Shop Local This Holiday Season!

I Love RVA & Supporting Small Business!

For the past few years, I have created a shop local list, and it’s always a huge hit.
I’m at it again with a brand new RVA Gift Guide for 2022!

RVA is filled with amazing small businesses perfect for gifting! I’d love to support all of them, but for now here is a list of just a few of these great Virginia finds. Chosen by me for no reason other than I love what they have to offer! Many of these small businesses create beautiful, handmade, unique items that anyone would love to receive as a gift.
I hope you enjoy this local RVA Holiday Gift Guide! Go ahead and treat yourself while you’re at it! 😉

Each of these, I have personally purchased from, come back to time and time again and also believe and support what they stand for.

Even if you don’t purchase anything, you can still support these businesses just by giving them a like, comment or mentioning them to someone else.
Because as always, local businesses need and appreciate our support, now and all year long.

Check out the 2022 RVA Gift Guide below!

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Studio Two Three

An RVA Community Art Space with a strong mission and vision for a better future for all. Shop amazing finds to support local artists. This is where I buy 90% of the art on my walls.
Winter Market Nov 26 – Dec 24.

Cross Creek Nursery

One of my favorite places in RVA. To shop, browse and say hello to the goats. Also a great place to purchase your Christmas trees and wreaths!

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Hill and River Company

Hand poured candles with inspiration from the Hill City to the River City. Husband and wife team hard at work! Not only are they wonderful people, but they create some truly amazing scents to fill your home.

the Wild Wander

One of my go-to local shops! I love Clara’s detailed Illustrations. From prints, to cards, to shirts, to stickers, she has a bit of it all! Discover the wonders of nature with outdoors inspired paper goods and gifts.

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Dayum Jam

Queer and trans owned, small-batch crafter of all natural jams, pickles, and salsas named after hit songs. Check them out, read their story, they are doing wonderful things for the community.

Fragment Jewelery Co

When you want your ears to feel fun and funky. Queer-owned. Small batch jewelry for ALL. Made by @sarahschultztaylor

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Science Museum of VA

Not exactly small business – but local, and one of our fav places in the city! We get a family membership each year. And right now they are 15% off!

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Browse the Holiday Catalogue. Shop unique local and VA handmade goodies. Support the local art community online or in person!

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Tina Take My Photo

Everyone desires beautiful photos! Did you know that I offer Gift Certificates? Treat yourself or your loved one to custom, unique photography.

Happy & Safe Shopping, Friends!

Tina Take My Photo has not been compensated by any of the above businesses. I’ve hand chosen each link in this gift guide purely because I love the products and want to spread some love and awareness for local small businesses like myself during the Holiday Season.

If you are a local business that would like to be included in my online gift guide, send me a message! I’d love to know more about your services and products

Or, if you would like to let me know about another amazing small business, please let me know! I would love to keep the list going and support more Virginia businesses.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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