About Us

At Lauralee Gifts online, you’ll find a carefully selected collection of our bestselling lines including long-time customer favorites and items we love and use ourselves.  We are thankful to have been recognized among the Triangle’s best gift shops in both the News and Observer’s Best of Cary and WRAL’s Voter’s Choice Awards.  You can also read more about us in this article on wral.com 

In 2013, we launched our online store featuring gifts, handmade jewelry and unique handbags.  Then, feeling that Cary, NC could use a unique gift shop, we decided to take our knowledge of products and sources from the online marketplace and open a local storefront.  So in November 2014, we opened Lauralee Gifts, located in Cary, NC, at Tryon Village.  The shop is named for our children, Laura, and Ben (Lee is his middle name).  In 2020, we closed our brick and mortar location and went back exclusively online with our favorite products from our shop. 


When we're not working, John and I love going to concerts, downtown Raleigh restaurants and events, and NC State football games.  We are regular visitors to Boone, NC, where our kids attended Appalachian State University.  We get down to Wrightsville Beach as often as we can, our home away from home!

We are family owned and locally operated. 

John and Stacy Thompson