We have all struggled during this pandemic in one way or another, even more so for small businesses! So, instead of sharing a gift guide full of mass-produced products from huge corporately owned companies, I thought I’d share some very talented small business owners for your shopping convenience!
Take a moment to look through this list and see if you can find a gift or two for the ones you love! Remember, you’ll be checking off items on your gift list while supporting a family- perfection!
“Handmade goods and modern tableware for babies & tots!“
The Two Little Peas, owned by Ashley Buchkoe, offers 100% food-grade silicone teething jewelry, pacifier clips, keychains, and teethers that are BPA free and non-toxic. (I also noticed some adorable bows!)
I don’t have a need for bibs anymore, but I know I’d snatch up the Sage Monstera Leaf Bib if I did. It’s so pretty!
“My pieces are inspired by my personal journey through motherhood, loss, and faith. Joysoul Jewels’ mission is to spread joy with each and every piece.”
Liesl and I have been Instagram friends for quite a while now! I’ve had the pleasure of watching her creative process on her Instagram stories and have enjoyed seeing the hard work that goes into her beautiful pieces. Sometimes her little boys even join in the process, which I think is the sweetest. When you get a chance, go visit her website! I know you’ll find something to cherish and her story is truly inspirational.
“A pinch of this and a tiny bit of that!“
You can find a little bit of everything when you visit Kayla’s Etsy storefront. From tiny name stockings to adorable tic-tac-toe sets, she has it all!
Be sure to visit her Instagram for more!
“A Classically Curated Shop for Littles“
Jaclynn’s handcrafted toys are stunning, but you can also find clothing, baby essentials, and adult necessities at Toddles and Tales.
“All pieces are custom creations so your home will have the statement piece it deserves.”
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Miranda creates gorgeous modern pieces that will be the perfect addition to your home!
Follow her on Instagram to see more of her work!
We’ve seen tie-dye EVERYWHERE lately. I personally love the bleached look (also called reverse tie-dye)! Brianna is the babe behind Bleached by Bri. She is a college student studying to become an ASL interpreter. She started her small business after moving away from her home town to volunteer at a church she fell in love with!
I have her splatter bleached sweatshirt in green and LOVE IT!
You can connect with her on Instagram.
“We believe that every putt is as unique as the golfer who throws it.”
To be honest, I don’t know much about disk golf, but I always see groups playing at our local park! It seems fun and these unique custom disks created by Becca Traud and her family are definitely amazing. I love a family-owned business, but I love a family hobby turned business even more!
“A set of fun-loving moms who craft after teaching tiny humans all day.”
Hand-crafted ornaments, home décor, apparel, and more! Head over to DJ’s Country Crafts’ Facebook page to see what treasures you can find!
“A modern Christian streetwear brand about God and living out your purposefully Equipped.“
Equipped Brand Co. is a Christian streetwear brand based in Birmingham, Alabama. You know I get excited about local businesses but their mission gets me even more excited:
“We exist to help inspire the God-given plan and purpose that’s inside us, one piece at a time, thoughtfully crafted to reflect God’s glory and provide inspiration to live out the full expression of who we are in Him.”
To see more check out their Instagram !
“Designing homes one room at a time”
Shelby is the cutest momma with quite the talent for designing a gorgeous space. Lucky for you, she offers her design services online!
It may not be a traditional gift, but I think gifting “an e-design service” would be an amazing present, especially for someone who has no clue what to do but wants a change!
Give her a follow on Instagram if you’d love more home design inspiration!
“Minimalist Bands for the Engaged or Married Lovers.”
STUNNING is the first word that comes to mind when scrolling the Etsy storefront for Ladies and Gents Bands. Gosh, I wish I’d found them back when we were wedding band shopping!
You can also find this brand on Instagram.
“We are excited to follow our passions and bring you only the best handmade modern Farmhouse Décor!”
This Etsy page may be new, but Allie has been selling on Etsy for 7 years! I love the ornaments she currently has listed. (I wanted to attempt something similar a few years back but never got around to it!)
To see her other farmhouse perfect pieces follow her on Instagram.
Raven is the imagination behind Sensory Play Kids Creations. She offers colorful teething products and dance toys on her Instagram page!
The ribbon dance toys were my favorite!
“Handmade crochet plants and recycled pots! Each one is unique!”
If you know me, you know I have a special place in my heart for succulents! These adorable knit plants instantly gave me heart eyes! So precious and no doubt made with love.
How cute would these be as a Christmas gift?!
“Upcycling and Woodwork”
Nicole’s Etsy storefront has a wonderful variety of potential Christmas gifts! I didn’t know I needed Avenger’s shot glasses until I visited her shop. I also loved her Christmas Eve box for kids- it has everything you need to get your home ready for Santa!
Visit her store to see even more!
Left Handed Mama Shop
“Craft shop Hand stamped jewelry”
I love finding beautiful hand-made jewelry that is affordable! And This cute shop checks off all those boxes! I’ve definitely got my eye on the Nana necklace for my mom!
Visit Rachael’s storefront to see more and place your order!
Couples Massage course by Jenelle Woodlief
“Would you like to feel more confident giving your partner massage?”
If your answer to that question was YES, Jenelle has got the course for you! My sister actually suggested a similar idea a while back for Travis and me. (he has no clue how to give a massage. #tragic)
I think this would be a fun at-home date night idea!
Carolina Wood Company is a family-owned business based in North Carolina. They make gorgeous wood signs, ornaments, and much more! If you get a moment, go read their story, it’s the sweetest.
You can also find them on Facebook!
When was the last time you needed a custom decal but lacked the ability to make one? For me this is a weekly thing, to be honest! Well, Amanda over at Mean Muggin Momma has got your back. She offers cute custom decals for almost anything!
I kind of want the couple koozie set below, it describes me and my husband pretty darn well!
“Handmade Luxury Wax Melts”
Momma ran and home built! You have to love it! Kirsty offers unique CPL approved soy-based wax melts. I have to mention that these aren’t the boring melts you get from the drug store either! These are basically pieces of art, in my opinion.
Ohana Scents is UK based, but don’t worry! If you are located somewhere else, message her on her Instagram and she can try to get your favorite product shipped to you!
I love seeing the talent, creativity, and passion of small business owners! When you purchase their product, you aren’t just receiving a product, you’re getting a little bit of their heart and time!
This is a kind reminder to shop small this season if possible, and if you can’t share, share, share!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Friends!