Gifts for Girls

May 07, 2021
Stories, Outdoors, Arts & Culture, Food, Craft Beverage

Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Is it your bestie’s birthday? Want to treat your daughter to something nice for her graduation? Looking for fun ways to fill out your girls’ weekend? Read on for some Waynesboro ideas for helping your favorite ladies have a special day.



Spa Treatments

The world is a stressful place right now and all the women in your life deserve a chance to relax and be pampered. From massages and skin treatments, to manicures, pedicures, and haircuts, these Waynesboro-area spas will treat you right. Round up the girls for a spa day or bestow a gift card or two.


Freda's Skin Studio offers services like makeup lessons and consultations, skin treatments, waxing, and salt therapy. You might also try Wild & Free for massage, makeup, and holistic skin treatments using plant based, eco-friendly and sustainable products. Shear Dimensions Salon & Day Spa offers gift suggestions at different price points on its website, including a 90-minute rain drop pedicure and foot massage using Young Living essential oils. Détente Spa & Salon specializes in massage, skin, nails, and hair. If you’re already downtown, try Rolling Meadow Therapeutic Massage for massage or Nails on Main for manis and pedis. If you are looking to upgrade and extend your girls' day, treat yourselves to a stay at the luxurious Iris Inn and book appointments in their brand new spa! They offer a decadent variety of facials, massages, and body treatments to take all of your stress away.




Give the gift of luxury at home with a monogrammed robe or throw blanket package from Initial Inspiration that also includes bath bombs, shower steamers, and engraved wine tumblers. If you’d like to give a repeating gift, sign up for an Initially Mine Monogram Box subscription that will deliver 3-5 personalized items each month to the lucky recipient.



If you like to express your love with jewelry, visit family-owned Regal Jewelers, which sells a selection of traditional, unique, and antique jewelry and is known for its friendly and helpful staff. Another good bet is Lemon’s Jewelry.


Show your appreciation with a fresh, artisanal floral arrangement from The Faded Poppy. Accompany it with a sweet card and candle in a great scent, and you’ll make someone very happy. Browse Waynesboro Florist’s or C&C Sensations’ websites for a selection of bouquets you can order online and have delivered! If you’d rather give a longer-lasting garden gift, consider a tree or shrub from Village Garden Center. Waynesboro Landscape and Garden Center sell plants as well as Sloggers garden clogs and Willow Tree sculptures (good gifts if you’re feeling sentimental).



Original artwork can be a thoughtful and cherished gift. Browse the selection of paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center for something meaningful. If she’s creative, give the gift of an art class, or sign both of you up so you can take it together! Check the Make Waynesboro Clay Studio’s calendar for more fun classes for the creatives in your life.



Shared Experiences

Another wonderful way to make someone feel special is to share an experience with them. How about taking a hike in Shenandoah National Park like the 2.5-mile Turk Mountain out-and-back trail? Hang out on the summit, enjoy the views, and picnic on sandwiches from Mister Jamison’s. You might want to return to Mister Jamison’s post hike to take advantage of the $4 mimosa Sunday special.



Alternately, you could rent a pair of kayaks from Rockfish Gap Outfitters and paddle the Waynesboro Water Trail. Put in at the launching chute in Ridgeview Park and enjoy a leisurely 4-mile float to the takeout point at Basic Park. If you want to go further, plan to float on beyond the city to Crimora or Grottoes Parks.


Phoenix Yoga believes that we can emerge from the past year as stronger, more beautiful versions of ourselves. Give the gift of strength and relaxation through yoga and other fitness classes by purchasing from a selection of packages including in-person and virtual instruction.


Who doesn’t love classic gifts like wine and sweets? Treat the special ladies in your life to a bottle of wine. Or, buy them a bottle of wine after you take them out for a tasting at the vineyard. Barren Ridge Vineyards now offers flights of wine as well as wine and cheese tastings and private tastings. If you’re interested in how wine is made, sign up for a vineyard walk. Lightwell Survey produces small batches of wine that can be ordered online. Check their website and Instagram for details on monthly tasting weekends.



If you’d rather give sweets than alcohol, you can’t go wrong with something from Sweet Nana Cakes. From cookie gift boxes and edible cookie dough, to cupcakes in dozens of scrumptious flavors (like Chocolate Razzmatazz), you’ll find everyone’s sweet spot.