Holiday Gift Guide
No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, there is often no better feeling than finding the perfect gift for someone in your life. It could be a nod to a silly joke you shared, something sweet (or savory), or something sentimental to cherish for years to come, but any chance to bring a little extra joy to someone you love is a chance we will always jump on.
We are so grateful for our community that supports us throughout the seasons and wanted to share the love this holiday season by highlighting some of our favorite fellow creators. This list would be approx. 48 miles long if we included all of our favorites, so here are a few that I wanted to share, but there are many, many more that we love!
Shop small from Alaska to Maine
The Islander Bookshop Kodiak, Alaska - Kodiak's island community inspired indie bookshop with novels, gifts, card, and more - you can shop online here, too! Check them out on Instagram - @islanderbookshop
Dos Manos Gallery Anchorage, Alaska - Funky gallery with fine art, prints, pottery, and then some. Features the work of over 100 Alaskan artists! Find them on Instagram - @dosmanosgallery
Common Deer Burlington, Vermont - one of the most extensive collections of American made gifts in New England (if not the country!) with over 500 domestic artists and women-founded! Check them out on Instagram - @commondeer
Hills and Trails Biddeford, Maine - apparel and goods inspired by the outdoors, designed and printed in Maine! Find them on Instagram - @hillsandtrails ps. We will be here 11/24 for our pop up shop!
Yarn stores for knitting needs
Far North Yarn Co. Anchorage, Alaska - yarn, needles & notions from the great north! They even have some patterns online to check out. Find them on IG - @farnorthyarnco
Blazing Needles Salt Lake City, Utah - a unique community for beginner and seasoned knitters alike. Check out their Instagram - @blazing.needles
Wool & Company South Elgin, Illinois - an incredible destination for all your fiber needs, they even host free workshops! Find them on Instagram - @woolandcompany
Knit Wit Yarn Shop Portland, Maine - Portland's favorite local yarn shop for almost 20 years. From online shopping to tutorial videos, they also have their own podcast! Check out their IG - @knitwityarnshop
Surfshack Puzzles Hawaii - woman owned, mom and pop puzzle shop with 100% recycled puzzles by Hawaiian artists! Check them out on Instagram @surfshackpuzzles
Freckleface Soaps Honolulu, Hawaii - high quality, handmade bath and body products made with natural, island ingredients - our favorite that we've found here in Hawaii! Find them on IG @frecklefacesoaps
Queer Candle Co. NYC - a queer-couple-owned business making incredible candles with smells to bring out the cozy in every home. They also portion part of their profits to amplify voices within their community, specifically trans women and non-binary people of color. Find them on IG @queercandleco
Little Canoe on the road - the cutest cards and prints inspired by Mother Nature and rotates environmental charities they support. Find Brooke on IG @little_canoe
Scott James Jewelry Utah - handcrafted, artisan jewelry inspired by elements of the natural world, crafted in silver. Find them on Instagram @scottjamesjewelry
The Mod Stitcher Maine - modern embroidery shop for the color obsessed crafter in your life. Check them out on IG @themodstitcher
Some of our favorite fellow artists (you might recognize a few from our Inspired collection!)
Rachel Pohl Bozeman, Montana - colorful & vibrant landscape artist with everything from prints to stickers (she's done some for us, too - see!) to blankets, etc. Find her on IG @rachel.pohl.art
Jitterbug Art Denver, Colorado - nature inspired illustrations and the artist behind our first pride sticker! Check them out on Instagram @jitterbug_art
Anna Brones Seattle, Washington - papercut artist and huge creative inspiration! Shop her advent calendar here, see our collaboration on our favorite MiiR Tumblers here, and find her on IG @annabrones
Watercolor Woods Alaska - Inspired by the varying landscapes of Alaska, Hailey is an incredible watercolor & acrylic artist, kayaker, adventuress, and our former roommate! Follow her adventures on IG @watercolorwoods
I hope you'll love exploring some cozy new shops as much as I do, and be sure to follow along their websites and social media for important holiday updates! We'd love to hear some of your favorite ways and places to shop small - drop them in the comments or send us a note on IG! Cheers!
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