It's the most wonderful time of the year in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County!
'Tis the season to shop the sweetest downtowns all dressed in the spirit of the season! Immaculate window displays, wreathed lamp posts, wonderful scents, and a crisp nip to your nose are greetings as you browse store to store.
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Warm and toasty gifts await at The Quiltery. Choose from an array of fabrics, kits, notions, and of course, finished quilts. Antiquers will want to swing through 3 Seasons Antiques & Unique Treasures. You never know when a long-sought something will turn up right before your eyes.
Both The Quilitery and Brownsburg Museum are stops on the North Rockbridge Holiday Open House Trail.
Downtown Buena Vista
Vinyl Cuts offers personalized creations, local souvenirs, and lovely gifts year 'round. You'll be surprised at what you'll find.
Holiday decor, apparel, flags, and gifts are nice finds for anyone stopping in to Flowers & Things at Sycamore Lane. Indeed, there is much more in store than floral arrangements!
Coiner Country Store is an Amish stop for bulk candy, old fashioned jams, syrups, and plenty more. You'll be surprised to see the things that await: rocking chairs, towels, cutlery and kitchen supplies, soaps, locally made barbecue sauce, local honey ... you just need to go.
The BeeVe is your stop for "sweet souvenirs" in Buena Vista. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream and shop fun t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, stickers, Buena Vista themed items, notebooks, Southern Virginia University-inspired gifts, and more.
For the hands-on recipient on your gift list, make a beeline for House Mountain Yarn Co., offering all of the needful things a knitter could want.
Those who are more hands-in will undoubtedly love what awaits at Ladles & Linens, Lexington's kitchen shoppe! Shenandoah Attic & Victorian Parlour and Old Lex Mercantile also offer kitchen accoutrement, sauces, jellies, jams, oils, seasonings, and much more.
Re-purposed, re-imagined, and restored are words that come to mind for places like Yesterday Once More. Find antiques and fine furnishings alongside beautiful art at the latter while the former offers plenty of new gifts and decor with their upcycled pieces. Peep the finds at Curated Interiors, as well! They're a go-to for mid-century modern furnishings and decor.
More antiques, home furnishings, and small accessories can be found at Lizzie's of Lexington on Washington Street. A block away, Chelsea Collections also offers gifts and items for the home, like garden flags, tea towels, glass goodies, and more.
Quirky gifts, jewelry, manly grooming supplies, and more await at Sugar Maple Trading Company. You'll adore their big windows; they go all out with a holiday display!
For rare or out of print finds for your favorite bookworm, head to The Bookery or The Historian's Books. Downtown Books also has an excellent collection, plus unique Lexington souvenirs. Game time is family time, and Lexington has a store specializing in just that: Just Games is your go-to for board games and more.
Beautiful handmade jewelry, fine art, wood turnings, and pottery can be found all over Lexington at places like Artists in Cahoots, Earth, Fire & Spirit Pottery, Cabell Gallery, and Nelson Fine Art Gallery.
The hard-to-shop-for lady in your life likely doesn't want the run-of-the-mill brand names on her labels. Well, you're in the right place to surprise her with boutique apparel and shoe finds! From Pappagallo to Clover and Pumpkinseeds, your choices are plentiful and various.
Both men and women will appreciate a gift from Alvin-Dennis, purveyor of brands like The North Face, Simply Southern, Vineyard Vines, Hunter, Sperry, and all things Washington and Lee and Virginia Military Institute.
At Walkabout Outfitter, you'll secure excellent outdoor apparel, shoes, hats, coats, and accessories for your outdoor-loving friends and family, and their pets, too!
For more pet finds (and maybe even a new pet), seek out Lexington Pet Place. They have everything you need for a new puppy, kitten, fish, hamster, iguana, or whatever else might be lurking beneath your tree on Christmas morning.
In other outdoors news, Lex Running Shop is the local authority on all things running and as such, should be your go-to for apparel and shoes specific to that activity.
History can find a place in the home of a loved one. Choose a book, souvenir, or gift from one of our museum shops, like the VMI Museum, Stonewall Jackson House, or University Chapel and Galleries. Special holiday gift opportunities may be available; be sure to take a glance.
Keep an eye out for the Love Lex Lotto! Fill your game card with a stamp from each participant (no purchase necessary to play), return the card, and you'll be entered to with a downtown Lexington gift certificate.