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Shop Small in Duplin County

With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to pay a visit to Duplin County and check some of that holiday shopping off your list. After all, why go to a mall or order online when you can plan a shopping trip to visit all of the amazing small businesses our country has to offer? Whether you’re looking for friends or family or just looking for a great place to eat or buy a gift certificate, Duplin County has it all.

Shops and Boutiques

Here are just a few of the small businesses in Duplin County that are perfect for your next holiday shopping trip.

Olive Branch Gardens

Are you looking to bring a little out of the outdoors into this holiday season? Olive Branch Gardens is a local florist specializing in hand-cut, fresh flowers, Christmas wreaths, and holiday decor, along with locally made candies and other small gifts. Plus, they deliver, so you can arrange for a bit of holiday warmth to be dropped right at your loved one’s door.

Muddy Creek on Main

Muddy Creek is an adorable boutique that features tons of unique styles for women and girls alike. Find the perfect thing to wear to this year’s company Christmas party, or pick some cute sweaters for the little ones in your family.

Bluebelles Boutique

This fun local shop offers everything a woman could ever need to create the perfect outfit. Bluebelles offers clothing in sizes XS-3XL so that anyone can create their own stunning vintage look. Or, if you need some new accessories, they also sell shoes, handbags, jewelry, and much more!

The Bird’s Nest Baby Boutique
The Bird’s Nest Baby Boutique
The Bird’s Nest Baby Boutique

Whether it’s baby’s first Christmas or you or your loved one has a little one on the way, there’s always a reason to shop for cute baby clothes. Specializing in children’s clothing from newborns up to 5T, The Bird’s Nest also offers decor, quilts, and a variety of adorable gifts for baby.

Serendipity Salon, Deli, and Bakery

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop that can help you check a bunch of boxes off your shopping list, look no further than Serendipity Salon and Serendipity Deli/Bakery. You can schedule a haircut, purchase a tanning session, or buy a gift certificate so your loved ones can pamper themselves. You can also stop in for sandwiches, salads, cakes, cookies, and a variety of other holiday goodies!

This Little Pig

If thrifting is your thing, there’s no better place to visit in Duplin County than This Little Pig. With over 2700 square feet of retail space and 25 vendors, this store offers something for everyone. Shop for clothes at Second Hand Hunny’s booth, shoes at The Shoe Outlet, or take a stroll around the rest of the space to find numerous vendors offering vintage finds, handmaid gifts, and holiday decor.

Cavenaugh’s Gifts of Distinction
Cavenaugh’s Gifts of Distinction

Shopping for the classy lady in your life? Cavenaugh’s Gifts of Distinction has everything you could want, including stylish outfits, adorable handbags, and stunning jewelry. You can also find dog toys, North Carolina decor, dining ware, and much, much more.

Skin Tone Med Spa

Who doesn’t deserve a little pampering this holiday season? Treat yourself by visiting Skin Tone Med Spa and indulge yourself with a massage or facial. Or, if you want to spoil yourself in preparation for an upcoming holiday party, book an appointment to get a Botox® or Latisse® treatment.


Duplin County has plenty of restaurants to keep you going during your next shopping spree, from upscale eats to down-home cooking.

The Country Squire

If you want to eat and get your shopping done all at once, The Country Squire is the place for you. Not only can you enjoy a delicious lunch or hearty steak diner, but you can also pick up a variety of gifts as well. They sell some of Duplin County’s finest hand-crafted wines, along with jewelry, wind chimes, and a variety of Scottish gift items. You can also grab a gift certificate or, if you don’t feel like cooking dinner this holiday season, you can pick up an entire meal to make at home.

The Country Squire
The Country Squire
PJ’s Pizza

For a truly unforgettable experience, stop at PJ’s Pizza. Their fresh, Neapolitan-style pizzas are widely regarded as some of the best in Duplin County. Not a pizza person? No problem. They also make handmade subs, burgers, salads, and desserts. PJ’s truly has something to satisfy everyone in the family.

The Country Barn

Need a snack while you’re out and about? The Country Barn features a stunning bakery filled with mouthwatering sweets, treats, and sandwiches. They’re also a bulk and specialty foods store that sells a wide variety of flours, baking mixes, candies, chocolates, and so on. You can even pick up a sandwich platter for that party you forgot you promised to bring a dish to.

The Tipsy Bee

If you’re looking for a meal that tastes like it came straight out of grandma’s kitchen, look no further. Not only does The Tipsy Bee dish out classic meals like chicken and pastry, baked chicken, and collards greens, they bake a ton of sweets to round out your meal. Pick up cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and cheesecakes for your next holiday event, or just grab one or two for yourself.

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