Shop Local this Holiday Season!
Everyone has that one friend who always gives the perfect gift, the friend who manages to show up everyone else. But don’t worry, it’s not too late to be that friend – all you have to do is check out some of the great local places on this list for gifts that’ll have everyone on your list feeling the love. No matter what holiday you celebrate or how much money you have, each of these places has a wide variety of items that are perfect for all seasons and all budgets. So what are you waiting for? Read on to find out where you should be checking for the perfect gift.
5047 Wellington Road, Gainesville // 41 West Lee Hwy., Warrenton // hallmark.com
Remember when Hallmark sold only cards and Christmas ornaments? Not any more. Nowadays they have it all. Fuzzy socks with sassy sayings. Gorgeous plates and platters. Kids toys. Neat trinkets for the wine lover in your life. You name it, they have it. When you’re ready to knock out your gift list, visit Banner’s Hallmark either in Gainesville or Warrenton. You’re certain to leave with everything you need for everyone you love.
13962 Promenade Commons Street, Gainesville // charmingcharlie.com
Charming Charlie is often viewed as a jewelry store (and it’s true, it has an amazing selection of jewelry in a huge variety of colors) but it actually sells so much more. Between clothing to match the jewelry, tech accessories like headphones and chargers, and a wide selection of coffee mugs with sassy sayings, it is safe to say Charming Charlie is a great place to shop for teens, tweens, stylish moms, and uber cool grandmas.
Details for the Home
6590 Jefferson Street, Haymarket // facebook.com/shopatdetails
Details for the Home is a lovely boutique filled with a fantastic selection of jewelry, home decor, clothing, and more. They have everything a girl could want, and a guy too! Grab a personalized moon phase necklace for someone special in your life, or a drink tumbler for that one friend who always needs more coffee. This is the perfect place to shop if you want personalized and meaningful gifts to give to those closest to you.
“This place is just the greatest! I always find exactly what I need (and more) at this beautiful shop. My sisters, my nieces, my fiends, all of us love this shop!” Melanie Miller, Haymarket, on Details for the Home
41 W Lee Highway #63, Warrenton // gwhillikers.com
G. Whillikers sells a multitude of children’s toys, from laser guns to grow-your-own crystal kits! The store also sells legos, books, and dozens of different games. This is the perfect place to shop for cool, educational, one-of-a-kind gifts for younger children and babies, too. Frankly, it’s like shopping Santa’s workshop right in Warrenton!
Latitudes Fair Trade Store
78 Main Street, Warrenton // latitudesfairtrade.co
Shop for good at Latitudes Fair Trade Store where jewelry, pottery, home accents, clothing, and decor are all handmade by fairly paid artisans from across the world. The brightly colored selection of almost everything under the sun makes Latitudes a joy to explore. And buying holiday gifts that help others is pretty awesome, too.
77 Main Street, Warrenton // sherriesstuff.com
Handmade, handpainted, one-of-a-kind Sherrie-made originals make Sherrie’s Stuff an Old Town Warrenton favorite. From jewelry to tee shirts, candles to cute coffee tumblers, kitchen towels to folksy artwork and whimsical wall hangings, you’ll find the perfect stuff at Sherrie’s Stuff.
“I love this place so much. My parents live here and every time I visit from Texas we come here!” Cheryl Thornhill, San Antonio, Texas, on Sherrie’s Stuff
The Very Thing for Her
6630 Jefferson Street, Haymarket // theverythingforher.com
If you’re looking to find the very thing for her, look no further. You are bound to walk out with something you didn’t expect, because such is the magic of The Very Thing for Her – you never know what you’ll find. This terrific store has two floors full of clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories that range from modern to more conservative styles.