For the 2023 holiday season (and the rest of the year, too!), we have created our annual 2023 holiday gift guide, highlighting amazing products and services only from small businesses! These great gift ideas are all provided by our own incredible contributor network of small business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs and are presented below in no particular order.

So, whether you are looking for unique holiday gifts for clients, family, friends or even just a little treat for yourself, we encourage you to support small businesses with our ultimate holiday 2023 small business gift guide below!

1. The Gift of Comfort!

As we get older, the thought of receiving socks for Christmas is actually very enthralling. I love a good pair of cozy, dressy or casual socks, especially when I can have fun with the design. Zkano is a small business that creates unique and funky socks. They pride themselves on using low impact dyes, and minimizing textile waste. They have many different designs to choose from, and make a really great (and affordable!) present for anyone in your life.
Thanks to: Karen Lee of Smart Robotic Home.

2. Build-Your-Own Candle Gift Set

This beautiful candle gift set by Scented Designs, a woman-owned small business since 2016, features 1-3 clean-burning soy candles in your choice of scents from our collection so you can personalize for each recipient. Each jar candle is lovingly hand-poured by our team in San Jose, California, and burns clean & strong for 50+ hours. Ranging from $22-$58, this is a versatile gift that will fit all different budgets. Plus, all purchases give back through our partnership with 1% for the Planet.
Thanks to: Kate De Palma of Scented Designs Candle Co.

3. Recycled Plastic RV Mats

If you have a RV or Camping friend in your life, they’ll love a premium RV & camping mat by Mountain Mat. Woven from 100% recycled polypropylene, these reversible, waterproof mats are perfect for the campsite.

Mountain Mat was founded by an Air Force veteran and military spouse after discovering these durable and versatile mats while stationed overseas. Now the whole family is involved in the day-to-day operations of running this successful small business!
Thanks to: Jennifer Hillberg of Mountain Mat.

4. Gift Guitar Lessons!

With more and more people valuing experiences over goods, consider giving gift certificates for in-person lessons like guitar! Guitar lesson gift certificates are a unique gift-giving idea that will not only make your gift stand out, but also support small businesses and the arts at the same time! Do a search for "Guitar Lessons Near Me" or if you're in the Buffalo Grove, Illinois area, you can gift lessons from my music school:
Thanks to: Mike Walsh of Mike Walsh Guitar Lessons.

5. Unique Jewelry for a Cause

This year, the Happy Heart Stud Earrings are the perfect stocking stuffer for the socially conscious woman. Wear them to spread awareness for your favorite cause and raise much needed funds for charity.

These cute heart shaped stud earrings are made with resin over the top of a cell image of the cause you choose and come with Sterling Silver posts and ear backs. They are lightweight and adorable!

10% of gross profit will be donated to a charity supporting the cause you choose.
Thanks to: Nikki Zazzali of Revive Jewelry.

6. It's All About the LENS!

Vuliwear luxury eyewear exposes nature's hidden beauty unseen with the naked eye, specifically the awesome colors and patterns of insect eyes. Each custom design is transformed into mirror coatings displayed on quality, polarized, UVA/UVB protective lenses. These shades are unisex and made in Italy. Functional fashion for stylish individuals that promotes good eye health to help you feel great and look awesome. Portion of sales goes to United to Beat Malaria.
Thanks to: Dionne Ellison of VULIWEAR.

7. NiLu’s Gift Boutique New York

NiLu's Gift Boutique is a great place to shop this holiday season.

This lovely lifestyle shop in Harlem features a variety of curated, homemade goods from local makers, inspired by the owners’ global travels. You can shop in-store, and also online.

Find greeting cards, jazz books, t-shirts, candles, house warming gifts, art, hot sauces and more.
Thanks to: Alex Veytsman of The Offer Sheet.

8. Artful Gift Giving

Allison Belolan's original abstract landscapes are a perfect gift because they combine unique artistic expression with a timeless quality. They offer a one-of-a-kind piece of art that can bring beauty and intrigue to any space, while also reflecting the thoughtfulness and appreciation of the giver. Belolan's work is a meaningful and lasting present that can be cherished for years to come.
Thanks to: Allison Belolan of Allison Belolan Art.

9. Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies

There’s a new reason to celebrate the holiday season thanks to the uncompromising cookie mavens at Mightylicious. Every bite of their Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, the latest addition to their cookielicious lineup, explodes with the classic taste of fall with none of the gluten or allergens that so many people are avoiding these days.
Enjoy warm notes of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in MIGHTYLICIOUS Oatmeal Raisin Cookies made from an old family recipe.

10. What’s Next? A Life-Size Game

What’s Next? A Life-Size Game is a family-friendly board game with a twist - YOU are the game piece! Simply place your tiles on the floor, roll the dice and walk to that tile to see - you guessed it! - what’s next. From silly faces to jumping and dancing, this game can be played anywhere with the whole family. M&J Games also offers What's Next? Special Needs Set for neurodivergent players, and What's Next? A Life-Size Drinking Game for players 21+.

Find them all on and Amazon.
Thanks to: Marlee Aversa of M&J Games.

11. Beaver Peak Desk Mat

I recently received a Beaver Peak desk mat as a holiday gift. Crafted in Canada, it is made from environmentally friendly materials and adds a sustainable touch to my workspace. Beyond aesthetics, it provides a smooth writing surface and safeguards my desk from spills. For someone who spends hours at a desk, it seamlessly blends functionality with a touch of hand-made class.
Thanks to: Khurram Suhrwardy of Caption Easy.

12. Healthy Air, Healthy Office

The AtmosAir Everest air purifier replicates mountaintop air by using bi-polar ionization technology to improve the air quality in your office. It’s a proactive 24/7 standalone device: emitting ions into your office air that seek, attack, and neutralize airborne viruses, germs, mold, volatile organic compounds and is highly effective stopping the spread of coronavirus. The MSRP is $795 + shipping and sales tax.
Thanks to: John Goodman of AtmosAir Solutions.

13. Gift A Trip To A Pet Lover

Got a friend or loved one in the Tampa Bay, FL area who is too busy or unable to take their pet to the vet, groomer, or doggy daycare? Give the gift of our on-demand pet transportation or medical vet assistant drop-in services to someone you know could use some help.

Pet Lift also offers basic medical care services provided by certified veterinary assistants who can drop-in your home to administer medications or provide wound cleaning or wrapping for your injured pet.
Thanks to: Oana Adamopoulos of Pet Lift.

14. Clever New Party Essentials

How have we not had this? The corico Olive Boat and Cherry Bowl are the party essentials we always knew we needed. Elegant, porcelain serving dishes that hide the unsightly pits! Also great for pistachios, dates, shrimp cocktail, shishito peppers, and strawberries! The pit container is separate and bottomless for easy clean up. All dishwasher safe. Makes an extraordinary gift!
Thanks to: Claire Alba of corico.

15. A Vase From Canterbury Pottery

Decorative vases from Canterbury Pottery will add an artistic touch to the room and atmosphere around it. The handmade glazes give it a unique look that distinguishes it from other vases. You can add flowers or other decorative pieces to the vase to fit your room's unique artistic style. They also offer you to select from a wide range of glazes and secondary glazes.
Thanks to: Mark McShane of Edinburgh First Aid Courses.

16. Starry Night Chocolate Combo

"Pizza & Wings" reimagined! Enjoy our Starry Night Chocolate Pizza with gourmet milk or dark chocolate blended with homemade English toffee and topped with blue/gold/white chocolate candies and sugar stars. Served with a pound of our famous Peanut Butter Wings - crisp, rippled potato chips covered in creamy peanut butter and drenched in rich milk or dark chocolate. Packed in a festive holiday tin. Together, this combo makes a unique, delicious and impressive gift for business or family.
Thanks to: Ryan Novak of Chocolate Pizza Company.

17. Raw Clear Quartz Pendant

For the perfect holiday gift, look no further than a beautiful piece of jewelry from Unlimited Crystal, a small business. Their raw clear quartz necklace is a stunning piece of art that's sure to turn heads. This unique gift comes with an adjustable black cord and features a smooth polished raw Clear Quartz pendant. Not only are these necklaces beautiful but they're also sustainable. The necklace is versatile, making it the perfect accessory for all types of outfit.
Thanks to: Rehana Aslam of Unlimited Crystal.

18. Drink for Thirsty Pollinators

Vision Bee Cups are a beautifully crafted porcelain flower-shaped cup that is an attractive and important addition to any garden. The cups hold just enough water for these thirsty pollinators to get an important drink (but not enough water to house mosquitoes!). Created by eco-artist Jen Rose, Vision Bee Cups also feature an Ultraviolet ceramic glaze she invented that mimics the way flowers attract bees and can only be seen by bees’ unique ultraviolet vision.
Thanks to: Rita Tennyson of Orca PR.

19. The Nicest Socks You Can Own

Crafted from the luxurious and durable undercoat of the American bison, these socks offer unmatched comfort and style. The natural breathability of the bison fibers ensures that feet stay dry and odor-free all day long. With their softness and warmth, these socks provide a cozy experience during the colder months.
Thanks to: Ron Miskin of The Buffalo Wool Co.


When we began our little company 25 years ago, we had no idea how big the rubber duck market was. We were just doing what we loved and saw a way we could take the traditional rubber duck and tweak the concept with our celebrity rubber ducks. Now we lead the industry, and being that we're not Hasbro or Mattel, doing our best to keep up with the overwhelming demand for our babies. People just love gifting themsevles and others with these ducks and our line only expands every day...Who knew!!!
Thanks to: Craig Wolfe of CelebriDucks.

21. Cultivating a Positive Mindset

In today's fast-paced and often chaotic world, it is essential to take a step back and nurture our own mental well-being. The Positive Mindset journal is not just a notebook filled with words; it is a powerful tool that can empower you to shape your thoughts, emotions, and ultimately, your entire life. This will make the perfect gift for anyone looking to set goals.
Thanks to: Kristin Marquet of Marquet Media.

22. Destress with Lavender

Lavender Face & Body Mist from Colorado Aromatics Skin Care is a meaningful gift for a loved one, colleague or employee. Lavender is known to be soothing, calming and rejuvenating. Spritzing this on the face will tone, hydrate and refresh the skin and helps the user unwind & de-stress, making it a thoughtful gesture that shows you care about their physical and emotional health.
Thanks to: Cindy Jones of Colorado Aromatics.

23. Strong Kids are Fit for Life!

The My First Workout® kit for kids aged 5-10 conveniently holds all the equipment and programming needed to learn the skill of weight training in the comfort of home! Kids don't normally ask for gifts that are meaningful, lifelong, and educational-so Christmas is a perfect time to surprise them with gifts that will truly last a lifetime. Created by Mom of 2, small business owner, and Certified Personal Trainer of 20+years, the fitness kits and workouts are sold on-line at
Thanks to: Michelle Miller of My First Workout®.

24. Better Beauty Sleep with Silk

Available in 25 colors & made with 100% mulberry silk, Celestial Silk pillowcases help achieve a more restful beauty sleep, naturally.

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic & temperature-regulating, which helps provide a better sleep experience. Silk's natural properties also help keep hair & skin moisturized and smooth.

All pillowcases arrive beautifully gift-wrapped, making them perfect for easy, yet thoughtful gift-giving.
Thanks to: Danielle Jackson of Celestial Silk.

25. ZenVibe Wellness

ZenVibe Wellness is a small business that offers a wide range of holistic wellness products designed to promote physical and mental well-being in today's fast-paced world. I specifically enjoy their mindfulness and meditation tools and believe it would make a great gift in 2023 for that person on your shopping list.

You can give them something nice and positively improve their health. A Win-Win for everyone involved and the recipient will love the gift!
Thanks to: Amelia Beronilla of Psychology Jobs.

26. Video-Playing Book!

Heirloom Video Books, a small family business, offers a video and photo-playing book! Customers visit to upload their media, select a cover or design a one-of-a-kind treasure! Heirloom ships right to your doorstep. Each video book is rechargeable and reloadable, with no wifi necessary for unlimited viewing! Heirloom video books retail for $49. The books are used by nonprofits and companies for gifting and thanking donors and customers in this unique, customized format.
Thanks to: Ashley Kenny of Heirloom Video Books.

27. A Gift for Your Adventurer

The DEAN - is an ultra-lightweight (only 3 lbs.), large-capacity (55L) pack for overnight backpacking adventures. Near Zero’s patent-pending design delivers quick access to gear using a labeled, compartmentalized & removable organizational storage system to maximize stability, comfort, and weight distribution. The DEAN also comes in three bundle packs (prices vary), which include backpacking essentials to get you out the door and into nature.

Thanks to: Natalie Mollinet of Near Zero.

28. Stay Warm & Stay Proud

Fans of Free's vibrant Rainbow Beanie is more than just an accessory — it's a celebration of diversity and inclusivity!

The beanie is made of durable yet stretchy acrylic. So it's lightweight, warm, and cozy. Grab one today for those chilly winter days!

Perfect for all genders, ages, and walks of life.
Thanks to: Jennifer Davidson of Fans of Free.

29. Promotional USB Drives

Promotional USBs can be a great gift for a few reasons. Firstly, they're practical. In a digital age, people often need extra storage for files, music and photos, and a USB is a handy device for that.

Every time the recipient uses it, they'll be reminded of your brand and USPs too.

They're also versatile. You can preload them with promotional material, such as your company's brochure, website links, or product catalogs. It's a subtle way to promote your brand without being too intrusive.
Thanks to: Richard LeCount of USB Makers.

30. Everyone Loves Tech Swag

Company swag is always a great way to show client appreciation and also promote your business at the same time. We like tech gadgets. Companies like GoDelta for example, offers everything from wall chargers, to tech accessory travel bags, and mouse charging stations. These can, of course, be created with your company branding, and the more you purchase, the better deal you can get with pricing. Consider techy swag for your clients this holiday season!
Thanks to: Ilir Salihi of IncomeInsider.

31. Handmade Holiday Door Swag

Add holiday cheer to your front door or those of your friends or loved ones this season with a custom handmade holiday door swag. Swags measure approximately 28 inches from top to bottom and are made with your choice of greenery mix and pine cones on our farm in Pierson, Florida from long lasting, U.S. grown evergreens, customizable with your choice of add-ons. Perfect for anyone opening their home for the holidays!
Thanks to: Abby Marion of Albin Hagstrom & Son.

32. Film Your Life's Story

Imagine this: A film crew arrives wherever you are in the U.S., ready to transform your life stories into cinematic art. Heritage Films melds your personal background, history, stories, and anecdotes with the polish of a History Channel documentary. Dive deep in our long-form interviews, and watch us shape your tales into a 90-minute masterpiece. Your journey, your legacy, celebrated with white-glove care. This isn't just film-making; it's crafting timeless keepsakes from cherished memories.
Thanks to: Chance McClain of Heritage Films.

33. Find The Savola Diamond

“The Axel Files: Florence’s Floozy.”
Who Will Find The Savola Diamond, And Who Will Die Trying?

What would you do to be rich? What if there was a family jewel and what if it was stolen and disappeared for 80 years? What if it reappeared? What lengths would you go to get it back? International intrigue, religious extremism, self-preservation, and murder are all facets of the glittering pink prize. Who will find it, and at what cost? Or does it even still exist?
Thanks to: Jerry Bader of MRPwebmedia.

34. Reason For The Season Tee

This comfy long-sleeved shirt is perfect for remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Made from 100% combed and ringspun cotton, it is cozy enough for lounging and classy enough for Sunday service. With over 10,000 5-star reviews, you can't go wrong at Corinthian's Corner!
Thanks to: Corinna Summersett of Corinthian's Corner.

35. PROPS: Carry On With LEGS!

PROPS is the first carry-on with folding legs——and that’s just one of several features that differentiate it from every other bag on the market.

No luggage rack in your hotel room? Just pull open PROPS’ patent-pending leg system, and your bag is neatly up off the floor.

Struggling to balance a laptop or sandwich and drink on your knees in a crowded airport? Use PROPS!

The case is very well made and is available in four colors.

Suggested retail is $350.
Thanks to: Joanne Levine of PROPS Luggage.

36. Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauces

There’s no better gift than the gift of flavor, particularly when that flavor comes from 160-year-old family recipes of a former slave. Give a sweet and savory Pit Master’s Gift Pack from Old Arthur’s.

The Pit Master’s Gift Pack comes with two bottles of Old Arthur’s award-winning barbecue sauces in mild tomato and spicy tomato varieties and six rubs.
Available on Amazon and at
Thanks to: Joanne Levine of Old Arthur.

37. My Favorite Season Is The Fall

Crush the patriarchy and look cute while you’re at it! Made for feminists who want to rock the colors of fall and politely say down with the patriarchy — in one of the comfiest shirts out there.

Made of 100% premium cotton, it's soft enough to wear all season long. Come express your feminism in style!
Thanks to: Emily Thompson of The Feminista.

38. All Natural Skin Care

Skin and hair care is something that many people are taking more seriously, as well as finding more all natural products. This is why The Soap Artisan is a great place to buy from as they are a Canadian company with great hair, skin, and home products that are free from synthetic chemicals. They make the perfect gift for friends, family or even yourself over the holidays. You can feel good about supporting a SMB and using skin friendly products.
Thanks to: Sam Rock of Infinity Laser Spa.

39. Replace the Splash Sticks!

Winter is here and coffee shops are busy! The Coffee Stopper™ is a patent-pending, reusable, eco-friendly, food-grade safe stopper to prevent splashing and keep your hot drinks hot! It literally replaces the splash sticks that you receive from a coffee shop when you grab your to-go HOT drinks. The splash sticks are made of plastic which never fully break down. These are terrible for the environment and so incredibly wasteful! The Coffee Stopper™ should be your last stopper you ever use.
Thanks to: Cara Brzezicki of The Coffee Stopper™.

40. Hand Crafted Mugs!

I am a firm believer that a hot drink can help anyone feel calm and comforted. And around the holidays, it's especially necessary whether you drink tea, coffee or hot chocolate. The ceramic mugs from A Question of Eagles are a great gift for any hot drink lover. There are so many designs to choose from, as well as other pieces of pottery that can suit any person in your life. They are all handmade and unique, making them a one of a kind gift.
Thanks to: Renan Ferreira of RealCraft.

41. Cozy Candles

Milkjar makes the best smelling candles, and are made from non-toxic ingredients. They are a small business that donates some of their income to non-profits and focus on creating an inclusive place to work. This is why I love supporting them by buying candles for people as gifts. There are many scents to choose from which makes it easy to find something for everyone on your list. The jars are also reusable, making it a 2-1 gift!
Thanks to: Scott Evans of Pink Self Storage.

42. Desk Pen Set - Free Engraving!

One of the best selling personalized gifts from our 3rd Generation Family Owned Business is our Desk Pen Set. It features a business card holder, clock, 2 silver pens & a silver engraving plate for personalization. Perfect for a business executive, college graduate or someone who just received a promotion! This Desk Pen Set measures 8.125" x 3.875", includes free personalization & comes in a black glossy cardboard box, perfect for wrapping! Stop by our site & personalize one today!
Thanks to: Abe Wyse of Hit Trophy, Inc.

43. Feel Good Chocolates

Gourmet chocolates are something I always enjoy receiving over the holidays. Peace by Chocolate is a small business started by a Syrian family who has to leave their home and start new in Canada. They have an inspiring story, and delicious chocolates that make a unique and tasty gift. There are so many flavors and varieties of chocolates, and some that you can buy to help non-profits. You feel good about supporting this business and giving the gift of delicious treats.
Thanks to: Stipe Petričević of Master Charter.

44. Rediscover Joy this Season

For many the holidays are stressful: we overeat, overspend, overextend, and overcommit. Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts to Clear Holiday Clutter helps you navigate the holidays by rediscovering what brings you joy and what causes you discontent. You'll be guided to answer questions about all aspects of the holidays as well as how to create a plan to rediscover the joy in the season. Check out all 12 Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompt books to declutter your life and find happiness.
Thanks to: Julie Coraccio of Reawaken Your Brilliance.

45. Silver Bells Roses

Imported from Ecuador - these roses are hand-painted with floral paint for a breathtaking effect.
It's Christmas Time in City.
$125 dozen.
Thanks to: Rick Canale of EXOTIC FLOWERS.

46. Your Brand Voice, Gift-Wrapped

With video & gamification knighted as the go-to online visibility strategies for 2024, barely mentioned is what to say -- only how to deliver it.

Before content can become relevant, trustworthy, authoritative, interactive, or even easy to share, it has to be intimately crafted by a unique source: YOU.

Gift yourself with premium content built from custom brand voice & storytelling. Make your brand the story everyone wants to read, & your unique voice the one everyone needs to hear.
Thanks to: Annesa L Lacey, Ghostwriter of a.L.interpretations.

47. TRUFF Variety Pack

If you're a fan of unique flavors, this set might just be what you're looking for. TRUFF, a small business known for its dedication to quality, offers a selection of three distinct hot sauces, each with the subtle undertones of black truffle. The pack contains their classic TRUFF Hot Sauce, a spicier version, and a unique white TRUFF variant. These aren't your average sauces; they bring a touch of sophistication to any dish.
Thanks to: Brian Meiggs of Smarts.

48. A Perfect Fusion of Art+Scent

What is the scent an artist envisions for their art? As a fragrance expert that spent 4+ decades designing fragrances for consumer products, I wondered if artists envisioned a scent which reflected the inspiration for their work and they did!

At Artistscent, we create beautiful candles in partnership with artists. Each candle highlights an original piece of art with custom fragrances developed with the artists, adding another dimension to their art. We are a small family business based in NJ.
Thanks to: Natalie Kuhles of Artistscent.

49. Uptown Girl Lux Pet Bowls

Twila's ceramic pet bowls are both elegant and secure – perfect for feeding your furry friend in style. With its sturdy design, you can rest easy knowing your pet won't knock it over. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, preventing bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella from accumulating and ensuring your pet's health. As an added touch, one of Twila's popular New Orleans-inspired paintings, Uptown Girl, provides a pop of color to the bowl.
Thanks to: Twila McGee of NOLAs Finest Pet Care llc.

50. What A Grad Really Wants a job! Forget the books about making your bed and the places you'll go - give your Grad a guide that is both strategic and tactical, packed with valuable tips and relatable humor.
Amy Feind Reeves sat on the other side of the table for more than two decades as a hiring manager and has been following her passion to coach new grads since 2012. She knows what works- and what doesn't. It is laid out in this book, College To Career, Explained in a step-by-step process that WORKS.
Thanks to: Amy Feind Reeves of HireAHiringManager.

51. Local Comic & Game Store

Every town and city has a locally owned comic book and board game shop. They might be found in a dark corner of downtown, and they might be a very small shop, but they are there.

This holiday season, seek out a a store like ours ours and find something for someone on your shopping list. I guarantee you can find something and it will be enjoyed by them!

Make sure it's a locally owned shop and have some fun with your gift giving.
Thanks to: Brent Moeshlin of Quality Comix.

52. Comfy People are Happy People

Stop fussing with pillows! Tausi Brands pillow cover transforms your pillow into a head, neck and back support system.

Who likes to be comfy?
Your aging loved on - strap Tausi to their favorite chair - boom reliable comfort.
Your college kiddo - No tech neck when using Tausi as a desk top - and the computer won't overheat.
YOU want to be comfy while binging shows or reading in bed.

Tausi puts comfort in your hand - travel with Tausi, sleep with Tausi, and relax with Tausi.
Thanks to: Janice Shokrian of Tausi Brands.

53. Gift Local Decorative Glass

Decorative glass, either for your windows or as standalone pieces, are a great way to beautify a home. Gift someone a unique piece for the holidays. You can find local artisans and small businesses to support as well, rather than buying from a bigger brand. In my home state of Louisiana, for example, there’s Pollack Glass Studio and Gallery. It sells glass pieces from Andrew Pollack, 28 local glass artists, and 29 national and international glass artists. You’re sure to find something great!
Thanks to: Craig Ricks, Jr. of Acadian Windows Baton Rouge.

54. Discover the Gift of Knowledge

Looking for a meaningful and valuable holiday gift? Consider gifting your loved ones the opportunity to boost their blogging and marketing skills with Mostly Blogging Academy's affordable online classes. This small business gem offers a wide range of courses, from SEO mastery to blogging strategies, empowering recipients to excel in the digital world. Give the gift of learning and watch your friends and family thrive as they unlock the secrets of successful blogging.
Thanks to: Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging.

55. Tea To Refresh And Revive!

Total Tea by VeganHood, a 100% plant-based restaurant, is the perfect gift for an invigorating escape!! Total Tea is a nourishing elixir that tantalizes the senses and refreshes the body and mind. The symphony of flavors is a balanced blend of warming ginger, with the naturally healing power of Soursop, Dates, Burdock root, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Sarsaparilla Root, and Elderberries. A cup of Total Tea will bring tranquility to each day!
Thanks to: Lanise Herman-Thomas of VeganHood Restaurant & Product Line.

56. Great Scented Gifts

The Goat Farm is a small family-owned goat farm that makes and sells natural skincare products. They are committed to providing natural and affordable skincare. Real Simple.

They have the best soap packages you can purchase. They also have special soaps for men, as well as other skincare products.

Their packaging is really cute.

You will love the selection of their scented soaps and lip balms.
Thanks to: Lisa Sicard of Small Biz Tipster.

57. How to Write for the Web

Touted as a modern-day homage to "The Elements of Style," Maddy Osman’s bestselling book “Writing for Humans and Robots” is the perfect gift for the writers, marketers, and online content creators in your life.

The book expands on the AP Stylebook’s rules to address the unique needs of creating content for an online audience. It teaches readers to approach writing as both an art and science to captivate both human readers and search engine bots.
Thanks to: Maddy Osman of The Blogsmith.

58. Edgy Gifts for Great Cooks

The Blade Runner Newcastle is an online store of real, handcrafted Japanese knives and traditional sharpening tools. Each knife and set is a unique piece of craftsmanship, designed to elevate the cooking and taste experience. The shop's collection is curated personally by professional chef of 20 years and Japanese knife-crafting enthusiast, Leigh Boys. There are knives and sets to suit all experience levels, from novice cooks to professional chefs!
Thanks to: Leigh Boys of The Blade Runner.

59. Build a Piece of History

Modelers Central is an Australian-based, family owned store selling model ship kits, accessories and tools - everything you need to build your very own piece of history at home! We stock everything you need including tools, paints, wood, beginners kits, famous ship models, ship sections, instructions and even wooden model ship plans for advanced builders. Spoil the hobbyist or craftsman in your life with a special modeling project from Modelers Central!
Thanks to: Gary Renshaw of Modelers Central.

60. Give the Gift of #DramaFreeHR

Stop the HR Drama!

Human resources can be dramatic. The secret is minimizing the DRAMA. Honest and Real: An Essential Guidebook to Drama-Free Human Resources is full of effective HR systems and practices to help companies reduce employee disruptions and turnover while increasing the bottom line. Karen A. Young uses her 30+ years of HR experience to reimagine HR fundamentals, resulting in happier and more productive employees. Honest and Real: the gift every small business owner needs.
Thanks to: Karen Young of HR Resolutions.

61. Handcrafted Notebooks as Gifts

A gift that will work for almost anyone is a handcrafted notebook. Choose one that fits their needs and matches their style. Students can take notes, writers can write on the go, artists can sketch, and anyone can take more joy in their to-do lists, notes, or reminders when using a gorgeous notebook selected with them in mind. Personally, I like to have a little notebook on hand when I’m networking so I can quickly jot down someone’s name and anything important we talked about.
Thanks to: Thomas Samuels of Cardinal Expo Dallas Exhibit Rental.

62. Wooden Puzzles as Gifts

A great holiday gift from a small business is a personalized wooden puzzle. These puzzles are crafted from high-quality timber and create a unique and interactive gift for people to bond over during the holidays. You can select a favorite memory and turn it into a puzzle, making it even more special. Puzzles can be purchased from various small businesses online and can help with problem-solving skills, lower stress, and provide a much needed break when everyone returns to work after the holidays.
Thanks to: Mitch Chailland of Canal HR.

63. Pottery Mugs as Gifts

A gift that will work for almost anyone is a handmade pottery mug. Unique and colorful mugs are one of a kind and can truly make the receiver feel special. They will think of you each morning, which will always brighten their day. With the stress of work, it’s great to take a few minutes and enjoy making your cup of coffee or tea and putting it into a mug made just for you! A normal mug can make your morning beverage good, but a whimsical pottery mug unique to them? Now that’s extraordinary.
Thanks to: Allison Harrison of Goodbee Plumbing and Drains.

64. Embrace the Joy of Gifting

The holiday season is a time of spreading love, joy, and good cheer. It's also a time to reflect on our faith and the blessings it brings into our lives. What better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than with a faith-based gemstone bracelet? These exquisite pieces not only serve as beautiful accessories but also carry profound significance, making them the perfect gift for anyone seeking to strengthen their faith and find inspiration.
Thanks to: Melu Mercado of Catching Daisies.

65. Fun & Function 4 the Holidays

Do you know someone with grasp difficulties? Give the gift of independence, the functionalhand®.

Developed by Celine Skertich, PT and Linda Merry, OTR, it is fun, functional and flexible. It's perfect for daily activities such as painting, writing, accessing electronic devices, crafting, and playing games. It holds items like water bottles, gardening and kitchen tools. Why wait? Purchase this gift through our website or the many distributors listed on our website.
Thanks to: Linda Merry of Thera-Solutions, LLC.

66. Gourmet Chocolate as Gifts

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat around the holidays? A perfect small business gift to give this year is a curated box of artisan chocolates in various flavors perfect for your recipient. The holidays are a time to treat yourself, so this gift is sure to impress! You can order chocolate online or go to a local store in your area. A personal favorite is Piety and Desire Chocolate for their unique flavors and stunning appearance. Gourmet chocolates are the ideal gift for any dessert enthusiast!
Thanks to: Keith Domen of Creole Gardens.

67. Handmade Soap as Gifts

As the communications director for a truck driving school, I spend a lot of time on the road, and when I’m home, I value my self-care, which is why handmade soaps are an excellent gift! You can buy the soaps online from various small businesses or even a local store/market, and you can select the scent ideal for the gift receiver from scents like lavender, oatmeal, citrus, and more. Soap as a gift offers a spa-life experience, providing the recipient with a gift that pampers and rejuvenates.
Thanks to: Lauren Gast of Truck Driver Institute.

68. Help Kids with Yoga Therapy

If you know a child who struggles with anxiety, ADHD, or OCD, yoga therapy may be the greatest gift you can give them and their family. With a trained professional, yoga can improve mental health, raise self-esteem, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, or OCD. It can also teach kids how to self-regulate their responses. Our small business offers a free program for yoga therapy for children, though we gratefully accept financial support from those with the ability to pay.
Thanks to: Anna Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Kids Yoga Therapy.

69. Salt & Honey Market

Salt & Honey Market is a small business I like to support in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt & Honey proudly supports artisans, creatives, and small business makers. They are a makers market offering a unique space for designers, artists, crafters, food experts, and vintage collectors to sell their independently produced goods.

There's so much to see and you'll definitely find something for someone on your holiday shopping list!
Thanks to: Jim McConkie of Parker & McConkie.

70. Full Court Press - Coffee

For clients, coworkers, friends, and family who live near me, I will be giving them some products from Full Court Press, my favorite local coffee shop.

I believe products from a shop like this make a great gift this holiday season!

For some, I'll give coffee beans, while others will receive gift cards to go in and enjoy something on their own. The products are great, and it's nice to support a local small business in my town.
Thanks to: Mike Harvey of 1st Move International.

71. Order Your Favorite Song

One holiday gift idea you should consider is ordering your favorite song from an independent artist. Indie musicians are trying hard to succeed with their art, and ordering a song from them fills both their hearts and wallets. It's a gift in multiple ways, and you'll be promoting real art and creativity too.

My favorite artist from whom I've already ordered several songs is Anne Reburn. She's great and you can order a song here:
Thanks to: Nikola Roza of SEO for the Poor and Determined.

72. Custom Vinyl Record Album

Small Business: SoundWaves Art

This is a thoughtful and truly unique present for any music lover. The recipient's favorite song or album is printed on a specially manufactured vinyl record album cover. The album cover is available in a range of sizes and is printed on top-notch vinyl. To fit your decor, you can select from a choice of frame styles. The recipient will treasure this present for many years to come. Purchases can be made through SoundWaves Art's website.
Thanks to: Jeremy Biberdorf of Modest Money.

73. Alexis' Painted Apparel

A custom-made leather jacket, hand-painted with the recipient's favorite design. Choose from a variety of high-quality leather jackets and designs, or provide your own design for a gift that's sure to be cherished for years to come. This can be purchased on Etsy.
Thanks to: Anthony Glover of Asklayer.

74. DNA11's Personal DNA Portrait

This is a thoughtful present for DNA or ancestry enthusiasts. A personalized portrait includes the recipient's DNA code. The portrait uses the recipient's DNA. Simply swabbing the cheek will gather the sample. DNA11's lab analyzes the material after collection. After examination, DNA11 creates a digital portrait of the recipient's DNA code. The portrait can be printed on canvas, paper, or metal. You may match the recipient's decor with a variety of frames.
Thanks to: Cody Terrell of Relx Pods.

75. A One Stop (Secondhand) Shop!

The Thrifty Dresser, located in Cayuga, Ontario, is a thrift and consignment store full of unique treasures. We recommend our gift certificate for sustainable, unique and classy clothing! When you come to shop here, you will not only find designer brands for less (Coach, Kate Spade, Aritzia and many more) but there’s also the bonus of finding one-of-a-kind giftware from our local vendors! Our store is surrounded by the local spa, café, diner, and bakery as a bonus one-stop shop location!
Thanks to: Jennifer Straughan of The Thrifty Dresser.

76. Spice Vintage in Ireland

Buying vintage is a great idea for holiday gifts for a number of reasons!

One, it promotes the recycling of items and the reusability of things like clothes, household items, and more.

Two, it can provide a ton of unique gift ideas!

In Ireland, I love to support Spice Vintage. From 1970s knitted tank tops that are all the rage again to colored denim from the 1990s, it's all there.

And if you can’t visit the shop in person, Spice’s website is Spice Vintage
Thanks to: Mark Baldwin of Baldwin Digital.

77. Mister Dips in Detroit

This holiday season, I'll be giving some people the gift of great food with gift cards to Mister Dips in downtown Detroit. This is a delicious restaurant with a unique vibe - it's worth the trip into downtown Detroit to enjoy it.

This small business is locally owned and the food is SO good, from burgers to waffle fries - and you can't forget the delicious ice creams as dessert.

Gift cards are a good idea for gifts and it can create an experience. I recommend!
Thanks to: Ryan Santangelo of Dynamic Media.

78. Casual Football Shirts

Have a football fan on your holiday shopping list? Well, give them the gift of a football shirt from this small business.

At, you can find a shirt for any football fan.

This small business has been working to provide affordable, fashionable shirts for football fans around the world!
Thanks to: Simon Gardner of Casual Football Shirts.

79. Quirky Wine Glasses

Make an impression with these Unique Beer Glasses from Uncommon Goods. Whether sipping from the "College campus nostalgia" or "Urban Map" beer glasses, experience pure wonder and joy with these creative pieces of art. There are even glasses with the NHL maps etched on them, and some, like the "Outdoor lovers" or "Marathon route" pint glasses, are bound to evoke joy as gift ideas for hobbyists and sports fans alike.
Thanks to: Brian David Crane of Spread Great Ideas LLC.

80. Women Luxury Surf Wear

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Experience luxury and sustainability with a unique surfing brand made by women for women from Noserider Surf Club. All suits and accessories are hand-made, with our sustainable techno-fabric, made of ECONYL®, which is regenerated Nylon that turns waste problems into fashion and interior solutions. Explore from a vast collection of surfing suites, jumpers, and long-sleeved surf suites as gifting ideas for women who love surfing!
Thanks to: Emma Bukowski of Noserider Surf Club LLC.

81. Travel Accessories by Bellroy

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For those who travel a lot, whether for business or leisure, travel accessories from Bellroy are a must! Check the trendy Sling bag, RFID-protected wallets, and stylish passport holders that ooze style and ensure that all essentials are neatly stowed and at hand without worrying about misplacing anything. The Bellroy Digital nomad set and the Classic Weekender are a must-have as a gifting option for Outdoor enthusiasts!
Thanks to: Kathryn Boudreau of Caller Smart Inc.

82. Self Heating Mugs

For gifting ideas, self-heating mugs from Ember are an excellent addition for those who want to keep their morning brew hot and ready on the go! More so, it keeps your liquid at the exact temperature that suits your tongue. Intelligent sensor technology even enables you to control it from your phone through a simple app. Customize these beautifully sleek-looking mugs and you have a memorable gift at hand.
Thanks to: Roman Milyushkevich of Scrape it Cloud.

83. A Cut Above

You can't skate on these blades, but the cook in your family will appreciate slicing and dicing with this Lux Decor Collection 15-Piece Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Set.
Thanks to: Maia Casadei of Lux Decor Collection.

84. Luxury Gifts for Cheap

Please consider Lovery for your gifts this year! It is a small women-owned business and has the best luxurious home and spa gifts for cheap! Tons of value.
Thanks to: Estie Rubin of Lovery.

85. A Gift of Inspiration

Introducting Burning Hope by Lori McAfee, an exquisite fiction romance that beautifully teaches the transformative essence of hope, redemption, and the grace of enduring love.

This enchanting novel, endorsed by Amberly Largo to Kathryn Gordon with its rich storytelling and compelling characters, Burning Hope is the perfect gift for those seeking a tale that tugs at the heartstrings while offering a glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit.
Thanks to: Lori McAfee of Burning Hope.

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