Are you stuck on what gifts to get for your family members and friends for the holidays? Well, have no fear…this article is here to help! The perfect way to give back to the community and find a great gift this holiday season is to buy products from small businesses. Instead of buying from large corporations and possibly ending up with poorly-made products, small businesses can provide you with handmade, high-quality products – and at a fair price!
From skateboards, to jewelry, to sweet treats, this list contains gift ideas for everyone.
1. Lively Honey
Product featured: Crescent Moon Polymer Clay Earrings
From handmade polymer clay earrings to essential oil car diffusers, “Lively Honey” is a great place to shop for high-quality, handmade, bohemian-inspired products and accessories.
Price range: $3 – $29
Target customers: Teen girls, young adults, mothers and grandmothers.
Type of products: Earrings, necklaces, car accessories, clothing and more.
2. Daisy by Anna
Product featured: I Love You Lip Scrub
“Daisy by Anna” is the perfect place to shop for skincare or makeup. Their shop features numerous products, including lip glosses, scrubs, face cleansers and even lash serums. Their products will arrive in aesthetically pleasing packaging that is animal cruelty-free!
Price range: $2.50 – $14
Target customers: These products would be very popular among teens and young adults!
Type of products: Lip glosses, face cleansers, lip scrubs, lash serums, body scrubs, and more.
3. Pat and Toni’s Sweet Things
Product featured: Peanut Butter Cups
A nice local Florida shop, “Pat and Toni’s Sweet Things”, is the top place to shop for the sweet treat-loving person you know. They sell an assortment of candies, chocolates and cookies, such as chocolate-covered pretzels. They also offer online ordering for most products, so you can receive the gifts from the comfort and safety of your home.
Price range: $2 – $7
Target customers: Their treats are a perfect gift for anyone!
Type of products: Fudges, cookies, chocolate-covered treats, and more!
4. Sydney Day Design
Product featured: Rainbow Daily Planner Notepad
From stationary to sweatshirts, all of the products from this 15-year-old entrepreneur’s business are high-quality, eco-friendly, affordable and unique. All of their products are hand-designed and drawn by the owner herself. “Sydney Day Design” also has many resources for small business owners and young entrepreneurs alike, such as their best-selling Marketing 101 course, which only costs a small price of $6.
Price range: $2 – $34
Target customers: These products are perfect for teens, young adults, small business owners, and the organizers of the world!
Type of products: Stationary, clothing, stickers, small business resources, mugs, and more!
5. Blow Candle Co.
Product featured: Oakmoss and Amber Signature Collection Candle
A simple but classy gift like candles will make a wonderful gift that will please just about everyone. “Blow Candle Co.” is a woman-owned business that is an outstanding place to buy affordable and high-grade candles, wax melts and even linen sprays. Your mom, sibling, dad, or friend will be delighted to receive a “Blow Candle Co.” product on Christmas morning.
Price range: $8 – $22
Target customers: Everyone; their products are appealing to both men and women, no matter what age!
Type of products: Candles, wax melts, linen sprays.
6. Cases by Natalie
Product featured: Blue Stars Phone Case
A unique yet easily likable gift, phone cases are a great thing to gift to family and friends. “Cases by Natalie” features a large variety of cases that will please everyone’s style- both girls and boys, no matter their age. They also sell great stocking stuffers such as stickers for electronics.
Price range: $1 – $10
Target customers: Their products are very popular among teen girls and boys, but anyone who likes phone cases or tech would love to receive one as a gift.
Type of products: iPhone cases, AirPods cases, and stickers.
7. Claire and Clementine
Product featured: Custom Digital Portrait (with Optional Pet) 5×5
With their unique art style, “Claire and Clementine’s” stickers, apparel and artwork is a great choice for the cat lady, plant lover, or sticker-obsessed person you know. They even have custom dog, cat and owner portraits or stickers that are perfect for adding a personalized touch to your gift.
Price range: $1 – $30
Target customers: Cat or dog lovers, teens, young adults, and mothers.
Type of products: Stickers, apparel, custom portraits, art.
8. La Scrunchie
Product featured: Plaid Winter Scrunchie
Owned by a young entrepreneur, “La Scrunchie” features cost-friendly, high-quality scrunchies and protective face masks that are all hand-sewn by the owner herself. A scrunchie or two would make an adorable stocking stuffer or small gift for the upcoming holidays!
Price range: $3 – $6
Target customers: These products are very popular among tween/teen girls.
Type of products: Scrunchies and protective face masks.
9. Bake and Skate
Featured product: Lost in Japan Cruiser Board
Though their products lean towards a more pricey side compared to the other items sold by the small businesses on the list, “Bake and Skate’s” hand-painted longboards and hand-stitched apparel are worth the price and are ideal for someone very special to you. They also offer custom orders for beanies, sweatshirts, longboards and more, to make the gift extra-special and personalized.
Price range: $25 – $260
Target customers: Young adults, teens, or simply someone who enjoys skateboarding and clothing!
Type of products: Skateboards and apparel.
10. All Things Lilly Ann
Featured products (left to right): “Funky Fresh Embroidered Crewneck,” “Don’t Trip Over What’s Behind You Crewneck”
“All Things Lilly Ann” is a colorful, retro-themed business that sells stationary, planners, apparel, stickers and so much more. The owner, Lilly, creates all of the designs and art on her own and uses her products to spread positive messages and self-love. They make a great option for both large and small gifts!
Price range: $4 – $45
Target customers: Teens, young adults – both girls and boys
Type of products: Prints, hoodies, stationary, stickers, tumblers, and countless other items.
Hopefully, this article has encouraged you to shop small this holiday season. Happy shopping!