Friday, November 8, 2019

Shop Small Business Gift Guide

I'm excited to kick off my gift guide with the one that will probably be my favorite - a guide complete with some of my favorite local businesses! While I've already done a little bit of shopping online here and there for the Christmas season, one of my priorities is to really dive in to some of my local favorites for gifting! 

There's no shame in admitting that a lot of my gifts come from my own small business, but I've got a few favorites around town (that also have great websites as well!). You may notice in the list below that I have included quite a few art gifts - but as I've gotten older, I've found that beautiful artwork makes for a great and personal gift! I work closely with Alley Hunt Art on projects for the shop and I've used Southern Bee Designs for several amazing wedding gifts. Here's a peek at a few of my local favorites: 
  1. Artwork from Printed Hues via Airlie Moon
  2. Earrings from Melissa Tyson Designs
  3. Cuff from High Strung Shop
  4. Bookends from Nest
  5. Calendar from Cleerely Stated 
  6. Diamond band from Perry's Emporium
  7. Blowout gift card from Set Blowout Bar
  8. Beach themed art from Brooke Eagle Art
  9. Customized art (and pet portraits!) from Alley Hunt Art
  10. Earrings from ZIA Boutique
  11. Gift Card to Drift Coffee & Kitchen
  12. Vietri dish from Fisherman's Wife
  13. Hair care from MISSIO
  14. Succulent from Coastal Succulent 

While Starbucks and Dunkin' are always some of my favorites, consider visiting your local coffee shop for a gift card this holiday season! If you're local to Wilmington, Drift is one of my favorite local spots. Another favorite of mine to pop in for gifts is Gathered - not only are the designers incredibly talented, but they have the cutest little storefront - follow them on Instagram for all of your design favorites!

As you head out to shop this season, check out your local favorites or support your favorite Instagram shop by sending them a direct message! I'm 100% confident they'd love to help!

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