I am all for shopping small any day of the year and supporting our local businesses. In my own small business, I shop small for as much as I can. I've started doing this for Christmas shopping, too, especially when I want to give something really unique to my friends and family!
Since tomorrow is Shop Small Saturday, I wanted to share some of my favorite small businesses with you guys so you can shake up that Christmas list with something extra special. Even if you're not Christmas shopping, you can definitely treat yourself with some goodies! It's totally allowed. A lot of these businesses are offering some great sales, too. Above all else, you'll be supporting a family and a dream when you buy from these small businesses. So get out in your community and enjoy!
All of the businesses are linked down below. Happy shopping!
MANDA MADE - I've talked about Amanda's products a whole lot on social media, because they work wonders for my difficult skin. Amanda is also a freakin gem of a person and probably one of the kindest souls I know!
KINDRED COLLECTION - Melissa's products are definitely on my list of things to try this holiday season! She hand makes pretty much everything, which is super impressive. I love her lavender scented products and her beard care line is definitely something I have my eye on for my husband for Christmas.
ROOTS SALON AND SPA - I can't say enough about this adorable salon that one of my besties owns! First off, all of my magical hair colors comes from her (Bianca). She also does killer eyelash extensions and her whole salon has a lot to offer. Oh, and they offer gift cards!
YOUNGSTOWN CLOTHING COMPANY - These dudes have some awesome designs, and comfy ass shirts! If you're from Youngstown, you will DEFINITELY appreciate their work.
FRESH BREWED TEES - Speaking of awesome designs, FBT always puts out unique apparel. I pretty much only buy my Cavs shirts from them, because I love them THAT much. If you're a Cleveland fan, you'll need to stock up.
Home & Decor
JUNQUE - Becky and her daughter, Libby, make every single item they offer with so much love and attention to detail. They're also the sweetest! A custom coffee mug is on my radar, but literally EVERYTHING they make is adorbs.
LOU BERRY'S - I'm obsessed with this little store. Fair warning, when you go in, you'll try and figure out ways to convince yourself you need literally everything in there. You were warned.
1820 HOUSE - Yo. These candles. They are worth the splurge because they smell incredible! Everyone I know who has one RAVES about them. They're a perfect stocking stuffer!
REINVINTAGE - Missy totally nails it with her repurposed furniture and other vintage items! She always finds some really unique pieces and gives them just the right amount of love to bring them back to life. She also does custom orders! I'll be showing off the custom dresser she did for me one of these days.
VINTAGE VANBLAIR - Cassandra and her mom have such cool style! Their items are always so unique and definitely have a vintage vibe. Their little shop has soooo much character from wall to wall. Again, you have been warned.
HOOP THER IT IS - If you're looking for quirky, comical but also beautiful wall decor, Mikayla got you. She's an art teacher, so her creativity is through the roof. She's also hilarious in real life, so you can definitely get her sense of humor in her embroidery hoops!
COPPERHEAD QUEEN - If you want to get a unique piece of jewelry with practically every inch of it being handmade, this is your golden ticket. The intricately cut copper and carefully antiqued pieces are just absolutely stunning. I haven't really seen anyone local do exactly what Mary does, which makes her pieces even more special.
MY BEVERLY JEWELRY - I'm forever swooning over these pressed flower pieces. If you're into floral and vintage vibes, you'll probably love these pieces!
STONEFRUIT COFFEE - Well, honestly, I practically live at this coffee shop. I love their vibe, their staff, and more importantly, their coffee. I could go on for days, but I'll sound like a broken record. Just go drink some coffee and vibe with them.
NOVA COFFEE COMPANY - Tracy and Logan have such a cute little shop in Warren, Ohio! Great drinks and if you're a donut lover, you HAVE to go! Tracy has such great style, so it's no wonder this coffee shop is so cozy and inviting. Added bonus? They're super fun and friendly people :]
GENERATIONS COFFEE - Another cool coffee shop. I swear the Youngstown/Warren area is killing it in the coffee game. Generations is another great place to get great coffee and maybe even a macaron.
BAKE ME TREATS - If you need a little something sweet, Gabriele got your back. She's such a doll and makes the most beautiful goodies! Plus, they taste amazing!
VINTAGE ESTATE WINE AND BEER - Christmas shopping is tough. Take a break and have a beer and a flatbread. Nowhere in Youngstown has a better beer and wine selection. I may be biased because I used to work there, but it's a cool place to go. It's also a great place to get a mix and match six pack of beer for Christmas presents.
THE ORANGE AVOCADO - When you need a healthy option to balance out the over-indulgence from the holidays. They have cold-pressed juices, pies that'll make you drool and healthy lunch and breakfast options. They're also 100% organic, vegan and gluten free. Boom.
RECLAIMED ROSE - I most definitely will be doing some Christmas shopping here! Jessaca has this shop FILLED with sooooo many beautiful pieces of work from some great local vendors. There's jewelry, there's decor, there's soaps and bath bombs, there's ornaments, there's baby clothes, and so much more! Plus, Jessaca is wonderful! Need I say more?
PARK AVENUE MARKETPLACE - Another one stop shop that's right around the corner from Reclaimed Rose and right down the street from Generations Coffee. There are some great vintage items (check out Provenance!) as well as handmade items, home decor and those delicious jams by White Church Co.
Make sure you check out these business's social media accounts for sales and special offers! Also, shameless plug here :P My holiday sale is running until Monday, the 27th, and you can check out the deets here.