In 2020, gifting is increasingly an opportunity to show not only appreciation or care for someone, but a way to keep in touch as we have all had to keep our distance. With the holiday season fast approaching and many people forced to keep their plans smaller and limited compared to normal years, gifts sent to family and friends are a great way to let the people who matter most know that you are thinking of them even when you aren’t together. For those of you who are lucky enough to have your family bubble close by, a host gift might be even more appreciated this year, given all of the added logistics to plan and keep everyone safe while gathering for the holidays.
Here are some of our favorite gift ideas from women-owned small businesses, to give you some ideas to kick start your holiday gifting!
Washington D.C. based florist, chef, and gardener, Sidra Forman creates custom care packages with favorite items for pick-up, local delivery, and nationwide shipping. Local packages might include food from Path Valley Amish Cooperative in Pennsylvania, seasonal vegetables, and floral arrangements. Packages for delivery can contain less perishable items from artisans such as notebooks, soaps, candles, and essential oils. Email Sidra and she will customize a gift for you!
Flower Delivery Subscription – Two Buds, Three Blooms (DC only)
Locally-sourced floral arrangements delivered twice a month to your doorstep. Club membership options include Bud level: 2 bud vases (pictured 5-7 stems in each) or Blooms level: 1 vase (12-15 stems). Delivery fees are included with the subscription which can be for two, three, six months, or one year.
Pretzel Gift Boxes from Eastern Standard Provisions
Artisanal soft pretzels that are hand crafted with a traditional Bavarian style crust outside and light airy brioche on the inside. Pretzels are frozen for shipping and arrive defrosted, ready to heat and eat!
Classic Tea Cookie Gift Box from One Girl Cookies
Gift boxes of different sizes include One Girl Cookies six founding flavors (and their personal favorites ranging from chocolate to fruit cookies), can be shipped nationwide.