The best holiday gifts: small business edition
The only thing better than a holiday is a holiday with gifts. That said, finding the right gift to suit all your loved ones is no small order.
So we’ve put together a gift guide to help you do exactly this. The best part? Each gift recommendation and deal is from a small business. Scroll down and you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list!
For the foodie
High end olive oil is a hot commodity these days. So if you have a friend that keeps up on all trends, you can bet they’d love to receive a bottle of olive oil from Texas Hill Country Olive Company. This family-owned business is committed to supplying the highest quality olive oil produced in the US and is recognized for showcasing the unique flavors of each year’s harvest. This well loved condiment is a must-have for die hard foodies.
No dish is complete without a pinch of seasoning. Gifting It’s Seasoned will undoubtedly impress any one of the foodies in your life as their seasonings amplify all flavors while steering clear of artificial dyes, preservatives, and MSG at the same time. Your loved one’s cooking game is about to be kicked up a notch with world class cajun, garlic and herb, spicy supreme, adobo, and other must-have seasonings. Trust us when we say you’ll be begging for a dinner invite very soon.
For the thirsty one
Able Beverage is a woman-owned small business you can’t miss. They specialize in importing high quality, organic, vegan wines to more than 15 states. And did we mention that they sell the best Cava out there? The only thing better than a tall glass of Cava is one whose proceeds go towards an important cause–in this case, organizations that help fight ALS. Nothing says “holiday spirit” more than gifting some bubbly while knowing your money is going somewhere good.
There are two types of coffee-lovers: those who simply need it to function in the morning, and those who measure and grind to get the tastiest brew. Whichever category your loved ones fall under, Toca Coffee is the answer. They roast batches of specialty coffee, producing smooth, complex, aromatic cups of joe that are guaranteed to be to everyone’s liking.
For the beauty guru
We’re always here for high quality beauty products. Pomifera offers a skincare line enriched with their coveted Pomifera Oil for every price point. For an anti-aging, vitamin and mineral rich solution, check out their beloved Balance facial cleanser. Another popular go-to is their Brighten: Vitamin C Serum which improves elasticity and provides a radiant skin tone like no other. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy products that are simply-formulated, honestly produced, and humbly packaged.
As a general rule of thumb, the fewer ingredients the better. Ren Sunn is an organic, skin and hair line that formulated their products to be as clean and chemical-free as possible. They brought this vision to life through their cold pressed, unrefined offerings that have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. With everything from Argan Oil Lip Gloss to Hawaiian Glow Healing Butter, Ren Sunn has changed the name of the beauty game.
For the amateur interior designer
If you want to show yourself some love and you’re on the hunt for decor to spice up your walls, look no further—Kate Fann Designs is sure to have what you’re looking for. A passionate artist, Kate sells home decor printables of all kinds for every color and taste palette. Enjoy unbeatable Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals November 24th-30th and last minute shopping deals (hint: hello 15% off all items!) December 22nd-26th. Get ready to show off your walls with pride!
What better way to spread holiday cheer than by gifting beautiful homegoods? Helping craft sustainable homes for conscious living, TerraKlay connects traditional beauty with the modern world. They have all kinds of homemade decor and home goods from throws and planters to artwork and baskets. If you’re in the mood to put a smile on your aunt’s face, order from TerraKlay.
What is a universally loved gift by people of all ages (…well, except for the ones still obsessed with Shaun the Sheep)? All-in-one gardening kits from Sprigbox, a family-owned business founded off a shared passion for gardening. The only thing needed to create your own urban garden is water and a loving home. Give the gift of homegrown aloe vera, lavender, sunflowers, and other flora and fauna to loved ones this holiday season!
For those of you with loved ones who are big into card games, The Gold Trout is your go to. With hand-picked, artisan card decks covering a range array of topics, their thoughtfully curated games may just hit the jackpot as the ideal stocking stuffer. This lifestyle boutique and design studio supports independent makers from around the world and also sells apparel, wellness goods, toys, stationary, and the likes. But if you’re on the hunt for the perfect playful gift, The Gold Trout takes card games to new heights.
The Small Business Index has all the answers
Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? Check out our Small Business Shopping Index for more wonderful small businesses to buy from this holiday season.