The Country Store at the Herndon farm and park offers private shopping Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; call 703-437-9101 to request a 30-minute appointment. The store carries gifts, locally-produced edible treats and farm-themed items like old-fashioned games, puzzles, tractors and toy farm animals. You can also snag tools for young gardeners and nature lovers, educational books, items for the equestrian and history buff and seasonal and decorative items, and enjoy cold drinks, ice cream, chips, crackers and candies, and pick up farm fresh meats and eggs. // 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon
The outdoor Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more than 30 local and regional artisans. Shop for handmade items including candles, stained glass, carved wood, jewelry, table linens and more. Admission and parking are free and the complete list of vendors is here. // 101 Colonel Grenata Circle SE, Leesburg
The General Store at the Great Falls historic site sells whole wheat flour and cornmeal that’s ground at the mill as well as old-fashioned candy, books, toys and souvenirs. The store originally served local residents from 1890 to the mid-1940s, and moved to its present location in the 1970s. // 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls
The shops and garden center are open for shopping for 30-minute appointments Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Appointments can be made by calling 703-642-5173 and are limited to individuals or COVID-19 contact pods. Shoppers must answer health screening questions, be subjected to a temperature check and wear a mask. The Gardener’s Gift shop offers horticultural and nature books, gardening tools, gloves and t-shirts and other garden-inspired fashion accessories, decorative arts, home decor and cards. The Historic House Shop has specialty teas and teatime accessories as well as eclectic gifts and keepsakes, while the Garden Gate Plant Shop specializes in plants that thrive in this area. // 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria
The Squirrel’s Nest Museum Gift Shop is temporarily closed but is available for curbside pickup. Shop for gifts, books, period-inspired decor and old-fashioned items as well a collectible Cat’s Meow wood folk art piece of the Sully House, as well as McCutcheon’s jams, preserves and apple butter. // 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly
Along with 95 acres of ornamental display gardens and unique native plants, the on-site gift shop has a selection of souvenirs, toys and home decor; during the Winter Walk of Lights the gardens also offer holiday-themed gifts and toys. // 9750 Meadowlark Garden Court, Vienna
The Camp Store at the Lorton park is open daily 8am to 8pm and offers a variety of items including camping supplies, souvenirs, snacks, disc golf discs and firewood. // 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton
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