16 ways to shop local this year

11/22/2015 8:00 AM by

Buy from locally-owned businesses this year and keep dollars and jobs in the neighborhood.

Here’s a simple list of local gift options that I could think of… Post any suggestions in the comments.

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  1. A bottle of wine from Union Market, Metzger, Urban Farmhouse, Dutch & Co., or C’est La Vin.
  2. Holiday cards from Carrington House Press
  3. A gift certificate for Sukha Yoga classes or a massage from Restore PT
  4. A gift certificate for any of the local restaurants, bakeries, or chocolatiers!
  5. Books! Union Market carries Kitty Snow’s great little books, the gift shop at The Valentine has a ton of good books.

    SEE ALSO: A slightly dated but still pretty good list of books about RVA –>

  6. A headlight or other bicycle gear from Cyclus
  7. Tickets for a Richmond Rides Bike Tour, a Valentine walking tour, or Real Richmond Food Tour
  8. Something delicious from Chocolates by Kelly
  9. Bumble and Bumble hair products, gift boxes, styling brushes, or a gift certificate from Seven Hills Studio
  10. Local art from Schindler Gallery
  11. Something awesome from ERA Vintage
  12. A coffee cup from Proper Pie
  13. A growler from Union Market or Shine Craft
  14. A local t-shirt from Alamo BBQ, Cyclus, Metzger, Robinson Theater, WPA Bakery, Stroops, or Armstrong Cycling.
  15. A cornhole set or porch swing from Nehemiah’s Workshop
  16. A book, sticker, or shirt from the St. John’s gift shop



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