Ordering holiday gifts from local brands is a terrific way to support small businesses. Small businesses add to the character and success of the community you’re in. In comparison to larger chain stores, local businesses generally recycle money back into the local economy. Not all businesses are the same, but some of your local businesses have one-of-a-kind locally made products. Here is a look at a few of our favorite local businesses to order our holiday gifts from.
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
PRODUCT: Soy Wax Candles
DESCRIPTION: Hand-poured soy wax candles and curiosities that are scientifically eco-tailored with botanical and essential oils, resins, and hydrosols. Every ingredient, from the essential oils and the wax, to the glass jar holding the candle, is made from recycled or natural materials. With their unique hand pouring process, each candle can be created with its own individual scent that is safe to breathe in.
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
PRODUCT: Felt pennants, flags, and banners
DESCRIPTION: Fueled by sad country music and good vibes, Oxford Pennant makes new versions of nostalgic products to help cool people, brands, bands and companies tell their stories through thoughtful and unique designs. American-made, quality products. Banners for any occasion. Custom collaborations for special events. Production and fulfillment. All from the happiest place on earth: Downtown Buffalo, New York.
LOCATION: Denver, CO
PRODUCT: Handmade Candies
DESCRIPTION: Over 100 years ago, Carl T. Hammond, Sr. opened Hammond’s Candy Factory in Denver with a commitment to quality. While Hammond's started as a small family business with a loyal local following, they have now grown into an iconic brand with international distribution. They are proud to delight fans of all ages with scrumptious treats crafted by hand from start to finish.
LOCATION: New York, NY
PRODUCT: Custom Puzzles
DESCRIPTION: Jiggy creates custom puzzles that are worth framing. Each puzzle features unique art by a female artist who receives a percentage of every sale and comes with tools to keep and frame. Each puzzle comes with the simple tools you need to preserve your masterpiece long after the last piece is in place. They are proudly women run, use sustainable materials, and ship carbon neutral.
LOCATION: Lindon, Utah
PRODUCT: Handmade Leather Goods
DESCRIPTION: Rustico creates the best in handmade, true-to-you leather goods and other rustic products. The team at Rustico is composed of American leather artisans with more than 20 years experience creating unique gifts and gift sets for various brands. They're a family of adventurous artists handcrafting inspiring lifestyle pieces at their workshop in Lindon, Utah.
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
PRODUCT: Biscuits and Southern Fare
DESCRIPTION: The Loveless Cafe has been a Nashville tradition for over 65 years. They have become a Nashville staple, serving up more than 10,000 biscuits daily! They're happy to share their famous biscuit mix, preserves, smoked meats and more with their fans all over the world! They know you and your loved ones will cherish a gift from the Loveless Cafe.