Friday, December 19, 2014

The Coolest Christmas – Tinker’s

November 16, 2009 by  


If you’re anything like me, you’re already freaking out about buying holiday gifts.  Even if you’re not like me, you might be thinking about those holiday gifts you’ll need to buy for friends, family and co-workers.

Look for the big green sign

Look for the big green sign

Might I suggest that you check out Tinker’s – a great shop in Richmond that pays extra-close attention to the spirit of the holidays?  Have someone to buy for who seems to have everything?  Go to Tinker’s.  Have someone who has a unique flair?  Shop at Tinker’s.  I guarantee you’ll find stuff there that you won’t find anywhere else in Richmond.  That’s because Sharon – owner of the shop – picks out inventory for her store that is made by people who blend art and function into delightful gift and decoration items.

A table full of cuteness

A table full of cuteness

Holidays in Style

Holidays in Style

Tinker’s is a family-owned place.  Sharon is there to tell you about where the items come from – who makes them, etc. and her niece makes the extra-special toffee that bears the shop’s name.  Award-winning storyteller Slash Coleman is Sharon’s nephew, and he has hands in almost everything at Tinker’s – helping upholster furniture, helping with the marketing, building the Facebook page, and working on the upcoming website.

Tinker’s is located at 2409 Westwood Avenue and is open M-F from 10-5, and Saturdays 10-4.  I highly suggest you toddle on over there and check out the holiday decor and pick up some gifts for the more discerning people on your gift list.

A Jolly Old Elf

A Jolly Old Elf



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One Response to “The Coolest Christmas – Tinker’s”
  1. Jennifer Haywood says:

    I just wanted to let you know, if you are looking for some really awesome Christmas gifts, you know one of a kind hand made, unique stuff, there is this awesome art show going on at the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. It is the older one off of Richmond Rd. and it is fabulous, a lot of the artist there are really economy friendly also, so you can get really rad gifts for under $20 anyways they will be there for the next three Saturdays. Dec 5, 12, and 19th, I think from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and check it out! You will find the best deals, and the greatest thing is there is ample parking as well lol. Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful store with us too! Awesome stuff I love places like that, There is this great place off of Shore Drive in Va Beach if you ever make it out that way, called Leaping Lizards, AWESOME lol..
    Anyways if anyone needs the address or wants to go to either of those stores they can email me at Jenniferscreationsva@gmail.com, I am an artist myself so I know finding those special one of a kind gifts always make you feel like you are the master of the universe!