Local Gifts That You Still Have Time to Buy Via Amazon Prime

Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching quickly, but you still have time to prepare! You can show support for the community and some state pride with these gifts that are available with quick shipping.


The three members of this popular Indie Go-Go band grew up in Reston and met at South Lakes High School years ago. They’ve had a rough year, with all their equipment and instruments stolen while on tour last month. You can show them some hometown support by purchasing their music. [see our earlier article]


Local literary hero, Kwame Alexander of Reston, won the Newbery Medal last year for his book The Crossover. This year he released Booked, a book about a middle school soccer player. [see our earlier article]


Surf’s Up
In 2016, Kwame Alexander also released this adorable picture book for younger readers.


Sharing the Joy around Wood Fire Soy Candle
These scented candles are made in a home studio in Northern Virginia.


Men’s Reston T-Shirt – Straight Outta Reston


Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating
This gorgeous book was written by popular Great Falls interior designer and blogger Lauren Liess.


Virginia Cutting and Serving Board
This bamboo cutting board shows off your state pride along with your gouda.


In His Own Words: Stories from the Extraordinary Life of Robert E. Simon Jr.
This remarkable book released in 2016 by Kristina S. Alcorn is a biography of Bob Simon, told through his own stories and photos.


Myths & Monsters of Reston, Virginia
This year Kristina Alcorn also published a comedy book about Reston, along with local illustrator and writer Eric MacDicken. [see our earlier article]


40oz Can Salted Virginia Peanuts
A classic Virginia souvenir.


Virginia Gentleman Sauce Trio Gift Set
The Virginia Gentlemen brand of whiskey originated as the Smith Bowman Distilleries, which were located in Reston. [see our earlier article]


Bow Tie Cinemas $25 Gift Card
Consider a gift of an experience rather than more stuff. Bow Tie Cinemas is the movie theater located at Reston Town Center.


Uncle Julio’s $25
Margaritas and chocolate piñatas are the gifts that keep on giving.


Reston A to Z
This adorable children’s book takes young readers on a tour of Reston, with a guide named Robert E. Squirrel. [see our earlier article]


The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Your loved one can enjoy a winter night with a cozy fire, hot chocolate, one of Reston’s most horrifying true tales, and some Purell.

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