Buy Local RI
Buy Local RI

The things that make Rhode Island so special — our renowned restaurants, eclectic shops, stellar arts organizations, fun family attractions — need our support right now more than ever. One way to lend a hand in a simple yet meaningful way, is to think local before making your spending decisions. Browse through a small shop or boutique (online or in-person) for that perfect gift (or treat yourself). Head to a restaurant you've always wanted to try or order dinner to go from your favorite neighborhood spot. Start planning a staycation at a hotel in the city or by the water. When we Buy Local RI, we help our friends, family and neighbors — and Rhode Island as a whole — to thrive.


100 ways to buy local RI

With so many ways to buy local throughout Rhode Island, we decided to come up with a list to help you get started. 100 Ways to Buy Local RI is filled with ideas for dining, shopping and things to do, including online offerings. Browse through the listings below covering all corners of the state from top to bottom.

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A limited run of Buy Local RI T-shirts are available now at frogandtoadstore.com. Your T-shirt purchase supports local businesses, artists and the hospitality industry as a whole, with a portion of the sales being donated to the Rhode Island Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. Three different shirt designs have been released, two of which were created by local artists who reimagined the brand. Thanks to Frog & Toad and the Rhode Island Hospitality Association for their collaboration on this project. Learn More ›

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Blackstone Valley Providence Warwick

Newport & Bristol Counties South County Block Island

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Explore this 4,500-square-foot tropical getaway in Pawtucket, with everything you need to fuel your own plant obsession or find that rare exotic plant to spruce up your home. Learn More ›

Ice cream shops are opening up or opening soon and Blackstone Valley offers a variety of creameries featuring homemade ice creams that are out of this world, including Wright’s Dairy and Bakery in North Smithfield, where they serve “cow to cone.” Another popular ice cream spot, the Ice Cream Machine, serves up other sweet treats and candy year-round at their Diamond Hill location across from Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland. Learn More ›

From local souvenirs to timeless treasures, you’re sure to find unique items for the home or for gifting on your day of antique shopping around the Blackstone Valley. Learn More ›

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Enjoy shopping all in one place. Pawtucket's Hope Artiste Village has grown with a number of new shops and galleries. In early April they opened their HAV Neighborhood Marketplace, which will run weekly throughout the year. The marketplace is a collection of fresh and local food purveyors, unique gifts, community artisans and makers, jewelry, new and vintage clothing, home essentials and decor, handcrafted artwork, and much more. Find shops like Shab-alot, Flatfish Cottage, Pawssion (gifts for your pets) and many more. Learn More ›

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Reading never goes out of style. Local publisher turned bookshop, Pawtucket's Stillwater Books is where you can find a great selection of new or used books and a fantastic collection from local authors. Learn More ›

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Your one-stop-shop for wellness products, gifts and yoga classes. As the weather gets nice, look for “Yoga in the Park” with Woods Yoga outdoor classes at Lincoln Woods starting in May. Learn More ›

In the mood for a burger? Whether it’s a traditional hamburger and fries, a more modern take with some inventive tasty sides and a craft beer, or a fresh-made vegetarian option, we’ve got you covered in Blackstone Valley! Learn More ›

There are many options to get your coffee fix in the Blackstone Valley and two long-standing coffee shops, Red, White & Brew and Coffee & Cream both in North Smithfield, are family-run businesses with interesting stories. Learn More ›

Summer is for sipping craft cocktails or locally made wine in outdoor settings or gathering with a small group of friends for the latest craft beer. Learn More ›

Blackstone Valley’s newest boutique, this Black woman-owned business is located on Main Street in Woonsocket and specializes in African culture that uses fashion to create confidence. Learn More ›

Daggett Farm Greenhouse and Gift Shop reopened in April, Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for all of your spring planting needs with herbs, annuals, houseplants and vegetables. A partnership between the Arc of Blackstone Valley and the City of Pawtucket, it is committed to providing horticultural activities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while providing a wide variety of plants and handcrafted items for sale to the community. Learn More ›

This hub of Black-owned businesses located in Pawtucket includes a food court, hair salon, vintage clothing store and community meeting space. Visit for lunch or dinner, or maybe just dessert. Grab a snack after you get your hair done or shop in the clothing store. Learn More ›

This award-winning restaurant is known for its Family-Style Chicken, a Blackstone Valley traditional Italian favorite, which includes a meal of salad, pasta, french fries and the most delicious roasted chicken. Located in North Smithfield, Wright's is now open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and curbside pickup. Wright’s Farm also has one of Rhode Island’s largest gift shops, where you can find fashion, fun and fudge. Learn More ›

As spring and long summer days approach, take your dining outdoors at the new plaza on Dexter Street while savoring the local Latin flavors of Central Falls. Support local restaurants like Taquira Lupita, El Paisa, and La Fruta Loca. You may also choose to take your Stanley’s burger to go or grab a slice of pizza from Village Pizza. Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 4–9 p.m. Learn More ›

Blackstone Valley has a lot to offer in historic and cultural sites and as the tourist season begins there are many events to check out that help support our historic sites. Learn More ›

Between art galleries, theater and music venues, Blackstone Valley's artists have been quite creative with sharing their many talents. Attendance, tickets and/or donations will help support these venues. Learn More ›

During those rainy cold days, you can find indoor recreation and entertainment for the whole family located in Lincoln. From R1 Indoor Karting with their kart racing, axe bar, arcade and new immersive gaming experience TimeZone, to Rock Spot Climbing and BattlegroundZ, there is something for the whole family to challenge the mind and body. If that is not enough, the nearby CW Complex at Lincoln Commons has fun, food and film. Learn More ›

Food Truck Friday returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village on Friday, April 16 at 5 p.m. through the end of September. Now in its 7th season, this fun family food event features more than 15 locally owned food trucks, local beer from Trinity Brewhouse and live music. Learn More ›

We are living through some exhausting times, but there is one thing that is always there for you — coffee. Fuel up at any one of Providence’s great coffee spots, like New Harvest, Small Point or Dave’s. Stop by to grab a cup to go or order online and brew your favorite roast at home. Learn More ›

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If you're looking for a fun fresh air outing, head to Roger Williams Park Zoo. Don't miss the red pandas, African elephants, giraffes, zebras, snow leopards, moon bears, and so many more amazing animals in naturalistic settings. Learn More ›

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Pick up a sweet treat or something yummy for breakfast or lunch at Ellie's and take it to go. Choose from freshly baked breads, pastries, sandwiches, goodies and more. As a bonus, Ellie's sources ingredients from area farmers and producers, so you can really keep it local. Learn More ›

While the weather may not be all that frightful, there’s nothing more delightful than a hearty dinner from your favorite spot on the Hill. Order comfort food for the whole family from Angelo’s, or a grilled pizza, assorted apps and savory entrees from Siena or Zooma. Venda is a must-visit for all the ingredients you need to make an Italian feast. The options are endless — and delicious. Learn More ›

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Enjoy dinner with rooftop views all winter long from the comfort of a private heated igloo. Order off of the exclusive prix fixe igloo menus and dine in style with a party of up to 8–10 people. Dates and times may vary, and reservations are required. Learn More ›

Cozy up on the couch and enjoy a beer from any one of the capital city’s craft breweries. There’s something for all types of beer lovers from Long Live Beerworks, Trinity Brewhouse, Beer on Earth and Union Station Brewery. Beer not your thing? Visit Eno Fine Wines for curbside pickup or order delivery from Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill. Learn More ›

Downtown Providence is filled with inspiring and beautiful public art. See for yourself by downloading the PocketSights app, then head Downtown and take The Avenue Concept Take It Outside RI Public Art Tour, a self-guided walking tour. If you prefer, you can even take the tour at home by visiting their website. Now that you're artistically inspired, visit the RISD Store online to order up some art supplies. Learn More ›

Shop local at this award-winning, year-round, open market with dozens of artists, artisans and indie makers, plus food trucks and live music. Visit providenceflea.com for current market dates, location and hours. Learn More ›

If you’re looking to discover some local Black-owned businesses, our friends at InDowncity and Providence Monthly both have great online directories to get you started. Order up some delicious sugary confections from Sarcastic Sweets, relax with a calming tea blend from The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop, or pamper yourself with organic bath products from Soulita Soap. Learn More ›

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Support WaterFire Providence and snag some cool finds at the The WaterFire Store. Stocked with books, apparel, gifts and more from Rhode Island artists and makers, the store is located at the WaterFire Arts Center and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Order online and pick up there or have it shipped to your door. Learn More ›

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What could possibly be a better family activity than decorating doughnuts? Well, eating doughnuts. But first you have to order and pick up a box from Knead, which includes 10 mini donuts and everything you need to make them extra fancy. Learn More ›

There is nothing better than curling up on a cold day with a good book. Luckily, you’ll find a few options in Providence where you can pick up your next read. Peruse the titles at Symposium Books and Cellar Stories Bookstore, both Downtown, or the East Side’s Books on the Square. Shop online or in-store, and don’t forget to pick up some gift cards for those bookworms you love. Learn More ›

Over the last year, Trinity Rep has been committed to finding creative ways to engage their audience with digital performances, classes, educational programs and more. Registration for kids in-person and online summer programs is open now. Learn More ›

More than a dozen different countries are represented in this Providence neighborhood’s business community. Order dinner from Apsara Restaurant, if you’ve been craving delicious traditional Chinese, Cambodian and Thai food. Or make your own and shop at Good Fortune Supermarket to pick up Asian ingredients. You’ll want to stop by Armando & Sons Meat Market, a full-service butcher and grocery store, which also features some hard-to-find cuts. Learn More ›

This Hope Street shop is filled with fun (and funny) gifts, apparel, accessories ... you name it. Browse online and find everything from "Knock It Off" gear to RBG mugs, and so much more. You can have your order shipped or swing by for curbside pickup. Learn More ›

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Spring is a great time to refresh your wardrobe. Marc Allen Fine Clothiers is known for handmade custom tailored menswear and high-quality casual clothing. Choose from great new fabrics for the warmer weather seasons. Learn More ›

Visit the studio and find unique decorative pieces for your home. Looking for something fun to do? Take a class with an expert instructor and create your own blown glass masterpiece. Learn More ›

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This year the Farm Fresh Winter Market has moved into a brand-new facility in Providence. Open every Saturday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. through April 24, 2021, the weekly market features a variety of local farm and food vendors. Check their site for special happenings throughout the season. Photo: Courtesy of Farm Fresh RI Learn More ›

A change of scenery may be just what you need. Plan a staycation in the city and enjoy some of the little extras included in the variety of getaway packages available. Start planning your getaway, whether for now or in the spring. Learn More ›

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Get ready for a little adventure. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro looking to improve your skills, Central Rock Gym has something for you! Learn More ›

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and morning coffee from a spot where the locals go. Learn More ›

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Get some fresh air at Rocky Point Fishing Pier while walking along the picturesque path by the bay. Afterward, reward yourself with one of the specialty coffees at the West Shore Coffee Bar. Learn More ›

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41. Launch Trampoline Park

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Enjoy some epic fun for adults and children at this indoor amusement center with several jumping courts made from adjoined trampolines. Safety and cleanliness are top of mind and Launch has implemented stringent sanitation procedures in every area.

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Head onto the beaten path at City Parks' 3-mile paved bike route. Then stop into Cork & Rye and enjoy one of their many delicious meals or even brunch on Sunday. Learn More ›

Make a reservation at one of Warwick’s centrally located hotels for a quick getaway. Learn More ›

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Proclamation Ale Co 401-787-6450

Enjoy a cold home brew at Apponaug Brewery or Proclamation Ale Co. Learn More ›

Dine in or order takeout from one of Warwick’s scores of great restaurants. Learn More ›

Warwick Center for the Arts 401-737-0010
Blazing Edition Gallery 401-885-4329

Learn a new skill or appreciate the artwork at Warwick Center for the Arts or Blazing Edition Gallery. Learn More ›

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Treehouse Tavern turns outdoor dining into a magical treat. Enjoy hearty, all-day American eats, plus microbrews, served at this charming 1860s converted farmhouse. Learn More ›

Head to Eddie's Coffee & Cocktails for a relaxing atmosphere and lots of menu options, including vegan and gluten free selections. Also check out Grainsley's Kitchen & Drinks in Conimicut Village and be sure to try their pub-style pizza. Learn More ›

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History buffs will want to tour the Clouds Hill Museum for a peek back in time. The museum reopens in March — please call for reservations. Learn More ›

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On Jan. 22 check out episode 6 of "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," exploring Shakespeare's greatest comedy "Twelfth Night" and its shipwrecked heroine Viola, one of the most complex and heartbreaking characters ever created for the stage. View previous episodes here. The Gamm is also offering online Winter Classes & Workshops. Learn more and sign up here. Learn More ›

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Indulge in a something sweet from at Chocolate Delicacies. Learn More ›

Select from the fresh local seafood choices at Oakland Beach. Learn More ›

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Home to Warwick Mall and the stores along bustling Route 2, Warwick is known as “The Retail Capital of RI.” Start shopping now. Learn More ›

Stroll and browse through the shops of historic Conimicut Village. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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This cider mill in Warren has been around for eight years growing high-tannin, cider-friendly apples on land and fermenting them in the cellar of their storefront to produce high-quality cider. Make your way over to enjoy a flight or a glass in their tasting room. Great for a gift or to serve to friends and family. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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This Tiverton boutique spin studio offers COVID-safe indoor cycling classes that ride to the beat of the music. Lights down low and music up high, a class pack is the perfect way to expand your fitness routine or to gift to the fitness lover in your life. Learn More ›

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This family-owned boutique in Portsmouth has been around for 39 years. Their products include bath and body offerings, purses and wristlets, jewelry, home essentials and many Rhode Island-crafted gifts. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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Make your way through The Breakers, the 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo and largest of the Newport Mansions, for a journey back in time to the Gilded Age. Afterward, explore the on-site gift shop offering exquisite items including jewelry, apparel, gifts, books, souvenirs and more. Learn More ›

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Anchor Toffee’s signature Almond Butter Toffee is made the way it was 100 years ago: with sweet cream butter, sugar, kosher salt and whole almond, and is coated in a 55% dark chocolate and granulated almonds. Their flagship store on Newport’s Bowen’s Wharf offers a handful of variations of their original toffee. Learn More ›

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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). Learn More ›

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The Black Pearl, a local family-owned restaurant on Bannister's Wharf, is often considered a Newport institution. Their New England clam chowder is both award winning and world famous, and available to purchase by the can to gift to a fellow foodie (or to keep for yourself — no judgment). Learn More ›

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Hop aboard Save the Bay's education vessel for 360-degree views of Narragansett Bay and the chance to catch harbor seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Tours are one hour, or you can opt for a two-hour tour and hop off at Rose Island to tour the historic lighthouse and the grounds. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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A tennis lovers oasis. You will find everything from International Tennis Hall of Fame souvenirs, to apparel, home goods, tennis books and jewelry. Start browsing online now. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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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. Learn More ›

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Hone your culinary skills with hands-on cooking classes at Newport Cooks in Middletown. Themes range from Italian cooking to baking, to writing your own recipes, with private classes available. Learn More ›

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This 84-room waterfront boutique hotel opened in downtown Newport this past summer and includes four suites, two meeting rooms, a living room, an art gallery with rotating exhibits, and an expansive outdoor deck overlooking the marina. Guisto, the hotel's freestyle Italian restaurant, features an outdoor bar and large patio space. Learn More ›

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Sons of Liberty Spirits in South Kingstown makes award-winning whiskey, single malt and flavored varieties, gin, beer, and Loyal 9 canned cocktails. They offer safe, socially-distant curbside pickup. The online shop also offers bottled, pre-mixed cocktails, T-shirts, hoodies, barware, gift cards and, of course, hand sanitizer. Learn More ›

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This farm brewery in the woods of Exeter, adjacent to a Christmas tree farm, has a cult following for good reason. They started out as a hops farm and then started using their hops to make beer. They’re famous for their Double IPAs and the beautiful can designs. Perfect for the craft beer lover on your list. Photo: Amy Soucy Learn More ›

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Located in an old factory building in Westerly, Grey Sail is one of Rhode Island’s premier microbreweries. They offer cans or growlers for curbside pickup, along with barware, signage and apparel. Learn More ›

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Right next door to Grey Sail in Westerly is their sister company South County Distillers. Purchase handcrafted bottles of vodka, gin, rum and more, including pre-mixed canned cocktails. Learn More ›

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Whaler’s Brewery in Wakefield is another favorite craft brewery known for their hazelnut stout, as well as Rise, their award-winning American pale ale. Learn More ›

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A 60-year Rhode Island chocolate institution — Sweenor’s in Wakefield offers chocolate confections for every season and occasion, including corporate gifts. Learn More ›

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Hauser Chocolatier in Westerly is a second-generation, family-owned business crafting chocolate confections in the tradition of fine Swiss chocolatiers. Ruedi Hauser Sr. who started the business was trained as a pastry chef and chocolatier in Switzerland. All the chocolate is made in-house. Learn More ›

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Nothing is more iconic than the handcrafted Rhode Island pottery of Peter Pots in Kingston. Founded by a couple of RISD students in 1948, the pottery still has a strong following. There are seasonal pieces and timeless pieces, and before you know it, you’ll be collecting all the pieces. Learn More ›

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Is there anything more beautiful than handblown glass? The Glass Station in South Kingstown offers unique, handcrafted glassware made in South County — from small gift items and figurines, to large serving platters, vases and art pieces, there are many choices for gifts. Learn More ›

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Hallene Farm is a 100-year-old family farm in Exeter. Aside from plants and fresh produce, they make beautiful and unique gifts from beauty and bath products, to handmade wooden signs, kitchen towels and DIY terrarium kits. Learn More ›

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The Tapped Apple Winery offers wines and ciders made from apples, featuring lots of unique flavors. The wines and cider can be purchased at local liquor stores, but a gift card for a tasting experience at this Westerly winery is a great gift idea. Learn More ›

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Langworthy Farm Winery and B&B is a cozy family-run operation in Westerly. The small vineyard yields the only wine currently made in South County. Stop by to purchase a selection for everyone on your list. Learn More ›

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Give the gift of island vibes. Three Island Lifestyle is a clothing company in Watch Hill selling handcrafted apparel for the whole family. The fabrics and block print designs are sourced from Bali, the island home of one of the owners. Learn More ›

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A 19th century farmyard shopper’s paradise and international bazaar, the Fantastic Umbrella Factory is a Rhode Island landmark and national treasure located in Charlestown. Since 1968 it has housed a variety of shops offering items made by local artisans. Learn More ›

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OMO Jewels & Gifts in Westerly is a curated collection of American-made jewelry, ceramics, handblown glass and more. They represent local and national artists who are committed to their craft and offer only the highest quality goods. Learn More ›

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The Savoy Bookshop and Café in Westerly is a local, independent book shop. Why order from Amazon when you can support a local business and enjoy a delicious nitro cold brew, cappuccino or glass of wine while you browse? Featuring titles by local and regional authors, the Savoy is a must-visit in South County. Learn More ›

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Located in Charlestown, Simple Pleasures offers coastal inspired gift ideas, home décor and more. Learn More ›

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You don’t get more local than this Charlestown shop’s handcrafted jewelry, belt buckles and more, made by native and non-native artists using wampum. Learn More ›

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The Woven Path in the quaint village of Wickford offers distinctive gifts made by Rhode Island artisans. They use a 1979 Harrisville loom to weave scarves, shawls, handbags and more. Learn More ›

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Gooseneck Vineyards in Wickford Village is a winery run by two cousins who scour the globe to create wines that overdeliver, while remaining true to the grape variety. Purchase wines inspired by the New England coastline, and visit their website to try out some recipes. Learn More ›

Block Island Ferry: 401-783-4613
New England Airlines: 401-596-2460

By ferry or plane, these Rhode Island companies will get you here! Gift certificates are available for the Block Island Ferry and for New England Airlines. Learn More ›

Find online shopping options in one convenient spot. Learn More ›

Spring House: 401-466-5418
1661 Inn: 401-466-2421

Stay at the Inn at Spring House or the 1661 Inn — both are open year-round! Learn More ›

This honey is made on Block Island but can be shipped anywhere, and is possibly the most popular Block Island gift. Learn More ›

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Block Island in the winter is known as a haven for artists. This gallery is open year-round and features some of the island’s artists. Learn More ›

Most of your favorite Block Island restaurants are closed for the winter, but some stay open. Fear not though, many offer gift cards so that when you do make that trip during warmer months, you'll think of your gift giver! Learn More ›

For more ways to support small business in Rhode Island, visit ShopLocalRhodeIsland.com.