Looking for that perfect gift and want to support small business? Look no further! I am highlighting some of my most favorite shops and the amazing makers behind them. Why shop small you ask? Because you are directly affecting the people who run those shops. You are helping put food on their table, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their head. When you shop small, you are making a positive impact on the people that are busting their bums to follow their passion. Check out the amazing makers (I truly adore each and everyone of these fabulous people) and their shops below. And please consider shopping small all year round!
Nancy makes thee most adorable wooden ornaments I have ever seen! They aren't just for decorating trees either. I actually place them around my house to make it look simple yet very festive. Click the name above to take you to her website for amazing hand painted ornaments. You can also follow her on Instagram at fromnancysheart.
Liz creates gorgeous works of art that are disguised as jewelry. I always have had a hard time finding jewelry that suited me well because I am change my style daily. However, Bent Fine Jewelry has pieces that I can not live without now that goes with everything. Click on the name above to take you to the website. Interested more in the amazing woman behind BFJ? You can read more about Liz here. You can also follow her on Instagram at bentfinejewelry.
Jake from Two Ravens Soap Company is a soap genius! Any time I am lucky enough to be a vendor at the same market, it is an absolute MUST that I visit his booth. Not only do I love to say hi, but I adore the smells AND seeing all the gorgeous products that grace his tables. Click the name above to take you to his website. Interested in finding out more about Jake and his business? You can read all about it here. You can also follow Jake on Instagram at tworavenssoap.
Amanda is the amazing creator behind this mama owned shop. Recently, I had the privilege to work with her on a collaboration with her new line of diffuser necklaces she just launched. I know I said I’m not a jewelry person because I’ve always had a hard time finding pieces that fit my style. But Little Wander Shop is now on my list of “MUST HAVE’s!” Check out her chic line of jewelry by clicking on the name above. You can also follow her on Instagram at little.wander.shop and read more about this fabulous mama and her shop in her small shop feature here.
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year?! LOOK NO FURTHER! I adore everything Holl & Lane stands for. It is filled with soulful inspiring stories that make you feel connected. Want to learn more about this fabulous magazine, it's mission, and the amazing mama behind it? Read on here. You can also check them out clicking on the name above. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram at hollandlanemag.
Diane is the creator of all things bluedye. Her hats are thee cutest things ever! So much so I always see people wearing them at every market I go to because everyone adores them. Diane also has a few other cute accessories on her website. So what are you waiting for, go check her out?! Click on the name above to take you to her website. You can also follow her on Instagram at bluedye_.
Rachelle from the extraordinary Nose Prints Art brings to life portraits of your pet. I am truly in awe every time I see her paint these masterpieces that are sure to take your breath away! Click the name above to take you to her website. Interested more in the amazing woman behind Nose Prints Art? You can read more about Rachelle here. You can also follow her on Instagram at noseprintsart.
The amazing Brittia of She’s A Warrior - Fringe & Fitness is an inspirational coach. Not only does she have a wonderful supportive community she has built, but Brittia also has motivational cards, an intentional self-care guide, AND she currently has a program going on right now to help you get into that gorgeous outfit you are dreaming of for all the holiday parties about to happen. Read more about this fabulous mama here. Click on the name above to take you to her website where all the goodies are. You can also give her a follow on Instagram at brittia_warrior.
You know those cookies that are works of art? Like they are so stunning there is no way a cookie is underneath said artwork? Well that is exactly what Melissa creates! I am always amazed with everything she comes up with. Birthdays, weddings, showers, the holidays, you name it and she can make it. Read more about Melissa and her shop here. You can also see all her fabulous work by clicking on the name above. And don’t forget to give her a follow on Instagram at sweettreatsbymelissaco.
Cynthia is a brilliant designer. She has some of the cutest CO inspired clothing I have ever seen. Most CO specific clothing I come across isn't as cute as I would like and doesn't fit my style. However, Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. has changed all of that. I LOVE her designs and her accessories leave me drooling. Click the name above to take you to her website. You can also follow her on Instagram at rockymountainloveco.
Crest & Stone is an adorable small shop run by an adorable couple! They combined their backgrounds in engineering and design to produce gorgeous creations with concrete. Their decor is fabulous and their concrete planters are drool-worthy. Click on the name above to take you to their website. You can also follow them on Instagram at crestandstone.
Michelle is a ceramics genius. I will fully admit that I haven't been known to be into pottery. However this girl is now a lover of all of Michelle's creations. The colors, the weight of her items (so much lighter than what you normally find which I adore!), and the designs are phenomenal! I'm looking forward to adding to my collection this year. Click the name above to take you to her website. You can also follow her on Instagram at lessismoreceramicdesign.
Rachel is an artist and illustrator of inspirational art gifts for your inner child. Her drawings are amazing and I cannot live without her planner clips! Literally they save me so much time. I use them everywhere. Rachel also has greeting cards, vinyl stickers, key chains, and so much more. Click the name above to take you to her website. You can also follow her on Instagram at rfia.
Sarah, the amazing creator behind Glass Blessings, hand makes gorgeous stained glass sun catchers and decor. I have two pieces of her artwork and they are nothing short of stunning. The colors that adorn my floors are simply beautiful. Click on the name above to take you to her shop. You can also follow Sarah on Instagram at glassblessings.
Of course I have to put my all-time favorite skincare shop in here too! ;) Hahaha! Seriously though, your skin will thank you for using all the natural goodness in my products. They refresh and renew. Pampering never felt so good. If you ever have any questions send me an email. I'm happy to help in anyway I can. :) Click on my name above to take you to my online shop. You can also follow me on Instagram at avjorden.
Remember, you are supporting a dream when you shop small. We truly do a happy dance every time we get an order. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for shopping small!