The Deal: Holiday Gifts and Ideas Abound


The holidays are here and RDU has everything you need to accomplish your holiday shopping while at the airport. You’ll likely also find some ways to treat yourself as you travel this month.

Holiday Gift Guide

RDUscreens-giftsvWe’ve taken the guessing out of giving. Our comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide features a wealth of ideas for all the people in your life. Plus, find N.C. gift ideas and great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.

In the guide, view a slideshow of items by category and see lists of what you can find in each of our shops.

Where to find it:

Wrap It. Ship It. Stamp It.

It’s true that you shouldn’t wrap your gifts before heading through the security checkpoint.  But did you know that you can buy wrapping paper, gift bags, cards and tape on the concourse?  You’ll also find stamps. And did you know that you can purchase items at RDU and have them shipped so you won’t have to carry them aboard your flight.

Learn more about holiday essentials.

Electric Skateboards Available in The Shops of RDU*

Perhaps the hottest tech item of the season is available in multiple locations at The Shops of RDU. Electric skateboards, sometimes referred to as hoverboards, can be found in four stores in Terminal 2. The boards are similar to segways, but without the handle. Ask the store about shipping.

Where to find it: Hudson Booksellers (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance); Hudson News/Discover (Terminal 2, D10); Kidsworks (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance); Shaw News (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance).

_DSC0673Sidewalk Sale Planned

From December 17-29, find great stocking stuffers and gifts throughout The Shops of RDU during our end-of-year sidewalk sale. Merchants from throughout both terminals will have featured items on tables located just outside their shops.

Where to find it: Throughout The Shops of RDU

Quick Hits:

Here’s a look at other new offerings and deals from around the airport:

Char-Grill (Terminal 1, Gate A5): You can now find freshly baked brownies, yogurt cups and local beer selections.

Life is good (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance): A clearance sale is underway with some items up to 50% off.

Starbucks (Terminal 1; Terminal 2): From December 14-25, purchase any “At Home” coffee item and receive a free grande-size handcrafted beverage.

*Riding personal transportation devices is not allowed in the terminals. 

About Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the External Communication Specialist for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and is the main writer for RDU’s website, electronic communication and airport publications. He’s also the primary face behind RDU’s social media channels. Andrew also assists with many other things, from media relations to event planning. In fact, he has an advanced degree in "other duties as assigned."
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