Gift Guide 2020 - Hygge for the Holidays

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        This year, have you noticed a common theme in my blog posts? Hygge has been a reoccurring mention and what better year for it? I thought I'd do something a little different for my gift guide this season. Let's spread some love and a little Hygge while we're at it 😉

 

Sew Cute By Emily has handmade creations for baby, kids and moms! Emily makes every item herself and takes pride in customer satisfaction. What better way to get cozy, than under a sweet, customized blanket? Emily’s beautiful designs come in a variety of colors and prints making them a thoughtful gift for anyone! Holiday orders are cut off November 18th, but she may be offering a few more slots! Check out her Instagram, Facebook and group here for updates on ordering availablility and sample blanket sales.

 

 

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AV Jorden creates natural indulgent skincare that nourishes your body and pampers your soul. Wendy creates truly clean beauty products without any additional "fillers." It is her mission to help you feel great about what you are putting on your body, while feeling pampered as you allow yourself a little indulgence time to take care of you. Her products would be a perfect gift for busy moms who need a little self-care, or even a treat-yo-self gift for yourself after completing all of your holiday checklist items! AV Jorden’s sales have already begun for the season. Check out details on her Instagram and Facebook pages!

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Brandi Jo Little, Author is a full-time working mom that writes when she should be sleeping. Her stories are clean, but they’ll still keep you on the edge of your seat. Her books “One Step Forward” and “The Other Side” will make a great gift for your favorite bookworm. Keep up with her on Instagram and Facebook, as well as her website for updates on future projects! Brandi also owns Little Design Co. with her husband. Check them out on their Instagram and Facebook for your woodworking needs and gifts!

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Sweet & Sensory has themed sensory bin filler in both mini and full-sized kits! Ali worked as a special education teacher with autistic students with sensory delays. Inspired by her students and becoming a toddler mom, she created boxes that encourage hands-on, engaging, child-led play. Her bins are used in her household and classroom every single day. Follow her on Instagram and favorite her store on Etsy to see what promotions she has coming up for BFCM! Her sensory kits are a favorite of my kiddos’. My almost seven-year-old and three-year-old love our “Bug Out kit”! Any of her bins would make a great gift for toddlers to little kids, or even your favorite teacher to add to their classroom!

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Wixology Candle Co. has cocktail-inspired candles hand poured into reusable cocktail rocks glasses! These would make a great gift for your favorite bourbon and cocktail lovers or for anyone that loves unique candles! Their 2-in-1 gift even comes with a corresponding cocktail recipe. Wixology is owned by a group of friends/family, who gives back a portion of proceeds to charity. They have even had some candle collaborations with Blanton's, Heaven Hill Distillery, Four Roses, Keeneland and Evan Williams! This unique brand can be found on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure you’re following for their upcoming sales and shop their website with 20% off through the end of November 2020 for their 4-year-anniversary sale!

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BankyGirlCreations has your mama friends covered with cute, funny, and slightly sarcastic gear. Her sweatshirts and lounge pants are perfect for getting cozy this winter. Katie donates to a local children’s hospital and has been featured by BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Scary Mommy, Lucie’s List, Buffalo Boss Babes and more! BankyGirlCreations is home to the “Because Kids” and “Chaos Coordinator” designs, so be sure to support the original this season. Follow BGC on Instagram, Facebook an join her group for more details about her BFCM sale and upcoming product launches!

 

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Fauna Wilde has phone grip diffusers made by a mama who enjoys being creative and loves essential oils. Colleen strives to take something benign in our everyday lives and make it more useful/more reflective of who we are. All the leather she uses is vegetable tanned-which is better for the environment and you! Check out her beautiful designs and upcoming Small Business Saturday promotion on her Instagram and Facebook. Shop her growing collection of beautiful accessories on her Etsy shop.

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Personal Paper Hugs can help you send a hug...with a fold in the middle! Her cards are perfect for adults, young and old, with a healthy sense of humor and a love for sarcasm that are looking for ways to brighten someone else's day. Colleen has been growing her business since 2014 and continues to encourage others to send a little bit of unexpected happiness to others! She participates in a Card Angel programs where volunteers are paired with a cancer patient and send that person a card each week to help lift their spirits. She’s also participated in their Senior Program. Colleen is always looking for random requests from people looking to surprise someone with birthday wishes and encouraging notes on social media. We all love to receive unexpected happy mail, so it bring her joy to send each “hug” out! Follow her on social media and see her designs on Instagram, Facebook and in her group. Holiday orders end December 15th, 2020 and all orders over $35 ship FREE!

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Three Sheep Shack is run by a mother daughter duo out of Rural Missouri. Peggy & Jess make cozy, modern crochet and sell locally + online. The proceeds from the Shack fund a Scholarship in honor of our son/brother who passed away in 2013. As they say, “cozy crochet from our shack to yours!” What a perfect way to share some comfort this season than with some hand crocheted goodies. Keep up with the Shack on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and shop locally and online.

 

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Little Wander Shop is a mama owned business that brings comfort to the soul with a #treatyoself approach to jewelry and accessories. Amanda's feel-good pieces are a great gift for your girlfriends, to your mom or even yourself! Inspired by nature and found items, these pieces are sure to connect with a wild spirit or lover of upcycled things. This year has brought two new collections to the shop. The Moon Collection, which features moon phases and all the witchy vibes. The most recent collection, The Memorial Collection, which is perfect for a sentimental tribute to a late service member. Check out all Little Wander Shop has to offer from accessories, to apparel and of course unique jewelry pieces.
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Mom Life Must Haves has the perfect cup of cozy for your coffee-loving loved one! Gina has ALL the must-haves for any mama. Her coffee is locally roasted  in small batches by a family run coffee roastery. Her mouthwatering flavors of coffee and tea are perfect gifts and stocking stuffers! MLMHs has some deals coming your way, so be sure to follow on Instagram and check out her group on Facebook
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Love Light & Luna helps you spread love and light with spiritual tools and unique finds. Gina is the busy mama behind LL&L AND Mom Life Must Haves AND Surviving Motherhood Coffee + Tea. It's safe to say she's got a little bit of something for all your favorites! Love Light & Luna has apparel, crystals, oil rollers, sage bundles and so much more! Stop by her Instagram, Facebook and online shop {and stay tuned for details of a brick and mortar location!}
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That's a wrap friends! I hope you found some great inspiration for you holiday shopping and that you're able to #shopsmall this season. I'm so grateful to have met these incredible makers + creators! I encourage you to show them some love, whether you shop or not, by following their journey through small business life. You won't be sorry!
Did you shop with any of these small businesses? Drop a comment below and have the coziest holiday. You deserve it. ♥

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