The holiday season is upon us and the nagging feeling of the holiday shopping is creeping in. If you’d rather skip Black Friday and stay at home making the perfect Thanksgiving left-over sandwich, we feel you.
That’s why we put together a list of great local products you can get for everyone on your list. Your friends and fam get something unique and you get to support small, local businesses - all without leaving the couch. (You’re welcome.)
Check it out:
Virginia Distillery Co.'s award-winning American single malt whiskey is crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains and will bring the cheer to any holiday party - and your favorite whiskey lover.
Image: Virginia Distillery Co / Tom Daley
Give a gift card for any of the Taste Virginia food tours, the foodie in your life is sure to enjoy one of their many tours dedicated to all things local. From farms to restaurants to wineries, breweries and distilleries, they're covering it all in the Tidewater region.
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For the caffeine junkies (like us) Three Ships' Adventurous coffee subscription offers two bags a month of seasonal, small-batch beans that will make even your barista jealous. Receive $10 off your first month using the code "DISCOVERY"!
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If your holiday foodie buddy is more of the spontaneous type, gift them this handy card. You can sip and sleep with a Stay VA gift card that can be redeemed at one of the state's many charming bed and breakfasts, including a couple in wine country that are B&Bs with wineries on site. Yes, please!
Image Credit: Iris Inn
If the foodie in your life loves farm-to-table and actually getting their hands dirty - or wet, gift them a gift card for an oyster farm tour to see how oysters are harvested on the Lynnhaven River ... and if you can, be sure to reap the fruits of their labor!
Image: Steve Earley
If anyone on your Christmas list loves to ride bikes and eat tasty food, a gift card for Richmond Ride Food Tours makes the perfect gift. Bike through Richmond to find out what all the buzz is about with Church Hill's food scene. Taste the most popular dishes from the neighborhood's hottest bakeries and restaurants as you cruise.
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