little girl with holiday presents

Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

8 LOCAL GIFTS YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Looking to add local flair and make holiday shopping easier this year? Create a new tradition and try trading out some expected toys and sweets with a few unique and local stocking stuffers. We’ve compiled a few favorite finds from The Wine & Country Shop for everyone, both young and old. From kids’ books and games to pet items and local chocolate, The Wine & Country Shop will help you round-out your holiday shopping this season with the best of the best local items available. Avoid shipping delays and crowded big box stores by supporting and shopping local this year with these Holiday Gifts They’ll Love!

 

 

Chickapiglet Book & Game

From the designer of the hit game Chickapig comes the new animal-themed board book (shown here) and matching game for younger ones. Designed for ages 4+, Chickapiglet allows players to move Little Joe Chickapig across the board in a race with The Cow while they match animal cards to create hybrid animals. This cooperative board game encourages creative play and is fun for all ages. Other items at the Shop in this locally-made collection include: Little Joe Chickapig book and the Chickapig game for older kids. Families that love playing the fun and kooky games need this book in their homes! 

Shop Chickapiglet here.

 

 

 

stuffed horse toy

 

Plush Gingham Pony

The little horse lover in your life will love this adorable pony. A plush chestnut horse toy with bridle and saddle accented with blue checks, the details on this toy make it that much sweeter. This cute toy is the perfect companion to the Pony Pillow.

Shop all children’s toys here.

 

 

peppermint lotion

Peppermint Lotion

Give the gift of this refreshing and invigorating peppermint lotion from La Sunflower. This lotion stimulates mental clarity and soothes pain and inflammation. Pamper the ones you love this holiday season! La Sunflower is an organic body care solutions company, located in the Shenandoah Valley area. They offer over 100 products for face and body care along with multi-purposeful salves, cremes, outdoor protection, elixirs and CBD products. La Sunflower products are true local luxuries.

Shop the Spa & Beauty collection here.

 

 

 

 

Go Fish Sports Game

 

Sport Go Fish! Memory Playing Cards

The sports theme is perfect for any little boy or girl who loves playing or watching sports. This deck is fun for all ages and easy to travel with in a sturdy box for on-the-go fun anywhere. Parents can use this game both to encourage child cognitive brain development as well as learn how to play nicely with others. Little Likes Kids was created by a DC Mom and UVA Alumna in an effort to diversify children’s games. It is truly a game parents can feel good about playing with their children.

Shop the game here.

 

 

Elysium honey set

 

 

Elysium Honey Mini Jar Set

Each jar of local honey in this set is unique based on the bloom in season before its collection and where it was collected. This set includes eight 1.5 oz. mini jars of all of the best-selling flavors. Elysium Honey is a Virginia company whose purpose is to address the plight of the pollinator. They do this by positively impacting land through the introduction and cultivation of healthy bee forage, breeding queens, mentoring beekeepers and professionally placing and managing hives. A delicious way to enjoy a local product!

Shop for local honey here.

 

 

 

ABCVille Children’s Book (signed)

ABCville is a Charlottesville-themed alphabet book, with 26 beautiful images of Charlottesville and surrounding landmarks, making this the perfect gift for locals. The book invites children to explore their surroundings and notice things that they may not have noticed before, and the book includes a map at the end of all the landmarks so children can visit them eventually. Author Karen Moulis is a mother of three and a preschool and kindergarten teacher for many years. She believes that reading a book about community is a powerful experience and created this book to give children in Charlottesville that opportunity.

Shop this book here.

 

 

 

waxed travel dog bowl

 

Gifts for Your Pets

Don’t forget to spoil your pets this holiday season! The Wine & Country Shop offers specially crafted bowls, collars, leather accessories and more.

Shop for pets here.

 

 

 

 

Locally-Crafted Sweets & Snacks

From mouthwatering shortbread cookies to chocolate bars and truffles, we have a decadent array of sweets and local snacks, and all made here in Central Virginia. 

Shown here is Gearharts Chocolates’s solid milk chocolate bar with Marcona almonds, feuilletine (crisp French pastry bits) and a hint of sea salt. This smooth and crunchy chocolate bar is a delicious indulgence. Crafted with 15 years of Gearharts experience, this bar showcases Virginia’s world-class chocolate making.

Shop sweets and snacks here.

 

 

Give the gift of something local this year. Shop for home décor and entertaining pieces, jewelry, childrens’ gifts, local art, garden items, clothing and accessories; the list goes on and on at the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy.

 

 

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CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, health and family day trips for parents and teachers in Charlottesville, as well as the CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com a guide to resources for Charlottesville tourists and newcomers. Ivy Life & Style Media also creates other projects including Wine & Country which celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant Virginia weddings, are complemented by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique that brings the pages of the magazines to life. The Shop features over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods and award-winning Virginia wines and craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country covers the grape-growing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Lynchburg to Leesburg, including points in between like Charlottesville and Middleburg.