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A Very Richmond Gift Guide

A Good Read from a local Richmond Bookstore:

Browse Richmond’s local bookstores for a great gift idea this season. We love Chop Suey Books for rare and unique finds, Bbgb for kid specific titles, and The Little Bookshop to shop for everyone at once.

A T-shirt from a Favorite Local Business:

Local favorites, from the beloved music venue The Camel to Lift Coffee Shop & Café to Carytown Cupcakes, sell T-shirts, which means that friends and family can show their love for their favorite Richmond hangout or eatery all over town.

A Growler or Bottle from a Richmond Brewery, Cidery, or Winery:

Richmond has craft breweries galore, and we’re known for them, so a growler of one of Richmond’s local brews is always a good idea. Hardywood‘s Gingerbread Stout is a holiday favorite, as is Midnight Brewing‘s Christmas at Midnight. Try Blue Bee Cider in Scott’s Addition for cider lovers and James River Cellars for wine.RVA Home DecorYou can find beautiful carved or hand-lettered signs and decor featuring Richmond and its surrounding counties at local gift shops like The Lazy Daisy and One Rose Decor. They also offer other locally made products and pieces for your home made by folks right here in RVA.

Locally Made Soaps and Beauty Products:

The Naked Goat Soap Co. products are made right here in the Richmond region at Piney Branch Farm in Hanover County. Their soaps and skin care products are made with no dyes, no additives, and no hardening chemicals. For the host or hostess on your list, this is a lovely local gift idea. We also love Bon Air Naturals and their bath bombs and body scrubs for the person on your list who needs a little pampering.

Richmond Scout Bags from Tweed:

Tweed in Short Pump worked with Scout Bags to create a pattern unique to the River City. Covered with our most beloved landmarks, Richmond Scout Bags are not only a wonderful nod to RVA, and a great gift idea for any Richmond local, but a portion of the proceeds of every bag sold benefits Historic Richmond, a non-profit that encourages preservation, rehabilitation and revitalization in the city that we all love.

Other ideas:

  • A membership to the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, or other RVA museum
  • Coffee from one of our many local roasteries
  • Gift card to a local restaurant (we are a dining destination after all!)
  • a Richmond coffee table book
  • Tickets to The Byrd Theatre

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