The DCWBC Women-Owned Holiday Gift Guide

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The DC Women’s Business Center (DCWBC) Holiday Gift Guide is a list of over 60 unique products, exciting experiences and professional services from women-owned small businesses. Whether you are buying a special gift item, or seeking personal services this holiday season, please consider supporting a woman-owned small business by choosing from the companies in this gift guide. Happy shopping! 

For stocking stuffing

Support businesses that are creating and curating products. 

The Bibliofile is an online bookstore that sells new and gently used books owned by a husband and wife team based in Washington, DC.

PO’UP! is a trivia card created by Lizz Rene. PO’UP is for adults and is available online and for purchase at Busboys & Poets (DC), Gift Shop (DC) and Happy Cork (Brooklyn).

Candid Almond founded by Deb Almond, was inspired by the inventive and hilarious signs in the 2017 Women’s March and has evolved over time to include art prints, cards, apparel, accessories and home goods. (Located at ShopHer) 

Health & wellness

Support businesses devoted to creating healthy mind sets and habits. 

Crown Elevate Project founded by Princess Brownfield is a virtual and in person mental wellness coaching specifically tailored to the needs of all gender defining women, and incarcerated/facility bound women.

RD Emily LLC is a nutrition practice based in the DC Metro area whose registered dietitians work exclusively from a weight-inclusive and non-diet lens.

Roadmap to Holistic Health is a holistic health team that provides dynamic health and wellness seminars, workshops, coaching and ready to eat meals to get you on the road to optimal health.

MD Nutrition and Lifestyle (MDN&L) is a nutrition private practice that addresses the desires of clients to understand how to improve their health and quality of life – offering telehealth or telemedicine visits.

For the furry friends

Support businesses creating a happy place for furry friends. 

Retro Pupz founded by Cierra Roberts offers many domestic pet services including in-home training, walking and boarding.

The Muttropolitan Pet is all about community, compassion and education, offering pet care services in Ward 7 and Ward 8 in Washington, DC, founded by Chanell Durham.

For the family 

Support businesses creating family experiences and support. 

Hortiki Plants founded by scientist Victoria LeBeaux is an eco-friendly seed starting kit company, perfect for container gardeners, plant lovers and foodies!

Nounou Nanny is a boutique placement agency that provides personalized service to fit your family needs. Nannies and parents alike have access to continued support, advice, tips, and training.

For the foodie

Support food businesses that are feeding their local community. 

Greater Goods Convenience is an online shop curated with healthy, ethical and affordable snacks and home goods, offering same day delivery in Arlington, VA.

District Pop is a Washington, DC, based popcorn company that offers delicious, handcrafted gourmet popcorn made in small batches. District Pop offers corporate, catered and fundraising packages for local organizations.

Blum Tea was created by Keisha Cofield to share with the world the richness and flavorful blend variations of tea!

Harmonious Kitchen is a Japanese home-style catering and meal delivery company offering food education and cooking courses.

Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn founded by Aunt Sue and Uncle Dave is blended with a secret blend of sugar, salt, premium corn kernels and 100% corn oil. (Located at ShopHer) 

For the adventure seeker

Support businesses creating virtual and IRL experiences.

A Tour of Her Own founded by Kaitlin Calogera and her team provides the ultimate guide to women’s history and culture in Washington, DC, specializing in historical tours, special events and virtual experiences!

Happied founded by Sharon Coa,  provides easy to book, virtual and DIY experiences your teams and clients can enjoy from anywhere.

Washington Walks provides virtual experiences, memberships and tours throughout the Washington, DC, area.

DC Design Tours specializes in providing historical tours of Washington, DC, with a focus on architecture and design.

For the conscious shoppers

Support green and eco-friendly businesses.

Asli Pure is a natural body care brand that creates harmful free body scrubs, bath accessories and body oils for the skin and hair founded by Thea Browne-Dennis. 

Blu Ink Nail Lacquer is a beauty brand that specializes in eco-conscious nail lacquer and nail care products.

For professionals and brand builders

Support businesses solving unique needs. 

HealHer Photography founded by Lisa Brown, a photographer based in Washington, DC, shoots a diverse range of people of color for commercial and editorial clients, all with a clean aesthetic using film photography.

Sarea-Flo Productions is a boutique-style production company that specializes in film and television production, video production, theater arts and writing.

Melanie Bates Consulting  (MBC) is a strategic policy and communications firm with an overall focus on criminal justice reform.

Miki Clayton Talent specializes in providing employment coaching and relationship management services to clients.

MSY Associates, LLC is a strategic communications firm that helps leaders build brands that transform people and organizations through brand development, creative storytelling and multimedia production.

Baer Technology makes technology understandable and accessible to their clients by providing residential and business technical support and training.

English with Purpose offers advanced online group and individual American English classes for international professionals and students.

Leah M. Joppy & Associates’ primary focus is to help clients solve workplace problems, resolve conflict, communicate effectively and build strong working teams.

English Accent Tutor founded by Ellen Conover offers tutoring services tailored to meet clients’ individual needs for improving speech – currently operating as a tele practice at this time.

Kersellius Kreations was formed to help bring client’s visions to life through strategic planning and coordination providing micro planning services to day-of-coordination and servicing the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

MDB Communications is a full-service, media-neutral agency that’s powered by experienced leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

Oasis Branding is a design & technology agency based in Washington, DC, that tailors consumer psychology to resonating, aesthetically pleasing content that engage and inspire global consumers.

Ochstein Strategies was founded by Jodi, a strategic thinker who applies her unique background in web development, branding and business coaching to help women see themselves as leaders and launch their own empires.

Results One is committed to delivering high-quality diversity, inclusion training and digital accessibility consulting services.

Multi-Lan-World provides a small group setting, full, part-time, and one-on-one training for most global languages.

Creative Marketing Concepts was founded by marketing professional Sabrina Sylvester. Her team specializes in marketing consultation and management for small businesses.  

For getting this done

Support businesses creating products and services for business and individual needs. 

AIVI Global founded by Raphaela O’Brien specializes in providing smart home and business automation solutions to make your home or offices secure, elegant, enjoyable and easy to use!

Cosentino Interiors is a boutique firm in the Washington, DC, region that offers full service and online interior design, specializing in modern styles with vintage flair.

Creative Style Painting Co. provides residential and commercial painting services including drywall, finishing, repair, deck cleaning and staining.

Voz Speech Therapy is a pediatric bilingual speech therapy practice that provides individualized services based on the specific needs of your child in Washington, DC.

Ducks In A Row founded by Judi Epstein provides finance, business and home organizations services. Judi brings her professional experience as a scheduler, accountant and event planner to make organization easy for you.

Signature Only Cleaning Services LLC, is a DC-based, minority-owned business dedicated to commercial and residential cleaning and proudly serving the DMV area.

Tenley Town Lawn & Landscape specializes in designing, planning and building functional landscape designs for clients in Northwest DC and surrounding areas.

Husband Therapeutics provides self-directed and driven programs that promote the desire and need to be independent at work, home, community and in daily activities.

Thrive Hair Bar is owned by Ajia Minnis, she is here to revolutionize the natural hair salon experience, currently accommodating 1 client at a time in her studio suite in Arlington, VA.

For the fashionista

Support businesses that create authethnic, hand-made and curated products. 

SL Fashion Design founded by Sifa Gboro provides custom apparel design, alterations and customized fabric patterns.

Your Style Is Forever is an  innovative styling company that specializes in personal shopping, style development, closet editing and wardrobe enhancements.

Metal & Stone Creations specializes in bespoke pieces and repurposing of heirloom jewelry.

Gabrielle Ginger is a lifestyle brand with a sophistication and timeless style on handbags, linen scarves, napkins, and serveware and accent everything. (Located at ShopHer) 

YUL d’UZ specializes in women’s outerwear and accessories using a traditional, handmade material from Central Asia.(Located at ShopHer) 

Bataz is a globally inspired brand that uses ethically sourced fashion, jewelry and home design textiles inspired by Indonesia. (Located at ShopHer) 

MDOTROSS is a contemporary online women’s boutique influenced by owner, Monique Ross’s day-to-day lifestyle and fashion lens- offering affordable, effortless, and timeless fashion pieces to incorporate in your daily wardrobe. (Located at ShopHer) 

Shea Yaleen specializes in pure plant based and supreme shea butter body care products that generate living wage jobs for women in Ghana. (Located at ShopHer) 

T&U Cashmere curates sustainable and natural cashmere items created by women-owned small businesses in Mongolia. (Located at ShopHer) 

Legacy Quilts and Art creates textile art from reclaimed denim and other recycled fabrics. Esther Iverem’s mother taught her to sew when she was a child and it is this legacy that Iverem honors with the name of her business. (Located at ShopHer) 

Sistah Sowouls Matter is the home of statement and vibrant necklaces and accessories, curated for the executive Sowoul Sistah. (Located at ShopHer) 

Bermuda Triangle is where vintage clothing, design and creativity meet – your go to for custom designed and hand-painted vintage jackets, handbags and accessories. (Located at ShopHer) 

Kelem is a lifestyle and apparel brand that offers unique and handmade clothing inspired by the continent of Africa. (Located at ShopHer) 

The Elm Shop provides bags, jewelry and accessories curated for the modern women.(Located at ShopHer) 

LamimiBoutique is a mother and daughter owned business. Maria and her daughter create handmade crochet and curated artisans gifts – crochet hats, embroidered toys, home decoration pieces and more! (Located at ShopHer) 

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