Welcome to the third edition of my Shop Small Gift Guide! Read last years guide here. This blog post it easily my favorite thing to write, and I look forward to publishing it all year. I’ve compiled this years list based on businesses that I have discovered over the course of this past year, as well as suggestions from you. When I write these guides I typically highlight small businesses who are not solely vintage focused — I do this because I feel like I promote vintage shops throughout the rest of the year pretty regularly, and I want to give other small biz types their own special spotlight. Please let me know if you end up purchasing anything from these killer small businesses, I would love to see what you buy!
I recently learned that 67 cents per dollar stays local when you shop small. This means that for every dollar you spend locally, at a small business, 67 cents goes back into that local community — benefiting parks, schools, museums, libraries and so much more. This is a really big deal and a really important thing.
Some of these businesses are even running Black Friday promotions — which are so difficult to do when margins are already tight — so please check them out stat!
Chunks Shop (Instagram | Website)
Responsibly made hair accessories. Female owned and operated, ethically and proudly made in China.
Image courtesy of Chunks
Textile Haus (Instagram | Website)
Ethical and sustainable minimalist clothing, made in San Francisco.
Image courtesy of Textile Haus
Llani (Instagram | Website)
Slippers, flats, and slides, mindfully made in India. Female owned and operated!
Image courtesy of Llani
Galamaar (Instagram | Website)
Trend-defying swimwear made from ocean waste, produced in Los Angeles.
Image courtesy of Galamaar
Küdd:krig Home (Instagram | Website)
Modern textiles and home decor, made by hand in Long Beach.
Image courtesy of Kudd Krig
St. Lightning (Instagram | Website)
A San Francisco brick ‘n mortar carrying curated vintage and custom jewelry. Artist made, ethically produced.
Arq (Instagram | Website)
Base layers for you and your little ones. Sustainable fabrics, responsible factories, made in the USA.
Image courtesy of Arq
Warren Steven Scott (Instagram | Website)
Modern, geometric earrings. Native American owned and operated. Made in Canada.
Image courtesy of Warren Steven Scott
Parade (Instagram | Website)
A new underwear company that makes expressive underwear in super-soft sustainable fabrics. All for $9.
Image courtesy of Parade
Machete Jewelry (Instagram | Website)
A jewelry and hair accessories brand focused on ethical production and working towards a sustainable future. Made in Atlanta, GA.
Stay Forever (Instagram | Website)
A brick and mortar store in Ridgewood, Queens. Find home goods, gifts, and paper products.
Image courtesy of Stay Forever
The Break (Instagram | Website)
IRL shop full of curated vintage and modern in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. #AestheticGoals.
Thank you for shopping local today, this holiday season, and all year long! Happy holidays to you and yours <3