

Spiral Dangle Earrings

22-karat yellow gold handcrafted spiral dish earrings with 18-karat yellow wires. Measures approximately 1.3” long.

Shadowline® Cameo Long Nightgown with Flutter Sleeve

Velrose Lingerie
Available up to size 3X, this beautifully draped nightgown is trimmed with elegant Venise embroidery. Made from soft and breathable US-made nylon and cut for a relaxed fit, you’re guaranteed a blissful night’s sleep! Choose from seafoam or navy.

Necklace with “Paperclip” Diamond Pendant

Cass Jewelers
This 14-karat yellow gold necklace measures 18 inches long and includes diamond accents (.12 carat total weight).

Pride of the Farm

Hampton Farms
All of our best peanuts, cashews and pecans in this reusable box: 11oz Salted Virginia Peanuts, 11oz Honey Chipotle Peanuts, 11oz Honey Roasted Peanuts, 10oz Honey Roasted Pecans, 11oz Honey Roasted Cashews, and 11oz Sea Salt and Pepper Peanuts.

Farmhouse Breakfast

Summerfield Farms
Bring a little piece of the farm into your home on Christmas morning with Old Mill of Guilford pancake mix, maple syrup, Summerfield blend coffee and a Summerfield Farms holiday mug.

Small Combo

Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts
One of our more popular gift combinations! The Small Combo includes a 20 oz. tin of Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Covered Clusters plus a 20 oz. tin of Country Style Peanuts.

Roanoke River Redskins, 30-Ounce Jar

Bertie County Peanuts
Bertie County Peanuts’ Roanoke Redskins honor Papa Jack’s original peanut recipe for salty, earthy, homestyle roasted peanuts. Fall is peanut harvest time in Bertie County. No other product captures the freshly dug peanut taste quite like the Roanoke Redskins!

Tweetsie Christmas

Blowing Rock, NC
Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas, weekends starting November 25 and running through December 30. Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights!

Kingfisher Knife with Teak

Battleship North Carolina
Named for the Battleship’s Kingfisher plane, this knife from Steve Watkins of Ironman Forge features a Battleship steel blade made using the Damascus steel method and a handle made from Battleship teak. The knife measures 6 inches long.

Holiday Family Favorites

Duplin Winery
Stop fretting over which wines will fit the holiday feast. Get everything you need to make everyone happy. Three holiday wines, plus an elegantly fizzy rosé and our finest white. Fixings for warm spiced wine and frosty wine slushies, too!

North Carolina, USA

Brown Dog Hosiery
The great state of North Carolina outline combined with the American Flag knit into navy ring-spun combed cotton. We are proud of our North Carolina heritage and the opportunity to make all of our products in the United State of America!

Extraordinary Bismuth Specimen

The Museum Store at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The Museum Store has a wide variety of natural and lab grown mineral specimens. This extraordinarily large Bismuth Crystal would make a gorgeous addition to any mineral collection. Bismuth is a lab grown, crystalline metal with a rainbow of colors.

Seasonal Fudge Sampler

Merrill Mischief
Our seasonal fudge samplers deliver the melt-in-your-mouth flavors you love. Six creamy, hand-cut pieces are carefully boxed up and tied with a festive ribbon and a bit of holiday decor. A sweet treat for the holidays — price includes shipping!

“Merry North Carolina Christmas” Woods Ornament

Our State Store
With four layers of beautiful cutouts, this wooden Christmas ornament is sure to stand out on your tree! Artfully crafted by Falcon Ride Designs in Wake Forest.

Christmas “Y’all” Socks

Our State Store
Step up your sock game with these comfortable unisex athletic socks featuring the word “y’all” knit next to vintage wood-paneled station wagon carrying a Christmas tree and holiday wreaths. These socks are sure to be the hit of your party. Pick up a pair (or two), y’all.

Red Pottery Candle

Our State Store
Let the familiar scents of the holiday season waft through your home. This 100% soy wax candle is scented with hints of pine, clove, and nutmeg, and comes in a handmade, reusable pottery vessel.

Christmas Icons Greeting Cards

Our State Store
Send your loved ones good tidings with this set of 8 illustrated greeting cards designed by Faith & Franklin in Mooresville.

Silver Snowflake Jewelry

Our State Store
Make every day a winter wonderland when you wear this set of merry snowflake jewelry. Made in Lexington by jewelry designer Sherry Snider.

Maroon Tree Pottery Mug

Our State Store
Enjoy a warm beverage anytime with this classic pottery mug featuring a fir tree design and deep maroon red glaze. The hefty handle has a comfortable thumb rest that will make this your new favorite mug. Holds 14 oz. of your favorite drink.

Berries and Boughs Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Our State Store
Decorate your home with berries and boughs! Made with Climaweave® fabric, these pillows are durable, weatherproof, and moisture- and fade-resistant.

This story was published on Sep 28, 1933

Our State Staff

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