A Delightful Holiday Shopping Excursion Awaits in Orange County.
This holiday season is the perfect time to show some love to Orange County’s local shop, boutique and art gallery owners, who will help you find the perfect gifts for the truly special people on your list.
Enjoy the charms of small-town America and get a reminder of the joys of brick-and-mortar shopping. Soak up the warm holiday ambiance, Blue Ridge Mountain views, real human interaction and wonderful service at shops and locations across Orange County, Virginia.
For the truly special people on your list, Orange County’s artisan shops, boutiques and galleries offer locally crafted, one-of-a-kind items and warm, friendly service to help you find authentic gifts that shine.
■ Annie Gould Gallery, Gordonsville
Annie Gould Gallery exhibits include a range of work from over 50 regional and national artists, including paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and textiles.
Hand made books by Joanne Schiavone (Pennsylvania artist) , Earrings by Robert Turner ( Virginia artist) , Pepper grinders by Christina Boy (Virginia artist).
■ Cavallo Gallery, Gordonsville
Original Art – Artisan gifts & favorites in the front of the gallery. In the showroom:
Hand crafted custom framing with an extensive selection of styles and finishes, from classic to modern.
■ Raindrops In Virginia, Gordonsville
At Raindrops in Virginia they wish to bring you the finest handmade and vintage products to make your home a more beautiful place.”We are only limited by our imagination.”
■ POSH, Gordonsville
A ladies’ boutique with all the elements of a Posh life : Imagination, Innovation and Design. Come see their clothing line made in-house and vintage jewelry.
■ Montpelier Museum Shop, Montpelier Station
The Montpelier Museum Shop is located at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. Shop for seasonal gift items, gourmet food and wine, locally sourced pottery, and much more. Don’t forget to explore their huge selection of books!
Cedar of Lebanon Ornaments – These unique ornaments were made by Dale Winburn of Culpeper, Virginia. The wood is from a Cedar of Lebanon tree, circa 1850, that stood next to the formal garden gate at James Madison’s Montpelier. After years of trying to save the beautiful tree, The Montpelier Foundation finally had it taken down in July of 2019.
Handmade Holiday Ornaments – The Montpelier Museum Shop has a large collection of handmade, hand embroidered ornaments made exclusively for Montpelier in the U.K. Each ornament is finely detailed and unique. Dolley Madison wears her fashionable, feathered turban while President Madison proudly carries the U.S. Constitution. $14.99 each
■ The Market at Grelen, Somerset & Downtown Grelen, Downtown Orange
Downtown Grelen – A unique gift shop featuring baby gifts, pet gifts, best friend gifts, wedding gifts & Grelen ice cream as well as a fab selection of Virginia beer, cider & wine!
■ The Art Center In Orange, Downtown Orange
Regional Artisans of all mediums fill the Arts Center gift shop with unique hand-made items. Soft-goods, stained glass, wall art, pottery and jewelry cover some of the categories they feature. A highlight of the Downtown Orange shopping experience!
■ Finders Keepers, Downtown Orange
Finders Keepers offers “An Eclectic Blend of Yesterday and Today”. They are not an antique store, but something new, fresh, and better. Explore the ever changing array of high quality new, pre-owned, vintage, and antique items.
■ Darnell’s Garden Patch, Orange
Let Darnell’s Garden Patch be your Christmas headquarters for trees, wreathes, and roping.
They also have a beautiful gift shop with a wide array of items including jewelry, soaps, Christmas decor, and Virginia foods.
■ Objects On Main, Downtown Orange
Show your love for local and the best state in the US!! Locally made and designed. Limited edition and limited supply Virginia T-shirts available in children’s, women’s and men’s sizes. Eclectic boutique full of unique items and fun for all tastes.
■ Virginia Aromatics available at Lacy’s Florist, Downtown Orange
Worth getting naked for! Step into the old-world indulgence of boutique handmade apothecary with luxuriously moisturizing soaps, skin care, soy candles and other fragrant delights.
■ Liberty Mills Farm, Somerset
Locally grown and made with love, popcorn and canned goods to please everyone. Rural simplicity all wrapped up and ready for any occasion during the holidays.
■ Local Orange County Wine
Don’t forget about the local Orange County wine that makes a wonderful hostess or holiday gift of thanks for a special friend or family. With so many varieties and boutique small batch offerings you will be hard pressed to pick just one bottle!