Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday at all the major retailers have come and gone, we’ve been thinking about a different kind of holiday gift guide for your friends and family. By now you all know how much we love small businesses, so it was kind of a no-brainer to compose a gift guide made up of ideas from some of our favorites. Each member of our team chose one gift idea from a small business that we hold near and dear, as well as why we picked it. Shopping small + local this holiday season not only supports your community, but also provides you with a totally unique gift for everyone on your list. Take a look at our picks below!
Jamber Creative Stamps
“Jamber Creative offers these gorgeous (and really affordable) address stamps in a number of styles.” – Callie
“Handmade in Charleston SC, each candle has been handcrafted from a repurposed wine bottle and the fragrance has been carefully blended to mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite wine — my everyday favorite is “Pinot Noir” (to drink and to smell!), but the seasonal “Wine Under the Tree” is pretty amazing, too.” – LaBruce
Muncle Fred Art Felt Flowers
“Everyone loves flowers but if you’re anything like me, you can’t keep them alive for more than a few days. These last forever and can be personalized however you want.” – Michal
Wondermade Artisan Marshmallows
“Made in my home, Orlando, FL, Wondermade creates the most delicious artisan marshmallows — one of my favorite sweet treats! I love how they make sure there is a flavor for everyone.” – Hannah
“My friend Carl has an incredible leather business in Atlanta with a huge heart behind it. Everything is handmade and the pieces are actually affordable and so stunning! If I had to pick one thing, it’d probably be the key fob because they’re so affordable, but also fun and unique — something people don’t realize they want.” – Liz
HM Willow Jewelry
“Haley is a small business owner who creates stunning jewelry — I really love her tassel necklaces. She launched her store last year and has already developed a following due to her detailed quality and designs. Follow her amazing Instagram account, @hmwillow!” – Julia
May Designs Notebooks
“I have been loving the “May Books” (personalized planners and notebooks) from May Designs. Any bride or friend of a bride would benefit from having somewhere to keep all her ideas/to-do’s/calendar. Plus, May Books are unique to each person — they are fully customizable with endless patterns, colors, and fonts.” – Laura
Candy Shop Vintage Jewelry
“This vintage-inspired jewelry collection is based out of Charleston, SC, and there isn’t one piece I don’t adore. My favorite is the Charleston Rice Beads collection — an homage to the holy city’s history in the form of delicate necklaces, stackable bracelets, and tiny stud earrings. Deirdre, the designer behind the whimsical accessories, is also the sweetest ever — follow her fun and colorful journey on Instagram, @candyshopvintage!” – Chloe
Arrows Design Co.
“Handmade clutches. Incredible quality. Great prices. Local to Atlanta. Perfect gift for bridesmaids!” – Natalia
32 Degrees North Jewelry
“They are the nicest ladies with trendy yet delicate jewelry — my favorite piece is the bar necklace with an important date. Great people to work with!” – Austin
Chrome Yellow Trading Co
“My pick would have to be Chrome Yellow Trading Co. They are a clothing company local to Atlanta — love them! They collaborate with another small business that does interior design and such for all of their pop up shops: Brick + Mortar. Follow them both on Instagram, @chromeyellowtradinggo + @thisisbrickandmortar!” – Samantha
Grace Graffiti Signs
“My gift would be this sign from Grace Graffiti. We love it — we countdown to everything!” – Jamie
Aside from our list, there are endless gift ideas from small businesses everywhere — narrowing our guide down to just one per team member was close to impossible, so we can attest to that. This season, we encourage you to shop small, y’all — it makes giving feel even better.