The shopping days for this holiday season may have passed, but if there’s one thing we learned it’s that our friends at Consociate have some of the most unique gift ideas…gift ideas that can carry you through all holidays. Whether it’s something special for an Easter basket, Valentine’s Day or a special birthday, consider visiting some of these incredible small businesses this year.
Homey, delightful and grand—just a couple of words frequently used to describe the historic Inn at Warner Hall. Anyone receiving a Warner Hall gift certificate will be treated to the perfect weekend getaway, indulging in cozy rooms, amazing food, fun events and special packages. Located in Gloucester, Va., the Inn is located on a waterfront plantation that was created in 1642 by George Washington’s great-great grandfather. It’s a beautifully restored mansion and one of the most elegant and historic on the East Coast. To purchase a gift certificate, visit www.warnerhall.com or, for more information, call 804.695.9565.
Waypoint Seafood and Grill
Perfect for the foodie in your life, and fit for a queen, Waypoint is a must-try. Chef and Restaurateur, Hans J. Schadler, CEC, AAC, is world-renowned with training and experience from Germany to the United States. After all, he was responsible for coordinating all meal function during the Queen of England’s visitation to the Williamsburg Inn in 2007. Waypoint is located in Williamsburg, Va. Contact 757.220.2228 or visit http://www.waypointgrill.com for any further questions or information.
Be the Bay
Not sure what to get your water loving, Chesapeake Bay dwelling friends? Be the Bay sells apparel for kids, women and men in a variety of colors and designs. If you’re really not sure, a gift certificate is easily attainable through the Be the Bay website, in denominations of $10, $25, $50 or $100. After giving the gift of a shopping trip on www.BeTheBay.com, your friend can choose from a variety of apparel depicting some of the Bay’s most iconic features.
Kelsick Specialty Market
If you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift or something for the food, wine and beer lover in your life, try Kelsick Specialty Market on Gloucester Main Street, offering a variety of fine wines, gourmet foods and elegant gifts. Kelsick Market is an independent retailer that offers a wide assortment of gourmet products and ingredients, kitchen accessories and prepared foods. In the rush of Christmas shopping, stop in to browse and even pick up a fresh, homemade meal for dinner. Learn more at http://www.kelsickmarket.com.
Split Enz Salon
The way to a woman’s heart? Maybe a little pampering. Split Enz salon offers hair, nail and massage services, as well as trained and friendly stylists whose passion is having their clients leave their shop feeling refreshed, confident and beautiful. Split Enz takes a “Total Look” approach, consulting each client on their lifestyle, body type, personality and hair characteristics to customize their current trend look. Check out products and services online at http://splitenzsalon.com.
funny little dog Apparel
funny little dog is a clothing company dedicated to our four-legged friends. Since 2004, the company has been designing shirts, sweatshirts and gifts for people who are inspired by their furry companions everyday. It’s the quirky things that pets do that are the best inspiration for designs. People who love their pet more than anything, would only be complete if they’re rocking funny little dog apparel. Take a peek at the online store here: http://www.funnylittledog.com/catalog/app_store.cfm.
Yolanda’s is a woman’s apparel boutique that specializes in distinctive clothing, accessories and jewelry that can be for work and play, and clothing that will add the essential and imaginative pieces to any wardrobe. For the women in your life, they’re bound to love pieces from a boutique that offers the latest trends. Plus, if you happen to be a guy out of your element while you’re shopping, Yolanda’s provides an easy shopping experience that begins with a warm “hello” and ends with a sincere “thank you so much!” Learn more Yolanda’s boutique at http://www.yolandasonmain.com
Wilton Cottage & Garden
Wilton Cottage & Garden has the perfect assortment of unique gifts for people you love. From beauty products, to apparel to home décor, Wilton has smaller pieces perfect for hostess gifts, or really great pieces for all of your family members. The store carries high-quality brands that for great feature or accent pieces in your home The Table at Wilton, a gourmet catering company, is another great choice for the holidays with its personalized menus and sweet treats to fit your taste buds. For more information on both Wilton and The Table, check out http://www.thewiltonhome.com.