Okay, let’s be honest. After the year we’ve had, if we ever needed the joy and cheer the holiday season brings, it’s this year! Even if we have to tweak our holiday traditions a bit, the turkeys will still get stuffed and the presents will still be under the tree on Christmas morning – that is if you’ve started your Christmas shopping! 2020 didn’t come with a guide for how to navigate through all of the uncertainty, but luckily, we’ve got one for your holiday shopping needs! Keep reading to find out what is being offered in your Webster County towns by the local businesses who are keeping their doors open and their door handles sanitized.
With practical woven baskets and goods boasting excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, this husband and wife owned shop is bound to have something for the handmade gift lovers in your life! Their custom baskets can be used for peanuts, napkins, jelly, fruit, and much more. Ordering is easy – simply call, email ([email protected]), or stop by on your scenic drive through the county. And be sure to browse their creations on their Etsy shop!
Who doesn’t love coffee? Stop in for some local joe – ground, pods or single pot serving style – but hurry, they go quick! The Friendship Bulbs handblown by Appalachian Glass will bring a smile to your friends’ faces when they hang them on their Christmas tree or in their windows as a suncatcher. Speaking of Christmas trees, the words of wisdom engraved on the Holly River State Park ornaments are a beautiful reminder of hope – something we could all use! And for the Holly River State Park enthusiasts in your life, shirts, vests, hoodies and more are at full supply! Save 25% off on select items for a limited time only – what are you waiting for?!
Take a trip to Addison Visitor’s Center for items handmade by local WV artists.
Marli Jean Designs offers unique shirts, ornaments, jewelry and more. Cherry Falls Pottery is well-stocked and beautiful as ever. Amber Sandy’s West Virginia Mugs are just waiting to be filled to the brim, and the beautiful hand-crafted wooden bowls by Sigley from Richwood, WV come in many different sizes. Also be sure to check out The Christmas Shoppe nearby who just had their grand opening this month! They have Christmas items available year-round, everything from decorations and ornaments to nativity sets and candles.
There’s not too many places where you can get something for everyone, but Casey’s Hometown Hardware & Lumber is one of them! A new drill for dad, a wrench and ratchet set for brother, stylish rain boots for sister, a Candleberry Candle for mom, a walking stick for grandpa, garden seeds for grandma…the list goes on and on! Gift certificates are also available for purchase and make excellent stocking stuffers!
This Webster Springs treasure offers some of the most beautiful fresh flower arrangements, pottery of all shapes and sizes, festive serving trays, father and son hats, and unique Rae Dunn items such as baby bibs, signs, and notebooks. Take a stroll through Minnich’s Florist and Gift Shop and you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift for the ones who mean the most to you. The best part? The aroma of fresh flowers as you shop!
Remember when you told the kiddos not to play with saws? Well if you remember saying that the new toy saw with a rubber chain and tool pouch at Cogar Saw Sales LLC might not be the gift for you. But if you want to surprise your little handyman (or handywoman) in the making with a tool that will make them feel like they’re capable of heating the whole house for the winter, then stop by and get your hands on one before they’re all gone – we mean it, they go quick! While you’re here, don’t forget to snag a couple new pairs of work gloves!
Not every gift needs to be something you can use or display – sometimes the best gifts are the ones you can eat! Take your pick from premium ribeyes, fresh beef and pork, jams, jellies, salsa and much more! Grab your favorites for the holiday dinner or wrap them up and keep them fresh for the foodies in your life!
What can be more unique than gifting a custom piece of furniture or helping with a family member’s kitchen remodeling project? Valley Woodworks can help cross off someone off your Christmas list this year!
Bring the charm to this year’s holiday celebrations with a unique craft from Country Charm, a candle that smells good enough to eat, flowers to brighten the scene, or a sweet candy arrangement that will drop jaws – literally!
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Find some sweet gifts here for your friends and family – stick with some seasonal primitives or just surprise them with a beautiful flower arrangement!
For the hunters, fishers, and outdoor lovers you want to make smile this holiday, Trapper’s Den is sure to have the clothing, supplies, gadgets and more that will have them cheesing!
A coffee mug from your local superstore is nice, but a handmade mug, jug, or vase from a local WV pottery shop just can’t be beat! Riffle’s Pottery spins love and passion into each and every piece – and that will be felt when your loved one unwraps theirs this year.
We all have the family member or friend who wears the DIY crown! Fuel their creativity this year with some hardware and building supplies from Country Hardware.
This year, we may be giving air hugs at holiday gatherings, putting our masks up in between bites of turkey, or stuffing stockings with hand sanitizer, but there are still so many reasons to be grateful and plenty of ways to give back. Make a point to shop local this year, not only to gift your loved ones with a unique keepsake, but also to support the businesses in your community so that we can start the new year on a high note.