With the holiday season fast approaching, shoppers everywhere are looking out for gift ideas. But, the good news is that no matter who you are shopping for, Lynchburg has numerous local storefronts brimming with gifts for your special someone. Here is just a glimpse into the gifting possibilities.
Your parents deserve to be pampered, especially if they are the ones hosting the family gatherings year after year. Treat your mom to a day at The Parlor Spa, where she can get a massage, facial or her nails done. Located on the corner of 9th and Main, this historic site is the perfect place to begin or end a day downtown while being pampered. Consider a gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, so she can have a full day of treating herself.
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If your dad is the kind of guy who loves listening to the music from his “glory days” in high school, then Speakertree Records has the gift for him. Choose from their selection of vinyl, CDs or cassettes, or mix and match depending on your dad’s taste. And, if he still hasn’t fixed up the old record player that he has been working on for years, you can pick up a new one here, too.
Most girls love shopping for new clothes. The good news is, BitterSweet Boutique has all the newest trends in stock. This 5th Street shop features rotating stock that includes some of the best indie brands, such as Free People, Thread & Supply and Level 99. BitterSweet also carries a wide range of accessories if clothes shopping for another person is not your style. (We think she’ll love one of those necklaces.)
Scene 3 Boardshop is home to some epic skateboards. But, if your brother is a little too old to live out his skateboard dreams, you can still get him one of the beautiful, handcrafted pieces such as wallets and pencil holders made from recycled skateboards that they carry. Not only will it keep him from breaking his arm, he’ll think of you every time he uses it.
Bikes Unlimited and Riverside Runners have all the sports gear that your husband needs to take his hobby to the next level in the new year. Their expert staff will have you ready to hit the trail yourself once you are done shopping. Browse a selection of apparel, accessories, shoes, protective gear and more at both shops.
If your wife has been hinting at redecorating your living room, a trip to Estates Revisited may be in store. Their showroom is full of stunning antique furniture just begging to be a part of your home. In addition to their furniture collection, the shop also contains numerous antique decor items and accessories, making it the perfect place to hunt for a new treasure.
While grandparents love any gift you give them, we bet they’ll go crazy for a gift from the Lynchburg Community Market. Starting November 25, the space will be transformed into the Mistletoe Market, making it the perfect place to find handmade gifts for your loved ones.
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If you have a quirky cubemate that loves decorating their space, check out The Conscious Mercantile for some unique gift ideas. They feature hilarious, frame-worthy greeting cards, snarky mugs, pop-culture pins and many other unique gift items. No matter what the theme of their desk space is, you can find something to fit in here.
Last Minute Gifts
Invited to a gift exchange at the last minute? Forgot to buy a hostess gift? Great Aunt Karen stopping into town? Pick up some tea from Good Karma Tea Company or some cookies at Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats.