Richmond-themed gifts for the holiday season

A morning skyline of Richmond, VA
Photo via @aerial_virginia

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This holiday, why not give the gift of Richmond? 

We’ve collected some locally-made + Richmond-inspired presents that will go beyond any wish list.

Print of Santa flying over Richmond's Byrd Theater
You think Santa gets free tickets? | Photo via @rvacoffeestain

Christmastime at the Byrd Theatre print by RVA Coffee Stain

This special holiday-themed print by Richmond artist Doug Orleski features the classic marquee of the Byrd Theatre — with a cameo from Mr. Claus of course. You can find all sorts of your favorite River City spots immortalized on his Etsy page. Be sure to check out his Instagram for all of his new prints.

Hand-Embroidered Pillow from TREND. 

We can’t stop ogling over this vibrant pillow — and basically everything else — at TREND. It’s a great gift for that Virginia-lover in your life. Located in the West End, TREND. offers personalization services like engraving and heat press in addition to their collection of products. 

Richmond Gift Box from gifted RVA

Why pick just one thing when you can give a present that features multiple items? The Richmond Gift Box from gifted RVA — a Richmond-based online shop — is just that. It features Virginia-made products like a decadent chocolate bar, a Richmond-inspired tea towel, and whiskey sugar cubes. 

A pair of Vans shoes sit next to a Richmond, VA engraved beer glass
Mongrel is the epitome of vivid vintage vibes. | Photo via @mongrelrva

A Locally-Made Gift from The Virginia Shop

Sorry, we couldn’t pick just one. This gift shop has two locations in Richmond + a vast selection of products available online. Some of our favorite gifts that The Virginia Shop carries online and in-store are this scenic Virginia mug handcrafted by Sweetgum Studio of Berryville, this ”Coffee shops of Richmond” print, and these coiled baskets constructed from wild honeysuckle.

Richmond Skyline Pint Glasses from Mŏngrel 

Buying this for the beer lover in your life likely will not be a pour decision. This 4-pack is packaged in a ready-to-gift carrier + has an un-beer-abley cool Richmond skyline design on it. Visit Mŏngrel — a Richmond staple that has been open for over 30 years — at 2924 W. Cary Street or online. 

Digital Prints from Sophie Printmaking

Local artist and VCU graduate Sophie Smith has created digital drawings of Richmond locations + they are the perfect gift for historical Richmond lovers. Prints available include a vibrantly colored Forest Hill Park print, a black and white depiction of the original K.K. Restaurant, and the original Garnett’s Café block.

Richmond Happy Hour Print from SundayTableCo

This colorful, hand illustrated print of Richmond’s favorite happy hours can be found on Etsy. They offer shipping or porch pickups for local residents. They also have a variety of locally designed prints, postcards and ornaments.

Have some one-of-a-kind gifts to make any Richmonders holiday? Send them our way and we’ll add to our list ahead of the big day. 🎁

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