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Posted on: December 4, 2019

[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! We have broken down our gift guide into three categories: products made in James City County, unique gifts and locally-owned shops.

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 six-pack of cans, 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 with their newest logo that debuted earlier this year. Billsburg Brewery also offers gift cards.
  • 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 paper weights in different colors of glass.
  • Sweethaven Lavender Farm of Williamsburg– A new addition to our made in James City County gift guide! Sweethaven offers a variety of lavender products that use lavender grown on their 100 acre farm in James City County. Check out their product shop online. Their products make great stocking stuffers especially the lip balm and hand salve.
  • 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 from goats who live in James City County! You can purchase Tasha’s Own products 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. Alternatively, you could buy an add-on experience for someone you love or hand select a gift when you visit the park. With their large variety of specialty stores, there is something for everyone.
  • Fox Wire Farm Store and Boutique – An item from the alpaca-themed boutique makes a great 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 chevron bead earrings fashioned after trading beads found on site and amber glass candle holders. Historic Jamestowne also offers numerous cook books.
  • Jamestown Settlement Gift Shop – The museum’s online gift shop has a variety of unique gifts including ornaments and gifts.

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.
  • The Flipping Flea– If variety is the name of the game for your shopping list, make sure to stop at The Flipping Flea, the area’s only indoor flea market. They’ve recently expanded into a second location. There truly is something for everyone at The Flipping Flea.
  • The Green Cauldron Apothecary– This new shop located in Norge has a variety of salves, balms and products that you can’t find elsewhere.
  • For your four-legged friend or any animal lover, make sure to stop by the Nautical Dog in New Town Williamsburg.
  • Prince George Art & Frame is a great place to have custom framing done of photographs or art work that make a great gift, but they also have a large selection of local art available for purchase.
  • The Wine Seller– If you’re at a loss of what to buy, consider a gift card for The Wine Seller, a local shop which sells wine, craft beer and cigars.

Our other two suggestions for shopping are New Town Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Do you have suggestions for gifts in James City County? Let us know on Facebook.

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