If you are like most parents, it’s easy to find Christmas gifts for your kids. But many parents struggle with gift ideas for grandparents, spouses, coworkers and others.
Here are some ideas unique gifts for everyone on your list. You may have a lot on your weekend schedule already but a few extra stops may help you find gifts for the hard to please.
For the next three Saturdays, there will be additional vendors at Lynchburg Community Market for Mistletoe Market. While you’re at the market, you will find artist Claudia van Koba sketching portraits of children during the market’s hours from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
They call what van Koba does street art but the finished portrait of your children is a gift you’ll be proud to give to their grandparents.
Some other great gifts ideas for grandparents include collectible items from antique shops, postage stamps, DVDs or CDs featuring their favorite music, gift cards or certificates for their favorite hair salon or restaurant, tickets to an upcoming musical or theatrical performance, an emergency kit for their home or car, a hobby-related item, photos of the grandchildren, a cell phone, handcrafted items or a group gift like a new recliner.
You will find many gift choices at several holiday sales this weekend in Lynchburg. While you’re downtown, stop by the Academy of Fine Arts at the corner of 5th and Commerce Streets for the Art vs. Craft Fair.
You will find unique gifts of pottery, jewelry, children’s items, stoneware, candles and more. All gifts are handcrafted by local artists and crafters. You can learn more about the fair at the Academy’s website.
There are also several vendor shows and open house events on Saturday in the Lynchburg area where you’ll find a great selection of items for sale.
One of the shows includes cookies, cocoa and photos with Santa and a blood drive and is a benefit for Nathan Norman, a 5-year-old boy from Rustburg who is fighting cancer. You can read more about Nathan at the link following this article.
The Holiday Vendor Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-7 p.m. at The Meeting Place, located at 105-B Tradewynd Drive in Wyndhurst. There will be a blood drive from 2-5 p.m., visit with Santa from 3-5 p.m. as well as vendor sales during the entire time and raffle tickets to benefit Nathan Norman. Bring your own camera for photos.
The Timberlake Garden Club Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Big Red Barn, 245 Timberlake Drive. You will find greenery, wreaths, arrangements and a variety of Timberlake gifts including note cards, calendars, hats and sweatshirts. There will also be Brunswick Stew for sale at this event.
There will be a holiday vendor sale on Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, 1499 Coffee Road. You’ll find gifts of every variety and maybe something for yourself too.
Vintage on Main, located at 229 N. Main Street in Amherst will hold a Christmas Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Here you will find special deals on many vintage items that will please everyone on your holiday shopping list.
This weekend will be the first weekend in December so the countdown to Christmas has begun. Pick one, pick two or pick a few of these events to find unique gifts for everyone on your list.