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.


1rst Way to Give:  The Artists Gallery

Here's a great chance to buy fantastic art at extraordinary prices! 

Sunday, November 12th, the 2nd Annual Fine Art Auction will be held as a fundraiser to help The Artists Gallery grow. Gallery doors open at 12 noon and bidding starts at 1:00 p.m. Art has been donated by art collectors and local artists, and many will be sold without reserve. Any bid can win!

Included will be signed prints by Marc Chagall, originals by Charles Kello, Kenneth Bain, Constance Fahey, Ruth Laakso, Barclay Sheaks, Robert Burnell, Durwood Zedd and many others.

Preview anytime during normal business hours or at a special Preview Celebration, Friday night 6:30-8:30 pm. You can submit sealed bids, bid on Silent Auction estate jewelry, or make "Buy It Now"pre-auction purchases Don't miss this amazing event. You could even find a perfect gift.


2nd 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. Use PromoCode COVA10 to receive 15% off all First Time Flyer packages!
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. No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. iFLY offers group rates for 8 or more as well as Student, Senior Citizen, Military & First Responder discounts. Every Year, Coastal Virginia Magazine puts together the 12 Ways to Give, a list of perfect gifts for everyone on your list. 


3rd Way to Give :  AOC Salon

The team at AOC Salon is excited to make 2017 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 24th-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, 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!


4th Way to Give: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge


December 3rd
12pm–5pm, Jenstones
Jewelry Holiday Trunkshow

December 7th
Ornament GWP

December 8th

10am–7pm, Custom Knife
and Gift Show by Bladesmith, 
Stacy Apelt

December 17th
10am – 5pm, Men’s Panic

Special Holiday Hours - 
See Store For Details: 
All GWP while supplies last 


5th Way to Give: Flowering Almond Spa 

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season. The Flowering Almond Spa gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. A massage, pedicure or facial is sure to impress. You can purchase gift certificates directly online at www.floweringalmondspa.com or at our spa desk. 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.


6th Way to Give: Virginia Living Museum

Give a MEMBERSHIP to the Virginia Living Museum for a gift that keeps giving all year long! There is no better way to celebrate than with 12 months of amazing exhibits, events, fun and discovery for your family or friend! A membership includes daily admission for a FULL YEAR and so many added benefits. 2018 promises to be wildly popular with the following exhibits included in a membership admission.

· The Art & Science of Arachnids invade the museum Jan. 20- April 10

· Robotic dinos return in DESTINATION: Dinosaurs!  May 5-Sept. 3

· Can’t get enough dinosaurs? The museum’s permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail is open daily
- Plus discovery all our finned, furry and feathered friends in indoor and outdoor exhibits

Imagine your friend or loved one enjoying an entire year of the Virginia Living Museum with a GIFT MEMBERSHIP while supporting the 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.


7th Way to Give: Thrive Proactive Health

We believe that everyone deserves to feel their best. No one should have to live with stress, pain, or tension… even though most of us do. At Thrive Proactive Health, we focus on giving our clients memorable experiences that lead to a consistently pain-free and peaceful life. We’re committed to helping our clients feel their best mentally and physically.
Give the the gift of wellness this holiday season–we promise you’ll be thanked for it. 
Purchase a gift card and learn more in-store or at thrivevb.com for services such as

  • Massage Therapy: rejuvenate, relax, and energize
  • Cupping: relieve pain and tension
  • Acupuncture:  stimulate, regulate, and balance
  • Arometherapy:  unify the mind, body, and spirit


8th Way to Give: Associates in Dermatology

Whether General, Surgical, Pediatric or Cosmetic Dermatology, at Associates in Dermatology we take care of your skin, hair and nails by providing diagnosis and treatment of common adult and pediatric dermatology. Regardless of the reason, you will feel comfortable with the training and experience our Board Certified Dermatologists offer to perform your general and surgical dermatology needs.  Get a gift certificate today for that someone who has everything.

Now is the time to try a new cosmetic treatment or stock up on your favorite skin care product. 

Give the gift of healthy skin this holiday season. 


9th Way to Give: Sandler Center

Spend This Holiday Season At The Sandler Center

Virginia Musical Theatre presents Freaky Friday

Sandler Center

December 1-3

Tidewater Winds Presents Make The Season Bright

Sandler Center

December 4

Virginia Beach Chorale Presents The Star and The Sleigh: Two Sides of Christmas

Sandler Center

December 9

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Jingle Bell Jam

Sandler Center

December 10


10th Way to Give: Mariners Museum

The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waters because through the waters, through our shared maritime heritage, we are connected to one another.

Share The Mariners’ Museum and Park with those you love! Give unlimited free Museum admission and 12 months of unforgettable fun along with discounts on shopping, dining, 3D movie tickets, and exclusive Members-only experiences!

Guests can explore small craft from around the world, discover the USS Monitor Center, experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater, a homemade meal in the Museum Cafe, and enjoy a hike on the award-winning Noland Trail.

Receive a FREE ornament with  your purchase of a Gift Membership!

Valid November 1 - December 31, 2017. While supplies last.*

*Coupon for free ornament will be included with the gift purchaser's receipt of payment.  


11th Way To Give: Diamonds Direct

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Are you thinking of proposing to your special someone this holiday season?
Diamonds Direct is hosting a Winter Designer showcase Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd and it is the perfect time to visit!  
Our showcase is full of items on his/her wish list, from engagement rings of all diamond shapes and sizes, wedding and fashion bands, diamond pendants, diamond studs, colored stones, to tennis bracelets of varying carat weights and designs. You can't go wrong with these timeless holiday gifts! Make this Winter a Wonderland with 20% off Special savings! You won't want to miss this opportunity. 
Stop by for Sips and Snacks from Ruth's Chris Friday, December 1st from 5-7PM and enjoy beautiful music from Virginia Beach's Symphonicity quartet!
Come visit us at 4452 Virginia Beach Blvd across from the Virginia Beach Town Center,  or call us at 757-837-0288.


12th Way To Give: Peninsula Fine Arts

Peninsula Fine Arts Center offers several ways to give to those you LOVE! Family Memberships, Gift Certificates or a class in our Museum School are unique gifts that keep on giving year round! Give and Give Back! 
 NEW this year! We're always proud to showcase the abundance of talent and artists within our community and what better time than the holidays! We've extended our popular one-night Jingle Mingle event to an Art Market Series! 
 Shop with a 20% members discount (10% for nonmembers). Our artists will be popping up in the galleries among the More Than Just a Pretty Face Exhibition, enjoy Mimosas, craft beer and wine at our Member's Cash Bar, along with music and artist demos in the galleries! 
 Fridays, December 8th & 15th. Noon - 5:30pm. Artists will be on-site with demos and handcrafter gifts for sale!
 Also, on Thursday, December 14, in partnership with The Mariners' Museum and Park - shop with a an extra 10% discount and extended hours at both gift shop locations.  


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