Martinsville, Virginia


Gift Giving Guide for Kids

By: VisitMartinsville

December 5, 2023

Family Fun, Shopping

Gift Giving Guide  for Kids

Embrace the joy of shopping local this season while ensuring that the gifts for the children on your list are not only cherished but also support the vibrant community of Martinsville – Henry County. Let us guide you through a seamless shopping experience with our curated selection for babies, little ones, children, tweens, and teens.

Babies (0-24 months)
Discover timeless treasures for the littlest ones at Janice Caine Stationery & Gifts. Choose from heirloom pieces or practical, everyday-use gifts. Idea: purchase an adorable plush rattle and a snuggly onesie.

Ah, lavender, a relaxing scent loved by many, including babies. Shop a variety of products made from the lavender grown on-site at Imagination Lavender Farms. Idea: pick up a Lavender Warmie for baby! Warmies are adorable plush animals infused with the scent of lavender, that can also be heated in the microwave to give off a gentle smell to lull babies and children off to sleep. 

Little Ones (2-4)
Swing into Unique Gifts & More and shop from a variety of vendors and crafters under one roof. The shop is filled with handmade treasures including giftable items for your little ones. Idea: purchase an ornament or a “snackle box” - a nifty tacklebox filled with yummy snacks!

Forever Younger is a kids resale store in Uptown Martinsville that also offers a selection of new items as well. Drop by and see what’s available. Idea: shop early for the best selection of holiday-themed outfits and dress clothes or shop their great selection of brand new toys!

Children (5-8)
The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Gift Shop is a treasure trove for little scientists, explorers, or dinosaur lovers. Idea: grab a plush of their favorite dino, a fun excavation kit, or a gemstone ring.

Marvel Freaks Games Cards & CollectiblesStarling Ave Cards & Comics, & VS Games are some great options for the gamers and comic readers on your list. Shop large selection of classic and used gaming systems, video games for most gaming consoles, Pokémon cards, action figures, collectibles, and lots of other fun items at these locations. Idea: shop their favorite comic or purchase a poster for their room. 

Angler’s Choice is a great option for the outdoor lovers, including children! Idea: grab a new rod and reel for your little fishing fanatic.

If your child is an animal lover, consider a gift from Infinity Acres Ranch. Idea: purchase an Animal Encounter for them to enjoy in the warmer months.

Tweens (9-12)
Drop by Studio 107 and see what the artists have on display. Paintings, jewelry, woodturnings, stained glass, and all the beautiful pieces would make unique gifts for the art enthusiast in your life. Idea: for the budding artist in your life, gift them art lessons with a local artist.   

Jr’s Music Store is an option for the current member of the school band or the kid who is interested in learning how to play an instrument. Idea: consider purchasing music lessons.

Uptown Pinball is a hit with most children (and adults)! Idea: purchase your tween a gift certificate, or multiple gift certificates to use throughout the year or so they can bring a friend along for a day at the arcade.

Are the tweens on your list really into movies? Idea: purchase a gift certificate for Movie Town or Hollywood Cinema. A trip to the movies would be a nice treat after the hustle and bustle of the holidays and a nice outing before the kids head back to school. Or, hold on to it until their next must-see movie comes out in theatres!

The Jeweler’s Edge offers an extensive variety of pieces from your everyday to your extraordinary. If you are looking for a cute gemstone piece, showcasing a brilliant pop of color, check out their selection of rings, earrings, and necklaces. Silver and gold chains are also classics. Start building your tweens collection with a quality and affordable piece. Idea: if your tween loves to read, consider purchasing a spoon bookmark made of silver.

Teens (13-18)
Does your teen love sneakers? If so, you have to shop the selection at Sole Zone. Sole Zone is a buy-sell-trade sneaker and streetwear store that specializes in the most exclusive products from major brands like Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Supreme, and more. Idea: help your teen find the missing piece to their sneaker collection or something stylish to start the new year off on the right foot.

For the fashionistas on your list, don’t forget about the boutiques in Martinsville – Henry County such as Pieces BoutiqueGlitzy Mermaidz, Bauble Noelle Clothing BoutiqueMade Two Manifest, & J. Chris to name a few. Staff members at these shops would love to help you put together an outfit or two, or if you know your teen’s taste, grab what they’d love! Idea: a gift certificate to a boutique would make any fashionista happy.

Daintea is Martinsville-Henry County’s very own bubble tea café + bakery, and everyone loves scrumptious treat! Idea: gift certificate!  

The Village Spa, Indigo Wellness Spa, & Reflections Day Spa all offer a variety of services such as nails, hair, and tanning. Some locations even offer a selection of trendy clothes and jewelry for purchase. Idea: purchase a gift certificate for a spa service.

B' Natural Bath & Body offers all natural and organic skin care and body products. Idea: purchase a gift certificate or a trio of items in your teens favorite scent.

When it comes to Stocking stuffers, we suggest purchasing a little something sweet from Cocoa Trail Chocolates or Sweet Heaven!

We hope this helped! Find more shopping options available in Martinsville – Henry County at and be sure to download our official VisitMartinsville app.