Shop the Best of Durham 2017: Gift Stores

(image courtesy Parker and Otis)

Shop the best gift stores in Durham according to polls conducted in 2017 by Durham Magazine.  All “The Best of Durham” results come each year from polling the public about their local Durham favorites.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, also located in Durham, loves to promote our fellow local businesses, especially when those businesses are voted favorites by the people.

Exotique (319 W. Main Street in Downtown Durham) is a boutique selling African-style clothing for men, women, and children as well as offering art, decor, and even instruments.  It is also a gift store with handcrafted goods made by local and international artists from different parts of the world including jewelry, sculptures, bags, colorful African fabrics, hats, and more.

Those who shop Exotique may have the unique experience of meeting a celebrity!  Famous people including actor/comedian Chris Rock, actress Angela Bassett, and singer Nnenna Freelon all shopped at Exotique.

Morgan Imports (13 S. Gregson Street at Peabody Place in the historic Brightleaf District) is a gift store selling a wide variety of products from planters, outdoor furniture, and wind chimes to locally made soaps, tapered candles, and party lights.  Morgan Imports also helps shoppers celebrate holidays with its exclusive seasonal items.

Ngozi Design Collective (321 W. Main Street in Downtown Durham) offers original, high quality handcrafted jewelry, apparel, and custom accessories for the home or business.  It features the work of a growing group of inspired local and national designers who showcase their art.  Ngozi (pronounced N-go-zee) is an Igbo (Nigeria) word that means blessed.

Parker and Otis (112 South Duke Street in historic Downtown Durham) is a restaurant and gift shop with an amazing array of gifts, gourmet foods, cheese, wine, and candy.  In the gourmet section of Parker and Otis, they stock North Carolina delicacies such as Salem Baking Company Moravian Cookies from Winston-Salem and Goodness Gracies Toffee Cookies from Wilmington.

Retreat to a luxurious room at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  At the time of making your room reservation, you can request a massage in the privacy of your own guest room.  We extend our warm Southern hospitality to every one of our guests who come from all over the world.  

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