ALMOST 40 GIFTS ON THE LIST!
*plenty of discount codes inside*
Use #rvaxgiftguide to share your finds!
With the holidays approaching we really wanted to help connect Richmonders with small businesses and local makers in our community to complete their #holidayshopping. Products and goods made locally and within our region are oftentimes hand made, using natural ingredients and packaged with care. When you support a local business you are supporting your neighbors, friends, family, community, and more. Plus, most local businesses purchase from other local businesses leading to an even greater impact! We hope this guide helps you check off everyone on your holiday list!
Looking for something specific? Comment below and we will do our best to connect you with the right person or business to find the gift you're searching for!
So without further ado, and in no particular order...
Sweet Cheeks All Natural - Rosemary Mint Shea Body Butter
Why we love it: All natural, ingredients we can pronounce, smells fresh and earthy
Price: $17 for 2oz, $27 for 4 oz
Special: Use code "RVAX20" for 20% off on all sales over $50 on Nov 25th-26th and during their open house on Dec 16th in-store or online!
About the company: Sweet Cheeks All Natural is a modern apothecary committed to using 100% all natural and ethically sourced ingredients. They believe in all natural from beginning to end so they never use parabens, fragrance oils or petrochemicals. Their body butter is Shea based and super emollient so a little goes a long way making it ideal for dry or chapped skin.
Wehgo (Way-GO) - Modern Paint by Number Kits
Why we love it: Kits available for all ages, follow the numbers or get creative, paint is high-quality
About the company: Wehgo is a husband and wife team that makes modern paint by number kits. The kits are designed and made in Midlothian, VA. They offer several lines of kits - destination and travel themed, animals, kid friendly, and holiday kits. Wehgo's kits offer simplistic, but interesting designs, that can be completed in one sitting. Wehgo paint by number kits make great gifts for adults and kids (recommended for ages 8 and up) and are perfect for paint parties. Wehgo offers paint party discounts and free kit delivery in the RVA area. To order kits or learn more about hosting a paint party visit their website here.
Purify Infrared Sauna
Why we love it: Everyone needs self-care, reduce stress, go alone or with a spouse, friend, etc
Price: $35 per session (BOGO for new clients) plus membership and package options available
About the company: Purify offers high-quality, private use infrared saunas in a spa-like environment. Our saunas use infrared light to heat the body directly, raising internal body temperature in order to trigger sweating and alleviate the body of chemicals, toxins, and fat. Unlike a traditional sauna that can only heat the external air around you, infrared penetrates the body. This allows for many more benefits, including detoxification, relief of joint and muscle pain, increased heart rate and weight loss, lowered blood pressure, improved circulation, improved skin appearance and a general heightened feeling of relaxation.
Robin's Egg Jewelry - Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace + Cuff
Why we love it: There is a Veg Tanned (non-toxic) piece of leather at the clasp that works as an Essential Oil diffuser, promotes wellness and healing, thoughtfully designed
Special: Use code "SHIPFREE" for free shipping through December 20!
About the company: Robin’s Egg Jewelry is a line of holistic jewelry featuring collections that focus on self-care, connection to nature, and living with purposeful intention. Each of Robin’s Egg Jewelry necklaces feature a unique Essential Oil diffuser at the clasp. This Veg. Tanned Leather tab (meaning the leather was processed only with vegetables and no toxic chemicals) sits right at the nape of the neck. This is also a nerve center, the cervical spine, and the most beneficial place to wear essential oils, topically. Each necklace comes with an information card sharing healing properties of the gemstones or sharing the intention behind the design as well as suggestions for pairing Essential Oils. Kate Lipka, owner, designer, mama bird of Robin’s Egg Jewelry creates each piece by hand in her home studio in Richmond, VA. Robin’s Egg Jewelry is currently available online at robinseggjewelry.com and exclusively at Sacred Waters Holistic Boutique in Carytown (Richmond, VA) . If you would like to learn more about Robin’s Egg Jewelry and the story behind the name, follow along on their blog.
Hardywood Brewery - Gingerbread Stout
Why we love it: Great for a Holiday gathering, festive, could make things more interesting at Grandma's house
About the company: Open a bottle of merriment with Hardywood's Gingerbread Stout! Rated 100/100 in Beer Advocate Magazine, this brew is a great local gift to share with others around the holidays. Made with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of Central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of notes from milk chocolate and vanilla, to honeycomb and cinnamon, to a snap of ginger in the finish.
In Between Dreams - Indigo Dreamcatcher
Why we love it: Hand formed glass, dyed textiles, handmade, and so dreamy!
Price: Starting at $50 (currently on special for $40 - see below!)
Special: Receive 20% off all items from November 20th - December 1st. All items listed on Etsy will be listed at the discounted price!
About the company: In Between Dreams is a line of modern bohemian home decor by local Richmond artist Walker Wood. Each piece is one of a kind and handmade with love and nurturing energy. Walker uses hand formed glass and dyed textiles to create unique pieces. Bright colors and cozy textiles bring joy into the home and are perfect for above the bed, in the living room, or whatever needs a little added color and texture. Custom orders welcome! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mac's Smack - Tranquil Body Butter
Why we love it: Eco-friendly, leaves winter skin soft and smooth, lavender scented
About the company: Mac's Smack offers high-performance handcrafted skincare with each product being intentionally created out of their love and appreciation for nature and adventure. They are an eco-friendly company with a small batch process to ensure maximum efficacy. Each product is infused with pure positive energy and good vibes. They offer an array of scented and tinted lip balms, body care items and facial care necessities to enhance your true beauty.
MudLOVE RVA - Bracelets
Why we love it: One week of clean water is donated with each purchase, makes great stocking stuffer, buy bracelets in bulk as gifts or use for fundraisers
Price: $10 for bracelets, $20 for mugs
Special: For bulk and fundraiser orders, save 20% off with code SAVE20 in November and 10% off with code SAVE10 in December!
About the company: MudLOVE RVA sells inspirational products which are hand made out of clay and support the non-profit, Water for Good. Through this partnership, every product purchased provides one week of clean water to someone in need. Products are skillfully crafted by a passionate team of artisans. From bands to mugs, each piece is a unique labor of love. In 2017, MudLOVE was recognized by Forbes.com for being a Top 10 Consumer Products Fighting the Global Water Crisis! Help continue to change and save lives through clean water by shopping with MudLOVE! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
allé Massage Delivery - Couples Massage Gift Set
Why we love it: Couples Massage Gift Set includes two 60 minute gift cards + 2 spa robes, gift wrap, gratuity, and delivery!
Special: Download their app for 3 Secret Flash Sale Alerts 11/20-12/20 plus Free Hot Stone Add-on with any gift card purchase until 12/15!
About the company: allé Massage Delivery works with clients to create sessions that fit their health goals. Everyone should expect effective bodywork that gets results - that's why they only hire licensed therapists with at least 4+ years experience working with athletes, injuries, and chronic pain. Treatments can include Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Prenatal, and Hot Stone techniques.
LightBox Print Co - Fan Restaurants Print
Why we love it: Very RVA, everyone loves getting art, many other options available
Special: Attend their open house on Weds, Dec 20 to tour their studio, see how prints are created, and more. Gift deals will be offered during the event!
About the company: Local printmakers Meredith and James Hill create bold, contemporary limited edition art prints on paper and wood panel together in their Richmond studio. Drawing from their backgrounds in architecture and design, some of their most notable prints are their Richmond landmarks and restaurants series. The couple also creates pieces inspired by their shared love for food and traveling, each one an expression of their unique, vibrant aesthetic using ink colors that they mix by hand.
Restoring Radiance - Motivational Candle
Why we love it: Inspires food freedom, smells amazing (amber + vanilla), lasts for a long time
Price: $26 for 16 oz (80-120 hours of burn time)
Special: Receive 10% off with code "RVAx"
About the company: Restoring Radiance is a food & lifestyle Instagram run by Lex Daddio. From overcoming an eating disorder to living in food freedom, Lex created a candle to inspire others that they can break free too! From darkness to light. This candle is meant to let you know that you aren't alone. That light always overcomes darkness & to have hope. Whether you’re struggling with something, or you just love candles, this one will fill your home with a warm, dreamy scent! They are non-toxic, all natural, hand-poured, soy candles. Free of phthalate fragrances. Lead-free cotton wicks.
Health Warrior - Chia Bars
Why we love it: Healthy, tastes great, makes a perfect stocking stuffer
Price: $15.99 for 15 bars
About the company: Health Warrior is a superfood company based right here in Richmond, VA. They believe better health will build a stronger society. Better health starts with the right ingredients, which is why the first one in all their products is a superfood – the most nourishing food on the planet. Their products combine these powerful ingredients in a way that tastes awesome and actually fits into the pace of real life. After all, healthy food can’t do its job if you don’t actually eat it.
Bright Body - Hair Cleansing System
Why we love it: A variety of lines based on hair type, far better than store-bought hair products with all the crazy ingredients, makes us feel pampered
About the company: Bright Body came to be out of necessity and passion. Its founder, Gabi Day, suffers with chronic illness and was looking for ways to reduce her exposure to toxins. She couldn’t find a brand choosy enough, so she got to work doing research and formulating her products. Bright Body products are free of animal testing, animal products, synthetic sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, PEGs, ethanols, propylene glycol, DEAs, synthetic fragrance, and color additives. Every single ingredient has the safest possible rating from the Environmental Working Group - a feat not yet accomplished by almost all other hair and skincare brands. The focus instead is on natural and pure formulas with organic, herbal, and food-grade ingredients. All products are handmade with love in small batches right here in Richmond, VA.
Bright Body offers natural hair, face, and body products. A cornerstone of the line are hair products for curly and for straight hair. A curly girl herself, Gabi appreciates the different needs of diverse hair types and textures. Gabi also developed her facial products for a variety of skin types with an eye for employing the properties of various herbs.
903 Creative - RVA Mugs
Why we love it: Festive and RVA themed, perfect for hot cocoa, great bargain
About the company: 903 is a design shop providing design services to local businesses. Originally designed for RVANews.com, this 14oz. mug is the perfect vessel for any steamy drink. Ditch the shipping fees by purchasing in-person from their office at 1700 Altamont Ave in Scott’s Addition.
Beego Handmade - Reusable Snow Bags
Why we love it: Toss wet hats and gloves in the bag, great for travel, waterproof & machine-washable, other reusable bag options available
Price: $25 for snow bags, $13 for sandwich bags, and $10 for snack bags
Special: 20% off on Cyber Monday - check Beego's website for details!
About the company: Beego Handmade is small lifestyle and home decor brand made up of unique, colorful and one-of-a-kind handmade goods that can be collected and curated by any customer to suit their own individual taste, style, and budget. No matter when you buy a Beego piece, they will always look good together! Wet bags (waterproof, washable storage bags) and reusable snack bags run in seasonal collections, with new sizes/designs and 6 new vibrant fabrics choices debuting each season. Other offerings, such as cosmetics pouches, pencil pouches, coin purses and other creations are all-one-of-a-kind and restocked regularly. And of course - any item you see can be customized! Adriaan designs and make each item, by hand, in her home studio, and makes sure that each piece is filled with the passion and joy that this work brings to her every day. The aim is to create meticulously made products that are not only beautiful and vibrant but also functional, well-designed, and a pleasure to use.
Why we love it: Modern and unique pieces, versatile, good-quality
Price: Starting at $46
Special: Take 20% off from Black Friday through Cyber Monday using code "MYPANTSDONTFIT"
About the company: Maslo Jewelry is a product line focused on creating simple, statement pieces of jewelry created by Nicole Maslowski in 2003. Each offering from the collection results from willful restraint and purposeful intent, born from an attraction to minimal style and simple, classic design. Every piece is made, by hand, in her Richmond, VA studio. Maslo began from an interest in what could come from a 20ft. roll of copper tubing. From there, the ideas ran wild, and the Copper Noir et Blanc line began. Starting with hand bent and hand cut pieces in copper, it grew into the desire for further colors and options. Maslo soon entered into the amazing world of metal plating and powder coating and the options seem to be endless. Nicole gravitates towards minimal, organic and simplistic design in all aspects of life. She had searched high and low for jewelry that fit into this criteria and didn’t see anything that knocked her socks off. So what happened when she didn’t see what she wanted? She created it.
When you buy an item from Maslo Jewelry, you aren't just getting a product. You are also giving to Pets for Vets, a charitable organization that helps match shelter dogs with veterans who have returned from combat with emotional or physical injuries. Nicole's father was a POW for three years during the Vietnam War, and her mother a nurse, enabling her to truly understand the meaning of the organization. If you follow Maslo on social media you know that they love dogs and the studio is often filled with furry visitors. Adoption is something Maslo supports wholeheartedly, and Pets for Vets brings it full circle for them. 5% of Maslo sales is given directly to Pets for Vets each month.
Laura's Botanicals - Build Your Own Gift Sets
Why we love it: Nourishing for your skin and soul, all natural, create your own box
Special: Receive 10% off your order with code "RVAx" if ordered by December 9.
About the company: Laura's Botanicals LLC has offered herbal education and small batch handmade products in Richmond, VA since November 2016. Their brand of artisan products are carried at Boketto Wellness in the Fan district and also at the Paris Apothecary in Paris, VA. Laura's Botanicals recently had the honor of teaching on the subject of Folk American Herbalism at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, rated in the top 4 botanical gardens in the nation. Their passion is to make products and help others connect to plants. They are available by appointment and offer open apothecary days for guided shopping and tea tastings. Based in the historic Oregon Hill neighborhood.
Email email@example.com for wholesale pricing, to make an appointment to have tea in their apothecary and/ or to connect to their email newsletter. They are currently open to expanding their brand to more like minded salons and stores and would love to work with you.
Burn Down for What - The Jew-ish Candle
Why we love it: Hand poured, non-denominational candle, soy wax
Price: $10 for 8oz tin, $20 for 14.5 oz glass bowl, $40 for diffuser
About the company: Burn Down For What stands on its own as one of the last remaining candle companies that actually makes candles. Unapologetically real scents with the perfect snark to smell ratio All candles are made from 100% soy wax with cotton wicks and fragrances oils. The candles burn clean and fill a room with a subtle, yet sufficient scent. Each candles comes with a book of matches and a candle card describing scent profile, when to burn and where to burn. Beyond smelling good, BDFW is a woman-owned, small business based out of Richmond, Virginia. Each candle is handmade, hand poured and hand (well nose) tested.
Why we love it: Handmade cards, clever and thoughtful, spreads love and happiness
Price: $20 for 6 cards
About the company: Snail Mail was created to cultivate what it looks like to love ALL of our neighbors. They hand draw, hand paint, stamp and package each order with their customer in mind—because you’re their neighbor! Living in such a diverse community and world, Snail Mail gives a portion of every purchase back to organizations that exemplify what it looks like to be kind to neighbors: refugee neighbors, homeless neighbors, immigrant neighbors, essentially everyone. They aim to sprinkle a little bit of goodness around from start to finish with these cards—starting with making them, shipping them to you to write happy little notes inside and finally to the recipient who will be overjoyed to get a handmade, handwritten note at a time when they need it most. At Snail Mail they want to cause a ripple effect: cultivating love and spreading happiness one card and one note at a time.
Miss Maude's Chocolate Bar
Why we love it: Each square is a unique, artisanal flavor, makes a great stocking stuffer, pairs nicely with a glass of wine or libation
Price: $14 (worth every penny)
Special: Use code "RichExp" for 25% off. Free shipping for orders over $50.
About the company: One chocolate bar, eight distinct squares, each holding a unique delight. Why choose when you can have Arabian Salted Caramel, Spanish Marcona Almonds, English Earl Grey, Peruvian Pink Salt, French Veuve Cliquot Champagne, Japanese Tart Cherry, Italian Hazelnut Praline, and Southern Crisped Rice enrobed in Organic Dark Italian Chocolate? Have it all! In the roaring ‘20s, Miss Maude set out to find the world’s best chocolate. Dazzled by the sweets, savories, spices, and spirits of London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, and beyond, she realized that no modern girl should have to settle for only one. So Miss Maude worked to combine the best confections into a single, delicate, and portable package, creating Miss Maude’s bar of chocolates. Visit them at 8801 Three Chopt Road, Suite I, behind Melitos. Or online at www.barofchocolates.com.
scattered.brains - Bottle Cap Resin Necklace
Why we love it: Thoughtfully designed, handmade, meaningful and positive
Price: Starting at $28
Special: Receive 10% off with code "RVAX10"
About the company: With a love of and education in art, backstage theatre, and graphic design, Micki O'Carroll decided it was time to put all those things to good use. Voila! The birth of scattered•brains. The name comes from the fact that she can't pinpoint one thing to do (and she's a little ADD). Everything intrigues and inspires her. The jewelry is made from vintage watch parts, vintage costume jewelry, bottle caps, dried flowers, cicada wings, natural stones, Czech glass, bicycle chain and rubber tire, rosary chain, leather, anything that COULD go into a piece, does go into a piece. The bottle cap resins featured use, as much as possible, local craft brewery caps. The inside of the cap becomes a collage with bits and pieces, inspiring quotes, flowers, pearls, rhinestones, glitter, etc. Items available at Twig in Lakeside and Orange in Carytown.
Naked Goat Soap Co. - Winterland Soap
Why we love it: Responsibly made, luxurious, great stocking stuffer
Price: $8 per bar
About the company: Naked Goat Soap Co. is a direct reflection of their family's passion to produce farm fresh products. It was founded on the idea that soap so pure should not be set on display but, should be used to nourish your skin and feed your soul. All of their ingredients have been researched, picked apart and put together in a way that is simple and straightforward. By keeping things honest and uncomplicated they have been able to create an amazing line that has time and time again proven that nature is the answer.
Hummingbird Gardens - Salt & Seeds
Why we love it: Grown locally, great stocking stuffer, plenty of flavors and seed options
Price: $8 for salt, $3 per seed packet
About the company: Hummingbird Gardens started two years ago when Amanda Montgomery decided she wanted to turn her yard into a market garden focused on herbs, edible flowers, and cut flowers. Since then her front yard has served many local restaurants, businesses, and people! Towards the end of her first season she noticed a lot of extra lemon basil in her garden and decided to try her hand at herb salts. After many happy samplers at her first market with the salts, she decided to dive in and make it part of her business. Now they have six salts and she's created custom blends for local businesses like Little House Green Grocery, Belle & Beau Co., and Boketto. Going forward she’ll be growing the herbs she needs to keep producing the salts and switching over the vast majority of her growing space to cut flower production so she can provide local blooms for local folks. The garden just became a Certified Wildlife Habitat, too! She strives to make Hummingbird Gardens a business that creates as little waste as possible by using everything she can. Flowers that might not be harvested instead get hung up to become dried flowers. Herbs that might stay in the garden instead get turned into salts. Flowers that are too short go into the press for their pressed flower products.
Little Nomad - Children's Shop
Why we love it: Comfy tees that represent our city, a carefully curated collection of children's books, an array of modern children's apparel
Price: RVA All Day Tees $22 for onesies (6 - 24 months), $24 for kids tees (2 - 7 years), $25 for Adult (S - XL)
Special: Receive 15% off in store on clothes & shoes on Saturday, Nov 25. Or 20% off if you drop off a book to donate to the Central Virginia Children's Book Bank!
About the company: Little Nomad is dedicated to creating and sourcing engaging and meaningful goods for your little ones. Our brand, inspired by curiosity, exploration, and community, aims to be a modern alternative to typical retailers. Out of conversations with other parents in our community grew an idea for a shop that we feel our city is missing - a modern children’s apparel shop. We want to provide a space where ALL feel comfortable and represented; a space that showcases high quality, independently produced items that are accessible in price; a space that highlights our local talent and makers.
Bon Air Naturals - Peppermint Coffee Body Scrub
Why we love it: Revitalizing, makes skin feel fresh and smooth, smells great
About the company: Bon Air Naturals is a small operation. There is no way around that! Leslie Arthur is a full-time soapmaker with a bath addiction and a commitment to making beautiful creations skin will love. Her soaps and bath bombs are made in mini batches with three main simple ingredients - Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter. She loves being in the kitchen, and many of her ingredients are food grade!
Bon Air Naturals was born out of a yearning for something that would allow Leslie to be flexible for her children and nurture her inner entrepreneur. Each piece is hand poured, cut, and wrapped in her studio in Bon Air, VA. She uses ingredients that most folks have heard of, and keeps it simple!
Support Suppers - Gift Meals
Why we love it: Home cooked meals are delivered ready to eat, perfect gift during times of change, challenge, or cheer, give a gift card so recipient can redeem when it works for them
Price: Starting at $60
Special: 15% off all new Menu Meal and Gift Meal orders with code “RVAX” offer expires December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.
About the company: Support Suppers is a local Gift Meal delivery service serving the Richmond area. We specialize in delighting your friends, family and neighbors with complete and delicious homemade meals delivered ready-to-eat. Each meal is delivered in a custom cooler bag with a personalized note, and everything needed to enjoy a night off from cooking with minimal set-up and clean up. We offer set Menu Meals during the week or Gift Meals for the recipient to redeem when they need it most. Let us help you support your loved ones this year with the gift of a delicious meal
Why we love it: The holidays can be stressful and massages are relaxing, targets chronic pain, option to add hot stones or essential oil
Price: $80 for 60 minute massage
Special: Receive $10 off with code "RVAx"
About the company: Nimbus Massage specializes in targeted therapeutic massage for chronic pain related to the body or mind. Our team of therapists each has their own unique style to help clients get back to feeling better
New Custom Co - Custom Laser-Engraved Marble Coasters
Why we love it: Customize your own design, high-quality, handmade
About the company: Father-son team Gary and Jeff Rock have always shared a love for tinkering—a love that extends from making beautiful things with their hands to creating cutting-edge technology. An experiment with laser-engraving got the pair hooked on the crystal-clear, intricate designs that a laser can produce on the right materials.
A creative online tool to let users make their own one-of-a-kind designs, a workshop where those designs could come to life, and New Custom was born.
Lammar Marie's Gourmet Popcorn
Why we love it: An assortment of flavors including cheesecake, salt and vinegar, buffalo ranch, and more, everyone loves popcorn, great stocking stuffer
About the company: Lammar Marie's Gourmet Popcorn is a veteran owned family oriented shop based in Richmond VA. Lammar Marie's is owned by two best friends who consider themselves family. Denise Marie has a love for family, independence, and popcorn. Rialand Lammar is a United States Air Force veteran who also has a love for family in addition to his love for business. Together they formed Lammar Marie's Gourmet Popcorn.
Everything is popped and hand made in their Richmond Va store. They take tremendous pride in what they do and want every customer, both in the store and online, to have the best possible experience. That's why everything they sell, they guarantee 100%. And every time you step foot in their store you'll be greeted with a friendly smile and positive helpful attitude.
Paper Rose Co - Winter/Holiday Collection
Why we love it: No water required, each flower is handmade, looks really really real
About the company: Paper Rose Co. specializes in true-to-life paper flowers and handcrafted botanical gifts. Owner, Carrie Walters, makes everything by hand using German and Italian crepe paper. Every single petal has been cut, stretched, shaped, and often colored to create the perfect flower. With the techniques and materials she's discovered, the pieces look just as real as their biological inspiration, only they will stay looking fresh and vibrant for years to come. No two arrangements, or blooms for that matter, will ever be the same—which adds to their appeal and makes them a unique gift of art.
Lucid Punk Apparel - Feminine Power Tank
Why we love it: Empowering, soft tank, encourages positive energy
Special: Take $20 off your purchase of $80 or more on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
About the company: Lucid Punk Apparel makes inspirational tees, tanks, and accessories that are infused with Reiki energy to help you manifest your most authentic self. Wake up your feminine divine and be that warrior goddess. Navigate your world and embody your dope energy. Be lucidly dope!
Wolfgang Beard Co - Beard Oil Gift Set
Why we love it: Smells amazing, keeps hair soft, made with responsible ingredients
About the company: Located in Richmond, VA, a husband and wife team established Wolfgang Beard Co. in the Fall of 2016. After searching for years for the right product to use on his own beard (some products were filled with chemicals, some didn’t offer enough styling hold, and others either dried his skin out or clogged his pores), Mike researched natural ingredients and tinkered with different recipes until he perfected a product that promoted everything he wanted for his own beard. Their products are handcrafted with natural ingredients. The different oils, butters, and/or waxes are designed to nourish, condition, and moisturize the skin and beard/hair to prevent dry/flaky skin and promote healthy hair growth. We have over 15 different scent options to choose from along with fun seasonal alternatives.
Tasha McKelvey Handmade Clay Goodness - Virginia Ornament
Why we love it: Simple yet beautiful design, many options available, personalize
About the company: Tasha McKelvey started her pottery business during her senior year of college in 2000. Her professional work went through several incarnations: from utilitarian kitchenware to sculptural ceramic boxes geared towards gallery settings. She opened an Etsy shop in early 2006. Soon after, selling online instead of primarily at Art & Craft Shows reshaped the type of ceramic work she was creating. She started working on smaller, easier-to-ship pottery. It wasn't long before she was making porcelain jewelry and her signature line of small-scale bird pottery. Her current work is easier to market to wholesale customers, as well as online shoppers. Her work is now sold across the United States. Tasha is committed to continuing the promotion of handmade & sustainable business practices.
Lineage Goods - Potomac Tote
Why we love it: Wears well, versatile, high-quality
About the company: Born from a passion for craft, Lineage was started by Paul Hansbarger and is based in nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia. The story of Lineage began with a simple request from his then pregnant wife for a diaper bag for their soon to be born daughter. Since then, more designs have come together, constantly refining and redesigning, while family and friends have asked for a bag of their own.
The idea behind Lineage was a return to roots, to work with his hands to create simple, stylish, and durable bags and accessories for utility and everyday use. To craft useful products with the best materials possible, cut and sewn in the USA (in his garage, in fact) and ultimately, that could stand the rigors of everyday life and be passed on to our children. Lineage bags and accessories are designed, cut, sewn, hammered, punched, and riveted one at a time using a variety of hand tools and industrial machines.
Handiwork by Meredith - Custom Animal Pendants
Why we love it: Professionally crafted, can be personalized, lots of options for design + wear
Price: Starting at $35
About the company: Meredith Flynn of Handiwork by Meredith is an artist and maker living near Richmond, VA. Originally from Ohio, she graduated with an art degree from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. After years of apprenticing in hand engraving at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Meredith became a certified Journeyman through the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Her favorite mediums are precious metals, graphite, charcoal and acrylic. She loves art for the constant joy it brings (which can only be compared to doggie snuggles) and for the unique challenges it brings as she manipulates objects into something completely new. Her greatest love is collaborating with clients to create custom pieces. Follow Meredith on Instagram to see what's happening in her studio!
Raising Green Kids - Reusable Snack Bags
Why we love it: Great for kids, traveling, machine-washable
Special: Receive 15% off using code "MAKERHOLIDAY"
About the company: Raising Green Kids was established in 2011 by Dorinda Bredbenner in her quest to offer other families eco-friendly choices and a healthier lifestyle. When her children were born her interest in green living grew, she wanted them to grow up in a natural home. She began blogging about her family's green adventures and found that people were very interested in her tutorials and projects. The idea of an Etsy shop was born out of a felted wool dryer ball tutorial she posted. And it grew and grew into a full blown business from there on. Dorinda has always been a crafter and enjoys the process of creating items herself and helping families make green changes in their homes.
Pasqualina & Magdalene - Cedarwood Soap
Why we love it: Masculine scent, soft side for lathering, plus coarse side for scrubbing
About the company: Pasqualina & Magdalene (P&M Soaps) went back to nature as the generations before us. They use only 100% pure and natural ingredients so that you get the full benefits of them. They use 100% pure essential oils, fresh garden, and luxury ingredients in their products (i.e. local honey and freshly harvested aloe vera and sage from their gardens). They also customize their essential oil blends and other ingredients to fit your special requests. Because their products are natural, they also have customers that use their soaps on their hair and pets. Instead of sending your loved ones flowers, send them a basket of their luxurious P&M Soap products customized by you!