Small Inexpensive Christmas Gifts from my Favorite Small Businesses & Artists

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Published: December 13, 2016 |

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A gift guide full of small, inexpensive Christmas gifts from my favorite small businesses and artists.

I mentioned before that I have become much more conscious of consumerism, but last night I fell down the rabbit hole that is Food52, March SF, and Terrain. After ten minutes of browsing I had 64 tabs open, and my Christmas list had grown at an exponential rate. 

Then, I remembered that I really didn’t need any of those beautiful things I was wanting. Yet, it is Christmastime, and the season for gifting. If you’d rather purchase something than make something, I am rounding up my favorite small, inexpensive Christmas gifts from small businesses & artists that I love! 

Elsie Green 

Elsie Green is one of my favorite shops for homeware. They source the majority of their goods from France and believe in sustainability and philanthropy. 

I have a set of their Moroccan glasses, and I absolutely love them! They are based in Walnut Creek – if you ever find yourself in the area, be sure to stop by! 


I adore nearly everything in Kara’s lifestyle shop – especially these breezy travel scarves. I wouldn’t mind one in every color!

OpenBook Ink

Handmade in San Francisco, Open Book Ink notebooks are as beautiful as they are functional. As someone trying to be more organized by creating to-do lists (have you read Eat That Frog?), these are my new must-have!

Heirloomed Collection

Not only does Heirloomed Collection carry the most beautiful aprons, you can also find beautiful ceramics for the kitchen. I also adore the monogrammed children’s aprons for little ones!

Red House VT

Another shop that I love! Anything from Red Houst VT will be treasured for years to come – I absolutely love all of their linen products, but I think you already know about my unhealthy addiction to linen.

Polder’s Old World Market

Loran is the face of the Polder family online, and she is one of the kindest people I’ve met. The Polder family business produces beautiful heirloom pieces for anyone who loves to cook!

The Simple Farm

Lylah has become a good friend of mine, we share a passion for God, goats, and caramels! Even if I weren’t friends with her – her caramels are the best I’ve ever had! They make for perfect stocking stuffers!

Esselle SF

Owned by my friend Sherry, Esselle SF has been featured in Martha Stewart, Food Network, and is sold at Food52. Her geometric tabletop designs are some of my favorite!

Wine Glass Writer

This all-woman company is based in the bay area – and I can’t imagine a party without my writers! They are the best hostess gift!

North Detail 

North Detail sells cheeky mugs, tea towels, and notebooks. Very inexpensive and perfect for stockings. I love waking up with my “Morning Wishes & Coffee Kisses” mug!

Ann Revere Jewelry

Named after her grandparents, Allie began her jewelry line as a hobby – but it’s become so much more! Her pieces are beautifully delicate and have been seen on The Mindy Project. 

Hibiscus Linens

We all know about my linen obsession by now, and Hibiscus Linen’s hand-stitched personalized linen cocktail napkins are the absolute perfect gift for any hostess on your list. 

Paperless Post x (RED)

Although not exactly a small company, I wanted to share Paperless Post for those who (like me) still have pumpkins sitting on their front porch! If gifting isn’t in the scope of time this year, sending a Paperless Post holiday card is beyond easy. Paperless Post has partnered with (RED) to donate 25% of every (RED) design purchased; although a small gesture, it’s a simple way to give back. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these artists and small businesses, I love having the opportunity to share them with you! What are some of your favorite inexpensive Christmas gifts from small businesses?

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