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Posted on: December 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] James City County Gift Guide

James City County Gift Guide

James City County is home to great shopping. With numerous mainstream retailers and plenty of quirky, unique shops, there is a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Made in James City County

Many people love authentic gifts made in America, but we’ve taken things a step further and compiled a list of products made right here in the County.

  • Billsburg Brewery– Grab a crowler or growler and take it as a gift to the host of any holiday party. For the beer enthusiast, pick up some Billsburg Brewery swag or a Founder’s growler.
  • Jamestown Glasshouse– Handmade glass makes a beautiful gift. Products made by hand at the Jamestown Glasshouse are available to purchase at the Glasshouse and online. Products include vases, pitchers, candleholders, wine glasses and paperweights in different colors of glass.
  • Tasha’s Own– If you know someone who loves natural products, Tasha’s Own produces handcrafted soaps, balms and moisturizers made out of goat’s milk. You can purchase them online or stop by Lucky Junque.
  • Williamsburg Winery wine– The Williamsburg Winery grows grapes on its 300 acre farm and processes it into their full array of wines. Our gift suggestion is the Jamestown Cellars Settlers' Spiced Wine, which is a mulled wine meant to be served warm and is seasonally appropriate. If mulled wine doesn’t seem like something the intended recipient would like, then they also have a large variety of reds, whites and other specialty wines at numerous price points. Want a gift that keeps giving? Gift a Wine Club membership!
  • Other made in James City County gifts could be spirits from Eight Shires Coloniale Distillery or salt glazed pottery from the Williamsburg Pottery.

Unique Gifts

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg– The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park has a variety of membership options that are available for purchase and would bring thrills to your adventure-seeking relatives.
  • Fox Wire Farm Store and Boutique– An item from the alpaca-themed boutique makes a good gift. The boutique is located in Toano and offers alpaca yarn, apparel made from alpaca yarn and other gift items.
  • Historic Jamestowne– The gift shop offers a variety of gifts including reproductions of items found as archaeologists have discovered the history of Jamestowne. Two items worth noting are the green heart earrings fashioned after a glass bead that was found on site and a reproduction of a drinking jug circa 1600. 
  • Jamestown Settlement Gift Shop – The gift shop has a variety of unique gifts including reproductions of maps for the history (or map) enthusiast and a variety of ornaments and gifts. Some items are available online if you need to ship a gift.

Locally Owned Shops

Locally owned businesses are important to every community. Shop locally this holiday season with any of these great options!

  • A Touch of Earth Gallery– The shop offers local and regional pottery, glass, textiles and paintings. They also have a great collection of handcrafted jewelry and many other handmade items such as ornaments and décor items.
  • If you need to purchase jewelry or watches as a gift, there are four locally owned jewelry stores – Boyer’s Diamonds, Goodman & Sons, Kingsmill Jewelers and Laney’s Diamonds and Jewelry.
  • For your four-legged friend or any animal lover, make sure to stop by the Nautical Dog in New Town Williamsburg.
  • For the sports enthusiast, stop by New Concept Gifts in Settler’s Market. They have gifts from all of your favorite sports teams.
  • Prince George Art & Frame is a great place to have custom framing done of photographs or artwork that make a great gift, but they also have a large selection of local art available for purchase.

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