Welcome to the second edition of my Shop Small Gift Guide series! I've compiled a list of 16 small businesses that I have met or connected with this past year and I admire all of them so much!
Did you know that approximately 67 cents per dollar stays local when you shop small. This means that for every dollar spent on a small local business, 67 cents is going back into that community to benefit families, schools, libraries, parks and more! Shop small this year.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind mother's day gift this year? Here are several to inspire you. Fall in love with these small businesses and use this guide for your holiday shopping in 2023 too. This mother's day gift idea list includes wooden floral arrangements, handmade headbands, tea sets, spa gifts, luxury pajamas, kitchen necessities, blankets, jewelry, and even small batch chocolates. Surprise your mom, daughter, sister, friend, or loved one with thoughtful mother's day gifts.
Wild Clementine Co. (Instagram | Website)
Ali is the Owner and Maker behind Wild Clementine Co., a colorful shop full of reusable dish covers that make the kitchen more fun and eco-friendly! Her dish covers are machine washable, waterproof, and are great for proofing bread dough, covering leftovers, or wrapping a plate of baked goods to give as a gift for the foodie in your life.
Pictured Below: Why gift flowers that will die when you can gift your mama (or sister, or friend!) a reusable dish cover with a gorgeous rose pattern instead? Dish covers are more effective and eco-friendly (not to mention way cuter!) than plastic wrap or foil for covering leftovers or bringing a dish to the potluck.
Soaps by a Chemist (Instagram | Website)
Pictured Below: Mother's Day self-care spa gift sets include everything you need for a spa day at home. Wash your face with handmade soap and a crocheted cotton wash cloth. Then relax with a natural clay face mask followed by a hot shower with a eucalyptus shower steamer or essential oil bath salts. Wrap yourself in a Turkish beach towel, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Pamper your mom, your daughter, or even yourself this Mother's Day. Self-care is as simple as a new bar of soap.
Michigan Threads Headbands (Instagram | Website)
Accessories made for women on the move. Everything is handmade in the US for extreme comfort and quality. You'll seriously love these headbands!
Pictured Below: Twisted front headbands. Twisted headbands are always in style, and these ones take the cake! They come with a twist so you can wear them as either flat or on top of your hair. Perfect gift for Mother's day! And you can always get a second one sized down so Mom can match her mini.
Sew Uprising Handmade (Instagram | Website)
Sew Uprising Handmade provides functional, beautiful storage pouches so you can keep what you need where you need it. Each item is made by hand and designed to stand the test of time. With constantly rotating print options and new pouch styles being added regularly to help you stay organized and add a pop of color to your everyday life!
Pictured Below: There's no better way to celebrate the return of spring florals than a new floral book sleeve or kindle cover! A perfect gift for the reader in your life, the deluxe, full cover book sleeve features 360* protection for your favorite way to read, gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. Fabrics, and premium snaps to make sure your treasured stories stay safe, now available in 5 sizes!
North Wood Blooms - Wood Flower Artistry (Instagram | Website)
NWB is a wood flower florist that creates bouquets, arrangements and gifts from handmade and hand painted wooden flowers that last a lifetime. It is our goal to spread beauty and joy through everlasting floral artistry. From petal to package, your wooden flowers are cared for with attention to detail and quality to ensure the most unique floral gift for you and your loved ones!
Pictured Below: Sunshine & Daisies Centerpiece Box: Featuring bright yellow, faded sunshine and blush pinks among faux fillers and preserved accents, these wooden flowers are sure to bring a pop of that color to any space just in time for spring.
Wild Things Adventures Leather Goods (Instagram | Website)
We are a small batch leather goods company, making leather goods to withstand your wildest adventuring. I design products with a goal to inspire children and adults to head out into our beautiful natural world. We use us and Italian sourced leathers and hardware, to maintain ethical and sustainable goods.
Pictured Below: This leather crossbody bag features the finest Italian vegetable tanned leather, US sourced solid brass hardware, and is designed and built by hand. It has a small, inner pocket and the strap is fully adjustable, with a solid brass buckle. Feel stylish and classy with this sweet little bag!
For the Love of Foliage (Instagram | Website)
For the Love of Foliage offers the world’s largest variety of hyper-realistic leaf earrings…and more! Everything is handmade and plant-related, making this the perfect shop to check every plant lover off your shopping list.
Pictured Below: Made in Cleveland, Ohio, these Monstera Albo earrings are light as a feather and feature sterling silver hooks. Now you can enjoy the stunning beauty of the coveted albo without the scary price tag of a real one. (Plus, these can’t die. It’s a win-win!)
Tiny and Snail (Instagram | Website)
Tiny and Snail is a stationery company run by a sister team, Grace and Leah. They create joyful illustrations and believe that technology will never be as magical as a paper card. The road hasn’t been easy as in 2018, Leah/Tiny was in a life-altering accident while building homes for Habitat for Humanity that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Tiny and Snail’s cards and art reflect the wonder of life and the ability to shine light into dark days.
Pictured Below: A complete set of gorgeous floral greeting cards by Tiny and Snail. Set includes 8 cards on lovely, thick paper with vibrant inks and 1 sticker sheet for decorating envelopes. Give the gift of flowers, art, and the beautiful ritual of sitting down to write a heartfelt card to someone dear.
Lillie Mae Chocolates and Caramels (Instagram | Website)
We have been bringing joy to our customers through handmade, hand-dipped chocolates and small batch caramels and fudge since 1939. We pack each order with care using only the freshest chocolates and caramels hand-dipped in European style chocolate made fresh in our shop in Iowa.
Pictured Below: Happy Mother's Day Deluxe Chocolate Assortment Box: All of your favorites in this cute floral box including a soft center creams, truffles, TorTush (our best seller - handmade caramel with pecans and English Walnuts), sea salt caramels, chocolate covered caramels and wrapped caramel! Each box features a chocolate covered caramel heart with Mom written on it.
Sarah Cornwell Jewelry (Instagram | Website)
Sarah Cornwell Jewelry is a hand made jewelry company located in Doylestown, Pa. Our designs are simple, personalized, and effortless.
Pictured Below: Give this personalized bangle as a gift, one of our most popular gift giving pieces! It's subtle but thoughtful and can be worn everyday. Add meaningful personalization including names, initials, dates, longitude/latitude, words, sayings, and hearts.
Soothe Our Souls (Instagram | Website)
Pictured Below: is our Buddah Bouquet Robe. Buddah Bouquet is the floral arrangement that will last a lifetime. The beautiful print allows this to be worn as a duster, robe or cover up at the resort.
Pipermoon (Instagram | Website)
Pipermoon is a woman-owned blanket business that believes blanket hugs are the next best thing to a comforting hug from your favorite Grandma! Our stretch throw blankets wrapped around your shoulders will envelop you in a hug that calms anxiety, is sensory friendly, and packs down small enough to become your favorite travel blanket.
Pictured Below: Flower Garden Adult Swaddle Blanket is decorated with hand-drawn wildflowers, outlined in white on a black backdrop, creating a simple, timeless, & sophisticated look for any flower-lover. Perfect for flowers lovers year round! Giving Flower Garden as a gift? Purchase as-is, or add a custom monogram for a thoughtful, personalized touch! Product Details: wildflowers outlined in white on a black background, bound seam, backed in black, 2 layers, 95% modal/rayon 5% spandex, wash separately on gentle, lay flat to dry for best results or tumble dry low, 57 x 72", gives back to teens with cancer.
Coupon Code: MomGG20 for 20% off
Green Bee Tea Towels (Instagram | Website)
Pictured Below: Printed in 100% cotton with non toxic water based inks, our cotton tea towels are safe for you and the environment. I'm the Mom Tea Towel is the perfect funny gift for Mother's Day.
Loose Leaf Tea Market (Instagram | Website)
We make delicious loose-leaf teas that are handcrafted to heal. Made with fresh organic botanicals, our teas are designed to promote relief from inflammation, support healthy digestion, and reduce your stress levels naturally.
Pictured Below: Elevate your loved one’s tea experience with our gourmet tea lover's tasting box, a luxurious set perfect for wellness enthusiasts. Our collection includes 10 best-selling, hand-crafted, single-serve tea packets, a fine porcelain reactive glaze mug, our most popular stainless steel tea steeper, 2 artisanal boutique biscotti, and a handwritten card. Each item is carefully selected to provide a premium tea experience that promotes relaxation and well-being. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to indulge in the finer things in life while taking care of their health.
Twinning Tees (Instagram | Website)
Twinning tees was created by a Maternal/Child Health RN and girl mama. We want to help you celebrate all of life’s little moments ..one tee at a time! You’ll also find fun totes, cozy crewnecks, keychains, fun drinkware, and more!
Pictured Below: So God Made a Mama Tee: My oldest daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and our newest collection is in honor of her.
Canine Crazies (Instagram | Website)
The mission of Canine Crazies is to share the love of our pets through dog friendly tips and handmade gifts. As a dog lover, adventurer, foodie and canine crafter, Kimberly is inspired by her dog, a hyper active husky named Koda.
Pictured Below: Match your Mutt with a dog mom scrunchie! To compliment your pup’s fashionable dog wear, our soft scrunchies are perfect alternative to traditional hair ties & elastics. Scrunchies are ideal to not tangle your hair but tight enough to keep a pony tail. Accessorize yourself on your wrist or in your hair for an adorable style.