Shop Small Gift Guide 2023

Shop small holiday gift guide


I'm passionate about supporting small businesses. Since I run my own small business I know what goes into making it all happen and how much work it takes. I basically wish I could spend all my money, like ALL my money, with fellow artists and makers. While I can't exactly do that, I hope spreading awareness of some of these badass small businesses will lead to them having at least a few new customers. Read on and please, please, please tap those links to familiarize yourself with these folks and follow their work if it speaks to you!

Also, you can comment in the box at the very bottom of the page with other businesses you would like to give a shout out to! I'd love to know who you love!


For the Home

FLOWING WATERS SOAP CO Luxurious soaps made sustainably with traditional plant knowledge. Indigenous Yoeme owned and operated. I personally attest to the Oro Indigena scent being the best bar of handmade soap I've ever purchased :). 

MEI MEI MOON Gorgeous silk pillowcases and accessories designed and made to help you have the sweetest dreams. Oeko Tex Standard 100 certified to be free of any harmful substances. 

AVI FARBER CERAMICS Hands down one of my favorite ceramic artists. Avi wood-fires much of his work for a totally organic, exceptionally crafted outcome.

CARLY QUINN TILE DESIGNS Hand-painted tiles with the most dreamy, rich colors. Individual tiles are each a piece of art that can be used as coasters, or combined to make a custom mural or address number set. 

Stationary & Prints

CACTI OASIS  Beautiful, botanical, desert-inspired watercolor cards, stickers, puzzles, calendars and more. Adela's illustrations of the beloved and ephemeral cactus flowers are top-notch. Check out her new subscription program for limited monthly designs, or purchase cards for your holiday or year-round letter-writing needs.

PAPILLON PRESS A father-daughter team who create elegant, colorful block printed and letterpress notebook, stationary and more. They use sustainable papers and inks and make monthly donations to causes they believe in.

NIEVES MONTANO Nieves is a talented photographer in Tucson who sells her softly- lit, sunset-hued images as cards, notebooks, prints and much more.

Handmade Clothing

ZOE LOOMIS HANDMADE Handmade, upcycled linen clothing with patchwork and fun color combos.

EAST AND MARKET  Accessories and bags made with remnant, upcycled and repurposed fabrics. Renee is committed to as little waste as possible in the design and making of her items. She also weaves dishtowels and scarves!

UNA PLUMA Organic cotton clothing designed by a small, woman-owned business based in Portland. The clothes are made in Kathmandu by craftspeople paid fair wages and working in environmentally safe environments

ELANA BLOOM STUDIO Elana Bloom is an artist in Tucson making truly wonderful creations. I am in love with her plant-dyed silks and appreciate her slow-fashion, environmentally conscious approach to small-batch textile work and art. Her fabric scrap collage portraits are true works of art. 

NA WAHINE LOLE Small batch swim wear handmade by a mama in Hawaii for all sized bodies. Cory has lots of suits available for little kids too.

OF EARTH AND SALT A small California clothing company that sources their fabrics sustainably and makes super comfortable clothes! Think: the perfect leggings.


SARAH PARDEE JEWELRY Sarah’s work features cast designs as well as fabricated ones, simple everyday pieces as well as heirloom quality custom work, and really great craftswomanship. Find bronze, silver, gold and even the occasional diamond in her beautiful array of available jewels.

SOLID TREASURES Kendria's work is sleek, creative, and so cleanly made. She uses colorful gemstones and really showcases the silver to convey her expansive design sense. She is a multi-faceted graphic artist as well and she doesn't shy away from advocating for marginalized communities with her platform.

LITTLE TORO DESIGNS From delightfully colorful enamel work to simple silver pieces, Tawney’s jewelry is fun, artsy and elegant.

HEW JEWELRY Incredible embroidery mixed into metalwork! Nanette has such a unique way of mixing color, metal and shapes. 

TAYLOR SALEEM JEWELRY As a silversmith I am enamored with Taylor's jewelry. The look and feel is just right- a little bit rustic, a whole lot of botanicals and the right amount of heart. Please do yourself a favor and follow her work.

LUNA + SAYA Statement earrings in eye-catching geometric shapes and colors made of polymer clay. They're lightweight, funky, sparkly and made by the loveliest human, Marina.

DIDIROSE JEWELRY For all your desires in full karat gold with precious gemstones, Benedicta has got you covered. She makes timeless designs from engagement and wedding jewelry to everyday more simple pieces.


WITHIN SKIN Up your skincare game with lotions and oils made by a mama in Tucson who uses herb-infused, plant-powered ingredients in small batches. The blue tansy facial oil is heavenly. 

LANSHIN If you’re familiar with or interested in learning more about skincare through the lens of Chinese medicine, founder Sandra has a vast assortment of videos on her Instagram and a huge selection of products and tools. If you’ve been curious about the “trend” (it's not just a beauty trend!) of Gua Sha, learn about this ancient Chinese practice directly from a Chinese practitioner.  

 All natural and thoughtfully crafted products for face and body created by a clinical herbalist in Flagstaff, AZ

*These are all my own selections and were not in any way sponsored. I just like these artists, businesses and makers and hope you might too. 

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