Made in Wake

In Feature Stories, June 2020 by Raleigh Magazine

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Raleigh and Wake County are home to many great things—great restaurants, great museums, great schools, great healthcare and technology industries. The area also boasts talented artisans who craft a variety of handmade products that can be found both near and far, from candles and pottery to hot sauce and cheese. We’re lucky to have Videri’s signature chocolate bars, Carolina Popcorn Shoppe’s beloved kettle corn, Wandering Star Soaps’ colorful whipped bath bars and more, right at our disposal. We’re in favor of buying local when we can and urge you to support these local makers whenever possible, whether you’re treating yourself to a gift or buying a present for a friend or family member. Along with our local artists, restaurant and small business owners, our artisans can all use your help right now, too.

Ojalá Pottery

NC Mug in Midnight Drip: All of my pieces are hand thrown on my pottery wheel, glazed in my home studio and fired in my personal kiln. This mug features a Dogwood design in honor of our state flower. $32; etsy.com/shop/OjalaPottery — Caroline Radcliff

Slice Pie Company

Our Peach Pie is made just like our State Fair Blue Ribbon Apple Pie, just substituted for our peach pie lovers. Weighing in over 3 pounds of the freshest peaches and peeled by hand, stuffed into a blanket of our flaky pastry crust and “Slice” spices, some say that our peach pie crust tastes like a crispy biscuit. $30; slicepiecompany.com — Kristen Cleve

Larry’s Coffee

All of Larry’s Coffee blends are organic, fair trade and shade-grown (including the fully recyclable K cups the company recently launched). $15-$16.50 per 12 oz. bag; larryscoffee.com

Videri Choclate

Videri’s most popular chocolate bar. It’s made with 70 percent Classic Dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Salty-sweet is hard to beat. $6; viderichocolatefactory.com

Escazu

A dozen Escazú chocolate chip cookies. Proceeds from this purchase will go towards supporting Escazu employees during the closure. $50; escazuchocolates.com/shop-now/cookies

Ky’s Kandles

Quarantine Edition candles available in 3 fragrances: Quarantine, Quarantine Life, Vacation Me Please. $15.50 each; kyskandles.com

Wandering Star Soap

Wandering Star Soap luxury artisan handmade bar soaps, whipped soaps, sugar scrubs, spa salts, lip balms and lotion bars. Soaps are made using shea butter and avocado oil to protect and nourish the skin. Brilliant micas, pigments and clays are swirled throughout to create dazzling designs to complement the decadent fragrances. All products are vegan and are mixed and poured by hand. $9-$15; wanderingstarsoap.com

Anders Natural Soap

Organic and natural lavender soap gift box includes Lavender Goat Milk, Lavender Fields Oatmeal and Lavender Vanilla. $21.50; andersnaturalsoap.com

Ginny O’s Cheese Straws

Original Ginny O’s Cheese Straws 9 oz. gift tin. $22.99; ginnyo.com

Moon & Lola

Cheshire hand cut monogram domed ring. $370; moonandlola.com

MelsieGlass 

Glass serving trays to dress up your casual entertaining. 3-section tray. $75; etsy.com/shop/melsieglass

Num Num Sauce

Num Num Sauce is a craft Southern-style grilling and dipping sauce that serves as a healthy alternative to ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce. It is low sodium, fat free, preservative free and gluten free. Num Num Sauce flavor profiles complement vegetables, meats, soups and salads. $6.99; numnumsauce.com

Lit Moments

Reed Diffusers are all natural, responsibly harvested, recyclable and replaceable rattan reeds. $30; lit-moments.com

Raleigh Denim

Graham Pilot jean. $245; raleighdenimworkshop.com

Bird Lady Paints

Acorns Over Raleigh 16 x 16 acrylic painting. $85; kristinlozoya.com

Daisy and Fox

Custom Heart Bicycle Necklace with initial charm 18” chain. $15.99; Daisy and Fox. etsy.com/shop/DaisyandFox

Urban Guerrilla 63

The New Barn Bag, 16” x 14” x 6” with a 44”-48” adjustable shoulder strap. $249.40; Urban Guerrilla 63. etsy.com/shop/UrbanGuerrilla63

Mami’s Baking

Loaded Cookie Box includes a variety of Crownie, PB&J, Red Velvet Delight, All American, Flor’s Lemon Cheesecake, Cookie Monster, Grandaddypurp, Gimmee S’more, Billionaire Bacon and PB Cup Protein cookies. Starting at $23.99. mamisbaking.com

Bone Suckin’ Sauce

Bone Suckin’ Grillin’ Box and cookbook. $39.99; ncstore.com

Porch Fly Supply Company

The Raleigh Howlin’ Moon tee has become a recognizable, local classic. This popular tee has been worn by everyone from the NC State dance team to amazing local musicians, superstar chefs and some of our favorite Carolina Hurricanes players. Ultra-soft poly cotton shirt (tailored fit) with lightweight, smooth, screen-printed design. $26; porchfly.com

First Olive Soap

First Olive three soap bar gift set with pine soap dish. $30; Firstolive.com

Carolina Popcorn Shoppe

Gable Box includes four equally sized bags of: Old Fashioned Caramel, Tasty Butter, Yellow Cheddar and Kettle Corn. $12.95; carolinapopcorn.com

Naturally Chic Gifts

Bon Anniversaire and happy birthday to your nearest and dearest! The gift includes a Lemon Sugar Cookie Candle, bath bomb, body butter, tumbler and birthday cake cashew cups. $54; naturallychicgifts.com

CY Design Studio

CY Design Studio is an independent handcrafted jewelry company whose mission is to create charming and affordable long-lasting jewelry, which is as unique as the person wearing it. Each piece is expertly handcrafted in solid 14k gold-filled or sterling silver components and freshwater pearls. $29.99-$39.99; CYDesign.Studio

Hail Mary Mix

All natural, spicy Bloody Mary mix. 8 oz. $6.99; hailmarybloodymarymix.com

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