What’s on your wish list this year?
“We’d love a family tent. My family and I have gotten into hiking and nature quite a bit lately. A nice, big outdoor tent is so fun to take to a campground, or even just set up in our backyard in Falls Church. Instant bonding time and great fun!”
Co-op Kingdom 6 Tent: Backyard or back country—this roomy REI tent has you covered ($469).
What’s your favorite NoVA holiday tradition?
“Our favorite holiday tradition is by far Santa’s workshop at Merrifield Garden Center. We don’t miss it. Up until recently, Santa himself was making many appearances but has since cut back. But simply walking through the garden center and checking out all its Christmas trees so beautifully decorated makes us all smile. The cookies, popcorn and punch on hand don’t hurt either.”
This post originally appeared in our December 2019 issue. For more life and style content, subscribe to our weekly newsletter, and for more holiday stories, head to our Holiday Headquarters.
Build-a-Snowman Kit: Have the sharpest snowman on the block with this Frosty kit by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia ($19.99).
Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit: Half the fun is making this wild cake with your family ($59.95).
Triumph 2-in-1 3-Hole Tournament Bag Toss: Summer lawn games never looked so good ($44.99).
Dinosaur Taco Holders: It’s hard to make Taco Tuesday better—but these definitely do ($12-$14.95).