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23 ways to shop local this year

November 21, 2016 9:41 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. Flowers or a plant or the dream of spring from Gather Home and Garden on Marshall Street
  2. Something random and perfect from Tiny Space on Marshall Street
  3. A bottle of wine from Union Market, Metzger, Dutch & Co., or C’est La Vin.
  4. Holiday cards from Carrington House Press
  5. Something awesome and American-made from Roaring Pines on Venable Street
  6. Something cute from Dear Neighbor on Jefferson Avenue
  7. A gift certificate for a massage from Restore PT
  8. Give the gift of kick-ass mustard from Stroops
  9. A gift certificate for any of the local restaurants or bakeries
  10. Something stylish or a gift certificate to Y&H Mercantile
  11. 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 –>

  12. A headlight or other bicycle gear from Cyclus
  13. Tickets for a Richmond Rides Bike Tour, a Valentine walking tour, or Real Richmond Food Tour
  14. Bumble and Bumble hair products, gift boxes, styling brushes, or a gift certificate from Seven Hills Studio
  15. Local art from Schindler Gallery
  16. A coffee cup or other swag from Proper Pie
  17. A growler from Union Market or Shine Craft
  18. A local t-shirt from Alamo BBQ, Cyclus, Metzger, Robinson Theater, WPA Bakery, Stroops
  19. A cornhole set or porch swing from Nehemiah’s Workshop
  20. A book, sticker, or shirt from the St. John’s gift shop
  21. Something handmade from Shockoe Bottom Clay
  22. A pound of coffee from Captain Buzzy’s
  23. A Church Hill flag from the Church Hill Association

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