Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Almost Heaven

The holidays are a magical time, especially in West Virginia. The mountains are blanketed in fresh snow. The towns of Almost Heaven are adorned with holiday lights that illuminate the night sky with festive cheer. There’s a joy in the air. Almost Heaven is abundant with local vendors and artisans that make your holiday shopping much easier. Keep these locations in mind while you put together your shopping list:


Located along Interstate 77 in Beckley, Tamarack is a hub for all things West Virginia. Photographs, artwork, sculptures, crafts, food and so much more can be found at Tamarack. Additionally, Tamarack carries countless West Virginia-made products that are perfect to gift anyone on your list.

Small Businesses

West Virginia is full of small businesses in towns throughout each travel region. Many of these locally-owned businesses design products of their own, but many of them also sell other West Virginia-made products, making it simple and convenient for you to find what you’re looking for. In Charleston, you’ll find businesses like Kin Ship Goods, Taylor Books and Base Camp Printing. In the Potomac Highlands, the town of Thomas is home to Thomas Yard, Creature, The White Room Art Gallery while you can find the Lost River Trading Post just east in Wardensville. From the New River/Greenbrier Valley to both panhandles, and everywhere in between, you can find small businesses that are locally-owned and home to incredible West Virginia-made products.

Holl’s Chocolates

With locations in Charleston and Vienna, and carried in several stores around the state, Holl’s Chocolate is a convenient and tasty treat to gift to a loved one this holiday season. Holl’s Chocolate is still produced with the same dedication and authenticity as it was more than 50 years ago when Fritz Holl began his business. Additionally, Holl’s does custom orders and shipping is available.


Available at their shops in Newell and Flatwoods, as well as many major department stores and online – Fiestaware is the perfect gift to turn loved ones’ meals into a work of art. Manufactured by the Homer Laughlin China Company, Fiestaware is a collection of vibrant dinnerware that will turn dinner into an artistic endeavor.

What incredible Almost Heaven products are on your holiday list?

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022