12 Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Downtown Farmville

It’s less than 1 week until Christmas and you still haven’t bought all your gifts! No worries.

You don’t need to shop on Amazon or drive to the city. Instead, check out these 12 great gifts that are perfect for the notoriously hard-to-shop-for folks on your list!  Within two blocks you can buy anything from unique, wearable art to delicious, holiday treats in Downtown Farmville.

Here are 12 ideas to get you started.

1.Give Fashion


Let the trend-setter on your list show off their style with these Simply Southern and Southern Fried Cotton seasonal t-shirts, now available at The Gift Shoppe at Green Front Accessories.



2. Give Light


Looking for a unique gift for a unique person? Try this stained glass artwork made by local artist Steve Barber from blown glass and antique Depression glass. Now available at Mainly Clay.



3. Give Greek Spirit

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For the sorority or fraternity member in your life, visit Red Front Trading Company for a wide assortment of items in the entire Greek alphabet. Bumper stickers, t-shirts and key chains make great stocking stuffers!

Prices vary.


4. Give Style


Shopping for the girl who has everything? Penelope now offers Personally Penelope, a signature collection of monogram cutout jewelry including necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets.  These pieces come in 14k gold, sterling silver and acrylic, and range in price from $50 to $200.


5. Give Art

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For anyone on your list who loves a good visual pun check out these framed prints, picture booklets, and photograph poster by local artist Bart Kendrick from the series Visible Idioms at Red Door 104, next to Crute Stage.  Red Door also offers gift certificates in any amount that can be used on classes, workshops, artwork or painting parties.




6. Give Glamour


Need a great stocking stuffer for the glamorous girl in your life? Vellie’s Boutique, located in Poplar Hall Antique Mall, carries non-toxic, all-natural, lead-free Pure Cosmetics Lip Glam with a built-in flashlight and mirror for only $21.95.


7. Give Local Pride


Show off your local pride with these hand-crafted Longwood and Farmville wooden wall signs now available at Sleeping Bee.  Multiple signs can even be displayed in a handy wall-mount metal plate holder.



8. Give Comfort


Looking for the perfect pillow? Discount Fabrics offers handcrafted, custom-made pillows in an assortment of sizes and patterns.  Just pick your fabric, and they’ll create your comfort.

Prices vary.


9. Give Color


Want to give the man in your life a splash of color? J ferguson gallery now has belt buckles made from steel by local blacksmith Nathan Blank. Or, if belts aren’t his thing, check out these candle holders made by the same artisan.


Buckles: $48

Candle holders: $350/set of 2


10. Give Indulgence


For those that like the richer things in life pick up a block of Cote d’Or fine Belgian milk chocolate at The Bakery, or choose from their wide assortment of specialty wines and beer.


Cote d’Or chocolate: $6.25

Wine/Beer: $9-140


11. Give Whimsy


For the young or young-at-heart, these wooden marble toys are not only visually appealing but also whimsical fun. Now at Amish Originals, each handcrafted piece is made to entertain generations to come.



12. Give Technology


It’s a big-ticket item, but with this deal from Key Office, one you may be able to afford. For the tech-lover, try this great deal on a Lenova Laptop Computer with Windows 7, 330 Gig Hard Drive, 4 Gigs of Ram, 15.6” Screen and Wi-Fi.