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.
BATH + BODY
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
Consciously created organic skincare for Every Body
Highlights: Natural deodorant in zero waste packaging and sugar scrubs
Shop plant based healing products using mother nature’s finest herbs
Highlights: Body oils, herbal rollers, sprays
FOR YOUR HOME
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
Handcrafted ceramics for the modern home
Highlights: Rainbow pots and wall hangings
CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES
ANN REVERE JEWELRY
Consciously crafted demi-fine jewelry
Highlights: Nora necklace benefiting Baby2Baby, Marsha ring benefiting New Avenue’s SMYRC PDX
Artwork by a navajo and shawnee artist
Highlights: Wrapped in wildflowers tee and sweatshirt, Nanise’ botanical poster
SWEET PEA COLLECTIVE
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
CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES (CONT.)
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
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
Illustrated watercolor stationery and gifts for animal and nature lovers
Highlights: Letter writing stationery kits, 2021 animal swimsuit calendar
LEANNA LIN’S WONDERLAND
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
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
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)
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.
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!