From Williamsburg With Love

With the penchant for history we have here in Williamsburg, it’s no wonder that colonial-themed souvenirs are at the top of the list. But there many other “distinctively Williamsburg” items that make great gifts too. Here are our top picks:

For the Food Lover

World-Famous Virginia Peanuts

Virginia peanuts are some of the freshest and most delicious you’ll find. Two of our favorite local roasters, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg and Whitley’s Peanut Factory, offer a variety of options that will make perfect gifts for Williamsburg lovers everywhere.

Williamsburg Cookbook

Guests return again and again for the delicious dishes served at Colonial Williamsburg’s famed taverns and restaurants Chowning’s Tavern Brunswick stew, Christiana Campbell’s spoon bread, Shields Tavern syllabubs. In this best-selling cookbook, 193 traditional and contemporary recipes have been compiled and adapted for the home kitchen. Read more…

For the Reader

From travel guides to history books, we’ve uncovered the area’s best reads.

Restoring Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg book review history of Williamsburg Virginia

Restoring Williamsburg – A comprehensive look at Williamsburg’s evolution and important role in defining our understanding of 18th-century America. Read More…

Jamestown The Truth Revealed – In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing footprints of a series of structures, beginning with the James Fort, to reveal fascinating evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers, of their endeavors and struggles, and new insight into their relationships with the Virginia Indians. Read more…

For the Collector

Colonial Williamsburg Figurines – Handcrafted and beautifully detailed Colonial family and caroler figurines are a Christmas tradition!

Kurt Adler Colonial Williamsburg Ornament

This 5-inch ornament features all the greatest landmarks and tourist spots from Williamsburg, VA, perfect for any Colonial Williamsburg fans, locals or visitors. Learn more…

For the Kids

If the kids love Williamsburg as much as you do, there are plenty of gift ideas just for them.

Colonial Barbie – Colonial Barbie® doll wears an adorable navy blue colonial gown with white trim and red bows. She wears a white petticoat underneath her blue skirt, and a ruffled cap with a red ribbon and bow on her head. She comes with a framed “embroidery” square with an eagle design and a storybook discussing the new nation in 1776. Learn more…

If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days – This children’s book depicts a slice of life during the early 1770’s. With a simple question and answer format, readers can peer into this busy colony outpost and see what kind of people lived there, what they did for a living, and what their customs were.

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For Movie & TV Fans

TURN Washington Spies – Complete Series – Set in 1778, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage farmer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy. Learn More…

John Adams HBO MiniSeries – John Adams is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams. Learn More…

Jamestown Series – It’s Jamestown in the year 1619. On what feels like the edge of the world sits the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. For 12 years, it has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women land in this breathtaking wilderness. These experiences herald a new chapter in Virginia’s history which will shape the New World for centuries to come. Learn more…

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National Geographic: The New World, Nightmare in Jamestown

For Everyone Else

Williamsburg Yankee Candle – Spicy and refreshing, with fresh mint, clove, bayberry and a dash of pine.

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Williamsburg Gift Card Ideas

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Williamsburg Restaurant Gifts & Gift Cards

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