• Alura Carbrey

#ShopSmall Holiday Gift Guide

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

Imagine your neighborhood without any of its small, local businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) reports 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S. alone! This holiday season consider supporting a small business in your community. This year I've been making an effort to support my local community and #shopsmall. Here are 27 businesses I recommend for your holiday shopping:


*All websites and social media accounts are linked for your convenience. Click the text to shop.*


1. Creative Contour By Carla

About:

Carla is a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist with 5 years’ experience in the beauty industry. She empowers you to look and feel your absolute best with the perfect makeup look!


Holiday Offer:

Gift cards towards a makeup service, both virtual and In-Person!


Purchase Here: https://squareup.com/gift/GT8J4AJXKV1DN/order


Connect with Carla:

Instagram

Facebook

Pinterest


2. BoldBody Active


About:

We believe that feeling good and looking good go hand-in-hand, and set out to create the most comfortable & most fun activewear on the market. We are made in the USA & women-owned. We believe that life is too short to blend in, and create luxe activewear that helps you stand out, feel good and do good. Be Bold, Love Your Body.


Holiday Offer:

40% OFF 11/23-11/30


Connect with BoldBody Active:

Instagram

Facebook

LinkedIn


3. Mermaids + Madeleines


About:

Hand crafted coastal inspired jewelry and art.


Holiday Offer:

Up to 30% OFF on 11/28.


Connect with Mermaids + Madeleines:

Instagram

Facebook



4. NEXTonSCENE Magazine


About: NEXTonSCENE® Magazine showcases a preview of what's happening today but is about to be the NEXT big thing tomorrow. We highlight upcoming entrepreneurs, socialites, and celebrities quarterly.

Holiday Offer:

Subscribe for only $26.99 until 12/15.


Connect with NEXTonSCENE:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube


5. Love Lissy Lou





About:

Handmade insulated cup cozies.


Connect with Love Lissy Lou:

Instagram

Facebook


6. Bloom Concept



Pictured: Chilean Triangle Earrings

Photo Credits: Caroline the Photographer


About:

Made for women by women. Bloom market seeks to empower Latin American entrepreneurs, promoting and marketing their products in the United States. Helping them to see that their jobs can germinate beyond their borders.


Connect with Bloom Concept:

Instagram


7. Anchor’d Inc



About:

Coastal home decor and accessories boutique.


Holiday Offer:

12 days of Christmas starting on 12/13.


Connect with Anchor'd Inc:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter


8. Cheeky Hank

Pictured: Xena Earrings

About:

Cheeky Hank is a woman-owned jewelry and accessories line based in downtown boston benefitting dog rescues. From bright-colored tassels to modern pastels to minimalist gold pieces, they have something for every occasion!


Connect with Cheeky Hank:

Instagram


9. Northern Neutrals


About:

Northern Neutrals is a clothing line boutique inspired by the New England Coast. Northern Neutrals is also a unique lifestyle brand you won’t find anywhere else. The reign of outdated, preppy styles has ended. They believe in looking polished and contemporary, while also feeling classic.


Holiday Offer:

Follow along on Instagram for special holiday promotions.


Connect with Northern Neutrals:

Instagram


10. Leather Unleashed


Pictured: Wine Tote

About:

Leather accessories for people and their pets. Leather unleashed sells a jewelry, leather bags, dig collars and leashes.


Holiday Offer:

15% OFF site-wide.


Connect with Leather Unleashed:

Instagram

Facebook



11. Limitless Beauty


About:

Enhancing women's beauty for your wedding, photoshoot, head shots, or boudoirs. Creating custom foundations for each woman to ensure she looks flawless everyday.


Holiday Offer:

Order a custom foundation for either yourself or give as a gift and receive 30%off setting spray or setting powder!


Connect with Limitless Beauty:

Instagram

Facebook


12. Fashology

About:

Fashology's mission is to empower women through the way that they dress one closet at a time. They envision a world where women build each other up instead of tearing each other down, fashionably. They offer wardrobe styling, closet organization, travel packing, personal shopping and more.


Connect with Fashology:

Instagram

Facebook



13. Dana's Closet

Photo Credit: CLW Photography

About:

Hand painted denim jackets and accessories.


Connect with Dana's Closet:

Instagram



14. And That's The Tea Co.


Pictured: Holiday Joy Loose Leaf Tea

About:

And That's The Tea Co. was created from a passion of tea and all things good for our bodies and soul. They sell curated selections and special blends of teas and products!


Connect with And That's The Tea Co:

Instagram

Facebook


15. Polished Balloons


About:

Custom balloon garlands for every event. Located in the Greater Boston area, Polished Balloons loves creating whimsical balloon garlands to impress all of your guests.


Holiday Offer:

DIY Classic Christmas Balloon Garland Kit. A complete party in a box! Make your Christmas party INSTA-worthy with our DIY “Merry Christmas” balloon garland kit. Each DIY Kit includes everything you’ll need to create a balloon garland like a professional. Order here.


Connect with Polished Balloons:

Instagram

Facebook


16. Madison Michael


About:

Handmade home goods and accessories.


Holiday Offer:

Free coaster set with orders over $50.


Connect with Madison Michael:

Instagram

Facebook


17. The Essentials Box



About:

Face scrub made from organic ingredients you know. Prevents breakouts and brightens dark circles to bring out your natural glow.


Connect with The Essentials Box:

Instagram


18. The Boujee Bully

About:

Dog bandanas with matching scrunchies and masks.


Holiday Offer:

Holiday bandanas and sets are available for a limited time!


Connect with The Boujee Bully:

Instagram


19. Edge of the World Photography


About:

Amateur photography page focusing on beautiful landscapes and travel photography.


Holiday Offers:

  • 30 minute photo session with 8 edited images. $75

  • 1 hour photo session with 15 edited images. $150

  • 10% off all products.

Connect with Edge of the World Photography:

Instagram

Facebook


20. Confetti Boutique


About:

Small women owned online boutique offering clothing sizes S-2X and accessories. Confetti Boutique is all about making your day brighter with vibrant colors and unique styles!


Connect with Confetti Boutique:

Instagram

Facebook


21. Downtownstudioo

About:

Custom watercolor portraits and printables shop.


Holiday Offer:

40% off of planners and printables.


Connect with Downtownstudioo:

Instagram


22. Extraordinary Bundles

About:

Custom gift baskets for any occasion!


Connect with Extraordinary Bundles:

Instagram

Facebook



23 .Nepali Tea Traders

About:

Loose leaf organically grown teas from Nepal.


Holiday Offer:

15% off all orders. Use code: HOLIDAY15


Connect with Nepali Tea Traders:

Instagram


24. Sblended Nutrition



About:

sblended is a nutrition-based smoothie bar located in the heart of Beverly, Massachusetts. Their mission is to provide great nutrition to the entire community!


Holiday Offer:

Purchase a gift card or merchandise in store. Enjoy a holiday themed shake or tea!


Connect with Sblended:

Instagram


25. Cats and Coffee by the Sea x Beautycounter



About:

CLEAN BEAUTY, SAFER SKINCARE, #BETTERBEAUTY At Beautycounter, our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. We want you to feel completely confident in your daily routine, so every one of our innovative and high-performing products is made with an industry-leading standard of safety.


Holiday Offer:

Various promotions and special gifts from me throughout the month of December. Keep an eye on my instagram stories!


26. Wyllo

About:

Curated goods from over 50 artist, makers, and desigers. All women owned companies!


Holiday Offer:

Visit the SoWa Winter Pop Up by Wyllo that runs through Dec 20th. We've curated a holiday pop up to bring you tons of new products by local female artists. Details: 65 Thayer St, Boston, Open Wed-Sun 11-6pm.


Connect with Wyllo:

Instagram



27. Rocky Shores Glass

About:

Hand picked seaglass art.


Connect with Rocky Shores Glass:

Instagram


Even if you aren't shopping there are still many ways to support these small businesses! Here are 4 ways to support small businesses without spending a dime

  1. Write a Review

  2. Follow the Business on Social Media

  3. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!

  4. Spread the Word

No matter how you choose to support local businesses, know that your voice can truly make a difference.


Cheers! Happy Shopping!


Xo,


Alura

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