Small Businesses to shop this holiday season!

November 26, 2022

Holiday Gift Guides


I love supporting small businesses- they play such a big role in our country. After starting a small business myself, I have SO much respect for the parent, grandparent sibling, etc who is  busting their booty pursuing their dream while also parenting/working a full time job. I asked a few weeks ago my followers on Instagram what their small businesses recs were. I made a list of all of your recs by category, including my favorites!  I apologize in advanced if I left a small business off the list.  I tried to add as much as I could!

My List

  1. Likely To Letter || @likelytoletter –  This is a custom lettering/sign shop owned by one of my dear friends.  She used to be a full time elementary teacher and now is focusing on her shop! 

  2. PS46 | @psfortysix – This is a jewelry shop owned by a friend of mine show I met when I first started blogging.  Kaci and I got the chance to meet up with our husband on a double date for a Reds game a couple of years ago.  She does this full time and it has been fun to see her grown.  Years ago we designed the “But God” necklace together and it is still one of my favorite pieces to wear with so much meaning.

  3. Taylors Trends Boutique | @taylorstrendsboutique – I first discovered Taylor’s Trends Boutique at the Covered Bridge Festival back in October 2021.  My mom and I go to the Covered Bridge every year and Taylor’s Trends was our favorite! I had the pleasure of meeting Taylor and she is so down to earth! I got to see her again this year at the Covered Bridge Festival and was so excited to hear the news that she is now full time with her boutique!!! Her heart alone is enough reason to shop her boutique this year!

  4. Mountain Moverz | @mountainmoverz – I love this boutique so much! If you are looking for a cozy sweatshirt or meaningful jewelry this is your place!!! This is a business worth supporting this season!!

  5. Vics Vacations@vicsvacations – VIC!!! She is the best! She is our travel agent and charges ZERO fees (except Europe trips)…No catch I promise.   She is truly the best.  She planned both of our European trips and She was able to come BELOW our budget for our Italy trip and just knows how to find the deals.  She specializes in honeymoons and family vacations (especially Disney).  I PROMISE you will not be disappointed.  She has become a friend to us! Message her on IG or on her CONTACT page. 

  6. Hair Extensions by Marie@hairextensionsbymarie   – Marie is the person behind my hair! She is extensions only and has been doing Great Lengths extensions for 30+ years.  She is platinum status and is the person you want to trust! 

  7.  Integrative MLA@integrativemla – Dr Pabla started this practice years ago and it a functional medicine doctor.  He truly doesn’t do it for the $$ and figured out why we couldn’t get pregnant for 5 years!! He has helped my friends with everything: fertility, allergies, digestive issues, etc. 

  8. The Daily Essentials Co.  |@thedailyessentialco – This is a cruelty free/vegan skincare line that is essential oils based created by my dear friend Jenna from @jennaskitchen.  Her Skin Bae line is FIRE!!!! 10/10 recommend.

  9. Fig and Fire | @figandfire  – a nontoxic candle brand that actually works!! I became a fan last year and WOWW! The candles actually smell amazing and leave a scent that is nontoxic. They don’t smell “fake” if you know what I mean.  Karen the owner, spent two years doing research and developing systems to make sure the candles burn from edge to edge, with minimal soot, and remained fragrant throughout the life of the candle.  10/10 recommend! Winter woods, snowy evening, havana nights, and bubbly brunch are my favorite scents!

  10. Lily & Sparrow Boutique | @lilyandsparrow – This is such a cute boutique here in indy! They carry brands like Free People and Show Me your Mumu! 

  11. She Is BTQ | @sheisbtq – I am so proud of how much this boutique has grown throughout the years! I love her stuff and the founder is a good friend of mine!!!

  12. Happy happy house plant | @happyhappyhouseplant – Attention to all my plant lovers and people who DO NOT have a green thumb! Happy Happy House Plant is going to be your new best friend! Her plant food  was given to me as a gift from my SIL last Christmas and it has saved my plants! Everything is organic and toxin free and it will make your plants THRIVE!!! I only add one dropper to my watering can for my plants every time I water and it has been a game changer!

  13. Paper and Pear| @paperandpear -I get all of my labels from this Etsy shop! I found them years ago from the amount of 5 star ratings they have! I love that they labels are water and oil proof so they stay on! You can customize labels for anything!!! I use them for my soap, spics, thieves cleaning bottle, DIY gifts for the holidays, etc!


    1. Lorna + Lewis Permanent Jewelry | @lornalewispermanent

    2. Klae Design Co. | @klaedesignco

    3. Sustainable Grace | @shopsustainablegrace

    4. Hive & Honeybee | @hiveandhoneybeestore

    5. Oak and Ivy Handmade | @oak_andivy

    6. Hannah Knight Co. | @hannahknightco

    7. Stamped & Finch | @stampedandfinch

    8. P.S. Forty Six | @psfortysix

    9. Beads on a String by Hilary | @beadsonastring_byhilary

    10. Minimalist Magnolia | @minimalistmagnolia

    11. Irin Skye 

    12. Nomad Breathd | @nomadbreathd

    13. Chloe + Lois | @chloeandlois

    14. Made with Love, Am | @madewithloveam

    15. Kharis Jewelry | @shopkharisjewelry

    16. Ginger & Pearl Jewelry | @gingerandpearl

    17. Wistful Wildflower | @wistful.wildflower

    18. Clay Made Collective | @claymadecollective

    19. Nana Bijou Jewelry | @nanabijoujewelry

    20. Made by Mary | @madebymary

    21. Ericko Design Studio 

Art – Personalized Paintings, Drawings, Canvas, Signs

    1. Darby Cards Collective | @darbycards

    2. Real Craft Wives | @realcraftwives

    3. Sketchy Mandy | @shopsketchymandy

    4. Rebekah Griffith Art | @rebekah.griffith.artist

    5. Small Branches | @smallbranches

    6. Hartsy Designs | @hartsydesigns

    7. Hannah Knight Co. | @hannahknightco

    8. Loren Klein | @lorenkleindesign

    9. Laura Lane Art | @lauraglane_art

    10. Sincerely Beloved | @sincerelybeloved

    11. Sandy Branch Company | @sandybranchcompany

    12. Peach Bloom Creations | @peachbloomcreations

    13. Pippi Post |

    14. 1Canoe2 | @1canoe2

    15. Callie Danielle | @shop.callie.danielle

    16. Jenessa Wait Shop | @shopjenessawait

    17. Lucy Claire Illustrations | @lucyclaireillustration

    18. The Anastasia Co. | @theanastasiaco

    19. Queen B Home | @qbhome

    20. The Rustic Daisy | @rustic.daisy


    1. Sketchy Mandy | @shopsketchymandy

    2. Peppy Mack  

    3. Pretty Cute Things Boutique | @prettycutethingscarmel

    4. Up at Dawn Compression | @upatdawncompression

    5. Emma & Anna Apparel 

    6. Loren Klein | @lorenkleindesign

    7. Pippi Post |

    8. Callie Danielle | @shop.callie.danielle

    9. Jenessa Wait Shop | @shopjenessawait

    10. The Anastasia Co. | @theanastasiaco

    11. Team Self Love Collection | @tslcollection

    12. Black Lantern Co. | @blacklanternco

    13. Queen B Home | @qbhome

Accessories + Bags

    1. Maple + Spade | @mapleandspade

    2. Sustainable Grace | @shopsustainablegrace

    3. Klae Design Co. | @klaedesignco

    4. Hannah Knight Co. | @hannahknightco

    5. Hanmade Goods | @han.madegoods

    6. Loren Klein | @lorenkleindesign

    7. Sincerely Beloved | @sincerelybeloved

    8. Shop Molly Ellen | @shopmollyellen

    9. Nectar Knits Co. 

    10. Baggage and Co. | @baggage_and_co

    11. Black Lantern Co. | @blacklanternco

Home (mugs, kitchen utensils, etc)

    1. Sketchy Mandy | @shopsketchymandy

    2. The Honaker Homemaker | @thehonakerhome

    3. Sustainable Grace | @shopsustainablegrace

    4. Hive & Honeybee | @hiveandhoneybeestore

    5. MaDIY’s Crafts | @madiyscrafts

    6. Freckled Lemons | @freckledlemonshop

    7. Slippery Rock Signs | @slipperyrocksigns

    8. Big Pine Customs | @bigpinecustoms

    9. Loren Klein | @lorenkleindesign

    10. Audra’s Ornaments | @audras_ornamenlts

    11. Sandy Branch Company | @sandybranchcompany

    12. Berwick Blooming Buds | @berwickbloomingbuds

    13. Peach Bloom Creations | @peachbloomcreations

    14. Shop Molly Ellen | @shopmollyellen

    15. Pippi Post |

    16. 1Canoe2 | @1canoe2

    17. Callie Danielle | @shop.callie.danielle

    18. Morning Joy Co. | @morningjoyco

    19. Jenessa Wait Shop | @shopjenessawait

    20. Wood Decor PW | @wooddecorpw

    21. Great Lakes Crafting Co. | @greatlakescraftingco

    22. Sweet Mint Handmade Goods | @sweetminthandmade

    23. Shop Morgan Made | @shopmorganmade

    24. The Anastasia Co. | @theanastasiaco

    25. Baggage and Co. | @baggage_and_co

    26. Circle City Design Co. | @circlecitydesignco

    27. Tend + True | @tendandtrue

    28. Black Lantern Co. | @blacklanternco

    29. Queen B Home | @qbhome

    30. York Street Candle Co. | @yorkst_candleco


    1. Briar & Sphinx | @briarandsphinx

    2. Shop Molly Ellen | @shopmollyellen

    3. Sol Creates Stuff 


    1. Sir Barks A Lot Bandanas | @sirbarksalotbandanas

    2. Made on Manners | @madeonmanners 

    3. Ugly Dog Apparel 


    1. BW Blacksmith | @bwblacksmith

    2. Hive & Honeybee | @hiveandhoneybeestore

    3. Scratch Pasta Co. | @scratchpasta

    4. Tropical Shores Gourmet Popcorn Co. | @tropicalshorespopcorn 

Organic/nontoxic Options

    1. Hive & Honeybee | @hiveandhoneybeestore

    2. Fig and Fire | @figandfire 

    3. The Herbal Zen | @theherbalzen

    4. The Adventuress Soap Co. | @theadventuresssoapco


    1. Hive & Honeybee | @hiveandhoneybeestore

    2. The Herbal Zen | @theherbalzen

    3. The Adventuress Soap Co. | @theadventuresssoapco

    4. David & Mary| @thedavidandmaryexperience


    1. Sustainable Grace | @shopsustainablegrace

    2. Script and Scriptures | @scriptandscriptures

    3. Joy Creative Bibles | @joycreativebibles


    1. Live Inspired | @shopliveinspired

    2. 1Canoe2 | @1canoe2

    3. Callie Danielle | @shop.callie.danielle

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