I’ve never created a gift guide. As I was thinking of whether to create one for this year, I decided to instead do a round up of my favorite small shops for Black Friday. In this thoughtfully curated list, you’ll find shops that I truly love. From beautifully made kids clothes, fine organic sheets, ethically made Turkish towels to quality made home goods, you’ll love these shops as much as I do. If you’re looking for some ideas and would love to discover new smalls shops, this is for you!
This small shop was founded by my sweet friend Kari from Living Life’s Moments. Kari’s little shop is filled with the loveliest products for your baby and child (you can also find some Women’s items like trousers and bandanas). “Thoughtfully designed, heirloom quality products to be shared and cherished for years to come” is their motto and I couldn’t agree more. We have their Meadow sheet set in the twin size and they are the absolute most adorable sheets we own for the girls. They’re crafted with fine organic cotton, breathable, super soft, fair-trade woven and made in eco-friendly sustainable mill. It also comes in a crib sheet size, too.
Black Friday Deals: take 20% off everything with code: FRIYAY (ends Monday, 11/30)
This is a local to us small business and carry a pretty large selection of baby + kids clothes and products. Every item in their store has been thoughtfully chosen. Some of our favorite outfits for the kiddos come from their store. They include some of the best kids brands with amazing quality like Rylee + Cru, Quincy Mae (one of our fav brands for Jack) and Kickee Pants to name a few. I’m so excited for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal!
Black Friday Deals: 50% off doorbusters + 25% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY
I discovered this precious small shop with smart baby wear and organic baby clothes when my friend Christina from New Darlings collaborated with them on their Canyon Collection. We got our first matching loungewear for all three kiddos and they are so well made and buttery soft. The kids wear them all day in the house and go to bed with them on because they’re so comfy! We also own these super soft & cute crib sheets and diaper changing cover.
Black Friday Deals: 25% off site wide with code: JOY25 + free US shipping over $99
This adorable baby boutique has been my go-to for baby shower gifts (like this darling 2 pc footie set) . They’re a local to me business and their products and services include infant and children’s fashion, shoes, accessories; bedding and home accessories; furniture, including cribs, beds and case goods; lighting; and interior design services. They also source their own line of handmade clothing, bedding, and home accessories, all designed by owner Mary Lauer and lovingly crafted by Twin Cities artisans.
This amazing garden center established in Minneapolis since 1935 is one of my favorites for live plants as well as home decor items. They also have a lifestyle boutique called Trill that represents “local artists, support worthy causes, are made of natural ingredients, and/or will just make life a little calmer all around”. If you’re local, you can stop by (safely and send only one member of your family inside to limit the number of guests entering the store at one time) or shop online for local delivery. I’m a big fan of their seasonal decor. Their offerings are unique and always swoon worthy!
Black Friday Deals: 20% off site wide with code: THANKFUL (ends 11/30)
Every time I share our dining room in my IG stories or posts, I always get asked about our mats that we placed underneath the highchair and kid’s chair. They’re bonded leather mats from Gathre in the midi size and make our lives so much easier! They’re stylish, high quality, wipeable and water-resistant. In addition, they’re free of toxins, PVC, phthalates, and lead. In addition to mats, you can find them as floor cushions, tablecloths, table runners, pillow covers, tree skirts, posters, advent calendars and wooden wall hangers.
We also own two of the micro mats that we use as placemats for the kiddos because they’re so easy to clean and look great on our table. I love them so much that I ordered 6 new mats in the camel color for our entire table using their Black Friday sale code!
Black Friday Deals: items up to 75% off + EXTRA 30% off your purchase with code: TURKEY30 + free U.S. shipping over $50 | $6 flat rate under $50
I got my first Turkish towels from Olive and Linen and I understand why everyone raves about them! I had the opportunity to partner with this incredible small home textile company, founded by a mother of four, this past summer and became an instant fan. These towels are not just beautiful, they are also very high quality and ethically made. They’re handwoven, free of harmful chemicals, super soft, durable, highly absorbent yet lightweight for quick dry with no mildew smell unlike most terry towels.
Besides towels, they also carry throws, blankets, bathrobes, bath mats, shower curtains, table runners and throw pillows. These would make perfect gifts!
Black Friday Deals: save 25% off any purchase over $250 | free US shipping on orders over $100
Swoon Rugs carries “Thoughtful finds, one-of-a-kind pieces and vintage rugs for your home”. Founded by my friend, Tabi in 2016, this small rug boutique carries some of the most beautiful vintage rugs you’d ever find! She helped me find the right rug for Jack’s nursery and I always get asked about the source.
Based in Columbus, OH, she just finished renovating a studio to exhibit her rapidly growing rug collections so you’re sure to find one for your home (or a thoughtful gift for someone’s home)! If you’re struggling to find the right rug, just drop her an email! She offers complimentary rug recommendations based on your space, style and rug needs. Email her at email@example.com with details about your space. A rug is such a key anchor for a room and the right rug makes all the difference!
Hope you enjoyed this small shop guide! If you have other shops that you’d like me to consider to share on my Instagram stories (up until Monday, 11/30), please send me a DM on my Instagram page. Thank you for stopping by and supporting these small businesses!
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!