Shopping local is not only convenient for students but also supports the community! Blacksburg offers great shopping, student discounts and a unique array of gift options for everyone. Take a stroll around town with friends and get in the Christmas mood by doing your holiday shopping right here in Blacksburg!
t.r. Collection right on North Main Street has the cutest gift items for everyone on your list. The “Duck Pond” candle and other aptly named candles are already gift wrapped for you! From picture frames, chic Hokie colored Swig bottles and coasters; to tea towels, skeleton key necklaces, and Blacksburg coordinate bracelets, you have plenty of tasteful and meaningful items to choose from. Even better, t.r. Collection offers a 15% off student discount and is just a three minute walk from Squires!
2. 310 Rosemont
Swell bottles and corkcicles are on almost every girl’s wish list and might be a great trendy present for your mom as well. 310 Rosemont also carries stylish stocking stuffers like “adult gummies”. YETI tumblers also make awesome gifts, just fill them with candy or chocolate to complete the Christmas aesthetic!
Campus Emporium has a great selection of gifts! Outfit your family for when they visit on game days, including hats and subtle maroon and orange jewelry. Bring Hokie Nation into your home with the adorable serving plates, mugs and ornaments. A pennant is a simple and inexpensive gift that every dorm room needs. Lastly, give your dog the gift of a Hokie bandana to parade around the house on game day!
Surprised? Kroger has a lot more than just food! They actually have a great collection of incredibly cute mugs. So pick one out, and throw in some wrapped up hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows and a candy cane stir! Another idea is to put all of the ingredients for a “brownie in a mug” or “muffin in a mug” recipe into the mug, and wrap it up with the simple recipe included!
Gourmet Pantry has some awesome kitchen gadgets for the chef, baker, or new homeowner in your family! They also make custom gift baskets and offer cooking classes and wine nights, which make perfect gifts as well.
6. Sundee Best
Sundee Best has adorable dresses and clothing for the ladies on your list, not to mention the insanely cool Hokie Stone leggings and “Raised on Frank” tees!
Fringe Benefit carries 10 Thousand Villages, bath products and locally made soaps; all of which make great gifts!
As you can see, Blacksburg makes shopping local for the holiday season fun and easy! Be sure to browse Main St. for all those on your list.