We're sure you've already heard it a million times this Holiday Season, but we're going to say it again- don't forget to SHOP SMALL this Christmas!
This time of year is so exciting, filled with shopping for loved ones and searching the stores (or internet) for the perfect gift for that special someone!
And look, we get it, sometimes its easiest to look at those classic big brands that carry countless products to quickly check off your Christmas shopping lists.
BUT-the holidays are all about doing good, right? So why not spend your Christmas budget at brands that REALLY care about your business! (Not to mention smaller, more specialized brands typically have higher quality products!)
We know firsthand that it means the world to us when a customer chooses to shop with us over Amazon. It makes our day!
So we wanted to make it a little easier for you, and give you a few ideas for great gifts from fellow small businesses!
1. For the jewelry lover-Dylan Jewels
Jewelry is one of our favorite gifs to give-and receive! It's the perfect way to amp up an outfit with minimal work. There are SO many amazing jewelry brands out there, its hard to decide which one to shop with! Personally, we LOVE Dylan Jewels. They have the most gorgeous and unique jewelry, reasonably priced, AND 5% of their profits are donated to the Invisible Girl Project. Could they be any more amazing??
2. For the fashionista- Bohme
Clothing can be a tricky one to shop for- so its important to find a clothing brand that has LOTS of great options so you can get a few items they're sure to love, or grab them a gift card so they can select their own! Bohme is a current favorite for us. They have the CUTEST clothing options that work for a variety of styles. Bohme was actually founded by two sisters that moved to the U.S. from brazil when they were younger, and they have built QUITE the business! Way to go, girls!
3. For the candle lover- Pura
To us, candles are the PERFECT gift. I mean who doesn't want their home to smell absolutely delicious all the time?? But how about we one-up that? The Pura Smart Fragrance Device is the PERFECT gift for your candle loving friends! You can have 2 different scents in the device at the same time, set schedules for when you want them to run and how strong you want the scent, AND they're child/pet friendly. Not to mention they have the yummiest scents, perfect for any occasion!
4. For the world traveler- Towels
Ok ok, hear us out here. I know towels seam like a RANDOM gift, but we're not talking bathroom towels here. We're talking CUTE beach towels, perfect for an upcoming beach vacation or pool day. (Or maybe to go with a brand new Geode Suit? Yeah??) ANYWAY- Laguna Beach Textile Co is your new go-to. We have a few Turkish style towels from this company and they are nothing short of AMAZING. They're gorgeous, soft, absorbent, and SO durable. We get compliments every time we use these, so they're a guaranteed hit!
5. For every girl on your list- Hair Accessories
Kaxi Co just cant be beat when it comes to hair accessories! Another woman-owned business, we've worked with Kaxi a few times and the owner is just SO sweet. Kaxi has the BEST hair accessories- claw clips, scrunchies, gorgeous clips- ALL of it! They have an excellent variety of products, so you're sure to find something they're gonna love!
There's hundreds of other small businesses we could list here-theres just so many good ones! But this is what we know-no matter what small business you choose to shop with this season, they are going to be SO grateful for you. We promise.
Thanks for making an effort to #shopsmall!
-The Geode Team