The perfect gift is a myth. There is no one thing that speaks to everyone. What makes a great holiday present is the personal touch. Find unique gifts while supporting local businesses in Providence this holiday season. Score fabulous finds in neighborhood shops and stop for a cocktail, a coffee or a bite to eat. 'Tis the season to celebrate and Providence is the perfect place to start.
Dreamy Venice (259 Atwells Avenue)
From jewelry to glass blown art, Dreamy Venice offers a variety of gifts directly from Venice, Italy. Get the best of Italy by just jumping in the car and heading to Federal Hill.
Venda Ravioli (265 Atwells Avenue)
Venda is the best place to find something special for the cook in your life. Choose from a large selection of Italian cooking items, and while you're there don't forget to grab the prosciutto for the Christmas antipasto.
Rocket to Mars (144 Broadway)
Head to the trendiest part of the city and visit Rocket to Mars for clothing, jewelry, lighting and books from the 1920s through the 1970s. What better way to surprise your relatives than with a gift from their childhood?
Arcade Providence (65 Weybosset Street)
Head down to the oldest indoor mall in America and discover many hidden gems. Stop in Carmen and Ginger for everything Vintage, head over to Nude for custom-made clothing from numerous designs, including Johnathan Joseph Peters and Jess Abernathy. While you're there, head into the only H.P. Lovecraft store in the country. Grab a coffee at New Harvest Coffee Roasters, and maybe even add a splash of bourbon to calm those holiday jitters.
Rhody Craft (780 Hope Street)
Stop by Rhody Craft on Hope Street to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative. Pick up a Rhode Island-inspired T-shirt, pin, journal and much more. The options are limitless.
While shopping this holiday season stop into one of the restaurants around Providence and enjoy delectable food and holiday-inspired drinks. Click here for a comprehensive list of shops, restaurants and things to do.