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A Small Business Gift Guide: Our Favorite Small Businesses We’re Buying From This Holiday Season

Haven & Hustle Small Business Gift Guide

This year, we’re choosing to be intentional in our gift giving. It’s been quite the year and we want our gifts to make an impact.

We love Amazon & the big box stores just as much as all of you, but one of the ways we can choose to be more intentional in our spending this year is by choosing to shop small.

In a year when small businesses have been challenged like never before, here are some of our very favorite small businesses with beautiful products that we can’t wait to gift to our loved ones.

Check out these beloved small businesses to find the perfect gift for the people on your list!

Started by a Minnesota gal, this shop is filled with handmade ceramic goods that are beautiful and authentic. You’ll find unique earrings, mugs, and everything in between at this fun shop.

Searching for the perfect gift for a new mom or new baby in your life? Olive + Oak specializes in celebrating the little ones in your life and they offer curated baby gift boxes – adorable, right? Each box is filled with cute and high quality products.

This little shop is absolutely perfect for busy moms and we’ve ordered from this company countless times. Their mission? To make gifting as easy as a couple of clicks on your beloved Amazon Prime, but for it to feel as personal as if you’d spent hours creating a gift just perfect for your friends, clients, or family.

Teak & Twine obsesses over finding the perfect products and their packaging is just as beautiful as the products found inside.

Run by a fellow mom, Ford & Wyatt has some of our very favorite apparel for moms and littles. Their mission is simple – to create products to encourage mothers and represent them (along with their little ones) because we are Raising Tomorrow. How great is that?!

Roolee is also run by a fellow mama and they have LOADS of adorable and unique pieces for your wardrobe, your kids, and even your home. As ROOLEE says, “We do our best to find and design the styles that make you excited about life + all the good it has to offer.”

Shopping for natural skincare products that are good for you and the environment? Look no further than Santosha Co – a working mama owned business that makes non-toxic skin products. Santosha brings you products that are organic, safe, non-toxic, and sustainably foraged. All products are made in small batches and are highly effective. A match made in heaven, right?

Lindsey Letters (also mama owned) makes jaw dropping beautiful and meaningful art. Here’s a quote straight from Lindsey herself, “I know the positive impact art can have first-hand, and I can say with confidence that what you put on the four walls you stare at most can be a real game-changer. You are worthy of meaningful art, and I would be so honored if the special pieces you decide to invest in would be some of mine!”

Koselig means “cozy” in Norweigan and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you light an authentic candle from Koselig Candle Co. We here at Haven & Haven personally know the founders of Koselig Candle Co and they are top notch guys who truly believe that “a great smelling and aesthetically pleasing candle can transform any situation into a place where people can come together and enjoy life’s simplest pleasures.”

There’s simply nothing cuter than a big ol’ bow on a baby girl, right? Cott and Cloth specializes in accessories for little girls and the mamas they love. You’ll find the cutest assortment of baby bows, baby headbands, and accessories for moms, too. You’re going to love all the fun prints and the high quality fabrics.

If you love the quality leather handbags found at Madewell, you’re going to love this shop. K.Slade is a classic American heritage brand, born from the desire for quality and simplicity.

Each handbag is designed in Evansville, Indiana, and crafted in Chicago, Illinois, using the finest and most durable leather, cloth, and hardware. Fueled by design and product integrity, the results are spirited and long-lasting lifestyle goods that are truly made to hold.

This mother-daughter trio owned shop is simply serene. We know one of the daughters and needless to say, she’s one of our very favorite people who ensures excellence in all she does. Our Lavender Co. grows fresh lavender and makes small batch lavender goods that are simply serene.

Searching for the perfect gift for a baby in your life? Look no further than Addie Joy Company where affordable quality and comfort is their top priority. This is an online children’s boutique that is an advocate for adoption. Addie Joy Company provides funding for families who are looking to adopt and every purchase made helps a child find a loving home. Amazing, right?

We are obsessed with everything at this mama owned jewelry store. This company has beautiful gold jewelry that you’ll wear again and again. Each piece is made to represent the pivotal moments in life – from the triumphant to the tragic and their mission is all about empowering moms through simple, yet impactful jewelry.

If giving an adorable stuffed animal to a beloved kiddo in your life is on your list, look no further than Slumberkins. They are a leading children’s educational brand on a mission to promote early emotional learning. Their stories use research-based techniques to teach little ones important social-emotional skills. Through pro-active and supportive narratives, each collection is intentionally crafted to build resilient, caring, and confident children. And the stuffed animals are just as cute as they are educational!

Hey there, I’m Ally!

I’m a marketing professional by day, a blogger by night, and a toddler chasing and baby rockin’ mama every moment in between. 

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