The holiday shopping season has arrived, and the next few weeks are all about finding gifts for everyone on your list. No matter how long or short your list may be, finding the right gift can sometimes be tough. We’ve got the solution for you, though. Give gifts made right here in West Virginia.
This state is full of talented folks who create special, unique products. What could make a better holiday gift than a handcrafted West Virginia made item? Here are some items to look for.
Pottery can be a very special gift. Each piece of handmade pottery is unique in its own way; no two pieces will ever be identical. Mugs, bowls, plates, vases and so many other creative pieces can be found at shops throughout the local area. Gauley River Pottery in Lookout is one place to find great pottery pieces and supplies.
Jewelry is another item that makes a great gift. Handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings can bring great joy to that special someone when they realize you got them a unique, one-of-a kind piece. Harmony Ridge Gallery in Lewisburg has a great collection of handmade jewelry as well as many other handcrafted offerings.
Other WV gifts
There are so many great local craftspeople creating items that would make wonderful gifts. From hand-blown glass and paintings to homemade food products and sculptures, local artisans pour their creativity and skill into these gifts. Check out our shopping page for a list of places to find great WV gifts.
This is your can’t-miss holiday shopping spot in southern West Virginia. All of the artisans that sell at Tamarack have been specially selected, so you know you’re getting some of the best of West Virginia. This place literally houses thousands of hand made items, from specialty foods to hand blown glass. You’ll find an amazing assortment of art, ceramics, textiles, ironwork, books, music, and more. Plan to spend a couple of hours browsing here, and have lunch at the on-site café.
Are you shopping for locally-made gifts on Small Business Saturday? What WV made item would you suggest to a visitor? Let’s talk about it in the comments.