Holiday Gift Ideas That Support Small Businesses
More than ever small businesses need our support and there are so many incredible ones out there. So if you are shopping for Christmas gifts or just want to spoil yourself (hehe), definitely consider shopping at small businesses. Here are some gift ideas that I think almost everyone in your family and/or friends will love. It includes a mixture of local Chicago businesses, women-owned businesses, and black-owned businesses. Several of them are having Black Friday deals!
Gifts For Everyone
I own this blazer and love it so much! You’d think it costs more because of the quality but it is relatively affordable. Overall, One Third specializes in blazers and outerwear. They’re Chicago-based and women-owned and I love all of their stuff. For Black Friday, get 20% off your order.
Paris Laundry specializes in clean beauty and their Everywhere Oil is their bestseller. A portion of every purchase will be donated to breast cancer research.
3 Estelle Colored Wine Stemware – Set of 6 (Mixed Colors)
Estelle Colored Glasses specializes in wine and cocktail glassware in different colors. Every glassware is BEAUTIFUL. This is also a women and black-owned small business. This wine glass set has a mixture of colors, but you can also select a set of glasses in one color too.
The Foggy Dog is one of my favorite dog brands. I love this bow tie collar and I really think my parent’s dog will look so cute in this!
How cute is this squeaky toy from the Foggy Dog?! They also come in other colors and patterns.
I love anything from Alice & Wonder and I love that they now have cute Chicago apparel. So hard to find cute Chicago apparel without looking too touristy.
How cute is this vintage rug from Megmade?! Megmade is a Chicago-based business that specializes in revitalizing old furniture. We will definitely be using their service in the future! But I’m so happy that they are selling other products online. For Black Friday, everything is 20% off site wide and in store, and unfinished furniture is 15% off.
These baseball hats are perfect for everyone in the family. You can customize it and there are several colors to choose from!
How cute is this hat for all the mamas out there?! I know I want one!
Isn’t this apron cute?! Bon Aprontit is another Chicago-based and woman owned business and their aprons are made to look like a dress. That way you can look your best while you still host!
You all know I love Best of Seven. I talk about it in more detailin this post. If there’s anything to get from there, it is their Signature bag. You can style and wear it so many different ways. Plus, you can switch up colors of the strap and flap. Their Black Friday sale is 30% off sidewide and free shipping.
POSH is another Chicago small business and visiting their store is worth it! You will immediately be transferred into France. They specialize in Francophile things.
Lele Sadoughi has the best collection of knotted headbands. They’re high quality and all are so pretty.
This platter is from POSH Chicago and I love the vintage look.
Lucy Paris is a brand that I recently discovered and they specialize in Parisian style for under $100. I seriously want everything they have! For Black Friday, you can save up to 35% off.
Every piece of jewelry purchased from Revive Jewelry will go towards some type of research. For instance, this necklace will have a portion of the cost go towards breast cancer research.
Gifts For Babies & Kids
Rey To Z is one of my favorite Chicago-based small businesses. They specialize in baseball hats and almost every single hat can be customizable. I personally own the ‘R’ baseball hat in Navy. But I’m really loving the corduroy in Oat. There are hats for adults and kids!
This hat is super cute for any kid that is or will be a big sibling!
I love all of Hazel Village’s dolls. Times like this I wish I knew the gender of my baby so I know which one to get! We decided to wait on the gender.
This is another one of Hazel Village’s dolls.
How cool is this math board? Both Tre & I are math nerds (I majored in Actuarial Science and he majored in Engineering haha). I discovered Odin Parker this year, and I LOVE all their toys!
How cute and amazing is this bread basket toy?! I told you Odin Park is amazing!
Alice & Wonder has a kids collection line called Little Wonder. I’m obsessed with all their babies’ Chicago onesies!
Another Little Wonder Chicago onesie.
This can be a swaddle or blanket. It is from Kyte Baby. They use bamboo in all of their clothing and it is the softest thing ever! Starting on Black Friday, you can get up to 40% off.
This is a zippered footie from Kyte Baby. I am totally getting the Sage for my baby. For their Black Friday deal, you can get up to 40% off.
This toy is from Play – a Chicago-based toy store. I buy almost all of my niece’s & nephew’s toys from here and they are always a hit! If you are local in Chicago, I highly recommend you check them out. You can also place orders via phone too! I talk about this store in my Small Business Saturday post.
Play has an amazing collection of children’s books. I already started our collection for the nursery haha.
How fun are these crayons from Murray and Finn! These crayons are all non-toxic.
Hope you all enjoyed looking at these! I definitely had fun putting this together. And if you have any other small business recommendations, please do share with me! Btw, do any of you know a good small business that specifically sells things men like? I recently discovered I don’t know many of those!