As November ends and you turn the calendar to December, we at Cameron Village want to help you find presents for everyone on your list. This year, we browsed sidewalks here in The Village and found great gifts for all your friends and family.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve finished the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers, tossed out pumpkins and brought out wreaths. As you turn the calendar to December, we at Cameron Village want to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.

This year, we browsed sidewalks here in The Village and found great gifts for all your friends and family.

Run, Raleigh, Run!

If you’ve lived here for awhile, you may have noticed we have a lot of running enthusiasts training on city streets and greenways. Capital RunWalk has been outfitting Raleigh runners for many years and this year they have the best gifts for running experts and novices. Manager Jon Baker says he and his team can help you find gifts for the runners and wannabe runners you love.


Baker knows a great pair of running shoes are the most important piece of equipment for any runner. He recommends people come in for a great fitting, but there are go-to brands that work for lots of runners. For women, On Cloud is the way to go. Baker says of On Cloud and their great color selection, “It’s a great running shoe but also a fashion shoe.” For men, Baker says you can’t go wrong with the Nike Pegasus 35, “It is your quintessential running shoe. It’s been around for 35 years but this year’s upgrades are phenomenal.”

(Left: Latest selection of On Cloud women’s running shoes Right: Men’s Nike Pegasus 35)

Maybe you want to let your loved one find their own shoes? Not to worry! Capital RunWalk has the best running accessories that make the perfect gifts. Baker says runners are always looking to make runs more convenient. That makes the Garmin 645-Music the perfect gift. It holds hundreds of songs and Spotify playlists. He says, “No need to carry your phone. That is a huge thing for runners.”

Maybe the runner in your life needs a little TLC after training so hard. Baker says you can’t go wrong giving them the R8 Roller, “That is our hot thing! We sell out of it as soon as we get it! Great for recovery! Great after a run.”

(Left: Garmin 645-Music Right: R8 Roller)

Bundle Up!

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in Raleigh, there’s no better place to find the latest outerwear than Cameron Village. Over at Great Outdoor Provision Co. you can find all the best outerwear to layer. Drop in for deals through December or online bargains through the holidays. We know you’ve really wanted a cute, puffy Patagonia vest to go with your favorite leggings and boots. Does the man in your life like the layered look? Stop at GOP for jackets like KUHL Men’s Kollusion. It’s waterproof and breathable!

(Left: Patagonia Nano Women’s Puff Vest Right: KUHL Men’s Kollusion jacket)


Maybe your daughter, niece or friend needs to layer after a winter workout? Drop into Cameron Village’s newest athleisure boutique, GLOW. You’ll find the latest sweaters, shirts and jackets to wear when leaving the gym or heading to yoga.

(Janet St Clair, Director of Sales/Buyer for GLOW shows off sweaters and tops to layer with athleisure wear.)


Luxurious Comfort

If you’ve wanted to splurge all year long, but you’ve held off until the holidays, look no further than Opulence of Southern Pines. You’ll find the most exquisite luxury bed and bath linens, home fragrances, accessories and sleep and loungewear. They are the Carolinas’ exclusive retailer for the highly sought after DUXIANA Bed.


Shop Opulence online or stop into the store. Find the latest luxury bedding and accessories like Adri Iron Baby Alpaca Throw/Wrap with Warm Coal Racoon Fur Loop Trim. Maybe this is the year you treat you and your spouse to those spa robes you’ve always wanted. Look no further than the 100% Egyptian Cotton Abyss & Habidecor Amigo Robe.

(Left: Adri Iron Baby Alpaca Throw/Wrap w/Warm Coal Racoon Fur Loop Trim 50″ x 70″ Right: Abyss & Habidecor Amigo Robe)

Dining Out

Sometimes the best gift is a night out and some of Raleigh’s most sought after restaurants are in Cameron Village. Treat your friends or that couple with the new baby to a delicious dinner. Restaurant gift cards are always a holiday hit.

Over at Cantina 18, chef-proprietor Jason Smith prepares his take on Southern-Tex cuisine with seasonal ingredients. Stop by this holiday for brunch, lunch or dinner.

If you’re in the mood for a taste of Southern Italy and Baja California right here at home, enjoy Tazza this season. Tazza’s seasonal menu and craft beverage program make for a great night out with friends this holiday.

(Left: Cantina 18’s Sweet potatoes with chicken tinga and Texas Pete crema Right: Shrimp and Crispy Polenta at Tazza)

Spice Up Their Life

If you’re shopping for a home cook or a head chef, head to Penzeys Spices. Penzeys’ motto is “Love people. Cook them tasty food.” A variety of spice gift boxes are perfect for all the cooks on your list. We love the new Cooking Gift Box. Cheery and bright, it’s packed with seasonings for every style of cooking.

(Penzeys Spices’ Cooking Gift Box)

Furry Family and Friends

If you have a stocking for your four-legged friend, you’re not alone. We love to treat our pets to the best during the holidays, too. Be sure to stop at Woof Gang Bakery before you wrap up your 2018 shopping.

Consider a gift card for your favorite pet lover. They will love taking their pup to the best groomers in Raleigh. Who can resist petting a clean smelling doggie? Fill your pet’s stocking with doggie fashion, toys, accessories, collars and leads, and a wide range of doggie spa products.

You know what your pet really wants? These yummy, festive treats! They may look good enough to share with Fido, but we promise you’ll want to let him eat the whole thing.

Happy Holidays from Cameron Village!

November 29, 2018

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