The Woodstock Visitors Center at Historic Dean’s Store is ready to help you with this year’s shopping list. The charming and informative shop on Main Street has thoughtful gifts, from a city unexpected, for everyone on your list.
1. For the homesick native.
The Woodstock Art Print by Blue Elixir Press was designed and screen-printed locally. All your downtown favorites stand out in this high-impact print. Give it with a pair of 3-D glasses for an added pop of fun.
2. For the historian.
Pick up a copy of “Images of America, Woodstock: 1860-1970.” The book outlines the transition of Woodstock from a small agricultural community to a thriving town, with help from the railroad. Hundreds of images bring the lives and locations that shaped our town into vibrant focus.
3. For the fashion forward.
The new Woodstock baseball tees feature the Downtown Woodstock brand, including the popular Tracks logo and the year our town was established (1897). The tees are made from 60/40 soft, ring-spun cotton/poly and have double-needle stitching, making them super durable — a home run!
4. For the foodie.
The Visitors Center now carries T Dean cocktail products, made in small batches by hand in Woodstock. You may recognize these great products from the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market.
T Dean Tonic is refreshing with a splash of soda water and a wedge of citrus fruit, or it goes great with clear distilled spirits or light whiskey. T Dean Cherries are hand made, using the biggest, darkest, juiciest cherries from the Pacific Northwest. Slightly cooked in raw sugar syrup, vanilla, spices and bit of cherry liqueur, they’re great in a cocktail or with ice cream.
T Dean Mustard is made from a family recipe and is perfect for cocktail parties, tailgating or just when you want a mustard with a spicy sweetness.
5. For the health nut.
Stay refreshed with one of three Woodstock Camelbak bottles. Durable and leak-proof, the 0.75-liter bottles are 100 percent free of BPA, BPS and BPF, and come in three vibrant designs.
6. For the minimalist.
Give Downtown Dollars gift certificates to the person on your gift list who values experiences over things. They are available in any amount and do not expire. The money you spend stays local, which is the greatest gift you can give to your community. Dozens of downtown shops and restaurants accept Downtown Dollars. You can see the full list at visitwoodstockga.com/dollars.
There are plenty of great Woodstock-themed gifts under $5 at the Visitors Center. Pick up a stack of Destination Woodstock decals and sneak one in everyone’s stocking on Christmas morning. A city unexpected always makes a great gift.
By Stacy Brown contributing writer and marketing and tourism coordinator for the City of Woodstock. firstname.lastname@example.org