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The end of the holiday shopping season is in sight

The end of the holiday shopping season is in sight

Christmas morning is a few days away and for better or worse, your holiday shopping will be over soon. There’s no time left for shipping so if you have gifts left to buy, you’ll need to shop the stores. If the thought of a crowded mall makes you sweat, there are plenty of local retailers, away from the usual crowds, with gifts to please everyone on your list.

Discover treasures like these when you visit Richmond-area merchants and you’ll have your shopping wrapped up soon enough to enjoy some Christmas specials on TV.


Amazonite ‘Why Knot’ necklace  

Amazonite ‘Why Knot’ necklace

Why not give someone special a necklace she’ll wear throughout the holidays and all year long. This 36-inch, hand-knotted, semi-precious amazonite necklace can be worn long, doubled, or even with a dangle. It’s sure to become one of her favorite adornments.

$165

On U Jewelry 


Richmond tote

Richmond tote

A gift as unique as she is, this exclusive very-Richmond bag celebrates the best of the River City. All-weather woven fabric patterned with historic landmarks and beloved RVA scenes. You’ll only find it at Tweed.

$14.50

Tweed


Hands-free key ring

Hands-free key ring

When carrying a handbag is inconvenient, the silicone Big O Key Ring is a stylish hands-free option for keeping keys close and secure. In an array of bold, bright designs that are water repellent and non-toxic, active women will love the freedom from extra baggage.

$25

The S.E.E. Boutique


Olive oil gift baskets

Olive oil gift baskets

For the food-obsessed or health-conscious person on your gift list, these baskets filled with tasty, heath-enhancing olive oils make the ideal present. Don’t forget to tuck in a bottle of balsamic vinegar as the perfect complementary gift.

$15-$120

Olive Oil Taproom


Banana nut bread loaf

Banana nut bread loaf

Any way you slice it, this luscious banana nut bread is sure to be a holiday hit. Give a fresh-from-the oven loaf as a gift, serve it up on Christmas morning or treat yourself to something special. It’s just one of the mouthwatering selections Prairie Grain is baking up for the season.

$6.50 each

Prairie Grain Bread Company


Refurbished jelly cupboard

Refurbished jelly cupboard

A gift truly to be treasured. This jelly cupboard abounds with country charm. Rescued from an old barn in Ashland and lovingly restored, it will take pride of place in your kitchen. With three shelves and a drawer, it’s roomy enough to hold a wealth of pantry essentials.

$295

Hickory Creek Antiques


Wine bottle tray topper

winetopper

The perfect way to top off the holidays, this zinc wine bottle tray is just the right size for serving hors d'oeuvres and snacks - and a great way to put those empty bottles to good use. Wrap up one for a friend who enjoys entertaining at home or for that wine-loving coworker.

$29

Relics to Rhinestones


Stainless steel Yeti tumbler

Stainless steel Yeti tumbler

An inspired gift choice for the friend who’s always on the go, this 30-ounce Yeti tumbler is constructed of heavy-gauge stainless steel and has double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks at the optimum temperature for hours. Available in classic stainless silver, Tahoe blue, sea foam, olive and black.

$34.99

Tweed


“The Story of Virginia” coffee table book

“The Story of Virginia” coffee table book

This new 200-page, hardcover coffee table book features more than 400 iconic objects representing Virginia’s important history. Filled with beautiful photography and interesting facts about the museum’s collection, the book makes a great gift for history lovers and art aficionados alike.

$39.95 each/save 10% when you purchase five or more

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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