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25 Thoughtful Gifts From Small Family-Owned Businesses

Manifesting candles, wine (because ofc) and more 🎁s from these fam-bams to yours.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A handmade candle and geode vessel from Tal + Bert to bring some extra elegance to their home for the holidays and beyond.

two candles in a geode vessels that have a deep evergreen shade plus gold leaf trim and crystal openings for the geode. the candles are small and large and both are lit.

2. Or! A giant candle — from the brand that's literally called Colossal Candles – that'll make the person receiving it give you a hug almost as big as the gift.

3. A creativity care bundle from Lockwood to inspire a loved one who regularly expresses themselves through art (or who could use a gentle push to get back on it. 🎨💕)

a ton of art supplies including paint, brushes, colored pencils, paper for painting or drawing, coloring book sheets, and more

4. A bottle of wine from The McBride Sisters to fill up that soon-emptying wine rack at your friend's house. (Esp if that's partially due to your visits, LOL.)

5. A plushie toy from Lily Anne Boutique that your doggo (or someone else's!) will be utterly obsessed with, if only for the five minutes of joy it takes to tear it to shreds.

an adorable corgi dog cuddling an elephant plushie

6. A giant Everything bag from Alphabet Bags for the on-the-go-forever-busy person who could really, really use it (even if it's you 😃).

7. A cute linen PJ set from MagicLinen for your favorite homebody who'll LIVE in this thing because of how comfy and cozy it is.

model wearing the short-sleeved and shorts linen PJ set while laying on a bed with a super cuddly-looking dog

8. An Afro pick that looks like a stunning (yet functional!) piece of art from the Afro Pick brand. It'll be a perfect pretty find for all your friends with kinks, coils, and curls.

9. Bright arched clay earrings from Common Dear to make the standout fashion lover who unwraps 'em go "OMG THESE ARE SO MEEEE."

10. A fun beret hat from Em & Sprout a bold accessorizer (LOL, not a word!) wouldn't hesitate to make a cute statement in.

11. A coffee subscription from Bean & Bean to treat someone you love to a mug of joe whenever they like. Perf for the busy person you know who's always holding a fresh cup. Now, you'll make that even easier.

12. Face Masks from Lapcos to gift a relaxing skincare sesh and address whatever skin needs a person might have, thanks to the different options like collagen (firming), seaweed (purifying), wine (sipping! LOL, jk. It's elasticity) — and more!

13. A FULLY customizable 100% full-grain leather jacket from Independence Brothers. You'll choose every single thing on it including the leather type, color, lining, and hardware, and custom fit! Now, you just need to sneakily figure out the person's measurements... 🤔

14. A multipurpose grilling rack from Best South BBQ for the one whose favorite place to vibe out is right in front of the grill! Yup, just when you thought you'd given them every grilling thing you could find, here I am. YW babe. They'll LOVE this.

15. Sweet chili sauce from Me's Way that'll appeal to a friend's sweet and savory palette.

16. A linen heating (or cooling!) pack from Piglet to inspire the person in your life who'd love an extra boost in their self-care and overall wellness routine. This'll help relax or soothe muscles when warmed and help reduce swelling and relieve headaches when cooled.

17. An olive oil soap and dish set from B Janecka to gift a handmade pottery piece that'll bring some color and usefulness into their bathroom or kitchen.

18. Adorable leg warmers from Lani and Kei for the cold-natured one you know who'll only grow more uncomfy as the temps dip further. Perfect "just thought of you" gift for now or stocking stuffer for later.

19. Wildflower creamed honey from Zach & Zoë for the foodie you know who'll turn into a living heart-eye emoji while spreading this onto biscuits. (Bonus 🎁: They'll prob get their whole house hooked so consider this a gift from you to the whole fam bam.)

20. A snuggly fleece jacket from Chemo Cozy with details designed so people in chemotherapy feel much comfier. It's got specially located zipper openings to allow universal access to ports, PICC lines, or forearms by clinical staff without having to disrobe in a cold office (esp in the thick of winter).

21. A First Period Starter Kit from Blume for the person you know who'll have an Aunt Flow coming around the mountain in a few. Now, they'll be prepared for the visit without feeling weird about it. Plus, they'll know they've got you there if they have any questions.

22. An embroidered five-year diary from Yoseka Stationery for someone who'll always squeal the loudest when they open a gift that supports their favorite pastime: pushing pen to paper, old-school style.

23. Hot mustard BBQ sauce from Lillie's of Charleston for your friends who'll happily add to their already-overflowing condiment cabinet. If they live for savory Southern flavor, then you'll wanna fly this sauce into their kitchen, stat.