Your Gorge Gifting Getaway GuideDecember 14, 2016
Give yourself the gift of a little getaway, and score amazing gifts for everyone on your list, all at once.
Take care of all your shopping on a relaxing pre-holiday trip to the gorge. Discover unique finds from our restaurants, boutiques and local shops.
Service with a smile— and deals!
This year, treat your foodie friends and family to a tasty trip to our creative dining hub! Put together some gift cards to different dining destinations around the gorge.
Pies & Pints and Secret Sandwich Society are Gorge dining staples, but lead your giftees to the more hidden gems of the gorge in Oak Hill. Those homemade breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Cafe One Ten will fuel any foodie through the new year. And Delfino’s has the perfect combo of pizza and high-stacked homemade ice creams.
Who could refuse a stack of Cathedral Cafe’s famous blueberry pancakes or farm-fresh sandwiches? As you wait for your vanilla latte, shop around for stocking stuffers or in the boutique in the old choir loft!
It’s hard to resist a well-stocked antique shop. For one thing, you never know what to expect. For another, savvy store owners keep collections for all tastes and interests.
Antiques of Ansted has plenty of treasures. Surprise the hunter in your life with a gun cabinet, complete with etched glass. Or browse through collections of old farming implements, vintage beer cans, cabinets and Depression glassware.
It’s easy to get distracted at New River Antique Mall, too. In fact, you’ll probably end up buying something for yourself! Several vendors display their wares here, with finds that range from vintage toys and games to antique furniture, kitchenware and glassware.
Wild Mountain Soap Company’s swirls color and scent, frozen in a thick marbled bar. Nothing is made with mystery fillers or chemicals you can’t pronounce— just natural ingredients. Assemble a gift basket with muscle rub, lotions, scrubs and deodorants. You can also shop for the guys: how about some mustache wax or Rugged Man Shampoo?
If you’re looking for practical art, check out Gauley River Pottery. The husband-and-wife team create ceramic kitchenware that’s tough enough for ovens, dishwashers and microwaves. You can even watch the potters at work in the shop/studio!
Most pieces have a New River Gorge theme, too, so surprise someone with a West Virginia exclusive like a Class VI Wave Bowl or something painted in their signature “Gauley Green” glaze!
Displays of affection
Sometimes, a simple token says the most. Bessie’s Floral Designs will create a vibrant, tasteful bouquet for any occasion— and every holiday needs a centerpiece. Blooms are a thoughtful gift for the hosts of your holiday gatherings, too.
The gift of style
Does someone in your family appreciate the finer things in life? Wisteria’s Gifts has luxuries for stocking stuffers on up. You’ll find plenty of Vera Bradley beauty products and scented candles, plus jewelry and eye-catching accessories. Wisteria staff will even wrap it for free!
Where are you going to shop in the Gorge?