My Favorite Small Shops for Holiday Gifts

I am a huge fan of Etsy and love supporting women and moms who are running small businesses. So, if you’re looking for creative gift ideas, here are some of my favorite shops and products:

Dear Knot

She has the cutest macramé wall hangings. How cute would this snowflake wreath be for a little girl’s room? I ordered some of these keychains as gifts and love them. They’d make great stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts, too. 15% off with code CYBER15

These macramé keychains are about $6 each with the discount code.

Rose Henges

Probably my favorite Etsy shop to date. I adore her style. I took advantage of her sale on Friday and got this C.S. Lewis quote + lion painting that has been on my wish list for a long time. I also love these gorgeous letter prints that are less than $3 if you print yourself! P.S. The entire shop is on sale today.

Rose Harrington

This is a lovely Catholic art shop. I like this print for the kitchen. I love this quote too: “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.” 25% off with code SHOPSMALL2017

Vintage Cloud Shop

A mix of vintage clothes + homegoods as well as art with a nature, fauna, and desert vibe. Nathan bought me an amazing vintage skirt from here a couple years ago (he’s the best). Nichol has such great taste and I love her nature-filled art. These cool temporary tattoos would make great stocking stuffers.

Seams Like

This shop is my new obsession. Isn’t it amazing? Stuff sells out almost immediately, but if you have a vintage lover on your list, maybe you could snag her a cozy sweater or something. Follow Jolie on Instagram to find out when she’s adding more to the shop (usually every two weeks). I bought Henry some cute vintage sweaters for Christmas. 15% off with code THANKS

The Fox & She on Minted

I have a large print of this painting in our dining room and love it! Minted is a great place to find high-quality, affordable prints by artists.

Lily Jade

If you’re pregnant, I highly recommend putting one of these diaper bags on your baby list. This diaper bag doesn’t even look like a diaper bag, which is one reason I love it so much. I also like that it converts into a backpack so I can have both of my hands free.

I heart this diaper bag. I can even carry my laptop in it.

Pacific Loom

I have a weave from this shop and like how it adds texture to my gallery wall. It looks like she has added macramés now, too.

The rust + cream colored weave is from this shop!

Middle West Knitting Co

A family friend had Anna make us one of these pixie hats for Henry when he was born and it was my favorite baby hat. He looked like a little gnome. I also like Anna’s pom-pom charms. 20% off everything today

See what I mean? Little gnome? #love

Shhh…I’m giving this hat and pom-pom charm to a pregnant friend.

Amy Gannett

I know Henry is still a few years away, but I’m thinking of getting these Tiny Theologian Flash Cards for him. What a great idea! Plus they look beautiful. 30% off with code SHOPTINY

Be A Heart

I just love her lettering style so much. I ordered some yoga cards and an assortment of other unique cards. My favorite art prints are this quote by Saint Maximilian Kolbe and this one by Saint Thomas More. 40% off with code GRATEFUL

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If you want more ideas, here are some other great gift guides focusing on local products, companies that support women, or brands following ethical standards:

Sarah Bessey’s Gift Guide to Empower Women

Twin Cities Moms Blog Local Gift Guide

The Simple Show Ethical Gift Guide

And, while not a gift guide, I want to add in Erin Loechner’s post on holiday gift giving because I so resonate with her reflections—especially the part about making your own gifts and thrifting for old electronics with buttons so the baby can push buttons all day. Brilliant.

Finding gifts made by the original makers is fun for me and hopefully helpful for you, but I don’t want to add to your clamor of holiday consumerism. I believe that meaningful conversation over warm drinks is the best gift we can give.

Happy celebrating + gift giving, friends!

Melanie

One Response to My Favorite Small Shops for Holiday Gifts

  1. Chanyce says:

    These are such great gift ideas–thanks for the timely post! 🙂

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