The temperature is dropping and we’ve seen a flurry or two. If you haven’t started on your holiday shopping yet, you probably aren’t the only one, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be brainstorming! Who needs Amazon or the internet to accomplish their holiday shopping – Webster County’s talented and diverse community has got you covered this year. We’ve assembled a new list of some of our Webster County favorites that are sure to have a little something for everyone on your holiday shopping list:
For The Appalachian Die Hard:
For our Mountain Man or Mama we have a special treat this year. Settle in on the couch for the evening with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy documentaries featuring the people, history, and culture of Webster County. The Northern Webster County Improvement Council, Inc. is currently selling the DVD collectibles including, The Swiss Family Balli: An Appalachian Legacy, Treasures Within the Mountains and Ramps, Ramps, Ramps, Aroma Long the Mountain Parkway. Buy the Swiss Family for $10.00 plus $2.63 shipping OR $20.00 plus 3.96 shipping for the bundle of three. Make checks payable to NWCIC, Inc at PO Box 32, Hacker Valley, WV 26222.
For The Local Foodie:
The way to a loved one’s heart? A stomach full of delicious local dishes. Consider a gift certificate to one of Webster County’s favorite eateries – For downhome cooking consider the Hilltop Diner and Vickie’s Restaurant, or for a lighter fare option choose between the Addison Café or Debbie’s Main Street Cafe. The Custard Stand offers a vast array of holiday gifts from clothing and gift certificates to their famous hotdog chili delivered right to your loved one’s door. Some other sweet options are Betty’s Bakery’s heavenly cupcakes and locally sourced honey and maple syrup.
For The Outdoorsman:
If you have a mountain man/woman in the family or a seasoned hunter in the wolf pack, look no further! Trapper’s Den Sporting Goods offers enough hunting and fishing clothing and supplies, camping equipment, and boating accessories to hit the Webster mountains fully prepared for the elements; while Pap’s Sports Shop carries a full range of Parker Bows for the hunter in need of a new tool. In addition, secondhand retailers like Hillbilly Gun & Pawn can offer a varied selection of sporting rifles and guns at a reduced rate.
Addison Center For Handmade Art:
Webster County is home to a fairly lengthy “short list” of craftsmen, artists, and creatives, and that’s a plus for you, or should we say… the lucky folks on your shopping list. Often times, the best gifts are those that are not only a surprise but also offer a unique and one of a kind twist to gift-giving. The Addison Visitor Center houses all kinds of local artisans and crafters wares for sale. Another great one-stop-shop is The Olde Lower Store in Webster Springs as well as Country Charm in Cowen, where local entrepreneurs can display their craft items and sundries. Looking for something a little more? Check out some of our local artist’s galleries:
For “Mr. Fix-It”:
For the man who finds comfort in slowly collecting a menagerie of hand tools, drills, buzz saws, you name it… take it from the professionals at your local hardware store to know the difference between a tack hammer and a claw hammer. Some of our go to’s are Casey’s Hometown Hardware & Lumber, Country Hardware, and Ace!
For more information on the local businesses highlighted in this article, visit our website at www.visitwebsterwv.com for store locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation! Good luck and Happy Hunting!