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    15 Small Businesses BuzzFeed Employees Are Shopping For The Holiday Season

    Candles, real plant ornaments, and loads more. 🎁😍

    Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!

    1. Paige's Candle Co. — Treat yourself to a room that smells like lavender or cactus fruit or whiskey. (JK about whiskey. It's actually called Whiskey Neat with notes of vanilla bean, white oak, cherries, tonka, and birchbark. Had you at vanilla didn't I? 😏)

    lavender candle

    2. Bookshop — for an online book-shopping experience that will not only donate a percentage of your purchase toward helping local bookstores thrive in business but will also allow you to select which bookstores near your town gets the money.

    3. Hija de tu Madre — a lifestyle brand owned by and dedicated to Latinx women with apparel, jewelry, desk accessories, beauty products and more.

    a black planner with a gold spiral spine that says "Muy Busy" on gold on the front

    4. KIN Apparel — for satin-lined hoodies, jackets, and visors to keep your hair protected AND your style on point.

    5. Love Thy Beast for very stylish pet clothes and accessories for dogs and cats. It'll be quite ~ruff~ trying to decide between all the stylish hoodies, beds, leashes, and poop bag holders, but I trust you'll get your ~paws~ on the perfect gifts to shower your baby with.

    dog wearing a fleece hoodie with short sleeves. It is green and beige with a grey and black striped hood.

    6. Hippy Feet — because it's the most wonderful time of the year to get cozy (and quite stylish!) socks but also because the brand's main mission is to provide jobs and secure housing for people experiencing homelessness, including the youth.

    7. BLK + GRN Market — an all-natural marketplace filled with products, all by Black artisans. You'll find everything from skincare to books to children's toys to cleaning items AND MORE. It'll be the perf place to intro yourself to several Black-owned brands at once.

    8. Sounds NYC — a boutique with straight-up gorgeous (albeit practical) designs for life, work, and home.

    9. Little Otsu — a shop filled with paper goods and other office supplies. Really, it's a writer's toy store. One time for the people who still put respect on good pens, pencils, stationery, and oh, actual factual physical writing. Perf spot for swagging out your WFH desk or your reading nook.

    10. Tiny Showcase — a shop that'll make an art collector out of you yet with an online gallery of mini and intentionally affordable pieces by a diverse range of artists. Whether you're a novice or connoisseur and whatever your vibe is —there's a piece for you in this gallery.

    11. Karen Jai Home — for the home décor sophisties who love a luxury situation in their living quarters.

    12. ECOVIBE — plant parents, this one's definitely for you! This is the spot for a gazillion plants (OK, maybe fewer than that) but also other great home goods like candles, cards, gift wrap, and more.

    13. Planting With P — yes, more plants! Because the BuzzFeed staff just may be the biggest family of plant parents ever and WE ARE UNASHAMED. WE WILL NEVER CHANGE.

    14. Maya's Cookies — They're vegan, soft, and very ~tasty~. Heads up: You'll get same-day eating, OK? That means you'll get the box and eat it all on the same day it arrives. That's how good they are. We don't make the rules. 🍪🎁

    15. Otherwild — A shop that collabs with and showcases products from creatives including home goods, accessories, apparel, and beauty/skincare grabs.

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