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Shop Local & DIY for your Valentine or Galentine

Because ladies celebrating ladies is always a great idea, we have included a local gift giving highlight for all the loves you have in your life.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out some of these local shops, it’s the perfect excuse to take the time to find something special for that someone special.


Dear Neighbor

From your pooch, bestie, sig fig, to baby; they have a little something for literally every love in your life. They’ve got two special collaborations planned for VDay. On Sunday, February 11th Crewel and Unusual will be in the shop to to place an order for a custom embroidered saying or design on a t-shirt. On VDay, Field Day Creative will be at the shop to provide two options for floral arrangements.  They’ve also hand selected a few special items for the holiday. Featured below are rose gold earrings by Drift Riot, Tops Malibu love sparklers, Moon River Naturals Soak, Ashkahn Cards, and Fine & Raw Chocolate.



Family Dollar

If you’d like some standard VDay kitch or something to wrap up all those goodies for your lovie, stop by the local Family Dollar. They have these neat sequined pillows by the card section that can change color by just dragging your finger over them.



Whenever I walk into this beautiful little shop, I feel like I’ve entered Narnia.  They have a lovely selection of hand crafted items for your special someone. Featured below are Hypoestes, Earth Star Kokedama,Caputa in an Urthenware dish and an array of succulents.



Roaring Pines

This place has a great selection of American made practical items. While you’re there, be sure to grab a drink, they have some neat throwbacks including egg creams and drinking vinegar. And of course, many choices of coffee. Featured below are Square Trade Goods Co. incense, The Grandpa Soap Co. epsom salt and rose clay soap, Field Notes notebooks, and some yummy candy bar options.


Tiny Space

From handpicked vintage to Church Hill artisan, handcrafted  items, you’ll find something special here. For Vday they have put together some gift boxes for easy shopping. Featured below is a local CH resident, Madeline Thieringer’s handmade book about love, Lamplighter coffee, NA NIN candles, Pan Natural Goods Soap and some vintage dishware. Photos of the gift boxes are courtesy of Tiny Spaces taken by a local photographer,  Dorian Maris.



For the foodie lovers, WPA has put together two options for a Sweetheart Box that won’t hurt your stomach. The Gluten Free option macaroons, caneles, mini cupcakes, and mini cookies.  The Vegan option will include brownie bites, macaroons, cookies, and cupcakes.


If you’re more of a DIY type, here’s a creative way to share some time with that special someone or your favorite group of gal pals. I can proudly say that I had a Pinterest win (amongst the many previous fails) with this DIY tabletop greenhouse terrarium made from dollar store picture frames.

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Catherine Illian 02/13/2018 at 2:07 PM

What a great list!
A gift certificate for a Richmond Rides Bicycle tour and one of our yummy t-shirts is always a welcome gift too!!

Catherine Illian 02/13/2018 at 2:08 PM

Oops forgot our website

Vanessa Reyes
Vanessa Reyes 02/14/2018 at 10:07 PM

The WPA sweetheart box did not disappoint. Noms!

Juliellen 02/15/2018 at 8:56 AM

My sweetheart really liked the box from Dear Neighbor. Thank you for the reminder of all our wonderful local businesses!

Helena Semeraro
Helena Semeraro 02/15/2018 at 11:13 AM

Not too late to join Miss Priss Tea Co and the Inn at PH! We are hosting a Tea and Breakfast soiree this Sunday! All are welcome, tickets and information on the event page!


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