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Gift Guide: Presents with Purpose

These delightful holiday gifts support local merchants and help you keep those New Year's resolutions

Article by Meghan Butcher

Photography by Emily Alwood and Meghan Butcher

Originally published in Midlothian Lifestyle

Self Care

1 BooBooBag For your bumps and bruises, these flax-filled bags offer warming or cooling. Patterns vary. Alma House. $5 each

2 Beauty Basket Pamper yourself with all these feel-good pieces from Sassy Bee. $112.00

3 Richmond Coach Crew Sweatshirt Show your RVA pride with this cozy crewneck. Mongrel. $29.95

4 Hydro Flask Stay hydrated with this 18 oz. Standard Mouthportable travel buddy. $29.95

5 Reindeer socks Cozy and adorable! Perfect for any Christmas lover in your life, these will make a lovely addition to your luggage while traveling. Sassy Bee $24.95

6 Body Butter A blend of coconut oil, shea butter, Vitamin E and essential oils for an aromatic treatment that leaves skin super hydrated. Day Three Bath and Body. $25

7 Scented Sprays Made with notes of cranberry, pomegranate and peppermint, this blend comes in a soap or room/linen spray. Day Three Bath and Body. $8

8 Soap Cleanse away stress with these handmade soaps crafted from natural ingredients, in small batches to ensure quality. Boho Basement. $7

9 Beaded Bracelet/Necklace 34-inch semi-precious gemstone strand can be wrapped once or twice around your neck, four or five times around your wrist. Presented on cards that tell the meaning of each stone. Papeterie. $30

Comfy Home

RVA Print Richmond map print/Southside. 12 by 12 inches. Locally crafted. Paperterie. $45 framed, $25 unframed. 

Throw pillows Style your couch with these realtor-themed throw pillows. 18 inches square. Boho Basement. $35 each

Wood magnets Support your community with these eco-friendly wood magnets. Boho Basement. $6 each

4 Neighborhood Candle Soy candle poured into cocktail glasses emblazoned with either the the outline of Virginia or the name of your town. Once the candle is gone, remove the wick, hand wash, and viola! A unique rocks glass. Paperterie. $36

Bath Caddy Pine caddy fits most tubs. Variety of stain colors and sizes. Boho Basement. $35

COVID Coping Cards Cute thinking-of-you cards customized to our unusual times. 4 1/4" by 5 1/2", with matching envelopes. Paperterie. $5

Ceramic Tree Plate Dress up your home and your snacks for the season. Ladles and Linens. $10.95 each

Mr. and Mrs. Reindeer A chic Christmas decoration to brighten up your home this holiday season. $32.95-28.95

9 Set of 4 Cloth Napkins Classic farmhouse-style napkins are perfect for your next dinner. $24.95

Explore More

1 Heather Jersey Scarf Vibrantly colored heathered scarf. 19 by 78, handmade in Portland, Oregon. Paperterie, $38

Baskets and Bikes Tour Select from various 3- to 4-hour tours. Explore wineries and other points of interest. Picnic lunch included on select excursions. $125-$155

Wallet Alligator bifold made from select Italian leathers, hand stitched and hand dyed. $200. Shown with magenta color block card holder from Grand Leather Goods, sustainably sourced French goat skin, hand dyed and hand stitched. $85. Both from Boho Basement

Market Bag Head to the local produce stand with this eco-friendly market bag. 100% organic cotton rope, about 30 inches from top to tassel end. Boho Basement. $43

Crayon Roll Keep your kids occupied on the road with this crayon roll that organizes their coloring supplies. Alma House, $18

Dog/Cat Collar Take your furry friends on your travels with this dandelion print adjustable dog and cat collar. $15-$19

Custom Pet Keychain These custom pet portraits are drawn on a wood pendant from a provided photo, cut using a glowforge for precision. Naked Dog Boutique. $30

BruMate wine holder Carry your favorite beverages on all your adventures! Sassy Bee $30.95

9 Vegan leather travel bag Free your adventurous spirit with one of these stylish travel cases. Sassy Bee $14.95

Entertain More

Old Fashioned Glasses Relax with your favorite adult beverage in a starry nights old fashioned glass. Mongrel. Set of 2. $36.95

2 Festive Holiday Apron Perfect for the chef in your life. Ladles and Linens. $24.95

3 ZIP Code Napkins 3-ply cocktail napkins with local ZIP codes printed in white. Paperterie. $6

Embossing Cookie Dough Rolling Pin This merry rolling pin that leaves a festive stamp on your treats! Jane. $11.49

Brew Set Drink up the local brewery scene from home with this gift set. Includes a pint glass, coaster and bottle opener in a cellophane gift bag. Mongrel. $23.95

6 Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion Cookbook Be ready for any entertaining with this  gorgeous cookbook. Crate & Barrel. $24.95

7 Slice of Virginia Cutting/Serving Board Serve a slice of home with this bamboo cutting board. Laser engraved to show points of interest. Ladles and Linens. $15.95

Christmas Mugs Savor the holidays with a hot beverage in a seasonal mug. Ladles and Linens. $14.95

Virginia Serving Plate Treat your guests to your Virginia favorites with this serving platter. Sassy Bee $34.95

Look Sharp

All items from 707 Fine Clothing.

1 Bocara Cufflinks made in London: $150 Italian pocket squares $75 Lapel Flower Pin $20

2 707 Leather Belt California made. $100

3.Dormeuil Ready-Made Suit $2000 707 ready-made Dress shirts $175 707 Italian made tie $150 Tan Captoe Oxford Dress Shoes $395 Italian cotton socks $20

Novelty lining choices with custom garments

Custom Outerwear $2000 and up

Comfort Stretch Denims $200

Custom Shirting $250 and up Italian Silk Ties $150

8 Magnanni Dress Oxfords $375 to $450

9 Custom Dormeuil Suiting $2500 and up  

  • Crayon Roll
  • RVA Print
  • ZIP Code Napkins
  • COVID Coping Cards
  • Body Butter
  • Wood magnets
  • Throw Pillows
  • Bath Caddy
  • Market Bag
  • Wallets
  • Handmade soap
  • Slice of Virginia Board
  • Bikes and Baskets Tour
  • BooBooBag
  • Strand of Beads
  • Adjustable Collar
  • Pet Portrait Keychain
  • Hydro Flask
  • Embossed Rolling Pin
  • Cookbook
  • Scented Sprays
  • Apron
  • Neighborhood Candle
  • Starry Nights Glass
  • Tree Plate
  • Holiday Mugs
  • Brew Set
  • Richmond Coach Crew Sweatshirt
  • Heather Jersey Scarf
  • Beauty Basket
  • Virginia Serving Plate
  • Napkins
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reindeer
  • Reindeer socks
  • BruMate Wine Holder
  • Vegan Leather Travel Bags
  • 707 Accessories
  • 707 Belts
  • 707 Ready-Made Suit
  • 707 Novelty Linings
  • 707 Outerwear
  • 707 Denim
  • Custom Shirting
  • Dress Oxfords
  • Custom Suiting Colors and Swatches