The holiday season has arrived! For those of you who are making a list and checking it twice, let us help you out! Whether you're shopping for an RVA lover or trying to find the perfect memento to remember your wonderful family trip to Richmond, our RVA Holiday Gift Guide will give you some great ideas! Happy holidays and happy shopping!
Made by hand here in Richmond, this Morris + Norris linen cotton tea towel is the perfect hostess gift for holiday parties. These tea towels are available in multiple colors and patterns at Mongrel in Carytown, along with tons of other Richmond-themed gifts! Other neat items in the Morris + Norris Richmond Collection include a wooden Quirk Hotel ornament, hand-painted Fan District and Northside wooden houses, and a hand-painted Maymont set.
Peyton Millikan is a talented Richmond artist who specializes in iconic prints of Richmond. From historical sites and monuments to well-known restaurants, storefronts, churches, and cityscapes, you're bound to find a suitable gift from Peyton's Richmond collection. All prints are created using archival quality pigment ink on Somserset Velvet paper and can be ordered in various sizes, framed or unframed.
Looking for the perfect gift for that foodie in your life who is enamored with the Richmond dining scene? You can't go wrong with 804ork Volume 2: Back for Seconds. Featuring 56 new recipes, plus 21 restaurants and 26 chefs/restaurant owners, 804ork is a who’s who, a what’s what, a cookbook, and a local travel guide for the hungry all wrapped into this beautiful book. You’ll find recipes for old standbys and new favorites, inspiring photographs, and words of wisdom from some of Richmond’s most admired chefs and restaurateurs.
RVA Holiday Mug from 903 Creative
Originally designed for RVANews.com, this favorite 14 oz. RVA holiday coffee mug is back, thanks to the fine folks at 903 Creative. Your gift recipient is sure to think of you fondly each time they enjoy a steamy cup of holiday cheer from this festive mug!
RVA Charm Bracelet by Kambourian Jewelers
This limited edition sterling silver RVA bracelet will delight any Richmond enthusiast. The bracelet is 7.5 inches long with a lobster claw clasp.
These pen and ink renderings of Richmond landmarks by Pat Cully capture the history and distinction of the city. From St. John's Church where Patrick Henry once declared "Give me liberty or give me death," to the State Capitol, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, and more, this notecard set is a charming gift for any history buff. You can find these and lots of other Richmond and Virginia-themed gifts at Very Richmond Gallery and Gifts in the James Center.
What began as a project to create art prints of scenic Richmond outdoor sites that mimic the vintage 1930s National Park Service posters, is now a growing art series featuring Richmond’s natural wonders – the places that make outdoor enthusiasts love RVA. Now Richmond Outside produces posters, fine art prints, pint glasses, t-shirts, and note cards, all of which make awesome gifts and support great causes. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase benefits the James River Association and its efforts to protect America’s Founding River. So, you get someone a super cool gift and also help the James River at the same time - win-win!
For the RVA-obsessed person on your list, this unique, hand-printed woodcut print of the greater Richmond area will look awesome hanging on their wall. Approximately 36"x36". Studio Two Three has plenty more Richmond prints and gifts where this came from, so be sure to check them out.
The CSX Train Bridge spans the James River to create an iconic and frequently photographed scene. Richmond based SABartStudio created an original mixed media print of the bridge and turned it into a throw pillow. This gift will add an artsy RVA touch to any room, while also making you long for summer afternoons spent enjoying the Richmond outdoors.
The Naked Goat Soap Co. products are made right here in the Richmond region at Piney Branch Farm in Hanover County. The "naked" part refers to the fact that these soaps and skin care products are made with no dyes, no additives, and no hardening chemicals - simply naked. Take it from us, they are also simply delightful! You can find these wonderful skincare products at Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds in the Fan District.
Art lovers will swoon over this ornament! Made of brass and painted enamel, this ornament is based on the original Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as it looked when it was first built in 1936.
Hopefully our gift list gave you some helpful ideas and got those creative juices flowing! Keep in mind, this is by no means a comprehensive list. Richmond is filled with many talented artisans and wonderful shops selling local products. Wander through Carytown, explore galleries throughout the Arts District, or browse the boutiques at Libbie Grove and you will find all sorts of treasures. Don't forget about our fabulous museum gift shops! The Richmond region has plentiful shopping options for everybody and every budget! Good luck and enjoy the hunt!