8 Awesome Small Businesses to Shop This Holiday Season

Published on: Nov 25, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
small business to shop from this holiday season

As we’re almost through November, you may have already started your holiday shopping (no shame). Which means you’re playing jolly ‘ol St. Nick for those special peeps on your list. Aka, furiously browsing online for the best gifts possible. But pause a second to consider this — when’s the last time you shopped locally? 

This year, we’re taking some time to check in with small businesses. Especially after the rollercoaster that has been 2020. And to bring awareness to places that you may have never heard of, we paired with Goldman Sachs to highlight small businesses in their 10,000 Small Businesses program. It’s their investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services.

And you can support small, too.  Remember — a little bit does really go a long way. For even more great gifts from small-business owners this holiday season, check out their #MakeSmallBig Holiday Market.

whipped shea butter
A whipped shea butter blended with oatmeal to keep skin feeling smooth…

It can be used on dry hands, dry feet, sunburns, and calluses. It’s gentle enough to be used on hair, too. Psst...the shea butter is sourced directly from women-run supply chains in West Africa to allow for economic stability through fair trade. Get ready to look and smell great. ($22, Shea Radiance)

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future is female notebook
A lined spiral notebook to keep you and your squad organized…

So everyone in your crew can stay on top of their work, appointments, and responsibilities. And be reminded that the future is indeed filled with strong females. It’s got 100 pages and the cover is made from heavy card-stock to prevent bending. You = totally on top of your game. ($16, Effie’s Paper)

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A versatile tote that can be used all year long…

We’re talking weekends away, beach trips, or overnight stays (you know, when vacations are a thing again). It’s also made from upcycled textiles. So think eco-friendly fashion that doesn’t contribute to cheap, dyed fabrics. And if you don’t wanna carry it by hand, it’s got a crossbody strap for comfortable wear. ($465, Kempton & Co.)

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etched water pitcher
An etched pitcher that’s ideal for holiday serving…

Unique, expertly detailed, and oh-so pretty. This pitcher is a beautiful option to have out during holidays or intimate dinner parties. Inspired by New England landscapes, this pitcher is truly the definition of a soon-to-be heirloom. ($145, Caskata Artisanal Home)

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chai tea soap bar
A chai tea soap bar packed with an array of spices...

Like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. All bars are made in-house in California to support local suppliers. Plus, all packaging is made from recycled materials. So while you’re smelling fresh, you’re also keeping your carbon footprint at a minimum. Hooray for that. ($14, Etta + Billie)

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rain cape
A rain cape that’ll keep you dry on the wettest of days…

Whether you’re running out to grab groceries or commuting via bike. This cape features a hood, elastic thumb rings so it stays put during biking, and reflective accents to keep you safe after dark. Also five percent of sales goes toward the Cleverhood Fund, which works to achieve sustainable transportation. ($99, Cleverhood)

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A throwbed to add a bit of extra cushion to just about anywhere…

Like when you’re lounging poolside, going on a camping trip, or (safely) hosting a guest on the couch or floor. It can go outside on the lawn when the family decides to strike up the fire pit. They’re durable and meant to be lived on. So think spills, grass stains, and sunscreen residue. Whatever it is — just take off the cover and toss in the wash. Back to brand new. ($385, Hedgehouse)

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affirmation socks
A pair of affirmation socks to put positive thinking on your to-do list…

It’s a small way to set your mindset for the day. Whether you’re working to remind yourself that you’re strong, a great mom, or very grateful for your health this year. Or maybe all three. These socks have printed messages that’ll help you through the day. ($14.99, Notes to Self)

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PS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly

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