Supporting Small Businesses

As the holiday season approaches, there’s an undeniable magic in the air, and what better way to spread joy than by supporting small businesses? Since I am a small business owner, it’s important to me to shop small and discover unique treasures that not only make exceptional gifts but also support the passionate entrepreneurs behind them.

Most of the brands I’m sharing below are owned by friends that I’ve met along my entrepreneurial journey with Effie’s Paper. Not only do I know the brands, but I know their ethos and the love and care poured into them. Every small business owner does a little dance when you shop small.

Metalicious: Crafting Timeless Jewelry with a Personal Touch

One of my favorite pieces from Metalicious!

Metalicious stands out in the jewelry world because of its commitment to crafting timeless pieces that tell a personal story. Whether you’re searching for a delicate necklace or a bold statement ring, Metalicious combines craftsmanship and creativity to create jewelry that stands the test of time. When you choose a piece by Stephanie Blackman, the metalsmith behind Metalicious, you’re not just buying a piece of jewelry; you’re investing in artistry and individuality.

Flex-n-Fly: Elevate Your Activewear Game

For those who believe that travel and wellness can coexist seamlessly, Flex-n-Fly is the go-to destination. This small business is a travel wellness company that provides yoga, stretching, and relaxation classes to travelers about to board a flight. Plus they sell Flex Bags, an anti-theft minimalistic travel bag that looks fabulous and comes in handy if you travel often. This holiday season, give the gift of wellness to the travelers in your life.

Aubrie, the Director of Operations at Effie’s Paper, wears her Flex-N-Fly travel bag all the time

DMC Original Art: Transforming Spaces with Artistic Expression

Art has the power to transform any space and DMC Original Art harnesses that power with a collection of captivating, original pieces. Elevate your home decor or find the perfect gift for an art enthusiast by exploring the diverse range of resin art inspired by the flow of nature. With DMC Original Art, you’re not just bringing home a beautiful piece; you’re supporting an artist’s vision and adding a touch of creativity to your surroundings.

Danielle Cherry, the creative behind DMC Original Art, at the 2023 Buy From A Black Woman Holiday Market presented by H&M

Lamik Beauty: Beauty That Empowers

Lamik Beauty redefines beauty standards by offering makeup that celebrates diversity and empowers individuals to embrace their unique features. From inclusive foundation shades to vibrant eyeshadow palettes, Lamik Beauty encourages everyone to feel confident in their own skin. This holiday season, treat yourself or a loved one to makeup that not only enhances beauty but also sends a powerful message of self-love and acceptance.

One of their recent product launches!

Dejha B Coloring: Unleash Your Creativity

Coloring isn’t just for kids; it’s a therapeutic and creative outlet for all ages. Dejha B Coloring provides beautifully designed coloring books that provide positive affirmations and images of black style and culture. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting to explore the joy of coloring, Dejha B Coloring offers a delightful collection that sparks creativity and brings a sense of calm to your holiday season.

They have products like a children’s coloring activity book to celebrate hair!

Valencia Key: Personalized Elegance for Every Occasion

Lia Valencia Key Jewelry adds a touch of personalized elegance to any ensemble. This small business specializes in luxury with a heart jewelry. They sell designer stainless steel jewelry with meaning. Their goal is to bring people wearable joy. This holiday season, surprise someone special with wearable light.

The guiding star necklace from Valencia Key!

Shop Small

This holiday season, let’s prioritize the magic of meaningful gifts and the joy of supporting small businesses. By choosing Metalicious, Flex-n-Fly, DMC Original Art, Lamik Beauty, Dejha B Coloring, and Valencia Key Jewelry, you’re not just shopping; you’re contributing to a community of passionate creators. Together, let’s make this holiday season a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, and the magic that happens when you shop small.

The list of small businesses I love is honestly never-ending, so if you need any other recommendations – let me know! Happy to share more. Cheers to shopping small!

Stylishly Yours,

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1 Comment

  1. March 7, 2024 / 4:07 pm

    Hello my darling, I just wanted to express how well written and comprehensive this post is, covering almost all the essential details. More blogs like this one would be nice, in my opinion.

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