Christmas is just around the corner and while we want to approach the holiday with reverence and a focus on Christ, we also know that in order to devote the energy to the holiday that it deserves we need to get our shopping done! That’s why last year I started a series of gift guides before the holiday and I’m continuing the tradition this year. Today’s installment focuses on those gifts that you can still purchase and have ready for the holidays.
A few notes before I start sharing my favorite ideas. #1 – These items are exclusively from mama-owned shops. I believe in supporting other Mastermind Mamapreneurs and I want to make it easy for you to find them. A number of these women are featured in the first issue of Mama’s Black Book and others are new to me as well as you. But I encourage you to shop small as much as you can this season. #2 – Links in this series will occasionally include affiliate links or products that paid to be included. This means that my company gets a few pennies for each time you buy after clicking an affiliate link on my site link. Your price does not increase and I promise to only include links for shops and products that I love and, for the most part, have used before. Affiliate links will have a * before them to show you that they are affiliate links. #3 – If you have a small business I would love to feature you in the future so text GIFTGUIDES to 44222 to receive my 10 Tips for Getting Featured In Gift Guides and sign up for my mailing list. And, now, on to the good stuff: the gift ideas!
Give a gift that keeps on giving with this gift box subscription. Each month your friend will receive a lovely gift box in the mail full of paper and lifestyle gifts. Vanessa hand curates each box with quality paper and gift items centered around a theme each month. This is a gift that is perfect for anyone in your life!
StitchFix is a great way to do your clothes and accessories shopping and it is the rage for those who are busy with kids and work. You can give a gift card in any amount that your friend can then use on a “fix” to purchase clothes, shoes, bags, and more in just their style and size!
These unique, handmade, teething rings are perfect for any baby! The natural wood ring provides an easy to hold toy while the fashion cotton and terry cloth provide absorbency. The ready to ship teething rings ship within 24-48 hours of payment so you should still have time to order for Christmas. And they’ll gift wrap and ship for you for free if you tell them that it’s a gift!
The perfect gift for any cook, this recipe box and card set is the perfect addition to a kitchen. The designs are straight from the sketchbook and the box is handmade.
This book was the most recommended resource from those featured in the first issue of Mama’s Black Book and the book + journal bundle would make a perfect gift for any young mom. Plus 10% of the profits of the book go to the shop cause so not only would you give a great gift but you’d give back as well!
There is only one of these blankets available so if you want it you need to grab it NOW but it looks like the perfect gift for your mom. Made of natural linen it will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer and the lovely shade will fit any decor.
These three bud vases are hand made and each one is a little different. The gold leafing on the vases gives them an extra touch of shine and makes them the perfect gift for Christmas.
This planner is ready to ship and would be perfect for your friend who wants to get organized in 2017. It’s in a weekly layout and includes some great extras for no charge.
*Junior Explorer Box, $19/box
These boxes are perfect for kids of all ages (I know that all three of my kids would love them, but they are designed for kids from 5-11). The child gets a box with a “mission” that gets kids excited to explore a new habitat. Once they do all of the adventures in their box they can go online to solve the mystery.
I’ve just found out about LoomDecor and am anxious to try it (so anyone looking for a gift for me – this would be perfect!). Loom gives you the ability to create custom home furnishings like pillows and draperies at a fraction of the showroom prices. The Gift Package comes with their most popular swatches and would be a great gift for anyone with a new home or just looking to spruce up their home.
Don’t forget to text GIFTGUIDES to 44222 to receive my 10 Tips For Getting Featured In Gift Guides and sign up for my mailing list! And make every effort this holiday season to shop small. To read about more mama-owned businesses that might have the perfect gift for you, make sure you check out Mama’s Black Book.