Spread the Small Business Love - Gift Guide

Spread the Small Business Love - Gift Guide

I love small businesses. I might be a bit biased in saying that as a small business owner but seriously, small businesses are amazing. They have a personal story, share their passions, experts in their area, support other small businesses, create community, and spread so much love. 

We've all gotten a package from a small business and felt the love - handwritten notes, amazing packaging, highest quality products, and the joy of supporting someone's dreams. 

I'm so lucky to be surrounded and supported by so many small business friends. It's so important to me to support other small businesses so I asked some of my small business friends and independent consultants to share about their businesses for this gift guide. From stained glass, clean beauty, boutique clothes, delicious jam, and so much more - I hope you find the perfect gifts from small businesses! 

1flychicken creations 

logo for 1flychicken creations

Industry: Art
Womxn, LGBTQIA+ owned

About: 1flychicken creations specializes in a wide variety of unique and thoughtful handmade gifts: greeting cards, art prints, vinyl stickers, hand-pressed pins and magnets, modern stained glass pieces* and more. There is something for everyone—from the animal lover to the space nerd to the proud yinzer.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? Pittsburgh-themed stickers, pins and magnet sets make great stocking stuffers.
*It's important to note that 1flychicken creations only sells their stained glass items on Instagram 

A Fancy Wrinkle 

A Fancy Wrinkle customized bracelets
Industry: Jewelry
Womxn owned
About: My shop is handmade jewelry including customized word bracelets, upcycled designer button jewelry and chains.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? Customized bracelet

BeautyCounter by Alexandra 

beautycounter by alexandra waltemeyer
Industry: Clean skincare and beauty 
Womxn owned 
Instagram - @AlexandraC19
About: I am an interdependent consultant and educator for Beautycounter. Our mission is to get safer skincare and beauty products into the hands of everyone.
What does the consultant recommend as a great gift? 
Any of our limited edition holiday sets or one of our favorites for pampering: Eye Revive Cooling Masks, Melting Body Balm, Charcoal Facial Mask, Sugar Body Scrub or Body Oil.

BeautyCounter - Jess Gilbert 
beautycounter by jess gilbert
Industry: Safer, Cleaner Skin Care, Cosmetics & Bath & Body for the entire family 
Womxn owned 
Instagram - @Jess.gilbert.412
About: One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. We are powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, & educate—that’s our motto for creating products that truly perform while holding ourselves to unparalleled standards of safety. Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you.
What does the consultant recommend as a great gift? Any of our limited edition Holiday Gift sets! My current top 3 are 1)the Bright Side Duo-which includes a Vitamin C Serum and Overnight Resurfacing Peel), 2) the Jellies-think cleaner, safer lipsmackers that are not sticky! 3)the Radiance Skin Set- includes our EWG certifies Tripeptide Radiance Serum (anti-aging serum using a plant based formula that helps reduce fine lines/wrinkles and tighten skin without using retinol!) and also comes with a “turn back time” facial roller to help increase collagen production and reduce puffiness.

Financial Fitness Coaching 
Industry: Finance 
Instagram - @financial.fitness.coaching
About: I help entrepreneurs and small business owners maximize profitability, master cash flow and feel confident with their business and personal finances so that they can build generational wealth.

First Love Boutique 

first love boutique logo
Industry: Clothing, accessories, and self-care products 
Instagram - @first.love.boutique
About: First Love Boutique provides women with clothing, accessories, and self-care products to encourage confidence. First Love Boutique was named from the owner realizing she needed to love herself first before she could truly love others.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? A gift card for the woman who has it all, a journal for the woman who is introspective, a candle for the woman who enjoys creating a comforting and relaxing space, or a piece of the jewelry. The jewelry is handmade by a friend who lives in Virginia.

FreshFace Skincare Boutique 
 freshface skincare spa logo
Industry: Spa
Womxn, BIPOC owned 
Location: 257 Mercer Street Harmony PA 16067
Instagram - @freshhhfaceskin
About: A “fresh” take on full body waxing to specialty facials, in an intimate setting.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? A gift certificate for a “GLOW GIRL FACIAL”

GossBoss LLC

boss beanie hat from goss boss llc visual storyteller
Industry: Visual Branding 
About: Hi, I’m Cristin! But everyone calls me GossBoss. I’m a visual storyteller. I love helping ambitious, action-taking female entrepreneurs & small biz owners create branded visuals that captivate their audience and help them sell more products and services.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? The GossBoss "BOSS" beanies and crop top shirts are the perfect addition to your wardrobe! Not only are they great quality, but they give you the extra boost of confidence you need as an entrepreneur/biz owner. Win-win!


Lane 51 Boutique 

lane 51 boutique pittsburgh small business
Industry: Women's Clothing
Location: Showroom in Wexford, PA
Instagram - @lane51btq
About: Lane 51 is your road to style for affordable fashion. Our goal is to empower & uplift women through clothing. Bring out your confidence in #Lane51Style
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? One of our cozy cardigans, loungewear sets or scarves
LuluZ Design 

luluz design pittsburgh designer clothing
Industry: Clothing, gifts, home goods 
Instagram - @luluzdesignpgh
About: Hi, I’m Lindsay, an independent designer and the creator of LuluZ Design. I create unique gifts, fashion and home goods inspired by my love of vintage style, typography and Pittsburgh culture.
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? Coffee mugs, drink coasters, tees

Maple Street Jam Co. 

maple street jam co holiday jam trio gift set
Industry: Food
Womxn owned 
You can shop on our website or at Love, PGH Shop, Gifted Hands Gift Shop or Niche Handcrafted Boutique!
Instagram - @MapleStreetJam
About: Small Batch Jams made by a Mother/Daughter team in Pittsburgh!
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? Our Holiday Trio Box with Sugar Plum Jam, Figgy Pear Jam and Gingerbread Jam

Rosy Outlook 
rosy outlook small kitchen goods embriodery
Industry: Small Kitchen Goods 
Womxn owned 
Instagram - @rosyooutlook
About: Rosy Outlook is focused on providing fun and cute additions to daily life. We offer reusable snack bags, kitchen towels with witty expressions, coffee koozies, bibs and burp cloths, design your own options, and many more small, creative gifts!
What does the owner recommend as a great gift? Snack bags, coffee koozies, keychains, kitchen towels


 Scout and Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine 

scout and cellar wine kristen turner
Industry: Wine, Spritzers, Mixables
About: We source Clean-Crafted™ wine from all over the world, creating and bottling wildly delicious wines with an authentic sense of place, working directly with growers and producers who embody our Clean-Crafted Commitment® in their daily practices.
What does the consultant recommend as a great gift? Holiday Gift Sets, Celebrate the Season Box (12-sampler sized wines and spritzers), Monthly Wine Club


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