Stroll through charming Main Streets. Drive a few miles and find a country store with treasures inside. Take a moment to stop and talk with shop and boutique owners to learn more about the region and how they curated the beautiful things in their stores. Shopping across the region can be an experience in and of itself, and here’s a few places you can start.

Boutiques and Country Stores

Gloucester Main Street

Perhaps the grandest highlight of Gloucester County, Gloucester’s Main Street has been awarded numerous times for its combination of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. There’s nothing quite like walking down Main Street on a clear spring day.

West Point and King William County

Plan your visit – what to do and where to shop – in West Point and King William County.

Whitley’s Peanuts

In their own words, Whitley’s is “like no other peanut” and its true. For over thirty years, Whitley’s has been churning out delicious Virginia peanuts not only to Gloucester, but all around! Their small store on Route 17 is one of the many little staples of Gloucester culture.

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

Most known for their immense variety of gardening bulbs, Brent and Becky’s Bulbs is the go-to spot for gardening needs. Bulbs, cut flowers, seeds, and more, Brent and Becky’s have got it.

Oasis Books

Located in Gloucester Courthouse, Oasis books is a beautiful little book store selling used and rare books. While there, you can browse their selections of American literature, maritime, reference books and more. Plus, for the aspiring book collector, Oasis has several rare book rooms which can be browsed by appointment.

The Village Blacksmith

Gloucester’s Village Blacksmith brings together modern tastes with old world methods. In addition to handmade art available for purchase, they also offer blacksmithing lessons and tours which can be arranged and scheduled online.

Mathews Main Street

Put in Creek Carvings

Put – in – Creek Carvings gallery is nestled in the heart of historic Mathews VA., featuring regional artisans. With a variety of mediums that include: wood carvings, glass, sculpture, water colors, oil painting, Native American art and abstract works.

Cattails Fine Gifts

Mermaid Crossings

Classic Reflections

A wonderful mix of new and consigned home decor, antiques, vintage, art, jewelry and accessories. Most consignment items are reduced 15% every 30 days.

Crying Shame Frame Shop & Gifts

Offering custom picture framing with up to date conservation framing techniques. Features great selection of limited edition prints and posters by local and national artists, such as John Barber, P. Buckley Moss and more. The two story building is full of unique gifts & home accessories.

Thyme in a Basket

More than a gift shop. A destination that incorporates the best hospitality with some of the most unique and quirky gifts. Gifts that make you smile and laugh and others that speak to your heart.

Acme Antiques

The Fin and Pearl

A unique coastal chic boutique home to an extensive line of jewelry, giftware, home decor, case goods and lighting.

Lowe Tide Boutique

Where treasures are found, Lowe Tide in Urbanna, Virginia features the latest designer resort fashions for men and women.

RS Bristow’s Store

R.S. Bristow, Sr. opened Bristow’s Store in Urbanna, VA in 1876, where it was a cornerstone of commercial activity. The Marshall family purchased the store in the late 1900s and turned it into the thriving clothing and accessory boutique it is today.

If It’s Wood and More

Handcrafted solid wood furnishings and accessories.

Surf & Turf Outdoor Sports

Premiere hunting & fishing supply store carrying everything from large variety of live bait & frozen bait for Freshwater & Saltwater, Yeti Coolers, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Ammo, Kayak Accessories, Penn Brand and much much more.

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