Looking for gifts for everyone on your list, from foodies to crafters to fashionistas to stoners—and more? Want to support small businesses with your holiday shopping dollars? Then look no further than this handy guide to the best buys of the season.
Rikrack Embroidery’s new Holiday design for 2020 is Mr. and Mrs. Claus. This super fun, beginner-level embroidery kit makes a great gift for your crafty friend or even just for yourself! Each kit makes two 3" hoops. This festive power couple would even make great ornaments for your holiday décor.
AHH SWEET DEATH
Ahh Sweet Death is a small, queer and non-binary-owned business operated by artist Lauren Seeley in Brooklyn, NY. These products are printed both in the U.S. and internationally and can be shipped worldwide. Seeley creates custom prints for businesses and independent needs with a style that combines the cute with the creepy.
Getting salon quality results
without the plastic has never been easier. Packed with nourishing ingredients like proVitamin B5, Vitamin E, and cocoa butter, these shampoo and conditioner bars are the perfect eco-swap. Zero-waste and eco-sustainable, they’re good for you and the environment, too!
FRESH TO DEF COLLECTIVE
Fresh to Def Collective is a woman of color empowerment brand rooted in economic equity through wearable art and social justice entrepreneurship. This Black woman-owned company handcrafts all its pieces from laser-cut wood and Ghanaian kente cloth; inspiring tiny acts of resistance for your everyday look.
ISA SKIN CARE
For the holiday season, pamper your loved ones with home spa products from Isa Skin Care, made with love in small batches using real botanicals for an efficient and healthy self-care collection.
Gift cards available.
Jane Round is a line of creative knit and woven garments and accessories, handmade in Brooklyn. It features pieces made from 100 percent natural fiber textiles, and all of the fabrics and yarns are dyed by hand in a variety of playful colors and seasonless neutrals.
JOOLREE BY D
You have options for your ears, arms, and neck at Joolree By D! Check out their handmade sterling silver jewelry designs made with semi-precious gemstones, organic shapes, and unusual textures. Find a stylistically modern and fashionably chic piece that highlights what’s unique in you.
A coloring book called Dinosaurs Smoking Weed plus two trippy lighters? And it comes with crayons!? Who could possibly ask for more? The Stoner Pack, $20, is a bestseller and perfect for the dino-obsessed person in your life.
KATE KOEL JEWELRY
These unique, intricately designed jewelry pieces featuring real dried flowers, crushed gemstones, and Swarovski crystals, make perfect gifts for that special someone, or even for yourself. Every piece is made by hand and all are slightly different.
Ebaata Skincare offers plant-based baby and beauty products and natural, organic soaps. The line is formulated to help alleviate dry skin conditions such as eczema, and no harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, or toxic colorants are used in any of their products.
COATT MORSE CODED JEWELRY
Personalized in gold or silver, your pet name, family name or favorite word for the one you love in Morse coded dots and dashes. Handmade in New Mexico.
Shopping for a science nerd or a wildlife lover? Historia Naturale offers embroidered items—including wall art, tote bags, patches, bookmarks, and ornaments—all inspired by science and natural history. Each item is handmade and one-of-a-kind.
THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK
The women’s suffrage movement was decades in the making—how did they do it? The Suffragist Playbook looks back at their strategies, many of which seem oddly familiar. This unique title, melding seminal history and smart tactics, is sure to capture the attention of today’s activists-in-training.
LAURA ANN’S JAMS
Looking for a delicious gift for your favorite foodie or mixologist? Look no further, because Laura Ann’s Jams has artisan jams, marmalades, and more handmade goodies all cooked up by an ex rock ‘n’ roll drum goddess! Use code BUST20 at checkout for 15 percent off your first order.
From classic styles to innovative creations to patterns to DIY kits, Stitch’D Factory has you covered this season! Whether you want to wear it, make it, or both, you’re bound to find whatever knitwear your heart desires right here.
UNBOUND AT SUNSET VIEW FARM
Each one of these fine, handcrafted charcuterie boards is perfect for serving up delicious cheese and meat platters, spicing up your dining table as a centerpiece, or dressing up your wall as a work of art. It’s the perfect combination of function and style.
AMARANTH & RUE
Amaranth & Rue’s decadently scented bath, body, and beauty products prove that natural can still be glittery, colorful, and fun. Treat yo’ self, or someone else, this holiday season to a luxurious spa experience at home.
Do you, like, totally love the ’80s? Then these gifts are for you! Made from upcycled vintage sheets, these blast-from-the-past can coolers, fitted face masks, and oversized baby bibs make perfect, retro-inspired stocking stuffers. Plus, everything is handmade in the U.S.A.
BLOOD MOON by Lucy Cuthew
An unforgettable portrait of one girl’s fight to reclaim her reputation and stand up against a culture that says periods are dirty, Blood Moon captures the intensity of friendships, first love, and female desire, while unflinchingly exploring online menstrual shaming.
MÜV CBD CREAM
MÜV CBD Soothing Cream adds natural CBD to a suite of powerful, skin-positive ingredients to create a uniquely calming, softening, and rejuvenating treatment for your skin. CBD meets hyaluronic acid, lavender oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, Vitamin E, and more in this indulgent product.
ABORTION ACCESS FRONT
These cozy fleece blankets (60” x 80” polyester) are the perfect gift for folks who want to show off their feminism by the fire pit this winter. Or try giving one to your loudmouth uncle so he can wrap up when he acts up during the holidays! All proceeds go toward defending reproductive rights.
CLOUDS AND LADDERS JEWELRY
Clouds and Ladders jewelry is handmade by Kate Joseph in her studio in a redwood forest north of San Francisco. Carried in museum stores including SFMOMA, every C&L design is a tiny, wearable work of art. Shop online at cloudsandladders.com and follow along on Instagram @cloudsandladders.
Handmade and reversible with five ways to wear them, these vintage-inspired headbands are just two simple knots. Express your nerdy, floral, and food-loving self with Gracie’s amazing accessories in over 200 fabrics. From masks to Lil’ Buddies Bowties, this small-batch maker makes a statement.