The holiday season is here once again, and Lynchburg is absolutely full of local shops where you can find the perfect gift. Here’s a guide to shopping local and small in Lynchburg this season.
Artisans & Supplies
If you’re looking for a specialty gift for the art connoisseur in your life, try these places:
Oxide Pottery is well-known for their quality handmade goods, particularly bowls and vases. They also make adorable little porcelain animal heads that would be great for inspiration and display in the home. They’ll even make custom goods just for you! Oxide Pottery is located on 1337 Main Street.
The Art Box
The Art Box is your local one-stop shop for all of your art and craft supply needs. If you’re trying to support your artistic loved ones’ dreams, you can get pretty much anything they need here, from paper, pens and paints to office supplies, clay and canvases. They also offer designer cards, candy, candles and jewelry! They are located on 12th Street.
Spearman Artisanry is a gift shop where you can find handmade and fair trade apparel and accessories created by dedicated artisans. If you want to buy a unique gift for the art appreciator in your life and support a local artisan at the same time, Spearman Artisanry is a great shop to try. They are located on Main Street.
Home & Garden
Looking for a knick-knack, collectible or household item for your decor-conscious loved one? Try these shops:
Enchanted Antiques specializes in 18th and 19th century antiques and decor from English and American aesthetics. They also have a garden shop, and they offer great wholesale prices. They are located on Main Street.
Buzzards Roost is an antique shop on Commerce Street that deals in pretty much any kind of household item or collectible that you could think of. So if you’re trying to find a vintage gift or memento for someone, this is a great place to get it!
Estates Revisited buys and sells estate and collectible items. Located on Main Street and on Perrowville Road, they sell a variety of local period and antique pieces for every decoration need.
Accents Flags & Gifts
Accents Flags & Gifts is a premier dealer of home and garden decor. They sell statues, flags, wall-hangings, flowers, signs and more. Plus, their stock is always changing, so you never know what treasures you’ll find when you visit! They are located on Main Street in Downtown Lynchburg.
Gilded is a local boutique and coffee shop located on Church Street. They sell local coffees from Nomad Coffee Co, cards and other gift items. For the coffee and trendy decor appreciator in your life, this is an excellent place to shop.
Federal House Antiques
Federal House Antiques is an antique store that specializes in art and decor dating all the way back to the 1700s and 1800s. If you’re looking for a truly vintage and timeless gift with an air of class, this is the place to go. They are located on Main Street.
Beeswax Candle Co
Located on 13th Street, Beeswax Candle Co sells candles of all sizes, shapes and types. They also feature an artisan gallery which includes glass, iron, pottery and mixed media products.
Scene 3 Boardshop is a unique store that sells skateboards and repurposes old and broken skateboards by recycling them and turning them into accessories like jewelry, keychains, pencil holders, and wallets. If your loved one enjoys the aesthetic and experience of skateboarding, this shop is worth checking out.
Books, Movies, Music & Toys
Maybe the person you’re shopping for is passionate about quality entertainment, stories and the power of imagination. If that’s the case, here are several places where you can find a fine selection of mixed media entertainment and toys.
Bookshop on the Avenue
Bookshop on the Avenue is a red, white and blue-painted house that has a literally floor-to-ceiling book collection. What’s not to love? This quaint and quiet used bookstore has just about any genre you could want: mystery, children’s, romance, theology, philosophy, hobby, fiction, fantasy and much more. Plus they carry an extensive collection of used DVDs. They are located at 3407 Memorial Avenue.
Givens Books & Little Dickens
Givens Books & Little Dickens is the oldest bookstore and toy shop in town. They feature new and used book titles of every genre, toys of every kind and even an in-house coffee shop called The Drowsy Poet. They are located at 2236 Lakeside Drive.
If music and vinyl are more what you’re looking for, then Speakertree Record Shop is the place to go! They have a huge collection of records, CDs, cassettes and 45s to choose from, and while you’re there, you can try a specialty drink, whether it be coffee, a smoothie or a mocktail, at their in-house beverage bar, Backline. They are located on Jefferson Street in Downtown Lynchburg.
Flowers, Jewelry & Clothing
If the person you’re shopping for has a taste for beautiful things, try these shops:
Bowen Jewelry Company
Bowen Jewelry Company features a wide variety of unique ornamental accessories, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets and watches. Serving the Lynchburg area since 1933, they also create custom jewelry and sell estate jewelry. They are located on Main Street.
A dedicated jewelry shop located on Memorial Avenue, Westover specializes in high-quality watches, but also sells and repairs other jewelry. They also do photo restoration of old, faded or damaged pictures.
The Hip Tulip
If you’re looking for a quality bouquet, flower arrangement or some home decor, The Hip Tulip is a great place to go. They create custom arrangements and sell local soaps, candles and other gifts. They are located on Main Street.
Live Trendy or Die
Located on Church Street, Live Trendy or Die is a clothing store and boutique that caters to the chic and trendy tastes of today. So if you’re looking to help someone add to their wardrobe during the holidays but don’t want to buy mainstream clothing from a big box store, this shop is for you.
Lynchburg Community Market
While not strictly a store, Lynchburg Community Market is a venue where local vendors can sell their fresh food and handmade goods, such as stained glass, jewelry and home products. They are located on Main Street.
BitterSweet Boutique sells women’s clothing and accessories from a variety of designer brands. They carry an expansive variety of clothing options for every wardrobe need, so they are a great place to shop for that next dress, top or whatever else strikes your fancy. They are located on 5th Street.
A boutique with a dynamic aesthetic and a commitment to quality, Gladiola Girls sells clothing, apparel, furniture and decor pieces. They seek to help their customers find just the right item to match their own personal beauty and grace. Gladiola is located in the Boonsboro Shopping Center on Boonsboro Road.
Maybe someone you’re shopping for doesn’t want any physical gifts for the holidays. So treat them to a memorable experience instead! These locations in Lynchburg can provide just the adventure and excitement that they’ve been looking for.
Rise Up Climbing
Rise Up Climbing is a rock climbing gym located on Church Street. They offer rock climbing lessons, host groups and events and offer memberships to those who enjoy climbing as a pastime.
Jump is a trampoline park in Candlers Station. Its unique layout includes flat trampoline floors, tumbling courses, foam-filled diving pits and wedge-shaped walls to bounce off. A favorite of kids and adults alike, this indoor park will treat you to a fun and energetic experience.
Located in the River Ridge Mall across from the Regal Cinema, Bounce About is an indoor park features inflatable attractions of various types. A favorite of children, this bouncing playground also hosts birthday parties and other events.
Located on Graves Mill Road, FunQuest has been an entertainment favorite of Lynchburg residents for many years. It has a roller skating rink, an indoor children’s playground, laser tag, an arcade and more. They also do parties and have theme nights.
SeaQuest is the latest addition to the River Ridge Mall, and is essentially an interactive zoo. Featuring far more than just sea creatures, from birds to wallabies, this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with animals from all over the world. SeaQuest offers individual tickets as well as annual passes.
Lynchburg is a great place to find the perfect gift. With more and more small, local businesses and one-of-a-kind gift shops thriving around town, this holiday season is a great opportunity to check them out and find the gifts your loved ones will cherish.