This food gift has a longer shelf life than home baked cookies, and it scores additional thoughtfulness points since it can be hard to find. The Virginia Store in downtown Hampton has many flavors to choose from, including Peach Brandy preserves and Strawberry Rhubarb preserves. $5.99 per jar at The Virginia Store, 555 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton. 727-0600.
Nicole Paitsel, Daily Press