I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person who enjoys shopping at unique small shops. And I believe it’s crucial to support independent business owners today more than ever. After all, that’s how all commerce started. Am I right? So why should we abandon these establishments now? If anything, the way the economy is going, we should absolutely do the opposite and show them some more love. I hope you agree with me on that. So that’s why this month, I’m focusing on highlighting 13 Fantastic Holiday Gifts From Unique Small Businesses.
13 Fantastic Holiday Gifts From Unique Small Businesses
Ash + Antler Boutique
Established by a fellow blogger Meli, Ash + Antler Boutique has been my go-to Canadian online shop for stylish yet affordable clothing options. Meli has always impressed me with whatever she puts her mind to, and her online boutique is definitely no exception. She is so talented and inspires me every day.
Her fantastic online store offers 40+ new arrivals launching weekly, so you’ll have plenty of choices to shop your heart out. But keep in mind that this boutique is so popular that often items sell out extremely quickly. So buy what you like ASAP, or you might not get a chance to later. You can also follow them on Instagram to be able to view stories announcing new arrivals and sale drops.
I have been a fan of this store since its launch, and I have bought numerous amazing items from them. I love the quality of the fabrics and the variety of styles they offer. They follow many fashion trends and are always eager to bring the latest styles to their devoted fan base. If you’re looking for the cutest shacket – they’ll have it. A pretty summer gingham dress – yup, they’re on it. The comfiest of jeans and tees – again, you won’t be disappointed.
Here is just a sampling of some fantastic holiday gift ideas you can get from Ash + Antler Boutique this holiday season. Get a few items for your loved ones and treat yourself to something too. Heck, that’s usually what I do, hehe.
Fantastic Holiday Gifts – Ash + Antler Boutique
Shop these at Ash+Antler Boutique
And here are a few items I got from Ash + Antler this past summer. This gingham-inspired dress was literally the hit of the season and I loved wearing it.
I was rocking this tank top and denim Bermuda shorts all summer long.
I’m pretty much obsessed with camo so I had to have these sneakers from Ash + Antler. They are my go-to pair for running around our backyard or doing errands.
Sleepless In Sequins
Hallie Friedman is another super inspiring lady who recently launched her own online jewelry and accessories boutique called Sleepless in Sequins, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I’ve been following her Instagram journey for a few years, and I’ve always admired her custom jewelry work and her imaginative illustrations. So, needless to say, I was thrilled when she took her business online a few months ago.
Her store features all the jewelry pieces designed by Hallie, and you can see that they’re made with love. Hallie brings a lot of experience from working in NYC’s fashion industry, and she has a flair for colors, textures, and embellishments, so you can create your own unique statement look. I’m constantly impressed by the beautiful and imaginative pieces she designs. Each of them is handcrafted by Hallie, and she’s constantly adding new and exciting collection items. So make sure you check out her shop often as you never know what new style she will create. I bet you can find many fantastic holiday gifts this season. You can also follow her on Instagram to get first dibs on any of her new designs.
Fantastic Holiday Gifts – Sleepless In Sequins
Here are a few of her inspiring designs that will surely make fantastic gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season.
Click on the pictures to shop for these lovely designs.
Poppy & Peonies
I stumbled upon Poppy & Peonies by a sheer accident when a fellow Instagram friend featured them in one of her stories. Ever since then I’ve been watching this fabulous Ontario-based online boutique with passion. This store was established by Natalie Dusome who had a dream to become a fashion designer.
She started making clothes out of vintage curtains when she was only a teenager. Her passion led her to design school, and after she graduated, she honed her skills in designing for global brands across Canada and the U.S. After the birth of her daughter (Poppy) she launched her practical fashion line that ensured that busy moms like her didn’t have to compromise style for function. And so Poppy & Peonies was born.
Today, Nat’s store features affordable and cruelty-free accessories such as vegan bags, backpacks, suitcases, cosmetic cases as well as hats, blue light glasses, and clothes like hoodies, dresses, and tees. There’s always something unique you can find at this cool shop. Nat even collaborated with Jillian Harris to create a fun pair of blue light glasses that were featured in her famous Jilly Box, which Nat described as a dream collaboration. You can follow Poppy & Peonies on Instagram to get notified of any upcoming sales and exciting partnerships.
Fantastic Holiday Gifts – Poppy & Peonies
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Poppy & Peonies that will make fantastic gift ideas for the ladies on your holiday shopping list.
Click on the pictures to shop for these chic and affordable designs.
I hope you’ll find these fantastic gift ideas really helpful this holiday season. All these amazing shops offer something truly unique in a world of big-box stores. I think it’s really important to support gifted entrepreneurs such as these creative ladies here. Your support will mean so much to them, and I strongly urge you to visit their online stores this holiday and beyond.
If you’re looking for even more holiday shopping inspiration, make sure you check out my last year’s holiday Gift Guide, where I featured unique handcrafted gifts from Etsy sellers.
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