The holiday gifting season is upon us and I am trying to be more intentional with the gifts I give this holiday season. As a small business myself I want to advocate and share for others who are in the small business space along with me. It can be hard to compete with the big box stores and online giants and I can personally tell you that I definitely do a little happy dance every time I see an order has come into my shop. Some of these shops I mention are personal friends of mine who we each support and cheer on and others are people I don’t know but admire. These one listed are just some of the amazing small businesses to support this holiday season, but of course there are so many other great ones. In the comment section at the end I would love for you to share your favorite small business if I haven’t highlighted it already.
Homemade Wellness by Jamie
Jamie is one of my closest personal friends and creates the most amazing soaps, bath bombs, lotions and lip balms. I highly recommend all her products and she even has subscription boxes that are monthly or quarterly.
H4 Custom Leather
Gabby is another close friend and she does the most amazing work with leather, she has earrings, hats, jackets and more. Check out her site for some amazing Western style wear.
A store that I have purchased from before that does the most amazing things with resin, she creates cups, pens, pencils and more. Her items make great teacher gifts.
Antique Candle Company
These candles are my absolute favorites! I have a stash at home from sales they run throughout the year and love to be able to grab a new scent to enjoy when needed. And in keeping with their name they create antique candles monthly that includes hundreds of unique antique vessels for creating candles. My favorites are the copper and depression glass pieces.
Lise is someone I found on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her family stories and her behind the scenes of making her jewelry. I have multiples pieces of jewelry including earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I highly recommend her pieces and you will not be disappointed.
Red Bison Studio
I found Red Bison Studio through my sister. She gifted me one of their mugs for Christmas one year and I love how beautiful and unique each of their mugs are, they are all handmade and fired. I am reminded of the sweet gift my sister gave me every time I use my unique mug.
Modern Day Thread
Kathryn is an old high school classmate of mine who creates the most amazing clothes for kids and women. She has a large assortment of ties and baby items but also does adult styles. Follow her on Instagram for some of her amazing clothes and also if you are local to her in Utah she occasionally does in-home sewing classes for kids!
Jenny’s Wreath Boutique
I don’t know Jenny personally but have purchased several wreaths from her and they are beautifully made and you can tell she takes the time to finish each wreath to it’s highest quality. I would highly recommend purchasing any of her wreaths for your holiday or everyday decor.
In addition to all these amazing shops listed above you can also click over to the site: SHOP 1 in 5, this site is dedicated to small shops of all different categories that are small shops all over the world. This directory is a great way to find new small businesses to support and you will have no trouble finding something for someone on your gifting list.