Holiday gift guide - Small businesses features
Find something for everyone on your list this year
It’s time to start shopping for gifts again. This year, the holidays might look a little different - gifts may have to be sent via mail rather than given in person, and family gatherings may go virtual. With foot traffic reduced significantly, the pandemic has not been kind to small brick-and-mortar businesses. This means that many small businesses have had to start selling online. So for our holiday gift guide this year, we wanted to highlight and give some love to some amazing small businesses out there.
Whether you’re online shopping or supporting local, consider supporting small businesses to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year.
Christmas gift ideas
Opt for a custom painting from Steffi Foo as a thoughtful gift this year. How it works: you choose a size, face design, style, and color palette. You also have an option to upload style inspiration for reference or add custom requests. Then Steffi will create a one-of-a-kind, minimalist design for your loved one!
So chic, so comfy - we love this knit romper from club casual. With many of us working from home for the rest of the year, this is a perfect lounge + work outfit that will inspire many repeat outfit days.
SIDIA’s pieces are meant to stand the test of timeless. Their caftans come in a variety of prints, like this fun leopard one. It’s finished in an eco-friendly Tencel that feels more like a lightweight suede.
Each pair of The Lei’s leather footwear is handmade in Morocco with quality, small-batch leather from artisans. The Studio Slide is the perfect addition to any outfit.
Dairy allergy sufferers rejoice! Yoggu! Is a dairy-free yogurt that tastes. so. good. With a natural ingredient list free of any fillers, stabilizers, or preservatives, this is something we can get on board with. For Vancouver residents, they are offering delivery within the Lower Mainland.
Living Alchemy offers probiotics made with fermented organic whole foods. Their Woman probiotics promote a healthy vaginal balance, helps prevent acute and recurring UTIs, optimizes healthy gut flora and digestions, as well as supports strong immunity.
There’s a reason why IKEA’s sales have gone straight up this year - home decorating is on the rise with everyone homebound for the foreseeable future. These gorgeous pampas grass will help elevate any interior design game.
Holiday Cards from Quirky Paper Co.
Support a small business this holiday by purchasing your cards from a local artist. These ones from Quirky Paper Co. have fun and punny designs. With social distancing still in place, mailing holiday cards will be that much more special this year.
The herringbone necklace of our dreams. Drawing inspiration from her hometown of Miami and Venezuela where she was born, founder Nicole Escalante creates effortless chic jewelry. Plus, it comes with complimentary gift wrapping - great for all your gift-giving needs!
A beautiful decor piece, give this MYA Speckled body vase to your minimalist friend.
Skincare often gets all the spotlight and we often forget that scalp care is equally as important. Crown Affair’s combs not only help care for the hair but also helps provide an easy way to give yourself a self-scalp massage - and they have a special duo for the holidays!
Described as timeless jewelry for the boss babe, Tribe23 jewelry is lovingly made in California. We love these Bora Bora Hoops that are crafted with 18k Gold Plated. We might not be able to go on vacation this year but we can pretend we are with these hoops!
The perfect backpack for the busybody on your list. Made with 100% genuine Italian vegetan leather, the Carryall Bag seamlessly transitions from a shoulder bag to a backpack for maximum flexibility.
Give to your loved ones, as well as help support a non-profit. BOUV donates 10% of each order to non-profit organizations that fight for women’s economic, social, and political rights.
NEOCOCO partners with resettlement agencies to train and enable women to work in a safe environment and contribute to their families and society. 100% of their revenue is directed back into the company to hire and assist women refugees.
Cold Processed™ oil that removes build-up, nourishes and balances the scalp. This nutrient-dense formula is stimulating for the scalp, supporting the long-term health of your hair.
Minimalist ceramics that have longevity. Handcrafted and beautifully unique, this mug features a rough natural gray texture and a speckled glaze.
Everyone has felt the pain of maskne this year. This acne cleanser from Skin Drama is filled with high antioxidants to help improve skin’s texture and appearance by fighting off pigmentation, dark spots, and acne.
The cutest handmade, baby clothes for the mama on your list.
Uber comfortable and super stylish workout wear that gives back. With each purchase, you can select from 3 charities that you want to support with your purchase.
Made from high-quality Italian import fabric, the Sasha one-piece provides equal parts support and style.
Made from ethically, earth-conscious fabrics, the Everyday Bralette is made from Tencel which has been described as “if silk and cotton had a baby”.
A handmade bath bomb soak that helps you relax and prepares you for sleep, muscle recovery, and overall cellular retention.
A concoction of hemp, argan, and grape seed oil that promotes healthy, repaired, and smooth hair. The oil is light enough to use daily and can be used for all hair types.
And if you’re looking for some stocking stuffer ideas, our collection of natural feminine hygiene products fit the bill perfectly - they’re gentle enough to be used on your most sensitive skin, as well as anywhere else on your body that needs cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.