2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Small Business Edition

As we rapidly approach the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping week ahead, I'm here to remind you not to forget about "the little guy." While Small Business Saturday is not limited to Thanksgiving Week Shopping, it's more important now than ever to #ShopSmall and support your favorite local businesses.


I saw something really powerful on Instagram the other day that was such a great reminder of the impact of supporting small businesses. Supporting Small Businesses doesn't mean only shopping Small Business. Whatever your financial situation this year, know that you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to support local businesses.


Here are some other ways to support small businesses this Holiday Season:

*Share the small businesses with friends either by word of mouth or with your social media following

*Purchase a gift card

*Shop online - especially if it's a local coffee shop or restaurant offering online ordering. Storefronts who are currently closed and offering online shopping will appreciate this too.

*Leave a positive review for them by way of Yelp/Google Reviews/etc.

*Send them a Thank-You note or card

*Follow and engage with them on Instagram and other social media sites

*Tag them in your posts on Instagram


I'm sure, like me, you also have local boutiques, shops, businesses and the like that are near and dear to your heart. While I have listed some of my favorites below in the hopes that it may spark some inspiration within you, don't forget about your favorite local shops. This is by NO means a comprehensive list, as I mentioned, just some of my faves. Show your local small businesses some extra support and love during a season and a year when they need it more than ever.


APPAREL

Trouve Moi

Specialty: Vintage Clothing and Accessories

Online Shopping Available? Yes! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/trouvemoivintage

Storefront: N/A (Based in Austin, Texas)


Button and Zip

Specialty: Vintage Clothing and Accessories

Online Shopping Available? Yes - limited. Link: https://poshmark.com/closet/buttonandzip

*Located in Antique Trove in Roseville, CA (236 Harding Blvd Roseville CA 95678)

*Antique Trove is best to shop Button and Zip Vintage.

Storefront: Antique Trove, 236 Harding Blvd Roseville CA 95678


The Mayfair Group

Specialty: Cozy Sets and Separates.

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://themayfairgroupllc.com/pages/mayfair-merch

Storefront: N/A

Self-Love Club Members Only Pink Crewneck, $98

Self-Love Club Members Only Grey/Pink Shorts, $68


Klem Tie-Dye

Specialty: Tie-dye sets and separates. (Including custom orders!)

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://klemtiedye.com/ Storefront?: N/A


By Bruno

Speciality: Luxury Loungewear

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://bybruno.co/

Storefront? N/A

Unisex Jogger - Raspberry, $60

CC Crop Tank - White, $48

Jenna Bodysuit - Black, $66


MindfulFee

Specialty: "Somebody's" (Mama, Auntie, Daughter, Son) Tees

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.collectivelymindful.com/

Storefront? N/A

Somebody's Daughter Tee, $27

Somebody's Mama Tee, $38


Danzy Design Studio

Specialty: Elevated, classic sets.

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://danzyus.com/

Storefront: N/A

Danzy Classic Sweats Hunter Green $210


JEWELRY

Nadiandlo

Specialty: On-trend jewelry made to LAST! (No tarnishing, rusting, etc.)

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://nadiandlo.com/

Storefront? Visit her at Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles every Sunday (COVID restrictions in effect - check before visiting)

Darya Herringbone 20", $89

Dazzled Initial Huggies, $49

Cubix Chain Bracelet, $55


July Child Jewellery

Specialty: British Cult Indie Jewellery E-Boutique

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.julychild.co.uk/collections/new

Storefront? N/A

WG x JC Pink Yin Yang 135 (pounds)

Heart of Glass Gold, 212 (pounds)

That 70's Show, 98 (pounds)


Old Soul Vintage

Speciality: Upcycled jewelry made from 100% authentic repurposed designer buttons and charms

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://oldsoulvintagejewelry.com/

Storefront? N/A

Medium/Large Vintage Gold Repurposed Louis Vuitton Button Necklace, $165

Vintage Gold Repurposed Gucci Charm Bracelet, $200


Little Words Project

Specialty: Hand-crafted bracelets featuring words of affirmation; Customizable designs available, too!

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://littlewordsproject.com/

Storefront: N/A



MISC.

Happi Crafts

Specialty: Handmade crafts for learning or fun

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.happicrafts.com/collections/all

Storefront? N/A

Customized Glitter Spoon, $25

A Disco Dog, $40

Large set up uppercase and lowercase sprinkle letters, $85


Jessica Stone

Specialty: Tarot, Reiki, Channeling, Meditation

Online Shopping? Yes! (Tarot Card Deck + Online Courses) Link: https://jessicastoneco.com/

Storefront? No, but she will host private sessions.

The Art of Intuitive Tarot Guide Book and Tarot Deck, $90


The Little Market

Specialty: Non-profit founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla. Shop to support economic empowerment for women in underserved communities.

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.thelittlemarket.com/

Storefront? Yes, 1010 N Swarthmore Ave ste 5-102, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Round Woven Serving Tray - Natural, $52

Cow Stuffed Animal, $26

Soapstone Heart Dish - Pink, $12


LOCAL SACRAMENTO SHOPS TO SUPPORT

Apparel

Moth Hole Consignment Boutique

Specialty: Consigned and new boutique apparel and accessories

Online Shopping? Yes! (Consignment clothing not listed online) Link: https://www.mothholeconsignment.com/

Storefront: 11787 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Vintage Gucci, $699

Red Floral Long Dress, $25

Mocha Pullover, $39.99


Article Consignment Boutique

Specialty: Women's consignment shop stocking designer and high-end labels in both classic and on-trend styles.

Online Shopping? Yes! (Better selection in-store) Link: https://shoparticleconsignment.com/

Storefront: 706 56th St Ste 100, Sacramento, CA 95819


ShopCuffs

Specialty: A collection of vintage and new.

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.shopcuffs.com/

Storefront: 2523 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Georgie Three Button Chocolate Cardigan, $49

Arwen Wrapped Maxi Dress, $79

Oslo Olive Knit Pencil Skirt, $49


Rire Boutique

Specialty: On-trend apparel and accessories for your closet and home.

Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.rireboutique.com/

Storefront: 2522 J St Midtown Sacramento, CA and 3330 Broadway in Oak Park, CA

3224 Burgundy Plaid Midi Skirt, $40

4329 Brown Double Belt Buckle, $18

Sacramento Map, $12


FreeStyle Clothing Exchange

Specialty: Contemporary and vintage clothing for men and women

Online Shopping? Yes! (Select items reserved for Depop) Link: https://www.depop.com/freestyleclothing/

Storefront: 5271 Sunrise Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (best location in my opinion). Other locations in Roseville, Folsom and Midtown.


FOOD AND DRINK

Pause Coffee House

Specialty: Coffee and pastries. Remote work hotspot!