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
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
Yarn stores for knitting needs
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
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
Some of our favorite fellow artists (you might recognize a few from our Inspired collection!)
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!