SMALL SHOP GIFT GUIDE 2020
HAPPY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SEASON. Today’s is my SMALL SHOP GIFT GUIDE! I honestly cannot believe it’s already that time of year again. I’ve been hard at work for weeks now getting my gift guides ready weeks earlier than I have in past years. I wanted to make sure we all had AMPLE time to shop before the holidays get really crazy. I’m collaborating with my bestie Erica for this gift guide – so after you fill your cart with my favorites for your loved ones – go check out her small shop gift guide HERE! I’ve got 20 of my favorite small shops on this list + a list of products they sell that I think you’ll LOVE. Let’s do this.
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SMALL SHOP GIFT GUIDE 2020
*BONUS GIFT IDEA: Another way to show support to small businesses is to purchase local restaurant gift cards! This is such an easy gift to throw into a card or gift bag and you can be sure they’ll love it!*
I’m SUCH a huge fan of Kayla’s candle shop. She is a one-woman show working to make an incredible life for her and her two kiddos. Her candles are sassy, witty, funny and always a combination of such unique scents. LLC are some of my VERY favorite candles and I have DOZENS.
Who is this best for? ANYONE who loves candles! Customize something personal with custom candles, or choose one of her fantastic holiday scents. They’d make great small gifts for coworkers, friends or spouses.
Products I recommend: Any of the holiday candles OR her personalized name candles!
Ok – are these mugs not the cutest? I have one of these mugs with Jack’s face on it – gifted by gifting extraordinaire Erica herself. It’s so cute and ALWAYS a conversation starter. Besides doing adorable custom mugs – they have the CUTEST holiday mugs!
Who is this best for? This is perfect as a secret Santa gift, a gift for coworker or neighbor – just a really sweet gift that would be great for anyone for the holidays.
Products I recommend: Her personalized baby face mugs OR a cute and quirky mug for the holidays!
My Sis Kiss necklace is in my top 10 favorite gifts I’ve ever received – AGAIN: by the gifting queen E. She had known I’d had my eye on this necklace because I LOVED her Olivia one. It was SUCH an amazing Christmas gift.
Who is this best for? A close friend, sister, mom. You can personalize it exactly how you want it and it is such a special gift. I wear my Jack necklace almost every single day and it’s something I truly treasure.
Products I recommend: the name necklace! It’s seriously the perfect gift. You can’t go wrong!
I’m a BIG BIG fan of Happy Camper Co!!! This is one of my favorite shirt + accessory shops. I have several baseball caps, t-shirts and sweatshirts. I always LOVE their holiday tees.
Who is this best for? Your girlfriend who LOVES graphic tees or baseball caps! The easy going girl who want to be trendy and cute but also comfortable.
Products I recommend: The baseball caps OR the holiday themed graphic tees!
This is my favorite lip balm brand! I LOVE Smooch! It’s so hydrating for your lips, she has dozens of scents and I love that I’m supporting a woman-owned business. I have 9 of her scents and my current favorite is
Who is this best for? Your low-maintenance friend OR as a stocking stuffer! This would be PERFECT as a small gratitude gift to a boss, coworker or friend. It would be a great addition to a collection of small little gifts for someone!
Products I recommend: the Vanilla Mint lip balm or Chai Tea lip balm!
I am OBSESSED with Olive Row. I have two big signs from them – this one in my office and this one in my bedroom. It’s the only place I’ll go for large signs like this. Whitney can basically make whatever your heart desires. She took my ideas for the sign over our bedroom dresser and created a reality. But she doesn’t JUST make large signs, she also does small holiday and seasonal signs. Whatever you want/are looking for – Whitney can do it.
Who is this best for? Your home decor fiend!! Because this is so customizable, you can really create something perfect for whoever you have in mind. I would gift little office signs, home decor, etc.
Products I recommend: A custom sign for your home OR holiday themed table decor.
Alright, alright. I’m a little biased because this is my baby sister. BUT. I have her stickers covering my iPad, and like a million of my cups. LOL. She is so incredibly talented – I love her holiday prints, stickers and custom tumblers. I am actually gifting SO many of my friends her custom tumblers this year (so everyone act surprised when you get this in the mail LOL).
Who is this best for? Anyone who LOVES stickers or custom cups! You can create custom stickers for you, your brand, your personality. It’s the ultimate in an awesome customized gift.
Products I recommend: the customized tumbler OR custom sticker pack!
OK. I’ve followed the Daily Tay blog for …. FOREVER. She is hilarious. One of my favorite funny accounts to follow. She is SO HUGELY PREGNANT and I’m obsessed with it. BUT in addition to her blog – she also has a t-shirt shop and it’s equal parts cozy and funny, very much like her aesthetic.
Who is this best for? Your sassy and quirky friends! I love the holiday themed shirts – but honestly, all her shirts are adorable. And bonus points if your friend is a dog mom.
Products I recommend: Holiday themed graphic tees
STORY TIME. This lady messaged me…over a year ago when she first launched her shop and asked if she could send me a custom Starbucks cup. As a huge supporter of small shops, I said absolutely! We’ve kept in touch ever since and she still occasionally sends me new products to try and share and I love ALL THE THINGS she’s come out with. ESPECIALLY this custom first dance music poster. It’s acrylic and perfect for framing. I’m IN LOVE with this and cannot wait to hang it on my wall.
Who is this best for? Your Starbucks lovers or your sentimental sally’s. 😉 The music sign is GORGEOUS and perfectly suited for a new bride during this holiday season.
Products I recommend: Custom music sign OR custom Starbucks cups!
Adam gifted me this embroidered ultrasound custom piece for Mother’s Day this year and it’s – to this day – one of THE BEST gifts I’ve ever received. This will mean so much to the new moms in your life. I’m giving this a personal happy tears guarantee. Of course, you don’t have to just get an ultrasound embroidery! You can ALSO get her adorable ornaments, or any of her pre-made embroidered hoops in her shop!
Who is this best for? A new mom, or general lover of crafts and embroidery!
Products I recommend: A custom embroidery OR embroidered Christmas ornament set!
I have recently become REAL obsessed with clay earrings. They’re SO cute and surprisingly lightweight on my ears. Mikayla is a friend of mine and started making earrings as a hobby. I love how it’s taken off for her! BONUS – we have an awesome collaboration coming out in January and you are all gonna DIE. In the meantime, grab some holiday designs!
Who is this best for? Anyone who LOVES earrings, jewelry or handmade pieces. I’m such a fan of handmade items and knowing someone personally created a gift for you is priceless!
Products I recommend: Her holiday earring collection
Okay – one of my “push gifts” I got for myself when Jack was born was a collection of these bracelets. Mine say T<3A, Mama and Jack. I’ll add on to these when we have more kids, and I also want to get some that say Hustle Like A Mother and Blonde & Ambitious to rep my brand! 😀 I am going to have a whole stack when I’m done.
Who is this best for? You can customize these to say whatever you want so you can make sure they fit the person you are shopping for! Plus they are really quality material so they’ll last a long time.
Products I recommend: Three stack of custom bracelets
Adam and I LOVE going into the Bathhouse when we visit downtown St. Charles. It smells amazing. I even have one of their perfumes on my Christmas list this year (it’s scent No.9 if you’re curious and smells AMAZING). But other notable items are …. their artisan soaps, bath bombs, lip scrubs and body butters! Plus old fashioned shave kits for men!
Who is this best for? Your bougie spa friend. LOL. But for real – if your friend is into the finer things in self-care life, gift them one of their bath boxes! It comes with a bath bomb, body butter, 3 artisan soaps, and a foaming body scrub. I’d also recommend the shave set for the man in your life! They deserve self care, too!
Products I recommend: Artisan soap OR holiday gift box!
I LOVE Collections by Joya. They have such amazing jewelry pieces. They are always unique and always charming. I have a few things from them – but my favorite is my uncut diamond ring! It’s on my right hand and it’s very art-deco and unique. There is something for everyone.
Who is this best for? Anyone who likes shiny things. They will love how different each piece feels – definitely not mass created or the same as everyone else. There is also something for every price point here.
Products I recommend: their Art Deco rings OR pendant necklaces
I love this company – they sell a ton of really cute gifts but I personally love their gift sets. They have something for EVERYONE here! I like that you can shop by occasion or person and they have a variety of items to choose from.
Who is this best for? The person on your list who is hard to shop for! There is PLENTY to choose from and you can go a more generic route or personalize something, too!
Products I recommend: holiday gift box
This is SUCH a cute shop for littles!!!! I have quite a few of their pants for Jack and the cutest pom hat that ever existed. Their products are good quality – and they’re gender neutral pieces that will work for any fashion-forward little one.
Who is this best for? The sweetest little toddler in your life or their fashion conscious mama! HA!
Products I recommend: The toddler joggers or sweatshirts! SO comfy!
I buy Adam something from this shop for birthdays and Christmas’!!! It’s a local St. Louis shop, and we LOVE them. The quality for a small shop like this is amazing. We’v loved every single thing we have purchased. This is HUGE hit for Adam every year.
Who is this best for? The pickiest men in your life. ANYTHING you get from this shop will be a hit, I promise.
Products I recommend: The Puremeso Raglan Henley OR the Roll Hem Hoodie.
We got this for Jack last Christmas and it was a HUGE HIT!!! It’s one of his favorite toys. It’s such a simple wooden piece – but it’s great for them to learn shape recognition.
Who is this best for? Kids ages 6 months – 18 months!
Products I recommend: Wooden name puzzle OR Wooden tracing board!
Handcrafted silicone beads have been one of my FAVORITE things we got for Jack last year. We got this pacifier clip with his name on it – not only is it functional, but he can safely chew on it. We actually still use ours at 16 months to hook his toys and sippy cups to his stroller so he can’t fling them.
Who is this best for? Kids age 6 months – 2 years!
Products I recommend: Silicone pacifier clip with the personalized name option!
I got these custom socks with Jack’s face on it for Father’s Day and we are OBSESSED. It’s a smaller company and they do an awesome joy. A direct quote from Adam – “besides being just a novelty socks for fun, they’re actually really comfortable and high quality so I wear them more often than you’d think”.
Who is this best for? Anyone who wants to wear someone’s face on their feet. LOL.
Products I recommend: Custom face socks!