Why You Should Support Small Businesses
While it can be less expensive to shop globally, it simply doesn’t support your local community. Big box business has its time all year long, so when the holidays come around, boosting the economy at its core means supporting small businesses.
Each year, Small Business Saturday is held to support such efforts. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the tradition encourages holiday shoppers to support brick-and-mortar businesses and their online counterparts. The end result is an economic boost, greater access to product diversity, a sense of community, and the opportunity to feel good about your purchase!
We’ve rounded up 14 gorgeous gifts that support small businesses.
Mason Jar Industrial Steampunk Table Pipe Lamp
Mixed Color End Grain Cutting Board
For home cooks, this stunning cutting board is the perfect small business gift. The cutting board is made of more than 10 species of wood. The brand goes one step further with their small business efforts by collaborating with production shops to collect and repurpose leftover materials. Available on Etsy; $114.40+
Modern Dog House
For a friend with a precious pup in need of some style, this is the perfect gift! The modern design dog house is made with eco-friendly materials including wood, linen and black alder. The aesthetics will look beautiful with any interior! Available on Etsy; $250+
Handmade Ceramic Ice Cream Bowl
School Of Silver Spoon Fish Wind Chime
Chunky Knit Merino Wool Blanket
Add a touch of hygge to the home with this handmade throw. Made of 100 percent chunky merino wool, it comes together using the arm knitting technique. Customers can choose from various sizes and colors to achieve a cozy, soft blanket perfect for various interiors. Available on Amazon; $50
Wooden Name Puzzle
Give the gift of learning this holiday season with a wooden name puzzle. This aesthetically pleasing small business item offers a great way to encourage letter and name recognition. Choose a color scheme to fit the receiver, like pink and gold, monochrome, earthy, or coral and mint. Available on Etsy; $19.99+
Rustic Blanket Ladder
This handmade ladder features a solid wood construction that’s sanded smooth. Tuck the ladder in a corner that could use some love, draping blankets and quilts on each bar for a rustic, functional look perfect for the living room. The small business brand hand selects each board with unique grain, color, texture, knots and imperfections, making for a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Available on Amazon; $79.99
Leather Cord Organizer
Head Chef & Sous Matching Parent Child Shirts
Home cooks and their kin will be elated to receive this thoughtful gift! The "Head Chef" & "Sous Chef" set features one adult tee and one infant, toddler, or youth tee. The stylish artwork features bold, modern typography printed on a high-quality, super soft tri-blend shirt. Available on Etsy; $43.20+
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Recycled Skateboard Watch
Custom Pet Portrait
Personalized Recipe Notebook
3D Printed Polyface Planter
Plant parents will love this unique design. The polyface planters will give greenery a touch of personality with their sleek facial features. Choose from a white, black, or silver base and small, medium, or large pot. Available on Etsy; $28+
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