Small Business Weekend shopping starts now! Small Business Weekend is a time to discover and support small shops, locally made items, and handcrafted art. In the flurry of Black Friday and holiday sales, Small Business Weekend shopping reminds us about the unique items we may be overlooking!
Here are some of my favorite vendors that offer fun handmade gift ideas this year. And keep reading–there’s a giveaway exclusively for Pink Paperdoll readers, with the chance to win every item from these shops pictured below! Talk about getting a head start on your shopping.
These felt plushies are handmade by a real mermaid! Stasia Higgins plays Starla the Mermaid and sews felties and plush toys. She runs the Etsy shop StarFelts and loves making custom orders! (Mermaid Starla is also available for events and parties.)
Perfect for: kids, mermaid lovers, anyone on your list who needs a good luck charm or a happiness boost.
Silver Lining Designs
This Canadian-based jewelry designer uses a combination of stainless steel wire and beads to make keepsake creations.
Here’s what she says about her line: “Jewelry says a lot about a person, I love connecting with people through the fun, quirky, colorful and the classy jewelry that I make, sell, wear and give as gifts. And now you can too!”
Perfect for: Moms, Grandmas, Co-workers, Cousins, Friends, Aunties or any favorite who loves unique keepsake jewelry. Also check out her Tree of Life design on Etsy for nature-loving ladies.
Are you shopping at any small, local or handmade stores this year? Comment to share your suggestions for where to do small business weekend shopping!