Virginia’s Small Business Owners Share Their Bestselling Christmas Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers


If you’re anything like us, there’s somebody on your Christmas list who you still need to buy a gift for. The Virginia Star spoke with local businesses across the state to see what their most popular gifts were. Here’s what they told us:

BitterSweet Boutique

Vintage Louis Vuitton Lock Necklace – A necklace made out of a repurposed Louis Vuitton lock. Staff say the necklace keeps selling out.
Cost: $128
Where: BitterSweet Boutique has five locations: 3011 W Cary Street, Richmond; 307 Market Street, Roanoke, 106 E Main Street, Charlottesville, and 514 Fifth Street, Lynchburg. You can also visit them online at

Fountain Bookstore

Miracle on Cary Street: Restoring Virginia’s Grandest Movie Palace – This memoir tells the story of the restoration of Richmond’s iconic and historic Byrd Theatre.
Cost: $14.99
Where: Curbside pickup only at 1312 East Cary Street, Richmond, or online at

Alakazam Toys

Flybar Maverick Pogo Stick – Kids have spent so much time indoors on the computer this year, so staff say outdoor toys including pogo sticks, scooters and swings are very popular.
Cost: $59.99
Where: 100 East Main Street, Charlottesville, or online at

Cherrydale Hardware

Christmas Ornaments – This neighborhood hardware store says their most popular gift is one of a variety of glass and wooden ornaments.
Cost: Varies
Where: The corner of Lee Highway and N Oakland Street, Arlington

Forbes Candies

Chocolate Fudge – Forbes Candies’ fudge is fresh and locally made, and is a customer favorite.
Cost: $13.95 per pound
Where: Five locations:1554 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach; 1600 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Norfolk;
28th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach; 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach; 631 Croatan Highway, Nags Head, North Carolina; 2707 Croatan Highway, Nags Head, North Carolina. Online at

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Eric Burk is a reporter at The Virginia Star and the Star News Network.  Email tips to [email protected]



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