November is here, which means it is officially the start of the holiday season! It can be an overwhelming time of year for many, especially when it comes to gift giving. Host and hostess gifts, teacher gifts, co-worker gifts, friends and family... the list can be never ending!
This year I am again making the commitment to shop small for the majority of my holiday presents, and I would encourage you to do the same! Lucky for you, I've teamed up with a number of amazing small businesses (and primarily women-owned businesses!) to compile a comprehensive gift guide for the 2022 holiday season! Enjoy, and happy shopping!
Made For Mama Shop is a woman-owned small business with the mission to make moms feel cozy and special as soon as they wake up, even amidst the chaos that motherhood can bring. They do this through handlettering inspirational and fun sayings on cute and colorful coffee mugs!
MCreativeJ offers nature inspired embroidery kits for the modern maker. They make embroidery easy and enjoyable. Their Blooming Wildflowers embroidery kit comes with everything you need to get crafting a floral design that pops off the fabric using 3D stitches.
Ali is the Owner and Maker behind Wild Clementine Co., a colorful shop full of reusable dish covers that make the kitchen more fun and eco-friendly! Her dish covers are machine washable, waterproof, and are great for proofing bread dough, covering leftovers, or wrapping a plate of baked goods to give as a gift for the holidays.
Mrs. Meshugga was born on a cold December night in 2012 when not one Hanukkah shirt could be found among a sea of Christmas shirts in a big box store. Frustrated with the lack of options available, Lisa Buber created her first design, her “You Spin Me Right Round” Hanukkah shirt. Celebrate the holiday season with unique Hanukkah toile items, apparel and kitchen accessories, and their brand new Jewish Food Collection. Whether you are Jewish, Jew(ish) or just like the food, Mrs. Meshugga has you covered.
Hot Lollies is a spicy lollipops and sweets shop inspired by owner Marias’ Caribbean roots and her obsession with spicy foods. She makes spicy lollipops and hard candies with tropical fruit purees and real chile peppers for a unique, all natural fiery treat that’s free of artificial ingredients. Maria initially created Hot Lollies as a spicy food blog and now offers spicy sweets, spicy candy boxes, spicy food subscription boxes and fiery themed goods.
Jessica Worley of Pollinators and Blooms, is a mixed media artist, educator, and flower gardener. She and her children hand make wildflower seed balls to help you grow your own pollinator garden to support pollinators all year long.
Hill and River Collection is a husband and wife duo whose products have been meticulously created to bring the scents of Virginia to all. Their Route 29 candle consists of a unique fragrance blend of oak, cypress and a hint of gin. Together, it is a reminder of the cool evening road trips, fall foliage along the highway, the upcoming holidays, and the clean air that you'll experience journeying through this scenic route.
Of course we couldn't put together a gift guide without our own fun and festive nail art! Ivy & Ash is a woman-owned nail art company whose core value is to embolden & celebrate ambitious women. Our nail wraps are inspired by and created for the on-the-go modern woman who wants trendy nails for a great price, without the fuss of dry-time, chipping, and smudging.