Shop Local for the perfect Holiday gifts

and maybe a little something for you too!

By Jenny Sites December 12, 2019

Christmas is getting closer and you’re trying to find that perfect gift for your friends and family. While it’s tempting to hop online, click and hope it arrives in time, that’s not really what the season is about.  Take a moment to really think about the person you’re buying a gift for. It’s not about just checking off your list, it’s about finding something special to show them that you know them and care about them. 

While you’re doing your shopping, it’s great to also support our local businesses. Here are some great local places to shop. Each of them is run by a wonderful owner who is willing to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone!(I also suggest forwarding this article to friends with a *hint hint* as to what you’d like this year!)

Historical Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc
1200 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401; 540-371-4504

Calling all history buffs! I bet even if you have lived here your entire life you don’t know all of the history of our area. There are so many great things to see and fascinating stories to hear.  Connect with HFFI for some great Fredericksburg items, such as shirts, prints, posters ,cards, books and more! (These items can also be purchased on their website: HFFI is currently running their annual Candlelight Tour which is a wonderful gift, plus they have events throughout the year. Contact them to ask about getting event tickets as a fun Christmas gift this year!

Wiggle Worms
1 Towne Centre Blvd., Suite 5350; 540-548-8885;

What parent wouldn’t want this gift!?!  The gift of your kids having a great time in a clean and loving environment while you relax, have lunch with a friend, do some shopping, go to an appointment, have a date night or anything else you can think of! Wiggle Worms offers convenient flexible hours with up to 5 hours of care a day. No reservations and No contracts.  You don’t have to stay at the mall because they are licensed by the state. In addition to hourly daycare, they offer classes such as Family Play, Jitterbugs Music & Movement, Wonder Worms – STEM/Sensory/Play class and a Parents Night Out!

Ten 13 Designs

Owned by local crafter Angela Harrison, Ten 13 Designs has a wonderful selection of personalized items. While the majority of her work is custom tumblers, she’s open to your custom order requests. Visit her Facebook pages for details:

Tulips & Twirls Boutique

This boutique offers a wide variety of fun seasonal clothing for ladies, boys, girls and babies!  Love to dress your kids in coordinating clothing? This is the perfect place! Shop for your kids, yourself, or gifts - Tulips and Twirls has all kinds of adorable clothing and accessories! Owner, Jenelle, is always happy to answer your questions and help you find he perfect style and size.  Learn more about this local but online store HERE. You can shop their website here:

Board & Brush Fredericksburg
4705 Plank Rd, Suite 204, Fredericksburg, VA 22407; 540-216-4069;

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then book a workshop at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Fredericksburg. Private workshops, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events and more available! Whether you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Fredericksburg. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of decor.
Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on experience.

Piel Bella Day Spa
4520 Plank Rd, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22407;
Give the gift of relaxation!  Piel Bella Day Spa wants to touch lives through touching skin.  We believe everyone needs to take time for themselves in the busy life we all lead.  We truly want to impact quality of life, physical and mental rejuvenation. Self esteem and a balance of health and wellness is vital for the whole being.   We only use high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty.   Our on-going goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients here at Piel Bella Day Spa. We wish to deliver a level of service found nowhere else in the area. We strive to educate and empower so we can all age gracefully.  Offering: Facial treatments, Body Treatments, Eye Treatments, Teeth Treatments, Detox Treatments, Spa Packages


Independent Scentsy Consultant Chelley Schoeller;
Scentsy allows you to scent your home without flames or soot! Our warmers warm the wax just enough for it to help your home smell amazing. We not only have wax and warmers but a whole array of on-the-go scent systems, cleaning supplies and laundry items!  Contact Chelley today for help choosing the perfect gift plus shop online and check out her site for all upcoming specials here: .

Fun Land of Fredericksburg
1351 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401; 540-785-6700

Give the gift of a Fun Card or a Season’s Pass! Boasting a magnitude of indoor and outdoor rides, mini golf, batting cages, go-karts, climbing walls, arcade games, laser tag and more Fun Land is Virginia’s Premier Family Fun Center and home to Virginia’s first multi-level go-kart track! Visit their website for hours, ride information, prices and more. Fun Land also features fun events and activities throughout the year so be sure to check the event calendar for dates and details.  

Perfectly Posh

Independent Posh Consultant, Jessica Curtis
Perfectly Posh is a company that provides pampering skincare products that are cruelty free, all natural, and made in the United States. Almost all of our products are under $25. You don't have to worry about allergy concerns because all our ingredients are listed in our catalog and website

Paragon Theaters – Village 12
51 Towne Centre Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Give the gift of movies and bowling!  Paragon Village 12 has Three premier level auditoriums with luxury stadium seating, The Chatterbox Premier level bar and lounge and Splitsville bowling and dining! This gift is perfect for families and singles alike! Give the gift of a day full of family fun, a fun hang out or a sweet date night! Perfect for every age!

Independent Thirty-One Consultant Jenny Sites

Thirty-One Gifts has a wide variety of gorgeous hand bags, totes and organizational items. Well-known for our fabulous Utility Totes, we also sell a wide variety of items including wallets, purses, pillows, scarves, backpacks, make-up/travel and accessory cases, thermals, key chains, stationary, jewelry and much more! Personal your great finds with names, phrases, icons, etc.  See for yourself at

Need something now? Contact Jenny at to shop her ready to sell inventory!

Give the gift of fun with these other local businesses we also love working with: