When was the last time you bought something from a person who actually made the thing you bought? As in with their own hands?
This is a question I think about often before making a gift purchase. Whether I’m looking for my son, my partner, my family or friends, I often try to include at least one handmade item in the package. Small Business Saturday is the one day a year we can all ponder this question and put our money where our thoughts are: from our wallet into that of a small or indie business person.
To celebrate Small Biz Saturday I’ve curated a rad little list of Etsy finds that are the perfect gifts for travellers, lovers of art and wearers of bling. Best of all? They’re all based in BC, even a couple from Haida Gwaii (including Oceans of Yarn, my shop, see here), so happy browsing….
Why Small Business Saturday?
A purchase will small business is a vote to spend your dollars on a company owned by owners and made by makers. I hope you enjoy my little list of Etsy faves on this Small Biz Saturday. Whether you love the beachy, surf wear of Pina Styles or the beautiful BC-inspired jewels of Justine Brooks or the whip smart stationary of Alicia Carvahlo, this is a fun list for grabbing the perfect Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah gift for your friends or family.
Pina Styles – fun, Pacific-ocean inspired wares lovingly made in Ucluelet, British Columbia.
Kaichi Designs – gorgeous jewellery made on Haida Gwaii from wood, antlers and other natural materials.
Alicia Carvahlo Designs – whip smart stationary to kick your butt into motion.
Justine Brooks Jewellery – this pine cone necklace is my fave, in fact it was my lucky charm during my kid’s birth.
Oceans of Yarn – boho, beachy wallhangings that add dimension and texture to any room. Made on Haida Gwaii with love.
Happy Small Business Saturday! Oh, and I almost forgot. To thank my blog-reading friends and fam, I’ve set up a coupon on Oceans of Yarn. Enjoy 15% off any of my textured, boho wallhangings from now until Monday night by entering “SmallBiz15” in the coupon code box.
Happy small business shopping supporting friends!