Hello, friends! Christmas is right around the corner. Have you considered shopping small this holiday season? Today's blog post highlights a number of small shops that I can personally recommend with confidence. I have either received lovely gifts from these shops or have ordered from them myself. There's something for just about everyone here, so I hope you'll consider this list for your Christmas shopping. As a brand new small business owner, I can tell you that every.single.order means SO much!
Now that I have my own little girl, I've become an even bigger fan of Bailey's quality and adorable hair accessories. With many styles and prints to choose from, for newborns all the way up to mamas, there's truly something for everyone in her shop. My personal favorites are the Quin Knots, especially for infants roughly 0-6 months, and the Mini Opal for older babies. And the gauze she's recently stocked? Wow, SO darling.
This shop is new to me this year. I met the owner at a local craft show (she is just lovely!) and purchased two playdough kits for upcoming birthday presents after my seven-year-old had been drooling over them. I'm all about toys that provide open-ended creative play! These are packaged in such an appealing way and I know they'll equal hours of fun. The shop offers some unique subscriptions as well.
K&K are the sweetest pair of sisters, and their foaming hand soap is my favorite in the world. It has rich scents without the Bath & Body headache, because they're made with real essential oils. Their soap would make a great hostess gift or door prize, and I love to add their bath salts onto gift bags or baskets.
Guys are hard to shop for, especially if you're trying to shop small, but Range Leather has some unique and masculine options. Every leather product is handcrafted in the USA. Their leather patch state hats are my personal favorite.
I was a necklace person until GraceUnfaded launched...now I'm rarely found without a pair of statement earrings. With numerous styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, there's a perfect gift for everyone on Christa's site. My top two personal favorites are the Isla and the Autumn.
For the impossible person on your list, an edible treat is usually going to be a win. AnytimeToffee is unlike any toffee you've ever tried. The salted dark chocolate is my personal favorite, but I haven't met a flavor that wasn't incredible.
Kara is a lovely Internet friend of mine who designs beautiful tools for Bible reading, Scripture memory, prayer, and more. She has both physical and printable options in her shop, starting at less than $4!
My friend sent me two mugs from this lovely shop last year, and I use them ALL THE TIME! I have the In Christ Alone travel mug and one of the cute homeschool mugs for at home. They have held up beautifully and make me so happy every time I sip a hot drink.
What necklace option doesn't Brianna offer? From totally custom orders to lovely designs that would work for anyone, each style is quality and beautiful. I love my anniversary pendant from her shop.
I ordered a set of custom ornaments from this shop as a gift for a family member last year. Staci was a great communicator, really easy to work with, and made exactly what I had in mind. She has all kinds of customizable products in her shop!
A Gentle Feast (affiliate link)
This is the curriculum we have been using for three years now, and I love it. It is affordable, flexible, and has been a great fit for the rich education I am pursuing for our children. Besides her core curriculum, Julie offers products for morning time, handwriting, reading lessons, and more.