Get a head start on your holiday shopping with this year’s Small Business Gift Guide. Many small businesses are still recovering from the 2020 pandemic, so let’s continue to show our support this holiday season. This Small Business Gift Guide contains many local to me brands, as well as wonderful shops across the country. When people shop small, everyone wins!
Small Businesses to Shop from this Holiday Season
Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Bee + Roo is a brand of elevated essentials for moms and children, made of 100% Mongolian cashmere. Its signature piece is the nursing poncho, which doubles as a pumping cover, car seat cover or baby blanket. Bee + Roo make beautiful cashmere mama + me [bee]nies, and everyday wraps which can be used to wrap your baby or yourself. All collections are thoughtfully designed, to be versatile and lasting, throughout all of the phases of motherhood.
Facebook: Bee + Roo
Location: Lancaster, OH
Buckeye Candle Company is a small business ran by the husband and wife duo, Kyle and Jessica. All products are hand poured with 100% all natural soy wax candles in their Ohio studio. They offer a wide range of scents (over 90) and jar types (over 10) to be able to offer something for everyone. Buckeye Candle Company offers different varieties of gift sets and subscription boxes to make gift giving truly easy, especially when we are all experiencing extraordinary times. Some of the most popular candles include the farmhouse style mason jars (available in an 8 and 16-ounce size) and large apothecary jars (available in a 48, 64, or 96-ounce size). Additionally, the couple loves interacting with customers and are more than happy to create a custom order to ensure a memorable shopping experience this holiday season.
The entire shop is 40% off through the end of the November 2021
Facebook: Buckeye Candle Company
Little lavender lobster is a small brand that is inspired by Maine, all things nautical and time spent by the coast. In 2018 the owner Rachel, started metal smithing as a creative outlet from her engineering full time job; and has morphed into what it is today. At Little Lavender Lobster you can find coastal inspired paintings, prints, note cards, apparel, and handmade jewelry, all designed by Rachel. Looking for a customizable gift? Custom pennant flags are a great gift for a new baby, wedding, special date, or anything you can think of! Customize it with whatever text and colors fit your occasion and decor.
10% off the whole shop use code : CHB10
Facebook: Little Lavender Lobster
Location: Wallingford, CT
Pizza Lover Wonders is based in Wallingford, CT. They are an apparel brand for all who love pizza and enjoy some laughs. They turn everyday clothing into conversation pieces by incorporating fun pizza-inspired designs. From classic t-shirts and most comfortable hoodies to custom sneakers, their pizza lover brand has a little something for every pizza lover. Let’s celebrate CT’s favorite food!
Use coupon code CHB15 for 15% off.
Facebook: Pizza Lover Wonders
Location: North Haven, CT
ROCK ON GOODS is an online boutique & brand founded by Emily Lutin Fuentes in 2020 out of the need to connect with our greater community through giving back while being mindful of people and planet from seed to shop. Dedicated to creating and sharing quality goods with inclusive messaging while providing support to those in need, they collaborate with thoughtful nonprofits and small social enterprises who are committed to charitable giving alongside socially and environmentally conscious production. In an effort to continue the cycle of giving, they are proud members of 1% for the Planet, and in addition, they donate 10% of each purchase to organizations that enhance the wellbeing of the local and global community through GlobalGiving.
Enter code CHB21 at checkout for 10% OFF this holiday season!
Facebook: Rock On Goods
Location: Wallingford, CT
At Serenity Salon and Day Spa, they provide clients with the finest beauty experience that enhances their physical appearance and mental well being. Their hair and color specialists are dedicated to continuing their education at the Redken® Exchange in NYC therefore, they are always up-to-date with the latest color and hairstyle trends. Their skin therapists will personalize your treatment for optimal relaxation in skin repair. All facials are customized to benefit your skin type, a certified Oncology Skin therapist on staff to support all guests recovering or undergoing cancer treatments.
Facebook: Serenity Salon and Day Spa
Location: New Hampshire
This small business transforms ordinary clothesline rope you can buy at any hardware store into must have woven clutch bags. They include hand painted, intricate patterns on real seashells. Sewcialite uses those images to create stationery, wrapping paper, tea towels and Sherpa blankets. Additionally, they design handmade coastal home decor, accessories, and stationery using seashells, fiber and beads. All designs are unique and make great gifts for the holiday season!
Use the coupon code FREESHIP for 10% off and free shipping.
Location: Wallingford, CT
At the Nail & Wax Room, they offer facials, natural nail manicures & pedicures, body & face waxing, lashes and brow services. Their licensed technicians are passionate about providing high quality, sanitary and informative services as well as providing guidance for personal home care routines. Also, this small business has a great online shop for gift cards, skin & body products perfect for the season.
Use code CHB20 to save 20% on services when booking online and save 10% on any online store purchases using CHB10 at checkout. (Codes not valid for gift cards or already discounted packages)
Facebook: The Nail & Wax Room
Location: Fair Haven, NJ
B&Me is adaptive outerwear created to wear before, during and after pregnancy. The Booker Coat + Booker Vest can both be worn on their own or used as a layering piece underneath a non-maternity jacket tying it into your own unique look. Also, there are side invisible zippers that unzip half way to be worn as a maternity piece. Also they unzip all of the way giving plenty of room to carry a baby underneath in a favorite baby carrier. Furthermore, designs let you look + feel good and maintain your own personal style during your all of your parenting adventures this season!
Use code: SMBUSS for 20% off!
Location: Easton ,CT
The owner of this small business is a mom to Charlotte (Charley) and Henry, wife and passionate beaded jewelry maker. Each piece is handcrafted with love using high quality semi precious stones and sterling silver or gold filled elements. Creating these pieces brings her such joy and she is happy to be able to share that joy with others!
Currently running a 20% Holiday sale on the entire shop – no code necessary.
Facebook: Charley & Henry
Location: Rhode Island
CtbKShop’s main goal is to bring joy into the lives of their customers. Through its clothing line, or tea towels, their goal is to create items that you will love and will last. They are a Mom run small business, in RI. Additionally, they carry seasonal items, everyday clothing AND towels as well!
Use coupon code CHG2021 for 20% off + free shipping for orders over 50$
Location: Richmond, KY
Grace & Grandeur is an Etsy shop that began in 2020 selling ladies’ hair bows. From luxurious velvet to preppy fabric bows, Grace & Grandeur embraces classic prepster style. Additionally, whether you’re searching for the perfect accessory for your holiday looks or wanting a sweet and stylish gift for a friend, a Grace & Grandeur bow makes a chic statement!
1. One year birthday sale on 11/17 – various discounts
2. Sales the week of Black Friday with biggest sale (25% off) on Small Biz Sat.
3. Code you can share for 15% off (not combinable with sales) CAITLINHOUSTON
Facebook: Grace and Grandeur Shop
Location: Portland, CT
Women-owned and operated out of Portland, CT! Mizzi Cosmetics offers superior lip care (that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without), as well as hand and body care, including best selling body scrubs, body butters, cuticle oil, heel therapy, and hand sanitizers. Exfoliate, smooth, and hydrate skin all over with these clean, safe, non-toxic products loved by skincare professionals, medical spas, and celebrities alike. Above all, they make absolutely perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
Take 20% off your order with code CHB20 through 12/31/21.
Facebook: Mizzi Cosmetics
Location: Cheshire, CT
Open Barre with Ashley is owned and operated by former Emmy Award-winning producer turned certified Barre Instructor and WTNH Good Morning Connecticut’s Fitness Contributor Ashley Palumbo. Ashley teaches daily, Zoom group and private Barre Classes (and in-person privates for locals like me!). Open Barre is like working out with a friend who totally gets it it all…. How hard it is to find “me-time,” how important it is for our well-being to make the time, and that the key is to use that precious hour for ourselves in the most efficient, effective and enjoyable way possible. From toning and tightening every trouble area, to deep breathing, stretching and lengthening, Open Barre with Ashley covers all the bases.
Open Barre will offer CHB followers a 10% discount on group AND/OR private 6-pack of classes. The perfect holiday gift for yourself, sister or best friend!
Facebook: Open Barre with Ashley
Location: Wallingford, CT
Samantha Viola Photography documents images set to inspire! During the trying times of the last couple of years she wanted to create inspiring photographs to add sunshine to your everyday walls & workspaces. This holiday season she is offering her regular Nature Gallery as well as a Custom Nature Gallery with words and phrases.
Most importantly, with every purchase you’ll receive a complimentary photo magnet featuring one of the images from my gallery.
Facebook: Samantha Viola Photography
Location: Vernon, CT
The Sault Shoppe was started by a stay at home mom with a passion for creating handmade jewelry and accessories that bring confidence and happiness to women. She also utilizes quality, hypoallergenic, lightweight materials to make sure both comfort and style are the focus of all her products. Looking for a unique and beautiful gift?! Check out The Sault Shoppe.
Use the code CAITLIN5 to save $5 on any purchase of $25 or more.
Location: Portland, ME
Lindsay’s small business makes home goods with reclaimed materials. Some examples include pallet wine racks, string art on reclaimed barn wood (with hooks for keys or pet accessories), and signs! She can also do custom orders.
Use code CHB10 for 10% off .
Location: Brookfield, CT
Each bag of Stosh’s Kettle Corn is handmade in Connecticut. They have created the perfect balance of sweet and salty popcorn. Enjoy all three of their flavors: Classic, Maple, and Maple Bourbon.
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