November 20, 2020
Alright guys, y’all read the title and you know exactly what I’m about to say – 2020 has been ruthless to our small business friends. While I always try to incorporate small business into my holiday shopping, this year is especially important. Target, Walmart, Amazon – they don’t need your money. And quite frankly, their items are not as cute or as unique as the small businesses on this list!!
While I’m sure there will be one or two items I couldn’t help myself from picking up at one of the big stores, you better believe 95% of my holiday presents this year will be from small businesses!
I split this guide into 3 categories: For Her, For the Littles & Home Goods!
I hope you guys enjoy, and let me know if you end up getting anything on this list!!
Sugar + Spruce is a luxury bath and body shop in downtown Fredericksburg, and their bath bombs are to die for!! Everything is decorated with meticulous detail and feels soooo good (and smells SO good!) You can order online through their website & if you spend $75 you get free shipping!
My favorites this holiday season:
Snowman Bathbomb – $6
Brightening Facial Mask – $12
Peacaloo Boutique is my absolute favorite local clothing shop!! Stefany the shop owner is so sweet & picks out the absolute BEST clothes every season! I’m going to list a few favorites below, but I would definitely check out her website and follow her Instagram to see the Small Business Saturday deals, she always knocks it out the park with those! You can also get free shipping on all online orders, and use the code STEF20 for 20% off your entire order!!
Plaid Fringe Wrap – $28
Bracha Miranda Hoops – $48 (see below! I LOVE these!!)
Aurora Embroidered Dress – $46
Pink Tie-Dye Hoodie – $32
Pye & Co is another adorable boutique in downtown Fredericksburg! You can shop online and use the code FREESHIP for free shipping on any order over $50. I especially love their accessories & dainty jewelry!
Lucky Charm Necklace – $68
Striped Duster Cardigan – $110
Another local boutique, Monkee’s of Fredericksburg has more upscale brands that are absolutely stunning!
Frye Co Carson Bootie – $258
Joy Joy Shawl Neck Jacket – $135
The Tiny Tassel is a gorgeous boutique that I started following on Instagram!! You can use code HAPPYTASSELING for free shipping on orders over $75. I am SO excited to get in some of her earrings, below are my top picks!
Pastel Rainbow Earrings – $32
The Faye Star Earring – $36 (perfect for NYE!)
The Mary Murray Earring – $32
Crafting In Coveralls is owned by one of my friends from VT and let me tell you, these hand painted earrings are STUNNING!! I have a pair of pink flowers and get compliments every time I wear them!
Red Lip Earrings – $24
For The Little’s
Fort To Go is hands down the most magical store I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. They have the most beautifully made and thought out children’s toys that are centered around imaginative play, not to mention the owner and associates are always so helpful!! If you are local to Fredericksburg I would HIGHLY recommend stopping by in person! Here are just a few favorites from their online shop:
In the Garden Bundle – $100
Unicorn Box – starting at $6 (you can add items to this sensory box and it’s ADORABLE!!)
Coastal Box – starting at $25
Wild Rumpus Bundle – $125
Sweet Little Thang is owned by my friend / mom / photographer / badass and has the cutest clothing & accessories for your littles!! You can use code Kirby10 for 10% of your online order, and the shop will be dropping new holiday items soon! A few of my favorites:
Maroon Baby Romper – $19.99
Mustard Floral Ruffle Dress – $23.99
Mustard Floral Baby Romper – $19.99
Green Roost is a little shop in Culpeper VA and I always make a point to stop in when I’m in town. They have adorable accessories & decor, but my favorite items are the children’s toys & accessories! They also have free shipping on all orders over $25!
Dancing Mouse & Daybed – $32
Unicorn Travel Blanket – $98
Organic Activity Bunny – $28
Monkee’s has some upscale toddler items if you are looking to spoil your little’s this year:
Baby Girl Hunter Boots – $55
Brooke Michelle Print Shop y’all saw it here first!! LOL funny story, I follow Brooke on Instagram (she’s an amazing boho photographer in Maryland) and remembered she had mentioned opening up a print shop. I could not find it on her site anywhere, so I messaged her – and turns out the shop had actually not opened yet, I’m just a stalker and somehow remembered this from months ago!! BUT she was nice enough to give me the link, so RUUNNN and grab some prints before she opens to the public! She has prints, large prints & canvas prints ranging from 4in x 6in all the way to 24in x 36in! A few of my favorites:
Colorful Las Vegas Wall Print – starting at $0.87
Tropical Aloe Print – starting at $0.87
Tropical Blue Bug Print – starting at $0.87
Desert Cactus Print – starting at $0.87
Cacti Print – starting at $0.87
On another episode of people-I-kind-of-know-from-instagram, Ashley Maynard is a wicked talented photographer that has lots of travel & landscape pieces!
Positano Print – starting at $5
Venice Canal Print – starting at $5
Flamingo Print – starting at $5
I hope you guys enjoyed, happy shopping!!