As a Richmonder, you know that our city is full of local delights and solutions perfect for celebrating and supporting remarkable women and busy families. But did you also know that there are tons of local businesses and gift ideas brought to you by women-owned small businesses who would love your support?
Introducing Sherah's first holiday gift guide of thoughtful local gift ideas that are perfect for the busy women and families in your lives that also support women, girls and families in our community. Enjoy!
Home + Family
Cut the Clutter Home Organization - Founder Lynda Reider has created the best home organizers in RVA according to readers of R Home Magazine. Cut the Clutter offers gift certificates in all denominations, and a $99 gift covers an in-home consultation which is the perfect place for a friend to start decluttering in 2024. Email info@CutTheClutterRVA.com.
Nessle - Founder Carly Buxton created a one-stop shop for all the services that a soon-to-be and new mom needs to get through labor, postpartum, lactation, sleep coaching and more. You can purchase gift cards here.
Sherah - Of course we're going to include Sherah gift cards and Sherah memberships in the list. It's THE ultimate gift for busy moms and families who have everything except enough time in the day. Founder Kristin Richardson and the Sherah team of women assistants know exactly what busy moms need.
Food + Treats
Kate Uncorked Meal Delivery Gift Cards - Founder Kate Stephenson offers healthy, delicious, plant-forward, microbiome-friendly meals delivered straight to your door each week. Plus there's even a plan specifically for new moms. Purchase gift cards here.
Grazing Crazy Charcuterie Boards + Gift Cards - In only one year, founder Teyoshe Smith has grown quickly due to the most beautiful charcuterie tables and boards, plus her delicious dips you can order and ship locally and to friends around the country. Order here.
Three Sisters Cheese Straws - Perfect for hostess, teacher and neighbor gifts, these are the most delicious cheese straws you've ever tasted. Do not open these thinking you can eat just one. Plus we love supporting a local business run by three rockstar women!
Keya's Bombay Chips - From Food Network star to cake baker to chip maker, chef and mom Keya Wingfield's Indian-spiced potato chips are all the rage. Put these out as a delicious salty, crunchy appetizer as guests arrive and no one will complain if dinner is served late. Purchase chips here.
Books + Baubles
Sun & Selene - For beautiful jewelry designed and made locally in Richmond, check out this Black woman-owned local business by Brittanny DeRaffele. Be careful though if you think you will only be shopping for others because you will surely find some lovely pieces for yourself too. Shop here.
The Book Bar - Focusing on BIPOC authors, this Black woman-owned bookstore and wine shop by Krystle Dandridge offers a quarterly subscription box that is perfect for those on your list who always have a book or two on their night stand. Purchase books and wine in person, plus subscribe to the gift box here.
Beauty, Wellness + Self Care
Brandefy Skincare - The best in skincare at a fraction of the price, local founder Meg Pryde is making it easier to access the best skincare products through more affordable products and an app! Brandefy's Vitamin C serum and Superfood Cleanser are our favorites as gifts.
RVA Chiropractic & Wellness Gift Cards - Dr. Lisa Griffith has created a holistic chiropractic practice that specializes in prenatal, postpartum, pediatric and athletic care. Purchase massage gift cards here.
Hour Cycle Studio Gift Cards - The only Black woman owned hip-hop cycle studio in Virginia, Jenn Gray Braswell started Hour Cycle during COVID and while pregnant. Conveniently located downtown just off the expressway, you can purchase gift cards for friends here.
Supporting Girls + Families through Charitable Donations
Girls on the Run - This local chapter provides fun, evidence-based programs that inspire all girls to build their confidence, kindness and decision making skills through running and community. You can donate and volunteer - a great gift to a fellow friend who loves supporting girls!
Little Hands Virginia - Little Hands is the only organization in Central Virginia solely dedicated to providing essentials to economically disadvantaged young children in the first years of their lives. Donate here.
Mercy Mall - A local Chesterfield ministry offering FREE clothing, housewares, baby items, and more to individuals and families experiencing crisis situations. We can't say enough wonderful things about this charity. Donate here.
Supporting local businesses - especially women-owned and run ones - not only brings joy to the gift recipient but also fuels the heartbeat of our community. We hope this holiday guide guide helps you to create heartfelt connections for the busy moms and families in your life.
If you have suggestions for other local businesses that are owned by women or support women, girls and families in our community, please share in a comment below.