Downtown Lynchburg's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide


By now, that panicky feeling may be creeping in—Christmas and Hanukkah are less than two weeks away, and you still have the majority of your gifts to purchase; or, you may just want to find “The Perfect Gift” for your father-in-law, mom, or significant other. And maybe you need some fresh ideas for stocking stuffers.

Whatever your situation—have no fear. All you need is just a short trip away in Downtown Lynchburg where shops, businesses, restaurants and more are waiting to be discovered. Our guide should give you plenty of ideas for meaningful and unique gifts sure to impress.

Bonus: Free two-hour holiday parking throughout downtown makes it easier than ever to visit; from now through January 1, the City is offering free parking to help everyone fully embrace the season!

Bowen Jewelers in Downtown Lynchburg
Bowen Jewelers in Downtown Lynchburg

For the Person Who Has Everything

Focus on meaningful and unique gifts sure to be remembered for years!

  • Make it a Christmas to remember by restoring or updating a treasured family heirloom at Bowen Jewelry, 829 Main Street
  • For something truly one-of-a-kind, check out the handmade and functional pottery turned out at Oxide Pottery, 1337 Main Street
  • Gift a memorable night on the town for dinner and a show; choose from Downtown’s excellent restaurants and check out upcoming performances of opera, theatre, and more
  • Snag something unique and memorable at Buzzard's Roost, 718 Commerce St.
  • Create a gift basket filled with some of their favorite things from Downtown stores and restaurants (keep reading for specific ideas!)
Good Karma Tea Co.
Good Karma Tea Co.

For the Coworker / Neighbor / Teacher

Some memorable gift ideas to show your appreciation for those in your life!

  • Select a fine box of artisan chocolates or truffles from Altus Chocolate, 908 Main Street
  • For the tea drinkers, select from a variety of organic loose-leaf teas from Good Karma Tea Co., 901 Jefferson Street-Suite 110, and for coffee, pick up some artisan micro-roasted beans at Grains of Sense, inside the Community Market on Main Street.
  • Save yourself time and gift a box of sugary sweets from Simply Irresistible Bakery, 901 Jefferson Street, Suite 1
  • Pick up fresh Christmas wreaths from various vendors or lavender-scented soaps and lotions from Evergreen Lavender Farm, found at the Community Market on Main Street
  • Find a little of everything at Heritage Connections Gift Shop at 915 Main Street
Bikes Unlimited
Bikes Unlimited

For the Adventurous One

Present some new challenges and experiences to your favorite Adventurer!

  • Help them reach new heights with a gift certificate for Rise Up Climbing, 1225 Church Street
  • Bring them up to speed with a tune-up, new accessories, or even a brand new ride at Bikes Unlimited, 1312 Jefferson Street
  • Skateboards, bikes, recycled skateboard items and more to choose from at Scene3, 1107 Main Street
Interior's By Moyanne
Interior's By Moyanne

For the Interior Decorator

Inspire your home decorator with these standout items!  

  • Home goods, specialty garden items, holiday decor, and much more from ACCENTS Flags, Gifts, Home & Garden, 1716 Main Street
  • Beautiful pieces, lux bedding, and fabrics to inspire at Interiors by Moyanne, 107 13th Street
  • Find gorgeous, hand-poured candles that will standout from the rest at Beeswax Candle Co., 109 13th Street
  • Find all the character for the old house lovers in your life at McCraw's Furniture, 1214 Main Street or next door at Bailey Spencer Hardware, 1216 Main Street

Stocking Stuffers

One of the best aspects of Christmas has to be the stockings; impress with these fabulous finds!

  • Discover fine gifts, personal accessories, and antiques to peruse at Enchanted, 1204 Main Street 
  • ­Make it easy on yourself and stop by the “Stuff Your Stocking” display area featuring nail files, lip balms, tech screen cleaners, teen headbands, flashlights, car coasters and so much more at ACCENTS Flags, Gifts, Home & Garden, 1716 Main Street
  • Grab a bag of house-roasted beans from The White Hart, 1208 Main Street
  • Surprise with some tasty cake pops or a box of macaroons from Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats, 1008B Commerce Street
  • Nothing’s more exciting than finding a gift card hidden amongst the candy and Chapstick; surprise your loved ones with certificates to Downtown restaurants, bakeries, shops, andmore.

For the Couple

Ideas for gifting to your favorite couple or even your significant other!


For the Music Lover

Whether listening, playing, or both, treat your favorite music lover to some new inspiration!

Favored Flavors
Favored Flavors

For the Home Chef

Inspire with some fresh and local ingredients!

  • Gift some flavor-infused extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from Favored Flavors, 912 Main Street
  • Fill a large basket with all of the ingredients needed for a gourmet spread; make sure to include the printed recipe and a gift card for any remaining fresh essentials! Choose items at the Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main Street
The Conscious Mercantile in Downtown Lynchburg
The Conscious Mercantile in Downtown Lynchburg

For the Conscientious Consumer  

Surprise your favorite sustainability expert with thoughtful and local purchases!

City Place Cigar
City Place Cigar

For the Men

Show you pay attention to his interests and hobbies with these items!

The Patriotic Peacock
The Patriotic Peacock

For the Ladies

From dressing up to pampering, spoil a special lady with these gifts!

  • Gift an artistic experience with a painting class at the Patriotic Peacock, 1210 Main Street
  • Find something just for fun, such as bath salts, glass necklaces, and local art in The Art Box, 422 12th Street
  • Be brave, and pick out some clothes or accessories you think she might like at  Shay’s Unique Gifts, 1300 Commerce Street or Live Trendy or Die, 1101 Church Street
  • Treat her to some relaxation with a soothing and peaceful trip to Telitha the Spa, 1200 Main Street or The Parlor Spa, 108 9th Street
  • Find the perfect party dress (say for New Year’s Eve?) and some trendy accessories at Frolic by Celebration, 920 Main Street
Baby B's
Baby B's

For the Kids

Gift items sure to last and provide plenty of fun over the years!

  • Find traditional children’s clothes, for infant to tween—along with toys and more—at BabyB’s,  821 Main Street
  • Discovery, knowledge, and fun await with a year’s membership (that the parents will equally appreciate) to Amazement Square, 27 9th Street
  • Find handmade and hand knit doll clothes from Wee Cann Creations and Shirley Carwile, all inside the Community Market on Main Street.  
  • Help them foster an appreciation for the arts with a class at The Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main Street

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