Shop Small – Holiday Shopping Guide

Every Christmas I hand-make most of my holiday gifts for friends and family, but now that we have a daughter to shop for I am trying to be more conscious about the holidays and start meaningful traditions with her. As you know, I am a big supporter of shopping small, local, and handmade. I love to support the entrepreneurs and put my money in places where it counts, last year I was guilty of buying a lot of generic, plastic, mass produced toys for Lennon… this year I have vowed to only hand-make or shop small for her and everyone else on our list, even if that means fewer presents under the tree. Quality over quantity. I would rather stick my money into feeding dreams than fueling China. I urge you to do the same, and to help you out here is my carefully curated guide to shopping small for the holiday’s or all year! Enjoy!

(The shops that are marked with a star have our personal stamp of approval that we have already shopped from.)



An American made children’s label. Heirloom quality shoes and dresses all handcrafted in the USA. My own line, we are popular for our fox and kitty dresses!

IG: @norichild

*Fawn Kids Clothing

Modern and organic clothing for boys and girls. Handmade in Seattle.

IG: @fawnkidsclothing

*June Park

Simple and modern handmade clothing out of Nashville.

IG: @shopjunepark

*Czarina’s Project

Adorable rompers and dresses as well as beautiful floral crowns. Handmade in northern California.

IG: @czarinasproject

*EW McCall

Some of my favorite handmade clothing for boys! Also great find for girls and some fun masks for dress up!

IG: @ewmccall

*The Crafted Co

Classic handmade clothing for girls and great bows!

IG: @thecraftedco

*Huckleberry Threads

Fun t-shirts for boys and girls!

IG: @huckleberrythreads

Camden & Kate

Seriously adorable kimono’s and scarves for girls and their mama’s.

IG: @camdenandkate

*Abella’s Closet

The most amazing hand knit animal hoods and vintage style dresses.

IG: @abellasbraids & @abellascloset


Cozy baby & toddler clothing. The most fabulous essentials!

IG: @childhoodsclothing


*Three Poppy Threads

Fun and classic bows for your favorite girl.

IG: @threepoppythreads

* Willow & Fig Leather Co

The most amazing hand-painted leather handbags for little girls along with other fun leather pieces like hand-painted moccasins.

IG: @willowandfigleatherco

*June & Penny

Affordable and fun beaded bracelets for toddlers, children, and adults.

IG: @juneandpenny

*Coral & Cloud

Handprinted wooden beaded jewelry with the most lovely color pallets.

IG: @coralandcloud


My favorite slouch beanies, a must for boys and girls! Handmade in Arizona.

IG: @noxxaz

*Sloan & Co

Handpainted wooden beaded bracelets with fun charms, it is easy to find something special for any little girl you know!

IG: @sloan_and_co

*Little Blue Olive

Fun crowns & masks for dress up or special occasions such as birthdays.

IG: @littleblueolive

*Lennon & Co

Bow ties for your little fellas, also double as hair clips for the girls!

IG: @lennonandco

*Fancy Free Finery

Our most favorite felt floral headbands, even more adorable in person.

IG: @fanceyfreefinery

Pretzel Pretzel Shop

Unique and whimsical necklaces, I want one of each!

IG: @pretzelpretzelshop


*Bannor Toys

Handcrafted wooden toys & furniture, made in America by a husband wife team, something for every age!

IG: @bannortoys

*Opposite of Far

Incredible felt dress up masks and accessories!

IG: @oppositeoffar

Whimsy Tails

Beautiful mermaid and shark tail blankets! How awesome are these?! Definitely on my list for Lennon this year.

IG: @alexiasotelo


Fun backpacks for kids and fab bags for mom! Oh, and our favorite snack pouches.

IG: @swankaroo

Tnees Tpees

Every kids needs a teepee and these are top notch.

IG: @tnees_tpees

Ink & Bobbin

Custom portraits and fun handmade toys.

IG: @inkandbobbin

Needle & Nail

Incredible wooden toys, I am in love with it all!

IG: @needleandnail

Colette Bream

Gorgeous pillows, blankets, games, and more. You are sure to find a stunning gift here!

IG: @colettebream


*Sweet Littles Handmade

Each baby is handmade from start to finish using new, repurposed, and vintage fabrics, complete with a sweet

hand embroidered face and unique hair and bodies.

IG: @sweetlittleshandmade

*Pretend with Poppins

Inspired by little ones, made for everyone! Handmade in Austin, TX. She even collabs with other small shops to make matching outfits for the dolls, shown here is a collab with Fawn Kids Clothing.

IG: @pretendwithpoppins


Handmade bears in a range of sizes, they are so unique with the hand-embroidered faces. Made to be loved, durable and washable!

IG: @shopcommonfolk

3 & 3 Handmade

Handcrafted heirloom dolls, simply amazing craftsmanship!

IG: @3and3handmadeshop

Pockets with Posies

Designer dolls you can play with!

IG: @pocketswithposies


Handmade in San Fransisco, the most amazing little kitties with hand knit clothing.

IG: @luckyjuju

Dainty Cheeks

Some of the most unique and whimsical animals I have found, I adore each detailed little love.

IG: @daintycheeks

Milo & Ben

Needle felted animals, tiny and oh so cute!

IG: @miloandbean

Bunni Club

Petite artist dolls, bunnies, & friends.

IG: @bunniclub

Tippi Toe Tailor

Cloth dolls handmade with love in Toronto.

IG: @tippitoetailor


*Little Lemon Treasures

Silicone and wood teething necklace for mom to wear and baby to chew.

IG: @littlelemontreasures

Lexy Pexy

Fabulous wood teethers in fun designs.

IG: @lexypexyecochic

Billy Bibs

Stylish handmade bibs that are also reversible!

IG: @billy_bibs

Emy & Annie

The cutest rattles EVER!

IG: @emyandannie

*The Blueberry Hill

Fun and unique knit hats.

IG: @theblueberryhill

Sherbert Lane

Sweet little bows and fun pom pom blankets.

IG: @sherbertlane

Madelines Box

Braided pacifier clips.


Lookie Loo Loo

The most fun and colorful nursery decor!

IG: @lookielooloo

Candy Kirby Designs

Great basics for baby.

IG: @candykirbydesigns


Fun swaddle blankets!

IG: @spearmintbaby


*Lises Pieces

Beautiful handcrafted jewelry by my sweet friend Lise.

IG: @lisespiecesjewelry


The best mugs and wine glasses for mom & dad.

IG: @weestructed

Sophie & Lilli

A custom family portrait would make an incredible gift!

IG: @sophieandlilli

Pantry Products

All-natural home, skin, and beauty products. Handcrafted in Reno, NV.

IG: @pantryproducts

*Wild Plum Co

Weavings, one of my favorite home decor trends right now.

IG: @wildplumco

Sarah K Benning

Stunning embroidery.

IG: @sarahkbenning

Brock Road

Leather good for the guys, handcrafted in Ohio.

IG: @brock_road

Dapper Desk

Gorgeous leather planners.

IG: @dapperdesk

Love Jules Leather

Handcrafted leather shoes for men, made in America, any guy would love a pair of these!

IG: @lovejulesleathr

Tumbleweeds Inc.

How incredible are these handmade sunglasses?!

IG: @tumbleweedshc

Little Red – Lennon’s Halloween

Growing up my grandma always made me amazing Halloween costumes, I knew it was a tradition I wanted to continue with my own children. This year I made all of Lennon’s little red costume, I sewed her dress and hooded cape and I knit the leg warmers and hat. Her shoes are from my children’s line and can be found at