Gift Guide (and Giveaway!) 2020

This year, perhaps more than ever, I know that I personally want to shop as local as possible. The shutdown has been hard on everyone, and I want to spend my dollars where they help my neighbors and friends the most. With that said, I did the gift guide this year very differently than I have in the past, even offering a free listing option so I could help as many small businesses as possible. Please consider spending your money this year on local entrepreneurs, business owners, regional mom-based-business and with friends, if you are able to do so.

Each of the businesses featured has contributed an item to our giveaway basket. We will have one grand prize winner pulled on December 16, and we will also have several runner up winners who will receive a Splashdown Waterpark tote and branded items including a reusable water bottle, a full-size hand sanitizer from Huntington Learning Center, and a few other fun items. Enter to win at the bottom of this post. Images used WILL NOT necessarily be what you win- there’s a full list after the contest!

Please note: we may be adding more to this list as people get their items in (it’s been a weird year- I’m trying to be flexible!) If you’d like to add your listing, let me know, we’ll make it work.


LogoKristen’s Print Shoppe

Kristen’s Print Shoppe is a locally owned, small business in Manassas. I am based on Etsy and specialize in greeting cards, holiday decor and apparel, and vinyl decals. All of my products are made with a Cricut and many are made ready to be personalized or customized to your needs! Use code PWCMOMS at checkout for 15% off your purchase of $15 or more through Dec. 16!

Why PwcMoms loves it: First, it doesn’t get more local than someone that lives in your neighborhood! Second, I love a personalized gift- it just means so much more! Taking an inside joke and making it a gift or having a matched set for the family is absolutely going to win you Santa of the year!


image2Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Carol Jordan

For over 50 years, Mary Kay has provided innovative, high-performing skincare and beauty products. Mary Kay has over 20 products that have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. See all of Mary Kay’s Awards and Mentions here.  Mary Kay also stands behind their products and offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Carol Jordan is a mom of a spunky five year old, a girlfriend to a talented photographer, a pet mom to two crazy cats and a pug, and a full-time high school graphics teacher who also loves to pamper women and enrich their lives. After trying countless skincare and beauty products, as soon as Carol tried Mary Kay’s products for the first time, she was hooked. As her customer, you can create your ideal beauty experience. Need skin care advice? Makeup tips? Would you like to try some free samples? Test the latest products? Want to host a party and earn free products? She would love to help you with any or all of your beauty needs.

Why PwcMoms loves it: Girlfriend gifts, grandma, aunts, even the men on your list- there’s something for just about everyone in the Mary Kay catalogue! I especially love the Satin Hands gift sets, especially as the heat goes on and my skin gets super dry!

littlelovinghandsLittle Loving Hands

Little Loving Hands  provides caregivers with a fun way to teach kids about kindness in their world, their community, and their homes through subscription craft boxes.  The boxes are specially designed for elementary-school kids, but fun for all ages!  Most of the crafts that are completed are sent back to Little Loving Hands in an included prepaid envelope to be donated to a charity.  Join us in creating kind kids!


Why PwcMoms loves it: Parents on our site are always looking for ways to introduce giving and compassion to their children. This has the added bonus of not having one more craft project taking up space in your house! A great option for grandparents or aunties/uncles who’d like to have something that is used long after Christmas!

Arbonne products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free embracing the connection between a healthier mind, a stronger body, and more beautiful skin for the entire family.

Why PwcMoms loves it: Hand and body care items are fantastic to give, but also great to have around as a just-in-case gift. (I can’t be the only one that keeps a back up present closet in case someone shows up with presents!) They work for anyone, and if you don’t need to use them, they’re great for you!

Cassie Evans, Independent Consultant, Rodan + Fields

The #1 skincare brand is revolutionizing the way we age! We have products that address the common skincare concerns, enhance lashes and brows & dermacosmetics.
Find out which products are best for your needs at our website!

Why PwcMoms loves it: No matter what your skin problem (dryness, redness, acne, fine lines) Rodan + Fields has something for you. If we have to hide indoors for months, we may as well look AMAZING when we come out!!

dogsWe Let the Dogs Out 4 You

Did you get a COVID puppy, but now you’ve had to return to work? Hoping to travel for the holidays but can’t take the dog? We’ve got you covered with walking, in-home boarding, overnight stays, pooper-scooper services, pet taxi, cat care, and more!

Why PwcMoms loves it: Pets are family, too!! They need loving care, and having a local go-to is a great way to know who’s caring for your pet. Gift cards make a great gift for the over-stressed pet lover in your life!

brooksieBrooksie and Cas

Based out of Woodbridge, Brooksie & Cas is a small shop specializing in handmade items for babies, kids, teens, and adults.  If you’re looking for cozy hats and ear warmers, comfy winter hair accessories, adorable purses, sweet baby blankets or other unique gifts or stocking stuffers, be sure to visit on Etsy or Facebook!

Why PwcMoms loves it: Brooksie and Cas has made an appearance in my stockings in the past, and their items are ALWAYS a hit. I especially love the hats that you can peek a ponytail or messy bun out of!

colorstreetColor Street with Kristin- Sparkle and Shine and Nails, Oh My!

ColorStreet are 100% nail polish strips that are easy to apply and only require mail polish remover to take them off. It  is also super affordable with sets ranging from $11-$14. Whether you love sparkle or just a simple solid, there is something for everyone!

Why PwcMoms loves it: I have a million teenage/tweenage girls to buy for. Nail strips are a great gift- they get excited for them and they don’t make a mess on anyone’s carpet, so I don’t have angry moms calling me about how their kid spilled polish 🙂

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Gift Guide Giveaway Basket Includes:

Splasdown bag with promotional items; Huntington Learning Center hand sanitizer; Mary Kay foot scrub in mint bliss, socks, lip gloss, and soothing eye gel; Kristen’s Print Shoppe apron “Made With Love, which means I licked the spoon”; Little Loving Hands craft box; Arbonne hand creme setRodan + Fields gift set; $25 We Let the Dogs Out 4 You Gift Card; Brooksie and Cas headwarmer; Grinch tote, hat, mask, pin & plush from Tyson’s Corner Center Grinch’s Grotto;


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