Support DC’s local small businesses this year with your holiday gift purchases. Our first ever local Holiday Gift list is included below, featuring some unique and fun gifts to help tackle your gift list. All of these businesses are DC local but not all of them are found in retail shops – half are on-line only. So you can even shop Cyber Monday locally! We hope our list below will inspire you to find great gifts locally and support these business owners as they continue to provide products and services in and from the DC area. Enjoy!
Crave DC book, $22
Any woman who lives in DC metro area would love to receive the CraveDC book. It is a fabulous guide book to creative, passionate DC business owners and businesses that women crave – so get YOUR women (sister, girlfriend, wife, mother, teenage daughter, co-worker, mail carrier, teacher, admin, realtor) a book today! The book is filled with recommended local yoga studios, stylists, organizers, bakeries and more. And to make things even easier – you can order online through our website and the book will arrive within 3-5 business days.
Hand Sign USB, $38
For the college student or young professional who lives on their laptop – we found this cute “Hand Sign’ USB, made by Imm-Living at DC’s indie furniture store RCKNDY. There are three different hand gestures available in black or white. Stop by to pick up the ones you use the most! It holds a whooping 2GB – in the palm of your hands – literally! RCKNDY is at 1515 U Street, in NW DC. Get yours soon – these will sell fast!
Lovii Body Butter, $12
Great gift for anyone with skin...shea body butter! Encourage your loved ones to stop bathing their skin in petroleum and water and switch to shea, cocoa and mango butters to soften and naturally moisturize the skin. This organic body butter, made by Lovii, features natural and handcrafted body products. There are a variety of scents of body butters – Intoxicating, Honey Luv,and Lisse for men to soften the skin and make it feel yummy! Lovii’s website includes other products for the hair, body and lips, and gift baskets can be created as well. Fill your on-line shopping fix and shop local on Cyber Monday with Lovii!
Nevis Bag, $329
For the fashionable photographer on your list, we found a great gift! The Nevis bag from Ona, is a camera bag for the discerning female photographer. Not only does the bag look stylish to hold the various pieces of a fine camera, it features full grain leather, and can be used as a purse when needed. Ona will be introducing a photographer bag for men later this week – the Union Street (see it featured on their website) just in time for holiday shopping. A camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag – what a great solution! This bag was created by a photographer for photographers so it is guaranteed to be fabulous! We’ll post an update once the men’s bags become available too!
Handbags $95 and up
Our last gift item is sure to please the masses of women in your life – all you have to do is figure out who gets what! Lettie Gooch, DC’s home for fresh fashionistas, is selling 48 SQ Miles collection of hand-stitched leather wallets, clutches and cross body bags – in great colors and various sizes. When you purchase one of these bags, you are not only helping to boost DC local economy but the US economy too – these bags are made in the US! Its a win-win for sure!
Hope you enjoyed our first DC local small business Holiday gift guide! We focused on products on this list, but keep in mind there are TONS of small business service providers with creative gift solutions featured in CraveDC, – like Nail Taxi’s gift certificate for in-home mani/pedi (great gift for new or expecting moms) to limousine service for a night out on the town, by Reston Limo and Taxi Service. Hopefully you will find plenty of ideas and businesses to help boost YOUR local economy, right here in DC. And if you would like a list of men’s gift ideas, just let me know – we would be happy to pull something together, if the need is there!