The holiday season is upon us, which means festive light displays, sweet treats at the table, and of course, lots of gift giving! Whether you’re looking for presents for grandkids and extended family, gift ideas for co-workers, or something to have on-hand so you’re not going to holiday parties empty handed, almost everyone needs to do a little shopping this time of year.
For those of us who make High Meadows Golf & Country Club our home year-round, or even seasonally, one of the things we appreciate about the community is its location off the beaten path. Secluded in the mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city with its traffic and congestion, High Meadows is the epitome of calm and quiet. On the flip-side, that means this location is not very convenient to department stores and other national chains. One alternative is online shopping. With so much to choose from and speedy delivery, you can complete most of your shopping without leaving your laptop. But nothing can replace the excitement of browsing in a store and finding just the perfect gift, something you might not have thought of if you hadn’t seen it with your own eyes.
Luckily, we have a great array of places to find unique gifts right here in Roaring Gap and the surrounding communities. You might find exquisite artwork created by a local artist, fine wines made from local grapes, or beautiful jewelry from a local boutique.
If you’re still looking for just the right gift for that special someone on your list, here are some ideas of places to shop. You’ll not only help brighten someone’s day, but you’ll support the local economy at the same time!
The Posh Fox
December Schedule: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10
The atmosphere in this boutique helps get you in the mood for shopping, and you’ll find a variety of gift ideas from home accessories to pottery and clothing.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
From garden décor outside to jewelry, clothing, and artwork inside, this store is full to the brim with great gifts. You can also pick up a chicken pot pie to take home for supper so you don’t have to cook after a long day of shopping.
The John Harmon Gallery
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Local artist John Harmon hosts this gallery where you can purchase his own framed photography as well as work from other local artists.
Alleghany Arts and Crafts
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Art gallery for local artists where you’ll find pottery, painting, and other folk art.
Pick up a bottle or two of wine or cider from these local wineries: