I don’t know why it’s taken me until now to share this with you all, because shopping small shouldn’t just be relevant during the holidays… BUT, it is the holiday season so not only will I be shopping small all year round, I will definitely be shopping small for all of my gifting needs.
Top 3 Reasons To Shop Small This Holiday Season:
- Find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list.
- Build relationships and personal connections with business owners and employees.
- You’re supporting the community and its local economy too.
Some of my favorite shops to shop small with:
This beautiful wine clutch is made by my friend Liz Riden. We carry her products in our shop, Magnolia Rifle. She’s a fellow SCAD grad, and makes gorgeous genuine leather goods out of her home in Lancaster, PA. All of her products feel like absolute butter and they will definitely last a lifetime (and probably even look better with all the wear!) I can’t recommend everything she makes enough. I personally own a few of them and use them daily. Can’t seem to spend that much on yourself right now? They make incredible gifts that someone will cherish for a long time because they are timelessly designed to never go out of style.
This sweater is a recent addition to my closet from a boutique in downtown Berlin. Patty Jean’s Boutique has lots of cute and casual options for your wardrobe and Megan is the sweetest! I just picked up this top on sale.
We can’t forget the shoes, right? These boots are made by one of my favorite companies, Eric Michael. I found them at a local store called Bruder Hill. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop in and say hi to my girls Shelly and Larnet!
I have a pair of lace-up sandals from the same designer that I seriously lived in all Summer because of how comfortable they are. Remember when I talked about them here? These booties were a little bit of a splurge for me, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized you have to invest in comfort. I know I will get a lot of wear out of these bad boys!
Lastly, obviously I can’t forget to mention my own small business, Magnolia Rifle. I’m rocking a new necklace that just came in and I can’t wait to get online.
As a small business owner myself, I beg you to shop small this holiday season. You’re supporting a dream, a household income and family, and of course the surrounding community. When you shop small someone truly does a little happy dance after every order!
Shop The Look
Sweater- Patty Jean’s Boutique (I found it online in black or cream too) Jeans- Melissa McCarthy by Seven Jeans 35% off! Booties- Eric Michael Sunglasses- Identical Clutch- Liz Riden Necklace- Magnolia Rifle Boutique