Gift Giving Guide for Kids
We know it’s important to you to shop local this season and to find gifts the children on your list will actually like! Let us help you out with a simple guide to shopping around Martinsville – Henry County. Here’s a few ideas for the babies, little ones, children, tweens, and teens.
Babies (0-24 months)
Shop for an heirloom piece or a more practical, every day-use gift for baby at Janice Caine Stationery & Gifts. Trinkets, décor, outfits, hooded towels 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)
Encourage the love of reading by picking up a special nursery rhyme or children’s book at
Books & Crannies. The friendly staff will gladly assist you and even special order the selection you need if it isn’t already instore. Idea: pick up a classic or even share your childhood favorite with that special kiddo!
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 Young is a new children’s consignment shop 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.
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 & Collectibles is a great option for the gamers and comic readers on your list. Shop their 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. Idea: shop their favorite comic or purchase a poster for their room.
Starling Ave. Cards and Comics also offers a wide selection of collectibles, comics, trading cards, action figures, and sports memorabilia. Idea: purchase a Pokémon trainer tool kit, trainer box, or a plush!
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.
Ella Mae’s Closet offers boutique-style children’s clothes for your little fashionistas. Idea: purchase a matching mommy and me outfit!
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.
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.
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 Boutique & The Boutique Uptown. Staff members at both 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 offers a variety of services such as nails, hair, and tanning, along with a selection of trendy clothes and jewelry for purchase. Idea: purchase a gift certificate for a spa service.
We hope this helped! Find more shopping options available in Martinsville – Henry County at VisitMartinsille.com and be sure to download our official VisitMartinsville app.
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