Shop Small Businesses This Season
As a female entrepreneur and small business owner, I am loving the opportunity to connect with others alike. It is always enjoyable to discuss how we got started, to bounce ideas off one another, and to simply encourage one another. Often, we support one another as well by promoting one another on social media and shopping. It can be lonely as an handmade/homemade entrepreneur and small business owner. So to have this time with others who understand is much needed and oh so fun!
So, this Christmas, I wanted to continue to support these other amazing entrepreneurial women I call friends or have the privilege to get to know. One way I can do this is by encouraging you to find unique, handmade Christmas gifts (and Christmas desserts) by shopping with local or online entrepreneurs. I also encourage you to go shop locally, handmade or other. It is your opportunity to encourage, support, & promote local and small and to help provide for your community.
Here is a great place to start! Below is a list of shops with links to explore:
Drinkadoodledoo: Travel tumblers and cups, mason jar tumblers, and handmade signs.
Giddy Goat Designs: Hand painted wood signs and plaques
Grace Through Script: Hand written, hand painted plaques and signs, and custom hand written invitations.
Honey Hush: A mother and daughter team from Cedar Hill, Texas that work together to create home goods. And they are amazing! You can check out their facebook page where you can find their contact info.
The Mother Hen Shop: Handmade screen print tees
BAKED GOODS & TREATS
Sweet Things DFW: All natural and organic custom desserts!
Tasty Treats Bakery: Two sisters who enjoy baking together! Homemade, sugary, delightful goodness!
BATH & BODY
Fatbaby's Fragrances: All handmade, hand-poured bath and body!
Bathe Happy: Handmade soaps
Brushed Steel Photography (You can see Nicole's work here at Onyah designs)
Julia Kathleen Photography (She is also one of our models:)
Of course, us, Onyah Designs. Handcrafted artisan jewelry.
Candorra: Fair Trade/Handmade jewelry. 15% of your total purchase is donated to global difference makers.
PARTY DECOR and More
Hello Maypole: Felt balls galore! Garland, wreath kits, and sling shots!
Pyne & Smith Clothiers: Quality, handmade dresses in the finest linen. Made in California.
LOCAL BRICK & MORTAR
T. Beresford: All USA Made Haberdashery and Dry Goods in Waxahachie, Tx downtown at: 207 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
The Laughing Willow: An adorable boutique in Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff, Texas across the street from Emporium Pies on the corner at: 405 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas, Texas 75208