Holiday Gift Ideas from Williamsburg
If you’ve yet to start your gift shopping for the upcoming holiday season, have no fear – GuidetoWilliamsburg.com is here! We’ve listed below some great ideas for the special people on your list. From spa treatments to golf packages, from shiny baubles to the latest in electronic toys, you’ll find something for everyone on your list..
Give the Gift of Spa
Or perhaps we should say, “Give the gift of aahhh,” as in “Ahh, that feels so wonderful!” Is there a special someone who deserves – perhaps even needs – some pampering? Treat him or her to a full-body massage, relaxing facail, body scrub, mineral bath, makeup application or new updo at one of Williamsburg’s top-drawer day and resort spas.
Here’s a little idea one of us here at GuidetoWilliamsburg.com completed to great success – offer to give your loved one a foot massage Christmas Eve, after you and your Santa’s Helper have set up all the gifts under the tree. As the two of you relax in the quiet of the season, place a tiny basket filled with lovely lotions and soaps, as well as the spa gift certificate, before your partner. A much-appreciated gift given when it’s just the two of you together. Now that’s a memorable Christmas Eve!
Not Your Grandfather’s Christmas Gift to Grandma
A gift from one of the many one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in Williamsburg definitely does not provide the same old, ho-hum, trying-to-show-some-kind-of-enthusiasm for the umpteenth gift of tie, book, or pajama set.
Instead, why not surprise the wee ones on your list with a historical toy or wooden train set from the Toymaker of Williamsburg.
Or for the decorator in your life, thrill her with art from the master potters of Williamsburg Pottery Factory?
All That Sparkles Makes a Great Gift
Nothing, absolutley nothing beats the gift of real glitter at the holidays. From earrings to rings, from bracelets to necklaces, from hair clips to money clips, Williamsburg’s jewelers can provide you – or even create – the perfect gift for the love of your life this season.
Jewelry trends this holiday season include:
- gold: white, rose, even chocolate (yes, chocolate gold!)
- vintage (either real vintage or vintage-inspired)
- “layered’ necklaces
- bangle bracelets
Gifts for the Golfer
It may be winter, but you know the golfer on your list has his or her mind on that first tee off come spring! Why not whet her whistle with a new set of gloves? Or get him thinking birdie with the perfect golf shirt, new set of balls and five sets of tees (one can never have too many tees).
Naturally, perhaps the perfect golf gift is the actual gift of golf – why not treat your golf fanatic with a certificate to the golf course he’s always talked of trying?
Can’t Decide? Give the Gift of the Certificate
For the person who has everything. For the niece you’re not sure of. For the new friend – the one you don’t yet know all that well. For the just-plain-picky person on your list – there’s the gift certificate.
Some certiifcate ideas to get you thinking:
- You’ve heard that your friend has a favorite new restaurant
- Your wife would love a day of pampering at a spa
- Williamsburg’s artisian shops and boutiques
- A romantic getaway for just the two of you at a Williamsburg bed and breakfast
Art for the Holidays
Give the gift that never grows old, the gift of allowing someone to create art or a photograph.
You could give:
- a digital camera
- scrapbook supplies
- a framed print of a work by a favorite painter or photographer
- photography or art lessons
- a professionally done family portrait
Don’t forget the gift of original art from one of Williamburg’s many artists, or ceramics from one of our talented potters. You’ll be able to find just the right art for anyone and everyone here in Williamsburg.