Tourism Team Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to start thinking about the perfect present for everyone on your list this holiday season. We always recommend keeping your dollars local as you shop for that just-right gift. So, what to buy for friends and family here in Yorktown? We took that question to the experts–our very own York County Economic & Tourism Development Team. 

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Ashley Sopko
Tourism Communications Coordinator

"I've found that coffee and tea make great gifts for almost everyone on my list! From teachers to grandparents--who doesn't love trying a new flavor? Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters & Petite Cafe has the best selection of Harney & Sons tea, and, of course, their own expertly roasted coffee. It's a one-stop shop for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and more!"

Deirdre Roesch
Content Marketing Specialist

“I love giving experiences as gifts. Why not surprise your loved one with a mystery trip to Historic Yorktown this Christmas? Yorktown offers an abundance of holiday events that you can both experience for the first time together, like the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Lighted Boat Parade, or shopping under the moonlight at An Enchanted Evening on Main Street. The best part about these excursions – they’re all free!”

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Kevin Ritchie
Event Planner

“I think that folks should make a trip to the Gallery at York Hall to see all the unique items made by local artists. The Gallery has so many great gift ideas–I’ve enjoyed buying many unique holiday items over the years. Sharon and her team of volunteers are always so helpful! The Gallery is run by all volunteers and the funds go back into the local community to put on events in Yorktown.”  

Alicia Taylor
Waterfront Operations and Event Assistant

“You can’t forget about your four-legged loved ones! Gangsta Dog is the perfect place to grab a unique gift for your furry friend. From specialty baked treats and a wide variety of dog toys and bones to a sparkly new collar and leash to show off on your walks–they have something for every pet. Gangsta Dog won the ‘Coolest Pet Shop in America’ so you can be sure it’s a great stop in Yorktown to pick up that special gift.”

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Heidi Speece
Tourism Communications Coordinator

“I love creating wonderful memories with my family and friends, so I would give the gift of good food at Water Street Grille. My personal favorites are the Crab Cake BLT and the jumbo pretzel with a homemade cheese sauce. Their brick oven pizzas are also delicious. I have a feeling Santa and his little elves would more than approve!”

Jeanna Henderson
Administrative Technician

“A great stocking stuffer would be Patriot Tours & Provisions gift certificates to use after winter hibernation. Recipients could use them for an E-bike to explore Yorktown’s historic sites or kayaking on the York River.”

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Valinda Loudin
Economic Development Specialist

“A sweet treat from Carrot Tree Kitchens would be ideal for any holiday event or gathering with family and friends.”

Captain James Scruggs
Dockmaster and Waterfront Operations Supervisor

“My favorite gift is a historical Segway tour with Patriot Tours & Provisions. They have the most energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable guides! Viccellio Goldsmith would be my second. Henry “Hank” Viccellio makes some of the prettiest and unique jewelry that anyone would love to receive as a gift.”

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Katie Meis
Waterfront Operations Coordinator

“When looking for a sweet and easy gift that’s perfect for just about anyone, Little York Confectionery is the place to go. From homemade chocolates to candies and treats, it has that perfect something for everyone in the family.”

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Gangsta Dog Oyster Shell Ornament