TO the Feathered Arrow blog. I'M Kari! A WEDDING PLANNER, PODCAST HOST, BIZ EDUCATOR, AND A LOVER OF COFFEE, ALL THINGS OUTDOORS + A SUCKER FOR A GOOD LOVE STORY.
The holidays are finally here, friends! And I don’t know about you, but I am totally ready for some holiday cheer. It’s no secret this year has been difficult for a lot of people. So especially this year, I think it’s important to support entrepreneurs by shopping small this holiday season, where you can. That’s why I’ve created a small business gift guide to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list!
As a small business owner, I know how busy your day can be. You’re often trying to balance working in and on your biz. That’s why I created fully customizable templates in my shop you can use today to make your business stand out, and impress your clients! Use the code “Holidays15” in the check out for 15% off your purchase!
If you’ve watched some of my recent Instagram stories, you know I’ve become a proud plant parent these days. Which is why I was so excited to learn more about home good site, Jungalow. They offer such unique designs ranging from vases and pots, to pillows, ornaments, etc. There’s something for everyone! Even though they’re local to Los Angeles, you can get gifts shipped.
My good friend, Paige Leyh, has an amazing home goods shop called Known Goods. She specializes in handmade concrete designs to make your home oh-so modern and dreamy.
If vintage tableware is the name of your game, you have to check out Lovely Spoon! No matter the size of your soiree, Lovely Spoon offers rentals for beautifully curated and unique tablescape designs that are sure to impress. Especially during these times, why not jazz up your next stay-at-home date or holiday dinner with some really special pieces?
Honor Design Co is a multi-faceted design company who not only offers branding, lettering and illustration services, but also has a print shop of some of their most popular designs! My personal favorite is the pinecone print…believe me, you have to see them!
We are huge fans of florist, Iris and Barry Blooms. We’ve worked together on some incredible events, such as this storybook wedding. And her winter everlasting collection just launched with so much floral goodness, you’ll want to buy arrangements for everyone you know.
SamiaLynn Illustration and Design offers incredible custom illustrations that you can gift to your nearest and dearest. And if you’ve been struggling to find inclusive holiday cards, gift wrap and prints, look no further than her holiday shop where she has options for everyone on your list.
Okay, go with me here but if you’re a small business owner, you need to read Braden Drake’s “Unf*ck Your Biz Book”. Braden is an attorney + tax pro for small businesses with the most down-to-earth approach to all things biz legality. He makes it incredible easy and dare I say…fun? I think I’ll be purchasing this for myself this Holiday season.
I’m absolutely amazed by the prints offered by sister-in-law, Paige Dirksen Art. She uses the art of woodcutting for her prints. First, she photographs the plant, then carves it out of wood, then finally makes the print. It’s absolutely incredible and the prints are stunning! You can use code “HOLLY15” for 15% off your order!
As a wedding professional myself, I’m always looking for the best ways to get in front of new couples. That’s where Gabby Pinkerton’s Pinterest Masterclass for Small Biz came into play. This course has vital information for your wedding business. Gabby gives you easy step-by-step ways to grow your Pinterest + your business. I’ve seen a huge increase in my Pinterest traffic, to the point where I’m now reaching over 1 million views! Gift yourself this holiday season – you’ll love it!
One thing I love about my job is that so many of clients are crazy talented. Like Tyler Joy and her calligraphy shop, With Love She Wrote. Her Etsy shop has a ton of lovely handcrafted ornaments perfect for the tree this holiday season. (Check out her calligraphy skills at her wedding!)
If you’re looking for something special to place on your table this holiday season, check out the arrangements of Rosewater Floral. Her wildflower centerpieces are stunning and she even carries rare plants in her gift shop!
If you’re looking for a new, fun way to take holiday photos this year, rent a vintage bus! Our friends at Cali Made Photo Bus will let you rent this vintage blue VW bus to make your holiday photo shoot a memorable one!
There you have it, friends! A small business gift guide to get you into the holiday mood! I hope you and your loved ones have a safe + joyful holiday season!