This holiday season - support small business - my favorite brands

This holiday season - support small business - my favorite brands

This coming holiday season, I invite you to explore the world of solo business owners and what they have to offer. In supporting these small scale makers, you are making a direct impact on another human’s life, helping support their family and their community.

Without further ado… here are the most amazing makers and small business owners I have had the pleasure of knowing and supporting through the years. Enjoy!

NineDragons Photography

Elizabeth offers stunning fine art photography and art prints from all over the world. Each individual photo is taken by her during her travels. You will definitely find an art piece to inspire you in her shop.
Elizabeth's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ninedragons
Ocean art photography from Nine Dragons Photography

MagicMoon Pottery 

Michele creates hand built colorful dishes, custom ornaments and more. She has a wide variety of Christmas tree ornaments in multiple languages in her shop. And her dishes are drool worthy. 
Michele's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicMoonPottery
Christmas tree Nonna ornament from Magic Moon Pottery

  

Woodenaht

Alex makes décor, mirrors, mosaics and crosses from reclaimed wood. With a wide variety of home decor you will definitely find something to love in his shop. No two pieces are ever the same. Alex' store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/woodenaht

Wood and ceramic wall decor from Woodenaht

 

NativePRINTcess

Gabrielle makes the most stunning catch-all dishes and ring cones. Each individual piece is rolled out of polymer clay and decorated by hand. While the process is the same for each individual piece, no two ever come out the same. 
Gabrielle's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NativePRINTcess

Catch all dish from NativePRINTcess 

Black Crow Curios

Trish creates driftwood art and reclaimed wood home décor. It is amazing what the creative mind can create using washed up pieces of driftwood.
Trish' store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackCrowCurios
Home Decor from Black Crow Curious

 

The Woodland Story Co 

Krysta and Josh create beautiful farmhouse style clocks in a variety of different sizes and styles. Each individual clock is designed and hand built by them.
Their store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoodlandStoryCo

 

The Woodland Story Co Wall Clock

Gilesi Paper Co

Evelyn creates a curated mix of modern and classic fine stationery. Her cards are foil pressed by hand in the most beautifully created designs. She also offers personalization options for your stationery. Everything, including the packaging you receive the stationery in, is recyclable.
Evelyn's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GilesiPaperCo

Stationery thanksgiving card set from Gilesi Paper Co 

Mathi Shop 

Alex offers T-shirt, hoodie and tank designs for men and women. She just embarked on this journey as a stay at home mom, looking for a creative outlet. In the name of full disclosure, Alex is my sister and I am also contributing to some of the designs you see in her shop. I designed the sweatshirt you see below :)
You can find Alex' store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MathiShop

 

Love Sweatshirt from Mathi Shop

 

Accessories by Kelli

Kelli creates hand knit hats and accessories. She also offers cotton face masks in beautiful patterns.
Prior to her offering the face masks for sale, Kelli was one of the unsung warriors, using her sewing skills to donate 100s of face masks to local hospitals and essential workers at the beginning of the pandemic. 
Kelli's accessories can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AccessoriesByKelli

 Knit hat - Accessories by Kelli

Fawn and Sparrow

This sister duo creates gorgeous crystal crowns, wedding crowns and bridal tiaras. Each piece is created to mimic the beauty that the crystals exude in their natural form. They design each piece with minimally exposed wiring to highlight the natural beauty of the stones. With comfort a priority, their headdresses are arranged to wear with ease and are adjustable to head size.
Their store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thefawnandthesparrow

 

Crystal Crown from Fawn and Sparrow

  

Silver Cedar Jewelry

Irene has been creating jewelry in Cortes Island in Canada for the past 30 years. She casts organic shapes in sterling silver and gold, using nature as inspiration.
Irene's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverCedarJewelry 

Nature inspired sterling silver jewelry from Silver Cedar Jewelry

 

Indigo Desert Moon

Pamela is a herbalist and artisan. Her apothecary items include tinctures, salves, infused oils, and teas. She focuses on using locally wildcrafted, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients harvested myself wherever possible.
Pamela's products can be found here: https://indigodesertmoon.bigcartel.com/category/apothecary

Elderberry Tincture from Indigo Desert Moon

*** Keep in mind that because these are all small makers and each individual item is made by hand, time is of the essence in placing an order. Make sure to check out their shop announcement for shipping deadlines if you are looking for gifts. If the deadline already passed, consider still purchasing the item and working with the maker to come up with an outside the box way of presenting the “coming soon” gift during the holiday season.