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Discover unique gifts for everyone on your list at Poplar Forest’s Museum Shop this holiday season! Join us for a day of wreath making demonstrations, tastings, colonial Christmas crafts for kids, a special display of archaeological artifacts found on the plantation and a book signing by Laura Macaluso, author of Colonial Klaus in Thomas Jefferson’s House and A Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia. Shop for remarkable stocking stuffers and special gifts, save 20% on all full-price merchandise and help support Poplar Forest in the process.
Discover exclusive and handmade gifts and stocking stuffers you won’t find anywhere else. Choose from our extensive selection of books on Jefferson’s America, t-shirts, scarves and Poplar Forest ornaments, in addition to redware pottery, wooden desk accessories and other unique items handcrafted by local artisans. Taste savory cheese straws, jolly jams and jellies—all Virginia-made—along with Poplar Forest’s own spiced cider mix.
Admission to Poplar Forest is not needed to explore the offerings in the Museum Shop. For more information, please contact the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.
New Gift Items That Give Back
This season the Museum Shop is featuring two new collections that benefit organizations that help to rescue and support women and children survivors of human trafficking.
These signature scents for the home make perfect hostess gifts. Choose original Greenleaf envelope sachets, $4.95 each, or diffusers, $21.95, in scents that range from floral to fresh and clean, to sweet and spicy, to fruity, to warm and woody. Greenleaf neutral glass reed diffusers contain 4 fluid ounces of diffuser oil with fiber reeds, which will diffuse for up to 30 days.
A portion of the price of every Greenleaf sachet and diffuser sold is donated to organizations like Switch and Restavek Freedom that are working to break the cycle of human trafficking, now the fastest-growing crime in the world.
The Tote Project
Choose a whimsical tote bag, $30.95 each, or pouch, $20.95 each, with sayings like “free to love” and “free to explore,” and support organizations that empower women who have been enslaved. The Tote Project not only employs survivors, it donates 10 percent of its gross sales to Two Wings, a non-profit organization that uses education, mentoring and life coaching to empower victims of sex trafficking to pursue their dreams.
Tote Project pouches—made of 100% organic cotton, printed with water-based, eco-friendly inks and lined with recycled sari material—are manufactured in a Fairtrade certified factory in India; handmade by brave women escaping the sex trade in West Bengal, India. The Tote Project’s roomy carryalls are made of Fairtrade certified cotton, printed with water-based, eco-friendly inks and have sturdy cotton webbed handles. Each tote is printed with the quote, “Hold on to hope that together we can end slavery” on the bottom.