Ready or not the holidays are upon us. This year we are shopping local and supporting small businesses across the Mountain State. Here are some of the best and brightest gifts of the season—for even the hardest person on your shopping list.
Eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season. For the West Virginia foodie in your life, you can’t go wrong with these gifts. The bonus? Everyone will want you as their secret Santa next year.
J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works popcorn salt is harvested from ancient deposits deep beneath the West Virginia soil. $5.99. J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, shop on at https://shop.jqdsalt.com/
Holl’s chocolates, handcrafted in West Virginia. Boxed collections, bark, lollipops, many options. $2-$72. Holl’s Chocolates, shop online at https://www.store.holls.com/holiday-gifts-c17.aspx
Wilted Lettuce Salad Dressing, Appalachian Mountain Speciality Foods. $9.99. Hardings Family Restaurant, shop online at https://gotmountainlife.com/product/wilted-lettuce-salad-dressing/
For the apparel loving person—who never has enough t-shirts, these gifts are sure to make spirits bright.
W.O.W Tee. 50% of profits goes to the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia. Coal; XS-XXL, $28-$30. Kin Ship Goods, shop online at kinshipgoods.com
Custom-made West Virginia caps. Blue or gray; variety of patterns available, $25. Hoot & Howl, shop online at shophootandhowl.com
Printed in West Virginia! Small Towner tee, red, 2T-12Y, $24; Mountain Made onesie, navy or heather, newborn-18 months, $22. Kin Ship Goods, shop online at kinshipgoods.com
Have Santa stop at your loved one’s house all year long with one of these gifts that keep giving all year long.
Regional magazines for national audiences. WV Living, one year, $20. WV Weddings, one year, $10. WV Living + WV Weddings, one year, $25. New South Media, subscribe at newsouthmedia.com
Receive hand-selected Appalachian artisan products monthly. J.Q. Dickinson Appalachian Mercantile, $40-$45 per month, shop online at https://jqdappalachianmercantile.com/collections/mercantile-subscription-boxes
The State Division of Natural Resources’ monthly Wonderful West Virginia has been showcasing all that’s wild and wonderful since 1936. One year, $18. Subscribe at wonderfulwv.com
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle trying to decide what to get for the artist—or art lover in your life. These functional art gifts will make even the biggest Grinch smile.
The iconic Blenko glass water bottle, hand-blown in West Virginia. Mini and regular, variety of colors, $50-$75. Appalachian Gallery, shop online at blenko.com
Stylish posters from the Living Insignia print series. Hand carved and printed, 11×17, $10 each. Base Camp Printing, shop online at basecampprinting.co
West Virginia pin. Printed plastic, variety of patterns available, $7. Hoot & Howl, shop online at http://shophootandhowl.com