I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented and inspiring small business owners this past year and have seen first hand the impact that successful sales have on their lives. Not only does it provoke an onset of happy dancing, but it actually enables them to support themselves and their families by doing what they love for a living!
I’m now more passionate than ever about supporting these awesome people and have decided to try my very hardest to encourage others to shop small this Christmas too! Small businesses can often be hard to find if you’re not sure where to look, so with this in mind I decided to put together a Small Business Christmas Shopping Guide to make shopping small easier for you. Some of the businesses are personal favourites of mine, but the majority of them are amazing recommendations from friends and connections on Instagram. Thanks so much to everyone who shared their favourites with me!
I hope you enjoy exploring the different brands that I’ve included below as much as I enjoyed putting them together (I’ll be honest though, it was hard to stay focused and not spend all my money online shopping). Hopefully you find some goodies that you like and you feel inspired to shop small and make a difference to these amazing peoples lives, whilst buying your nearest and dearest a unique and beautiful pressie – it’s a win win, right?!
The below stores have been split into categories to help you to navigate through them, but please note some of them make products that span across a few different categories, so it’s worth having a good squiz at all of them. Please also be aware that although most of these stores are Australian, there are a handful of businesses included from overseas (UK and USA) so make sure you double check their shipping policies before you place any orders. (The majority of all the stores below do ship internationally though.)
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