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10 Gift Ideas From Local Businesses

Checking off everyone on your holiday shopping list can be exhausting but local businesses are here to help ease your pain with unique gift ideas sure to delight. Read on for gift ideas, most of which are under $50, from some of our favorite Richmond-area businesses. 

For the Home Chef
For both form and function that are pleasing, look no further than Acoutre’s curated selection of exquisitely designed tools and objects for the home – so beautiful they’ll want to leave them out on display. We’re fans of this sea turtle-shaped Oroshigane Grater.


For Your Newly Engaged Friend
For that friend who’s recently started sporting a shiny new accessory, we love the Zoola Rng Holders available at LaDiff. These animal-styled ring holders are the purr-fect accessory beside the sink or bed.


For the New Baby in Your Family
Show your love for the newest member of your family this holiday season with a LOVE Swaddle® to keep them toasty warm and safe all winter. Each LOVE Swaddle® comes with directions on how to swaddle as well as information and resources from the One Love Foundation to support healthy relationships. Every purchase is helping relationship health around the US.


For the Hostess
Attending a holiday gathering or staying with family over the holidays? Bring the hostess a bouquet that will never die. These stunning dried bouquets from the Someday Shop will last indefinitely without light or water and are perfect for mantles or guest rooms alike


For the Traveler
These leather valets from Thistles fold flat and can easily slide into suitcases. Once arrived, travelers can snap them together for a perfect temporary catchall to hold coins, jewelry, and more while away from home. Plus, these can be personalized in-house.


For the Indoor Gardener
Houseplants have never been more popular and these petite succulent planters are handmade by local artist Tracy Shell available at Shockoe Bottom Clay give them a one-of-a-kind look.


For the Sports Fan
Whether they have a favorite professional team or hold their college team closest to their heart, Disco Sports’ fan shop has a gift to celebrate their favorite sports team. From hats, to tumblers, flags to games – there’s something for every fan. We’re eying this James Madison University pom hat – perfect for the winter season.


For the Cocktail Lover
These cocktail kits available at Gild & Ash are perfect for cocktail lovers who always like to have something on hand. Available in an assortment of flavors, these kits pair perfectly with a bottle of the recipient’s favorite local spirit.


For the Tea Drinker
This tea infuser critter available at Ladles & Linens is sure to put a smile on any tea drinker’s day. Pair with their favorite loose tea and a charming mug for a perfect gift bundle.


For the Small Business Cheerleader
For that person in your life who truly loves supporting local businesses, consider this locally made “Support Small Business” t-shirt available at Shelley’s Gift Shop.

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