12 Ways to Give: Holiday Gift Guide

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by | Nov 2, 2022

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1) Maison Soleil
Norfolk’s Maison Soleil has a variety of fair trade gifts under $100 that are perfect for the holiday season. You can shop online, in person at 1611 A Colley Ave in Norfolk or set up a private shopping experience. Learn more at MaisonSoleil.com.

2) Hilltop Shops
Make your life easy and shop at Virginia Beach’s premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination. This one-stop shopping center houses 120 shops, 25 restaurants and a variety of services. This holiday season, they will even be offering free festivities on select dates, including carriage rides, visits to Santa, a Cool Yule Open House and a capella carolers. When you arrive, you’ll understand exactly why they won overall gold for Best Shopping Center in the 2022 CoVa Best Of Reader’s Choice Awards. Learn more at HilltopShops.com.

3) The Flowering Almond Spa at the Founders Inn
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season. The Flowering Almond Spa gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. A massage, pedicure or facial is sure to impress. You can purchase gift certificates directly online at www.foundersinn.com under our Spa section or at our spa desk. If you purchase the gift certificate in our Spa, you will also enjoy 20% off holiday products, skin care and spa gifts. The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach, VA will transport you to a distant, personal escape inspired by the elegant beauty of The Founders Inn and Spa resort and the time-honored rejuvenation and relaxation technique. Complete your inner transformation with a visit to our peaceful conservatory and perhaps a spa lunch during your stay. Learn more at FoundersInn.com.

4) Diamonds Direct
Diamonds Direct will be hosting their Holiday Designer Showcase from November 11-13! For three days only, you can take 20% off virtual anything in the showroom! Choose from an expansive selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, diamond fashion jewelry, gemstones, pearls and much more! Learn more at DiamondsDirect.com.

5) La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes
Discover a charming collection of distinctive shoppes, savory restaurants and lifestyle services that you won’t find anywhere else. La Promenade Shoppes’ beautiful landscaping, relaxing fountain and other imaginative features make for a truly unique local shopping experience. Currently the shoppes include Aldo’s Ristorante, Amazing Lash Studio, Anthony Vince Nail Spa, Ava Marie Salon & Spa, Calico, Chico’s, Club Pilates, First Carolina Bank, J. McLaughlin, Jos A. Bank, Kaado MD, MassageLuxe, Mizuno Japanese Restaurant, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Ocean Palm – a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, Restore Hyper Wellness, Savarnas Beauty Spa, SOMA and Talbots. Plus, new shops and businesses are coming soon! Eat, shop and relax today at 1860 Laskin Rd. in Virginia Beach. Learn more at LaPromenadeShoppes.com. 

6) 344 Beauty Bar
Buy 1 gift certificate $100 to 344 Beauty Bar and receive an addition $25 gift certificate! 344 Beauty Bar specializes in a variety of treatments, including Aerolase, Anti-Aging Facial, B-12 Injections, Back Treatment, Beauty Bar Facial, Body Contouring Laser, Botox/Dysport, Chemical Peels, Collagen Facial, Dermaplaning Facial, Detox Facial and Emsculpt Neo. Relax or shop today at 344 Beauty Bar, located at 344 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA. Call 757-321-1914 or visit 344BeautyBar.com.

7) Virginia Diner
An iconic landmark since 1929, the Virginia Diner has been serving up legendary nuts and snacks for nearly 100 years using only the finest ingredients. Their craveable goodies are perfect gifts and sure to delight. When it comes to family, friends or for yourself, don’t settle for anything less. Call 888-823-4637, visit them in Wakefield or learn more at VaDiner.com.

FERIDIES has been a destination for unique gifts and delicious nuts and snacks since 1973. Give the gift of a deliciously different FERIDIES gift set. Shop at feridies.com, 800-544-0896 or visit us I person at The Peanut Patch in Courtland.

9) First Carolina Bank
Check out First Carolina’s great rates this holiday season! Located at 1864 Laskin Rd. in Virginia Beach, they do the day-to-day things in banking extremely well. We’re talking numbers like a 2.65% APY Special Money Market, 3.71% APY for 18 Month CD and more. Call your local brand for additional great money market rates. You can reach the Laskin Rd. location at 757-217-4542. Learn more at FirstCarolinaBank.com.

10) The Bizarre Bazaar
The Bizarre Bazaar is truly a Richmond shopping tradition! For 47 years, the show has attracted a loyal following of eager shoppers coming from up and down the East Coast, arriving in cars, limos, buses and caravans. Some coordinate their outfits or come dressed in elaborate costumes. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and enjoy a day of shopping with family and friends. Are you an early riser? If so, take advantage of our Early Bird, stroller-free hours on Thursday and Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. You can get a jump on the crowd and shop early while enjoying some complimentary coffee and then stay all day if you want. General Admission hours are Thursday, December 1st through Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Skip the lines and save a dollar by paying with a credit card either online via smart phone or special kiosk at the show. For more information and ticket purchasing options, please see our website at www.thebizarrebazaar.

Make a list and check it twice: gifts for everyone on your list are here at TASTE! From a new neighbor to your holiday host, there’s something for everyone in our signature gift collection. Shop TASTE.Online to ship gifts anywhere in the continental U.S. Spread joy this holiday season with gifts of good TASTE.

12) CustomParfums
CustomParfums is a truly unique gift and is so easy to give! Giving the gift of a custom fragrance is perfect for any occasion. It is absolutely the ideal gift for those that already have everything, when you want to give something very special, and/or when you are not sure what to give. Simply contact us at www.customparfums.com and we’ll send you a CustomParfums gift voucher to be redeemed by recipient at a time most convenient to them. About: CustomParfums creates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted fragrances for people who want to own and wear a bespoke, unique scent – a scent that no one else possesses. Founder/Perfumer Lisa Gomez wants to share the joy of fragrance with all and believes everyone should have their own distinctive fragrance. CustomParfums was created to do just that and provides clients a simple, easy way to create and own a custom fragrance that is unique as they are.  Learn more at CustomParfums.com.

Come back soon to see more ways to give!


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