WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS GIFT GUIDE

For this holiday season (and any time you need to give a gift!) I wanted to share with you my favorite women owned small businesses to support and shop with! Not only do they make quality products, many give back, are eco-conscious, sustainable, and all are created with love by talented and wonderful human beings.

I’ve separated out the shops by category. Below are pictures as well as each shop’s website, owner name, and a few highlighted products from their line. In addition to these handmade businesses, a few of my favorite non-profits are on this list too :)

At the time of posting, many of these businesses are having awesome specials and offers for the holidays so be sure to check out their sites and social media if you like what you are seeing! I hope you enjoy this guide and shop small with us this holiday season!

PS: I am also participating in Etsy’s cyber sale this week! From 11/21-12/2/2020, enter the code cybersale2020 at checkout and receive 10% off everything in my shop: cards, brush lettering kits, stickers, mugs, t-shirts, and more! Click here to visit my shop.

women owned holiday gift guide 2020 atiliay.com

BATH + BODY

B.A.R.E. SOAPS
Owner: Jessie
B.A.R.E. Soap’s goal is to bring antiseptic resources to everyone. 20% of every purchase helps to support sustainable initiatives such as employing women in India to recycle used hotel soaps for distribution in slums & clinics
Highlights: Soaps in seed paper packaging, shampoo/conditioner bars

LB LOVE ORGANICS
Owner: Meredith
Consciously created organic skincare for Every Body
Highlights: Natural deodorant in zero waste packaging and sugar scrubs

THE WILLOWFIELD
Owner: Cait
Shop plant based healing products using mother nature’s finest herbs
Highlights: Body oils, herbal rollers, sprays

FOR YOUR HOME

LAIT CANDLES 
Owner: Jennifer
Hand-poured soy candles for the eco-conscious minimalist
Highlights: Discovery set: choose 6 tealights to experience, charity candle for breast cancer

LIBERATA DESIGNS BY NDAHEI
Owners: Kaysha, Ndahei
Handmade baskets supporitng local women in Rwanda
Highlights: A variety of colorful and unique designs (I love the black and white one my friend Susan gifted me–it’s so pretty that it’s hanging on my wall!)

LUNA REECE CERAMICS
Owner: Andrea
Handcrafted ceramics for the modern home
Highlights: Rainbow pots and wall hangings

CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES

ANN REVERE JEWELRY
Owner: Allie
Consciously crafted demi-fine jewelry
Highlights: Nora necklace benefiting Baby2Baby, Marsha ring benefiting New Avenue’s SMYRC PDX

OLATHES ART
Owner: Olathe
Artwork by a navajo and shawnee artist
Highlights: Wrapped in wildflowers tee and sweatshirt, Nanise’ botanical poster

SWEET PEA COLLECTIVE
Owner: Lauree
Sweet Pea Collective is a curation of handcrafted + vintage + modern goods. We value quality, artistry and creativity. 
Highlights: I Got It From My Mama tee, SP love notes necklaces
PS: We collaborated on this world changer tote! Proceeds will go towards SP’s World Changer Program + help provide meals

women owned holiday gift guide 2020 atiliay.com

CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES (CONT.)

HELLO SHISO
Owner: Mimi
Cute, modern, and unique hair accessories and clips for little ones and adults
Highlights: Adorable animal and food snap clips, bunny ears headband

FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

HERA THE DOG VODKA
Owners: Julia, Alli
A portion of every bottle goes to helps animals in need by supporting local rescue groups
Highlights: Cheers to helping our furry friends!

LANGE FOUNDATION – GIFT OF LIFE
Founder: Gillian
This tax deductible gift will help care for an animal that was recently rescued from an overcrowded shelter.
Highlights: Your recipient receives a personalized story and photo of one of the rescued pets in our care. Each card is written personally by Gillian.

THE PAPER WILDERNESS
Owner: Jenna
Illustrated watercolor stationery and gifts for animal and nature lovers  
Highlights: Letter writing stationery kits, 2021 animal swimsuit calendar

SHOPS

LEANNA LIN’S WONDERLAND
Owner: Leanna
LLW is a playful gift shop and art gallery featuring independent artists + designers for the young at heart!
Highlights: SO many fun books and games, DIY activity kits, original art and prints by local artists

KINDRED POST
Owner: Christy
Neighborhood gift shop and post office located in Juneau, Alaska
Highlights: Growing Upwords–a collection of items inspired by what Christy’s son has said (the card shown in the image is one of them and the story is even cuter!)

SHARE AND DO GOOD
Owner: Lilly
EVERY item in this shop is carefully curated and gives back!
Highlights: Be Kind wall hanging, ornaments, gifts for babies (animal rattles crafted by artisan women, Kind Is Cool Wonder Bib)

NON-PROFITS

CHILIS ON WHEELS
Make a donation in honor of a loved one and help Chilis On Wheels provide vegan chili and vegan-friendly meals to those in need across the US.
Highlights: This non-profit is based in NY and was started by mother and son, Michelle and Ollie. This is also the only vegan food distribution program I have come across serving the US.

KIVA MICROLOANS
Give a Kiva card and someone you know will receive the chance to change someone’s life through a micro-loan. Your recipient chooses who to support and when the loan is repaid, they can relend or withdraw the funds. Highlights: Loan recipients are based around the world and have businesses in all different industries!


GIFT GUIDE // FATHER’S DAY

I am really excited to have finished the Father’s Day Edition of Cards For A Cause!  (You can read more about them here.)  I was inspired by the different ways dads may show their love, the roles they play in our lives, and what their hobbies / interests may be.  Below are gift ideas that go along with each card design.  I have tried to put together a round up of unique gifts that are also eco-friendly, produced by a small business, sustainable, charitable, or some / all of the above!  Don’t forget your pops on Sunday, June 16th, hope you enjoy the finds below!

For The Dad Who Shows His Love Through Food

For the Foodie Dad

{From Top to Bottom, Left to Right}

1. Kitchen Utensil Collage Father’s Day Card by atiliay. $1 from each card will be used to fund micro-loans through Kiva.org.  Available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA and Etsy. ($5.50)

2. Preservation Society, delicious, seasonal, and locally handmade jam, marmalade, preserves, pickles, and fruit butters.  I met the lovely ladies behind the goods at a craft fair and have been fans of PS ever since!  Try their BBQ Gift Set which includes three 8 oz. jars of sweet & sour pickled onions, dill pickle spears, and watermelon rind pickles ($30).  If your dad’s got a sweet tooth try their creatively flavored jams and preserves (him a delicious marmalade or jam (8 oz jar/$10). if you are in Los Angeles area, you can save on shipping and arrange to pick up your goods!

3. The Inspired Vegan, cookbook by Bryant Terry. This book had me at: “In the spirit of jazz jam sessions and hip hop ciphers, The Inspired Vegan presents a collage of food, storytelling, music, and art.”  Pick up this cookbook for delicious new recipes to try, from gumbo to curries to delicious desserts and thirst-quenching drinks! (Kindle version/$10, paperback $13.21)

4. Stainless Steel Kitchen Crock.  A sleek and clean way to store your organic kitchen scraps before adding them to your composter.  (Stainless steel/$75, Ceramic/$42)

5. I Heart Dad Bowl by Hideminy. Handmade ceramic bowl is 4.5″ wide and 2.5″ tall, microwavable and dishwasher safe.  Comes in a beautiful turquoise color. ($59)

6. Custom Engraved Tie Cutting Board by AHeirloom.  Available in a variety of woods and can be engraved with whatever you would like!  ($36)

For The Dad Who Built Your First Swing Set
Or Helps You Put IDEA Furniture Together

For the Handy Dad

{From Top to Bottom, Left to Right}

1. Tools Collage Father’s Day Card by atiliay. $1 from each card will be used to fund micro-loans through Kiva.org.  Available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA and Etsy. ($5.50)

2. Wrench Clock by MetalMedia.  I think this clock is awesome and makes for an interesting and creative gift!  Perfect for your dad’s workspace or office! ($88)

3. Industrial Red Metal Vintage Toolbox by God Save Strawberry Jam. Circa 1960’s – 1970’s. I love the look of this toolbox and it’s in great condition and ready to be filled with hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, and any other tools your dad may need to store.  This is also the most memorable Etsy shop name I have come across in quite awhile! ($27.95)

4. Tall Pencil Tool Roll by Bundle & Stow. This tool roll fits regular sized marking tools with ease and comes in a bright green with brown trim. ($26)

5. Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer (free shipping at BeautyBar.com).  Cruelty-free, vegan, and certified organic.  This hand cream will repair tough, calloused, cracking skin and cuticles to provide much needed relief for hands that work so hard.  Non-greasy, fragrance and color-free. (3 oz/$15 and 16 oz/$45)

6. Wood Desk Caddy by Peg and Awl.  This beautiful and rustic wood block will help keep your dad’s desk neat and organized.  Made from reclaimed wood from the 1800s.  Available at Firefly. (Small/$41 , Med/$56 , Large/$79)

For The Dad Who Appreciates The Written Word

Texty Dad

{From Top to Bottom, Left to Right}

1. Ways To Say Dad Father’s Day Card by atiliay. $1 from each card will be used to fund micro-loans through Kiva.org.  Available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA and Etsy. ($5.50)

2. Photo Letter Custom Print by GDL Studio.  Have GDL Studio spell out something for your dad using photographed letters from their massive collection!  They have letters made from tiles, neon lights, painted brick, metal, and other materials.  Send them a convo to let them know what you’d like spelled out and you can even request color combinations.   ($20)

3. Vintage Wood Letterpress from hilltopcottage.  These lovely wooden letterpress letters bear the patina of age and use and is a great way to display initials or a word or name that’s important to you.  Supply is limited so check the listing which shows which letters are available. ($4.25)

4. Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen.  I came across this review for pens on The Pen Addict Blog.  One of the greatest joys is to find a pen that writes well, has a good grip, and glides smoothly across paper.  I love it when I find a pen that is amazing! (It’s the little things in life!)  If your dad writes a lot, he may understand this and you might want to show him the blog after you give him his pen! ($140, available at JetPens.com)

5. A & Z Wooden Book Ends by TreeHouseWoodDesigns.  These bookends would be a great addition to any office, library, or home! Made from solid wood and hand rubbed with finishing oil for a beautiful rich look, these chunky letters are attached to high quality handmade natural wood bookends.  ($65)

6. Vintage Typewriter Key Cufflinks by CompassRoseDesign.  These custom links are made with real typewriter keys!  Any 2 letters of your choice.  Each key is unique and show a bit of wear for a wonderful vintage and imperfectly perfect look. ($48.50)

For The Dad Who Coached Your Little League Team

Sporty Dad

{From Top to Bottom, Left to Right}

1. Sports Collage Father’s Day Card by atiliay. $1 from each card will be used to fund micro-loans through Kiva.org.  Available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA and Etsy. ($5.50)

2. Recycled Bike Wheel Clock by pixelthis.  Perfect for the dad who loves to bike!  This handmade clock was created from a recycled aluminum bike wheel, is in great condition, and mounts directly through the hub giving it the illusion that it is floating.  A really fun and unique piece for any home. ($119)

3. License Plate Runner Number by UniquePl8z.  The perfect sign for the runner in your life!  Actual, used license plates have been sanitized, cleaned, cut, and nailed onto a piece of reclaimed wood to make this unique, one of a kind sign.  Choose from different wood colors to mount the numbers on.  ($25)

4.  Recycled Bike Inner Tube Journal by palepink.  This awesome eco-friendly journal is made out of used bike inner tubes.  Some of them have been puntured and mended or have a print on them which makes every journal interesting and one-of-a-kind.  Can be used to jot down directions to trails, notes, or anything else your dad has on his mind.  Includes 360 blank pages (front and back).  ($44.62)

5. Sterling Silver Golf Marker by jhollywooddesigns.  For the dad who loves to golf!  This is a hand stamped sterling silver 1″ marker.  I love that 5% of sales from this purchase will be donated to charity!  This quarter, the charity is Save the Children. ($29)

6.  Reflect Water Bottle by nau. Built from stainless steel, food-grade silicone and sustainably harvested bamboo, this first-of-its-kind 27oz Klean Kanteen contains none of the bad stuff – no paint, no plastic, no rubber seals.  Comes in brushed stainless and mirror polished stainless.  This is another wonderful eco and socially conscious company that donates proceeds to non-profits.  2% of every sale will go to their humanitarian and environmental Partners for Change.  ($38)