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Put Some Yummy in their Tummies
We all need to eat, and some of us are connoisseurs of especially great food. Here are some thoughts to tickle their taste buds …
Cogan’s Pizza in Norfolk. Easily a local favorite.
Five Points Community Farm Market in Norfolk. Get them some farm bucks and maybe they’ll cook for you.
Just Cupcakes in Virginia Beach. Go to them for a dozen or some minis; either way, you can’t go wrong.
Pendulum Fine Meats in Norfolk. Local farmers, ethically raised meats, and great quick meals.
Rodgers’s Pudding in Chesapeake. Mmmmmm … pudding.
Taste Unlimited in multiple locations. Tasty treats, cheeses, goodies and more.
Westside Produce & Provisions. Eat local by cooking local.
For the Readers, Artists, and Museum Enthusiasts
Benders Books in Hampton. Comic books and collectibles.
Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. Gift a membership or grab something cool in the gift shop.
Prince Books in Norfolk. Books, café, and the feeling of peace.
Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton. Memberships and gifts.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Memberships, event tickets, and gifts.
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Up Center Books in Norfolk. Used books that support the community.
Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg. Craft beer and gifts.
Back Bay Brewing Company in Virginia Beach. Craft beer, events, and gifts.
Big Ugly Brewing in Chesapeake. Craft beer and gifts.
Bold Mariner Brewing Company in Norfolk. Craft beer and beer-related gifts.
Bottle Box in Norfolk. Craft Beer to go and beer-related gifts.
Mermaid Winery in Norfolk. Wine, gifts, and food.
O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk. Craft beer, events, and gifts.
Pleasure House Brewing Company in Virginia Beach. Craft beer and gifts.
Reaver Beach in Virginia Beach. Craft beer and gifts.
Smartmouth Brewing Company in Norfolk. Craft beer, events, and gifts.
St. George Brewing Company in Hampton. Craft beer and gifts.
For Those Who Love All Things Sparkly and Nice
A. Dodson’s in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Unpredictable, quirky, and alluring gifts.
Baa Baa Sheep in Norfolk. Yarn, gifts, and other things that feel nice against your skin.
Bridget’s in Norfolk. Unique gifts, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, housewares and more.
Chartreuse in Virginia Beach. “Revolutionary finds for the collected home.”
Creative Wedge in Virginia Beach. Creative gift giving.
Flutterby Soap Company in Virginia Beach. Handmade vegan soaps, lotions, scrubs, deodorant and other body care products.
Hi-Ho Silver in Newport News, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Handmade sterling silver designs.
Nectar in Virginia Beach. Home accessories and gifts.
Red Feathered Nest in Newport News. Well-curated, AFFORDABLE vintage and antiques shop. Perfect to find unexpected treasures.
Running Etc. in Norfolk. For those shiny new running kicks.
SAMLA in Norfolk. Next to Stella’s and Cogan’s, with a little something for everyone in the family.
Simply Selmas in Virginia Beach. Gifts for home, baby and more.
Texture of Ghent. Jewelry, accessories, home and garden art, cards, books and baby gifts.
Vintage Rooster in Norfolk. Vintage clothing, soaps, silver, jewelry and more.
With Lavender & Lace in Norfolk. Vintage, Handmade and more.
For the Entertainment Junkies
Naro in Norfolk. Big screen, and experiences to be lived.
Norva in Norfolk. Live music and fun to be had.
School of Rock in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Making our kids cooler than we are.
For the Animal Lovers
Local SPCAs and Humane Societies. Sponsor an animal in someone’s name as a wonderful gift. Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Newport News.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach. Memberships, gifts, and excursions.
Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. Memberships and gifts.
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