Small businesses are so important and really cool. Buying for the holidays is hard and really exhausting. I've put together a list of my favorite small businesses that make the coolest products in most every price range:
In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are some of my best gift ideas:
T I R A M I S U P A P E R I E: My favorite go to for the best gift wrap; the cutest cards... all things awesome when it comes to paper (which I happen to LOVE). Not only is Tiramisu Paperie the happiest most fun company in the world, owner Lisa (having a son with special needs) focuses on helping create jobs for children with special needs and helping you laugh when you feel like crying.
B A C K H O U S E F O O D S: I have a bit of a sweet tooth and so this one's kinda for me, but I'm definitely ordering for teachers gifts; my vendors; friends; etc... It's the perfect price + the yummiest treat when you want to do something "sweet". The 3 different (beautifully) wrapped sets from $28-$52. Owner Loren will even handwrite and ship your treats wherever you like! It doesn't hurt that it's Memphis made. Memphis does food right!
S H A V E F A C E : This one is my go-to gift when I want to give something sweet and personal, but don't want to spend a million dollars. "The Strop" is the cutest (I'm sure the guys at Shaveface would love to hear me say that) little accessory!! I love the idea of getting it monogramed.
H U N K E R B A G : I've always loved these guys. If you can find a bag that isn't sold out, I say grab it; if you can't, I say wait for it! I love a good travel bag: and these are REALLY GREAT travel bags. I also love their travel kits and duffels for the dudes in your life.
DANESROADANTIQUES: Danes Road owner Nikki has intimidatingly amazing taste. Her collection of gorgeous antique jewelry run the gamet on price point, but everything is so astoundingly beautiful. She travels the world to bring the perfect bobbles with the most amazing stories: I have an antique ivory "dance card" necklace from her that still has "William's" name in it. Can't make up your mind? I have 100% faith in Nikki and co to pick the PERFECT gift for your peeps this holiday season.
PRESMER: In love with the Houston based gorgeous line of python: bags, bangles, PILLOWS(!!!!), flip flops.... so much more. Her skins are top notch (think Hermes) and her style is new and different. You won't be sorry, I promise. If you can part with your purchase to give as a gift, you'll be a hit.
Now... go forth and shop!!