Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Posted by Amanda Ostby on

It's here! Little Wander Shop's Annual Gift Guide is now available. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite makers to help finish up that shopping list of yours while supporting small businesses! Throughout each section, I've added corresponding links to each for easier shopping. Enjoy + happy shopping!


For the bearded dudes:

Patriot Beard Supply

Brad, with Patriot Beard Supply has you covered with all your man’s beard care needs! From oils to balms and soaps, he and his beard will thank you with softness and healthy growth. This veteran-owned business is a favorite for stocking stuffers in our house! My husband LOVES the Whiskey and Bad Decisions scented beard balm. Not only does he offer a wide range of balms, oils and soaps, but he’s got flavored lip balms and scented sprays to polish up the roughest dudes! Can't decide? He's got a sample pack for that. Got a tattoo lover on your list? Mac's got them covered! His DOC balm is perfect for healthy healing after fresh ink. Brad creates his badass products with care… plus a dash of patriotism, a pinch of the American dream and a splash of good old-fashioned hard work. Be sure to keep an eye on Patriot Beard Supply on Instagram and Facebook for their upcoming Black Friday + Cyber Monday deals!



For The Outdoorsy Traveler: 

Rachel Alvarez Art

Rachel offers a variety of hand painted watercolor art for the traveler, the home state enthusiast, and the lover of all the beauty that nature has to offer. Her artwork is vibrant, realistic watercolor art that celebrates the simple joys of everyday living. Following Rachel over the past few years, I’ve admired her for her balance between motherhood and her art. One of my favorite pieces is her collection of states assembled into a lovely map! What a perfect gift for your outdoorsy loved one. Allow them to add to the map for each state they discover on their journey. Now through December 1st, any purchase made on her website qualifies for a FREE gift! Any purchase over $75 receives free shipping as well. Check out her Facebook and Instagram for examples of her stunning artwork. Read more about Rachel and shop her collections, she’s got so much to offer for those hard-to-shop-for recipients!


For Those Celebrating New Beginnings:

Megan Kohler Design + Photo

Megan designs and crafts beautiful laser-cut wood signs as well as offers graphic design services. On top of all of her beautiful creations, she also offers photography packages. So much talent packed into one sweet human! Not only are her wood signs stunningly beautiful, they would make the PERFECT gift for a newlywed couple, new home owner or just a little something special to make your home even more homey.  If you are looking for Christmas gifts, be sure to get them in by November 27th.


For Imaginative + Adventurous Kiddos:

Camp Clever

Lauren with her newly rebranded shop, brings a “clever” take on open ended plush toys as well as playful art and home décor with a fun camp theme! Let me tell you, my littlest’s room is summer camp theme {how stinkin’ perfect, right?} So far, we have the Outdoor Explorer Alphabet Print that fits perfectly in his room and he’s pre-snuggled some of his favorite buddies for future purchases. I LOVE everything Lauren has to offer. Camp Clever certainly is where play meets adventure. Her new roll up play mats are absolutely adorable! These would make a great gift for kiddos that love imaginative play time and snuggly buddies. Encourage your campers to explore childhood with curiosity, imagination, and joy. Follow Camp Clever on Instagram and Facebook and join her mailing list for upcoming promotions and new releases. Her items can be found on her online shop and in Kirkwood, Missouri at RF Home Co. Now through December 7 all orders ship with one of her cute hand-drawn holiday gift tags. Free shipping is coming! Keep your eye out for her announcements.

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For the busy + trendy mama:

The Polka Dot Posie

This mother-daughter duo is made up of two of my favorite people. Jen and Jan create stationary and handmade gifts that are sure to check off MOST of your list! From busy mamas to teachers that deserve a little something special, small business owners, homeschoolers, students or just something to add to your coffee lover's stocking, The Polka Dot Posie ladies have you covered! Their two shops contain printable planners and designed paper goods to print at your convenience and the other is FULL of beautifully handcrafted, giftable items. My favorite items are, of course, my large minimalist planner with cover, matching pouches and cup cozy! Another perfect gift that I LOVE is my daily tear-off checklist notepad. Give the gift of a clear mind and an organized New Year with gifts from The Polka Dot Posie. Join their group to be up-to-date on their upcoming sales and promotions.


For those making a house a home:

 Wandering Heart Co.

Melissa from Wandering Heart Co. has one of the most beautiful décor minds I’ve ever seen. Not only is her home + cottage straight out of a magazine, her beautiful creations are just what you need to add some rustic polish to your home. Does your loved one have a rustic/ modern farmhouse home? Her absolutely stunning large signs, book page signsholiday signs and photo holders make perfect, thoughtful gifts. Stay connected and inspired with Wandering Heart Co. on Facebook and Instagram!


For the one who appreciates uniqueness in everyday items:

Valhalla Designs

I have followed Jesse for many years and his work STILL amazes me! Every time he releases a new design for his wallets, knife scales/gun grips, and other metal + resin items, I am so impressed. The creativity and talent is incredible with this guy! Even if you aren't in the market for his items, which you should be... you should give his Instagram a follow. You won't be sorry! His unique style of wallets, are slim and hold all the essentials without the bulk. Check out his Nomad and Traveler style wallets in a variety of materials. Each unique with some really cool add ins such as, bullet casings, shredded money, poker chips, pinecones {my favorite} and so much more. For the knife enthusiasts, his knife scales are truly one-of-a-kind. Such an awesome project piece that would make a unique gift. Check out everything he has to offer on his Facebook, Instagram and website. He has an awesome promotion coming up starting Thanksgiving night! Be ready.


For the Adventure-Loving Mama:

Grins + Grace

You guys. Talk about a business crush! I. LOVE. Every one of Melissa's designs. Seriously, they speak to my soul. If you or someone on your gift list is a nature loving, free spirit, this shop is for you! Her designs are HAND drawn and are just absolute works of art. Her cute phases pair perfectly with the imagery and cozy colors. Each new release makes me swoon. I've been following Grins + Grace on Instagram for a couple of years and I've loved watching her grow and bloom. As a mom, I appreciate and admire this Mama's art and balance between business and motherhood. Be sure to check out her Facebook and Instagram for her upcoming Black Friday event. It's going to be goood! Oh, and as if she couldn't get any sweeter she offers the cutest freebies. Love! If anyone needs ideas for me, I wear a size small and you'll win best gift hands down. ;)



 For the Trendy, Boho Babe:

Pretty Please Teethers

Oh. My. Lola. Pretty Please Teethers is just goals. all around, goals. Kelli has designed her brand of teethers and baby accessories so beautifully. Her Instagram feed is filled with the sweetest little faces enjoying her items and boho mamas everywhere can accessorize their little cuties with them. From macrame to wood to gorgeous combinations of silicone beads, her teethers + pacifier clips complement the tiniest little fashionistas. Her newest release is a stylish but functional must have for any mom. Don't even get me started on the adorable lovies she offers. If you need a baby gift, this boutique has you covered. The timeless pieces she offers will be loved though the many years of teething and growing. Keep up-to-date on her sales, new releases, and upcoming promotions {including her Black Friday sale} on her Facebook page and group


For the Lover of Natural Products:

Whole Love Organics

Give the gift of clean this holiday. Clean, all-natural, wonderful products that you can feel good about gifting. Grace is a sweet soul I've had the pleasure of working beside at several markets. She created her products out of love for her children, which brings its own respect for her and her business. Gifting these items couldn't be simpler! Any combination of body butter, scrubs, oils, lip care or personal care items would come together in a beautiful gift basket. On top of the wonderful items that are perfect for the whole family, Grace creates Mama and Baby items that make a sweet gift for any new arrival. Whole Love Organics also offers subscriptions that would be perfect for busy moms, college kids, older folks or anyone who loves the convenience of delivered necessities. Her Facebook, Instagram and Group are a great way to connect with her and her upcoming promotions. Her Black Friday sale would be a perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts for your family and friends.


For the Mama who loves being a Mama {but loves wine + coffee at quiet time!}

Mom Life Must Haves

If you have a Mom on your list, this is the shop for you! Gina and her team of are amazing! The MLMH group on Facebook has become a tribe of women I’m so happy to be a part of. Each week’s launches are so well received by her followers and are filled with the cutest things! Although MLMH has something for everyone, the brand is geared toward fun loving Mamas. She’s got super cute shirts, adorable cups, wine glasses, cozy things and accessories plus stuff for the kiddos, dads and other family members! Be sure to check out her Early Black Friday Sale starting TODAY at 12pmEST! Stay up-to-date with her weekly launches on Facebook and Instagram.


For the Busy Kiddo:

Trendy Mama Boutique

 Jess from Trendy Mama Boutique has all the personalized things for everyone on your list! Your kiddos will love her personalized puzzles, lego kits, and letter boards. For dad? How cute is this inscribed hammer from the kiddos? Baby's first Christmas? This little board is perfect for those Christmas morning pictures for years to come! Be sure to check out her Facebook and Instagram for any upcoming releases. 


For that someone who lights up your life:

Moonwick Candle Company

Everyone could use a little coziness in their home. What better way to give comfort and joy this holiday season than with a yummy, hand-poured soy candle. Vicki at Moonwick Candle Company has options for teachers, your best girl, your favorite coworker, or anyone else on your list! All of her soy candles and soy melts are hand poured in small batches using only the best ingredients so you can give your gift knowing you're giving a quality product. Right now, Moonwick Candle Company has great sale prices on their incredible candles check her out on Facebook and Instagram and check off that list.


For the Hygge Loving Introvert: 

The Homebody Society

Kelly has your gift for the homebody on your list who loves being cozy surrounded by yummy food, books, cats and loved ones! Her products will add to your recipient's home in meaningful ways and you can feel good about your purchase knowing The Homebody Society gives back to The Backstoppers and St. John Bosco Children’s Center to help children and families in need. From laser-engraved stamps to custom kitchen items and even personalized gifts for your favorite bookworm. The Homebody Society's gifts are sure to make your loved one smile! Get ready to shop with Kelly Black Friday - Cyber Monday. Stay up-to-date with her Facebook and Instagram. Something else that Kelly has her hand in is a Podcast I listen to on the regular! She and her co-host Caroline help product-based business owners rebel through creativity. 


For your Favorite Wanderer:

Little Wander Shop

Hi! I'm Amanda, maker of all things here at Little Wander Shop {including this super helpful and awesome Gift Guide!} I create my pieces with inspiration that I've gathered on my journeys including nature-inspired materials, upcycled finds and, you know, love ;) Because my items are made by hand, you can be assured each piece can be gifted ready to have a new story with your recipient. Whether it's something with a little sparkle, or something found and made to continue it's story in it's new home, you will find uniqueness in my shop. My gifts are sure to stand out. I have things for him, something small for a stocking or apparel pieces that are comfortable as they are cute! My promotions are coming soon on my Facebook and Instagram. Our group of Wanderers is fun, too! 





There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this year's Gift Guide. Thanks for stopping by. I'd love a comment below to let me know which businesses helped you shop for your loved ones! ♥

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