Norfolk is a one-stop-shop for all your holiday shopping this season. From the Norfolk Premium Outlets and the downtown MacArthur Center Mall to small boutiques like Kitsch and Selden Market; Norfolk has it all. We’ve rounded up the most unique Norfolk gifts to shop for this holiday season!
Prince Ink is by no means your typical touristy t-shirt store, in fact, it’s quite the opposite; a craft men’s workshop heaven. When you walk in you will feel the industrial rustic atmosphere that emits high-end vibes without being pretentious. All of their apparel is one of a kind with distinct designs and immense attention to detail. Whether it be a Norfolk t-shirt or hat you will set your holiday gift apart from the rest. Stop into their store located on Granby Street or swing by our Visitor Center to pick up one of their custom-made items.
The best and most meaningful ornaments are the ones that we’ve made ourselves. It is this reason that mom and dad still proudly hang the ones you made in grade school on the tree. This year craft your own glass blown ornament to give as a gift. The Perry Glass Studio offers glass blowing classes year-round, but during the holiday season, they conduct a special (our favorite) class to make ornaments. Norfolk’s love for glass art is very apparent, with over 10,000 pieces of glass on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art and even more glass pieces showcased at the Barry Art Museum. Pour a bit more love into your gift-giving and add to your mom and dad’s ornament collection by signing up for a glass-making course today!
Gift your loved ones with a bag that is not only stylish, but that is also making an impact on our world. From travel bags, totes, backpacks, cross body bags and more, Hamilton Perkins is making bags that are using recycled materials. These timeless editions are all made from plastic water bottles, pineapple leaf fiber, and billboard vinyl. This being said, no two bags are ever going to be the same. Hamilton Perkins is a local to Norfolk and his store can be found in the second floor of the MacArthur Center Mall.
Lorak has jewelry that is handcrafted in the heart of Norfolk and is owned by talented artist and designer genius, Anna Lorich Akers. Each piece of jewelry is visibly recognizable and inspired by Anna’s passion for textiles, ancient Greco Roman and Egyptian artifacts, and the clean lines found in Scandinavian design. Anna is a true artisan and will help you find the perfect ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings to give extra sparkle for your special someone.
For the entertainer in your life, give the gift that keeps on giving -- Cureo Coffee Liquor! Every time they make an espresso martini, white Russian or spiked coffee they will be sure to think of you. Cureo is a special coffee liquor made with Counter Culture Coffee, natural cane sugar and refined crystal-clear rum from local Chesapeake Bay Distillery. You can find Cureo at Cure Coffeehouse or in local Norfolk liquor stores.