21 Amazing Gifts from the Small Businesses We Love

updated Nov 15, 2021
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Buying gifts from small businesses — and BIPOC-owned businesses in particular — is not only great for the economy, but it’s a lovely way to find something special for anyone and everyone on your list. Many smaller companies either design their own wares or collaborate with or stock the work of independent creators and makers, so you can be sure that your purchases are making a solid, lasting impact on many entrepreneurs’ lives. We’ve scouted an assortment of small brands, from artwork and accessories to home decor and kitchen items. Our biggest word of advice for small business shopping? Order early so you leave the owner enough time to get your presents out the door.

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Carpenter Studio

This matchbook set is on point and ready to be displayed front and center on their coffee table. You could also split it up and give a set of matches to four different pals. Choose the design that best suits each individual!

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A bath mat is by no means a boring gift when it's as comfortable as this one. Your friend who strives to make their home feel like a spa will be forever grateful for this plush mat, which can be personalized with a favorite phrase or monogrammed for some extra oomph!

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Help them wash away holiday stresses with a soothing face mask that will make a night in feel like the main event.

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Red Clay

Your bestie who is forever attempting to perfect the art of the at-home margarita will flip for this oh-so-tasty salt that will add some zing to happy hour. It's great for cooking, too.

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Tuesday Made

The Greek art and mythology lover in your life will swoon over these hand poured intaglio soaps, which will up any bathroom style factor 100 percent in an instant. Choose from ivory or blue for something that best matches their bath.

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Coral & Tusk

You know that friend who's always misplacing their specs? Yeah, this adorable pouch is for them. Finally, a cute glasses case that's a bit quirky, too!

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Loop Living

Green friends need to stay hydrated during the holiday season, too! This brass plant mister is cute enough to keep out on display at all times and makes it easy to give plants a little extra love when you're just lounging in the living room.

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The Green Laundress

Why, yes! Adulthood does mean getting excited about chores like laundry. Truthfully though, your giftee will be pumped that you've found a brand that does the dirty work and is easy on the planet, to boot.

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That friend who has fully embraced cooking at home over the past year will love having the chance to experiment with some new ingredients. This olive oil is excellent for drizzling over salads, roasted veggies, or just plain bread dipping!

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Matchbook Diaries

Celebrate a milestone or honor a happy memory with a splurge-worthy matchbook print that features their alma mater or fave city bar.

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The Black Home

Make their daily tea break feel nice and festive with an array of colorful glasses. They'll look just as good on their open shelving as they do on the tabletop.

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Joanna Howard Home

A soft cotton throw will come in handy all year long and look lovely folded at the end of the bed or draped over the sofa. With five fun colors to choose from, you're sure to find an option your recipient will love.

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Say goodbye to paper napkins and go green (and embrace pattern!) with this joy-filled block print set.

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Lone Fox Home

Add instant calm to their space with a canvas print that celebrates nature. Pop it into a frame for an elevated look.

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Julia Walck

Sipping a glass of wine at home is way more exciting with these disco ball coasters. The set will make your bestie feel like their living room is home to a '70s-inspired dance party... in the best possible way.

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St. Plant
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Mask up in style with a beaded chain that pays homage to plants. Because doesn't love plants and feel #blessed by their presence?

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Hotel Lobby Candle

Who knew a candle could be so sultry? This Miami-inspired scent brings all the romantic night in vibes to your place — no swanky restaurant reservations required.

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Lake Pajamas

Robe season is here to stay! Anyone who loves to get ready or wind down in a nice and leisurely way will appreciate a cozy robe in a hydrangea-colored ticking stripe for a classic preppy look. Other patterns and colorways are available, too.

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The best things in life take some time, and this shirt is a good reminder of that. Give it to your friend who considers lounging a sport and athleisure its official uniform.

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ICYMI, '90s- and early 2000s-inspired hair accessories are having a moment! This groovy checkered clip reminds us of simpler times.

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Society Social

Candles make a fab host gift alternative if you're tired of the usual bottle of wine or are looking for a token of appreciation for a friend who doesn't drink. Better yet, this stunning jar comes with a lid and can easily be cleaned out and reused when the candle is burnt through.