If you know me, you know I love supporting small business whenever possible, especially when the businesses are right here in Atlanta.
This year, I’ve started Christmas shopping early, so I can hand pick everyone’s gifts from a small business. It’s the best of both worlds really because my loved ones get a really unique & awesome gift and I get to contribute to the happy dance of a small business owner. So, with Small Business Saturday just around the corner, what better time to publish my first gift guide of the season?
Be sure to read about all of the products included below, who I suggest gifting each one to, & if you have a favorite small business, share it with me in the comments so I can check them out!
For the friend who loves to cook
Bungalow Boo based out of Vancouver, Washington makes the cutest custom engraved cutting boards, so really, if you can dream it, you can get it on a cutting board, coaster, or ornament. Bungalow Boo uses re-purposed sustainable goods, so you can feel good about the materials used to create your gift.
I’d gift this Ryan Gosling cutting board/cheese board to my friend who loves to cook & loves to entertain (and of course, loves Ryan Gosling). It’s cheeky and sure to be a conversation starter at parties.
For the friend that loves whimsy
Waiting on Martha is a lifestyle boutique based right here in Atlanta. They have the
cutest stuff for home, entertaining, & just about everything else you can imagine. There are so many great items in the shop that it was hard to choose just one to feature in my gift guide, but the Big Top Balloon Dog Bookend was too cute to pass up. This adorable bookend would add so much whimsy to any bookshelf, is available in many different colors, and brings the magic of the big top right to your home.
I’d gift this to my friend who loves to read or a friend who loves whimsical decorations for their home.
For the friend that loves to garden
Sugarboo & Co. is another lifestyle boutique based right here in Atlanta. This shop is amazing. It’s like stepping into the brain of Joanna Gaines and I want my entire life to look like it. Everything in the shop is locally & ethically sourced and that makes it even easier for me to give them all my money. This felt bird house is one of my new favorite things. They’re perfect for small birds such as wrens, chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches. They’re also 100% wool, naturally waterproof, and made of dirt-resistant, mold-resistant material.
For the friend that’s all about self-love
So Worth Loving is an Atlanta-based company that I can 100% get behind, and am kind
of jealous I didn’t start first! From their website, “So Worth Loving is a community of passionate and original individuals. We exist to embrace your past and empower your future. We believe no matter your history, past mistakes, religion, career choice, or relationship status, you are worthy of love. We focus on living life through the lens of knowing you have value and you have worth.”
This manifesto poster is perfect for any desk, home, or office to serve as a constant reminder to everyone who reads it that they are so worth loving.
For the friend that loves body products
Candy Panda is based in Blairsville, Georgia and is my favorite bath and body company out there. Her products are so popular that the ready-to-ship restocks typically sell out within ten minutes, but it’s so worth the trouble. Stephanie’s products range from $4-$16, depending on the product. She has products like whipped sugar scrubs, whipped shaving soap, body spritzers, milky shower gel, aloe body lotion, and wax melts for the home or office.
You can find the scent list for the ready to ship restock and details about the restock on the Candy Panda Facebook group. The next RTS restock is December 8th.