Holiday Gift Ideas -- Shop Small with My Favorite Vendors

I love shopping small and supporting any creative small business. Especially after one particular year working in a department store on Black Friday, that level of insanity, rudeness, roughness and complete disregard for any common courtesy is just too much stress and so not worth any sale. So, supporting other hard-working ladies working from their home, all from the comfort of mine (and probably in my pajamas) is an easy decision for me!

I'm sharing with you some of my favorite small online shops. Their artwork hangs on our new home's walls; their clothing is in my kids' drawers; their jewelry is on my hands. Some of these items I even used as thank-you gifts to my wedding couples this year! 

Almost everything here is $20 or less! 

Thank you for taking a moment, browsing their shops, learning about their journeys and supporting some of my favorite people from all across the country. 

 

Intentionally Designed

Shop: www.intentionally-designed.com
Follow:  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest
 

Rachel Green is the owner and designer behind Intentionally Designed. She is a graphic designer specializing in lifestyle and branding design for busy moms and business owners who are struggling to find the balance between the two. Rachel is a city girl turned farmer's wife who has grown to love and cherish small-town living. She is married to her best friend and blessed with a beautiful baby boy. As a small business owner, wife, and mother she knows it's hard to find the work/life balance. As someone who has battled the world of busy for way too long, her mission is to give you the tools and encouragement you need to design a life of joy and intention so you can focus on the things that matter.

 

Today is the Best Kind of Day Tumbler $15

Whether you fill it with water, lemonade, diet coke, or smoothies, this tumbler is perfect for all those drinks that get you through the day. Every day will be the best kind of day with this tumbler in hand.

This 16-oz double wall acrylic tumbler is BPA-free and features a high quality outdoor vinyl design.

 

Filled with Faith Mug $15

Fill this coffee mug with your favorite coffee, hot cocoa or tea while you work or use it to hold your pens in style. The 11-oz ceramic coffee mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. 

 

Dots Notebook $15

This notebook is the perfect way to take down notes in style and are great for yourself or as a gift! These 8.5 x 11″ spiral notebooks are made with 50 double-sided thick sheets of wide ruled paper (lined in black ink), and features a thick plastic cover.

 

Your Grace Is Enough Print $12-$18

Dress your walls with beautiful and inspirational wall art prints. Art prints are a great way to add a little inspiration, encouragement, or pretty to any room, big or small. Art prints are printed on 19pt savoy cotton paper. Frame not included.

 

The Hunter Collection

Shop: http://www.thehuntercollection.biz

Follow: Instagram

The Hunter Collection features handmade, earthy jewelry and decor. The minimalistic jewelry showcases arrowheads and genuine turquoise. The decor includes THC's signature Mexican blanket pillows and amateur photography and wood pieces. 

 

Mexican Blanket Pillows  $20-25 + shipping

Available in gorgeous colors and patterns and made from unique Mexican blanket designs, these are a great match to THC's hand-painted, saw-cut incense burners. 

 

Wall Hangings and Artwork  $5-20 + shipping

These simple, hand-painted arrow wood wall hangings come in a variety of colors and designs. You can also decorate your wall with black-and-white photography that can be printed on metal. 

 

Arrowhead and Turquoise Jewelry  $7-30 + shipping

The arrowhead jewelry comes in earrings, necklaces and rings. No two arrowheads are exactly alike, which makes your jewelry unique and one-of-a-kind. I love using genuine turquoise because turquoise provides power and universal oneness. 

Thimblepress

Shop: http://www.thimblepress.com

Follow: Instagram

Thimblepress® is a letterpress and design studio located in the heart of downtown Jackson producing a range of products from stationery, to celebration and home goods designed by owner and artist, Kristen Ley. There is free shipping on all standard domestic orders over $50!

 

Thimblepress® Original Push-Pop Confetti™   $8.50

Dazzle the world in confetti with this push-pop! Perfect for parties or celebrating the happy moments of everyday life!

 

Merry City/State Christmas Goods  $18-20

Spice up your holiday party or give a party host these hand lettered custom gold foil stamped Merry City and State Christmas Goods!

 

 

Thimblepress State Flower Collection Letterpress Art Prints  $25 each

11x14 illustrated letterpress art prints inspired by the quote by Lady Bird Johnson which reads, “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Each print is hand printed in our antique 1925 Chandler + Price Platen letterpress, signed by artist Kristen Ley and packaged with a packet of wildflower seeds. 

 

 

Small Squares with Mighty Words™: 100 Bible Verses & A Wooden Stand  $17

Small Squares with Mighty Words™ is a simple box containing 50 brightly-colored cards with Bible verses on each one. The wooden stands are hand-stained and packaged in the box with the cards.


NoniRae Rings

Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NoniRaeRings

Follow: Twitter / Facebook

Handmade, one-of-a-kind rings from Kayloni, who says, "I've never been the girly-girl of the group, but I do enjoy a simple ring to show off my feminine side."

 Each ring is uniquely made with a thin, tarnish resistant, copper wire and is shipped in a cute little container within 2 days of purchasing. Perfect for a last minute gift, stocking stuffer, or even just a nice pick-me-up.

"My favorite verse since creating NoniRae Rings has been Luke 6:45: 'The heart overflows in the words a person speaks; your words reveal what’s within your heart.' It's just a great reminder for me, and I hope to those who own their own NoniRae Ring, to be passionate about something worthwhile."

Rings are $8 plus shipping, which takes about 3-4 days. 

 

LitasBoys

Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LitasBoys

Follow: Instagram

Litas Boys specializes in colorful, stylish, and affordable clothing/room decor for you and your kids.  Comfortable for your kids and your wallet, it's run by a mother/daughter team that believe everyone should have the right to dress their children according to their personality.  Although they have a number of fabrics and styles on hand, they are always more than willing to collaborate with you to create your ideal product. Custom orders take an average of five days to create. Domestic shipping is approximately three days. 

Fabric Wrapped A-B-C's $15 including shipping

Our A-B-C's get a colorful, fun and funky upgrade! These are the perfect accent to any baby or toddler room, not to mention any entryway, family gallery wall, or shelving display. Cardboard letters are wrapped in our jersey knit fabric to create a unique, textured one-of-a-kind look. Dimensions: 6" x 8" x 1/2" Random fabrics will be chosen for each order unless specified.

Reversible Slouchy Beanies   $10-$12 shipped
Newborn-AdultThis reversible slouchy beanie is the perfect addition to any wardrobe and perfect for any season.  Completely customizable, you're able to choose two of our many jersey knit fabrics.

Toddler Harems/Leggings   $20-$23 shipped
Newborn-7 yearsThese adorably comfortable and lightweight harem pants and leggings are sure to be your child's next favorite piece of clothing!  They're the perfect solution to gym class and playground trips and slips from baggier sweat pants.  Not to mention they give your child the freedom to climb and jump without restriction.


Just Hangin Out Hoodie or Keepin it Cool Long Sleeved Hoodie  $25-$28 shipped
18 months-10 yearsWhether going to math class, building castles at playdates or running around town, this hangout hoodie is the perfect shirt for every occasion.  It's front pocket is great for holding hands or irreplaceable treasures found during nature walks. And let's not forget its oversized draped hoodie, perfect for hiding headphones or protecting your child from cloudy days.

 

The Post Home and Body

Shop: https://squareup.com/market/theposthomeandbody

Follow:  Instagram / Facebook / Website

The Post Home and Body is a local shop located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania.  We specialize in handcrafted natural products that are made in house.  Raw materials and Maker's Sessions are available for those who enjoy crafting their own products and want to further their knowledge in natural products.  We are also home to numerous local handcrafted brands that we know our customers will love.  

Lump of Coal Soap $7

A gift for that naughty one on your shopping list.

 

Beard Oil $18 & Mountain Coffee Soap $7

A gift for the manly man in your life.  Our Beard Oil will smooth and condition his unruly beard and he'll love the scent of coffee and woods in the shower!

 

Facial Soap $7 & Facial Mask $6.

The ladies in your life will love our Facial Soap and Masks.  Gentle ingredients to clear and soften skin so she can feel her best.  

 

Bayberry Candle $6.99

Who doesn't want luck to the home and wealth to the pocket?  Our Bayberry candles are the perfect hostess gift during this holiday season.  

 

 

 

Alice & Ivory

Shop: http://www.aliceandivory.com

Follow: Instagram /  Facebook

Kristina has had her business for three years and creates, designs, draws everything in San Diego. She offers unique prints, apparel, home goods and more that you won't find anywhere else. Her slogan is "a little bit of whimsy and a whole lot of wit" and that's exactly what you'll find at Alice & Ivory

Little Boy, Little Girl, Underneath the Moon & Be Brave. They're all whimsical prints perfect for a nursery or kid's room. They are printed on high-quality, thick photographic glossy paper that enhances tonal reproduction.

They're $13 for an 8x10 and shipping is around two weeks domestically, and three weeks internationally.

Source: http://www.wendyzookphotography.com