Hello! Oh my goodness, I am excited about today’s post! For starters, it’s my first gift guide of the 2019 holiday season! I’m feeling extra cheery as I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my recommendations with y’all again this year. I’m also tickled about this post because it is dedicated to something I’m super passionate about: small businesses. As a small business myself, I truly appreciate every single ounce of support I receive from my readers, followers, business connections, and brands that partner with me.
It brings me so much joy to be able to play a small role in spreading the word about small businesses I love, believe in, use, and am inspired by. So, today’s post is a special one! While I love so many big brands too, I urge y’all to think about the little guy this holiday season. Spread holiday cheer by shopping these brands now and on Small Business Saturday (p.s. it’s on November 30th this year). Some of the brands you’ll find below are “bigger” than others but they are all so special and none of them are J.Crew size status brands (don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t live without J.Crew!). I hope you enjoy and discover a new-to-you brand to love!
Thank you for your support of me as a small business too! xx
Gift Guide: Gifts From Small Businesses
01Sister Parish X LAKE Pajamas
Lake partnered with Heritage brand Sister Parish Design to create holiday pajamas in Sister Parish’s iconic serendipity print. Perfect for Christmas morning!
I whole-heartedly put my stamp of approval on Weezie Towels. They are the softest, fluffiest, and most beautiful towels. I really love their bathrobe as a holiday gift for secret Santas, brides-to-be, or roommates! You can customize them by choosing your piping color and adding embroidery.
I discovered Hibiscus Linens this past May at a pop-up in NYC and immediately fell in love with the products and the owner + designer, Mariana Barran Goodall. These hand embroidered garland cocktail napkins are beautiful for the holidays! P.S. Hibiscus Linens also has an entire DIY Kit section of bookmarks, towels, napkins etc… such a FUN gift idea for mom, mother-in-law, or a creative co-worker.
If you aren’t familiar with Land of Belle, then you’re in for a treat! It’s a collection of carefully curated home accessories by the world’s leading brands and artisans with an online store and wedding registry (wish I knew of Land of Belle when I registered!) with seasonal pop-up stores. These glasses beautify every table and kitchen! Don’t miss the new collection of block print linens either!
The perfect gift for your foodie friend! The biscuit mix in the Callie’s Classic Biscuit Box is so easy to make! This is a fun gift that also turns into an experience too (when the receiver bakes the biscuits!).
I had the privilege of taking a pie class with Southern Baked Pie in the spring. I loved every minute of it and every bite of pie! A delicious pie is the perfect gift for an aunt or a mother who needs nothing! Also great for teacher gifts.
Crew LaLa specializes in American-Made luxe dog collars, bow tie collars, girl bow collars, & leashes. Their holiday collection is adorable! My pup Maybelle looks so darn cute in her Crew LaLa bow collars!
Candlefish is a truly special candle company. Their candles are hand poured in Charleston! Candlefish has made a name for itself through its Rewined Candles line, its fragrance library of handcrafted candles with 100 different fragrances, and its BYOB Candle Making Workshops in CHS and ATL. This “Wine Under The Tree” candle is perfect for the holidays.
Friends, meet Bling Wipes, your simple solution to keeping your jewelry sparkling wherever life takes you! My sister-in-law founded Bling Wipes with the goal of designing a jewelry cleaner for the on-the-go jewelry lover. Bling Wipes easily fit in your purse for instant access to a hassle free and impressive jewelry cleaning experience! Gift these to brides-to-be or use as stocking stuffers.
My lovely friend Hannah Alyssa is the most talented photographer (stay tuned for our Christmas card this year by her!) so it’s only natural that she has a beautiful print shop. Gift a dreamy print from her Charleston or Paris collection to your friend who loves to travel!
Y’all, I died when I saw this blanket! Have you ever seen a cuter blanket in your life? Gift this to your favorite homebody who loves to be cozy all winter long. P.S. I SWEAR by ChappyWrap blankets… so warm and soft.
Started by sisters Chloe & Neely Burch, Neely & Chloe designs items of quality and beauty – Handbags, Wallets & Accessories – that are to be used for years. Their planner is my favorite. Gift to the workaholic or the girl on the go.
Sara Fitz is a small business that celebrates iconic New England-style through beautiful watercolor illustrations that Sara has turned into lovely products like wrapping paper. Gift Sara Fitz gift wrap to your most festive friend or your favorite New Englander.
20Waiting on Martha Initial Marble & Copper Spreader Board Set
Waiting On Martha Home (WOMH) is a thoughtfully curated home & gift store dedicated to everyday inspired living… what’s not to love! The owner, Mandy Kellogg Rye, is an über talent with a clever eye so I love to shop through her. P.S. if you live in Atlanta, then head to WOMH’s flagship store.
This high-quality black pony hair + tortoise acrylic wristlet is the perfect gift for social butterflies. It was designed to be a go-to bag for going out! Whether you’re heading to a cocktail party, a concert, or out on the town, slip it on your wrist so your hands are free for sipping wine, eating hors d’ouerves, dancing the night away. My girlfriend Sara started Beau & Ro and is a handbag designer genius!
Dora Maar is a small business on the rise to know! It is my go-to shopping destination for pre-owned luxury fashion. Shop clothing, accessories, shoes, & more. This Hermès scarf is a fraction of the cost! Does Maar is a great place to shop for gifts for a chic mom or friend. One of my besties, Lauren, is the mastermind behind this company!
It’s safe to say the headband trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I love the idea of gifting a unique headband as a stocking stuffer or as a gift to a cousin or a niece. Lele has designed so many colors, sizes, prints, and embellishments so there’s a headband for every gal!
Nicola Bathie is one of the most talented earring designers out there right now. She’s a great follow on Instagram too! Her earrings make for a thoughtful and stunning gift for any feminine-forward woman out there or for yourself!
Sarah Flint has made a name for herself thanks for her feminine, handcrafted shoes. Her shoes bring luxury to every woman. I can attest to how long-lasting, high-quality, and durable her shoes are! Gift a pair to your favorite shoe addict. P.S. I wish I was familiar with Sarah Flint when I bought wedding shoes!
Margaux Shoes is another favorite small business in the footwear category. I adore the two women who founded the company and believe in their mission to offer an extended size range, multiple widths, and made-to-measure sizing so that every woman can find her perfect fit, regardless of size.
Resort wear brand Persifor was started by my talented friend Alex. Her mission was to create beautiful yet functional clothes. She’s done just that! This embroidered top is the perfect gift for women who have jam packed holiday party schedules (or gift Persifor’s more resort-y clothing to someone heading to the beach for the holidays).
If you aren’t familiar with small business Dudley Stephens, then let me fill you in… Dudley Stephens is an environmentally friendly and stylish fleece clothing brand made in the U.S.A.. I recommend gifting a DS fleece to your sister or sister-in-law who loves to be cozy or needs cute + practical clothing for travel or work.
Gal Meets Glam Collection is a small business clothing brand on the rise (in a major way!). The brand recently released coats for the first time… just in time for the holidays! This beauty also comes in pink.
Designer Lela Rose might be familiar to you but did you know that Lela has the small business Pearl by Lela Rose that is a woman-led, fashion-forward, ready-to-wear line. Everything, like this lace dress, is gorgeous and more affordable than her runway collection. I’m also having a moment with her ‘Full Sleeve Knit Sweater in Poppy.’ P.S. I’m wearing Pearl by Lela Rose in the photos in this post!