December 5, 2017
Start your holiday shopping off on the right foot. Our Ultimate Lil Rhody Gift Giving Guide has everything you need and more! Get your shopping done and enjoy the rest of the season. We’ve got your stocking stuffers covered, gift ideas for everyone from the cinema expert to the foodie to the mom who has everything. Look no further – we have you covered!
Everything can be purchased in Rhode Island (or online!) so you don’t have to waste those valuable hours searching endlessly. Use our list to shop small this Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year and all year long!
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Coffee Workshops at New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Calling all coffee connoisseurs. New Harvest regularly offers professional trainings for the budding barista or the home-brewed enthusiast. Espresso Fundamentals, Barista Fundamentals, and Brew Methods I: Basics of Brewing are regularly offered.
Class date: Several classes regularly offered
Price tag: $85 – $125
Floral Design Workshops at Studio 539
Studio 539 offers a variety of classes for any skill level. Most of their workshops are beginner-friendly and all of them end with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind floral arrangement.
Class date: Several classes regularly offered every month
Price tag: $75 – $550
Hope & Main’s Bootcamp For the friend who’s always dreamed of starting their own foodie venture. This one-day crash course covers financial accounting, business operations, management, marketing, sales, and legality. You’ll win best friend forever with this gift. Class date: Saturday, January 13 Price tag: $195
Cooking Classes at Newport Cooks School Newport Cooks offers classes for adults and children. Know a kid who has everything? A workshop at Newport Cooks would be the perfect thing! Class date: Several classes regularly offered every month Price tag: $75 – $168 The Enchanting Macaron at Ellie’s Bakery Learn how to bake these French classics from scratch and head home with the delicious fruits (or cookies!) of your labor. Ellie’s experts lend their knowledge and secrets to perfecting this notoriously difficult delight. Class date: Regularly offered every month Price tag: $100 Yoga Classes at Laughing Elephant Yoga Give the gift of “me time.” Yoga is a great way to relax, clear the mind, and burn those calories! Laughing Elephant in East Greenwich offers a variety of classes and packages. Class date: Several classes offered daily Price tag: $10 and up
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Jane Pickens Theater Cinema Club Jane Pickens Theater screens all the best up-and-coming films. Their membership program has perks like two free tickets with each membership, invitations to special member events and $2 off movie and event tickets. Price tag: $40 (senior member) and $60
PVD Lady Project For the entrepreneurial, motivated lady on your list. The PVD Lady Project has monthly meet-ups and exclusive groups of like-minded ladies. Price tag: $50
Membership to the RISD Museum includes unlimited free admission and enhanced access to its events and exhibits. There are membership levels for every budget.
Price tag: $40 – $500
Roger Williams Park Zoo Every Rhode Islander has fond childhood memories of their trips to Roger Williams Park Zoo. Share the love with a year-long zoo membership! There are several membership levels for every family’s needs. Price tag: $55 – $250
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Barrington Books Ditch Amazon and buy books locally! Barrington Books has a great collection of books, toys, and gifts. Find them in Barrington and Garden City in Cranston.
Cottage & Garden
Cottage & Garden in Newport has all sorts of timeless treasures for the home and garden. For the person who appreciates design and beauty.
Find them at 9 Bridge Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
Land of the craft! Craftland is the hot spot for handmade gifts. A lot of their stock is supplied by local artists and makers, so share your love of Rhode Island!
Find them in downtown Providence and East Greenwich.
Frog & Toad
This little shop is crammed full of goodies. All locally-made goodies at that! You’ll find something for everyone on your list.
Find them at 795 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Everything is pretty at Grasmere. They stock eclectic, hand-crafted goods including preserved floral arrangements, antiques, and crafted gifts. If you aren’t sure what to buy, they also offer gift certificates!
Find them at 6 Franklin Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Kate & Company
For the friend with great taste. Kate & Company carries gourmet food and chocolates, home decor, jewelry, body and bath, clothing, baby and kids, and many other odds and ends.
Find them at 301 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.
If it’s created with fabric, Kreatelier carries it! Their pillows are especially gorgeous. Kreatelier also carries apparel, accessories, sewing kits, and much more!
Find them at 804 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Only in Rhode Island If it’s made in Rhode Island, it’s carried in Only in Rhode Island! Pick up some locally made goodies to share your RI pride with friends and family. Find them at 43 Long Wharf Mall in Newport, Rhode Island.
If you’re looking for beautiful, American-made jewelry and art, MUSE is where it’s at. Many of their artists and makers hail from New England, so support some locals!
Find them at 279 Water Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
One-stop shop for the cook in your life! Pan Handler’s carries fine cookware and cutlery for every level of chef. Their knowledgeable employees can help you choose the perfect present.
Find them at 35 Broadway in Newport, Rhode Island.
Peter Pots Pottery
Peter Pots Pottery is a piece of Rhode Island history and has been handcrafting functional stoneware since 1948. Choose one of their 150 unique designs for a one-of-a-kind gift.
Find them at 494 Glen Rock Road in West Kingston, Rhode Island.
Providence Flea Holiday Markets
Local artists, makers, and creators show off their goods at the Providence Flea Holiday Markets. Browse and shop the variety of booths to find something for everyone on your list.
Find them at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Markets are December 10, 16, and 17
RISD Works Museum Store
Every item at RISD Works is designed and created by RISD alumni and faculty. Items are totally unique and include jewelry, prints, accessories, kitchen goods, and books.
Find them at 20 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
A small and eclectic shop in Providence, Simple Pleasures carries a variety of unique goods. Personally, we’d recommend the rooster pitchers!
Find them at 6 Richmond Square in Providence, Rhode Island.
Stock Culinary Goods Stock up for the food obsessed in your life. Stock Culinary Goods carries lots of RI-sourced and made cookware, utensils (like their horseshoe crab bottle opener!), and some big brand names in the culinary business. Find them at 756 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Cottage at Four Corners
The Cottage carries work by local artists and specially imported products. They stock all sorts of home furnishings from modern to boho chic, accessories, and high-end gift items. If you’re looking for something unique and special, check out their line of furniture specially made and designed just for their store.
Find them at 3847 Main Road in Tiverton, Rhode Island.
The Meeting House Antiques Find a truly one-of-a-kind gift at Meeting House Antiques. If you’re shopping for a candle collector, we’d recommend stopping in to pick up one of their highly sought after holiday candles. While your at it pick up some candlesticks, glass candle globes or cloches to finish off your decorating! Find them at 47 Water Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
The Purple Cow
Get moooo-vin’ on over to the Purple Cow. They stock great gifts including accessories, candles, jewelry, and art. There’s something for everyone and every budget.
Find them at 205 Main Street in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Shop small and shop locally. When you buy a Rhode Island Red Food Tours gift certificate, you’re not only benefiting our small business, you’re benefiting our local food tour partners. It’s a win-win for everyone! Get yours today.
Anchor Toffee For the sweet tooth on your list. Anchor Toffee offers gift certificates, gift baskets, and of course – toffee. Find them at 8 Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
What could be better than the gift of the best brunch in Newport!?
Find them at 1 Washington Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
Introduce your lucky gift-ee to the best burgers and fries in Newport (maybe in all of Rhode Island!)
Find them at 29 Marlborough Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport Lobster Shack
For the seafood lover on your list. What could be better than fresh and local lobsters for that romantic dinner you’ve been planning?
Find them at 150 Long Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Perro Salado Margaritas, avocado fries, and New England-infused Mexican dishes. Their menu lineup is stacked with deliciousness, especially for the vegetarian on your list. Plan on a fun, cozy night by the fireplace at Perro Salado! Find them at 19 Charles Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Vanderbilt Grace
For the friend or family member with luxury taste. Treat them to lunch or tea at The Vanderbilt Grill or plan a romantic weekend getaway at a beautiful historic boutique hotel.
Find them at 41 Mary Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Wharf Pub Craft beer and comfort food from scratch. Great gift for a craft beer enthusiast. Find them at 37 Bowens Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
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PROVIDENCE Ellie’s Bakery A Parisian-inspired bakery in the heart of Providence. Ellie’s also offers gingerbread house kits, gift baskets, and other niche gifts. While you’re picking up gifts, grab some cookies and pastries for your next holiday party. Find them at 61 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
For those with discriminating taste and a love of fine dining. Or maybe just someone who deserves a real “treat yo’self date.” A gift certificate to Gracie’s is always appreciated.
Find them at 194 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
New Harvest Coffee & Spirits
Coffee Connoisseurs will love finding a bag of these beans in their stocking. You can’t go wrong with this Rhode Island coffee roaster.
Find them at 65 Weybosset Street #118 in Providence, Rhode Island.
For the adventurous foodie. Take home some of North’s unique food combos, salty and sweet, or tart and savory – always a pleasant surprise!
Find them at 70 Battey Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence Coal Fired Pizza A lively must-stop in downtown Providence. Visitors and locals rave about Providence Coal Fired Pizza. Find them at 385 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Also, have locations in North Kingstown and Westerly.
The Malted Barley
One of the largest selections of craft beer in Rhode Island with every imaginable variety of soft pretzels you could possibly imagine!
Find them at 334 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Also, have a location in Westerly.
Rosemarin @Vinya Grab a bottle of wine next door at Eno Wines and treat someone you love to an exquisite 5+course small plate dinner you won’t soon forget. Swiss inspired innovative blends of fresh seasonal dishes.
Find them in the heart of Downcity at 225 Westminster St., Providence, RI