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A gift should be thoughtful, special, and meaningful.  Gifting a handmade, local item that was made with love is more special than a mass produced item from a big box store.   Show the recipient that you truly took the time to find an item that symbolizes the relationship you share.

Here is a quick guide to 5 Virginia women owned businesses, 4 of which are in RVA! They are all offering discounts in collaboration with the blog, so save yourself some money.

NICE Designs

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Anna is the owner and creative genius behind Nice Designs, where she curates the most gorgeous clutches. More importantly, she’s authentic, kind, and an amazing person. You can find her products at Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds in the Fan, Vintage Antique Shack, and Gather. Mention FITFAMILYLIFEBLOG at checkout and receive 10% off.

Bellhouse Soap Works

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Bethany, her husband and 4 kids renovated a home, purchased chickens, and soon goats were added. To support their growing goat addiction, they ventured into soap making and lotion and the rest is history. Bell House Soap Works is offering 10% off your purchase price when buying on her website with mentioning FITFAMILYLIFEBLOG! Free shipping on orders over 50$ on her website, linked here and a free bar for local pick up over 50$. Check her out on Instagram at @bellhousesoapworks.

Faye Street Studios

RVA company that was created as an outlet from the owner Emily’s 9-5 job. She loves everything glittery, gold, and graphic design. Faye Street Studios is the perfect merge of the two. She runs the entire shop out of her house, and each piece is created by hand, so no two will ever be the same. (I have the awesome Richmond print hanging in our guest bathroom, and it always gets lots of compliments!)

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I recommend this gift for anyone who loves RVA or for a Virginia friend who has moved away and wants to keep RVA or VA present in their home or office. She creates many other cities and states as well, so go browse her Website here, shop on Etsy here, Facebook page here, and on Instagram @fayestreetstudios!

Girls Day Out

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Amy is the boss babe behind Girls Day Out, a Charlottesville based company. Since she was a little girl she has dabbled in the world of design on many levels. Since having children of her own, I have been able to keep my focus on designs for the fashion forward girls in our lives – both big and little. She is dedicated and passionate about what she does, so you can be assured that any Girls Day Out piece will deliver unsurpassed quality and style. She works at home in a fully equipped studio and can assure a quick turnaround time when your order is placed. On average, items are shipped 2-3 days after your order comes in. Check her out on instagram @girlsdayoutamy and check out her Etsy shop here

Honeysuckle & Co.

Courtney and Brittney wanted to create beautiful signs for their own homes and ended up making signs for everyone elses.  Their company began in 2017 and focus their designs on baby gear and home decor, but are happy to create custom needs for your family!

You will find their work at the Vintage Antique Shack in Powhatan – wander over and check out their signs. Make sure you mention FITFAMILYLIFEBLOG when you check out to get 10% your purchase.  Find them on Instagram @honeysuckledesignsco and  Facebook page here!

Let the stress of gift hunting and purchasing wash away, these ladies have you covered! These are items that I trust, I own, and recommend and I have a feeling you will be back for more as soon as you discover them as well!

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