It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we are thrilled to be bringing you our annual mom-approved Holiday Shopping Guide highlighting a few of our favorite local shops and gift ideas right here in the Triangle. No matter if you are shopping for the holidays or just looking for a gift throughout the year, we have some of our favorite gift suggestions to help you out!
Thank you to the local sponsors who made it possible to create this guide. Every last one of these recommendations has the RMB seal of approval!
Give the Gift of Swim Lessons at Goldfish Swim School!
This holiday season, skip the toy store and give the little ones in your life the gift of swim lessons instead! While supplies last, Goldfish Swim School Cary and Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest are offering discounted holiday packages for the little swimmers in your life!
This holiday package includes registration + TWO FREE MONTHS OF SWIM LESSONS — plus retail goody items so the kids have something to open! The package is priced at $199 and includes: 2 months of group lessons, waived annual membership fee (for new members) OR 2 drop-in lessons (for existing members), Bubbles bath toy, Goldfish tote, Bubbles storybook, Goldfish Goggles. ($266 value for new members, $285 value for existing members)
Swimming lessons provide essential skills and confidence that last a lifetime. Kids learn safety skills while having fun, making friends, building confidence and learning life lessons. Kids love Goldfish’s fun, tropical environment and 90-degree pools. Parents get the peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are learning an essential life skill based on our proven curriculum. There’s no better gift than that!
Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently have all of their swimmers in the pool during the same half-hour time slot and schedule makeup classes when necessary.
In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Facility highlights include an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons, a spacious family dressing area with private changing rooms, snack bar, retail shop and warm, tropical décor.
Goldfish Swim School Cary, located at 2980 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, serves families in the Apex, Cary and Morrisville area. Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest, located at 14660 Falls of Neuse in Wake Forest, serves families in Wake Forest, North Raleigh and surrounding areas. Both locations offer a wide range of swimming classes for all ages and skill levels at times that are convenient for every family’s schedule.
Families can register for lessons by visiting the website or calling 919/435-3752 (Wake Forest) or 919/635-8950 (Cary).
Give the Gift of Pampering!
Pinup Studio is a warm, private studio allowing you to escape and fully relax with warm cocoa at a customized hot cocoa bar or a glass of wine while you indulge yourself in a customized hair or lash service. Christina has been a hair stylist for over eight years, staying up to date with all hair trends and specializing in Brazilian Blowouts. Christina is also certified in over six lash companies assuring you get the customized set of lash extensions to suit your lifestyle. If lash extensions aren’t your thing a lash lift and tint is perfect for the low maintenance girl looking to add a pop to her daily look. Pinup Studio is the perfect place for you to to freshen up your look for the Holidays and the New Year!
Give the Gift of a Stylish Gift Basket & More!
Shop Gingham & Posh gift baskets online or stop by our store to shop our wide array of gifts. We offer a vast selection of gift items — many locally made — with the goal of helping you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Baby gifts, jewelry, apparel, home decor, greeting cards — we offer a little of everything!
Give the Gift of Influencing Change!
Feel confident about your purchase with Designed For Joy. DFJ has created a living wage artisan work model hiring women at risk for trafficking and those living with food and housing insecurities in Raleigh, NC. Their artisans create unique jewelry and home decor items great for gift giving.
RMB Mom-Approved Local Business
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