Here’s our top picks:

Middleburg Chocolates

During the holiday season, you’ll want to try the peppermint inspired indulgence:  peppermint straws, peppermint bark, and peppermint cookies.   Not a fan of peppermint?  Middleburg Chocolates helps you create a splendid chocolate assortment.


Middleburg Chocolates
12 E. Washington St.
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-5010



Donna Hay’s Basics to Brilliance, available at Bard’s Alley in Vienna.   From Donna Hay, “I designed it specially so there is something for everyone – lots of classics that are undoubtedly crowd-pleasers, with a few exciting new twists I know people will love. The book has everything from the perfect tender steak and golden roast chicken to a classic sponge and the best-ever chocolate brownies – each basic recipe has clever variations and simple flavour change-ups, so one recipe becomes many and you can build on your cooking repertoire.”  To read the full article, visit Better Reading.

Bards Alley
110 Church St NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(571) 459-2653


Virginia Hubs

Home Cooked Salted, Sweet Heat, Honey Kissed, Choco Covered, and  Redskins Peanuts, as well as chocolate covered Peanut Brittle Bites available at The Very Virginia Shop in Historic Leesburg.    Also check out the Virginia Gentleman Barbecue Sauce, Virginia Chutney, and local honeys also available in The Very Virginia Shop.

The Very Virginia Shop
16 S. King Street
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
(703) 973-6400



Christmas Tree Wood Board Set

2-piece set. Mango wood tree shaped board features glossy white enamel dipped accent and arrives tied with metal spreader with painted mango wood “merry” handle with gold metal cap.  Available at Great Gatherings in Ashburn and Fairfax.

One Loudoun
20420 Exchange St.
Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Mosaic District
2920 District Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22031