Work Hard. Stay Weird.

Welcome to Le Monkey House, where whimsy, humor, and heart come together in a delightfully unique retail experience. Located in historic downtown Culpeper, we are your go-to destination for a curated collection of edgy, funny, (often swear-y) and thoughtful gifts that will leave you charmed and inspired.

Not only is Le Monkey House a one of a kind gift shop, it's also our very own brand. We design and print our own apparel, greeting card, and poster collections right here in house... so yeah... we're pretty cool.

Q: "Where did you come up with the name?"

A: "Many customers inquire about the origins of our shop's name. Alas, the tale lacks the sultry intrigue one might anticipate. Our affection for Kurt Vonnegut led us down this path. In a haze of collegiate ambition, I once dreamed of running a store and uttering those fateful words: "Welcome to the Monkey House" - paying homage to one of Mr. Vonnegut's collection of short stories.

Mission accomplished, but in reality, we typically just go with "how's it going" or a simple "hey, there."

We also have an unhealthy obsession with coffee, Steve Buscemi, and 90% of the discography of Talking Heads. All suitable topics for conversation, and can be (and have been) exhaustively discussed around these parts.