Christmas carols, incredibly intricate storefront windows, twinkling lights, and evergreen boughs … it’s must be time for holiday shopping in Culpeper!
Girlfriends, moms and daughters, and even couples enjoy staying in downtown Culpeper for easy shopping and dining during the season of giving. Our independently owned shops on Davis Street are a magnet for those seeking out-of-the-ordinary gifts, special trinkets and treasures, or spectacular flavors for special gatherings. Plan a getaway to spoil the ones you love … or maybe even yourself!
Friends of the Earth love shopping at Green Roost, a carefully curated collection of Earth-friendly products. It’s easy to shop for those who love upcycled, sustainably produced, and recycled gifts that do more harm than good when you put this stop on your list.
La Bee Da Loca is a destination for all things bees. From honey and honey-infused goods, to bee décor and bee-utiful gifts, it’s a no-brainer stop to shop for the person who buzzes with an affinity for honey bees.
Nostalgic, Witty & Slightly Unexpected
Our favorite place to shop for tongue-in-cheek gifts and blasts from the past is Harriet’s General, a new day take on an old general store of the past. At Harriet’s you’ll find apparel and shoes, kitchen goods and cards, and plenty of things you will want that you didn’t know you needed. And all of it is made in the USA.
It’s hard to tell what you’ll find at Wanderlust, but for certain, there will be hand-blown glass objects. A special ornament for a special someone is a lovely gift, but there are also somewhat surprising “curiosities” that may appeal to those hard-to-buy-for folks. Local art, tapestries, dream catchers, CBD items, and bajas are just a few of the products you’ll find at Wanderlust.
If there’s one store that is a “must” for holiday shopping in Culpeper, it’s Designer’s Choice, Culpeper’s very own little Christmas shop! Handcrafted ornaments, wreaths, and other seasonal décor share space with 18th century antiques and floral arrangements. You’re sure to find a special new addition for your tree or someone else’s.
Meals are what bring family and friends together. Prep well for yours by shopping at Moving Meadows Farm store on Davis Street. Field to fork can be your dream come true this season with pastured meats, whole grain breads, pastries and sweets, farm-fresh eggs, and free-range chicken. There will be so much love on and around that table, it may be the most memorable holiday yet.
Taste and see what your meal might be missing when you sample the olive oils, vinegars, and spices at Taste! The finest, highest quality oils and balsamic vinegars are obtained for discerning cooks and gift-givers like yourself.
What finishes a fine meal better than a fine wine? Tap into our local resource: Vinosity. At Vinosity, you’ll not only have access to more than 400 bottles of wine from around the world, you will also have expert advice for pairings, tasting notes, and what may be the most giftable or prized bottle of wine this holiday season.
Fashionistas, Take Note
Favorite apparel brands, purses, cups, charms, jewelry, and other sentimental pieces can be found at Pepperberries on the corner of Davis and Main. It’s a popular place to shop for just about any lady in your life, from teen to grand.
More than 80 countries are represented at The Cameleer, a Davis Street purveyor of worldly goods and furnishings. Expect to find fine linens, table ware, jewelry, and even apparel inside.
Virginia-made home furnishings and gifts are an excellent choice for a newlywed couple or those purchasing their first home. Check out Homeconomics for Rowe furnishings, Southern Glow soy candles, and more.
Hundreds of signs, candles, berry swags, and flags can be found at Latchkey Mercantile, Culpeper’s country primitive go-to. Unique lighting fixtures, wrought iron, pillows, and seasonal décor are right at hand for you or someone who’s been nice.
Nearly 30 artists are displayed at The Loft, making it a great place to get a handmade artisan gift this holiday season. Jewelry, pottery, paper goods, sculptures, ironworks, and paintings created for The Loft are often one-of-a-kind.
Poppy + Chalk makes old new again with their selection of “premium vintage finds.” Antique furnishings and metal works are often subject to a makeover or just a good cleaning to give them new life. The staff also offers how-to’s for DIYers to apply the same steps with their own found pieces at home.
Purrfect for Pet Lovers
When life revolves around a furrbaby, there’s only one place to go: Reigning Cats & Dogs. The most posh accessories you could hope to find await you there, and they’re all carefully sourced to ensure they’re eco-friendly, globally responsible, and made in the USA. What more could you want, besides a warmed lap courtesy of your best bud?
Stuff the Stockings and Then Some
When the kids have earned more than coal, consider the Lollipop Station, a toy store offering stuff kids love. It’s the place to find wooden train pieces, dolls, cars, puzzles, stuffed animals (unicorns, llamas, or sloths, anyone?), educational toys, candy, and much more.
What are you waiting for? Get your Santa on and get to Culpeper for holiday cheer. Happy Holidays!