How many of you have a Colonial Williamburg fan on your shopping list? Or maybe you’re looking for your own ideas to pass along to Santa? Well, you’re in luck! Here are 12 CW-inspired gifts perfect different tastes… and budgets.
Nothing says I love you like our signature baker’s dozen of our signature gingerbread cookies. They’re actually more like cakes and are soft, thick, and not too sweet. (They also freeze well!). Even better? They come wrapped and ready to put under the tree. The box is shaped and illustrated like the Raleigh Tavern Bakery. Each box sells for $14.95. If you want to go homemade this year—there’s our highly sought after recipe straight from our kitchen to yours!
Spruce up your spruce with these collectible brass ornaments (with 18K gold accents), including the 2015 drummer and the all new 2016 Capitol version! Each ornament will be delivered in a green, felt-lined box with a story card outlining the history behind its design. These ornaments range in price from $24.95 – $26.95.
How cute are these to use during your Christmas parties and/or dinner? Holly is one of the oldest plants used for holiday decorating and these would make adorable additions to any spread. Give them as gifts to friends, teachers, and coworkers and fill them with your favorite dip. Don’t forget to include the recipe! Each bowl sells for $12.
George Washington once noted in his diary that he had dined at Christiana Campbell’s tavern 10 times in two months. The same outstanding flavors that kept him coming back for meal after meal can be delivered to your door. Choose from mimosa, red wine, peach amaretto, cherry brandy, or Christiana Campbell’s red pepper. Pair a jar with a good bottle of wine and voilà! You have the perfect, personable hostess gift. Price: $5.95 – $6.95 each.
These beautiful dishes from the Levingston Collection by Park Designs share an 18th-century British design and innovation. The collection is a classic off-white, a perfect complement to your colored linens and bright centerpieces. Each piece ranges in price from $14 – $18.
Surprise your Secret Santa with our brand new savory HUZZAH! Peanut Mix. It’s sweet, spicy, and developed by our chefs right here at the Williamsburg Lodge. You’ll catch flavors of rich butter toffee, hot chipotle, honey, salt, and vinegar. These seven ounces of deliciousness also come in under seven bucks, $6.95 to be exact!
Window candles have been a Colonial Williamsburg tradition since we celebrated our first Christmas in 1936. The look gives the warm, classic touch so many of us have come to love while the LED feature offers a modern convenience. Each candles also has an automatic timer that allows your candles to shine for six hours, and turn off for 18.
At just $49 a piece, give a little bling this Christmas to your sister, your daughter, your mother—even your mother-in-law! This delicate solitaire ring has graceful ribbons of silver and is just the right mix of simple and ornate. Choose a different colored semi-precious stone for each woman in your family. Choices include peridot, amethyst, garnet, blue topaz, and pink topaz.
This gift is perfect for athletes and dog owners alike. Not only do these tennis balls come in the patriotic colors of red and blue, but they’re also branded with our new mascot’s name which makes them Liberty-approved!
At $79 for the entire set of lanterns, I find this to be one of the best deals we have. You can keep the lanterns up year-round and decorate them for the different seasons. At Christmas, I like to keep mine simple and add Mystique Flameless Pillar Candles to complete the Colonial look!
These Byers’ Choice collectibles bring a bit of our Colonial Williamsburg Christmas to any home. From the costumes to the charmingly detailed accessories like my personal favorite, the Cresset—these are sure to be conversation pieces during any holiday party. Oh, and you should also know these are truly one-of-a-kind! That’s right, they are hand painted and worked on by up to 10 different artisans which means no two Carolers alike. Price: $72-$77 each.
Okay, so this is for all the high-rollers our there but hey, a girl can dream! This elegant chair is beautifully hand-crafted by sixth-generation furniture maker Owen Suter of Virginia. It features black walnut wood and a matching black leather seat. It was reproduced from an antique chair dating from 1765-1785 in The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Collections. The original chair was believed to have been owned and used by Patrick Henry and was among the furnishings at Red Hill Plantation in Charlotte County, Va.! The price tag on this one will set you back a whopping $2,529. But the image on your sweetheart’s face upon receiving? Priceless!