Hiya, neighbor! *Best Mr. Rogers impersonation* One thing I am passionate about, as a small business owner and a long-time Leesburg resident (officially 9 years, almost to the day!) is “shopping small” and supporting our local businesses. The holidays are the perfect time to do just that. So what is a Loudoun Local? To me, it is someone who lives here, or works here, and loves it here in Loudoun County. We have so much amazing talent around us that you truly do not need to go far to find exactly what you’re looking for.
I am really excited to present you with the 2017 holiday gift guide for the Loudoun Local. The idea is for you to be able to go through this list, and do all of your holiday shopping without leaving town. Many of these items can even be ordered online and either shipped or hand delivered.
OK, obviously, I have to plug myself here.
Custom Leesburg letter art by Second Ave Photography makes an awesome gift for someones home or office! Personalize it with a last name or business name and choose from a wide variety of frame colors to suit the decor. $150 with free delivery within Loudoun County.
My absolute favorite. I swear by her citrus poppyseed soap and facial repair cream. But today, we are talking the ultimate in relaxation. Epsom salt + infused organic butters work together to relax tired achy muscles. Organic essential oils provide aromatherapy, curated to calm, cool + enliven. Choose from lavender, Japanese peppermint and menthol, or citrus – or, get one of each! Vegan, gluten free,USDA certified organic herbs + botanicals, USDA certified organic butters, USDA certified organic essential oils.
Bath bombs (set of 3 for $30) from Oh So Good Organics
Family (and veteran) owned and operated. Reeds in the Valley uses 100% soy and premium essential oils, all handmade and candles have wooden wicks. Each of their four children have one candle named after them and they each had a hand in developing a signature candle as well. Love the “mens” collection featuring unique scents such as cucumber wasabi cilantro. YUM!
Candles begin at $7, wax melts are $5.
June Jewell is a fine & graphic designer residing in Purcellville. She is known for her colorful animals done in acrylic paint on canvas, but has more recently been obsessed with watercolor paints on paper. She has a wide variety of work available for hanging or framing, some on her website, but mostly it covers the walls of her home & she has piles of work in her studio.
Her most requested works are custom & colorful pet portraits on stretched canvas. She can also include decorative elements, flowers, plants, etc. or items such as a favorite toy. All she needs from you is a picture of the subject animal in an either sitting or standing position & a favorite color for a background.
8″x10″ pet portraits for $60, other sizes & multiple pets also available by request & additional cost.
Holiday Bakers is a seasonal pop up bakery offering high quality, homemade baked treats. Truffle Brownies, shown here, make a wonderful addition to your dessert table or as a gift for teachers, co-workers, and friends. Available for pick up in November and December in Leesburg VA. Other delicious desserts include Pecan Pie Bars, Rum Cake, and Cranberry Cake. Their complete line of products can be found on Facebook.
Only $15 per 9″ pan.
Custom hand painted House or business portraits: Created from your photo in acrylic paints on 8×10 archival paper and matted to 11×14 for only $80. Please email Jeannie at email@example.com for your very own.
(Actual before & after shown of the cottage used to do the painting!!)
Carroll Vineyard Apple Wine
Can be warmed up and used as a mulled wine when spices are added or served cold the way it is.
Only $11.99 a bottle. Available at Leesburg Vintner, 29 South King Street
Know someone who would love amazing tea from Loudoun County’s own Dominion Tea but not sure if they are up for loose leaf? Now six of our best loose leaf teas are available in tea sachets. All the great flavor you expect from loose leaf tea in convenient pyramid shaped bags to make a great cup of tea anytime/anywhere. Choose from Shenandoah Blue, English Breakfast, Yunnan Sunrise, Pear Raspberry Green, Jasmine Green, or Ginger Honeybush.
Each box of 13 tea sachets is $9.99.
Bring a little rustic into your holidays! These wood-burned ornaments will add charm to any décor! Great for teachers, parents, neighbors and more, these wooden ornaments are sure to warm up any holiday gift. Designs vary and we welcome custom design ideas – just ask!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/DesignsByMegKerns/
Wood-burned ornaments, $6 each or 3 for $15.
Based on our favorite Music Together songs, these beautifully illustrated storybooks inspire singing, pre-literacy learning, and imaginative play between children and adults. Available for $16.00 these song-books are a great gift for any season. A downloadable song comes with each book.
We also offer gift certificates ranging from $25 – $200. Buy your little one (ages 0-5) the gift of music that will last a lifetime rather than another toy this season.
Southern Style Bows
Sparkles N’ Sass provides the latest and greatest in custom Hair Accessories. If you can dream it up, we can create it!
Prices Per Custom Item range from $4.00-$15.00
Now Offering 20% off for all Second Ave Photography clients!
XL size as pictured, $10 each. Medium size (4in wide) are $5 each.
Vedic Potion Hair Nourishment Herbal Oil, an ancient remedy for modern times
Vedic Potion‘s specially designed ayurvedic formula & unique blend of naturally grown and hand picked vedic herbs (Curry Leaves, Hibiscus, Aloe Vera, Indian Gooseberry/Amla, Black Seed, Peppercorn) are infused in cold pressed certified organic carrier oils (Coconut, Sesame, Castor) along with naturally sourced Vitamin E & Lavender Essential Oil to create a hair nourishing and conditioning herbal oil that promotes hair growth. Recommended for normal to dry scalp/hair as a pre-poo treatment.
Comes in 2 sizes – 4oz for $17.99 and 8oz for $25.99
Wolfe Soap Co has a variety of scented and unscented soaps available for purchase. This cherry almond scented bar soap is the perfect addition to any holiday gift bag this season! We also specialize in all natural salves, lotion bars and sell soap sacks and scrubbers. We are here to provide the all natural soap that your body longs for and deserves. Try us and you will see the Wolfe Soap Co difference. We aim to provide products that make you feel great, that you can feel great about using.
Cherry Almond scent, $5
Inspired by a star-filled night sky, these Argentium sterling silver earrings feature hand-drilled holes in a variety of sizes. Accented by stones of your choice, these hollow-form earrings have both volume and scale while remaining incredibly lightweight – making them perfect for everyday wear. Other stone options available upon request. These earrings are made-to-order. As such, please allow approximately 3 weeks for shipping.
Metals: Argentium Sterling Silver
Stone: 4mm Gemstones
Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.5 x 0.3 inches (46 x 14 x 7.5 mm)
My email address: email@example.com
Cassiopea earrings by Pepperbush Jewelry, $190.00
These compact mirrors are GORGEOUS and you can see your GORGEOUS self in them. Each compact arrives beautifully packaged in a Two Jaynes box and ready for gift giving!
Gift items galore over at Two Jaynes, Loudoun county mother-daughter small business. Classy bling rings, assorted bookmarks, pearl earrings, military inspired hairbands, unique trinket dishes, upcycled wine cork trivets, and MORE! Prices for these items rain gen from $7-$29.
Monogrammed compact mirror, $16
If you need a cute and practical small gift, then a holiday EOS lip balm card is perfect for you! Order just 1 or a set of 6 to have on hand for teachers, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers. Each card comes with an EOS lip balm for you to attach to the card. Gift packaging is also available. Write a short note and say “Happy Holidays!” with a fun card and useful lip balm! Visit creighations.etsy.com
to order yours.
EOS Lip Balm Cards, $12/each or holiday set of 6 for $65
Reusable Snack Bags from Sharp Plant Designs
are the perfect way to save money and
the planet this holiday season. Great for veggies, fruits, and all the other small snacks that no one likes stuck under the seats in their car. In fact, this bag’s storage capabilities are unlimited (except for things that are too big, because they won’t fit). These fun bags are machine washable and come in fun prints like Unicorn, Gummy Bear, Minecraft, Flamingos, Batman, and more! Made in Virginia by Real Moms
Real Life Specifics:
Sandwich sized bag (7.5″ x 7.5”)-$8.00
Large bag (11”x7.5”)-$10.00
Velcro Closure and Waterproof Lining
This handmade unicorn wreath is approximately 30 inches long and measures 22 inches wide at the fullest part of the main. This wreath can be customized to any mane color, unicorn horn color, and ribbon color you like! As shown, this white unicorn wreath has a blue, pink, and purple mane with a gold horn and matching ribbon. This wreath can also be made without the unicorn horn if you are interested in a horse wreath! Ordering is done through our Facebook business page www.facebook.com/cedozseasons
. Just send a message and your one of a kind unicorn or horse wreath will be handmade to your specifications!
Unicorn Wreath, $60
Have time to stroll through downtown Leesburg? Check out the Very Virginia Shop! This store is dedicated to all things Virginia, from gourmet foods to souvenirs and postcards, Virginia-themed gift baskets, and they showcase work by lots of talented local artisans. (Shameless self promotion number two: Pick up your own framed Leesburg letter art by yours truly. Very Virginia is carrying a smaller, non-personalized version exclusively!)
Beer sampler from Delirium Cafe! OK, I made that up. Sort of. All of their regular bottled beers (nearly 400 of them!) are half off so you can mix and match for holiday bottle shares, with lots of large formats for bigger celebrations. Stop by and grab a few of your favorite bottles, or some you’ve never tried before.
DIY Beer not quiet your thing? They will also have holiday-themed gift baskets which include a shirt, beers, and glasses available from $25 that can even be shipped. AND you’ll be able to build your own basket as well to make the perfect gift!
All Things New Again. We are a furniture and paint boutique. Some gift ideas … home decor items, we have lots of cute Christmas and holiday decor items, paint for your crafty DIY friends …we also do gift cards. We do painting workshops where we offer a project each month that you come in and paint. We have a lot of customers buy gift cards for their friends. Then when our new schedule is posted, they all sign up together and come take the workshop. It’s a fun present for girlfriends. Monthly projects are only $45!
POPCYCLE is a music-centric, full-body, high-energy cycling studio in Ashburn. POPCYCLE offers a series of exhilarating, rhythm-based rides that leave you feeling like your best self. Each class combines calorie burning endurance intervals and weighted segments. POPCYCLE’s passionate and talented instructors pour hours into preparing their classes so that you — the rider — are absorbed in the POPCYCLE Experience and Ride Happy! Enjoy 25% off class packs of 5, 10, or 20!
Mobile Nails 4U is offering a dazzling holiday gel manicure service for new clients. For only $35 a licensed Mobile Nails 4U nail technician brings all the equipment, supplies and polishes necessary to give you a stunning gel manicure in the comfort of your home. Since we bring the salon to you, we can take our time and focus on quality giving you a better than salon gel manicure without the hassle of the salon. You get to sit back and relax while the Mobile Nails 4U technician removes your existing polish and buffs and shapes your nails. Top quality gel polish is applied and a UV lamp is used to cure the polish. Mobile Nails 4U methods and polishes are the best, so our gel manicure should last at least 2 weeks. This gives you plenty of time for your nails to look dazzling for the holiday parties you’ll attend. Happy Holidays from Mobile Nails 4U!
Momtography™ is the jumpstart DSLR photography class designed with moms in mind. This 4 hour jumpstart course taught at the Loudoun Photo Loft in Lovettsville, VA will deliver the basics to get your DSLR camera out of AUTO mode and working for you in any situation. Former teacher and Momtography™ founder Beryl Young aims to show her students how to find confidence and excitement behind the lens of a camera. You’ll leave class inspired and loving both your photos and your life.
Classes are $249.
Ok, now tell me who doesn’t need this?? “Give the gift of organization”
2 hours for $100, to help declutter and organize a problem area of your loved ones choice. Included is take away service to set up sales or donations on their behalf. Contact Mandy @ MP Organizes (703) 474-6664 Mandy@mporganizes.com
Mini Polish/Lavish Duo $38
Instantly soften and smooth skin with a decadent combo of natural sugar, fruit acids and ginger root for a rich exfoliating experience. Botanical extracts of lemon, rosemary and ginger help to lift impurities from the skin’s surface
EVER is botanically derived skincare with proven clinical results, without the use of toxic chemicals or hormone disrupters. Nature made better by science for the best transformation in your skin.
Contact Danielle Sririnsky to order.
Multi-Masker Set $68 ($105 value)
Infused with deep-cleansing kaolin clay, each of these masks can be used alone for all-over effects or applied in specific areas of the face for more targeted benefits. No. 1 Brightening Facial Mask creates an illuminated and more even-toned complexion with vitamin C. No. 2 Plumping Facial Mask gives skin a firm, toned, more youthful appearance with plumping peony root. No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask absorbs excess oil and draws out impurities with activated charcoal. Set also includes a Mask Brush to precisely apply different formulas to targeted areas of the face, all presented in a reusable gift tin.
30 ml / 1 fl oz each. Beautycounter is an education-first company with a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. We offer cutting-edge products that work beautifully without compromising health. Each mask in the set is formulated without artificial colorants or “synthetic fragrance” — a term used for scent blends that may contain dozens of ingredients linked to reproductive and hormone disruption.
To try before buying, contact Erin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (571) 296-3009.
The Pinot for Paws gift box from viaONEHOPE makes a lovely gift for the wine and dog lovers in your life. This best-selling gift box includes: ONEHOPE Pinot Noir, tennis ball, #winenot canvas bone dog toy, cotton rope toy, and gourmet treats. Every box helps one animal find a forever home. Reach out to Lavonne to order, just $49 + tax and shipping.
The doTERRA Athlete’s Kit is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who enjoys an active lifestyle and is looking to support their health in natural ways. All wrapped up in a reusable zippered pouch for on the go use, this kit contains some of our favorite products for new and experienced users. Deep Blue Rub (120ml) provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas. Breathe essential oil blend maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. On Guard essential oil blend is an effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support and can be used to clean surfaces at the gym, while out shopping and at home. Lavender essential oil is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. Lavender can be diffused at night, after an event, or applied to soothe the skin. Melaleuca essential oil, one of our most popular and versatile oils, can be used for a variety of athletic needs for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Peppermint essential oil promotes a boost when feeling fatigued or low on energy. Contact Hannah Lindsay at 240-672-2005 for more information on wholesale pricing or purchase retail $100 at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/hannahlindsay