Welcome to our 4th Gift Guide, all related to PAMPERING yourself or others!
We hope you learn about some businesses and products you weren’t aware of, and can try them out! Some of these are great gifts for others, while some are great gifts for YOURSELF! Each listing should be linked from the title and image OR business name if you want to go to one of the sites.
We are doing 8 days of posts with 8 different categories. Each post/ category will also feature a giveaway from one or more of the highlighted businesses. To enter each one, you can comment on the blog post, or share our linked post on Facebook or Instagram! We will do the drawings for ALL posts on 12/20/22 in the evening.
***There will be one grand prize pack drawing. Those who comment on all 8 posts in the series will be entered for that!
Pamper yourself or grab a gift card!
I have recently started seeing Rachel, owner of Sleek360 at 1230 SE Maynard Rd Suite 103 in Cary, NC. Let me tell y’all something- the best wax services I have ever had in my life. And I have lived in many different places and been to lots of waxers. This is by far the quickest, most thorough, and dullest pain I have experienced. They offer more than waxing too. They have spray tans, teeth whitening, sugaring, and share a space with a massage therapist and a salon. Go forth and become hair free!
Pamper your pet or gift someone with a new puppy or cat!
Anyone with pets knows one of the hardest thing to deal with is their care when you are away- whether that be a trip or your daily time away in an office. If you have dogs, you have got to try out K9 Resorts at 1002 Investment Blvd in Apex, NC! They offer boarding or daycare. It smells like cake, and they take the best care of your best friend. Got cats? No problem! Call Lora, owner of Cool Cats Cat Sitting in Apex, NC. Her team will come to your home and take amazing care of your finicky felines. From feeding to playtime, they are the ultimate purr-fessionals!
Pamper your mind by letting someone else plan your trips!
Did you know that in a lot of cases using a travel agent is FREE? They get paid by the company you are traveling with, whether it be a cruise line, Disney, resort, etc. They can sometimes even get better secret deals that you wouldn’t know about. And they save you time in addition to money by sitting on long holds when needed. Travel agents will generally do as much or as little of the planning as you want. For instance, if you use an agent for a Disney trip, they could book the room and tickets but you may want to book your own meal and ride reservations. It just depends on what you want off your plate so you can enjoy your vacation! And most importantly, if something goes wrong while you on on the trip, the travel agent is your best friend to help solve problems for you. I have several here locally in the Triangle that I recommend: Robin Bandong, Tracy Milligan, and Lauren Doyle!
Pamper your relationship and get a sitter! Or gift one to a mom!
Sister Emily and Kaley own Sitting Made Simple of Raleigh, NC. Just join as a member, and you can use them whenever you have a babysitting or daycare need at your home. They have a well-screened and trusted staff of sitters who are ready to care for your kids of all ages. Be the rockstar friend who gifts this to a mom friend who needs some time alone or a date night with her partner.
Pamper yourself with a group of girlfriends!
What little girl doesn’t love playing with makeup? It never changes, right? Us big girls like it too! How about getting your makeup done by a makeup artist? Gather some girlfriends and do it for fun. Have owner, Diana, of Beach Beauty, come to you before a special event, that’s what she does! Got a photoshoot? Have Diana come before it. Got kids getting ready for prom? Perfect. She does makeup, spray tans, and hair. All mobile!
Pamper you and your daughter for mommy and me fun!
People who know me know that I am never without my sparkle, especially in my hair. I am addicted to Jennifer, owner of Fhairy Sparkles in Holly Springs, NC. Anytime I need refreshed, I just message her or find her at a local event. She is super quick, and transforms your hair from wah to wow. And every single time I travel somewhere, people are fascinated by it! It is a great easy and affordable way to change up your hair without dyes.
Pamper your home, or gift someone who needs some cheer.
I recently met owner of Cary, NC’s Bee Bloomin Florist, Katelyn, and was immediately impressed. I love her story of how she started her business to honor her mother’s memory, who passed away. She made bouquets for her grave, and found a calling. Her arrangements are unique and beautiful. Support her small business, and gift some flowers!
Pamper your CAR!
Mmmmmm, that new car smell. I love it. And every time Cody, the owner of Bright Star Mobile Detailing, cleans my car, I get to smell it all over again. Based in Apex, NC, Cody comes to you at your home, office, or even a random parking lot to wash and detail your car, or other vehicle! He also pressure washes houses and driveways! And he offers gift cards!
Alice Shaffer, The Nanny CEO and Pet CEO, is a community angel in the Apex, NC area. She can help you adult- whatever that means. From petsitting to shopping to just helping survive life- she’s the gal to call. Gift her to yourself or a friend who is having a hard time keeping life from getting out of control. She’s not a therapist, but I would certainly trust her advice!
Pamper your home, and as a result, yourself, your family, your pets, your guests.
Housecleaning is one of those things everybody wants but either you are embarrassed by the mess in your home, or you can’t find someone you trust that is reliable and safe to have in your home to take care of the mess for you. I trust Chanel and Princeton Wilkins or their team, of Holly Springs, NC, completely. They will knock your socks off with their attention to detail, being the cleaning superheroes they are! Gift yourself or a friend!
There you have it- my top picks with local businesses for PAMPERING.
This GIVEAWAY includes: a $50 gift certificate to Bright Star Mobile Detailing, and a Positively Apex keychain!
Comment on this post or share our linked post on the Positively Apex Facebook or Instagram pages to be entered!
Tomorrow’s list will be the STUUUUUUUUFFFFF category!