Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gift Giving! Some of my Favorite Gifts from The Local Squirrel - Cameron Village

May and June are probably the busiest months for gift giving second to December! It's a time of high school and college graduations, baby and bridal showers, engagements, weddings, Father's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays and more!

The Local Squirrel is your destination for all things gift. Whether it’s a present for yourself or a friend, they carry a curated selection of jewelry, home goods, and small accessories. Proprietor Rachael Riddle, a Raleigh native, is excited to showcase her collection of local and national vendors to Cameron Village. You’re sure to always find that unique something you didn’t know you needed. 

I decided to stop by and snap a few photos of some of my favorite gift ideas from The Local Squirrel in Cameron Village. Rachael has amazing taste and finds unique and almost always locally made gifts that are just perfect for all the gift giving occasions this time of year. Her boutique features everything from locally made art, jewelry and home wares to really unique, quality and meaningful gifts for the new bride, graduate, new mother, baby and more. Her store is SO cute and easy to shop. There's an adorable room on the side of her shop, dedicated to all things newborn baby 1 year and under. You can find really unique and clever baby gifts, clothing, art and lots of adorable items for the nursery.

She's also curated a great collection of items in her shop from books to bar ware to specialty pieces like handmade art, candles and jewelry. The range of items in her store is wide while keeping it creatively organized and easy to shop. If you are like me, you can spend a lot of time here with so many great things to shop and discover!

Stop by The Local Squirrel soon and get all your special gifting needs done here (can be gift wrapped too!) and also be proud you are supporting great local Raleigh businesses and artists!

HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday: 1-5pm
LOCATION: 2014 Cameron Street, Raleigh  PHONE: 919-610-3400

FUN UPCOMING IN-STORE EVENT: Pet Portrait + Prosecco with Julia Hall McQueen on June 15 from 10-11am. Tickets are for sale here  https://www.juliahallmcqueenart.com/product-page/pet-painting-and-prosecco. Customers will learn watercolor techniques to watercolor their own Pet Portrait hand illustrated by Julia Hall McQueen. There will bubbly and each participant gets a $10 Local Squirrel Gift Certificate with their ticket purchase!

ALSO: Rachael is currently seeking local Raleigh artists to feature their work in her store! If you are an artist interested in showcasing your work, Follow her to see artwork and DM her on Instagram @thelocalsquirrel.

SOME OF MY #RWUFAV GIFT IDEAS

THE COLLEGE/ HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.



Handmade by a talented Meredith College student, she's got lots of local colleges represented!

Locally made leather goods.



WEDDING  + ENGAGEMENT GIFTS.




FATHER'S DAY.






BABY SHOWERS + NEW BABY GIFTS.







BRIDAL GIFTS.

These exquisite accessory bags make a great gift!





FUN + UNIQUE BIRTHDAY/SPECIAL OCCASION GIFTS.













#CVTRENDREPORT: I'm excited to partner again with Cameron Village this SPRING to feature some of the great merchants in the Village and highlight some 2019 Spring trends and great "hidden gems". I love shopping, dining, drinking, exploring local and it's been an amazing opportunity to get to know these merchants, their stories and their passion for what they do!

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