Shop Small & Local This Holiday Season
Small Business Saturday was on November 30th this year and once again many small businesses had record sales.
That is incredible news for all our friends who run small biz commerce, but this doesn’t have to be relegated to one Saturday, especially right after a holiday. We can continue to support local makers, artisans and creatives by purchasing the meaningful gifts they sell rather than the mass produced nonsense that has no personality to it.
If you’re still looking for unique gifts, here is a list of all the small biz shops I personally love and will continue to support this holiday season:
1. Heath Ceramics on Beverly Drive – heathceramics.com
American made ceramics & pottery that started in 1948 and continues to flourish as a small business.
2. The General Store in Venice – shop-generalstore.com
General Store is an arbiter of beautifully well-imagined works from the creative minds of many inspiring craftsmen, bringing functional design to our local community.
3. Guild on Abbot Kinney – guildla.com
Women’s fashion boutique and home to some favorite brands from around the world, like Freda Salvador and X Karla.
4. Burro on Abbot Kinney – burrogoods.com
Burro carries an eclectic, thoughtful selection of everything you need to live a well-styled California life.
5. Tumbleweed & Dandelion on Abbot Kinney – tumbleweedanddandelion.com
For the past two decades, Tumbleweed & Dandelion has provided Southern California and clients from around the world with custom home furnishings and goods all handmade in America.
6. Ya Living – www.yaliving.com
Ya living collaborates with some of the most talented and skilled artisans and designers across the globe. Using the printing, dying and embroidery techniques they have developed and perfected over centuries, they create products that have a contemporary sensibility and exotic appeal.
7. Maison Bettina Duncan – maisonbettinaduncan.com
Maison Bettina Duncan jewelry is designed by Bettina and her team in Los Angeles using all natural gemstones sourced from around the world.
8. Nick Fouquet, Hat Maker in Venice – nickfouquet.com
Workshop & retail store for maker of high-end & custom men’s hats with a celebrity following.
Also, while you’re getting your last minute shopping done, pop in some headphones and click here to check out my December Playlist curated by my son Jack!