Thoughtful Brands I'm Loving this Year.

As small, independent businesses have felt the impact of coronavirus as much as anyone, let's use this holiday gift giving season as a way to support the brands we love with extra intention. 

Here's what I'm loving this 2020 Holiday Season: 


For your full of life sister / sister in law - 

Anything from Kathy Phantastic.

I've got several of these delightful magnetics on my fridge & playful stickers scattered throughout my office as a reminder to smile & not take myself so seriously. Her lower price points are perfect for snagging an extra item or two to tuck in a card or Christmas Stocking.

Local Handmade Gift Guide
Local Austin Brand | Women of Color Owned
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For your BFFs you haven't seen in forever - 

These earrings from Remnant Studios. 

I have them in gold & even with small kids I throw these on when I want a quick way to look put together. The porcelain is incredibly lightweight & the pop of metallic is the perfect detail. For $32, you could snag a few for the ladies in your life. 

Woman Owned Businesses Gift Guide
Local Austin Brand | Women Owned | 100% of profits donated to fight human trafficking
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For your hard to buy for colleague - 

These botanically dyed silk & cotton scarves

The luxuriousness of all natural materials & hand woven fabric is immediately apparent is this gorgeous emerald scarf. Scarves make for such a perfect gift as the weather turns colder - and I'm confident you'll score some major brownie points in the office for this head turner.

Ethical Woman's Gift Guide
Local Austin Brand | Women Owned | Artisan Made | Fair Wages
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For that person who really appreciates quality.

These handmade wooden coasters from MJ Wood Co. 

Women Owned Austin Businesses Gift Guide

Just as adorable together on a coffee table as underneath my morning cup of coffee that I have to warm up 3 times before I get around to sitting still long enough to finish it. Unique, quality pieces in my home is my jam. 

Local Austin Brand | Black Woman Owned | Handmade
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For yourself.

This all natural linen spray from Slow North

This Wanderlust scent is everything. Not floral, not harsh, not too earthy - just a breath of fresh air. I've been obsessed with their candles since we used to carry them back when we had a retail space on S. Lamar. They last forever & disperse just the right amount of fragrance. I've not tried their linen spray, but it's 100% going on my wishlist! 

Wanderlust Natural Linen Spray
Local Austin Brand | Woman Owned | Hand-poured
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Other brands I love to get your creative juices flowing: 

Soul Popped

Local Austin Brand | Black Woman Owned | Consumable

You + Brie

Local Austin Brand | Black Woman Owned | Consumable

These personalized Champaigne flutes from Ivelesse Designs

Local Austin Brand | Black Woman Owned

 

I'd love to hear what's on your wishlist this holiday season!
Let me know in the comments below: