Shop Easy…Shop Local!

With just a few short shopping days before Christmas, remember that shopping in downtown Smithfield & Isle of Wight is easy, low-stress and parking is free! Why not start a new family holiday tradition to shop in town, then stop at one of our many delightful eateries or stroll through Windsor Castle Park? Listed below are a few great gift ideas to get you started. You’ll find a complete list of our shops, restaurants, lodgers and attractions on our website:

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The Smithfield Times is offering a 2-for-1 subscription special. Renew your annual subscription or buy one if you’re not a subscriber, and they will give you a second subscription for someone on your gift list. The price is just $25 to stay connected and up-to-date on all the happenings in the community and beyond. Contact or call 757.357.3288 to sign up!

Smithfield Station gift card

Make wonderful holiday memories with your loved ones this year with a gift certificate to the Smithfield Station – good for the Hotel, Restaurant, Marina & Pagan River Wine Merchants, and available in any amount!
Call 757.357.7700 or stop by today.


Looking for a gift that is unique to Smithfield? How about an engraved brass “World’s Oldest Ham” Christmas Ornament for just $12.95 at the Isle of Wight County Museum‘s Gift Shop? The museum is located at 103 Main Street in downtown Smithfield, and is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through December 23 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). 757356.1223.



Here’s another unique gift idea from the Museum Gift Shop that you may want to keep for yourself…CAFFEINATED PEANUT BUTTER! Just $5.95 and available exclusively at the Isle of Wight County Museum‘s Gift Shop. Here’s the fuel you’ll need to get you through this busy holiday season.




Check out When Pigs Fly Magic Happens for gifts made by talented artists. Located at 315 Main Street in downtown Smithfield, this charming shop offers plenty of great “giftables” – all made by local hands! GIVE THE GIFT OF ART! Located at 315 Main Street.

And stop by the Arts Center @ 319, located just next door, for  more great art!

vic-rose-e1513881702867.jpgFollow Victoria’s Rose’s Facebook page for their “12 Days of Christmas Specials!” Victoria’s Rose offers Brighton Jewelry, Simply Southern shirts, Nora Fleming, Corkcicle tumblers, Dixie Belle paint, Mud Pie clothing and home décor, and Simply Noelle Clothing and accessories. Located at 311 Main Street.



GUYS (and gals!) – Robin, with Beyond Main will be happy to help you select the perfect gift for the special lady in your life. Beyond Main offers fun, affordable clothing and handmade accessories such as handmade jellyfish scarves (just $38), handmade arm warmers (just $25), and handmade Portuguese cork bracelets – a great stocking stuffer for any age! Located at 113-D N. Church Street.

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Looking for treats for stocking stuffers? Finley’s General Store has a wide variety of unique and hard-to-find candies and other holiday delights. Located at 327 Main Street.



Cure Coffeehouse is celebrating the season with: TASTING TUESDAY’s – Purchase a glass of wine from 6-9 pm, and receive a cheese plate on the house, BELGIAN WAFFLES & MIMOSA PITCHERS – Starting this weekend during brunch every Saturday & Sunday, EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR w/CURATED PLAYLIST – Every Monday (except Christmas) enjoy this immersive and relaxing atmosphere at Cure, plus…Pick up a few hand-poured scented candles from ARDENT CANDLES (an ODU student-run business), just $12 each. Cure is located at 113 N. Church Street.

Finally, there’s no better Smithfield tradition than the Christmas Store of Smithfield’s Annual Pig Ornament. This year’s is #14 in the series. Made exclusively for the Store, the ornaments sell for $14.95 each. Previous year’s ornaments are also available. Located at 108 Main Street. The Christmas Store Hours: Mon – Thurs 10 – 6, Friday 10 – 7:30, Sat 10 – 6, Sunday 9 :30 to at least 3:00!

Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!