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Explore Local This Holiday Season, Think Orange County For Unique Holiday Gifts 2020

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.

From hand sanitizer to masks to social distancing,  local businesses are following the necessary protocols and are ready to welcome back customers safely.

If you are ready to explore the charms of small-town America and get a reminder of the joys of brick-and-mortar shopping, our businesses will not disappoint with their warm holiday ambiance, real human interaction and wonderful service.

If shopping in person is not your speed this holiday season, many of these local shops are offering online shopping with either curbside pick-up or shipping options.

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. Explore our SHOP page for store locations and more details. (Shops listed in alphabetical order below)

A Delightful Holiday Shopping Excursion Awaits in Orange County!

 

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. The gallery is now open by appointment only. Please call 540-832-6352 to arrange a mutual time to visit and shop.  You can also reach them by leaving a message on their Instagram or Facebook account: anniegouldgallery

Annie Gould Gallery

 


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! The Arts Center in Orange is currently open by appointment ONLY.

Please schedule your appointment by visiting there website and using the form provided.

ONLINE Shopping available also!

Handcrafted jewelry

Artisan pottery

Stained Glass works


Cavallo Gallery, Gordonsville

Original Art – Artisan gifts & Cavallo favorites in the gallery.  Due to the current volume of work and post quarantine rush,  please schedule an appointment for framing to ensure that they can dedicate as much time to designing your project as possible!

They are open to the public Wednesday-Friday 11-5pm and Saturday 10-3pm. Sundays closed or by appointment only.

ONLINE Shopping available also!

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PC: Cavallo Gallery

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.

Hours include Monday – Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

Artisan Jewelry

Gift Baskets


The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville 

Check out the The Exchange Hotel Museum Gift Shop for truly unique and historic treasures! They have a nice selection of gifts to choose from that the whole family would love! Give a gift with some history behind it this holiday season.

Hours are Tuesday – Saturday   10 am to 4 pm

Glass Orb Suncatchers
handmade dolls
Exchange Hotel Ornament

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.

Hours are Wednesday – Sunday  9 am to 5 pm

ONLINE Shopping available also!


JB Cakes, Rhoadesville 

A variety of cakes, cupcakes, pastries and other treats stocked full in their cases! They also take custom cake orders for your special occasion! Please call or stop by so they can create something exciting for your next special occasion!

Open Tuesday – Saturday

Online shopping also available!

 

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Cookie Making Kits
Peppermint Scones

 


 

Lacy’s Florist, Downtown Orange

Step into the old-world indulgence of boutique handmade apothecary with luxuriously moisturizing soaps, skin care, soy candles and other fragrant delights. Along with a wide variety of jewelry and home goods!

Hours are Monday – Saturday     9 am to 5 pm

ONLINE Shopping available also!


Laurie Holladay, Gordonsville

Schedule a day to see the fabulous collection of gifts, lamps, lampshades and decorative accessories they have to offer.

Currently open by appointment only- please contact to set up your personal shopping experience!

(540) 832-0552

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PC: Laurie Holladay Facebook
PC: Laurie Holladay Facebook

Liberty Mills Farm, Somerset

Locally grown and made with love, popcorn and canned goods to please everyone. Liberty Mills Farm logo hats and t-shirts and homemade fudge are just some of the goodies you can find at their market! Rural simplicity all wrapped up and ready for any occasion during the holidays.

They are open Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm


 

 Maddybugs, Orange

A gift and decor shop offering a unique selection of everyday and special occasion gifts, country and cottage style home decor, flags, and decorative garden accents. They offer a large selection of local handmade jewelry, soaps, and signage. Truly having a little bit of everything which you have to stop in and see for yourself!

Hours are Monday – Friday 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

 


The Market at Grelen, Somerset 

Holiday Headquarters! Locally grown greens and wreaths, gifts, and decor.

Grelen Downtown, Orange- 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!

Market Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm  Downtown Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

ONLINE Shopping available also!

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PC: Market at Grelen Facebook
PC: Market at Grelen Facebook

 

Montpelier Museum Shop, James Madison’s Montpelier

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!

Hours are Thursday – Monday 9 am to 3:30  pm

ONLINE Shopping available also!

 

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 ornaments of James and Dolly MadisonHandmade 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.


Objects On Main, Downtown Orange

Objects on Main specializes in art, furniture, kitchenware, home decor, and incredible clothing. Inventory is constantly changing based on emerging artists, newly discovered trends, and the current season. Feels like you’ve stepped into a Soho, NY boutique in downtown Orange.

Open Thursday – Sunday 11 am -5 pm

Objects On Main

 

 

 

 


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, vintage jewelry and one of a kind handmade gifts from all over the world!

Open 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Sunday.

Handmade Italian Lamp

Handmade beaded ornament

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.”

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Online Shopping available also!

Raindrops In Virginia
Custom Metal Work
handmade scarves

Tresors, Gordonsville A wide variety of antiques, collectibles, gifts, and fine art. A unique selection of quality goods, many of them exclusively stocked at Trésors.  Their collections are updated often so don’t miss out!

Open Monday-Saturday 10am – 5 pm


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!

Reynard Florence Vineyard
Wellhung Vineyard
Hammerstone Cellars
PC: Horton Vineyards
Barboursville Vineyards
Chateau Merrillanne Vineyard
Honah Lee Vineyard

Chateau Merrillanne | Reynard Florence Vineyard | Honah Lee Vineyard | Horton Vineyard | Hammerstone Cellars | Barboursville Vineyard | Well Hung Vineyard and Tasting Room


Take a break from the hustle and enjoy a day of shopping the local favorites and unique shopping destinations in Orange County. Small town shops offer retail therapy that never disappoints. The local shops listed here are only the beginning, visit our SHOP page for even more great holiday shopping destinations!

Looking for a cozy spot to call home for the weekend?  Check out our award winning Inns, Resorts, and Bed and Breakfasts on our STAY page.