Ah, June! Summertime is here! The kids are getting out out of school and life is slowing down during these warm months in the Capital City. Well, it seems that way until you start staring down your June calendar.


Graduation parties, Father’s Day, a bridal shower, a wedding…


Suddenly June days are filling up with celebrations and you need gifts for every one of them. Fortunately, our merchants at Cameron Village have gifts for grads, dads and brides covered. So, get the kids in the car (since they are out of school, now) and walk our sunny sidewalks for this season’s perfect presents.


Turn the tassel: Arrow, Parlor Blow Dry Bar and Mori Luggage and Gifts


Celebrate the class of 2018 by helping your grad look and feel their best before their celebrations. A guy grad may not have experienced a clean cut professional shave and that old fashioned barbershop experience, with a twist for the modern man. Give him a gift card to Arrow to keep him looking sharp when he poses with his diploma.


For the girl graduate, it can sometimes be tricky to get the perfect hairstyle under your graduation cap. The stylists at Parlor Blow Dry Bar can make her feel beautiful with a blowout and style for a special occasion like graduation.




Whether the graduate is headed off to college soon or out into the real world, they’ll need luggage to get them where they’re going. Mori Luggage and Gifts features top brands of luggage to last them for years of travel or maybe the perfect laptop bag to carry across campus in the fall.

Honor Dad: Johnson-Lambe and Jos. A. Bank


Sometimes Dad can be the hardest person in the family to shop for. We have ideas for Father’s Day 2018. One of Raleigh’s oldest family businesses can help bring out dad’s athletic side with the best name brand athletic apparel and gear. Johnson-Lamb Sporting Goods has the latest styles of Under Armor, Adidas and Mizuno, just to name a few. Do you also call dad “coach?” Johnson-Lamb has what Raleigh teams need for the whole season, from uniforms to trophies. Maybe you and dad can play a little catch after you surprise him with a Johnson-Lamb custom relacing of his old baseball glove.

Does your family keep the tradition of getting dad a new tie every year? Jos. A. Bank is a great place in Cameron Village to find him the latest in professional and casual wear. Their expert sales associates can find him a perfectly tailored suit and keep him classically styled and comfortable. Oh, and that formal wedding on the calendar? You can send him to Jos. A. Bank if he needs a tuxedo rental.

Here comes the bride: J. Alane’s Fine Lingerie and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa


Honor the bride-to-be with an exciting gift at her shower to help her look and feel her best before the wedding and honeymoon. J. Alane’s Fine Lingerie has fitting specialists who can help her find the perfect fitting bras and panties. Treat her to beautiful lingerie, sleepwear and robes for her honeymoon. When it comes to the perfect modern day bridal trousseau, J. Alane’s owner Julie Hendricks says, “Brides today want lingerie pieces that are shorter, versus the longer pieces of 20 years ago, something they can be comfortable in and use past the wedding night. Rompers are really in right now. Little shorts sets with camis.” Hendricks says that a bride will need the right undergarments for her gown. When it comes to the honeymoon, lingerie gift ideas include “Something white for the wedding night, something else black and sexy. Then anything else she can feel comfortable in.”

Maybe she and her bridesmaids need a spa day before the big day? Treat the bride to a gift card from Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. All massage, facials and hair removal are specially tailored for clients’ needs. Couples massage packages are available also, if you want to treat the groom too.

Now that you have every gift for your June celebrations, celebrate those kids who are out of school. (Remember, they tagged along with you?) Kick off their summer at Cameron Village Chick-fil-A. Nuggets and an Icedream cone make summer special.

4 year-old Henry of Raleigh is a Chick-fil-A nugget connoisseur.

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