Need a unique gift for a unique person on your list? We’ve got you covered with ideas for the kitchen, home and garden. Or, treat yourself. You deserve it!
These gifts are available at most of our stores or you can shop online here.
Brew Room Gift Ideas
Have a homebrewer on your gift list? Know somebody who likes beer and wants to get started brewing their own? Here are a few ideas for you:
Deluxe Beer Starter Kit: All the equipment you need to brew your first batch of beer. Add an ingredient kit and you’re all set!
Ingredient Kits: We carry a dizzying supply of beer ingredient kits for homebrewers at all levels. Use the kit and recipe provided or augment it with freshly milled grains and hops at the store. The possibilities are endless!
Starting at $29.99
4 Piece Kettle Set-Ups: Make boiling, mashing and transferring simple. The Bayou 4 piece pots were designed with the home brewer in mind. They come with a spigot, and thermometer. False bottoms are also available separately. Available in 36 qt and 64 qt sizes.
Wort Chillers: Cool your hot, boiling wort to pitching temperatures faster with the various new chilling items we have in stock. Pre-chillers designed to speed up the process of your existing 25′ chiller. 50′ copper coiled chillers for faster cooling, or step it up and go with a 25′ counterflow chiller for even quicker temperature drops.
Speidel Plastic Fermenters: We just received the immensely popular Speidel plastic fermenters. Large mouth opening, built in handles, screw on lids, spigot, an airlock and bung are all features of these HDPE-free fermenting vessels. These are currently available in 20L (5.3 gal), 30L (7.9 gal) and 60L (15.9 gal) sizes.
Gift Certificate: A great gift anytime at any price point!
Gardening Gift Ideas
Here are a few ideas for the green thumb on your list:
Seed Starting & Grow Lights: Gardeners love picking out seeds in the winter and starting seeds indoors so plants can go in the ground after last frost. We’ve got you covered with seeds, grow lights and starter kits as well as the trusty Gift Certificate that allows gardener to choose their own!
House Plants: House plants make great gifts – especially cool, unique varieties like hanging basket pitcher plants, tacca bat plants, and venus fly traps. Who doesn’t want to green up their home during the cold winter months?
Charlottesville and Carrboro stores only, prices vary.
Gardening Tools/Products: Have a green thumb in the family? All year long Fifth Season stocks a large selection of high-quality gardening tools, composters, rain barrels and other gardening-related products. Pick one out or let a gift certificate do the work!
Pickle Jar Terrarium Kits: Each kit comes with river pebbles, high quality soil, moss, and reindeer fern and directions to get you started. Then peruse our large selection of tiny terrarium foliage plants and start creating your own terrarium!
Kit $20.99, plants starting at $2.99
Flower Bulbs: We have a good selection (and great prices!) on flower bulbs. Bulbs make really great stocking stuffers. The Amaryllis and paper whites are prime for “forcing” now and will flower through the holiday season. We also have several decorative bulb gift gaskets with hand-picked color assortments in our Charlottesville store. A great gift that will reap dividends in a few months!
For Kids: Kids can try out their green thumbs too with a cute mini aquaponic system. The Juniorponics comes complete with fish tank, seeds and everything you need to create the perfect symbiotic growing environment that’s educational and fun. Unfortunately, the fish is not included.
Urban D.I.Y. Gift Ideas
Know someone who likes to cook? Got a foodie on your list? We’ve got lots of great gifts for the do-it-yourselfer (or soon to be one):
Food Fermentation: Like kraut? kimchi? Or any other soured, pickled item? Do it yourself. Fifth Season stocks food fermentation jars to sour or pickle your favorite produce through lacto-fermentation methods. Turn cabbage into kraut in less than a week. Not only is it delicious but it’s loaded with all sorts of pro-biotic, healthy goodness. Available in a variety of sizes.
Starting at $11.99
Cheesemaking Kit: Everything you need to make up to 30 batches of cheese (except the milk). Choose from mozzarella, ricotta, goat and hard cheese kits.
Starting at $24.99
Sourdough Starters: Add bread to your fermenting list this year! We have old fashioned San Francisco style sourdough starters. These starters can also be perpetually propagated if fed regularly. Charlottesville and Carrboro stores only, prices vary.
Vinegar Making Starter: Turn red wine, white wine or your favorite malty, frothy beverage into vinegar. Carrboro and Charlottesville stock vinegar mothers from Virginia Vinegar Works.
Scobys: Sick of paying $3 a bottle for your favorite probiotic, bubbly treat? Do it yourself. We now stock kombucha scobys sourced locally out of Charlottesville, VA. The flavor possibilities are endless. And it’s perpetually harvesting – you’ll never have to buy another one!
Mushroom Cultivation Supplies: If you love mushrooms, there’s nothing quite like growing your own. We carry table top grow boxes for indoor cultivation (oyster, shiitake, reishi) and pre-innoculated logs for outdoor growing (shiitake).
Grow boxes $34.99
Shiitake log $21.99
Hydro & All Things Indoor
Counting the days until April when you can get back out in the garden? Know a gardener who is?
Grow Lights/Seed Starting: Starting seeds indoors makes the winter months pass quicker and leads to an impressive garden come spring. We have a variety of indoor lighting systems and all the products you’ll need including organic seeds!
Hydroponic Packages: We offer a number of complete, inclusive beginner’s hydroponic packages from single plant systems to 10 plant ebb and flood systems. Growing media, nutrients, ph testers are all included in these convenient kits. Lights and plants are not included.
General Organics Box: The GO Box makes a nice gift for someone familiar with horticulture interested in taking it to the next level. The kit includes organic, sustainably sourced bottles of base nutrients, fertilizers and additives.
We hope we’ve given you a few great ideas for the holiday season. Stop by and see us soon!