RICHMOND'S UNCOMMON CARD & GIFT STORE SINCE 1991

Feathers in Our Cap

The owners and dedicated staff of Mongrel work hard to change it up, keep it fresh, and offer both residents and visitors a reason to keep coming back to the store. Since 1991, we’ve been humbled by awards for our efforts (and yes, we COULD have kept better records of those!) We are always grateful to be recognized in “Best of” awards, in particular when they reflect reader opinions. We thank you for your support through the years.

2018

Style Weekly
Best Local Gift Shop –  1st
Inducted into Best of Richmond Hall of Fame as “Best Local Gift Shop”



Richmond Magazine

Best Gift Shop –  1st
Best Card Shop – 1st
Best Store in Which to Find an Unexpected Treasure – 1st
Best Locally Owned Store for Richmond-Made Items – 2nd

2017

Richmond Magazine
Best Locally Owned Gift Shop1st


Style Weekly
Best Local Gift Shop1st
Best Place To Buy A Birthday Gift – 1st
Best Adult Novelty Store2nd


Virginia Living 
Best Gift ShopCentral Virginia – 1st

2016

Best Local Shop for Locally Made Goods
Best Gifts –  1st


Richmond Magazine
Best Gifts –  1st


Style Weekly
Best Local Gift Shop –  1st


Virginia Living
Best Gift Shop – Central Virginia – 1st

2015

Virginia Living
Best Gift Store – Central Virginia – 2nd


Style Weekly
Best Local Gift Shop – 1st


Richmond Magazine
Best Place To Buy Father’s Day Gifts – 1st
One of the Best Shops for Wedding Gifts
One of the Best Shops for Richmond-made Gifts
One of the Best Places to Buy Mother’s Day Gifts

2014

Richmond Magazine
Best Shop for Father’s Day Gifts – 1st
Best Place for Mother’s Day Gifts – 2nd
Best Hostess Gift Items – 2nd


Virginia Living
Best Gift Store – Central Virginia

2013

Richmond Bride
Best Nontraditional Wedding Gifts From a Local Store – 1st
Best Local Shop for Groomsmen Gifts – 1st


Richmond Magazine
Best Quick Gift Items – 1st
Best Shop for Anniversary Gifts for Men – 2nd


Virginia Living
Best Gift Shop – Central Virginia


Style Weekly
Best Gift Store – 1st

2012

GayRVA
Best Place to Shop – 1st


Richmond Magazine
Best Locally Owned Store to Buy Birthday Gifts for Men – 1st
Best Store for Things You Didn’t Know You Needed But Now You Do


Virginia Living
Best Gift Shop – Central Virginia


Style Weekly
Best Gift Store – 1st

2011

Richmond Magazine
Best Non-Chain Cards & Stationery Store – 1st
Best Gift Wrappers – 3rd
Best Place for Wedding Party Gifts – 3rd


Style Weekly
Best Gift Store – 1st

2010

Richmond Magazine
Best One-of-a-Kind Gifts – 1st
Best Gift / Home Accessories – 2nd

2009

Richmond Magazine
Best Local Store for Gift Wrapping – 1st
Best Place to Find Unusual Home Accessories – 2nd
Best Local Shop for a Last-Minute Gift for Your Wife – 1st