By Janna M. Hall | CEO, Leap Innovative Group
’Tis the season!
As we gear up for another joyful holiday with family and friends, and prepare for the exchanging of presents, take a moment to consider giving the gift that keeps on giving. Support Black business this season—stuff your stockings with presents from the many Black-owned businesses in the Richmond area. From clothing boutiques to wellness spas, the options are endless! Here are a few of our favorite stocking stuffers of 2017:
Gift certificate to Main Street Spa & Wellness Center. This Black-owned spa in the heart of Carytown is where rejuvenation begins. Enjoy full-body massages, cleansing facials, rejuvenating hydrotherapy, body wraps, and more. Give the gift of health and wellness; stuff your loved one’s stocking with a gift certificate to Main Street Spa.
Gift certificate to Canvas the Salon. Located in historic Jackson Ward, Canvas the Salon is where beauty meets art. It marries creativity, innovation, integrity, and passion to create an upscale, total wellness experience for its guests. Founder and Owner Jevata Herman transforms hair through edgy cuts, vibrant colors, and classic styles that allow your outer beauty to match the beauty within. Click here to treat a loved one to an appointment and help them kick off a new year with a new ‘do!
Toddler tees from Little Nomad. This children’s apparel shop boasts a collection of modern, high-quality graphic tees and onesies that combine hip-hop lyrics with clean designs. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond on West Broad Street, Little Nomad allows our little ones to rep their love for RVA in style. Fun Fact: It doubles as a gathering place where adults and children learn, grow, and connect over their shared devotion to the RVA community. Shop here.
Sadie Babies Bowtique. Sadie Babies Bowtique handcrafts infant and children’s hair accessories and bowties with love. What first began as a hobby of making her own newborn daughter’s headbands turned into a small business when Siedah Anyango’s creations drew the attention of family and friends. This holiday season, fill your stockings with beautiful bowties, headbands, and more from Sadie Babies Bowtique! Visit their Facebook page to purchase products or place a custom order today.
Bizibibb. Bizibibb is the ultimate garment protection for the stylish professional. An innovative solution to an age-old problem, Bizibibb protects your business shirts from spills without disrupting your clean-cut, professional look. It’s the perfect gift for the dapper—but clumsy—professional in your life. Get yours here.
Mr. Klean Kut custom bow-tie. There’s no better gift to a man of impeccable taste than a custom bow-tie to match his style. Mr. Klean Cut offers VCU, Virginia-based high school, and holiday-themed bow-ties. Visit Mr. Klean Kut’s site and place your order here.
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