Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

Last holiday season, we gave you some last minute holiday gift ideas from one of our favorite design stores, West Elm.  And while we love every single thing that comes out of that store, this year we want to support small businesses, artisans and local shops around the country.  So this year's gift guide will be filled with unique and one-of-kind finds to help support other small businesses like ourselves.
  1. Simply Grove Shop If you don't remember, we were lucky enough to collaborate with interior designer and blogger, Kristen Grove of Simply Grove on her master bath renovation last year.  Well this summer she opened up a curated shop in Boise, ID that is filled with home accessories perfect for the design-lover and also affordable!  Here are our top picks from her shop:
White Tea Candle ($24.00)
      Aragon Marble Board ($47.00)

Click HERE to browse her entire online shop!
 2.  31 Bits We're not sure what we're more in love with, the goods from 31 Bits, or their mission!  The 3 Orange County founders have made it their mission to provide fair and sustainable wages to their skilled Artisans who create their lovely collection of design goods and jewelry.   Here are some of our favorites:
Wood Serving Spoons ($48.00)

Click HERE to shop their whole collection
3. Design 4 Corners  The sisters at the design firm, Design 4 Corners, recently opened up their own shop in the quaint town of Carlsbad in San Diego, CA and sell a variety of home goods handcrafted by Artisans from the South East Asian archipelago.  Here are some of our favorites: 
Large Blush Dipped Wood Bowls ($76.95)

Cream and Turquoise Candle Sticks ($78.95 set of 2)

Click HERE to shop their entire collection 

  4. Tramake These funky coasters and trivets are the perfect gift for someone who loves one-of-a-kind home accessories.  Based in Chicago, local artisan Faith Veenstra makes these modern works of art by hand and in small batches.  These gifts are perfect for anyone who loves home accessories and aren't afraid of a little pattern!
"Terrazzo" Absorbent Stone Coaster (set of 4/$30.00)
"Shapes" Absorbent Stone Trivet ($24.00)

5. Benjamin June Ceramics  We are honestly obsessed with everything that Benjamin June produces.  This Portland local produces ceramic flask set that features various patterns and colors.  Gift one of his hand-made flasks sets to someone who appreciates modern design and a well-designed home bar. 
Mountain Flask Set ($95.00)

Click HERE to shop his entire collection

6. ANITAKOorganics  Do you have a friend or family member that loves small batch organic bath and beauty products?  Look no further than Anitako Organics, a Canadian beauty line that uses sustainable and safe ingredients for you and your baby.  These gifts are appealing to the eye and safe for the skin.  The best part is they are affordable and will make thoughtful gifts!
SILK Organic Face Cream Moisturizer ($25.00)
Hydrating 3-in-1 Facial Cleansing Grains ($18.00)
Sensual Dead Sea Salt Soak ($18.00)

Click HERE to shop all her products 

This year, we hope you shop small to help support local businesses and artisans!  Not only are you giving something unique and thoughtful to a family member or friend, you are also helping grow a business.  

Make sure to check out the rest of the collections these shops have to offer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this great list of small businesses with fabulous and unique gift ideas!