Historic Downtown Manassas Holiday Gift Guide
Are you looking for unique gifts this holiday season but not interested in the hustle and bustle found at the major retailers? Why not shop small in the City of Manassas. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list at one of the charming shops in Historic Downtown. All lit up for the holidays, Historic Downtown Manassas is a hidden gem with independently-owned boutiques featuring jewelry, homeware, clothing, original art, candles, and much more. Take a look at these gift suggestions to get a glimpse of what Manassas shopping has to offer. Check out VisitManassas.org for a full list of stores and activities. Better yet, bring the family and enjoy a day of shopping, an amazing meal and perhaps a little hot chocolate and ice skating.
Don’t forget to register at the shops for the gift registry, and be sure to come to CENTERFUSE on Wednesday, December 20, from 5 pm – 8 pm for Secret Santa Night!
Fun & Tasty Stocking Stuffersdowntown
Bacon treats? Lip gloss? Fidget Spinners? Yup. You can get all three and even Havana Banana flavored soda at Popcorn Monkey. If they have an oversized stocking, you could also put a tin of delicious popcorn in there…it would not disappoint. Prices on stocking stuffers start at $3.99.
For the Person Who Has Everything
There’s at least one person on everyone’s list that you agonize over every year. A great way to approach a gift for the person who has everything is to pick delicious perishable items. Manassas Olive Oil Company will allow you to customize a gift basket with items like artisan olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and pour spouts, and a dipping dish. The friendly staff will even package it up with a pretty holiday bow.
For Your Wife of Many Years
Year after year, it can be hard to find a special gift for the person you love most. The Giving Shawl is a beautiful and elegant piece that’s can easily fit in a bag. This super soft scarf is a giftable hug and will make your wife feel loved by you every time she wears it. Available at Totally Vintage Design for $62.
For the Kids (No batteries or assembly required)
Give your child the opportunity to discover their music talent by teaching their fingers something useful (other than how to use a Nintendo controller). Prince William String Academy offers music lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass. Four half-hour lessons with a professional musician, only $140.
For the Person Who Embraces the Holiday Spirit
These one-of-a-kind earrings from McCall Studio Gallery (a division of DMVISUAL) will insure that the person donning these beauties will be sparkling brighter than the tree. Pick up some holiday spirit with these snowman or Christmas tree crystal earrings. A pair starts at $30.99.
For the Person Who’s Ready to Get Fit in 2018
Center Street Studio is the perfect place to start or continue your fitness journey. The easiest way to get started is with the Wellness Package for New Students for only $199. The package includes the “Intro to the Pilates Reformer” (three private Pilates apparatus lessons), a three-class yoga pass, two thirty-minute health-coaching consultations.* Give the gift of transformation- a more confident and healthy you in the new year.
*For new students to Center Street Studios only. One package per person.
For the Hostess with the Mostess
For the person who loves to host, give them a beautiful serving platter that can suit any occasion, season or holiday. Introducing the Nora Fleming platter- with interchangeable “minis,” you can transform one platter into the ultimate platter for every possible celebration. Platters and minis available at Love, Charley (along with lots of other charming shabby chic homewares). Prices vary depending on the size of the dish.
For the Craft Beer Aficionado
For the lover of craft beer, or the person looking to expand their palate, pick-up a limited or barrel-aged release, available only at the Heritage Brewing taproom. Toast to friendship with the gift that will be the perfect addition to any holiday dinner table. 6-packs start at $11.99.