Y’all know I love Amazon + Target just as much as the next basic girl BUT I also love supporting small + local businesses. Given the circumstances of 2020, they need your support now more than ever.
Yes, I will still be sharing Gift Guides with items from Amazon but I wanted to kick off my guides with a Small Business edition! Some of the items are local to the Golden Isles and some items can be purchased online! I hope you enjoy this guide and if anything, I hope it encourages you to shop small where you can!
House Portrait | I got these done for my parents and my in-laws for Christmas last year + I highly recommend! Mollie is an amazing artist and every dollar you spend supports her sweet little family. The portraits turned out amazing and it’s such a sweet and personal touch that the receiver will cherish forever!
Digital Illustration – Sketches by Tab | Tabitha is another amazing artist that is dear to my heart. With a fast turnaround, these images are the perfect unique gift for family members of all ages! Tabitha will transform your photos into beautiful, trendy photos to use digitally or have printed out!
OMCORE yoga + body gift certificate | Invest in your loved ones by giving them a gift that gives back! With amazing group fitness classes + retail items, you cannot go wrong with this. If you’re not local to the Golden Isles, consider purchasing from your local studio, gym or fitness facility. When you choose a small, local studio, not only are you supporting the business but you’re supporting the instructors as most of them are paid as independent contractors based on class attendance! ??????????
ALO Naturals Bug Spray | Allie is a SSI local and makes amazing products! Her bug spray and hand sanitizer would make for a great stocking stuffer! All of her items are made locally with sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free ingredients. I love her natural and eco-friendly packaging, too!
Wake Up Coffee Co. | This is one of my favorite local coffee companies! If you’re not local but want to support them, you can still order their AMAZING coffee and other merch. Their coffee better be in my stocking this year! And if you are local and don’t know what kind of coffee to get someone else, you can never go wrong with a gift card! With a location on SSI and in BWK it’s a better choice than Starbucks or Dunkin! Our go-to coffee ??
Private Cooking Class at Local Brew | This is another one of my fav local coffee shops, but they offer so much more than that. From juices and coffee to lunch and wine, you cannot go wrong with a gift card to Local Brew. But to take it one step further, Chef Aaron offers private cooking classes for small groups! What an amazing gift for you and your spouse and/or family!
Beautycounter | Another way to support small is by shopping all your makeup + skincare needs through me. While BC isn’t a “small business,” when you shop through a consultant you are directly supporting them! ????? plus, they’re running 15% off and free shipping over $50 thru the 11/29!
Dot + Army | Anything from this super cute shop would make for a perfect gift or stocking stuffer! All her sustainable items would also make for cute hostess gifts for Holiday parties! I personally LOVE her handmade bowl covers!
I hope this gives you a few good ideas and encourages you to shop small + local in some way this season!
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