‘Rona or no ‘rona, the Easter Bunny is making his rounds. These local businesses are stepping up to the plate to help you slay the Easter basket game. Let the stores do the work with a pre-made basket, or fill your own with these local goods.
:: Hollyfield Design: Order one of these “quarantine relief” baskets that double as a treat from the Easter Bunny. From snacks, games and candy to fruit and handmade soaps — pick and choose what you want to include. Prices range from $75 to $100.
:: The Country Bookshop: The Country Bookshop is putting together baskets for all ages, from 80 years old to newborn babies. Just give them a call, tell them your price range, if you’re shopping for a boy or a girl and the age. They’ll put together a customized basket for you. They’re offering local delivery and curbside pickup.
:: Pinehurst Resort: Please the whole crew with a gift card from Pinehurst Resort. Resort gift cards can be used at any of the resort-owned businesses, from the spa to Pinehurst Brewing Co.
:: This Little Piggy Baby & Children’s Boutique: This Little Piggy is putting together baskets for kids that include outfits, shoes, accessories, books and fun games. Give them a call to place your order.
:: Bump & Baby: Place your order for a knitted animal friend for you little one, or choose from their selection of children’s books, clothing and toys — like this Dragon Rescue kit. Call ahead to place your custom orders or shop online.
:: The Little Toy Shop: There’s nothing your kids will like more than something educational in their basket. They also have plenty of little ponies and big trucks.
:: The Bull Room: Pick up a personalized Easter basket paint kit from The Bull Room. For $35, get everything you need to paint, including personalized stencils for names. Message them on Facebook to order, or email email@example.com.
:: Wine and Design: Wine and Design of Southern Pines is partnering with DAPPER Barber Shop for a t-rex-themed “lil’ man” basket that includes a T-Rex paint kit and a gift certificate for a haircut. They also have plenty of take-home paint kits for kids.
:: 1350: This screen printing business is selling Easter egg shirts with markers to color in the pattern for $20. Bonus points: A lollipop is included.
:: Morgan Miller: Morgan Miller is offering small and large baskets for her, filled with accessories, candles and treats. Order online and get curbside delivery.
:: Monkee’s of the Pines: Fill a basket for her with cute gifts like a pair of Sheila Fajl hoops or a wine bottle-shaped umbrella from Monkee’s of the Pines. They’re now offering 30 percent off full-priced merchandise online with the code SPRING30.
- OR, Follow social media stories from Monkee’s all week and participate in live social media trivia this weekend. Answer questions about what they’ve been featuring on social media all week, and win Easter discounts for your own basket or to gift to someone else.
:: Cooper & Baileys Boutique: Hook your lady up with this “Love Local” tee from Cooper & Baileys. You can support local with your purchase and she can rep local on those long walks from the kitchen to the living room.
:: Courtney’s Shoes: Order this tiger-themed cosmetic bag from Courtney’s Shoes for the Tiger Queen in your life. They also have super cute headbands in stock so they can look put together from the head up during those WFH zoom calls.
:: Pink of the Pines: Make it a Lilly-themed holiday with a basket full of accessories in her favorite print. Browse their website gift guide that features cups, agendas, headbands, phone cases and more.
Pinehurst Resort: Fill his basket with gear from Pinehurst Resort. Their online pro shop is 20 percent off with the code SPRING20, excluding gift cards. Choose from hats, tees and golf shirts and more to make him the best-dressed guy on the course.
:: Southern Pines Growler Co.: Choose from logo tees, stainless-steel growlers or plenty of six packs from the bottle shop at Southern Pines Growler Co. They’re offering curbside delivery for all growler and bottle shop orders.
:: Gulley’s Garden Center: Give him the gift of yard work and let him pretend that he’s annoyed about it even though he secretly loves it. Gulley’s has a variety of hydrangea shrubs available and other potted plants, and they’re offering delivery and curbside pickup.
:: Gift Certificate for Any Barber Shop: Their hair might resemble Tom Hanks in Castaway after this is all over, so stuff their basket with gift cards to his barber shop of choice.
:: A Gift Certificate for Power Washing or Gutter Cleaning: So, you know, he doesn’t have to do it. Try veteran-owned Gentle Renew.
For the Good Girls and Boys
:: Cared for Canine and Cat: Make them feel their best and cutest with a new collar or leash from Caring Canine and Cat. Or, show them what a good boy or good girl they are with a fresh pack of treats. They’re currently offering curbside pickup and local delivery.
:: Moore Equine Feed & Pet Supply: Order your furry BFF a new toy or a fresh batch of treats and a squeaky toy from Moore Equine Feed & Pet Supply. They’re offering curbside pickup and local delivery, too.