Nine Gifts on Ninth Street

On Ninth Street, there really is something for everyone, and this little gift guide proves it. We have gifts for everyone on your list, from toddlers to college students to those who are still young at heart. And included in each of these gifts is a little gift for you - a morning or afternoon spent shopping on Ninth Street! So make your list, plan your route, and don’t forget to grab a latte or a cocktail while you’re out and about.


For kids on the go:

From Tiny, the sweet children’s boutique that’s new to Ninth Street:

On-the-go gifts from Tiny for your little roadtripper! This Way Watson by Claudia Pearson (a map and directions primer!), Explorers Compass from Moulin Roty, and the Southern Belle wooden race car from Candylab. Great for nieces, nephews, and your own kiddos.

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For the dabbling designer:

From Vintage Home South, a gift card for your friend or family member who makes interior design a project in her own home. These gift cards can be used two ways - for shopping in store or using toward a one hour in-home design consultation. Great for design junkies or for people who just love surrounding themselves with beautiful things.

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For the style maven:

From Bernard’s Formal Wear, Durham’s go-to for proms, weddings, and all of life’s big events:

Sparkle Loafers (do we really need to say anything else about these amazing shoes?)! Great for the gentleman in your life who isn’t afraid to step things up a notch when it comes to style.

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For the Durhamite:

From One World Market, great gifts inspired by our own Bull City! Handmade by talented artisans in India, Mexico, & Thailand, your Durhamite is sure to smile when unwrapping one of these unbelieva-bull presents! Great for locals or for friends from afar who love to visit.


For the college student:

From Triangle Cellular Repair, a gift card for that friend who is always dropping their phone. Gift cards are good for anything in the store, from repairs and devices to accessories and cases. Great for college students!

For the artist:

From Zola Craft Gallery, this beautiful, vibrant print of our beloved 9th Street by artist Eliane O'Neil. Great for Durhamites and collectors of eclectic art.

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For the puzzle lover:

From Bull City Escape, the perfect gift for your favorite mystery buffs and puzzle enthusiasts. Bull City Escape is a unique and exhilarating experience packed with clues, puzzles, and codes. Make someone feel truly loved this holiday season by telling them you want them locked in a room for an hour! Gift vouchers available online at the link above. Great for college students, couples, parents, and friends!

For the reader:

From The Regulator Bookshop, a gift certificate for your favorite readers. These come in any amount and they never expire. And for friends outside of Durham, they ship! Great for kids of all ages (one to ninety-two!).

For the young at heart:

From Vaguely Reminiscent, the Mesmerizing Magic Ring Kinetic Toy! Roll it along your arm, pass it from one arm to another, or clasp hands and pass it to a friend. Perfect for party-goers, party-throwers, and kids of all ages.

The Ninth Street Merchants can’t wait to see you in their shops this holiday season. We do our best to make Ninth Street a diverse and enjoyable shopping district, and we’re so grateful to each of you for shopping local and putting your dollars back into your community!