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Bravery’s Shop Small Gift Guide

Bravery's Small Shop

by Melanie Gasmen-Fleck

The holidays may look very different this year, but one thing’s for sure: Gift-giving isn’t canceled. What’s a great way to bring joy to the world? Shop and support small businesses, especially during these uncertain times. 

To make holiday shopping easier for you, we’ve rounded up our favorite small online shops, including BIPOC-owned businesses, that cover everyone on your list (including yourself!). And even if you won’t be home for the holidays, you can still let loved ones know you’re near in spirit by sending them something very special. 

You can also support these shops by following them on social media or sharing this list with friends and family.

 Savage Seed small shop

Savage Seeds (pictured above) meaningful apparel for the whole family.
Sacko - beautiful plant died clothing. 
Hello Shiso - the most fun hair clips and accessories.
Le Petit Organic - NY retailer that features fun and quirky clothes.
Mochi Kids - hip graphic tees for the whole family.
Alice and Ames - perfect twirly play dresses and rompers. 
Olivia + Ocean - the cutest swimwear for kids (and women)
Plain Jane - the softest pajamas in the best colors and patterns.
Mon Petit Shoes - beautiful stylish lasting shoes.
Chasing Windmills - all things merino wool (soft and beautiful!)
Pepper Kids - special unique pieces that are affordable and memorable.
Merci Milo small shop
Merci Milo (pictured above) one stop shop for thoughtful beautiful toys.
Taylor & Max - unique toys that are ethically and consciously made.
Kido - Chicago family run shop full of all things clever and colorful.
Merrilee Liddiard Shop - beautiful handmade dolls and animals.
My Family Builders - family centered games and activities. 
Bitte - beautifully curated toys, books and activities for kids.
The Tot - researched, tested and loved things for kids.
Ollie Ella - effortless, functional and playful things for kids.
Sweet Lulu - high quality partyware and gifts from around the world.
Hazel Village - organic, ethically made dolls and animals.
Wee Society small shop
Wee Society (pictured above) interactive journals and books for kids.
Mahogany Bookshop - a Black owned bookshop taking a leadership role by promoting cultural awareness.
A Room of One's Own - a local, independent, feminist bookstore.
This little Street - a book series about the adventures of Lily Huckleberry. 
Brave + Kind Bookshop - a bookshop featuring all things brave in kind. 
Cafe Con Libros - intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop.
Ashay By the Bay - this shop specializes in African American & Multi-Cultural children's books. 
Reading Bug - A children's focused, Women owned bookstore in San Carlos.
Bookshop - an online bookstore who supports independent bookstores.
LibroFM - purchase audio books through your local bookstore. 
You can also look for a Black owned bookshop near you on this list.
Rayo and Honey small shop
Rayo and Honey (pictured above) goods that empower and are also lovely.
Tierra Sol - hearty plants in handmade ceramics. 
Curl Box - hair products for curls.
Spoonful of Faith - a Black artist selling apparel, paper & home goods. 
Made by Mary - creating connection through handmade jewelry.
Her Name is Mud - ceramics for your everyday moments.
CanDid Art - a handcrafted jewelry company. 
Arq - organic cotton, ethically sewn, comfortable underthings for adults, babies, and kids.
Kin-Kin Coffee - micro-roasting online coffee company based in WI.
Walker Goods - great backpacks & travel bags for families.
Gathre - stylish and functional leather goods. We love their playmats.
Piggy and Dirt - handmade stained glass stars.
Hello Maypole - felt ball garlands and toys. 
Beautycounter - clean beauty and skin products.
My Daughter Florence - practical and beautiful home goods.
Briar Baby Small shop
Briar Baby (pictured above) - special modern bonnets. 
Pretty Please Teethers - natural, modern and handmade teethers.
Clementine Kids -  quilts, crib sheets, bibs, and art for creative little minds.
Sun and Lace - genuine leather baby and toddler shoes.
Tubby Todd - natural body care basics for families.
Happy Mango - a Black owned eco-friendly baby boutique.
Solly Baby - the softest baby wraps and clothing.

Snuggle Me Organic - swaddles and loungers perfect for your newborn.