Just so you know, Valentine's Day is coming -
- 14k white gold pendant
- 6.5-7mm freshwater pearl
- accented by .04 carats total of GH color/SI clarity diamonds
Pendant from India$30
The picture does not do it justice. This is a pendant as subtle and complex as you are. Add your own chain - you'll want to wear it every day.
Stella & Dot Necklace$110
You're wishing you had this yesterday (then you could have actually worn it tonight). This kind of treasure could only come from Stella & Dot. Vintage-style rhinestone necklace - it will glam up every look. (We think it will also look amazing with jeans.)
For when you need just a drop of color - beautiful (pierced) earrings - drop style. Made for you.
Heart Shaped Earrings$20
You may not be able to tell this from the pic, but these darling little (pierced) earrings feature a dangling black heart. Give it to anyone who has ever read O Caledonia. Or anyone who likes hearts, or black accessories, or has pierced ears. And if you know someone who checks ALL of those boxes - why are you still reading this? You should spend all of your time bidding.
Lancome Gift Set$60
When you're looking for a glamorous, bespoke beauty routine, rely on Lancôme. This collection features -
- nurturing brightening oil-in-gel cleanser
- youth activating concentrate
- comforting cleansing cream
- revitalizing oleo-serum
- creme fondante soft cream
- revitalizing eye cream
- and a spot of eye liner
For any child who likes sparkly things (and really, don't they all?) this is the suitcase to try. It is chock full of all sorts of makeup fun. Color that is made for the checks (but may also find its way to the nose, neck, and belly) - big eye appeal - glittery nail polish. Fun fun fun.
Sam Jones BBQ$65
Have you been to Sam Jones?? You could walk there from this party (don't though, they close at 9). If it's already a favorite spot - or a place you hope to visit soon - here's a $25 gift card to get you started. PLUS a cookbook teaching you the SJ secrets of whole hog BBQ.
Star Wars Lego Puzzles$220
Duh duh - duh duh duh DUH duh - duh duh duh Duh duh - duh duh duh duh. (Did you recognize that as the Star Wars theme song?) If you love Star Wars OR if you love LEGO - get going with these -
- Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader (408 pieces)
- The Mandalorian's N-1 Starfighter (412 pieces)
Quail Ridge Books$55
There is literally something for everyone here - sci fi, fiction, nonfiction, a children's book, and a book of amazing travel landmarks that didn't show up in the pic. They come in their own Quail Ridge tote - AND we've tossed in a $25 gift card so you can get your own copy of Spare.
PRO TIP - The Backyard Bird Watcher's Book would be the PERFECT companion to #444 - the tidy cylinder bird feeder.
Simple circuits ... big imaginations. There is nothing as wonderful as watching a child discover what she can do. Get her started with this deluxe base station. She'll amaze herself (and you!) as she creates and controls sound, lights, and motion. (Best for age 6+)
It's the #1 recommended sonic toothbrush brand WORLDWIDE - and that is quite a statement. It removes up to 10x more plaque than a manual toothbrush and delivers expert care for your teeth and gums. You'll still need to go to the dentist - if only to hear them exclaim about your dazzling teeth (and good oral care).
These multi-colored BOHO bags will carry all your stuff. There are 3 different sizes - think of them as toiletries, emergencies, and tote. Tasseled and fun - we believe you'll love them as much as we do.
The Wardrobe Boutique$190
WOW! Look at this bag! It's is sturdy and stylish and as much at home at the office or beach. And inside - take a peek and tell me what you see. The earrings were the first thing to catch our eye but there's also a darling necklace, nail care, eye care, makeup care, AND MORE. Really fun for summer.
Super Hero Trio$60
Wakanda Forever - the story continues in our hearts. Grab these collectors items while you can.
- Black Panther
- Captain America
Why is it called Intelligent Gesture Robot? I'm glad you asked that question.
Because when you move, it moves. It can move forward, backward, or turn left and right - simply through your gestures. Oh and the eyes light up bright blue when it moves. What's not to love? It's also programmable and comes equipped with collision detection sensors. (Your dog will thank you.) Great gift for children age 3-12. (Quite the range, we know, but this robot is a lot of fun.)
Pillow & Sleep Tight Book$35
Reading is dreaming with open eyes. This is a great message and it comes on a big comfy UNICORN pillow. With a pocket large enough to hold a book, we've included one destined to be the new favorite. It's called UNICORN NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT - it's a brilliantly told story (plus there's a unicorn on every page!).
Smathers & Branson Coasters$50
From the fine folks at Smathers & Branson - makers of the finest needlepoint accessories of all time - comes this American flag coaster set. Packaged within a polished wooden holder, these four coasters are a great addition to any coffee table or living room.
Maya Angelou Figurines$90
Exclusive collectibles from The Hamilton Collection. Two stunningly clad, handcrafted and hand-painted lady figurines feature a full stanza from Maya Angelou's famous poem, Phenomenal Woman. Showcased upon framed reflective panels.
Handmade Occasion Cards$50
Sending a card - not a text, not a meme - but a real actual card signed, stamped, and mailed - is a beautiful way to say Thinking of You. This collection covers card-sending events - from birthday to congratulations to get well and (my favorite) thinking of you.
Nail Polish Collection$80
Bold or sassy? Muted or vibrant? Whatever your mood, personality, or occasion there is a nail color here that works. How do we know? Because in this little box are 20 - that's TWENTY! TWO OH - of the brightest, craziest, most popular colors OPI and Essie can imagine. You want this and it could go home with you tonight!
If you agree that it's all about the JOurney - then you should be sporting some Johnnie-O. A good place to start (if this is, in fact, your introduction) is with the Kerman Hat. Not your average baseball cap, no sir. The Kerman Hat comes in one color only - Malibu Red - and man oh man, you look good in red. Next up - the Toucan beach towel in twilight. Oversized and plush, we think it's just as essential as your sun screen and flip flops.
These ROBOTIS sets are colorful robotics kits that allow a child's creations to come to life (and if that doesn't keep you up tonight, nothing will). Haha, just kidding. Seriously, though, these amazing sets allow your child to build multiple robot figures - allowing creative minds to endlessly explore the possibilities. For ages 6+ - builds fine motor skills, problem-solving, concentration, and creative skills development.
Tucked in a scout bag (and you know these are great) - you'll find an amazing Estee Lauder collection.
- energy moisture creme
- night creme mask
- 2-in-1 cleansing foam
- eye creme
- advanced night repair
- Beautiful Belle fragrance
A year of popcorn.
Delivered to your door.
In flavors you have only dreamed of - sweet, savory, salty - so delicious. Let me tempt you further - here's just a sampling of the flavors Ella's features: bee-licious almond, sea salty toffee, coconut cream, cheesy ranch, dill-licious, and hot cocoa. That Ella sure knows her popcorn and this 12-month subscription is to die for.
Bath & Body Works$50
Once you said you'd like to bathe in champagne - but that was long ago and you're much more sensible now. But - what if we could make this dream come true? Interested? Try this gift bag of champagne toast body products. There's a shower gel, body cream, shea butter hand cream, and a fine fragrance mist. Life can still be bubbly and delicious.
It's sort of a modern tech version of your childhood walkie-talkie - but it's so much cooler than that. Also way more powerful. Relay allows your team to communicate instantly - from anywhere in the country. It can transform your frontline business and tonight - at this one event - we bring you Relay for a year - hardware and service - for a team of (up to) five. Relay is used by the Raleigh Convention Center staff, the Raleigh Marriott City center and 1000s of other businesses nationwide. And now you can rely on Relay.
Multi-Arts Mornings or Afternoon Chill? Arts Together offers a variety of summer camp options for children ranging from 3 - 8 years old. Registration for Summer 2023 opens Monday (day after tomorrow!) - and we want you to be first in line! The winner of this item wins one super week at camp.
EA Wells Hair Design$150
Little confession here. As we were putting out the items for tonight's auction, we were tempted - for one teensy little moment - to put our money down on this item - before you even had the chance to see it. But that would have been very wrong, very wrong indeed, and our MHC heart wouldn't let us do it. But seriously, folks, this is the good stuff.
Quick disclaimer - We're not really supposed to call it "stuff," we know to use its proper name (product) - but the point remains - this stuff is gooo-oooo-ooood. Set includes
- hair mask
- coffee mug
Boxing Cat Films - Tim Allen$125
Here's your chance to own a lasting bit of memorabilia. A script from Last Man Standing, autographed by the one and only Tim Allen.
Picture Your Property$145
How cool is this? A cinematic aerial video of your home! Whether you're thinking of marketing your home or are looking for a way to commemorate a beloved homestead, this is it.
- 1-minute cinematic aerial video
- 2 aerial images
NC Museum of Art$105
There are some spectacular events and exhibits planned this year - and you should attend them all. Since members enjoy free admission to exhibitions, invitations to special events, and discounts in the Museum Store - score this one-year, family membership and enjoy all of the benefits.
Museum of Life and Science$85
Little wonder it's the Triangle's favorite museum. There are, after all, 84 acres of science and nature experiences to spark imagination, creativity, and new ways of thinking about our world. This pack of 4 guest passes promises to entertain and inspire.
All aboard! The Verde Canyon Railroad's historic route from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and back is an unforgettable adventure. Captivating panoramic views are revealed in every direction, as the train moves through towering red rock pinnacles, near ancient Indian ruins, over fortified bridges and through an invigorating 734-foot manmade tunnel carved through solid rock over a century ago. As far as the eye can see, wildlife, high-desert foliage and rugged terrain are visible on this year-round adventure into a lush riparian habitat. Whew.
- 2 train seats
- Verde Canyon Railroad
- Clarkdale, Arizona
- 4-hour excursion
- expires January 29, 2024
You are invited to "swagger on in" to this cool shop for women featuring trendy clothing, unique gifts, and a friendly staff that will treat you like family.
- $75 gift card
For Garden's Sake$110
You've never shopped for plants at a place like this before. For Garden's Sake is situated on a beautiful 20-acre site right on the Durham/Chatham county line. Whether you're searching for a single houseplant or realizing it's time to completely revamp your landscape, you'll find what you need. Oh - and did we mention that during the warmer months, the Potting Shed serves beer, wine, cider, mimosas, and Sunset Slush on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Love that.
- $100 gift certificate
Once In A Blue Moon Bakery$95
The awning reads "once in a blue moon" but after just a teeny taste, we're hoping to be back more often than that! Here's a certificate for one beautiful and yummy cake. With flavors ranging from Boston Cream to Carrot to Black Russian, Brandy Alexander, and (at least) three different kinds of chocolate ... we think you'll have a hard time choosing just one.
From Uncommon James comes this exquisite pave' heart on a classic chain. Timeless, effortless, sophisticated.
Baby Bassinette & Blanket$65
Did you know: For the first 6 months, the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot, crib or Moses basket right in your room, beside your bed. And here is one just waiting for you.
- woven grey Moses basket/bassinette
- heavenly soft chenille receiving blanket (30x40) from American Baby Company
Here's your favs from the Sanrio universe: Gudetama and Hello Kitty.
- Gudetama backpack
- Gudetama coin bank
- Gudetama Lazy Egg with Fried Tamagoyaki plush doll
- Hello Kitty Levi's jean jacket, child's XL
- Hello Kitty kid robot plush toy
Start 'em off right. For those ready to step up to the freedom and expanded range that gears provide, this sporty machine is up for anything from sidewalk cruising to trail blazing. It thrives in the wild - on low-impact trails and gravel roads. And it's built for agility, handling, comfort.
- Cannondale - Kids Trail bike
- Lightweight SmartForm C2 Alloy frame
- 40mm travel suspension fork
- Shimano 7-speed Revo Twist Shifter
- Multi-surface tires (20x1.95")
Do you know Blown Away? Raleigh's premier blowout bar is ready to provide these glam services -
- 3-pack of blowouts - gift card
- luxury shower cap
- and the best detangling wet brush that has ever been made (in our opinion)
Inspired by a true story of adoption, Miracle is the tale of a baby bison's journey and how she is welcomed into a new family. We're not crying, you're crying.
- Miracle, A Birthday Story, autographed by author Wendy Alyson Jordan
- plush bison toy
- invitation to the author's home in Mt. Gilead, NC (where you just may see real american bisons!)
Vann Fine Art creates masterpiece portraits intended to be passed down from generation to generation. The process combines true-to-life expressions captured with classic photography with the painted brush strokes of a master painter. The result is breathtaking artistry that will be admired for hundreds of years. Gather the generations and schedule a portrait sitting today!
- $1000 gift certificate
- includes one in-studio portrait session and
- one custom handcrafted 11x14 portrait on canvas
- Please note: non-transferable, no pets, immediate family only (up to 8 people)
- expires April 28, 2023
Escape Room Adventure$130
Escape rooms are a great way to challenge your mind, take a break from cell phones, bond with family, friends, and co-workers, and just get a little extra outside the box thinking in your life. Choose from 5 escape room games (MacGregor Manor; Trapped in a Jungle; the Sorcerer's Mistake; Rest Easy Motel; and Grinched). Are you and your friends up for the challenge? Will you be able to escape?? Stay tuned -
- Game On Escapes
- Cary location
- one adventure for a group of 4
The Vineyard Camp$715
The Vineyard Camp is an inter-denominational ministry for children and youth. Located in Westfield (north of Winston-Salem) Vineyard Camp is world-renowned for its variety of sports. Many activities are offered; each camper chooses one major per week, and two different electives each day.
- 1 week summer camp
- campers age 6 - 18
- Westfield, NC (Stokes County) spanning 300+ acres on Brown Mountain
- activities include swimming, golf, an adventure tower, conversational French, and paintball
- PLUS a beautiful book of daily devotions
The MICHE bag is back!!! Celebrate in style with the Classic Briarly in chocolate brown. It features brass rings and braided handles.
Original Owens Pottery$165
Owens Pottery of North Carolina, also known as Original Owens Pottery, is the oldest continuously operating pottery in North Carolina. It sells a variety of traditional, functional clay products and is best known for its difficult-to-produce fire red glazed pottery. This set of two should def go home with you (or maybe me?).
So many reasons to use goats milk products; all of them are good. Here's a cutie-pie basket filled with products naturally moisturizing and contains vitamins that are so good for the skin. Almost immediately after using these products, you'll notice a difference in how soft your skin feels.
- 2 bars goats milk soap
- shampoo bar with tea tree
- goats milk lotion
- Hello Beautiful soap bar
Beautiful ribbed grey Coverstitch sweater - dress it up or dress it down - looks great with (almost) every pairing. Ladies size large.
Vine & Love Blouse$25
Vine & Love dusty mauve blouse with long pleated sleeves. Ladies size large.
Stitch Navy Garment Bag$435
We're going to put it to you straight. This is simply the best two-in-one duffle bag there is today. It will simplify your packing and transport your clothes in the best possible package and it can do this because it converts from a duffle to a garment bag with one zipper. Spacious enough for two suits, shoes, and all other travel essentials, this bag is perfect for a weekend getaway or business trip.
Stylish Living is a mother-daughter owned gift boutique right in the heart of Apex. Step inside the store and you'll find a wide array of high quality goods and gifts for all occasions.
- $25 gift card
Tiffany Keys are exquisitely crafted pendants that epitomize independence, confidence, and power. The Tiffany Key Collection includes many different motifs but one of the most popular is the one we offer tonight: The Fleur de Lis. This symbol has been used throughout history to connote purity, light, and life. It's also seen throughout royal and religious emblems, as well as family crests. The fleur de lis symbol is an iconic motif and is a great design for a key pendant.
- 18k rose gold
- round brilliant diamonds
- pendant measures 1" long
- carat total weight .10
- 18 inch chain
Sterling Cross Necklace$75
The cross is a powerful symbol of Christ's love and sacrifice - wear this as a testament of your Christian faith.
- sterling cross necklace
- blue inlay created opal
- 18-inch sterling chain
Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center$575
Nestled on the north shore of the Neuse River near Oriental, Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center is an ideal setting to learn sailing, explore God's creation, and grow in faith. Campers experience the presence of God through wind and water, story and song, and friendships that last a lifetime. Don Lee Center has offered Christian camping experiences to all ages for more than 70 years.
- 1 week of summer camp
- rising 2nd graders through age 17
- reservations for summer 2024 - happening now!