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Consider a truly personal and one of a kind Gift

No one likes the hassles of long lines at the Holidays.  When you are making the last minute purchases this year, pause for a moment and consider the many unique artists, artisans and local options that keep this community strong.  Follow the Professional Artist and Artisans page on facebook to monitor openings and other public art events in the Stafford Region.

Here's a short (and likely incomplete) list of local folks to consider when shopping year-round.  These local merchants buy the ads in your child's yearbook, support the band boosters and might give that teenager of yours his/her first job.                           


BlueBird Studio - Classes and Beautiful Ornaments and one of a kind gifts of custom constructed stained glass.

Anita's Petite Fleur - 1169 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554

Duquette's Art & Frame Studio - 1248 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554 

                      Gary Duquette and Deborah Elaine are both located at Duquette's Studio

Shopping in Stafford County

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Gift Shop  - 224 Washington Street, Falmouth 22405

Art from the Heart - Brafferton Center - 325 Garrisonville Road - Gift Certificates for Year-Round "Art Warming" Fun!

Wine and Design  - 556 Garrisonville Road, suite 206 - Unleash your inner artists at Wine & Design of Stafford!

Olde Virginia Gourmet and Gifts -  North Stafford Plaza - 261 Garrisonville Rd., suite 109 - Wonderful selection of food, soaps, candles and Virginia wines!          

Fast Frames364 Garrisonville Road Suite #123 - Get your favorite smile framed in Style - one of a kind gifts to treasure.

Simply Beautiful Spaces - 45 Walpole Street, suite 101 - Furnishings, artwork, and beautiful accessories.

The Icing Baking Co.  - 261 Garrissonville Road, suite 110 - Custom cakes and sweets that taste amazing.


Farms and Farmer's Market

North Stafford Farmer's Market  - 125 Hospital Center Blvd - Fresh local produce that tastes great!

Clark's Farm - 721 Courthouse Road - Fun for the whole family. Don't forget to visit their gift shop

Walnut Hill Farm - 449 Kellogg Mill Road - Gift Shop open all year round and great farm and family experience


Seasonal Spirits:

Wine and Wine Related Gifts can be found at Hartwood Winery and Potomac Point Winery -

Make your favorite Craft Beer Fan Happy at Adventure Brewing!


Email us your favorite local "find" and we will add it to our growing list!