This year it is more important than ever to support small businesses. I generally try to buy from small business year round but especially during the holidays since I want to find unique gifts for my friends and family. Yes, national retailers are a bit easier, but unique always wins in my book. Here are some of my favorite small businesses and I hope you’ll support them this year.
For the Fine Jewelry Lover
PEREZ BITAN JEWELRY
You know I have an obsession with snake jewelry, so when I connected with Rachel Bitan, owner and designer of brand Perez Bitan, I was obsessed. I have the silver snake earrings and at the top of my wish list is the match ring!
For the Avid Thrifter
THRIFT CLUB TEE
My friend Gwen launched her Thrift Club merchandise and it’s all so good. The merch is a must have for anyone who loves estate sales, gets up early to hit the flea market and lives for the thrill of the thrift. The tees and beanie are on my wish list!
For the Beauty Expert
DIANA MADISON BEAUTY
If you’re looking for a clean face oil, check out Glowtopia by Diana Madison Beauty. If the name doesn’t give it away, it gives your skin that amazing glow. Plus, Diana is super active with various charities and always dedicates a portion of proceeds to important causes.
For the Eclectic Collector
THE DANDY STONE
I was so excited when Aubrey launched her vintage jewelry business, The Dandy Stone. Aubrey has an incredible eye for vintage jewelry (obvi) but her personal and interior styling are also insane. That’s another way of saying, you will find the most unique and beautiful vintage jewelry (at affordable prices).
For the Sustainable Stylist
Bel Kazan is a sustainable brand with fashion forward pieces you’ll reach for season after season. I love the bold prints and pretty silhouettes. The dresses are perfect for the upcoming holidays and spring soon after.
For the Beach Babes
If you love modern, minimalist swimwear that looks amazing on your mom bod, then get yourself a one piece from Current Label. They also have the cutest two pieces for kids, so you can match to your heart’s content with your little ones.
For the Lady Who Has It All
For the girl who has everything, get something no one else has – a custom made top from Selina Sanders. Each piece is sustainably sourced and handmade, plus no two are alike. I was lucky enough to snag one for myself and it’s definitely an heirloom piece which I’ll pass down to Harlee.
If you’re looking for more small businesses to support, check out:
Black Owned Vintage Shops | Ultimate Guide to Etsy Shops | Best Vintage Shops in LA