It’s that time of year again. The holiday season brings with it the joy of giving, and we’re all throwing our money somewhere, aren’t we?
This year, let’s all step back and be very thoughtful and intentional about where we’re spending our dollars.
2020 has been so tough on small businesses. Let’s lift them up and put our money where our mouths are this year!!
When STIHL reached out to see if we wanted to partner with them to promote shopping small this year, and their Independent We Stand initiative, we were so on board! They have a directory of locally owned businesses, and have great ideas on how to support small businesses and your local community! We also love that STIHL chooses to sell their products at local small businesses in your community instead of big box stores. Our local STIHL dealer is Van Wall here in Marshalltown, IA!
And now, let’s get to some other small businesses that are offering some great gift ideas this holiday season! Some of these are my favorite shops, and some are yours! Thank you to my friends on Instagram that shared their amazing small business! I wish I could feature them all. <3
Homebody Mug – from Ally at Sweet and Savory Eats! She shares some amazing and YUMMY recipes on her blog too! @SweetSavoryEats
Handmade Linen Dresses – by my dear friend Katie at Wild Petunia! These dresses are so classic and timeless! I bought the oatmeal colorway for Cypress. You can order right on her Instagram by sending her a DM! @wildpetunia.shop
3D Stocking Tags – from Vanessa Lee Designs! She also sells lots of other personalized items in her shop, like ornaments, signs, and cheese boards.
Children’s Face Masks – from another friend of mine, Samantha from Wonder Blooms! In addition to children and adult fitted face masks, she also sells cotton totes, zipper pouches, and darling felt headbands. @wonderbloomsco
Merry Christmas Wood Sign – brought to you by The Rusty Rabbit, who makes beautiful handmade signs and other home decor. Her shop is so fun to browse through! @rustrabbit
Grainsack Table Runner – by Old Lake George on Etsy! She shares lots of gorgeous handmade runners and coasters in her shop. @oldlakegeorge
Stoneware Vase with Lid – by Aaron Moseley who is a ceramic artist local to Iowa! This shop has lots of gorgeous coffee mugs, pitchers, teapots, and vases. @aaron.moseley
Hair Bows – by Lilliputs Shoppe! There are so many darling handmade bows in this shop. Wouldn’t these make amazing stocking stuffers? @lilliputs_shoppe
Be Kind T-shirt – by Rendered Unique, which is a shop that’s local to Iowa and features lots of artisans! There’s everything from candles to coffee mugs to home decor!! @rendereduniquedecorah
Metal Earrings – by Sarah Wiley Jewelry. Sarah is a silversmith and makes such unique and beautiful jewelry! Truly one of a kind. @sarahswileyjewelry
Beard Balm Kit – by Fresh Barber Co. This shop has such perfect (and manly) gifts for that bearded fella in your life! @freshbarberco
Leather Tassel Earrings – by The Dainty Design, who makes lots of gorgeous, lightweight earrings out of Arizona! Her shop is very fun to scroll through. @the.dainty.design
Merry Little Christmas Sign – by 1905Farmhouse. She makes lots of darling home decor items, like pillows, wood signs, mantel decor, and coasters! @1905farmhouse
Lemongrass Citrus Natural Deodorant – from Locust Grove Farm. This cute shop has all kinds of lovely all-natural skincare, like soaps, balms, lotions, and shampoo/conditioner! @locust_grove_farm
Crochet Earwarmer Headbands – by Cafe Crochet. This cute crochet shop has so many awesome products! Coffee cozies, scrunchies, and lots of different hats! @cafe.crochet
Custom Portrait Christmas Ornament – by Gallery7a. This shop takes your photo and makes it a caricature to put on an ornament or coffee mug! They also have some truly awesome printable artwork to purchase as a digital file, which makes it so affordable!! @_gallery7a
Reusable Beeswax Foodwrap – by Nothing Fancy Supply, who is making a difference in the world by providing plastic alternatives!! I love the idea of beeswax foodwraps and cutting down on plastic consumption! @nothingfancysupply
Monogram Cutting Board – by QBhome. Customized gifts made with a laser! Things like cutting boards, rolling pins, wood signs, etc! @qbhome
Food Truck Calendar – by Slightly Stationery. This darling shop has a bunch of paper-y products that are whimsical and quirky! So fun! @slightlystationery
Kimono Wrap – by Crafty Ninja which is a super cute online boutique with trendy outfits. I love all the jewel tones!!! @craftyninja.co
Wooden Mosaic Art – by Victoria Angelini who is one of my Insta friends! I’m obsessed with her work! Each of her wooden art pieces is so intricate and one-of-a-kind! She doesn’t have any listing in her shop, but will be restocking this Friday (11/27) so check back then!!! @toricangelini
Wool and Felt Critters – by Wool and Pine Lullaby these two mamas make DARLING woodland creatures out of wool and felt to create baby mobiles! They also sell DIY kits and patterns. So fun! @woolandpinelullaby
Word Band Bracelets – by Mary’s Marketplace Online. She makes awesome hand stamped jewelry, keychains, and accessories! Who doesn’t love a personalized gift!!
Personalized Family Christmas Ornament – by Big Cedar Creek… a super cute online boutique that offers women’s clothing, bags, and accessories too! But aren’t those family ornaments SO DARLING? @bigcedarcreek
Wooden Animal Toys – by VidWoodToys …I love wooden toys so much, and this shop has so many cute things for littles! It’s making my ovaries ache for another! 😉 @vidwoodtoys
‘I will Survive’ Planter – by The Freckled Home! This shop has a ton of cute planters with hilarious saying on them, and I want them all. If nothing else, just go read them all for a good chuckle. @thefreckledhome
Notepads personalized with YOUR photo – by PicPads. I don’t mean to be weird or come across overly-excited, but this concept is SO BRILLIANT! I’m buying allllll the notepads!
Gentleman’s Jewelry Stand – By Mij Moj Designs. This shop makes handscrafted wooden gifts that are so unique! As a woodworker myself, it’s so fun to scroll through this shop and see all the good ideas! @mijmojdesign
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