Small Business Saturday is always a great way to bring awareness (and money) to the countless small businesses that are boosting local economies, but it takes more than a day to keep the little guys afloat. If you love the idea of supporting small businesses throughout the holiday season but don’t have a ton of options in your area (or you don't want to brave the crowds of holiday shoppers), Pinterest now has you covered.
Once reserved solely for cataloging wants, needs, and inspiration, the site recently expanded its offerings, launching an online shop just in time for the holiday shopping mayhem. What’s particularly appealing about the Pinterest Shop is that, in addition to allowing you to get all your shopping done from the comfort of your couch, it exclusively sells items from small businesses.
The company curated items from 17 independent retailers across the country, like The Citizenry, Stasher, and Hyggelight, which sell wares more unique, mission-driven, and thoughtful than you’ll find at the big-box stores. The retailers were not only picked for the exceptional wares they sell, but for their honorable missions as well. For instance, The Citizenry sells home decor and furnishings crafted from global artisans, while Stasher aims to reduce planet-choking plastic through reusable silicone containers.
So, if you want to feel extra good about the gifts you give this season, consider adding some of our favorite home picks from the shop to your gift-giving list this season.
The label around each Hyggelight candle is embedded with wildflower seeds, so you can plant pretty botanicals in the hand-made terra-cotta vessel once the wax reaches the bottom. Choose from organic scents like rosemary, apples and cinnamon, and lavender.
Indego Africa’s hand-dyed sweetgrass baskets are handwoven by Rwandan artisans and take 60-70 hours to make. This decorative bowl, rocking a mix of neon and neutral hues, is all kinds of beautiful and perfectly on trend.
Crafted by Francois Morel of Quelle Est Belle in the South of France, this heirloom-quality gift box features unique bird calls for 12 North American birds. It’s a great gift for a little one in your life but will delight a person of any age.
You can never have too many throw blankets, especially during the snuggly holiday season. Made from alpaca wool and cotton in an American mill committed to sustainability, throw blankets don’t get much better than this soft and cozy neutral beauty.
Handwoven by Peruvian weavers in a fair trade environment, this gorgeous, sunset-hued pillow will complement a wide range of aesthetics.
Looking for more unique ideas this holiday season? Head over to our Tipbook, which is full of top design trends for any style or budget.