Looking for last-minute gifts in Richmond, Virginia? I’ve teamed up with Short Pump Town Center to create a Short Pump Gift Guide with picks throughout the mall.
Yes, this is a weird time to be mall shopping. However, Short Pump Town Center has a strong focus on safety. If you go gift shopping, please wear a mask, distance from others and be patient. Every Short Pump store has its own policy–some ask you to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry.
As I worked on this Short Pump Gift Guide, I was pleased to find I felt safe moving throughout the stores. In addition, if you like some of the gifts on this list, many stores are offering buy-online-pickup-in-store or even curbside pickup. If you call your favorite store, I’m sure they’re ready to accommodate to help you get your gifts in a way that makes you feel safe.
Without further ado, here is my Short Pump Town Center gift guide:
Snazzy and Locally Made: Rainrap from Saxon Shoes
Rainraps are one-size-fits-most rain gear that are designed in Richmond, Virginia. The goal is to combine waterproof function with chic style. Lots of colors and patterns are available, but this metallic/black style would appeal to lots of different ladies with its classic color scheme and shiny pop.
Gourmet Gifts at Short Pump
One of my pandemic purchases was a large-size ice cream maker. The result was delicious, but it was a messy, in-depth hobby. This little single-serve version looks neater and easier for newbies.
Chocolate Rolled Peppermint Wafers from Williams Sonoma
Need a last-minute gift? Put a bow on these. Last-minute guests? Throw these into cups of coffee or cocoa for a festive treat. Pair with gourmet cocoa or ice cream for a larger gift, too.
Retro and Funky Candies from The Sweet Shoppe
This little locally owned candy store is tucked in the mall and has all your favorite candies from gummies and jelly beans to chocolates. Find something for kids on your list and find retro candies for the young at heart. They even stock ant candy for adventurous snackers.
Stovetop Popcorn Maker from Crate and Barrel
Restaurant Gift Cards
Don’t forget your favorite restaurants that are located in the mall… Lehja, The Boathouse, Casa del Barco, Maggiano’s, Frost Gelato and more are great ways to treat busy families whether they are dining in or taking out. In addition, Lehja and Cooper’s Hawk both sell wine to-go for more gift options.
Boozy Gifts in Richmond, Va
For beer friends: Prospect All Purpose Tasting Set from Crate and Barrel
Your beer aficionado friends can finally pour flights at home just like in restaurants and breweries with this stylish little set.
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge from Crate and Barrel
Serious whiskey fans chill a wedge of ice right in the glass to allow for chilled sipping without dilution.
For When We Throw Parties Again: Champagne Tower Coupe Glasses, Set of 10 from Crate and Barrel
This boxed set of glasses is designed to be stacked into a tower, plus the coupes are dishwasher safe after the party. Your favorite hostess will be ready for Gatsby-inspired soirees or an amazing intimate New Year’s party with her pod.
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries from Williams Sonoma
Luxardo cherries remain one of my top gift items and I was super excited to learn I can find them at Williams Sonoma in Short Pump Town Center. The flavor of these liqueur-soaked cherries is unmatched. Use them in Manhattans, champagne cocktails, or any type of drink.
Star Wars Ice Molds from Williams Sonoma
May the force be with your favorite bartender as they craft cocktails around these fun ice molds.
Luxury for Staying at Home
When I was in-store at Soft Surroundings in Short Pump Town Center, these suuuuper luxurious soft throws were on sale for $49. They feel so soft and look gorgeous, making for a perfect gift for anyone who’s spending more time at home.
The Short Pump Anthropologie is basically one giant candle party. And if you are going to gift candles, Capri Blue are some of the best with intense scents, long burning times and pretty packaging. There are also lots of sizes and price points to choose from.
Wireless Charging Pad with Himalayan Salt from Macy’s
For your friend who keeps their phone next to their bed, this charger features soothing light shining through natural salt crystals. At least you can add a little zen to their tech habits! Find this in the men’s section with other gadgety gift items.
These sparkly slippers are the affordable standout I was seeking in every store at Short Pump. Price is $49.99, pattern is fun and eye-catching, soles are cushiony. These are perfect for working from home in style.
Friend Gifts and Stocking Stuffers at Short Pump Town Center
Guys, Francesca’s is my secret spot for fun gifts when I don’t know what to buy someone. Along with clothing, this shop stocks a rotating selection of fun barware, candles, gadgets and accessories and they are always having sales. Some picks on my most recent visit:
Endless Array of Drinkware from Francesca’s
Anyone practicing social distancing is doing more hanging outside and bringing their own cups to gatherings. Why not gift them a fun one? Francesca’s has a TON of styles and patterns, including this leopard stemless Corkcicle wine tumbler that caught my eye.
Succulents from Francesca’s
These cute little succulents are adorable and they are all priced under $20. What a cute addition to a home office.
For your feminist friends, this book pairs classical fine art with modern captions that epitomize the spirit of mansplaining… and the result is hilarious.
Holiday Survival Oversized Wine Glass from Macy’s
It’s been a year. Who doesn’t need a wine glass that holds an entire bottle of wine? This is perfect for any gal pal.
Jewelry Gift Ideas
Crowd Pleaser: Bracelet from Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott carries price points and designs for styles from subdued to star-spangled. There are even options to design your own jewelry in-store if you’re looking for something that feels personalized. These Elaina Multi Strand Bracelets have a luxe, elegant feel with drusy and they pick up on the trend of layering bracelets with the multi-strand design. They make a statement when worn alone or true jewelry fiends (ahem…) can layer them with other strands.
Rose gold Spirit Pierced Earrings manage to draw attention without being overly showy. The threader style is in, but the sparkling stones are timeless. These might need to be a gift for me!
Beauty Gifts in Richmond, VA
Another of my spots when I don’t have a specific gift idea in mind is Anthropologie. Around this time of year there’s always a nice selection of beauty items and home trinkets that make cute gifts without breaking the bank. Some go-tos:
Winky Lux from Anthropologie
These pH-sensitive lip balms glide on clear, then transform to the perfect shade of pink for the wearer. They have pretty packaging and look good on any skin tone. For around $16 each, they are easy and cute.
Mask Packs from Anthropologie
Face masks are always a good idea! Give this whole set with fun flavors like Red Wine and Escargot to one friend or break them up and give to a group of gal pals.
Kiehl’s from Dillard’s
Kiehl’s award-winning skincare is non-irritating and effective. This year, Dillard’s has a TON of pre-packaged gift sets in festive packaging for affordable prices. I picked up several and broke them apart to make mini gifts for my friends. If you go to Dillard’s by December 19th, Kiehl’s is another 25 percent off. Such a great deal!
Sampler Gift Sets from Sephora
Are you ever nervous about picking beauty gifts for product-fiend friends? These sampler sets are easy pleasers for makeup beginners or people who love trying the latest and greatest. On my last Short Pump mall visit, both of these could still be grabbed in Sephora.
Ten different brand name mascaras to sample? Yes please.
Three full-size and five deluxe sample-size lip products will make it easy for anyone to find a favorite product and shade.
Dillard’s Pet Shop at Short Pump
Yes, my Short Pump gift guide even includes something for pets! I was surprised to see Dillard’s with a dedicated area for pets with toys, treats and more, so you can check everyone off without leaving the mall. These puppy macarons are perfect for your frou frou friend with the fanciest pet.