The need to support small businesses this year is far greater than ever before. When you support small business, you’re also supporting families and local communities. That’s why I’m so excited to share some of my favorite’s with you in this shop small gift guide.
Here are several great gift ideas for the people on your holiday list this year.
Shop Small This Holiday Season
The Gift of Handmade Jewelry – NK Jewelry Designs
“I have always been creative and enjoy making pretty things. I enjoy working with natural beads and gems. After making friends several items and being told I needed to sell them I started my small business NK Jewelry Designs. I would love to custom create you something special or have you buy one of my already made naturally beautiful pieces.” Natalie
I love the inspirational quote chain necklaces as special gift to give your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, friend, or teacher.
Here is Natalie’s website to shop her beautiful handmade jewelry!
Crutly Free Vegan Soy Candles – Woodbury Candle Co.
Woodbury Candle Co candles are clean, simple and cruelty free. They’re handmade utilizing domestically grown soy and cotton wicks. We do not use dyes or additives and our candles are free of phthalates, parabens and prop 65 chemicals. Each candle comes beautifully packaged in a cotton bag and kraft box, perfect for gift giving.
I love these clean crafted candles as a hostess gift, stocking stuffer or teacher or friend gift! Or add some cozy decor to your home this holiday season! I love having a beautiful candle lit on my kitchen counter to add a festive, cozy vibe.
Follow her on IG: @woodburycandelco
Plant-Based Makeup & Skin Care – Olga’s Organics
Hear why my sweet friend Olga is so passionate about clean, quality, ingredients, and has such integrity in how she creates her amazing makeup and skincare products!
I have personally been using her powder eye shadows, blush & highlighter for over 2 years now. I also use the blossom face oil, rose face toner and makeup remover daily. It has turned my skincare routine into a treat instead of a chore! The whipped body butter or body scrub make amazing stocking stuffers, or for any woman (and they smell like heaven!)
Here is my favorite face oil + toner set
Follow Olga on IG: @olgaorganics
Virtual Piano lessons for kids- Des Moines Piano Studio
“ Classically trained from age 6 by a Julliard and Harvard based teacher, piano was my whole life growing up in the suburbs of Des Moines, IA. I have taught early childhood music and piano for over 15 years. To keep things interesting, I’ve also spent the past 10 years headlining full time as a dueling piano player around the world; starting with house gigs in Branson, MO, Orlando, FL, followed by shows around the US, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. – Whitney Maxwell owner
Whitney is now offering a 4 week virtual piano lessons called Kiddy Keys. A modern approach to teach piano skills & music concepts for ages 2-5. Whitney also incorporates character development & important life skills into every class. She will also be opening up a studio in Des Moines in January 2021!
Give the gift of music this holiday season. I love this idea of gifting my kiddos an experience. This is truly a gift that will keep on giving.
Book your kid(s) virtual piano lessons HERE.
Follow Whitney on Facebook
Vegan Leather Backpack For Everyday- Madden Bags
I absolutely love my Madden vegan leather backpack. It’s been my go-to diaper bag since my youngest daugther was born last year.
My favorite features of this All Day Backpack:
- all the pockets. They help keep my things so organized.
- it also doubles as a work bag. It easily fits my Mac book, camera + all my mama essentials.
- I love that this backpack will take be beyond motherhood & I can use it for my everyday bag when the diaper days are over!
I bought the All Day Backpack in “dusty rose”. They also have a midi size backpack, which is perfect for an everyday bag. They come in several colors (the Midi All Day Backpack in “saddle” is on my wishlist!).
I love Natalie Cox, the owner/creator’s story. I found her right after she started her company in 2019. I was on the hunt for a diaper bag before I gave birth to our third babe. I love how Natalie created this amazing bag company to help solve every mom’s dilemma of needing a practical, yet cute diaper bag. And then still be able to use it when the diaper stage has ended.
Hand Knit Hat’s – B.E. Happe Desgins
My friend Brooke hand knits these gorgeous hats for infants, kids & adults.
I just ordered two new pom pom hats for my girls Christmas stocking’s, and I am so excited for them to open them! Brooke knits so many unique and beautiful designs, each one feels truly special & is knit with love!
With every hat purchased, Brooke gives a portion of the proceeds to children’s hospitals across the country. So you can buy your kids, mom, sister, or friend a beautiful hat this holiday season and give back to a wonderful cause!
Head to her website HERE to order. (get your order in by Dec 5th to recive in time for Christmas)
Follow Brooke on IG: @behappedesigns
The Gift Of Style Coaching– Sarah Kelly
Want a whole new wardrobe without having to buy anything? Are you tired of having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Then treat yourself or ask your family to gift you a virtual style coaching session with me. I’ve helped thousands of women know what to purge, organize, and how to create a wardrobe they love!
In a 2 hour virtual style coaching session I will:
-Create amazing outfit pairings from pieces in your current wardrobe.
-Offer style tips and ideas. You will know how to wear and pair your clothing for different occasions/seasons!
-Assess needs of your current wardrobe. You will sort, try-on, and purge your closet.
-Fill gaps in your current wardrobe. I will suggest key pieces you can add to create a complete,confident wardrobe!
-After our session, I will email you a list of essential items (links to shop included) that Irecommend completing your wardrobe based on your customized session, your needs, lifestyle,
Start 2021 off with a fresh start and a whole “new” wardrobe & own your personal style!
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