Holiday Gift Ideas - Find the perfect gift and shop local!

Supporting local businesses in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, VA

By Jenny Sites November 19, 2020

We are getting ready to launch our Annual 12 Days of Giveaways next week. The Giveaway is sponsored by fabulous local businesses. Each of them is run by a wonderful owner who is willing to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone! Get a sneak peek at these local businesses here.  (I also suggest forwarding this article to friends with a *hint hint* as to what you’d like this year!)

It's time to start thinking about holiday shopping!  Finding the perfect gift for each person is fun, but can sometimes be a challenge.  Take a minute to think about the person that you're buying for. What would make them smile? What is something special that lets them know that you're thinking about them, you know them, and you put some effort into their gift? We have a wide variety of local unique businesses offering great gift ideas. Their owners are excited to have you shop with them and happy to help you find the perfect gifts.

Sometimes it seems like the person just doesn't need a "something" and you need to think outside the box.  Don't always think about what YOU would want - think about what THEY would want.

The Gift of Time

Sometimes you have people on your list who don't "need" anything. Those are often people who would love to have the gift of time so give them a service. Maybe they could use someone to do yard work, clean their house, paint a room or detail their car?  

The Gift of Self Care

People are often so busy they forget to pamper themselves.  Think about the great local stores that we have and get them a gift certificate. Perhaps they would enjoy a spa service, massage or special hairstyle. Maybe they would like a gift certificate to their favorite store so they can spend some time relaxing and choosing something they wouldn't normal splurge on for themselves. Who wouldn't enjoy a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, or even one they haven't tried yet!

The Gift of Experience

Our area is FULL of history! Give the gift of tickets for a local tour - we have so many options to choose from. 

Shopping for a non-history buff? Try a gift certificate to a DIY art studio or an amusement center.

Our small businesses and organizations in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford have had such a difficult year, and there's no better time to support them than now. Small businesses always rely on holiday shopping to help them through - both the brick and mortar business and the small local businesses run by your friends and neighbors - and this year that is more important than ever! 

**Be in the know: Many businesses now offer curbside service or home delivery due to COVID. Check their Facebook page or call to find out about availability and doublecheck store hours before heading out.