There’s two types of people.. those who start and finish their holiday gift shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday aaaaand those who are paying close attention to shipping deadlines to get their gifts here in time. Solution? Shop small and eliminate shipping time. Allow me to help you gift outside the box… In no particular order, here are ten of my tried and true small business’ to contact for your final gifting choices.
A gift from Denise’s Masterpieces can be as quick and easy as shooting a message to their Facebook page and purchasing a gift certificate! Of course, Denise is known for her flawless yet natural makeup applications. There’s so much more she offers… my favorite you need to know about? Makeup lessons! She even has different techniques and looks she teaches based on the age of the gift recipient. If your gift recipient is a teen or tween, this is the perfect opportunity for them to learn age appropriate makeup looks. If your gift recipient is anything like ME, they could.. use some help 🙂
I met Sara through my photography business years ago.. scrolling through my facebook newsfeed one day I saw a status she had posted mentioning she was going to begin offering her readings as a service. First, I had no idea she had this gift! Second, I could not wait to schedule. Since, I’ve had two readings and I have two gift certificates for personal readings wrapped right now for two special people this Christmas. DISCLAIMER: When your gift recipient schedules their reading with Sara she does not have a crystal ball. She’s a welcoming, yoga pants wearing, awesome human being and mother who simply has an amazing gift and is willing to share it with you in connecting with your loved ones.
If you’ve followed me this past year, you’ve seen the amazing donuts I ordered from Crystal for our engagement party. I mean, who doesn’t want a dozen of custom donuts for Christmas?! Let’s be honest… If you don’t like donuts, you’re probably not on my gift list anyway! If you’d prefer to taste test first, she will be at our January “Ladies Night Out” event with dessert samples. Shoot me an email if you’d like to join us!
Oh, Angela!! I have been photographing her sweet family for years and when I had the chance to taste her cupcakes.. I was sold. Most recently, she debuted her edible cookie dough at our December “Ladies Night Out” event. I wasn’t planning on admitting that I was shoving it in my mouth in between photographing headshots for the attendees but.. too late now! Angela even sent me home with an entire jar… you could order your friend one too. Thank me later!
If you’re my kind of person, you have a glass (or bottle) on your evening agenda more than not. What if I told you that you could sip your delicious Merlot or Chardonnay while knowing that a generous portion of the proceeds are going to charitable causes that you care about. In addition, you are supporting a local mother AND they have a club… I introduce to you the Amazon Prime of Wine. I know this may be more helpful information to gift yourself but be sure to knock one friend of your gift list while chatting with Eileen too!
Simply put: gift a clean home. From a one time deep cleaning to scheduled cleanings, The Tidy Ones offers gift certificates towards whichever you’re looking to gift. Be sure to follow them on their Facebook page as there are lots of exciting new gifting options in store for them. For a stocking stuffer idea, grab a bottle of their popular Shower Descaler spray.
Shopping spree, anyone? Ditch the mall and shop at the All The Pretty Pieces warehouse locally for unique wardrobe additions. All of the pieces curated by owner, Andrea are sure to unwrap a smile! If you aren’t sure what piece(s) to wrap, join their Facebook group and purchase a gift certificate.
Elaine offers an array of wellness gifts and services. The sky is the limit for the benefits Elaine can provide with an acupuncture appointment. Stress Management, chronic pain and beauty are just a few reasons to send your best friend to Elaine’s relaxing space in New City. Acupuncture not the best fit for your gift? Elaine also carries several supplements, essential oils and products that support wellness.
Rachel takes the “Paint and Sip” trend to the next level. If you’re hoping to gift an experience, The Vintage Butterfly is the place for you. Rachel creates custom wood decor pieces to display in your recipients home, furniture refinishing and most recently, art classes for children at The Create Space in Pearl River. A call to Rachel could cross a few differently aged gift recipients off your gift list!
Do we love our tea? Absolutely! Did we know we could create tea-cocktails? Probably not! Peggy takes tea gifting to the next level with suggested pairings with alcohol. Head over and join her Facebook group to learn more about creating the perfect gift basket for your friend or family member that you’ll want to taste test for yourself!