Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Looking for a really special gift to share this holiday season? Why not check out a locally owned business in your community and spread the love and holiday cheer right in your own back yard? Living in a small business wasteland full of big box stores and need a few ideas? Here are a few favorite locally owned businesses who ship incredible gifts to all those on your christmas list!

Australia:

Bas and Lokes: Looking for something special for the special guys on your list? Looking for something special for anyone with style on your list? This American-Aussie duo design and maker really well crafted, and gorgeous, handmade leather goods.

Martian Embassy: Launch your holiday gift giving season into another galaxy! Quirky gifts for all the space cases on your list. The payload: all purchases support Sydney Story Factory!

Salt and Rock: Specialises in quality, technical clothing and equipment with an environmental twist for those with a real sense of adventure. And they carry Patagonia gear!

USA:

Bobo’s Coffee: Have a coffee lover, either naughty or nice? Beans from cooperatives in Uganda and Malawi, Bobo’s Coffee benefits the kids at Malayaka House, a home for children in Uganda.

Dobra Tea: Perhaps tea is more your cuppa. Dobra is serious about tea so you can sit back, relax and enjoy. Share the gift of relaxation and time with something special from Dobra. Better yet, visit one of their 5 teahouses and share some tea and time with someone special on your holiday list.

Creativity Explored: Creativity Explored advances the value and diversity of artistic expression. They provide artists with developmental disabilities the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art in our studios and gallery, and around the world, and have an AWESOME online gift shop!

Ferdinand: Owned by my friend Diane, Ferdinand is home to the drumming squirrel t-shirt (a staple in my closet) and all things letterpress, googley-eyed and crafty or vintage.

2 Note Perfumery: Carolyn and Darcy are creators at heart, and are both musicians with a long-standing love affair with the art of bottling nature. I love all of their perfumes, bath and body care products, especially the Clementine range only available in the holidays!

Planet Botanicals: A unique collection of natural and luxurious skincare products that are made with rare and indigenous plant oils and aromatic flower extracts from the far corners of the world.

Spain:

GreenLifeStyle: With a mix of European designers, GLS represents ethical fashion and sustainable organic living. No hippie business here, all style, on trend clothing and accessories.

Ifil: Knit one, purl one. Cast on some beautiful yarns for the knitter on your list!

Susie Sweet Dress: Treat your sweetie to an original design with vintage flare. Fab dresses which will make the season bright!

Two Thirds: Two thirds of our planet is covered by water. Share something special with the little fish or surfer on your holiday list. Rockin’ tees, bags, jackets and gear.

My favorite vintage-style pleats from Susie Sweet Dress in Barcelona.

My favorite vintage-style pleats from Susie Sweet Dress in Barcelona.

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