There’s a lot going on this week. Between holiday preparations, travel, Thanksgiving meals and naps, this is a big week! And while millions across the U.S. are putting together their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping lists, there’s one day I urge you not to forget about this year!
Small Business Saturday is happening this coming Saturday, November 28. If you know a small business owner, or happen to be one yourself, you know how hard it can be to survive! This year take a few minutes, and a little cash, and see what items you can mark off your holiday shopping list while supporting a small business owner!
I’ve put together a few small businesses I think are worth checking out in the categories of Fashion and Beauty, and Home Decor and Paper Goods (basically all the pretty things). Plus, they’re all shop-able online! Check them out and feel free to add your own suggestions for favorite small shops in the comments! AND, there’s a giveaway happening too! So make sure you sign up below!!
Home Decor and Paper Goods
Pencil Shavings Studio – First of all if you’re not following Rachel’s blog, you should! If you’re a fan of color, you’ll find inspiration for days! (Plus, her kids are cute!) Her shop is full of gorgeous items, from lucite trays to art prints, pillows, phone cases and more! Some of my favorite items:
Dinner Plate // iPhone Case // Pillows // Pencils // Lucite Trays
Freckles Creative Studio – I started following Natalie from Freckles Creative Studio quite a while back on Instagram and love her work! Her greeting cards and art prints are so fun and I’ve purchased several! She also has some adorable gift tags and holiday cards you need to check out!
strawberryluna – You might have guessed by now that I’m not a “traditional” kind of girl when it comes to decor. Give me color! These art prints from Strawberry Luna are about as poppy and cheery as they come!
Jenny Highsmith Lettering – I am completely obsessed with Jenny’s work! Reading through the prints, I want to buy every one! In fact, I bought two as I was putting together this post! She has mugs, art prints, stationary and even some $5 downloads. I’m pretty sure you’re going to fall in love with her work like I did!
Fashion and Beauty
Gleeful Peacock – I ran into some Gleeful Peacock jewelry at an arts and crafts show several years back and love their fun designs! They carry a few items of clothing now that might fit your style too!
Cardigan // Tassel Necklace // Bobby Pins // Earrings
Milk and Honey Boutique – I love when I can find a small boutique that offers items that are both fashion-forward AND affordable! (And that black dress is currently in my shopping cart, it’s $25!)
Grey Goose Gifts – I found this Etsy shop that sells the sweetest jewelry! I love the simple designs, they’re perfect on their own or layered with other pieces. How adorable is that heart bracelet? Adding to my Christmas list now!
Climbers // Two Tier Necklace // Bar Necklace // Bracelet
Stella Rae’s – From cozy fall staples to feminine skirts and dresses, Stella Rae’s has a great selection of clothing and jewelry! It may not be the most seasonal item at the moment but I’m kind of in love with that maxi dress!
Maxi Dress // Ankle Boots // Dress // Earrings // Sweater Dress
Inside and Out Cosmetics – I tried some samples of Inside and Out cosmetics a while back and was impressed with both the company and their products! Not only are their cosmetics organic and all-natural, they’re good quality too! (The ones I’ve tried anyway!) I love that they sell a $5 lip sample box with their best-sellers, it’s a great way to try out the brand! Bonus, they also donate 10% of profits to reputable women’s charities.