With holiday shopping season in full swing we know you’re all looking for special gifts for special people. Sure, you can shop the box box stores, but we’d like to encourage you to shop local, or online, from small businesses. When you support a small business owner it not only puts money in their pocket, it encourages them to keep going!
Having been a small business owner since I was a teen, I can really appreciate someone choosing to shop with me. I’m proud when someone chooses one of my products to gift to someone else and I always try to pass that on.
Here are some of our very favorite shops that we’re recommending for your holiday shopping!
Timber Creek Farm – Janet Garman makes the most beautiful wool yarn you’ve ever seen. She raises her own sheep and dyes it herself with natural dyes. If you have a knitter or crocheter on your gift list, shop at Timber Creek Farm!
MereWare – Meredith Skyer is a creative potter and every one of her monster mugs is unique.
Black Fox Homestead’s “Apron Strings and Happy Things” – Jennifer Cazzola’s shop is full of vintage cookbooks and garden books! If you have a book lover in your family or someone who appreciates vintage stuff, this is the shop for you!
The Mind to Homestead – Kristi Stone makes beautiful cup cozies, pan-handle cozies and crocheted washcloths.
Fresh Eggs Daily – Lisa Steele’s store is one of my personal favorites. Her hand blown eggs are gorgeous, but she also has bread bags, re-purposed scrabble tile ornaments, pasterns for chicken houses and so much more!
MomPrepares Garden Journal – Did you know we have our own garden journal for sale? It’s a beautiful full-color journal and would be a perfect gift for the gardener in your life!
Pantry Paratus – The ultimate bulk herbs shop. But that’s not all they sell! From stoneware butter keepers to bread pans, dehydrators and grain mills, you’ll find everything on your prepper friend’s list!
DaybyDay Goodies – I love Nora’s quilt square coasters. They’d make a really nice gift for someone who enjoys country decor and hot beverages.
1840 Farm – Every time I see one of Jennifer’s egg baskets I wish I had chickens. Seriously. Each one is a work of art. And since people like them so much she’s started making pot trivets from the same materials. In addition to the baskets she also makes totes, wine sleeves, aprons and bookmarks.
Once and Again – Vintage fabrics, patterns and clothes are Krystyna’s specialties.
Joybilee Farm – Goat milk soaps, handmade creams, shampoo bars, angora fibers, handmade drier balls, wooden crotchet hooks and more. This store is full of things I’d like to try!!
ktnunna – Beautiful handmade jewelry and accessories. You’re sure to find something for your own wishlist, as well as something for each of your friends.
Handmade by Blair – Gorgeous paracord bracelets (both fashionable and a survival item!), handmade dolls and pretty pillowcases. Every sale helps this family pay their bills since health issues keep them from working outside the home.
EverGrowing – Handmade, one-of-a-kind creations range from clay pendants to cup cozies and crotchets purses.
Yonderhill Farm Goat Milk Soap – There’s nothing quite like homemade soap and goats milk soap is the best. The Berry Patch soap is making me hungry just looking at it and the oatmeal soap reminds me of the soap my mama made.
Trayer Wilderness MultiFlame Tools – If there is a camper or survivalist on your gift list, this tool is the perfect gift. They have three different options, actually, and they’re all amazing.
At Home Canning DVD – Maybe not your traditional gift item, but this is something I think a lot of new-to-canning ladies would really appreciate! Gift it with a beginner’s canning kit and you’ll have a real winner!