Tuesday, December 12, 2017

my favorite small shops during Christmas

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Christmastime is my absolute favorite part of the year. The twinkling lights, the cozy clothes, the cuddles beneath the Christmas tree.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

While Christmas is so, so much more than gifts, I do enjoy the gift-giving part of Christmas. Receiving gifts is my love language, after all.

To make gift-giving even more special, I strive every year to shop small for as many gifts as possible. Today I'm sharing with you my top ten favorite small shops to shop during Christmastime, and any other part of the year, too!

one || elly & grace

I have come to know Brenna personally over the years, and she is not only one of the most creative people I know, but also the sweetest. I have an entire basket full of her items, for me, Kyle, and Lilli, but it's never enough! Her sweatshirts are my current favorite this season. See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

two || vimannvigor design

I first came to know Nicolle through church. She is the former Creative Lead and I'll be the first to say that "creative" is an understatement. I am always blown away by her work, including the portrait she created for our family. Bonus: the funds from her shop go straight to her adoption fund for her family to adopt a sweet baby. If her talent isn't enough reason, that is! ♥ See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

three || northwoods daisies

This shop is fairly new to me, but in the short time I've been following Northwoods Daisies, I've become obsessed with her work! After I received our yearly family Christmas ornament from her, I just knew I had to include her in this list. I have so many items on my wishlist from her shop! See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

four || tokyo blossom

Julie is also someone I have come to know personally over the last few years and her heart is just amazing. She hosts a weekly prayer post for you to post your prayer requests and she'll pray for you! How sweet is that? She has such a wide variety of items, you're sure to find something for the person on your list! My current favorites are her coffee cozies. See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

five || marty and penelope

Brittany from Marty and Penelope has become such a good friend of mine. 90% of the bows Lilli wears in her hair come from her shop and we are never, ever disappointed with them! I also love that all of her bows are so unique; she makes some of them from her vintage finds, which is right up my alley! She also sells bow ties and socks; what more could you ask for?! See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

six || the word inspires

I personally haven't purchased from Laura's shop yet; however, I know Laura personally and her faith is so inspiring. She is the most talented artist I have ever met; her work constantly leaves my jaw hanging open! I'm currently obsessed with her most recent farmhouse chic decor! See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

seven || funky fleurs

Monogram lovers - this shop is for you! I can't say enough good things about Cara and her shop. Cara was with me during a really tough point in my life earlier this year, and not only is she an amazing friend, but she has the cutest shop items. We have purchased a few items from Cara, including our Thanksgiving outfits from last year. See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

eight || blushing peach co

I first "met" Melissa when Lilli became a brand rep for her shop when she was a few months old. Melissa has a huge variety of bows. Anytime I'm in need of something specific, I can always find it in her shop. Her prices are some of the best I've seen, especially for the amazing quality of her products! See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

nine || amelia june and co

I'm absolutely obsessed with Emily's shop, Amelia June and Co. I have both a onesie and a mug from this shop, and I'm being serious when I say that they are both over a year old and still look brand new! The quality is amazing and I promise you'll have a hard time choosing what to buy! See her shop HERE and her Instagram HERE.

ten || little lumber co

I think I'd be a bad wife if I didn't include my husband's shop on this list. :) I am so proud of the work Kyle has done this year with Little Lumber Co. He quit his job to do LLC full-time, which is a huge step of faith in and of itself. Kyle pours his heart and soul into each order, something I witness firsthand every day. Our current most popular item is our Rustic Mountain Shelves and we're excited to see what we can come up with in the new year! You can use code "LITTLELUMBERCO" for 10% off your order! See the shop HERE and the Instagram HERE.

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See more of my Christmas posts HERE.

Merry Christmas!

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