Christmas is just around the corner! Are you still looking for that perfect present? If so, have we got good news for you! We were able to get insight from Old Saint Nick himself about a few fun places to shop in the Gorge, where you’re sure to find a gift for all of your family members and friends.
For even more local businesses to browse, click here. Don’t forget: local adventure outfitters and restaurants also offer gift cards that anyone will enjoy. The holidays are a great time to Go Gorge!
Canyon Rim Gifts
Known throughout the area for its delicious fudge (up to 15 flavors available!), Canyon Rim Gifts — located across the road from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center — also has a wide variety of West Virginia-themed souvenirs and collectibles. Share your love of the Mountain State with decals, apparel, coal figurines, Fenton glass, trinkets, hot sauces, cookbooks and more.
For a full shopping experience, visit Dove’s Village in Fayetteville. Dove’s has been open for more than 40 years and is made up of several shops, including a Christmas Shoppe, Dove’s Home Furnishings, Dove’s Variety, Dove’s YOUnique Boutique, Pear Tree Arts & Garden and Wild Mountain Soap Company. Find everything on your list — from clothing to garden items to handmade bath products and more.
Gauley River Pottery
From mugs and bowls to plates and platters, you’ll find an array of carefully-crafted ceramics and stoneware at Gauley River Pottery, a working studio and gallery in Mount Lookout. Choose from a number of options, your favorite shape and glaze, including Gorge-inspired ones like a Class III Wave Bowl or New River Nights glaze. You might even catch a throwing demonstration while shopping!
Jade Tiger Games
Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, Star Wars, Marvel, DC — Jade Tiger Game in Oak Hill is a hobby store with an assortment of comic books; board and card games; miniatures and more. Add to someone’s current collection or introduce a new interest. Jade Tiger also hosts groups, tournaments and community events on a regular basis.
New River Bikes
Whether you’re shopping for an aspiring or experienced cyclist, New River Bikes has you covered. The Fayetteville full-service shop has bikes, components and accessories from a number of brands, like Salsa, Heller, Cogburn, Industry Nine, Fox, Swift Designs and Nittany Mountain Works. Full or half-day mountain bike tours are also available.
Wild Art Wonderful Things
Discover one-of-a-kind creations and unique gifts — many of which are made by local and regional artisans — at Wild Art Wonderful Things, a whimsical boutique in Fayetteville. The shelves are stocked with topographic maps, paintings, photographs, tea towels, stained glass, jewelry and other interesting finds.
There’s no telling what treasures you’ll find at Wisteria’s Gifts in Fayetteville. The specialty shop has all sorts of lovely items from Vera Bradley, Brighton, Finchberry and other exclusive brands as well as West Virginia-grown products. Better still, they offer free gift wrapping!