Oh, Virginia. As I begin to wrap up this state-themed gift guide series for a while (We’re almost to 52! How did that happen?) it has been fun to think which states I have enjoyed getting to know. Virginia is definitely a favorite, and I got to visit it twice this year. Once as I drove through it on my way to and from Washington, D.C. and again when I visited Charlottesville in May. With beautiful mountains and wineries galore, it’s a lush, dreamy state and it’s always such a pleasure to drive through it.
As its southern neighbor, I really appreciate all the artistry that comes out of Virginia. To create guides like this Virginia gift guide, I have kept secret Pinterest boards with ideas throughout the year and Virginia has had a lot of bookmarks. I am totally loving this map-covered cardboard stag bust. That salt cellar and the cutting board would make gorgeous additions to any kitchen. And the bourbon & brown sugar candle just sounds divine. I would happily live in Virginia just to be near to this awesome community of makers.
Be sure to check out all the other states in this series if you considering giving any local gifts for the holidays.
Hope your weekend was splendid. I had lots of fun celebrating the Bright Blog Bash with other local bloggers in Greensboro. More to come on this fun collaboration with Katie from Twin Stripe, but you can check out the hashtag #brightblogbash on Instagram for a sneak peek. // susannah
1. Sydney Hale Co. Bourbon + Brown Sugar Candle* ($32) // 2. Reginald’s Homemade Original Roasted Peanut Butter* ($7) // 3. Cardboard Safari Vintage Map Buck* ($40) // 4. Julia Paul Pottery White Ceramic Salt Cellar* ($42) // 5. Cereal Lover Spoon by Milk & Honey* ($16) // 6. Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies by Mollie Cox Bryan ($16.99) // 7. Artisan Confections 15-piece Box of Chocolates* ($27) // 8. Blackbird Tees Good Taste Tea Towel* ($21) // 9. Fort Standard Triangle Cutting Board* ($198) // 10. Pixel This Bicycle Wheel Clock* ($119)
*Made or designed in Virginia
The Kitchen Road Trip series is a virtual ‘trip’ to a different state. Posted weekly on Mondays, each post is a gift guide to items from a different state, in alphabetical order, and features food & drinks, books, home goods and travel items.