Gift Guide 2023: Shop Small This Holiday Season

While I have included small businesses in all of my gift guides, I like to do the same exclusively for a little shopping! All of these brands were recommended to me through IG, and their products look amazing! Will definitely be looking into getting some things from them during my holiday shopping! There are several exclusive discount codes in this guide, so be sure to check each item for details!

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1: Hand Crochet Animals

These hand crocheted stuffed animals are so cute! My kids love stuffed toys so I will definitely be browsing for one!

2: Hand Made Ring Dish

This is a hand made pottery shop. Every single item is unique because each one is carefully handcrafted! I love these ring/trinket dishes! A strange find.

3: PJ kids

It’s a children’s pajama brand with the cutest prints! This would make a super fun gift for a new mom, or a fun matching gift to give your kids!

4: Water Color Paintings

These water color paintings are absolutely gorgeous! These are especially great if your gift recipient loves to travel to New England. Many of their products feature famous New England places!

Use code LAUREN10 for 10% off all purchases!

5: Middle Finger Tray

I can’t get enough of this tray 🤣 Talk about unique storage 🤣 This shop also has a wide range of candles, would make a perfect gift set!

Use code BEAUTY10 for 10% off!

6: Groovy Men’s Gifts

I have been recommending these guys for several years now! They are a CT based men’s gift brand that specializes in customizations. We love them, I will be getting some of Pat’s gifts from here this year!

Use code MCBRIDE10 for 10% off!

7: High Quality Meat

As you know, we started buying our beef in bulk last year and we love it. This North Dakota farm offers that and more! I’m excited to check them out!

8: Multicolor Weekender

This weekender is unique and would make a great gift for a travel lover or a teenager who frequents sleep away camps!

Use code HOLIDAYFREESHIPING for free shipping on orders $40+

9: Beauty/Bath Gift Set

I thought the selection of gift sets here was great as well as their variety of scents. Perfect for an at home spa day!

10: Coastal/Ocean Resin Art

This Etsy shop (also based in CT!) specializes in coastal/oceanic artwork. You probably know by now that the beach is my happy place and I love to surround myself with beachy/coastal pieces. I’m excited to check out her store!

Use code LAUREN2023 for 10% off orders $50+

11: Gluten Free Sourdough

I’ve shared this shop before and was SO excited to find them! They are a small business based in Minnesota that specializes in sour dough! It’s on my 2024 bucket list to try their gluten free starter, and maybe even check out a class!

Use code LAUREN15 for $15 off an online course!

12: Bookish Stickers

You all know me looove to read and these stickers are EVERYTHING! My kindle is already covered in stickers from my favorite books, I might have to find a new place for stickers when I get some of these 🤣

Use code LAUREN10 for 10% off!

13: Holiday Jewelry is so much fun

Aren’t these earrings the cutest?? i’m obsessed! SUCH a fun gift that the recipient can wear on Christmas day! There will definitely be something fun for my daughter, and maybe for me too!!

14: Strange Equipment

And these accessories are just as cute!!! My daughter would be OBSESSED (can we see a trend 🤣). These will definitely go into his stocking.

15: Matching bracelets

These bracelets are meant for you and your child to wear on their first day of school so you can always be connected 😭 My heart 😭 I love them and they would be the BEST gift for a little one or a new mom!

Use code LAUREN30 for 30% off your order!

16: Reversible Pet Bandana

I saw this shop on Tik Tok and absolutely fell in love! I’m not sure if we can get my rot to wear one, but I want to try it. The cute gift for the four legged family ❤️ They have a Black Friday sale coming up, 50% off from 11/22-11/26!

17: Hand Painted Oyster Shells

Another CT based store! These hand painted oyster shells are absolutely stunning. Truly functional art at the highest level. They are so timeless and elegant, I would love to gift one to a jewelry lover for rings or bracelets!

18: Homemade Toffee

This homemade toffee is so delicious, I wish I could eat it! But I know that many of my friends would really like to receive this gift.

Shopping small is so important, especially during the holidays! Be sure to keep local stores in mind, whether listed here or a local one in your area, when you shop this season! Be sure to check out my other holiday gift guides, and have a Happy Holiday ❤️

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