Posted on May 1, 2015

Gift Ideas With a Winning WOW Factor

If you’re like most people, you’re always on the lookout for memorable gift ideas. Members of North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns have two excellent suggestions that are perfect any time of year.

Gift Idea #1
A gift certificate to one of the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns is memorable and unexpected. Order online at NC Bed and Breakfast's website. |

You can never go wrong with a gift certificate to one of our member inns. It is such a thoughtful way to say “I love you”, “Happy Anniversary” or give as a surprise thank you to someone special. They are also great gifts for honeymoons, birthdays, retirements or a “Happy Trails” gift for someone you know who’s planning a trip in North Carolina.

Buying one is fast and easy. Purchase here in dollar amounts starting as low as $50.

Gift Idea #2

Cooks and cookbook collectors love the new North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Cookbook!The NC Bed and Breakfast Inns cookbook makes a wonderful gift, full of recipes you won't find anywhere else. Order online at the NC Bed and Breakfast Inns website. |

In this collection, we’ve included recipes a variety of recipes. Some have been handed down through the generations — others are specialties of the house and signature dishes of our member inns.

What you can count on is that this gift is always delicious and appreciated.

Order online here.

And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not surprise Mom with a home-cooked meal you make, following a recipe or two from the cookbook?

To whet your appetite, here is a sampling of a few of the best of North Carolina cooking – from dessert, to brunch to picnic!

Strawberry And Sweet Cream Tart from Duke Mansion in the Mountain region.

Asparagus and Herb Egg Bake from 1889 Whitegate & Cottage in the Piedmont area.

Fried Peach Jacks from Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Eastern NC’s coastal area.

Plus, you’ll find a bonus section filled with classic North Carolina recipes, including Old Time Eastern NC BBQ Sauce and Aunt Bee’s Kerosene Cucumbers (Yes — this one was inspired by the famous “Pickle” episode on the Andy Griffith show)!

In a Last-Minute Pickle?

You’ll find instant gratification and plenty of other NC innkeeper’s recipes right here on our our website.

Bon Appetite!