Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Small, Shop Creative Gifts

Something I’ve been trying to do this holiday season is shop small, and shop creative gifts. When you shop from small business creatives, you support someone’s dream. You also provide a unique and personal gift…double win! This holiday gift guide highlights some of my favorite small business creatives as well as other ideas for creative gifts.

      1. Wall Art Addict focuses on bringing you modern printable wall arts all designed by the brilliant shop owner, Kata. Kata is a graphic designer who turned a side hobby into a business. The prints you will find from Wall Art Addict, are on trend, clean, and modern. She offers prints in a variety of colors and styles so you are sure to find something to fit your needs.  Wall Art makes a personal and thoughtful creative gift as you personally select a style tailored to the recipients taste. I personally love this pink and blush botanical set as well as the quote prints. You will even find an option to buy sets of prints that coordinate so you can give multiple prints, or split the sets into multiple gifts! Right now, if you buy 3 or more prints you will receive 30% off. Give the gift of printable wall art from Wall Art Addict and help deck someone’s halls!

    Some of my favorite styles below.

  1. Red Giraffe Designs is my go to store for handmade, unique and custom jewelry. Some of my favorite creative gifts that I’ve ever given have come from Red Giraffe Designs. This shop is near and dear to my heart, because they are based in my home, Columbus Ohio (O-H!). But if you are not in Columbus, don’t worry, you can still order their custom pieces through the Etsy Shop! The pieces by Red Giraffe Designs are truly unique, and can be made so special for your gift recipient. I love the customizable mantra cuff bracelets and stamped bar necklaces. Can’t think of something witty for a personalized piece? No problem, there are several pre stamped designs as well as other statement jewelry like this dainty compass necklace, quartz wrapped bracelets, and tassel earrings.

3. Gold Hill Candle Co. is the hobby turned business of Boss Babe photographer, Jessica. Located in Northern, California, Jessica hand pours these natural, soy candles in the most delicious scents. Winter Fir, Toasted Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cider Donut…are you drooling yet? Oh, and I should add that these candles have an insane burn time of 30-40 hours. That’s a heck of a lot of warmth and merriment coming ‘atcha. Check out the Holiday Collection, and pick up some of these sweet hand poured candles for the perfect gift that is sure to warm the home. Have a friend who is obsessed with subscription boxes like myself? Or want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Gold Hill Candle Co. also offers a monthly subscription box where for $35/month you’ll receive 2 soy candles each month.

4. Chalkfulloflove Hand Lettered Goods is legit one of my favorite small creative businesses to shop. Offering a wide array of original design, hand lettered goods including the most adorable mugs, drink ware, pillows, and candles, there’s something for everyone in this adorable online shop. I have loved following CEO and founder Sarah’s journey as she grows this amazing creative business.

If you want to give the gift of being creative, Sarah has created two handlettering guides to help you get your creativity on. I received the Handlettering 101 Guide last year as a Christmas gift, and hand lettering projects have become my favorite little hobby. Check out the different lettering bundles, they make perfect gifts! If you haven’t shopped the holiday shop, you are seriously missing some good stuff. Get on it! Love surprises? Be sure to watch for the next round of surprise boxes. Each season, a new curated surprise box is released. The surprise box is packed with hand lettered goodies to coordinate with the season and keep your creative fix satisfied.

If you have enjoyed these creative gifts or have a small creative business you love to shop, I would love to hear! I don’t know about you but I’m ready to shop till I drop and wrap up all of my Christmas goodies. Check out the other Lovely Twist gift guides or the Shop Holiday page for more great gift ideas.

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3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Columbus Represent! (I-O!)

    This is a gorgeous list, I’m going to take some more time and really peruse your suggestions and previous guides. Thank you so much for this!

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