Preservation Virginia Blog


Preservation Virginia Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s officially the holiday season! This year, take a look at our holiday gift guide and stop by our historic sites for some truly unique gifts for the history lover in your life—and remember, Preservation Virginia members receive 10% off in our gift shops and free admission to our sites all year long!

For the Collector, who can never have too many of a good thing:

Smith’s Fort Silver Spoons: A truly unique gift, these spoons are all molded from a spoon mold said to have been found in the walls of Smith’s Fort Plantation during the 1930s. The spoons today are cast in lead-free modern pewter and available for sale.

Holiday Ornaments: We are proud to feature custom-made St. Nicholas ornaments, including one of a kind John Marshall, Patrick Henry, Scotchtown’s sheep and John Marshall law books ornaments.

For the Fashion-Forward, who always finds that one unique piece to pull together an outfit:

Sea Glass Earrings: Cape Henry Lighthouse’s gift shop features sea glass earrings designed by White Light Studio and add a beachy flair to every outfit.

Historically Inspired Necklaces: These beautiful necklaces can be found at the Bacon’s Castle gift shop and are sure to delight any recipient.

For the Kids, of all ages who can’t get enough history in their life:

“Goodnight…” Books: For the youngest historians, our gift shops carry “Goodnight…” books ranging in topics from “Goodnight Virginia” to “Goodnight Christmas Tree” and are sure to foster a love of reading and history.

Bear with Ornament: At Cape Henry Lighthouse, pick out a furry friend with a bonus wood-carved keepsake Lighthouse ornament.

For the Beer and Wine Connoisseur:

Shot Glass and Wine Stopper: For the serious John Marshall fans, this shot glass and wine stopper combination is unbeatable.

Bottle Opener: This wood-carved bottle opener is perfect for those who bring the vacation vibes back home with them from the beach.

For the Ultimate History Buff, who has crisscrossed Virginia over the years visiting every historic site:

A membership to Preservation Virginia and our six historic sites is the gift that keeps giving. Receive free admission to our sites ($5 at Historic Jamestowne), our biannual newsletter, Historic Ventures, and the knowledge that they are helping protect and advocate for the places in Virginia they love most.

To order any of the items featured in our holiday gift guide, contact the sites directly and products can be mailed.