Small Business Shopping Guide

Small Business Shopping Guide

I've been working on this small business holiday shopping guide for awhile and have been having a hard time streamlining the options because everything is soooo good! Most of these options are in New England. Some have brick and mortar locations and all have online shopping options so you can peruse after eating your fill of turkey and pie tomorrow. I've split them into 3 categories this time (Home Decor, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him) with some links to the products. Enjoy and happy shopping!

Home Decor:

Jen Lashua Art: Pro Resin Artist based in Vermont,, instagram @jenlashuaart --ornaments, magnets, gifts

I've been following Jen on Instagram for awhile and always love what she makes. Whether it's palm tree ornaments, bottle openers or ocean pour mermaid magnets you are going to find something for everyone in her Etsy shop. Right now, I'm in love with the red trucks with trees pictured below. Wouldn't they be perfect attached to a gift with a red ribbon? Grab a few today before they sell out (or I buy them all!)

                                     mermaid magnet

(Photo credit Jen Lashua Art, holiday ornament and Mermaid magnet), Instagram, handmade wreaths, custom wreaths. If you are looking for a stunning wreath for your front door or looking to gift a wreath to someone look no further. I found Kasy on Instagram and every picture that she posts I'm awed. I've made some wreaths that have been pretty good but hers are amazing. Currently loving the Delaney (pictured below) which comes with a removable sign and the Jera with a beautiful buffalo plaid bow. wreath                       Jera wreath

(Photo credit:, Delaney and Jera wreaths)

Gifts for Her:

Sprezzatura Clothing Boutique:, Instagram --tops, pants, outerwear, shoes, accessories, gifts and more. This adorable shop recently opened in downtown Plymouth with a focus on being body positive and styling clothes on real women. Right now I'm loving the Lizzy Shacket (pictured below) and plaid touch screen friendly gloves (pictured below). The owner Christine features several local makers as well which we love. Check them out in person at 1 Main St. Plymouth, MA.

                                          plaid gloves

(Photo credit Sprezzatura Clothing Boutique, shacket and gloves)

Yup Sup:, Instagram @yupsuplife, stand up paddleboards, apparel, art and accessories, jewelry. focus on local artists and brands. When I first walked into this cozy shop in the spring I instantly fell in love. It's right on the water and it has the perfect mix of home decor items, clothing and jewelry with a beach theme. The shop rents paddleboards and kayaks in season and also sells custom paddleboards. The owner Christine is the sweetest person and she also makes her own jewelry. The shop features many local artists and there is always something new to look at each time I stop in. She took a chance on selling our candles in May and was our first retailer! Currently, I'm loving the navy striped wrap (pictured below) and these handmade resin serving boards (pictured below). Go visit Christine and her crew at 1248 Ferry St. Marshfield, MA and tell them Melissa sent you.

navy striped wrap                                       resin serving boards

(Photo credit: Yup Sup, navy wrap and resin serving boards)

Gifts for Him:

Plainville Homestead:, Instagram @plainvillehomestead, Ethical and honest skincare. I have several of Pam's products including a masque, lip balm, face oil and soap and love them all! OK, so this one can definitely fit into gifts for her as well but I'm intrigued by the Healthy Beard Gift Set (pictured below) which includes matching beard balm and oil and a beard comb. This would be a great gift for a partner, brother or father. I love buying lip balm for stocking stuffers and the lip balms from Plainville Homestead are a great choice (Mulled Wine pictured below). We are featuring some of her artisan soaps and lip balms in our Holiday Gift Boxes.

beard set                 lip balm Plainville Homestead

 (Photo credit: Plainville Homestead, beard gift set and lip balm)

I'd love to hear about your favorite small businesses. Drop them in the comments below. Thanks!


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