Thank you so much for your support this holiday season to my shop and to my fellow small business owners and makers! Your choice* to shop small has a direct impact on the people behind small businesses! I've rounded up some of my favorites goodies from my shop and from other artists, small businesses, and authors as a gift guide!
*Also want to acknowledge that it's a tough financial time for many and is a privilege to have money to shop with so no shame at all to folks who are not able to shop in this way. XO.
FOR FOODIE PEOPLE
- Brooklyn Delhi's condiments and sauces including this gift box.
- Misha Zadeh's kitchen goodies
- Shaquanda's hot pepper sauces. My favorites are this one and this one. Will spark a feud amongst friends if you throw it in the mix for a group gift swap.
Above from my shop: Art and Craft Friends Art Print
Lisa Solomon's The Color Meditation Deck
Jen Hewett's book This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community and Connection
Robert Lui-Trujillo's book Art of Rob. It's full of sketches, art, and stories perfect to inspire artists.
Meera Lee Patel's Weekly Planner for 2023
Lindsay Stripling's art classes: Many of which are online.
FOR BOOK PEOPLE
We All Play
Written/Illustrated by Julie Flett
Namaste is a Greeting
Written by Suma Subramaniam, Art by Sandhya Prabhat
Show the World
Written by Angela Dalton, Art by Daria Peoples
My Paati's Saris
Written by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Art by Art Twink
May Your Life Be Deliciosa
Written by Michael Genhart, Art by Loris Lora
Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest
Written/Illustrated by Phoebe Wahl
Below from my shop: Book Lover Holiday Card
BONUS TIP: You can request most books at your local bookstore and they will order it for you if they don't already carry it! Along with supporting independent book stores, doing this lets the bookstore know that people are interested in the author/illustrator's work, which is so helpful to book creators!
FOR PLANT PEOPLE
Robin Wall Kimmerer's beautiful book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which is now available as a young adult version!
Thank you for considering shopping small this season and always! When you buy something from a small business, artist, or maker, oftentimes it's not just about buying some *thing* but also engaging with an idea, story, and feeling created by a person who cares about sharing something meaningful. I know it sounds kinda cheesy but it's true!! And maybe sometimes I'm kinda cheesy.