The holidays are right around the corner and if your gift list could use a bit of inspiration, consider products made by these West Virginia makers.
Send something sweet from Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery. Its online shop offers a Mountain Morning Breakfast Basket jam-packed with two of the bakery’s best-selling breads, an apple spice bundt cake, strawberry rhubarb preserves, and a traveler’s tin of tea. Add the Sweet Shop’s signature specialty, the Holiday Stollen, for a traditional Christmas treat. 100 West German Street, Shepherdstown, 304.876.2432, wvbakery.com, @shepherdstownsweetshop on Facebook
A gift from Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine can settle even the longest-standing family feud. Using a recipe passed down for generations, the great-great-granddaughter of Devil Anse Hatfield handcrafts moonshine at a micro-distillery on original Hatfield land. 297 James Avenue, Gilbert,
Show up bearing gifts from Bear Wood Company. Its handmade, one-of-a-kind, rustic home goods use reclaimed wood from around the state. The state-shaped ornaments make great stocking stuffers. But wait—there’s myrrh. Bear Wood’s rustic West Virginia wall hangings range from mini to statement size. And be sure to check out the pine beer flight boards. 811 Quarrier Street, Charleston, 304.610.2905, bearwoodcompany.com, @bearwoodcompany on Facebook
Rosalie Haizlett Illustrations creates captivating hand-rendered visuals of our favorite places around the state—Dolly Sods, the Monongahela National Forest, and more. Her watercolor prints and stickers featuring native species will make the perfect gift for your nature lover. rosaliehaizlett.etsy.com, @illustrationbyrosalie on Facebook
The perfect gift should come with all the trimmings, like a handmade keepsake card from Cards by Annette. Our favorites are the card shaped like a Christmas-ready camper—the awning even lifts up—and a 3D snow-flecked wreath on a three-paneled front door. Sold at Craft Connection Gift Shop in Fairmont and Apple Annie’s Bakery in Morgantown. annetteshouseofcards.etsy.com