12 Ways to Give: The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

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Coastal Virginia Magazine teamed up with 12 local businesses to provide you with our annual 12 Ways to Give Holiday Gift Guide. While deciding what to gift your friends and family can sometimes be a difficult task, we’re here to alleviate the stress and make your holiday shopping a breeze! Check out our official 12 ways to give for 2023 below:

1. Goodman and Sons Jewelers

Give the prettiest diamond in the room and celebrate the little moments with Goodman and Sons! We know that they will just adore the Gabriel & Co. Diamond Cut Medallion Bujukan Pendant Necklace (14 yellow gold, $550) and matching Gabriel & Co.Diamond Cut Medallion Bujukan Studs (14 yellow gold, $410). Shop now at goodmanandsons.com.


FERIDIES has been a destination for unique quality gifts and delicious nuts and snacks since 1973. Be deliciously different and give the gift of a FERIDIES gift set. Visit us at FERIDIES World’s Finest Peanuts & Provisions in Courtland, VA | 800-544-0896 | FERIDIES.com

3. The Virginia Diner

The perfect complements to holiday gatherings. Gourmet foods, sweet treats, and extraordinary peanuts from Virginia Diner. Whether you’re celebrating with family at home or sending good cheer, our world-famous offerings are guaranteed to create happy and wholesome holiday memories for all. Visit us in Wakefield or shop online at vadiner.com | 888-823-4637

4. Eat, Shop & Relax at 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. Visit at 1860 Laskin Rd. in Virginia Beach Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (some shops open later and on Sunday). | 757-422-8839 | LaPromenadeShoppes.com

5. The Shops at Hilltop

The Shops at Hilltop has your holiday gifting in the bag. With over 120 quality shops, boutiques, salons and special services, The Shops at Hilltop puts a wrap on your holiday shopping. The Shops at Hilltop Holiday AdShop locally-owned boutiques as well as national anchors. Enjoy 20+ restaurants and free family events, too! Carriage Rides & Visits with Santa will take place on Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 with rides from 12-3:30 p.m. and Santa visits from 12-4 p.m. The Doorway Singers will be performing on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 from 12-3 p.m. and Cool Yule Open House will take place on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 which will feature special savings and holiday fun! Be sure to visit The Shops at Hilltop, just two miles west of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Learn more at hilltopshops.com.

6. Save on Gifts from Whitley’s

boxes of whitley's peanut with 10% off promoWhitley’s nuts and canides make the perfect gifts. Save 10% with the promo code: COVAH23 at WHITLEYSPEANUT.COM. To save at our retail locations in Williamsburg, Gloucester and Richmond, present this ad at time of purchase. Expires 12/31/2023.

7. Give the Gift of Good TASTE!

gift box with TASTE specialty foodsA local staple for 50 years, TASTE has specialty food gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you need one gift for a friend or 100 for your employees, the team at TASTE will help you choose from their curated collections or create a gift all your own. Gifts can be purchased at any TASTE location or shipped from www.TASTE.Online.

8. Grahams & Rollins The Hampton Seafood Market

Graham Rollins AdDive into the holidays with a gift from the sea!
Graham & Rollins makes gifting easy with award winning seafood and nationwide shipping. Contact us now about corporate gifting packages. Keeping it local? Make your holidays crabtastic and visit The Hampton Seafood Market. We guarantee a shell-ebration like no other! Learn more at GrahamAndRollins.com.

9. Seahill Spa at the Cavalier

woman getting a massagePurchase a lasting gift of health and relaxation. Our gift cards can be purchased in any amount, as á la carte services, or promotional packages online 24/7. Gift cards can be printed, mailed or emailed to the recipient. Seahill Spa is a sensory oasis in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Historic Cavalier Hotel. Holiday packages include LOVE (a 50 minute Salt Stone Massage, Wash and Blow Out for $252), JOY (a 50 minute Ocean Crystal Facial and a 50 Minute Renewing Pedicure for $312), PEACE (a 50 minute Salt Stone Massage and a 50 Minute Quartz Salt Scrub & Soak for $372) and GRATITUDE (a 50 minute Salt Stone Massage, a 50 minute Ocean Crystal Facial and a Renewing pedicure for $492). Buy now at SeahillSpa.com/gift-cards.

10. Drizzles

olive oil, balsamic vinegar and local itemsJoin Drizzles, on Strawberry Street, for Festive Fridays in Cape Charles, VA every Friday from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Give the Perfect gift to a special foodie in your life: Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, coffee, spices, sea salts, peppercorns, pasta, gift baskets, gourmet pantry items and more!

Holiday specials at our tasting room:

  • Friday, November 24th: Black Friday Blowout. Up to 15% on select items
  • Friday, December 1st: Holiday Sale. Buy 2 regular size bottles (375 ml) of Balsamic Vinegar or Olive Oil and get the 3rd bottle 10% off.
  • Friday, December 8th: Join us on Strawberry Street for a very special musical presentation by The Sonic Ukes from 6-8 pm. Gift Basket drawing at 7:30 pm for our loyalty customers live on Facebook. Visit the Holiday Event at Blue Heron Realty and receive a special Drizzles coupon.
  • Friday, December 15th: Stocking Stuffer Sale. Come see our special sale on stocking stuffers, like mini bottles, homemade dog biscuits, honey & coffee spoons, gourmet lollipops, kitchen towels, raw herbal honey, and other great gift items.
  • Friday, December 22nd: Last Minute Gift Special. 10% off all gift baskets over $75.00.
  • EVERY FESTIVE FRIDAY (November 24th, December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd): Drizzles will have FREE hot mulled cider, hot coffee & cookies, along with samples of our Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegars, Honey, BBQ Sauces and more.

Come to Historic Cape Charles to experience an old-fashioned Christmas with FREE family friendly events like horse drawn carriage rides, petting zoo, snow, music, holiday movies and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. We appreciate you supporting our local businesses and make lasting memories. Visit Drizzles at 16 Strawberry St., Cape Charles, VA 23310. Or shop online at DrizzlesLLC.com.

11. The Flowering Almond Spa

girl in santa hat with giftGive 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.

12. The Bizarre Bazaar presents The 48th Christmas Collection Nov. 30 – Dec. 3

women enjoying the bizarre bazaarThe Bizarre Bazaar is truly a Richmond shopping tradition! For 48 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, November 30th through Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 3rd 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.

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