Those looking for a last-minute gift can score big points with these giftable Staunton experiences. Far better than a sweater with a gift receipt, your loved one will love the special treatment you’re about to bestow upon them. It will be a happy holiday indeed!
For the foodie
Indulge your loved one’s palate with a food tour of Staunton. While it’s certainly lovely to enjoy a meal in one spot, get creative with your very own dine around featuring a different course at various restaurants and of course GIFT CARDS. Start the evening with a fancy cocktail at Zynodoa, followed by a charcuterie board—they also have cheese plates—at Yelping Dog. For your main course try the signature sizzlers at the Depot Grill or the handhelds at Byers Street Bistro but whatever you do save room for dessert. Get a slice of pie at Firkin Pie or have your pick of delectable desserts at Paris Cake Company. And if you still have some room get a night cap at The Pompei Lounge. And remember gift cards are a PERFECT stocking stuffer!
For the Beer Lover
Bequeath the beer lover in your life with a Craft Beer Tour. Centered around the breweries of the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, Shenandoah Tours escorts you to the tastiest beverages of the season. And an added bonus get a FREE T-shirt once you’ve visited six breweries and received a stamp at each one through the Beerwerks Passport Program.
Download Traipse, an app that guides you through the city uncovering places you might have otherwise missed. Along the way, pick up a few gift cards for thirsty friends on your list.
For the Artist
With pen or brush in hand, your favorite budding artist will thrive during a Beverley Street Studio class. A variety of drawing and painting classes are available.
For the Tired Folk
Help the overworked mom or dad find a rejuvenating moment for themselves. The gift of a massage is widely considered to be one of the best gifts to receive. Contact Mill Street Body & Soul Day Spa for a gift certificate.
For the History Lover
Take in a High Tea for Two at Anne Hathaway Cottage Tea Room. Don your best hat and don’t forget the pinky finger. The tea experiences now feature four teas that were known to be thrown into the Boston Harbor during the infamous Boston Tea Party, as well as a Chocolate Tea that is attributed to Martha Washington.
As one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Staunton’s history spans three centuries. A wide selection of historic attractions, archival collections, old buildings, museums, and Civil War sites are located in and around Staunton. Get your history lover admission tickets to any of our must-see museums.
For those Who Never Get a Date Night
“Dinner and a show” is one of the most common date nights in Staunton thanks to our thriving restaurant scene and the incredible talent displayed at American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse.
For the Wine Lover
The Winter Wine Festival is coming up in February! Snag two tickets and book an overnight at the host venue, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel, all for one low rate. Get a bottle of wine to top it off at Ox-Eye Vineyards.
For the Outdoor Lover
Connect your hiker friend with a place to stay in Staunton, an excellent hub for nearby hikes like Humpback Rocks, Spy Rock, and St. Mary’s Falls. Hook ’em up with a gift card to Wilderness Adventure while you’re at it. That will score them goods for the trip.
Another vantage point for an outdoor lover is to hit the Fields of Gold Farm Trail in the spring. Arm your friends with a gift card or two to help them patronize trail partners, and then top it off with another for a meal at Nu-Beginning, a farm-to-table hot spot in Staunton.
We’re confident that whomever you’re shopping for will love a Staunton experience unique to their tastes. Let us know if we can help you identify other giftable experiences. Happy Holidays!