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If you’ve ever wanted to share your favorite local, artisanal treats with a friend across the street or across the country, Nicely has an app that helps you do just that.  Launched in September of 2014, Nicely is a DC-based, gift-giving mobile app that features a curated collection of food items, flowers and gifts from local vendors like Runningbyrd Tea, The Capital Candy Jar, Whisked!, Cajun Meets Asian and Fruitcycle among others. Think of it as an online marketplace conveniently filled with DC’s most beloved local artisans and producers.

Order by noon through the mobile app, and local orders are gift-wrapped with a hand-written note, and hand-delivered at no extra charge the very same day. Orders placed through the online store are processed within one busi
ness day and sent by Priority Flat-Rate. Currently, hand-delivery areas include Washington DC, parts of Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

One thing to note is Nicely’s commitment to featuring local brands.  “We wanted to support our local community by supporting its up-and-coming small businesses,” says CEO Whitney Jones.

With plans to launch in other citites, Jones plans to expand offerings beyond edibles, changing up products seasonally, offering poinsettias during the holidays and fresh flowers for spring.  “We found that during these cold months, people really enjoyed the chocolate, sweets, pies, cookies,” says Jones.  “Only recently, have people begun to trend more so towards the vegan fiber bars, apple chips, and pecans.”

Download the iOS app here.  The Adroid app launches next month.