17 November 2022

Norfolk's Mermaid Market Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping in the Mermaid City is always a treat, especially during the holidays. During your next visit, be sure to stop by our very own Mermaid Market, located in our Visitors Center at 232 E Main St., Norfolk. We’ve got a great representation of uniquely Norfolk and Virginia-centric items that make terrific holiday gifts. Plus, we carry an assortment of wares from local artisans and makers. So come see us, support local, and get your holiday shopping started all in one stop. Or, shop online for a quick and easy memento of Norfolk delivered to your doorstep.

For the Foodie

Jody’s Popcorn

Proudly based in Hampton Roads, Jody’s Popcorn is created with the highest quality ingredients and handcrafted for the very best tasting popcorn. After 53 tries of tweaking their caramel corn, they developed a winner in their Recipe 53 Caramel Corn. Snag a bag for yourself or a loved one, and you’ll soon see why the brand is a favorite across the country.

Mermaid Apron

Protect your clothing as you cook and represent Mermaid City in your home kitchen with this lovely mermaid apron. Mermaids come in all shapes, sizes and colors, beautifully represented in this artful apron. Bonus: there’s a cute pocket for holding your trusty spoon or ladle.

VA Cutting Board

Some of the best meats, cheeses, jams, honeys and more come from the commonwealth, so why not represent our fine state during the presentation of your next charcuterie board? Serve in style with this beautifully crafted VA wooden cutting board.

City With Bite Hoodie

Know someone who loves streaming our culinary series, City With Bite? Know someone who loves eating their way through Norfolk? Know someone with impeccable style who loves repping a good brand? This City With Bite hoodie is a perfect gift for the foodie in your life.

For the Decorator

Glass Mermaid Ornaments

A favorite among locals and visitors alike, these gorgeously handmade glass mermaid ornaments are the perfect addition to your tree but can also be enjoyed all year round. Created by T. Rose Glass Studio, these ornaments are mesmerizing in swirled colorful glass, making each one unique. Because of the delicate nature of these ornaments, in-store purchases are available only.

For the Lover of Local

Norfolk Love Mermaid T-shirt

Show your love for Norfolk or gift to a local-loving pal! These Norfolk LOVE mermaid shirts were lovingly created by Norfolk’s own Prince Ink and feature the city’s beloved mermaid icon we all know and love.

On this Day in Norfolk History

Established in 1680 near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a maritime jewel of the East Coast. During the American Revolution, British ships shelled the city on New Year’s Day 1776. The first battle of the ironclads—Monitor versus Merrimack—took place off Norfolk’s shore in 1862. Walter P. Chrysler moved his art collection to the city in 1971 and catapulted the former Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences into the renowned Chrysler Museum. Author, historian and Norfolk native Sarah Downing offers a daily look at the fascinating and sometimes offbeat history of the city’s storied past. Navigate the waters of history one day or month at a time with this celebration of Norfolk’s heritage.

For the Little Mermaids

Virginia Puzzle

Map your way through the commonwealth by assembling this detailed Virginia Puzzle. With 70 magnetic pieces, this puzzle routes young minds on the road to fun and learning!

Norfolk A to Z Prints

Whether your young explorer lives in Norfolk or has traveled here on a memorable excursion, they’ll love this colorful poster featuring an alphabetical representation of some of Norfolk’s greatest icons. From the historic Attucks Theatre to the Virginia Zoo, there’s so much to see in our city.

Holiday Clip

A festive hair flair for kids of all ages, this Lily & Momo Holiday Clip can be worn all season long. The adorable gingerbread clip makes a cute stocking stuffer, or you can fasten it to the outside of a present for two gifts in one.

Shark Memo Tabs

Well, because sometimes you just need to take a note on a Shark Attack Memo Tab. When dinos, alligators or turtles simply won’t do, sharks can surely help you manage your priorities in bite-sized pieces. With questionable fury and classically jagged teeth, these paper sharks will wave away any doubts of a forgotten list.

Stuff for Stockings

VA Wildflower Sticker

Virginia is known for its vast variety of wildflowers, beautifully represented here in this vinyl VA Wildflower Sticker. It’s waterproof, scratch proof and sun safe, which means it will stick around for quite a while.

VA Pennant Keychain

Show your adoration for Virginia with this lovely script lettering VA Pennant Keychain. Put it on your key ring, purse or lanyard to keep a piece of Virginia with you at all times.

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