Gift giving is an art and a science, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change our daily lives, including our holiday shopping. If supply chain shortages or shipping concerns are ruining your wrapping, try a few suggestions on shopping local and supporting our Prince William County business community!
Need more ideas? Check out the Visit PWC gift giving guide and make sure to check back often with the Office of Tourism on the best places to shop, eat, and experience in Prince William County.
Here’s a bright idea about holiday lights!
See if your local landscaper will put up your exterior holiday decorating. Or have your leaves removed before putting up your own lights.
Still like to get your shopping shoes on?
From Virginia’s largest outlet mall to upscale shopping centers to small historic towns, Prince William County has an eclectic mix of shopping options.
Need a gift idea for the adventurer in your life?
Lots of small businesses offer COVID-safe experiences. Maybe one of these options will appeal to the experience-driven family and friends in your life.
Are the holidays stressing you out?
Chances are they may be affecting others as well. Give some self-care or work it into your day as a gift to yourself.
How about the gift of art?
Express yourself in an art class or support local artists!
Feel like splurging on some fancy baubles?
Visit your hometown jeweler. Buy something sparkly for yourself or someone special in your life.
Or take care of the treasures you already have.
There’s more than one way to support a small business. If a new jewelry purchase isn’t on your list, how about dropping off that watch, clock, or necklace in need of repair at the local jeweler?
New to you?
Visit the local antique mall and treat yourself to a special treasure. Make it an outing and bring your out-of-town guests too.
What do you get for the person who has everything?
Check out these unique local ideas for the person who may need that unexpected boost.
Finally, don’t forget the food.
Buy fresh fruits and vegetables for your dinner – or a neighbor’s table – from the local farmers market.