Embrace the holiday spirit and shop local this season in Randolph County! Wander through the enchanted streets of our downtowns and take in the Christmas lights and decorations adorning storefronts while shopping for your friends and family.
This holiday season, we invite you to experience the joy of shopping locally throughout Randolph County–read on for some gift ideas that will also support local businesses!
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
For the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, Joey’s Bike Shop in downtown Elkins has everything needed for those who love to mountain or gravel bike, with a selection of bikes and accompanying gear. Middle Mountain Sporting Goods boasts the area’s largest stock of fishing poles, tackle, bait, and hunting gear. P&M Outdoors, another locally-owned outdoor store, caters to all hunting and trapping needs. Betty’s Boots has hiking boots along with a greater selection of shoes for those ready to hit the trail in 2024.
Consider unique gifts like guided fishing trips or private lessons from Elk Springs Resort & Fly Shop in Monterville, the largest fly shop in West Virginia.
For Your Pet
Fancy Paws has got your furry friends covered. From squeaker toys, treats, leashes, harnesses, and more, you’ll be sure to find something to go under the tree for your pet. Say hello to the adorable shop cats that will help you check items off your shopping list!
For the Kids
Counter Culture Concepts has an array of gift ideas including Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, and sports cards, along with comic books and more!
Explore beyond downtown and discover Serendipity, offering primitive decor, baby and children’s toys, exclusive Vera Bradley bags, and more. Amelia’s Closet has adorable baby and children’s clothing, so make sure to stop in and choose a onesie or outfit for the little one this holiday!
For the Art & Crafts Lover
The Elkins Sewing Center, the oldest and largest sewing supplier in the area, beckons with fabric, sewing machines, sewing accessories and everything needed to get you started on a new project. Step into Artists At Work, a cooperative gallery featuring the creations of regional artists, showcasing beautiful pottery, artisan jewelry, woodworking pieces, paintings, and framed photography. And don’t miss Mycelium, a new addition to the shopping scene, where eclectic art, supplies, and more await.
Another gem is The Delmonte Market, where you can find exceptional and distinctive gifts for any occasion, whether it’s jewelry, clothing, art, housewares, or more. Treat yourself to a delightful latte or ice cream at The Crossing Coffee Bar while exploring the myriad of treasures within.
Stop in at Talbott Frame Shop to peruse their wonderful art gallery or bring in your special art piece to arrange for custom framing. Consider giving the gift on an art experience by purchasing a membership or gift card to The Arts Center.
For the Culture Finder
Historic Beverly Antique Mall provides a nostalgic journey through two floors of books, vintage clothing, and an array of antiques, and The Mossy Merchant has unique antiques, local art, and vintage clothes, ensuring a festive and cheerful holiday shopping experience.
Swiss Roots has an amazing assortment of items for purchase, including the infamous Helvetia attire, and authentic Swiss Cheese, plus take in the mask museum and experience the unique history and culture of Helvetia. Plan ahead for your next movie night by gifting Born in a Ballroom, the fabulous documentary created by local filmmakers, Clara Lehmann and Jonathan Lacocque. The film explores the relationship between the Hütte Restaurant, its founder, Eleanor Mailloux, and the village she called home, Helvetia, West Virginia.
The Rail and Trail Store has got you covered on train-themed gifts, including kids’ train sets, all-ages clothing, mugs, and beautiful take-home souvenirs. Consider a gift certificate for a scenic train excursion with the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad for your family member who is eager to climb aboard a vintage engine and travel back in time!
For the Clothing Lover
Surprise your friend or family member with some retail therapy at Clementine’s Closet. Consider a staple piece, fun accessories, and trendy outfits or shoes to gift this year!
Coming Around Again has got you covered with an assortment of lightly used clothing that will make the perfect gift for your friend or family member. Or check out affordable and bohemian pieces and styles you’ll fall in love with from Hippie Chick Boutique.
For the Foodie
Give the gift of merch and libation from Randolph County’s much-loved local distillery and brewery, Big Timber Brewing, and Still Hollow Spirits – it is impossible to disappoint! Heathberry Farms has Honey River Mead available, with unique and tasty flavors including maple, elderberry, peach, and blueberry.
Shady Grove Botanicals has a variety of products for sale including elderberry syrup, herbal tinctures, and more, all ingredients sourced from their own property. Sweeten up your loved one’s breakfast with maple syrup from Ice’s Farm.
Unique chocolate bars, roasted coffee, and mugs can all be found when you stop in at TipTop coffee shop–and browse some local artists’ work and hats while you browse. A new shop in town, Dandelion Candy Co has unique, organic candy, specialty teas, and games the entire family will enjoy. Another easy idea–shop for a gift card from one of many fantastic eateries in the County! Byrd’s House of Donuts and Guilty Pleasures Sweet Shop have a wonderful selection of yummy baked goods year-round!
For the Spiritual Ones
The Wyld Lyfe Apothecary, situated at the heart of the city, offers a diverse range of products dedicated to nurturing the mind, body, and soul. From herbal teas, incense, gemstones, and crystals to handmade candles, jewelry, and a vibrant array of local vendor offerings.
For Those Who Have Everything
For those elusive individuals who always say “surprise me,” a gift certificate to a local restaurant might be the perfect solution. Choose from local eateries like Beander’s, Mamma Mias, and El Gran Sabor, the Forks, Alpine Lodge, or take your family out for a meal at Chef Kevin’s Streatery or The Southern Kitchen. For more breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas, see our dining page!
A pedicure or salon service is always an appreciated gift–check out our salons to review the options!
Amber’s Glass has beautiful handmade, unique glass pieces from icicles, soap and lotion bottle dispensers, ornaments, vases, and more. These vibrant and colorful pieces are sure to brighten up anyone’s Christmas! For truly unique ceramic pieces, check out Ceramics with Class for lawn ornaments, decorative light-up Christmas Trees, and more.
Consider taking the family out for a music and dinner experience with The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre for their Holiday Show. A gift card or one of the beautiful decor pieces from Kathy’s Decorating & Design will please those updating their home.
This holiday season, we encourage you to embrace the spirit of giving by supporting independent, locally-owned businesses. From charming shops and galleries to delightful restaurants and coffee shops, let’s come together to shop small and support local businesses this holiday season!