2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Phillips Peters

2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Phillips & Peters

Can you believe the holidays are here already!? This year has zipped by, and if you are struggling to find last-minute presents for the people you love, don’t worry. We are back again with a Phillips & Peters 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. This post contains a curated list of local goods that are sure to wow! As the retail world grapples with supply chain issues and labor shortages, we recognize this is the perfect opportunity to shop small and local. We love supporting our neighbors in the Hampton Roads region and keeping your hard-earned dollars in the community. So here are a few of our recommendations for local gifts to bring home this season.

Send a Sweet Treat

pownd cakes by jen

At the top of our list are the tantalizing pound cakes from Pownd Cakes by Jen. This sweet treat is an office favorite of the Phillips & Peters team. Jen’s non-traditional version of pound cakes delivers a melt-in-your-mouth confection that is full of flavor. We like them so much that we send them out to our peers and colleagues every year. With over 37 flavors and three sizes to choose from, there is bound to be a “pownd” cake for everyone on your list.

Give Their Favorite Fandom

The Sweet Tea Woodshop is a small woodworking team based in Hampton Roads specializing in unique décor and

furniture. We love their cork coasters and wood slice ornaments based on your favorite fandoms like The Office and Schitt’s Creek. If you like giving more practical gifts they also make bi-fold wallets, candles, cookbook holders, and more!

Something Write for the One That Has Everything

Something Write for the One That Has Everything

Need a gift for that person who already has everything? We recommend a personalized pen from Dayspring Pens. Customized pens and stationery are a great way to elevate everyday products for your loved ones. You can leave a sweet note, an inside joke, or keep it classy by engraving names and titles. Dayspring offers an array of custom engraved pens and other gifts fitting for every type of customer. They even have rush order products ready for the last-minute shopper.

Gift a Pampered Experience

Gift a Pampered Experience

As a family law office, we fall under the category of professional services so we love sharing some of our favorite service providers. The Skin Studio in Virginia Beach is home to Licensed Master Estheticians Tara Smith and Megan Scoggins. Gift a relaxing experience for those on your list that like to be pampered. Their technology-forward facials and skin treatments promote health and beauty for every client that walks through the door.

Spend Quality Time on a Craft Together

Spend Quality Time on a Craft Together

Gifting an experience over a product or service is the perfect gift for friends that enjoy quality time. Spend an afternoon together by making candles, soaps, or perfumes that you can take home from Sugar & Grace Co. in Selden Market. The products you create will be 100% natural and ethically sourced. Owner, Erica Parham, offers themed workshops as well. Keep an eye on the Sugar & Grace website for experiences like Candles & Cocktails or Build Your Own Bath Salts.

Find Something Unique at the Small Business Markets


If none of these gift ideas feel perfect for your loved ones, find something truly unique at one of the many creative hubs in the 757. All month long spaces like Norfolk’s Selden Market and Virginia Beach’s Vibe Creative District will be hosting pop-up markets for your shopping convenience. Crafted Indie Arts and Craft Market will also be hosting makers and entrepreneurs throughout the month at breweries and coffee shops.

Finding the perfect gift is a fun way to celebrate the holidays but as Phillips & Peters closes out our year of gratitude, we know there are more important things to draw our attention to this season. Spending time with loved ones, being appreciative of another day of life, and connecting to something greater than ourselves can be more meaningful than temporary gifts. While we desire you to find the perfect present for everyone on your list, we also hope you enjoy the things that matter in life. Happy Holidays Everyone!


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