Richmond Local Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020! | Richmond Moms

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping in 2020 will be a little different, but we already know that… This year we focused only on local businesses here in Richmond. Here are some of our favorites – Happy Shopping!   Jump to a section:

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For Kids

We’ve hand picked some of our favorite and most unique gifts and experiences for kids this year. All businesses are following strict covid safety procedures to keep everyone safe, but if you are opting to keep cozy at home this winter, they all offer gift cards that can be redeemed later. There are also some super cute toys and accessories available, many handmade and customizable. 


Goldfish Swim Lessons


Goldfish Swim School Richmond – West End is offering a special eGift holiday promotion.

Purchase a family credit between $25 and $500 and receive a 25% multiplier. For example, if you purchase $100, you will receive $125; $200 will receive $250, etc.

*eGift can be purchased for yourself or as a gift. Open to members and non-members.


Pineapple Street Shop


Pineapple Street Shop is a boutique featuring beautifully crafted, timeless clothing for children and gifts. With close attention to classic details and quality construction, the shop includes many items that will be treasured by parents and children alike. 


Bumble & BB Sensory Kits


Play the sensory way! Sensory play nourishes a child’s mind, body and soul. Each sensory kit includes homemade nontoxic playdough, Kinetic Sand, rolling pin, magnetic playmat and various sensory items for hours of imaginative play. Each kit also includes a bright, reusable box (8×4.5×2) that comes tied with burlap and adorned with a wooden cutout that corresponds to the kit’s theme – ready to gift! 





A classic Waldorf educational toy, peg dolls promote imaginative, open ended play for kids of all ages. ThisPegcellentLife dolls are made of sturdy birch wood and hand painted locally in Richmond, VA.


*Not suitable for children under 3 years of age


Children's Museum


Give children the gift of learning through play! The Children’s Museum is offering educational and fun classes starting at just $20! Learn more here.


Snow Globe Santa



Breaking News: There’s been an accident at the North Pole and Santa is stuck in a snow globe! Will Santa get to visit all the good boys and girls before Christmas this year? Will he get out in time to deliver presents?

A creative solution to keep the tradition of Santa Claus alive. This holiday season may look different, but we can always share the joy of the Christmas spirit!

Save Christmas and order your copy today! Add a customized message too!


The Penn Cushion


Handmade crochet items made with love! Find the perfect gift this holiday season with so many beautiful and unique items to choose from. All are super cozy and super cute!


W: | IG: @thepenncushion


Narwhal's Ice Cream - Ice Cream Rolling Classes!


Get a behind the scenes look at how we roll, your favorite NarWhals Rolled Ice Cream, that is. Then it’s your turn, Yep, your turn to show us your skills.

Down for the challenge?! No need to worry, you will be taught by one of our one of a kind NarWhals crew members. Come and join the fun! Sign up here and use discount code “RICHMOND MOM” for a 15% discount at checkout. Gift Cards available!

For Moms

The holiday season is crazy during normal years, but this year has been especially crazy, and for many moms, especially stressful. So this year, we have some great gifts to help Mom relax this holiday season and some good excuses to prioritize self care.

Clean Crafted, Organic Wine

The Holiday Season is here and Scout & Cellar has just released their perfectly curated selections of Red & White wines for the season. Help us support small crop farmers and businesses! The Scout & Cellar wines are delicious and organic. You still get the bold bright flavors of traditional wine.


Why Scout & Cellar:

1. No added sugar (half the calories of a traditional glass).
2. 100% Vegan (traditional wine has animal by-product), many of the wines are gluten free (traditional wines often have added gluten)
3. Low or no sulfites
4. Supports small farmers
5. Try the gift sets and receive free shipping. Also, any order over $99 has free shipping!


PS – if you don’t love the wine – 100% money back!

The perfect book for all Moms:


Are you trying to balance raising a family with maintaining your own identity? Have you ever been so exhausted that you showed up to a meeting carrying your baby’s diaper bag instead of your briefcase? In her debut collection, I Love You More Than Coffee, Melissa Face writes about the emotions we all experience as parents: anticipation, joy, fear, guilt, and worry. Whether you are a new or seasoned parent, you will find common ground in Melissa’s heartfelt, humorous, and authentic stories of her life with two young children. If you love coffee a lot and your kids (a little) more, this book is for you. Fill your mug with your favorite brew and settle in with I Love You More Than Coffee.


Whoever said gift cards are impersonal, never got one like this! 🤩

I create systems that sustain your space’s functionality so you can stop worrying and start living!

Let me help you get it together, TODAY!”

– Sarah
Owner & Founder
Get It Together RVA

** Mention this story and get 10% off! **

Have a friend, family member, co-worker or client you would love to surprise with a gift of their favorite things? Let me handle the load of shopping and putting it together all within your budget!


Brighten The Load is happy to help with occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, baby and bridal showers, wedding gifts, wedding welcome and bridal party, graduation, college survival, realtor closings and housewarmings, corporate clients, birthdays, teacher, hostess, grandparents, Valentine’s Day, auction baskets, etc. They can also assist with birthday party favors, Christmas exchange gifts, bachelorette party baskets and professional assistant baskets.


After receiving any inspirational photos and your questionnaire details, they promise to create and deliver to you a custom, thoughtful gift basket!

Nora’s Nook: Selling Unique, Rare and Vintage Collectibles

The phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is something of a motto for Norah’s Nook.  Inspired by Norah, our grey and white cat, who takes items from around the house (ie: hair ties, glasses cloths, tissues, bottle caps, twist ties, etc.) and stores them in a box in the corner of our living room that we have dubbed – you guessed it – “Norah’s Nook”, I figured she would be the perfect mascot. 

At Norah’s Nook, you will find unique, rare, vintage, and collectible items from around the world that I have acquired from estate sales and auctions.  I research every item, and sell them through Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest: @norahsnooksells.  Then, every Friday I go live on Facebook for a “Feature Friday” going into detail about one of the amazing items I have found – and sharing discounts for that item (and a smaller discount for the store) using a secret word!  So please come follow me for great finds – even greater deals – and pop up appearances from our lovely cats.  As Norah would say, have a purr-fect day!

Handmade Soaps, Scrubs, Bath Bombs and more!



Andrea’s Craft Corner offers Bath, Body & Spa products, hand crafted to make you feel pampered. This mom of 5 runs this business all on her own and all products are handmade and meticulously created with YOU in mind. She loves the process of creating and sourcing supplies from other small businesses like hers.

For Dads


We also found some fun and unique gifts for Dad! Richmond is a great city, so we’re lucky to have some cool stores and are offering shipping or easy pick up.

Rest in Pieces – Richmond’s Premier Oddities Shop


At Rest in Pieces, we specialize in unique gifts that you won’t find anywhere else in the city! Rest in Pieces is full of meticulously hand-selected items that have taken us years to procure.  Collectively our DIY mentality and morbid aesthetic has established Rest in Pieces as Virginia’s premier oddity shop. Our store and inventory are constantly evolving, you never know what you may find during your visit!

For Everyone

There were so many great gifts that we realized would be a wonderful surprise for just about anyone in your life! Below are our favorites:

Want a beautiful space but have enough on your mental load already?


They offer affordable virtual interior design services.  Let them design an inviting space in your home for you and your family to enjoy. After receiving your room and any inspirational photos (Pinterest board) and questionnaire, they will work with you to create a vision you can implement at your own pace.  A quick sketch of your floor plan is always helpful but is optional.


Leave the designing and sourcing to them, so you can focus on the best part-putting it all together!

Raising Green Kids


Raising Green Kids is a mom-owned small business in Richmond , Virginia committed to helping families live a stylish eco friendly lifestyle.
They hand make sustainable items such as reusable snack and sandwich bags, felted wool dryer balls and essential oil scents, unpaper towels, unbleached flour sack towels, owie bags, and more.

Jannell is the owner and operator of RVA Personal Shopping. She’s been providing the RVA area with professional full-service personal shopping since April 2018. With her services, you’ll always pay in-store prices, receive your receipt, and can shop anywhere, including hardware stores, greenhouses and nurseries, local shops and restaurants, meat markets, and farmers’ markets! She delivers right to your door, or wherever you choose within her delivery area.

Download the app and start your list today!

Welcome to Richmond’s newest dance school!  The Richmond Academy of Ballet (RAB) is founded on principles of love, respect, and service.  Each student is given our full attention in a warm and caring environment. Through the enjoyment of classical ballet, our students learn universal values of reverence, beauty, courage, and strength. 
RAB will be announcing its permanent home soon!  In the meantime, we are offering small (max. 3 students), socially distanced, masked classes in our temporary studio on a month-to-month basis.  In addition to ballet and pointe, we offer jazz, tap, hip-hop, and a stretch class for dancers aged 2.5 to adult.  Whether you are searching for professional training or simply want the joy of expressing yourself through movement, we have a class for you!
Schedule a free evaluation or enroll now.
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