By Betsy Brown

Now that Halloween has passed, it is time to look forward to the holiday shopping season. One stop that should be on your list is Cloverdale Ace Hardware and the Bee’s Nest. If you have read the blogs on TMOM in the past, or if you are already a frequent customer of this great hardware store then you know all about the amazing assortment they carry in not just hardware, paint and lawn and garden but within their unique boutique area just inside the front door. This hidden gem of a boutique offers you items not found in the mall or other mainstream shopping venues.

Plus if you print out this post and bring it to Cloverdale Ace Hardware, you will get $10 off your $30 purchase!!!  Offer is good through December 15th.

Right now, both stores have been transformed into Christmas showrooms with fun and funky trees adorned with adorable ornaments. There is a Candy land pink tree covered with lollipop sticks, cupcake glitter ornaments and pastel colored gingerbread houses. Another fun choice is the bright green Dr. Seuss tree with whimsical ornaments such as mini martini glasses and high heeled shoes.

While you are there, be sure to check out the hostess gifts such as the adorable wine bottle holders, wine stoppers and hors oeuvres dishware. Christmas dishes with stockings, mittens, gingerbread men, and snowmen are just a few of your choices.

Along the clothing category, Bee’s Nest carries an adorable assortment of kids hand knit mittens and hats for the holidays. Not to mention their best selling line of t-shirts and long sleeve shirts – Sweet Tea. Talk about a sense of humor – stop and read some of those t-shirts and you are sure to find one for a family member or friend.

Don’t forget your other holiday accessories such as tablecloths, tree skirts, Root tapered candles and the whimsical Wild Hare dishtowels and aprons. If you look over the 12 foot display of hand towels you are sure to get a chuckle and find the perfect gift for the person with a sense of humor.

Getting ready for your entertaining season means stocking up on houseware items as well. Cloverdale Ace and North Greensboro Ace both carry a full line of houseware products including Krupps and Keurig coffee makers, Cuisinart food processors, bamboo salad bowls and cutting boards, china tea pots and brie bakers to name a few. Along with the brie bakers you can find hors deurves mixes and adorable cocktail napkins and serving dishes.  These are also perfect for teacher and hostess gifts!

Let’s not forget the kids…..come see the old fashioned toys and the light up nick-knacks that are sure to make great stocking stuffers. For a bigger gift you might choose from Melissa and Doug wooden toys or baking kits from Sassafras.

Make sure to check out all these great gift ideas while you stock up on your hardware needs at one of Betsy and Doug’s two stores – Cloverdale Ace Hardware in Winston or North Greensboro Ace Hardware located in Greensboro at the Village at North Elm (Pisgah Church Road and Elm Street). Ace Hardware is known nationally for great customer service winning JD Powers Satisfaction Award 5 yrs running, and these two stores over-deliver on customer service. A friendly, pleasant shopping experience to cover a variety of your shopping needs ….. what else can you ask for?

Remember this is not your “Grandfather’s hardware store”….it’s more than your stereotypical hardware shop! It’s a MUST STOP SHOPPING EXPERIENCE in the Triad!

Sponsored by Cloverdale Ace Hardware and The Bee’s Nest