Holiday Gift Guide 2021
12 Gift Ideas from Local, Small Businesses
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and we want to help you out with some gift ideas from our favorite local small businesses. Supporting small businesses and your local community is a gift in its self to the hard-working employees creating your presents this year. If you are a local Californian, these women-owned small businesses offer high-quality products that are perfect to gift this holiday season.
Supporting small businesses this holiday season is a great way to give back to your community without having to sacrifice gifting quality presents to your loved ones. As a small business, we understand the hardships that come with running a business throughout the holiday season, and your support is all the more appreciated during these busy times. With that said, there is a gift idea for anyone (even yourself) to choose from, featuring our favorite women-owned, small businesses that prioritize sustainable business practices.
These gift ideas are for anyone who needs a little extra pampering or loves their self-care ritual. Each business is based in California and women-owned using sustainable business practices.
Facial oils are a great addition to anyone’s skincare routine to add extra hydration during the cooler months. It is the perfect gift for someone who loves a simple skincare routine or anyone who made wants to try a new product without having to use additional steps. Right now, each order comes with a custom gua sha to elevate your self-care regimen.
Ize skincare is a 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty-free line of facial oils. They offer three unique blends of oils that are designed to improve the texture of the skin and provide long-lasting moisture for that summer glow we are longing for. Ize uses ethical and fair trade ingredients that will nourish the skin and provide a lasting glow without looking greasy. This sustainable, women-owned business is the perfect option for those who want to splurge and treat those with the gift of glowing skin.
A beard set is a great gift idea for any man in your life whose facial hair needs some extra attention. The Beard Care Set comes with Shampoo and Conditioner Bar to lather the skin, with a variety of different scents to choose from. Paired with the golden glow serum to lock in moisture post-shave and the wooden soap dish to lengthen the bars’ lifespan by allowing them to dry faster after every use.
Earthling Co is an amazing brand that offers eco-friendly products with low-waste packaging. With sustainable practices at the forefront of their business, they provide education on the harmful effects of excessive packaging. This women-owned brand is an amazing choice to treat loved ones with quality skincare products without excessive packaging or harmful ingredients.
This simple yet meaningful gift is perfect during these times of extra hand-washing. Opting for natural hand-soaps made with natural ingredients won’t leave your hands stripped and dry like most standard hand soaps. Unearth Malee offers Organic Soaps made in small batches with certified organic vegetable oils, organic herbs, pure essential oils, and are palm oil-free.
Unearth Malee is a women-owned, zero waste small business that offers amazing body care products without any unnecessary ingredients or packaging. Each soap is 100% organic, free from palm oil to help protect the endangered species affected by the palm oil production process.The soaps are handmade in Claremont, California, and hand wrapped with flower seeded paper.
Crystals are a simple yet meaningful gift for those who need peace and prosperity during this busy time of the year. Lepidolite is known for encouraging a sense of calm and tranquility during times of tension and chaos. It offers peace and promotes restful sleep protected from outside influences. They are a great addition to any crystal lover’s collection.
Sage Crystals is a female-owned and operated online crystal boutique in Los Angeles, California. The founders, Jillian and Yael, are both certified healers who have dedicated their time to fill each crystal to the brim with loving energy. Each crystal is hand-picked and charged with healing Reiki Energy to unlock the highest healing powers crystals can offer.
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For the self-proclaimed interior designers in your life, these decorative pieces will make a great addition to anyone's home. The unique collection of items will add flair for those who need an extra pop of color in their space.
A throw blanket is always a great addition to the home, especially during the cooler months. Rather than gifting a holiday-inspired blanket that won’t get much use after the holidays, opt for a stylish statement blanket from Half Tone Collective that can be on display year-round.
Half Tone Collective is an independent art and design boutique that creates unique throw blankets, handwoven from 100% cotton with fringe edges. At Half Tone Collective, each blanket is a piece of art. They make a wonderful house warming gift and will be a unique addition to anyone looking to add a bohemian vibe to their home.
The Organic Stemless Glass Collection is a unique gift idea for coffee lovers who want to sip out of a one of kind glass. COLOURS is a unique shop that features a selection of decorative pieces inspired by mother nature and made from intentionally sourced materials.The asymmetrically shaped glasses will make a great addition to anyone’s cup collection.
COLOURS by Emily Rose is inspired by the colors in nature, the natural textures in California, and all things that make you feel good. Emily works with like-minded artists from across the globe to create unique, healing objects that will brighten your world. Shop her collection starting December 7th to get your gift right in time for the holidays.
Candles are an obvious gift-giving idea during the holiday season, but most candles contain harmful ingredients. At Sanari Candle, they only use environmentally conscious, fully sustainable natural ingredients to curate their candles. The Vanilla Bean Nutmeg candle is a comforting scent to set the mood for the holiday season.
Sanari Candle is a female-owned candle company based in California using farm-grown ingredients, free from toxic chemicals. The environmentally conscious quality of the candles is not limited to the ingredients. Each candle comes in 100% recycled glass and is packaged in tree-free recycled paper printed with soy ink.
Coasters add a personal touch to a person's home. For anyone with a bare coffee or side table, these gourgeous, handcrafted coasters will provide a rustic feel to the home while protecting against water stains. Coasters are a great gift idea for new home owners to protect their furniture from moisture damage.
Avocrafts creates one of kind coasters from natural cedar wood, epoxy resin, and dark ink. Avocrafts has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree with every order. The coasters are natural scented with cedar wood to provide a subtle cozy, woodsy feel to the home. Choose from their collection of coasters and matching sets to create a complete set to place throughout the home.
For the stylish people in your life, shop these unique pieces from women-owned small businesses for unique, high-quality pieces. These gift ideas are the perfect addition to anyone's wardrobe.
The Dia Net Vegan Bag is a versatile and practical gift idea for the environmentally conscious people in your life. It is perfect for on the go or your next favorite beach bag. The bag is made with vegan leather straps and includes a printed canvas pouch.
Thread and Seed is a gorgeous boutique in San Diego, California that features a wide selection of thoughtfully curated items made in the U.S. Shop their holiday collection for adorable stocking stuffers and ornaments to bring to your next white elephant party.
Who doesn’t want to feel like they are walking on a cloud? The Cloud sock is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season, made from raw cotton for extra comfort and warmth. They are perfect for everyday lounging and will quickly become a staple item in your wardrobe.
Le Bon Shoppe is a women-owned company based out of Los Angeles, California. Their items are inspired by the perfect staple items from their own closets. They prioritize sustainable practices, slow fashion, and authenticity in their work. Le Bon Shoppe sells affordable items but never skimps on the quality. Their products are designed to last so we don’t have to consume more.
For the ones who like to make a statement, Klay by Kimberly has no shortage of beautiful pieces to choose from. The earring’s post and backings are made out of hypoallergenic materials which are perfect for sensitive ears.
Klay by Kimberly is an earring boutique offering hand-made, comfortable statement earrings made from polymer clay. The founder, Kimberly Anne, began Klay by Kimberly as a creative outlet and to provide lightweight statement earrings. Each pair is individually handmade, and no two earrings are identical. She offers a beautiful collection of unique designs that come in three different sizes.
Beanies are an everyday staple in our wardrobe, especially during the colder months. They are a versatile and adorable item that can spruce up any outfit. Beanies are a great gender-neutral gift, perfect to bring for a secret Santa or a gift exchange.
Wander Hat Co beanies are sustainably made in the United States using 100% Acrylic for a thick knit that is lightweight and comfortable. Choose from a wide selection of colors and gift friends with a beanie that will last for years to come. Shop the collection online or stop by our upcoming pop-up to try it out in person.
As a small business, we always value your support during the holiday season. It makes for a much more meaningful holiday experience when we can support local, small businesses. By supporting local, small businesses, we can give back to the community, both economically and socially. The more we invest in the local businesses, the more we can preserve existing jobs and help create new ones. Plus, shopping locally reduces the environmental impact by eliminating the need for long-distance transportation and mass production of products and plastic waste.
With sustainability at the forefront of many of these small businesses practices, you won’t have to worry about negatively impacting the environment this holiday season. Find small businesses in your local city and share your favorite small businesses with us on Instagram @wanderhatco.