Mariah Carey has defrosted, and the holidays are already upon us. Consider this your reminder to support the businesses in our community when shopping for gifts. Shopping local is the gift that keeps on giving! You just can't help feeling happy knowing your money is staying local instead of going to a multinational conglomerate. Supporting local businesses also means lower distribution costs-a win for the environment. So I'm sharing my favorite places to shop for gifts in Purcellville and Leesburg.
Twigs This is my go-to spot when I need a gift. You can find women's clothing that your mom or mother-in-law will love, pretty jewelry, indulgent bath and body products, lots of home decor, vintage goods, and an adorable baby/kid toy section. It's in an old 20th-century home in a shopping center parking lot right next to a Mcdonald's. It sounds strange, but I think of it as a relic of the past. A much-needed reminder of what this area used to look like. 613 East Main Street Purcellville
Catoctin Creek Distilling This is Purcellville's only distillery in a town full of wineries and breweries. They are well known for their rye but also make really lovely gin and brandy. They usually have cocktail recipe books, unique mixers, and glassware for sale if you want to pair the bottle with a little extra something. It's a great spot to find something for the mixologist and cocktail enthusiast on your shopping list. 120 West Main Street Purcellville
Jenny's Salon Jenny's is consistently rated a top salon in the area, so you can't go wrong with a gift certificate from here. They've also got many professional hair care products, a few hair accessories, and the cult favorite Mason Pearson brush. 550 East Main Street Purcellville
Nichols Hardware Nichols has been a Purcellville institution since 1914. Walking into this hardware store is like stepping back in time. You can find any gifts you usually buy from Lowe's or Home Depot. 131 North 21st Street Purcellville
Nostalgia The most epic vintage women's clothing store. They've also got a few men's accessories and antique furniture thrown in for good measure.
It's Bazaar 8,000 square feet of vintage jewelry, clothing, records, and home decor. Their slogan is "You'll Find it Here!" and chances are good you will. This bazaar is full of some really bizarre stuff. It's an experience unto itself. 143 North 21st Street Purcellville
Muz & Rose An eco-conscious boutique in downtown Leesburg with an emphasis on sustainability and supporting local and independent makers. You'll find vintage and new clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, art, home goods, and bath/beauty products. 3 Loudoun St SW Leesburg
Wldwst Across the street from Muz & Rose, you'll find Wldwst, a home decor boutique full of local and independent brands by the interior design studio of the same name. The store itself is stunning-which is no surprise since the owners are interior designers. You can find everything from curated vintage decor, local art, coffee table books, kitchen/dinnerware, and the cutest kids and baby section for the littles on your list. Once inside, I find it very hard to leave ;) 2B Loudoun Street SW Leesburg
Birch Tree Bookstore-Instead of ordering books from Amazon or Target, why not hit up this charming bookstore in downtown Leesburg? Bonus-Birch Tree also sells houseplants by local plant shop Eco Ami Plants. If you're too busy to visit in person, you can also shop their collection online.11 West Market Street Leesburg
Brick & Mortar Clothing, accessories, and gifts for men and women from both well-known and local brands. After a few minutes in this store, you'll realize that they don't take themselves or life too seriously. They've got some really unique stuff that's sure to spark a conversation. 34 S. King Street
Mocatinas Primarily a dessert cafe, Mocatina's also has a decent selection of small gifts/toys that appeal to elementary schoolers and tweens. Think Squishmallows stuffed animals, kawaii knick-knacks, weird-flavored cotton candy, and other unique candy. 3 E Market St Leesburg
A Little Bit Farther Away
The Old Lucketts Store Head down Route 15 North for about 10 minutes, and you'll find a vintage wonderland spanning 3 floors of a funky old building. Food trucks in the parking lot will give you fuel and quench your thirst. Grab a donut from Carpe Donut and a hot chocolate from Bitty Bar. 42350 Lucketts Road Leesburg
Foundry Mercantile Right next to The Lucketts store, you'll find the Foundry. This place has it all: accessories, apothecary, brightly colored hook pillows, outdoor & garden, bar & kitchen, home decor, and lots of vintage. Fun fact-they started as a Lucketts Store vendor and had so much success they needed to expand. 42350 Lucketts Road Leesburg
Well, there you go-13 options for shopping locally for gifts this holiday season. I'd love to know where you end up shopping and what you buy. Leave a note in the comments and let me know:)
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