Shop Small: 2023 Small Business Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year… gifting season is upon us & I’m so excited to kick it off with my 2023 small business gift guide. It’s no surprise that I have a special place in my heart for small business owners. It’s why I do what I do everyday, to help others make their dreams of owning a business a reality.

Owning and running a small business is not for the faint of heart, I know I don’t have to tell you that since I imagine most of you reading own a business yourself (or are dreaming of doing so).

That’s why I am so excited to round up a few of my favorite things from small business owners around the world for this year’s small business gift guide. While I do not have the honor of working with all of these companies, many of them I have met through my programs, podcast, or working 1:1 together.

I hope some of their goods make it under your Christmas tree this year!

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2023 Small Business Gift Guide

Custom Cutting Board : Swooning over this custom cutting board by my student Leah E Moss. Crafted out of maple & engraved with your loved one’s signature recipe, this is such a thoughtful gift. Learn more about Leah’s story here!

Val Marie Paper Prayer Journal : We love everything by Val Marie Paper. This yearly prayer journal is such a meaningful gift – I’m going for the colorway Cloud Grey for myself this year!

Ocean Journal : This pretty lined journal by Brynn Casey is perfect for an inspiring writing session or goal planning for the new year. Listen to Brynn’s episode on the podcast here!

I’d Rather be Watching Gilmore Girls Sweatshirt : No truer sentiment. Raise your hand if Gilmore Girls is your work from home background banter… You guys are definitely my people 😉

Hand-Embroidered Hair Bows : These pretty, custom bows are perfect for the little gals in your life. The maker is so sweet & even has a Christmas version available too! Love all of the hand embroidered goods in this shop.

Curious Year Calendar : LOVE this calendar from my student Kait Saunders’s shop, A Little Something Goods. Filled with holidays & sweet illustrations, this is such a fun way to brighten someone’s year. Because who doesn’t want a reminder to celebrate the little things (like ice cream for breakfast day)? You can read more of Kait’s story in our “money makeover” student spotlight series.

Cardigan Climate Candle : My all time favorite candle by Big White Yeti Candle Co. We keep this one burning year round in the Skidmore household – it is a tried & true staple! Listen to founder Katie’s story on the podcast here.

Case Canvas : My newest obsession, these customizable phone cases by Case Canvas. Delivered with three interchangeable inserts, I can’t wait to get Madelyn to color one just for me. Founded by the husband of our recent podcast guest, Emily Moore. Listen to her episode here!

Evergreen Christmas Tea Towel : Designed by artist & writer Emily Lex, I’m loving this neutral christmas-inspired tea towel. And her Christmas watercolor workbook is such a sweet holiday activity, for adults and kids!

Jesus + Hot Cocoa Hoodie : How fun is this hoodie by Elly & Grace? The perfect layer to throw on all Christmas season. Founded by Brenna Milleville, we love this company! Hear more about her story on episode 10 of the podcast here.

Christmas Tree Embroidery Kit : Swooning over this dainty & neutral Christmas tree embroidery kit. Picture cozying up by the Christmas tree with a holiday movie in the background… Perfection.

A Thrill of Hope Glass : I’m loving this gold lettered Christmas can glass by Rachel Allene. Perfect for an afternoon guilty pleasure – cold brew, Diet Coke, or DP (with the good ice of course).

The World Needs What You Got Sweatshirt : This neutral sweatshirt with a light-hearted, encouraging message is your newest closet staple. Made by Ramble & Company, a business that is Magnolia Silos Market approved. And as you can likely tell by this roundup, you can never have enough sweatshirts.


More Holiday Inspiration:

My 7 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Spending

Christmas Home Decor Roundup




November 7, 2023

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