Happy Shop Small Saturday! Admittedly, it looks and feels different this year, but to me that just means supporting artists and makers by shopping on their website. So many are offering shipping now. This gift guide barely scratches the surface of all the amazing small businesses out there offering one-of-a-kind items, but I hope it inspires you to shop small this year. And if you need even more inspiration, check out my post all about ways to support small businesses this holiday season. There are even more gift ideas there, too!
Support Small Businesses with These One-of-a-Kind Gift Ideas
What could be more special than a handmade serving bowl?? This is truly an heirloom-level piece that would be cherished for years to come! Just keep in mind that this is made to order, so be sure to early ASAP.
I’m completely obsessed with Skippy Cotton’s art and style. It’s just so quirky and cool! While this is an ornament, it’s also a wonderful way to give the gift of a scented sachet that can be used year-round. I’d totally squirrel this away with my bras to make them smell nice.
People are so into house plants these days, so you can’t go wrong with giving the gift of a colorful, handmade planter! Paper & Clay makes some of my favorite colorful ceramics — her glazes are always soooo gorgeous in person.
Giving the gift of art is one of my favorite things to do and these prints are truly astounding. Every time I look at them, I discover even more details than before!
Taper candles are having a moment right now and make a beautiful gift. I’m obsessed with this swirly, colorful paper mâché candlesticks — they’d make an incredible one-of-a-kind gift for new homeowners!
Rattan is having quite a moment these days and I love that maker Laurel Macy is incorporating that trend into earrings! Plus, these gorgeous earrings are shockingly affordable, making them an excellent one-of-a-kind gift idea for your SIL, MIL, or even your kid’s teacher!
A butter bell is the gift I’m sure no one knew they needed, but once they have it, they love it! Each one is hand-thrown on the potters wheel in Tacoma, WA.
You can never go wrong with a beautifully printed chiffon scarf, especially when it showcases stunning art like this! I love this gift idea for your beloved grandma, the mom who has it all, or your bff!
Jewelry will always be a special gift to give, so why not make it more special by choosing a piece that’s totally unique? And if you shop from Meraki Out West, a portion of all profits from the National Parks Collection will be donated to the National Parks Foundation.
IMO, you can never have too many vases, especially gorgeous handmade ones! I’m a huge fan of Suite One Studio (and good friend!), so Lindsay’s work is always my favorite to give.
I own two of these and they are the HEIGHT of luxury. If you know a scrunchie-lover like me, this is an awesome handmade gift that’s less than $25 and so dang gorgeous (and useful!).
Looking for the best tea towel ever that is super well-made and in an array of gorgeous colors?? This is it! I have the blue colorway and I absolutely love it. I usually use mine as a mini table runner though, because it’s just too pretty to use to clean up spills on the countertop!
These are just a few amazing one-of-a-kind gift ideas! I have a lot more themed gift guides in the works, so be sure to stay tuned and check back in for even more holiday shopping ideas. And, as always, if you have any gift guide requests, let me know!
Looking for even more perfect presents? Check out these Gift Guides:
- My Go-To Gifts for the Holidays
- My Annual Plant Lover Gift Guide
- Purr-fect Cat Lady Gift Ideas
- Gift Ideas for Your Husband, Brother, & Dad
- Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Earth-Loving, Hippie Friend
- Practical & Stylish Small Home Gift Ideas
- Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Encourage Self-Care
- Ultimate Gifts for the Chicken Lady
Stay tuned for even more daily gift guides!