Small Businesses To Shop

The holidays will be here before we know it, which is honestly a bit hard to believe. While I have built out my gift shop pages this year I also wanted to do a specific guide highlighting some of my favorite small businesses and makers to support this season. As we all know, small businesses have struggled greatly during the pandemic so this season I am trying to be a lot more mindful about where I shop. Some of them can have longer lead times, so for once I am getting a gift guide out early. I want to be done with my shopping before December even rolls around!


ST HELENA OLIVE OIL CO.
Flavored Olive Oils

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I was very happy to discover this local olive oil brand. They make my favorite balsamic vinegar and lemon flavored olive oil. Such wonderful flavoring and the branding makes it a beautiful gift.

SHOP


TRACIE HERVY
Handmade Ceramics

So simple in design and incredibly elegant. I love that Tracie Hervy creates both glazed and unglazed clay pieces like mugs and bottle vases. You can contact her on her website or shop some of her collection at retailers such as March SF.

SHOP


ELSIE GREEN
Vintage Treasures

You all know by now this is one of my go to spots for speciality items such as vintage French crocks or pretty antique dishware. Every piece feels so perfectly curated.

SHOP


THE COLUMBIA COLLECTIVE
Handcrafted Goods

The Columbia Collective supports artisan entrepreneurs across Columbia. Their handcrafted unique pieces range from woven placemats to necklaces. I have been eyeing these fun woven totes.

SHOP


PRAYERS & PLANS
Silk Pajama Set

With gorgeous color options and fun details like “the best is yet to come” embroidered on the back of the collar, these silky Pj sets are so fun. They also cary robes and nightgowns.

SHOP


CRUEL MOUNTAIN
Custom Lamp Shade

I know a lampshade might seem like an odd gift to give, but it was all I wanted for my birthday and I can’t say enough good things about Cruel Mountain. You have seen their designs on my patterned mini lamp shade and scalloped raffia shade. They add so much character and dress up lighting perfectly.

SHOP


MATEO
Black Croc Diana Bag

There is just something so classic about a black crocodile bag. I love the small sizing of this and that is also comes with a longer crossbody strap. The emerald color is also so pretty!

SHOP


Apotheke Candles {SHOP} | Bloom Hope Art {SHOP}


MONTES DOGGETT
Ceramics

These are some of my favorite ceramics. They are somehow incredibly quirky and yet classic at the same time. I love browsing her website and discovering new gems like cool cake stands and olive oil bottles.

SHOP


JAYSON HOME
Pretty Housewares

Jayson Home is one of my go to places to shop online for home decor. They have such a great selection of old and new. I also love that they carry a large array of Astier de Villatte pieces.

SHOP


BEEKMAN 1802
Simple Skincare

I am such a fan of Beekman 1802 for many reasons. Their cruelty free skincare products (which use the magical ingredient of goats milk) feel so high end at a great price point. I use this mask weekly!

SHOP


LYNDSAY REBECCA SHOP
Patterned Pillows

Now that I am fully embracing color and pattern again, this shop is one of my favorite sources. Lyndsay had such a great collection of vintage and new with most pillow covers under $100.

SHOP


Lost & Found {SHOP} | Cocoshalom Art {SHOP}


ROUGH LINEN
Linens

Another one of my favorite local companies, Rough linen makes all of their beautiful products right here in Marin! Their quality linen (in a great array of colors) is used for everything from napkins, tablecloths and bedding.

SHOP


TINY ZEN MEMORY
Jewelry

One of my favorite places for special dainty jewelry like a name or initial necklace. They are easy to customize which makes for very thoughtful gifts.

SHOP


JUSTICE OF THE PIES
Homemade Pies

Fresh homemade pie as a gift? Yes please! At Justice of the Pies you can order pie (such as caramel apple crumble) to be delivered directly to you or a loved one.

SHOP


GOODEE
A little bit of everything

This socially conscious design shop has the coolest inventory while letting you know where the products are being sourced from. Everything from baskets to unique trays.

SHOP


COTTAGE DESIGNS
Grain sack textiles

I have always been a sucker for a good grain sack textile, so when I found these stockings on Etsy – I had to have them. Cottage Designs also carries pillows, aprons and napkins.

SHOP


Cutter Brooks
Housewares

It is no secret how much I love Cutter Brooks and Amanda Brooks impeccable taste. Her shop recently added pretty holiday accents like vintage platters and ornaments which I will be shopping from throughout the month.

SHOP


DIRT CLAY SF CERAMICS {SHOP} | TEA WITH TAE BENTO BOX {SHOP}


FERPIE AND FRAY
Candles

A sweet follower sent me the spiced pear scented candle last year and it is SO GOOD! At $20 for an 8oz. jar these are very budget friendly. I also love the pumpkin and apple harvest for the holidays.

SHOP


TREACLE & BLUSH
Paper Goods

The cutest holiday cards and paper goods such as gift tags and wrapping paper.

SHOP


  1. Alicia Arcelay says:

    Thank you for all your recommendations. I appreciate all them.

  2. Morgan says:

    Thank you for doing this post! My family decided to go with “small business only” gifts for each other this year, and this is going to be very helpful for gift ideas! <3

  3. Hannah says:

    Wow thank you Chrissy! Just love this list. Great finds! Can’t get enough of your recommendations. 😇

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