Local Gifts

Gift giving can be hard. Everyone has that one person (or ten) on their list who always seems to stump them. Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to get those creative ideas flowing. The 2018 Local Gift Guide is packed with wonderful gifts for all ages and the Retail Merchants staff, aka the team behind the Think. Shop. Buy. Local program, has selected a few of our favorite things to help jumpstart your gifting this season.

 

 


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“I want to buy the adorable cocktail shaker at Ladles & Linens for my best friend, Alexa. She just moved into a new house and loves to entertain so I think this is the perfect gift for her.”

– Caroline Ashby, Member Relations Coordinator

 

 

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“I’d give the Tasting and all three Founding Bottles dipped in holiday wax from Reservoir Distillery to my brother-in-law because he appreciates history, a good story, good craftsmanship, and most of all, good bourbon, and this gift is all of those.”

– Megan Way, Web and Social Media Coordinator

 

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“None of my relatives live nearby, so I’d love to give the gift packages from Whitley’s Peanuts. It’s a taste of Virginia that I could easily send to everyone in my family.”

– Ann Gorman, Director of Administration

 

 

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“The classic gold bangle bracelet at Lustre by Adolph is a timeless piece and a great gift for my mom or mother-in-law.” 

– Erin Hanratta, Member Relations Advisor

 

 

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“I would definitely give cookies from The Spelt Gourmet Cookie Company to my friends and family. The variety in flavors and the beautiful presentations of the cookie tins make for a great edible gift on the go.”

– Kathy Robbins, Accounting Manager

 

 

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“My dad loves books of all kinds so it would be great to get him a Taschen book from LaDiff. They are so beautifully done and look really nice on the coffee table.” 

– Melissa Greenfield, In-Bound Marketing & Content Manager

 

 

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“The Large Confetti Crackers from Ladles & Linens are perfect to have on hand as a hostess gift for an upcoming holiday party. They are both festive and useful!” 

– Diana Kent, Marketing & Membership Manager