12 Ways to Give from Coastal Virginia Magazine

Every Year, Coastal Virginia Magazine puts together the 12 Ways to Give, a list of perfect gifts for everyone on your list.




Every Year, Coastal Virginia Magazine puts together the 12 Ways to Give, a list of perfect gifts for everyone on your list.  




12th Way To Give: 

Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge: 

Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge is conveniently located in the Strawbridge Marketplace shopping center, next to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Our locally owned and operated, small family business was established in June 1998. Since then, we have continued to grow and expand into a larger location. We are proud to be known as "Your Neighborhood Jeweler" for over a decade. We carry numerous exquisite lines of jewelry, to include platinum, gold and, sterling silver. In addition, we stock inventory that meets everyones needs and budgets. Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge prides ourselves on treating each customer with high quality customer service weather they are purchasing a diamond or simply picking up a repair.

11th Way To Give:

The Founders Inn and Spa:

The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach, VA will transport you to a distant, personal escape inspired by the elegant beauty of The Founders Inn and Spa resort and the time-honored rejuvenation and relaxation technique. The Virginia Beach spa resort is a favorite choice of hotel guests and locals. Complete your inner transformation with a visit to our peaceful conservatory and perhaps a spa lunch during your stay.  When you receive any spa treatment, you have full access to the gym and indoor pool for the entire day of your scheduled spa service.

10th Way To Give:

The Virginia Living Museum:

Give a MEMBERSHIP to the Virginia Living Museum for a gift of discovery that keeps giving all year long!  Love dinosaurs? The new permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail is open every day for budding paleontologists to explore, play and learn. Love animals? There's always something new to see as animals native to Virginia swim, slither, roam and fly.
A membership offers unlimited admission for a FULL YEAR of amazing exhibits, events, fun and discovery for your family or friend and so many wild benefits. 
2017 promises to be wildly popular with two amazing traveling exhibits included in a membership admission. 
  •  Sniff out the facts about dogs in WOLF TO WOOF: THE STORY OF DOGS Jan. 14 - May 14 
  •  Explore larger-than-life sculptures in NATURE CONNECTS:  ART WITH LEGO BRICKS July 22 - Nov. 26
Imagine your friend or loved one enjoying a fabulous GIFT MEMBERSHIP while supporting the Virginia Living Museum's education programs, exhibits and wildlife! Gift memberships can be purchased at the museum, over the phone 757-595-1900 ext 240 or online at thevlm.org.

9th Way To Give:

iFly Virginia Beach:

Looking for a unique way to spread the holiday cheer this season? We've got you covered! Give the gift of flight! With no jumping or falling and no experience required, iFLY is fun for the whole family. iFLY Va Beach is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY's vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There's no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It's just you and the air, and it's the most incredible adrenaline rush. iFLY Va Beach is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 25th and Pacific Avenue. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Va Beach is a great activity for entertainment and recreation seekers out for a day of fun with family and friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, educators interested in innovative science field trips for students and competitive skydiving athletes. 

8th Way To Give:

AOC Salon:

The team at AOC Salon is excited to make 2016 the best holiday season to date by helping you find the best gifts to give and share with those you love and appreciate. In case we haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, let us introduce ourselves! AOC Salon is lucky enough to call two neighborhoods home. We are a part of both the Ghent, Norfolk community as well as the Hilltop North, Virginia Beach community. We are a state of the art hair salon featuring the latest in cutting edge hair techniques and services. We specialize in color work, current hair trends, and cuts and styles. At AOC Salon we strive to create a relaxing, personalized experience for every guest. Our AOC family invites you to enjoy a special holiday treat this season. For every $50.00 gift card purchased an additional $10.00 "Bonus Card" will be given to you to use towards any service, product or retail item throughout the entire salon! This deal will be available at both of our locations between November 26th-December 23rd. Treat your loved ones with the opportunity to be pampered by one of our talented artists or allow them to pick out some new Davines or Unite hair care products to enhance a daily routine; the choice is theirs. Our gift cards never expire or go out of style, which is why this is the perfect way to give this holiday season!  We are also excited to feature special holiday gifts throughout the salon including product gift sets, hand-crafted jewelry, candles, honey and so much more. We welcome you to visit us at either of our AOC Salon locations and allow us to help make giving this season fun and easy! Happy Holidays from our family here at AOC Salon!

7th Way To Give

Massage Envy:
 A Massage Envy Gift Card is the perfect surprise for everyone on your holiday list.  Gift cards can be used for Massages, Facials, Retail, and more at over 1,150 Massage Envy locations nationwide.  Right now, when you make a gift card purchase of $100, you'll receive a FREE $25 Promo Card*.  Better still, receive a Free $50 Promo Card* with any $150 gift card purchase. Promo Cards make great stocking stuffers or keep them for yourself!
Plus, Massage Envy offers a wide selection of "Feel Good Holiday Gifts" to help your special someone relax and rejuvenate, from specialty candles to body scrubs to sinus pillows and more. This promotion Ends 12/24/2016. 

6th Way To Give:

Give the Gift of Organization, a 2-hour organizing or design session for $100 (a $150 value) from CustomOrganization & Design  What can you buy for the person who already has everything? Perhaps a chance to organize it all!  With CustomOrganization & Design, you can help a friend or family member rid their space of clutter, make their surroundings more enjoyable and save time and hassle all year round. Now that's a gift we could all use.  The Rewards of an Organized Lifestyle are Immediate!!

5th Way To Give:

Peninsula Fine Arts Center:
Do you have a favorite little preschool artist in your life? Give the gift that provides a weekly activity for an entire year! A Family Membership at PFAC grants your favorite little artist free admission to PFAC's Art Start preschool program every Wednesday morning. A guided and themed art lesson and story time for some quality mommy-and-me time are taught by a Teaching Artist, stay after class and play all day in our Hands on For Kids Gallery. 
A Family Membership also includes invites and Free Admission to Community Days, Art Openings and Special Events, as well as discounts in our Studio Art School.  
Give the gift of a Family Membership for less than the price of most dinners out and you'll be giving an experience that is not only fun and enjoyable, but also provides an enriching opportunity to learn and grow, and starts your favorite little artist on the right path of a lifetime of learning and art appreciation. 
Family Membership can be purchased at PFAC, 
over the phone or online: 


4th Way To Give:

Indigo Home Shop:

Personalized gifts for that someone special. Each and every Indigo Home gift is created by Norfolk native and Williamsburg artist, Dana Atkinson Mahnke. She has been featured several times in Town & Country and most recently in the December 2016 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Her website is known for its Chinoiserie inspired line of home goods which are all hand painted.   Thinking about a personalized ornament, pet bowl or custom home illustration but running out of time? Not to worry! Gift certificates in any denomination are available from Indigo Home. Visit our website for details.      www.indigohomeshop.com

 3rd Way To Give:

The Mariners' Museum and Park:

The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history.  Support this mission through a gift of membership today! With your gift, your loved one will receive free admission to the Museum, discounts on Museum dining, shopping, movies, and select events, invitations to exhibition previews and much more!  Guests can explore small craft from around the world, discover the USS Monitor Center, experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater and enjoy a hike on the award-winning Noland Trail. 

2nd Way To Give:

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts:

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts boasts a 1,300 seat performance hall with no seat further than 100 feet from the stage. Add to that great shows, beautiful interior, and out-of-this-world acoustics, and this Center's got it all. The mission of the Sandler Center for Performing Arts is to provide exceptional cultural opportunities for the community to both participate in and enjoy, and to serve as a cultural focal point for the performing arts in Virginia Beach. The world-class, state-of-the-art center embraces cultural diversity, while engaging audiences in an architecturally stunning and welcoming community landmark that celebrates the arts.

1rst Way to Give:


The best gifts can't be wrapped! Give your friends and family an exciting experience - from kayaking our waterways to learning to swim - with a Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation gift card!
What can you do with a Parks & Rec gift card?
1. Get active - Our recreation centers feature gymnasiums, cardio and weight training equipment, indoor pools, climbing walls and more. Gift cards can be used to purchase an annual membership to all six (soon to be seven!) Virginia Beach Recreation Centers.
2. Get fit - Whether it's through Zumba®, BodyPUMP®, yoga or pilates, our group fitness classes are a great way to burn off those holiday treats! Gift cards can also be used for personal training sessions.
3. Get creative - With pottery and ceramics, dance and martial arts classes for all ages, there's plenty of opportunity to unlock those artistic abilities and learn a new skill.
4. Go swimming - Our pools have amenities like slides, interactive water features, diving boards and lap lanes that every member of the family can enjoy. A gift card can be used to purchase day passes, swim lessons, or an annual membership.
5. Get outdoors - There's no better way to get up close and personal with our great outdoors and wildlife than through a guided kayak tour or hike. Gift cards can also be used to rent a picnic shelter in one of our beautiful city parks.
Pick up a Parks & Recreation gift card at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center. Gift cards never expire and can be purchased in any amount making them the perfect fit for everyone on your list!

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