Though I can't always shop small (I have a nearly three year old who is obsessed with all things American Girl doll), I have made an effort to do a lot of my shopping from small businesses this season. Though I used to make a lot of my own gifts, I find it more difficult to find the time to do that, but I still want to gift unique, quality gifts! There are some awesome places (with online shipping and upcoming Small Business Saturday Deals) that I wanted to highlight!
Raising Arrows Handmade
I got the awesome sign pictured above from them yesterday--this was a gift for my family with our "house rules." I love it and plan to visit the Spoonful of Imagination Open House on December 9th to pick up some more gifts. Great customer service and high quality items--bookmark this link for future baby showers also!
I may be a little bit biased because my mom is the owner of PortalUnlimited, but her shop is perfect for all of the art lovers on your gift list. She sells art prints and holiday cards online, but if you're local, you can visit her shop to buy unique 3d art, original paintings, hand crafted jewelry, and pottery pieces. Message her to get a quote for a custom art piece this holiday season!
I've been a long time fan of Sweetees' super cute mama tees and sweatshirts. With the addition of amazing boutique items, this is a great site to check out if you have mom friends in your life or ladies who love the looks that boutiques offer. With fun games, a Facebook VIP group for deals (and the most amazing virtual games of Bingo!), Sweetees not only sells original and fun clothes, cups, etc., but they're also a SUPER fun company!
I love, love, love inspiring quotes and prints. Framing these items is such a great gift. The legacy collection at Letterwood is phenomenal. I bought a print of inspiring women for my daughter and few others for some brave and bold ladies in my life! They also sell jewelry, calendars, and awesome greeting cards and invitations.
Have other small businesses with awesome products? I'd love to hear about them!