The holidays are just around the corner and it is time to start checking off some of the items on those wishlists! Shopping for the holidays can be overwhelming when you are trying to find that perfect gift, but we’ve narrowed it down for you with our picks of some amazing RVA stores and experiences. From cozy sweaters to locally sourced goods, we've narrowed it down to a list of only the most thoughtful gifts for the favorite people in your life that's sure to satisfy all of your gift-giving needs. Happy Holidays and let's go shopping!
Surprise that adventurous someone with a gift from Riverside Outfitters. Offering gift certificates starting at $25, Riverside Outfitters gift certificates can be used for any service provided like rafting, paddleboard and kayak tours, tubing, climbing, and camp services. Guaranteed to make anyone who loves the outdoors holiday spirit (and pulse) rise, Riverside Outfitters is a one-of-a-kind gift for the boldest and bravest in your life.
Part of Re:Union, a collaborative, boutique retail space home to five distinct brands, LIVNG.US offers gorgeous plants perfect for any plant mom or dad out there! From snake plants to monsteras, these green gifts can make any home a happier place for the folks in your life. Stop by Re:Union at 402 W. Broad St. and check out their collection of greenery.
Little Nomad has become one of the trendiest children’s clothing stores in Richmond and the perfect place for gifts for the newborns, toddlers, and beyond you'll be buying for this season. The shop has options ranging from girls and boys clothing, toys, books, home goods, shoes, and even gifts for the parents. Their selection includes many trendy, sustainable pieces that any child would love to have. Check out Little Nomad's brick-and-mortar location at 104 W. Broad St.
River City Food Tours is the city’s top-rated food tour company that is perfect for any food lover. River City offers the easy option of gift certificates for those interested in gifting a food tour or you can schedule a tour for your favorite person and make it an exciting trip for two. Food tours are offered in Richmond neighborhoods like downtown's own Arts District.
Don’t know what to get the stylish and classic man for the holidays? Ledbury is the place for him. Ledbury's options range from polo shirts, sweaters, sport coats, and accessories for any occasion. Ledbury’s products are the perfect fit for any guy in your life who enjoys a staple, fashionable piece. Shop Ledbury's impressive space and collection at 315 W. Broad St.
Rider Boot Shop offers a range of boots that will fit just about anyone's preference, size, and style. From their selection of Chelsea boots to lace-up shoes, these boots are the perfect shoe to compliment any outfit. Don't forget to browse their selection of handmade, custom belts, wallets, and bags while you visit Rider Boot Shop at 18 W. Broad St.
Surprise that certain someone by growing their wardrobe with amazing denim pieces from Shockoe Atelier. Located in Shockoe Bottom, this shop offers a range of denim pants and other styles that are all handmade in their workshop. Stop by and find the perfect pair for the special guy in your life at 13 S. 15th St.
Have a family or friend that's in need of new living space items to match their new digs? LaDIFF is a 3-story showroom filled with modern-styled furniture for both indoors and out. LaDIFF also has a large selection of accessories for the home that will compliment anyone's living space and offer a range of gifts that make for perfect stocking stuffers or White Elephant presents. Shop at LaDIFF at 125 S. 14th St.
Quirk Gallery has been a go-to for visitors and locals of Richmond to explore their gift shop full of local and international artists. The gallery's gift shop features jewelry, ceramics, prints, books, and more that are perfect for any lover of art or design. The shop is always adding new, exclusive offerings so make sure you get to Quirk quick for any last-minute gifts at 207 W. Broad Street.
The Someday Shop is a home goods store that sells houseware, vintage items, and plants. Their houseplants will turn any home into a Pinterest dream, while their decor and kitchenware items are sure to bring a smile to anyone who considers their home a sanctuary. Grab a green goddess for that special someone and help grow their green thumb or spice up their space with a carefully curated accessory for the home. The Someday Shop is located at 22 E. Broad St. in the Arts District.
Whilom Goods is the homebody shop with vintage and carefully curated pieces that will complement any stay-at-home lover's space. Choose from handmade mugs, delicate decor items, calming candles, or bath salts to gift. This shop is perfect for supporting local business with thoughtfully sourced goods at affordable prices. Stop by and browse Whilom Goods, located at 1 N. 2nd St.
Know a couple that likes to tackle new experiences together? Treat them together with a cooking class at Mise En Place for the duo who love to cook and learn. Mise En Place offers digital gift cards so that the gift receiver can select the class that they would like to attend. Mise En Place is located at 104 Shockoe Slip and will be offering a range of upcoming classes with the different cuisine options.
Need some interesting and obscure book ideas for your favorite bookworms? Small Friend Records & Books has a distinct option of books for those who have eclectic interests or may be in need of new inspiration. The shop also sells records perfect for anyone who needs a soundtrack to go along with their reading. Check out Small Friend and pick out the perfect book for your bibliophile at 105 N. 17th St.
Fountain Bookstore has an endless selection of books ranging from fiction, nonfiction, and more. This delicate shop has become the perfect place to find gifts for those who are always looking for something new to read. Fountain Bookstore also offers gift cards and gift audiobook memberships along with the “Fountain Welcome,” a gift box that introduces someone who may have just moved to Richmond with a guide book to Richmond, Richmond Magazine, and more exclusive RVA items. Find Fountain right in the center of Shockoe Slip at 1312 E. Cary St.
Hannah is an intern at Venture Richmond & senior at VCU studying Public Relations.