On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business leaders we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.
For many of us, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Yet not even a global pandemic could stop the hope that comes with the holiday season. This month we are joyfully looking back at our Women Crush Wednesday features and sending out a call to SHOP SMALL for the holidays. There are numerous benefits to sticking close to home when searching for the perfect gift. You’ll find unique presents from talented artisans and entrepreneurs while stimulating the local economy and keeping jobs in your own backyard. Shopping local brings good tiding and cheer which is an excellent way to move forward to 2021! Not sure where to start your holiday spending spree? Well, that’s what we’re here for. Without further ado, we present the Phillips & Peters 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
Find Your Legacy Piece at Lorak Jewelry
Anna Akers of Lorak Jewelry is in the business of providing and revitalizing family heirlooms. Her custom-made pieces meet every price point due to the diversity of product offered. From gold-dipped brass, silver, and vermeil to fine jewelry, Lorak Jewelry has a distinct flair that can’t be found in big box stores. It was the personality of Lorak that drew in founding partner, Kimberly Phillips. She celebrated Phillips & Peters tenth year in business with custom pieces from Lorak for herself and her business partner, Corrynn Peters.
Support Small Business at Selden Market & Vibe Creative District
Throughout December, you will find the creative hubs of Norfolk (Selden Market) and Virginia Beach (Vibe Creative District) curating markets with some of the best small businesses in town. While Downtown Norfolk and the Oceanfront continue to build attractions and experiences that welcome tourists, these smaller territories maintain the heart of the 757. With weekly pop-ups and themed weekends for military and minority-owned businesses, even the most particular present picker will find something they’re excited to gift.
Send a Sweet Treat from our friends over at Pownd Cakes by Jen
The mouth-watering desserts at Pownd Cakes by Jen are a favorite of the Phillips & Peters team. One of Jen’s cakes makes an appearance at every holiday celebration in our office. As her business has grown over the years so have the sizes and flavors of her infamous “pownd cakes”. Currently there are 37 flavors and three sizes of cakes to choose from ranging from $5 to $30. We recommend the classic cinnamon which has never disappointed our staff, friends, family, or business partners.
Relax at Skin Theory by Erin
For those that need a restful experience after this year, take a trip to Skin Theory by Erin. Master Esthetician, Erin Nichols, is offering gift cards that can be purchased at $50 increments. The perfect gift for a first-time guest would be a 30-minute facial that is equal parts relaxing and educational. Facials include cleansing, treating a specific skin concern, and moisturizing. Erin also offers virtual holiday skin consultations for those that are more comfortable staying in. She’ll discuss how your skin changes from the warmer season to the colder months and what treatments are available to brighten and lift skin.
Craft an Experience at Board & Brush Creative Studio
All you need to find the perfect gift at Board & Brush is creativity and personality. This DIY wood sign workshop has hundreds of designs to choose from and personalize. Melinda and Scott make it as easy as possible to create something unique for your loved ones or bring them in for a hands-on experience. The Board & Brush studio is currently providing a COVID safe environment to create together while sipping on a glass of wine. Our team thought this sounded like a perfect way to celebrate the holidays and booked a private studio session together for our Christmas party this year.
At Phillips & Peters, we are zealous advocates for our local community. That zeal goes into our work with our clients as well. No matter what family law situation you find yourself in our team is ready to help you move forward. If you know someone in need of legal advocacy this season, point them in our direction to find the gift of peace as we walk through the legal process together.