2020 has been a hell of a tough year, to say the least, and small businesses have taken quite the hit. If you want to support small business but don’t know where to begin, start here! I wanted to share some of my favorite small shops and some of the shops you guys told me about that will definitely ensure that you win Christmas this year!
Shop small this holiday season!
This sweet girl will illustrate any picture that you send her! Her style is super modern and edgy and bound to impress. I commissioned her to remake one of my favorite pictures of Chadd and me for our anniversary and it was a huge hit! She will send you several different background color options. She only sends you the digital copies but you can easily get them printed to put into a frame. I adore having meaningful art in our home and this piece has really made its way into my heart!
Complexion Hands down the most relaxing facial I have EVER gotten! You must check this girl out, get a facial for yourself and gift one as well! Complexion also offers microneedling, no needle lip plumper, teeth whitening, and much more!
I am absolutely obsessed with these custom gold bead name bracelets from Southern James! I have one that says my name and one that says S (heart) C and I’m dying for more! they are so cute to stack and somehow dainty and chic but colorful and fun at the same time! Basically the perfect pop of gold for any outfit and because they are gold-filled they stay bright without tarnishing! I love these as a stocking stuffer or super personalized gift for your bestie. these would 100% make the best friendship bracelet or a super cute way to remind your mom that you are her favorite kid, ya know?
Establoblanco Candles have EASILY become my all-time favorite place for candles. She uses coconut oil wax that is completely vegan and v v ethical with sustainable wood wicks that come from the US. She also uses upcycled jars that are just too cute to throw away! In fact, she will refill your candle for you if you just bring the container back to her! My favorite scent is the Tobacco y bourbon. I can seriously smell this candle when it’s not even lit so the whole situation is a whole vibe. Her wick trimmers and snuffers also make the best functional decor for your coffee table.
You still have time to get them the perfect gift this year and support someone’s dream at the same time!
Low on stocking stuffers? Grab everyone on your list a gift card from Peace Vegan Eats! This mouthwatering vegan burger food truck is bound to hit the spots whether you are vegan or not! Plus we all know the gift of free food is the best gift hands. fucking. down, ya know?
Method Pilates and Method Active
If you are looking to get a gift for your sporty friend that loves to work out definitely check out Method Active for a chic set and if you live in Houston be sure to check out a package of pilates classes! You might even see yours truly in class!
Wicked fash is a really cute online boutique that is local to Houston! I’ve loved the quality of everything I’ve gotten from her and my cut-out tank has quickly become one of my favorite tops hands down.
This beauty brand is local to Houston as well! I hear people rave about her products all the time and Savoir Faire is such a brilliant nude that you, your bestie, your sister, and your mom need in your lives like yesterday.
@kmasonart is an incredibly talented local Houston artist that makes prints and art of all sizes for your artistically inclined friend. She is also the creator of painted with lipstick. Painted with lipstick is a super chic concept of using lipstick as your only medium to paint! Definitely a conversation starter and an absolutely fabulous living room piece.
For all your jewelry needs check out StRaine , Jewelry by Demi ,and Houston Diamond girl! Between the 3 of them, you are bound to find exactly what you need for any price range!
These cute workout bands strive to be just as cute as your workout sets, and honestly just looking at them makes me want to bust into a squat and get some booty gains!
Don’t forget your local photographers! Picture books make great gifts, especially for the holidays! If you are in the Austin or Houston area I recommend @buzzmediaphotos and if you are near west Texas you definitely need to check out @hannahnicolephoto
You’d be paying at least $100 for nails this cute at the salon and for what? So they can only last two weeks before looking way overdue? um, no thanks! For $25 a set you can have these beautiful handmade press ons that can be used multiple times. Stocking stuffer? Yes, please!
I hope you enjoyed all of these amazing small businesses! Drop your favorite small business in the comments and let’s shop small!