Earlier this year, we were contacted by the lovely ladies at Swagger to come check out their store in Cary, NC.  We were both anxious to head over to the store and see what all the buzz was about seeing as Swagger has impressively been open for 14 years and has won numerous awards in the surrounding areas.  Owner, Mandy Becker, who left her corporate job to live out her true dream of owning her own store, opened the doors in 2002.  While she was personally in love with anything monogrammed, she could only hope that her customers would share the same amount of appreciation.  Swagger quickly became THE place in Cary, NC to get personalized gifts.

Now that we have visited the store, we can completely understand the obsession.  Swagger is overflowing with gifts for just about any occasion.  We love that the items range from quirky and funny to functional to more meaningful and sentimental.

While we are excited to finally have the perfect store to find gifts, we cannot wait until we go back and shop the clothing side of Swagger.  Mandy expanded the store beyond gifts several years ago and we are going to partner with the team to feature some of their new items for spring!

We have shared several of our favorite items below.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might want to add a few of these to your “Subtly Dropping Hints” list!

(If you aren’t local to the Triangle area, you can shop Swagger items here!)


These coffee mugs by Slant Collections are super cute.  We love the color combinations and the small unexpected images or phrases on the inside rim.  Can we all just have a moment to focus on the tiny gold diamond on the inside of the “Shine Bright” mug?


You can never have too many cards stockpiled for that special occasion and these cards by Quotable Cards have the best sayings.  So cute and there seems to be one for every person in  your life.


These Corkcicle canteens are a phenomenal gift for just about anyone.  They keep beverages cold for 25 hours and hot for 12 hours.  Whether someone has a long commute to work and needs their coffee to stay warm or a football fan is heading to tailgate and wants their own favorite icy beverage, this product is a great idea.  It is offered in 14 colors options and three different sizes.


The Boulevard Collection that they have is amazing and yes, you can personalize it with a saying, initials or name.  The mint jewelry carrier and luggage tags were two of our favorites.


These cutting boards from Imports.com are beautiful.  We love the juxtaposition between the hardness of the marble and the softness of the wood.  This is one of our favorite items that we found.  In fact, we kept coming back to pick them up and admire them while we were at the shop.


We both noticed these signs from Read Between the Lines at exactly the same moment…and we each walked away with one!  We plan to frame them and put them on our desks where we work on Baubles!  A couple of our favorite signs available are, “LITTLE BIRD YOUR’E SO FLY” and “YOU ARE MY BUCKET LIST”.


Have you all have heard of Bourbon and Bowties?   If you haven’t, you should definitely check out their beautiful stone bracelets.  We would like one of each, please!  The colors are so beautiful and we love the delicate gold mixed with the oversized stones.


Finally, The Giving Keys…are you all familiar with this story? If not, we suggest you check it out. Once you are inspired by the story, the already stylish key necklaces will become even more attractive. We can’t wait to buy one for someone special!


Hope you all have a great day!


Tiffany & Lindsey


  1. Classic Chic says:

    […] got home around 10:30 yesterday morning, then Lindsey and I were off to a brunch at Swagger Gifts. They were kind enough to host a brunch for all of the local bloggers.  It was so great to finally […]

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