Within the shops located in Town of Colonial Beach, Virginia, (CBVA), you’ll find handcrafted gifts, antiques, personalized souvenirs and other unique items that can’t be bought in shopping malls. So, this Black Friday–and all year long–support small business, support local, and support artists and craftsmen right here in CBVA. Here’s are some options:
Beach Paws Boutique
Town of Colonial Beach’s newest retailer and first pet store, Beach Paws Boutique offers an eclectic variety of items for pets and their people, and anyone who loves animals: pet-themed clothing and gifts; treats and toys for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles; and training supplies.
Located on the beachfront boardwalk, Beach Shop has a colorful array of items to commemorate your visit to CBVA. Branded Colonial Beach t-shirts and tchotchkes; beach gear such as umbrellas, chairs, rafts, and toys; hats, clothing, flags, hammocks, bicycles and lots, lots more!
A full-service hair salon, Chany’s has added a boutique where you’ll find baby gifts, such as handmade blankets, sleepers, bibs, frames, and other shower gifts; women’s boots and clothing, including plus size; men’s firefighter and law enforcement branded clothes, ornaments and gifts; home and holiday decor; gourmet foods; just for starters.
Colonial Beach Discount
Akin to a general store, Colonial Beach Discount offers everyday items, as well as gifts, souvenirs, and holiday decorations: clothing, outdoor wear, slipper socks, blankets, wristlets, keyfobs, Christmas tree ornaments, drinkware including water bottles and to-go mugs, scented sachet bags, beach signs, flags and even a handcrafted saddle barstool!
Colonial Buzz Expresso and Wine Bar
Colonial Buzz Espresso and Wine Bar not only has bagged coffee for sale, but also branded wine and coffee tumblers, greeting and post cards, original art, gift certificates, and a LOVE Golf Cart ornament to benefit Colonial Beach Foundation.
Christmas trees, poinsettias, winter foliage and holiday decorations!
Costellos Ace Hardware
More than a hardware store, at Costellos Ace Hardware you’ll find holiday decorations, tools, furniture, gardening supplies, gift cards, and presents for the DIYer, backyard griller, and others on your list.
Hawthorne Mercantile carries a specially-curated line of essentials, wellness, and home decor. You’ll find beeswax hand sanitizer, peppermint headache balm, and essential oils; cloth napkins and decorative serving bowls; ladies hats, gloves and wraps; candles, baskets, rugs, teas, local artwork… the list goes on and on!
Jarrett Thor Gallery
Town of Colonial Beach has a vibrant arts scene, with Jarrett Thor Gallery at its epicenter. Here you can find artwork by local and regional artists in every medium, from paintings to photography to sculptures to mosaics and beyond. Second Friday Art Walk, held monthly, is another place to find high-quality art at participating locations throughout Town.
With nearly a hundred vendors, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list at Peddlers Market. Historically a vintage and antiques market, the boutique market now also features an array of new merchandise such as jewelry; purses; clothing; small appliances; holiday decorations; home decor and everyday essentials; and also soaps, candles, lotions and other self-care. New art and artisans are featured, as well as handmade crafts, upcycled furniture, quality resale and specialty foods like tea and candy.
Restaurant Swag,Â Thrift Store Bargains, a Shop Just for Boaters
Check with your favorite CBVA restaurants to see if they have branded merchandise, such as Colonial Beach Brewing, Denson’s Catering & Food Truck, Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar, and Ice House CB.
Nearby Ingleside Vineyards, a member of Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, has a fantastic gift shop where just about everything is for sale–including the furniture! And, of course, you can never go wrong with bringing wine as a hostess gift. (Especially when they have beautifully-designed wine labels!) Pick some up at Ingleside or Monroe Bay Winery, right here in CBVA.
Keep your holiday budget under control by shopping for stocking stuffers and holiday decor at Dollar General and Family Dollar. Go treasure-hunting for a variety of gently-used merchandise at local thrift shops Colonial Beach UMW Opportunity Shop and St Peter’s Episcopal Thrift Shop. You never know what you’ll find!
Someone on your list prefer life on the water? The Boathouse Marina, one of nearly a dozen in CBVA, has plenty of items for the boaters.
You can never go wrong with gift cards for holiday shopping, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or secret Santas. Several CBVA businesses offer gift cards, including Hallmark Tattoo and Massage, Colonial Beach Brewing, Colonial Beach Games & Soda Fountain, Lido Pizza, and Bodyworks on the Water. (Festive Peppermint Twist massage, anyone?!) For outdoor lovers, pick up a Virginia State Park gift certificate at nearby Westmoreland State Park.
Nearby Stratford Hall has a fabulous gift shop filled with local products and locally-made wares, such as honey, preserves, petite hams and tea towels. Custom curated gift baskets are also available.