Shop Local in the New River Gorge

As the holiday season approaches, celebrate the spirit of community and support the local businesses that make the New River Gorge unique. Small Business Saturday (November 25) offers the perfect opportunity to discover hidden gems and find one-of-a-kind gifts that showcase the diverse beauty of this scenic destination. Join us on a journey through the special offerings of the Gorge, from arts and crafts to personalized gifts and outdoor gear.

Arts & Crafts

In the world of arts and crafts, the New River Gorge is a haven for creativity. Explore a wide selection of country and primitive decor, seasonal wreaths, Americana-themed collectibles and even whitewater-inspired pottery. Local galleries showcase the talent of Appalachian artists, offering everything from paintings and sculptures to handmade jewelry and stickers.

Antiques & Timeless Treasures

For those seeking unique and irreplaceable presents, the New River Gorge is a treasure trove of antique stores. Explore eccentric “junktiques” and expansive antique malls, or hunt down vintage clothing. Surprise the gamer in your life with a visit to a retro video game store.

Apparel & Accessories

For the fashionistas on your list, the New River Gorge has an impressive lineup of apparel stores. From wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry to boutique clothing, wilderness-inspired apparel and the latest fashion trends, there’s something for everyone.

Outdoor Gear

The New River Gorge is an adventurer’s paradise, and its outdoor gear stores are ready to equip you for any journey. Whether it’s whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, climbing or enjoying the wild outdoors, these stores have you covered.

Personalized Gifts

Make your gifts truly special with personalized touches. Dazzle your loved ones with floral arrangements or design a custom tumbler travel cup tailored to their preferences. For the holistic lover, consider guided meditations and a variety of herbal teas, incense and crystals.

Gifts From the Gorge

Create a holiday basket filled with the best gifts from the Gorge. Include handcrafted bath and body products, flavorful fudge, whitewater photography, nostalgic toys and West Virginia-designed calendars and keepsakes. 

The Gift of Getaway

The best gift of all is a getaway to the New River Gorge. Whether it’s a secluded cabin, a cozy bed-and-breakfast, a family camping trip or a hotel stay close to activities, a trip to the Gorge is a present to remember. Complete your lodging gift with local outfitter and restaurant gift cards for a future adventure.

Can’t decide on the perfect gift? Opt for a Love Local Fayette County eGift Card that can be used at many participating businesses in the area!

Embrace the spirit of giving and make this holiday season a memorable one. By choosing to shop small, you not only find one-of-a-kind presents but also contribute to the thriving community that makes the New River Gorge a destination worth celebrating.