REX Rappahannock

Heather Gardner is the owner of REX Rappahannock.

Let's get to know Heather.

Woman in front of store display taking selfieWhen do you start planning your holiday window, store displays or social media posts:

I am constantly brainstorming social media ideas and doing fresh ones pretty much daily.

What new gift or special offer are you most excited to offer your customers:

Oplatki!  It's an old Eastern European Christmas tradition (Polish/Slav).

Strangest question asked about a holiday retail item or special offer:

What's oplatki?!?

Will you offer a holiday event or treat to your customers:

We will be doing some later evening shopping hours, especially before St. Nicholas's feast day.

Share your holiday shopping fail:

Trying to match number of kid presents is always a trick.

Great debates:  Clear or colored light displays and gift bags or wrap gifts:

Green lights in store window to match our store's signature color.

Always gift bags!  I am horrible at wrapping.

Have you ever hidden a gift and not been able to find it?  If so, what was it and to whom was it to be given:

We collect ornaments when we travel to decorate or give the kids as gifts.  I inevitably misplaced them and only find them *after* Christmas.

Have you ever switched a name tag on a holiday gift and why:

Not that I remember.

Weirdest holiday gift received and your reaction:

Weirdest for.most people, but best ever for me were Zamboni driving lessons.

Best holiday gift given and their reaction:

Trolls Live! Concert tickets for our youngest daughter... She's a big fan and it made her cry with joy.

Unique or bizarre holiday tradition:

Not Christmas, but at Thanksgiving we all confessed a few years back that none of us are huge turkey fans, so we now to roast beef at Thanksgiving instead.  It's fantastic!

Last minute shopping or shopping months in advance:

Yes to both!

White crown and lettering on green background

You will find Heather at 311 Frederick St.

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