The holidays are a time of giving, but if you don’t know what to give it can make the season less festive and jolly.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your in-laws, your second cousin twice removed, or your closest friend, we’ve compiled a list of options that will make a lasting impression all while supporting a small business like yours.

Handmade Gifts

Handmade gifts are a great way to show how much thought you put into your purchase. For your yoga loving, crystal wielding family and friends, check out Funky Hippie for unique jewelry, candles, art and much more.

Browse Chicky Chicky Bling Bling’s site for embellished headbands, hair bows and jewelry – the perfect gift for your niece or daughter.

Know anyone who needs oil to tame their beard or cream to soothe dry skin from harsh winter wind? Rad Soap has a large selection of natural soaps, creams, and oils – for both men and women.


Giving the gift of an experience can leave a lasting impression and gives you the opportunity to make memories. For North Carolina residents, Charlotte Mobile Makery offers fun DIY events where you can make body scrubs, custom cookie jars and more.

Not into DIY? Find a place near you and give the gift of fitness. Having a workout buddy will benefit both the gift giver and the receiver.

Club Pilates at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona offers a variety of classes at various skill levels. They even offer suspension training, myofascial release and classes for teens to start healthy habits young.

Cycling is another great way to get active with your loved ones. CycleBar Carmel in Indianapolis, Indiana offers upbeat classes – you can even choose to attend classes featuring 90’s hits, rock, or classic music. Prefer to exercise outside? Pedal Power, located in Connecticut, offers quality bikes with precision fitting.


Holiday cards, senior portraits, newborn snapshots, wedding shoots– the list is endless when it comes to moments people want to capture.  Support a local photographer this holiday season and capture special moments at the same time.

Arizona residents can reach out to Lauren Buman Photography. Connecticut inhabitants can connect with professionals at Roxbury Photography.


Last, but certainly not least is the gift of food. If you’re really drawing a blank, local restaurants, chocolate shops, and specialty food stores are the perfect place to purchase tasty treats or gift cards.

For those with a sweet tooth on your holiday list, FunkyChunky has indulgently crafted gourmet popcorn with flavors like peanut butter cup, caramel latte and pumpkin cream cheese.

For your loved ones who want to ignite their taste buds, Horsetooth Hot Sauce offers individual bottles of hot sauce and barbeque sauce – or you can purchase a gift box.

Toffee Boutique offers milk chocolate, dark chocolate and vegan toffee options so you can find the perfect nutty, crunchy treat for your friends and family.

Vegan Treats Bakery ships dairy and egg free sweets like cannolis, cakes and truffles country-wide.