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River Realm's Holiday Gift Guide

Unique Holiday Gifts You Can Only Find in Virginia’s River Realm

Sure, big cities light up brightly and welcome the hum of crowds during the holidays. Here, in the River Realm, though, you’ll discover a festive spirit and elevated shopping without all of the pavement and people. Streets are lined with simple holiday lights. Stores are overflowing with locally made and personally curated collections of jewelry, art, kitchen wares, ornaments, and so much more.

Plan a holiday getaway to get your gifts this year. Snuggle up at one of our boutique hotels, enchanted resorts, and cozy vacation rentals. Refuel between shopping at our delicious River Realm restaurants and markets. 

To get your gift list going, here are some gifts we found across our small towns for you to wrap up with love this holiday season. Give gifts that conjure up memories of dreamy days by the water and special moments with loved ones.

Holiday Gift Guide Kilmarnock, Virginia

Sterling Silver Dock Cleat Necklace

A simple nod to the river with a touch of class. Remember days on the water together and feel anchored. 
Holiday Gift Guide Irvington, Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Scarf

This 72” x 30” scarf features a vintage style map of the Chesapeake Bay with its steamboat ports from Baltimore to Norfolk.
Holiday Gift Guide Urbanna, Virginia

Cecil's Oyster Shells

These stunning mini creations are hand painted right here in the River Realm. They can be used for jewelry, decor, or ornaments!
Holiday Gift Guide, Virginia Oysters

Fresh, Virginia Oysters

These River realm businesses allow you to send oysters to your loved ones wherever they are. Each one offers their own spin on fresh seafood delivery like oyster shooter kits, exclusive sauces, and more seafood options.
Holiday Gift Guide Irvington, Virginia

Oyster Gilcee Print

This art hub is known near and far for its high quality curated collection of art representing more than 200 artists. Some are inspired by the river, like this stunning framed oyster piece.
Holiday Gift Guide Urbanna, Virginia

Urbanna Cat's Meow Wooden Village

Among many fashion finds, you’ll find unique home decor like these wooden creations that honor the historic buildings of Urbanna.
Holiday Gift Guide Urbanna, Virginia

Photographs of Urbanna

Among many one-of-a-kind paintings and riverside antiques, this local gallery has a collection of photographs ready to frame and gift.

“Righteous Ribs + Bodacious Butts” Hoodie

Something cozy is always a good idea to place under the tree. Something Different is the River Realm’s place to go for good barbeque and good humored gifs.
Holiday Gift Guide Urbanna, Virginia

Oyster Pendant Necklaces

This fashion hub carries a refined and fun collection of second hand clothing and other locally inspired accessories like this long pendant necklace.
Holiday Gift Guide, White Stone, Virginia

Glass Art Sculptures

This fine art gallery is a treasure chest and must-visit in the River Realm. Browse through a rotating collection of art while enjoying artists at work. Sharon Dombrowski’s glass sculptures are enchanting reminders of the river.
Holiday Gift Guide Kilmarnock, Virginia

Plants & Floral Arrangements

Give a gift that lives. Choose from a collection of plants paired with a chic pot or have Cindy Naylor and her team create a stunning arrangement for you to bring to the gathering.
Holiday Gift Guide Kilmarnock, Virginia

Rappahannock River Map Pillows and Placemats

This gift shop is packed with special finds from top to bottom including stationary, cards, decor, and more. These Rappahannock River map pillows and placemats would be perfect for the river houses or to bring memories back home.
Holiday Gift Guide Kilmarnock, Virginia

River Themed Tea Towels

Add a little river to the kitchen, even if it’s not here. These simple tea towels will be sweet to wrap up and give to the hostess with the mostess.
Holiday Gift Guide Urbanna, Virginia

Locally Made Oyster Knives

Nestled in Urbanna, the shop carries wine, snacks, and locally made goods. Get the oyster lover in your life knives created in the heart of Oyster Country.

Get More River Realm Gift Inspiration

Visit our Business Directory to see all of our local businesses to explore and shop. You can also discover new places to eat in between shopping by searching by town. Make it a weekend and explore ways to stay here.

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