Wednesday, December 11

Supporting our Small Business Owners: 25 Holiday Gift Ideas


Noble Pig is a small family owned vineyard and winery in Western Oregon. Their Crown Club would be the perfect gift for your wino friends and family members. Heck... gift this to ME! Please?? 

100% natural, paraben and GMO free. dEVOLve Organix has a variety of skin care products such as lip balm, body scrubs, lotion bars and manicure/pedicure sets. I've had the opportunity to try many of their products and I am head over heals in love with them. My skin feels moisturized, radiant and I smell fabulous!


Unique handmade gifts for your little "bird". Fledgeling is my go to for creative, cute children's accessories. Anything from cloth diapers, burp clothes, hair clips, mitten clips... all in super adorable prints and colors. My daughter owns several pieces from Fledgling and looks super duper cute in them!


Toot Sweet Artisan Caramels is owned by my friend and fellow food blogger Gerry from Foodness Gracious. These caramels are homemade in small batches, made to order AND shipped in recyclable packages and jars. How great do flavors like Roasted Pistachio with Rosemary or Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels sound? 



Keep it Sweet Desserts is not a new one for any of you who read my blog regularly. I've teamed up with the Owner/Baker to bring you guys a couple giveaways. They are an online bakery specializing in cookies and dessert catering. Send a gift basket of home baked goodies that are beautifully packaged to sweeten up your friends or family's holiday!


A new way to spice up your meals, offering Recipe Packs that contain just enough spice to create a gourmet meal for up to four. They also offer all the tools you need to grind your own spices and how neat is the Spiceologist Block? SAVORx is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. 



This company is new to me, and I am so obsessed with it. The Root Collective offers ethically sourced, artisan gifts. They also give 10% to it's non profit partners.



Bona Fide Green Goods is a local (to me) based store that also offers great online shopping. They have every environmentally friendly green item you can think of for sale. My favorite? These silicon wrapped glass water bottles. 



Treat Bake Shop offers spiced and candied pecans. These are great gifts for the sweet tooth in your life. Or perhaps to have on hand during the holidays... we can all use some extra sweets this time of year right?


 Also another blogger owned small business. Olive Tree Handmade Jewelry and Accessories offer gorgeous handmade jewelery as well as upcycled vintage items.   I adore these earrings as well as this Letterpress Jewelry Hanger. Super neato right? 





Bless This Mess is owned my sweet blogging bud, Melissa. These Cut Natural Wood Ornaments are so cute your tree needs them! She sent me some for Christmas this year, and I adore them so much I then ordered some more for my  Nana. I just know she will flip over the cuteness!


A Vermont Rolling Pin has been on my wish list for years. These are hand turned and shaped rolling pins  all from a single block of wood. Each pin is unique and deserves to be showcased, as they are not only useful but a work of art.


Indiana based company Best Boy and Co offers gourmet sauces for almost any occasion.  Not only do they create some delicious products but they also give back. 100% of all profits are distributed to qualifying 501-c3 charities and organizations benefiting children and families.



Hand made wrought iron gifts that are so unique and fun. I can think of several people (myself included) that would love some of their candle holders and coat hooks.



Easton Place creates the most adorable and fun fine paper products. Check out these stand mixer recipe cards. These are on my Christmas list for sure!! In fact I may just order some right now...


This is a great foodie gift for your Paleo friends. Gluten and grain free snacks and treats that everyone will love!

Popcorn Passion is a favorite of mine, locally made here in NH. All natural, GMO free gourmet popcorn. Their flavors are so delicious and creative. How great does their December flavor of the month sound?



Hand crafted all natural sauces and salsas made in Keene, NH.




Marmalade Jewellery is owned by a  Canadian designer... I discovered her work through my friend Vijay and his business partner Alex. Alex just so happens to be the brother to the  creative mind and owner of Marmalade Jewellery! They specialize in custom handmade silver fabric pieces like these coffee and doughnut cufflinks! I mean COME ON! The husband might get a pair of these....


Unique earrings, pins and necklaces that are light, often colorful, and fun to wear.


Red Kite Candy is based out of Thetford Vermont- specializing in caramels, toffee, and nougat. There is something here for every sweet tooth this holiday season!


Based out of Connecticut, Joyful Art offers a variety of colorful art, prints, calenders and much more.



Voted Best of New Hampshire 2013 by The New Hampshire Magazine for their Gluten Free and Vegan Granola.



Small batch, locally sourced jams and jellies based out of Austin Texas. A couple years ago another blogger shipped me some of their Salted Pear Jam as part of the Austin to Boston food swap. It was love at first taste. This stuff is pretty popular in the Austin area, and you all should give it a try as well! Paired with some homemade scones or bread, their jams and jellies make the perfect gift!


Based out of Gilsum, New Hampshire. They offer a variety of honey bee products. Anything from candles, hand cream, lip balm and of course raw honey! My kids are big fans of picking up these honey sticks as a special treat from time to time. They will each be getting a pack of them in their stockings this year. 


25 comments:

  1. OMG thank you so, so much Carrie! What a wonderful gift guide and great idea to celebrate small businesses around the nation. Those water bottles, that are not plastic are mine. I love that idea!! Thank you again!

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    1. I love those water bottles. They also make glass baby bottles like that too. It's all we used with out third child. The silicon cover keeps them from breaking when dropped and it make them easy to hold on to.

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  2. Love this guide, Carrie! So many wonderful businesses! Way to go!

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  3. Carrie thanks so much for including our candle holders! I love shopping small business and especially Etsy for the holidays, this is such a great roundup!

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    1. I might order some of the hooks later this week.... I loved everything listed!

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  4. Love this post! Those rolling pins are gorgeous and the peppermint bark popcorn sounds amazing. Thanks for including KISD as well:-)

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    1. Aren't those gorgeous?!? I've been crushing on them for so long. I just need to buck up and buy one.

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  5. Thank you so much for including The Root Collective! We love hearing that people are as obsessed with our artisan-made products as we are:-)

    Bethany

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    1. I am going to be doing some shopping on your website later today/tomorrow. So many great gift ideas and I love the concept behind it!

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    2. That's so great to hear! Purchases like yours will help support our artisans AND nonprofits working in the same communities that they live! We actually featured one of our weavers on the blog today. Her name is Anna and she is just the sweetest. She's just one of the weavers that create all of the fabric on our products. We just love her!

      http://ihearttrc.tumblr.com/

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    3. I will be sure to go and read the feature!

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  6. Thanks so much Carrie for including my coffee and donut cufflinks! I love your blog and definitely will be following it for cooking ideas...those Oreos look AMAZING!!! Almost too pretty to eat :)

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    1. Seriously OBSESSED with those cufflinks. Can you make the same design but on earrings? I'm kinda thinking that would be awesome.... and I would snatch them up.

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  7. This is my favorite gift guide that I've seen this season. I love supporting small businesses while also providing our friends and family unique gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! I would so much rather have my money go into the pockets of our small business owners than those large superstores.

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    1. Thank you for introducing me to some great companies!

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  9. Super fun. I've been coveting those rolling pins for about 4 years now... I think it's time to change that and make one mine :)

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    1. Every year I say I will buy one... and I never follow through. They are gorgeous.

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  10. Carrie,
    Thank you so very much for including me in your gift guide! What a gorgeous blog you write. I will be sure to share this with my friends & family. Cheery Smiles your way…Laura

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  11. Thanks for including me Carrie! Tons of great choices from super talented people :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing Savorx with your fans. You are awesome. xoxo

    Heather

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  13. Thanks for sharing Savorx with your fans. You are awesome. xoxo

    Heather

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