Shop Local Gift Guide

Great Gift Ideas in and Around Roanoke Virginia

March 28, 2021

There is nothing quite as satisfying as shopping with local moms and dads and others in our community! I love meeting them, hearing their "Why" and putting a face with a place.  I love knowing my purchase makes a difference to our economy right here in our corner of the world, Roanoke, Virginia.

Other ways you can help our local businesses: Share your purchase on facebook, check into the store when you're shopping (if it doesn't ruin any surprises) and tell your friends what you love about the store! Leave a review on facebook or google. You wouldn't believe how much this helps the business thrive!

The Macaroni Kid Roanoke Shop Local Guide will be up all year long, so come back often when you're looking for a gift for any special occasion.


Miss You Flowers is a local florist serving the Roanoke valley with over 30 years of experience!  We had a dream of opening our own flower shop and now that dream has come true!  Please visit us if you are near the area and looking for a florist! Learn More.

Clothing & Accessories

Busy But Polished Color Street Nails by Georgia Jenkins.
Color Street offers 100% nail polish strips without the dry time, are longer lasting than regular polish, and are a fraction of the cost of a salon manicure! You can choose from a wide selection of solid colors, designs, and glitters. They even come in petite sizes- matching mother-daughter manis, anyone? Learn more. 

Wonderful Land of Oils with Patrice Freeland doTerra Essential Oils and Natural Living Products in Roanoke, VA. Get a free sample of oils with a $100 purchase.

Sparkling Unicorn Boutique is an online children's boutique offering adorable and unique children's boutique clothing at an affordable price. Sparkling Unicorn Boutique is run by a Mom, foster mom of 7, and nurse out of Salem, Virginia. Orders can be shipped or picked up locally. Use code MACARONIKIDS 10% off your first purchase. Learn more

Vintage Vault Boutique is a clothing boutique in West Salem located within in an old bank. (the dressing rooms are in the vault!)  Vintage Vault offers new clothing, shoes and jewelry that are vintage inspired. Including some local favorites by Anne Vaughn Designs and Sparkle Girls.  Locally owned and operated by a local mom! Check out the Vintage Vault's beautiful clothing on their Facebook page. 

Elevating Your Image helps women stand out, get noticed and feel beautiful by showing them the right colors and styles to wear. Wearing the right colors, whether it be with garments or cosmetics, is the single most important thing to do to help one look their prettiest and feel beautiful!  Save $25 on a color analysis consultation, complete with cosmetic makeover. Learn More

Experience Gifts 

Sunny Wasiela Photography is a full service photography brand that focuses on you! Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Sunny Wasiela Photography offers family portraits, senior photos, modern photographs for moms, boss moms, and branding for women in business. Learn more and book your session. 

Dr Pepper Park is Roanoke's #1 Music Venue! Known for amazing tribute bands during Flashback Fridays, national acts, and the largest Food Festival- Wing Fest! Tickets to a show make a great gift. You can also become a part of music history when you sponsor a brick on the beautiful walkway to the stage. Promote your business or honored a love one. Learn more.

Glazed Bisque It is Roanoke's only drop in pottery painting studio! Celebrating 23 years in business, the studio offers pottery painting, glass fusion, canvas painting, mosaics, and so much more! This is your holiday headquarters for personalized keepsake gifts!  See gift ideas and learn how it works, here:  Learn More

Mill Mountain Theatre is a professional, year-round, regional theater who has proudly served the region for 50 years.  Tickets to a show during the upcoming season, or tuition for classes and camps would make an exciting gift! There's something for your family members of all ages. Learn more. 

Crissi O'Kane- Affiliate of Mickey Vacations will help you plan the Disney trip of your dreams! Crissi also helps with Cruise planning and has access to Black Friday Cruise deals now! Connect with Crissi and learn more about all the ways she'll help you plan a memorable trip here.

Aquatic Adventures Swim School teaches programs for Infant/Toddler survival swim lessons, learn to swim for 4+, adult lessons, and Adapted Aquatics. Small groups and private lessons are available. Gift a set of lessons or a gift card towards lessons for the gift that lasts a lifetime of fitness, fun, and safety.  Learn More.

Science Museum of Western Virginia 
offers 2 floors of fun and learning year round. In addition to year round exhibits such as a living river aquarium and touch tank, indoor pollinator garden, Play zone, maker lab and Montessori based "bubble" lab, the museum offers exciting special programming, events and traveling exhibits.  A museum membership makes the perfect gift to encourage a lifetime of STEM learning.     Learn more about memberships here. 

Mill Mountain Zoo 
is a treasure on top of Mill Mountain. A membership will provide unlimited entry for a year for your animal loving little ones!  Purchase a membership here

Winterplace Ski Resort 100 Old Flat Top Mtn. Rd. Ghent, West Virginia
Looking for the perfect gift for a skier, snowboarder or snow tuber? Give the gift of winter fun! Winterplace Gift Cards are welcome throughout the ski area including the Retail Shop. Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners of all ages to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique. Winterplace is home to West Virginia's largest snow tubing park - no special equipment needed. Our runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can't get it to snow, we can. We offer season passes and 1,2 and 3-day lift tickets plus rentals of all equipment and lessons for all abilities. Our retail shop offers the latest in apparel, accessories and equipment.
Learn more HERE.

Food & Sweets 

chocolatepaper has won Roanoke's best time and again for having the best assortment of chocolates and other sweets, and really fun gift ideas.  They have something for the man who has it all, the outdoor enthusiast, the boss babe, babies, kids, local Roanoke items, and everything you can dream of to stuff a stocking or fill an Easter basket.  chocolatepaper also creates beautiful corporate gift baskets and does chocolate & wine pairings . Take a look inside.
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Bella Events and Catering is an award winning full-service catering company committed to making your event amazing with delicious food that is beautifully displayed while staying on budget.  During the coronavirus lock down, they have pivoted to offering individual and family orders. Their charcuterie and brunch boards have been a big hit. In addition, they offer a weekly family meal kit. Follow on facebook for weekly menu updates and online ordering. Bella Events on Facebook


WOW Organizing uses 20+ years of experience and passion for organizing to Simplify Your Life. By maximizing space and decluttering, we transform chaos into calm, bringing peace to your home again. Get your home ready for the holidays or give the gift of peace to someone in your life. WOW is offering 3 hours of organizing for only $225. Gift Certificates are available. Learn More.
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The Party Poppers is a party planning company that also offers decorating, party hosting services, and party boxes. Party boxes are completely customizable to your event and include party banner, favors and party supplies.  The Party Poppers hand craft all of the items in your box- these are high quality, customized, party elements at department store prices. Learn More.

If you would like to reach more families in Roanoke, with a genuine and flexible approach- please reach out to to discuss a strategy for your business.