Why you should shop small businesses this Christmas

Looking for the best place to do your last-minute holiday shopping? The closest department store may have some nice options, but for something really unique and special for your loved ones, you should *totally* check out a small or local business. 

Many small business owners have risked it all to follow their dreams, and it means the world to them when someone supports their shop. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses especially hard, and some are struggling to stay open. You can brighten up small business owners' holiday seasons by choosing Christmas gifts from Etsy or Instagram shops. 

We've rounded up some of the *cutest* small businesses for all your Christmas gift needs. The best part? You don't even need to leave your house to go shopping.

Bubble Up

We're *obsessed* with all the handmade soaps on this shop, especially these Christmas trees. Better yet, they're all 100% natural and organic. 

Simone's Pieces

This beautiful *and* affordable jewlery shop is owned by a 19-year-old CEO and any of these pieces would make an incredible stocking stuffer.

Bucket of Stickers

If you're like us, you love collecting stickers for your notebooks or laptop and your friends will love any of these totally adorable stickers. 

Pinecone Home

Perfect for a gift to *wow* your parents, this local shop has custom home decor for every season. 


Upcycled clothing is great for the environment, and a unique and fun gift for your bestie to rock.

Spread the Christmas cheer by picking a thoughtful gift for your friends or family from a small business. They'll really appreciate it, and you'll have a lot of fun browsing the thousands of  creative and cute shops. 


by Abigail Adams | 12/9/2020