Embrace the holiday spirit with an abundance of incredible gifts awaiting you in and around Providence, perfect for crossing off your shopping list or indulging yourself with something special.
Pawtucket's sprawling Hope Artiste Village is a former mill, now filled with dozens of creative vendors. Choose from locally made gifts, including clothing, jewelry, artwork and even pet accessories. And, if you need a break from all that shopping, relax with a massage or shift gears and test your wits in an immersive, interactive escape room.
There's pretty much no argument that one of the best things about the holidays are all of the delicious pies. PVD Pies, located in Hope Artiste Village, is a can't-miss spot for pies of the sweet and savory variety, ranging from miniature to full-size. It's up to you whether there's enough to share.
Historic College Hill is home to lots of great finds each holiday season, including the Providence Art Club. With exhibits changing every three to four weeks, there's always fresh art on display, often created by local artists. Chances are you may find one for that special art lover in your life and you can even get it shipped home or to their door.
Can't make it to the market? Don't sweat! The Providence Flea at Farm Fresh Market Hall is open on select Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons in December. Inside, you'll discover dozens of local artisans and vendors showcasing their unique goods, catering to every taste and preference. More than just a shopping experience, enjoy tasty food truck offerings and delightful cocktails paired with live musical performances.
If you're still looking to pick up the perfect gift from a local small business, check out Buy Local RI. Get the scoop on Rhody makers and where to shop, such as Downtown Providence's Homestyle, where you can find stylish gifts and innovative decor. Buy Local RI spans the entire state, so no matter what region you're visiting you'll find local businesses you can support in-person or even online.