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23 ways to shop local this year

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.


  1. A plant or flower pot 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 or Dutch & Co.
  4. Something awesome and American-made from Roaring Pines on Venable Street
  5. Something cute from Dear Neighbor on Jefferson Avenue
  6. A gift certificate for a massage from Restore PT
  7. A gift certificate for any of the local restaurants or bakeries
  8. 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 –>

  9. A headlight or other bicycle gear from Cyclus
  10. Tickets for a Richmond Rides Bike Tour, a Valentine walking tour, or Real Richmond Food Tour
  11. Products, gift boxes, styling brushes, or a gift certificate from Seven Hills Studio, Luminary Hair Co, or Jade Salon
  12. Local art from Schindler Gallery
  13. A coffee cup or other swag from Proper Pie
  14. A growler from Union Market or Shine Craft
  15. A local t-shirt from Alamo BBQ, Cyclus, Metzger, Robinson Theater, WPA Bakery, Liberty Public House
  16. A cornhole set or porch swing from Nehemiah’s Workshop
  17. A book, sticker, or shirt from the St. John’s gift shop
  18. Something handmade from Shockoe Bottom Clay
  19. A pound of coffee from Captain Buzzy’s
  20. A Church Hill flag from the Church Hill Association
  21. Something adorable from April Scott
  22. The gift of classes at the new BOHO Cycle Studio
  23. Pick up a copy of Unicia Buster’s Coloring Curls

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Jessica Ponder 11/20/2017 at 8:01 AM

A beautiful family portrait cross stitch from fellow Church Hillian Callie Jean Blackwell

Helena Semeraro 11/20/2017 at 8:19 AM

Hi! Hi!! Your neighborhood bed & breakfast, Inn at Patrick Henry’s will be doubling all gift cards purchased on my web site on Sat, 11/25 at

Leslie Moore 11/20/2017 at 10:11 AM

A beautifully crafted cutting board/cheese board by Nehemiah’s Workshop from the Front Porch Cafe – stick around to enjoy a great breakfast or lunch!

Carly Childers Moenich 11/20/2017 at 9:20 AM

Thank you for the shout out!!

Holly 11/20/2017 at 12:42 PM

Pretty solid list!

Jennifer Haines 11/20/2017 at 1:11 PM

A beautiful wedding dress from Urban Set Bride

Kathi Sanders 11/21/2017 at 12:37 AM

I love this more than a lot!!! Great ideas! I’m going shopping!!! ???

Heather Horak 11/21/2017 at 8:14 AM

A pound of Craft Kolache coffee roasted by Ironclad coffee roasters. And Craft Kolache tshirts, stickers and loaves of Czech bread too!


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