Isn’t the holiday season great? Great cheer and wonderful company can’t be beat (oh, and Christmas cookies of course). Next Wednesday, BusySeed is bringing that feeling of togetherness to the business community of Providence!

Join us on December 16 at 6:30 PM for our first annual SeedMingle: A Holiday Social. We’ll be hosting the event at the XO Cafe, housed in the historic 1799 John Updike in DownCity. Meet and catch up with other local business owners over food and drinks before the big holiday rush. No reservation required – just ask for the BusySeed party.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Event: SeedMingle, A Holiday Social
Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: XO Cafe, 125 N. Main Street, Providence

PLUS: 5 more great local shops to buy gifts

Babies and Bellies gives parents the joy of meeting their baby before it’s born. Using cutting-edge 3D/4D ultrasound technology, Babies and Bellies create a new kind of keepsake to provide a positive bonding experience between the parents, family members and their unborn baby. If you know a mother-to-be this holiday season, they offer gift cards of various amounts. Babies and Bellies is located at 297 Promenade Street in Providence, and is open Monday through Saturday.


Breathing Time Yoga is a welcoming yoga studio for all levels of expertise. Based in Pawtucket, they offer beginner, transformative, stabilizing moderate, warm vinyasa, and prenatal yoga. Breathing Time harps on the multiple health benefits of doing yoga, such as improving limberness and strength. Their introductory $40 deal for a month of unlimited classes is a great gift for someone interested in picking up a new healthy activity. Breathing Time Yoga is located at 541 Pawtucket Ave in Pawtucket, and is open daily.


Nostalgia Providence brings you back to another decade with their beautifully finished antique furniture. This store’s inventory mostly features vintage clothing and accessories from the turn of the century through the 1970’s, but they also keep some newer items with a unique and vintage-inspired flair. Every day through Christmas, they will be holding new deals and discounts on antique and vintage wares. Nostalgia Providence is located at 236 Wickenden Street in Providence, and is open daily.


Providence Perfume Co. leaves a good smell in the Fox Point area of Providence. The owner, Charna Ethier was named 2012 Natural Perfumer of the Year and she only uses natural ingredients in her fragrances, with no synthetics, fragrance oils, dyes, parabens, pthathlates or chemical fragrances. Right now, Providence Perfume is offering amazing gift baskets with all-natural, handmade items, including: bath & bodycare products, skincare products, perfumed teas, and much more. Providence Perfume Co. is located on 301 Wickenden Street in Providence, and is open Tuesday through Sunday.



Sin Bakery encourages customers to “eat wickedly” and never feel guilty. Replacing tons of sugar with real, rich ingredients in their confections, Sin makes delicious cakes, cupcakes, pies, cream puffs, and more. While their desserts are great for holiday gatherings, orders must be in by December 21. Additionally, they have a special holiday menu featuring items like centerpiece cakes, seasonal pies, and cookies. Sin Bakery is located on 200 Allens Avenue in Providence, and is open Tuesday through Saturday.