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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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