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Shop Local: Our Favorite Artisan & Holiday Gifts

Updated: Dec 1, 2018

Need a holiday hostess gift? This time of year, we love supporting fellow local and artisan businesses whenever possible. Here are a few of our favorite holiday gifts and home decor finds for those lucky friends and family on your list. Enjoy & Happy Holidays!,



Best. Candles. Ever. - Soy candles by Sydney Hale. (And even better, she donates 10% of all profits to animal rescue groups across the U.S. … what’s not to love?!). Pro tips: the Fir + Blue Sage scent is my favorite; and Arlington, VA-based boutique Covet is a great place to purchase locally.

Photo found here via Sydney Hale Co.

Inspirational Reading — Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming. Talk about setting an example! She is such a graceful wife, mother, businesswoman and leader… so much to admire. (Pro tip: support your community bookstore and buy at your local bookstore. One of my personal favorites is One More Page Books near Falls Church).

The gift that keeps on giving: Photos of you and your loved ones by a professional photographer. One of our local favorites? The talented photographer Shelly Han. Shelly captures THE best moments of people and their best friends! If you’re in the DC area, book a session with her today --- you'll be glad you did for years to come!

Above: Our Pup Piper, captured by talented photographer Shelly Han

Sweet Treats: Treat your friends (& yourself!) to some sweet (and artisan, of course) chocolates by Artisan Confections. We love the hand painted touch in each bite - and the salted caramels!

Photo found here via Artisan Confections

Colorful Pottery that brightens the table and makes a statement — local potter Stacy Snyder’s earthy, hand made pottery. Look for her new “E pluribus unum” mugs … perfect for these times and coffee lovers on your list! She is also having a Studio Sale this Dec. 1st and 2nd ... worth a visit! Click here for more info.

Last but not least, check out our very own and locally sewn, organic throw blankets ... only a few left in stock! Ready to ship in the following designs: Kiss Me Jade, Nick's Hearts, Turquoise Eye (pictured below), Tiaras in Pink, It's a Maize and our original Ginkgo Love in Yellow. All in luxuriously soft, 100% organic cotton knit. Enjoy! & Happy Local Holiday Shopping. ##


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