Not sure what to get Great Aunt Vivian (who you only see once a year)? Need some inspiration as you shop for “the husband who has everything”? Look no further than our 1st Annual “Look What I Found” Holiday Gift Guide—a round-up of unique gift ideas all found in local stores.
Look below to get some ideas and inspiration for everyone on your list. (And remember—contributing to our local economy? That’s a gift that keeps on giving!)
1 | Boyer’s Diamonds—Lady’s 18-karat Rose Gold Tear Drop Pendant by A&P Afarin. .93-carats-round diamonds. $3,599. Williamsburg, 757-565-0747. Virginia Beach, 757-497-4110. BoyersDiamonds.com.
2 | Peg’s Salt—Peg’s Salt is a seasoned salt that enhances the flavor of any food. Hand-mixed in Virginia, the blend of salt and 25 spices makes cooking easy and delicious. Its savory effect makes it perfect for every meal, every day. $5-$13. PegsSalt.com.
3 | Hubs Peanuts—This team of signature Hubs Salted peanuts and wildly popular Choco Covered peanuts creates the perfect combination for peanut lovers. Featured in a festive gift box, these two 20-ounce tins are a merger of the best they have to offer. $34.75. 757-562-4081. HubsPeanuts.com.
4 | The Bizarre Bazaar—A Virginia tradition for 44 years, these unique offerings include seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, furniture and jewelry. Come see what all of the excitement is about! 804-673-7015. TheBizarreBazaar.com.
5 | CBN Christmas Village—Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a Christmas village…Smell the chestnuts roasting…Sample German holiday treats…Experience festive traditions for the whole family. Come discover the true meaning of the Christmas season. Entry and Activities are FREE. Marketplace and food items are available for purchase.CBNChristmasVillage.com.
6 | Either Ore Jewelers—Fulfill her list with this beautiful ring designed with five stacked 14-karat yellow, white and rose gold bands but made as one complete piece. It is set with a total of 2.08-carats-round brilliant-cut diamonds! Starting at $2,999.
7 | Simply Unique Jewelry Designs—This amazing “Reflections” pendant is an eye-catcher for the unique design. The center stone is mirrored around the entire disc. The tektite green center is accented with small diamonds and a tsavorite garnet set in yellow gold. A surprising look. $1,550. 757-597-7018.
8 | Diamonds Direct—Add a little sparkle this holiday season with the gift of jewelry from Diamonds Direct! These gorgeous diamond bands range from 3 carats to 6 carats. $6,000–$11,300. 757-837-0288. DiamondsDirect.com.
9 | Academics in a Box—STEM kits for children created by educators that include all necessary project materials and encourage fun and hands-on learning. Both subscriptions and single boxes available. $39.95 for a single box; subscription prices vary. Chesapeake, 888-938-3848. GroovyLabInABox.com.
10 | HeartStraws—Handmade and reusable straws crafted by glass artisans that help eliminate plastic waste in our oceans. Each comes with a heart inside and is 100% recyclable. $2.50–$6. 757-648-8502. Available at various Coastal Virginia retailers or online at HeartStraws.com.
11 | North End Bag Co.—Handcrafted, leather bifold wallet in chestnut. All leather is tanned in-house using the Old-World style, making it durable and of superior quality. $65. Virginia Beach, 757-230-9138. NorthEndBagCompany.com.
12 | OL 2 NU—Repurposed pallet wood and reclaimed wood decorative creations, accent furniture and more including items like this wine glass and coffee cup holder. $38. Virginia Beach. 757-422-0009. OL2NU.com.