Feel Good Holiday Gift Guide
Tis' the Season to communicate appreciation for our loved ones through the tradition of gift giving. To keep it simple and guilt free, here's a list of my favorite online shopping sources that all have two things in common; Quality, unique items that people actually want to receive and admirable business practices that feel good to support.
In some cases this means recycled, vintage products. In other shops it means US made products that are employing people next door. Overall it means people over profits; prioritizing more than the bottom line. Keeping our natural resources in mind and offering truly functional, stylish products.
(Links to all shops by clicking on the image beside them.)
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!
Indigo Trade Co
As a vintage seller myself I can assure you, this shop has an amazing selection of vintage gifts, textiles and home furnishings at a wide variety of price points. So grab a hot drink and get cozy. Check out their 'Under $10' deals for stocking stuffers, like these adorable ring holders!
Man Ready Mercantile
My first stop for 'Gifts for Him' hands down. Extensive selection of clothing, accessories, apothecary, culinary and gift items.
"We're a small business built on values, honesty, and hard work...The goal is to create jobs, help other makers, and support USA made goods"
Green Body Green Home
Half home goods and heavy on the vintage textiles, half natural apothecary to support a healthy lifestyle, this shop's focus on quality > quantity get's me.
Green Body Green Home headed up the 'Raffle for Puerto Rico' fundraiser we participated in this fall, which raised over $20,000 for disaster relief! Now that's Business with Heart.
Pigeon Heart Design
This one girl act features handmade Jewelry crafted in Portland, Oregon. The earring line alone is swoon worthy and it's maker is the sweetest! In her own words "Wear-anywhere pieces that can be dressed up or down. Put it on yourself, your mama, your friend, your neighbor, or a lucky stranger in desperate need of stylistic assistance. This is your line."
This design savvy store focuses on home goods made by crafters and designers in and around the Kansas City area where they are located. They also carry a selection of hand picked flea market and vintage finds that work with modern interiors, and a growing selection of jewelry and gift items.
Little Dog Vintage
A smartly curated vintage shop where cheerful color reigns. Featuring original artwork, textiles, housewares and more. Check out her instagram for beautifully gathered vignettes like this that will inspire you to mix and match colors and styles like a pro for that welcoming gathered look.
Mud and Yarn
As their name suggests, this shop makes and sells handmade ceramics and crochet goods that include your winter warming essentials as well as less expected, twice as clever pet beds and nesting baskets for all your green and furry babies.
Sackcloth and Ashes
A blanket company founded on a mission; for every blanket purchased, they donate one to your local homeless shelter.From Pendelton-esque to classic Mexican falsa blankets more modern, minimal designs they have you--and folks in need-- 'covered'.
For the person who has it all, give the gift of food, dignity and empowerment to those less fortunate with a donation in their name. Choose from livestock to clean water to sending a child to school.
Know another shop that you'd love to see included in a future guide? Hit that reply and let me know! As always I welcome any questions, comments or ideas.
Do Good, Stay Gold