What better place to indulge yourself than the playground of the rich and famous? Newport is filled with high-end shopping and dining, galleries and spas, and even a helicopter tour over the city. The best part? You can treat yourself while you support local businesses. Check out our list of ways to Buy Local RI in Newport and Bristol Counties.

Shop Greater Newport Gift Card

401-847-1608 / Introducing the Shop Greater Newport Gift Card! Make a big impact by shopping small. Redeemable at more than 300 local shops and retailers, the card is the perfect way to embrace and support the local artistry and unique offerings throughout the area’s small businesses. Available for purchase at the self-service kiosk at Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway.

Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling

401-849-5232 / Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling, located in Newport, is the first distillery in the state in over 135 years. They have hand-crafted more than 100 distinctive beers and award-winning spirits based on the proven recipe of keeping things authentically local. They are also the maker of Thomas Tew Rums, Sea Fog Whiskey and other clear spirits.

The Shop at Blithewold

401-253-2707 / Visit Blithewold this season and browse the colorful array of practical and luxurious offerings at The Shop at Blithewold. The Shop is filled with a wide collection of unique, elegant items, such as ladies’ accessories, handmade jewelry, tabletop adornments, Blithewold-inspired keepsakes, and much more.

Noon Design Shop

401-324-5650 / Noon Design Shop, located in the heart of Newport, is a homegrown lifestyle brand created by two best friends and RISD alumni. Choose from a wide array of thoughtfully designed handmade goods made in America. Their gift line spans from jewelry — all handmade in Rhode Island — to home goods like tea towels and non-toxic candles.

Carmen and Ginger

401-274-1700 / Carmen and Ginger, now located in Warren, offers a wide selection of vintage goods, specifically items with a dog and cat theme. You can also find other vintage items including costume jewelry, linens, clothing and accessories for both men and women, and many more unique finds.

Newport Vineyards

401-848-5161 / Newport Vineyards offers a unique culinary journey set on 100 acres of preserved farmland in Middletown. This robust destination blends together locally grown wine, craft beer from their on-site brewery, farm-to-table dining experiences, and an abundant gift shop known as the Marketplace.

Norman Bird Sanctuary

401-846-2577 / This wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center in Middletown is home to 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of scenic, marked hiking trails. Purchase a trail pass or membership to enjoy year-round or visit their retail shop for unique gift options.

Spa Fjor at Hotel Viking

401-848-4848 / The newly renovated Spa Fjor at Newport’s historic Hotel Viking features a brand-new infrared sauna, a Himalayan sea salt wall, and a reimagined list of treatments and services. Relax and rejuvenate with an experience completely tailored to you.

Newport Helicopter Tour

401-843-8687 / Experience the beauty of Newport from above when you climb aboard a Newport Helicopter Tour. Tours last anywhere from 12–40 minutes and travel past iconic sights including the mansions, lighthouses, Ocean Drive, the Newport Bridge and more.


Matriarch is a gift, book and accessory store located in Newport that celebrates women as creators. Find fun food-related and feminist merchandise in the store, all with bold designs and ideas.

Folk Vintage

508-742-7045 / Folk Vintage is a vintage store located in Newport that was started by Sydney Gordon, a 27-year-old local who values sustainability and the art of vintage fashion. The store offers a variety of curated thrift finds, all picked by Sydney herself.

Thames Glass

401-846-0576 / You'll have a renewed sense of appreciation for glass artwork after watching how the pieces at Thames Glass are crafted from nothing more than molten glass, a blowpipe and an oven. Once you've learned all you can, try your hand at crafting your own paperweight or vase to keep or gift (with help from the pros, of course).

The Sailing Museum: Museum Store

401-324-5761 / Visit The Sailing Museum, located in Newport, where you will find interactive, educational exhibits on all things sailing. Browse around the Museum store, full of great gifts and special finds, including Sea Bags, clothing items, small knick-knacks and more.

Charter Books

401-236-8678 / Books, either hardbound, paperback or on tape, make a great gift for anyone, anywhere. Charter Books is a locally owned bookstore in Newport, founded in 2020, whose mission is to promote community and local culture through providing access to a wide array of books, programming and free exchange of ideas. Stop in the store for exceptional customer service, inclusion, diversity and independence. Free local delivery and/or order gift cards online.

Style Newport

401-847-1470 / Style Newport’s nautical signal flag charms are beautifully made in Rhode Island of enamel and sterling silver. Enjoy wearing either your initials or those of loved ones. Choose from charms, bracelets, necklaces, watches, accessories and more — all completely unique pieces of jewelry for your collection.

Shore Soap Co.

401-846-0305 / The Shore Soap Company, a handcrafted bath and body brand established in 2013 in Newport, channels their inspiration from the sea to create quality products that portray nature and simplicity. Depending on your perspective, the sea can be many things: beautiful and alarming, serene and turbulent, warm and chilling. Gift giving made easy — enjoy the essence of the sea all year long with their crafted candles, lotions, body oils and soaps.

Kiel James Patrick Flagship Store

401-619-4647 / Inspired by the rugged charm of New England, Kiel James Patrick takes pride in creating timeless locally designed fashion and accessory pieces. Their flagship store is located on historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, and their items are crafted locally in Rhode Island.

Newport Restaurant Group

401-889-5100 / Newport Restaurant Group focuses solely on creating distinct culinary experiences that reflect the areas they call home. Restaurants include 22 Bowen’s, Bar ‘Cino, Boat House, Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring, Smokehouse and more.

Jane Pickens Film & Event Center

401-846-5252 / Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center is a world-class art house cinema located in the historic district of Newport. The gift of a membership bestows a multitude of benefits including $2 off tickets, feature films and events, two free tickets with each membership, access to special member events and access to discounts in over 50 art house cinemas in the United States and Canada. Not to mention the nostalgic feeling of the theater, a great snack bar and libations.

Sea Bags

207-553-0144 / Sea Bags are nautically inspired totes and accessories that are crafted in Maine from recycled sails. The bags are handmade, making each one slightly different from the next. Choose from a wide range of styles from duffle bags and tote bags to smaller options like cosmetic bags and wristlets. Sea Bags make the perfect, stylish yet functional gift that will stand out to any recipient. Head over to the storefront on Bowen's Wharf to peruse all that Sea Bags has to offer.