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The Colorventurer’s Gift Guide: 9 Small Businesses You Need to Shop at for the Holidays

Supporting small businesses while spreading holiday cheer? There’s nothing better than that!

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means the mad rush is on to hunt for that perfect holiday gift for all of your loved ones! When it comes to holiday shopping, I love to shop small, and especially after this year, it’s so important to support small businesses as much as we can.

This year, I am featuring nine small shops that you need to visit to check off all of those holiday gifts from your list. All of these artists and entrepreneurs are amazing at what they do and offer such a beautiful variety of products that your loved ones will be thrilled to receive. I have the pleasure of knowing and interacting with all of these entrepreneurs and I can certainly say that they are all wonderful and incredibly talented individuals.

Read on to discover nine small businesses you need to be visiting for all of your holiday shopping this season!

Morning Goldie

If you’re searching for fun, bold clothing and accessories for a loved one this holiday season, you need to check out Morning Goldie. From funky sweaters and vibrant tops to colorful hats and earrings, this boutique is perfect for that gal in your life who is a color lover and all about loving herself just the way she is!

Any of the colorful clothing items that Morning Goldie offers would be a fantastic gift for a loved one to truly showcase their vibrant personality (including the fun sweaters below!) and all of the accessories (she has the cutest earrings in her shop!) would make the best stocking stuffers!

Image Credit: Morning Goldie

Owner Kinsey Rae is all about supporting and empowering women to embrace themselves as they are and is passionate about celebrating and respecting all the things that make us, us. Not only will you love Kinsey Rae, but you’ll also love her fun shop and all the cute, unique items that she offers!

Click to check out Morning Goldie!

Lisa Kaw

If you’re on the hunt for a unique gift packed with color and fun, Lisa is your gal! From groovy abstract prints to funky fruits and festive animals, Lisa’s colorful works certainly match her effervescent personality. Her art is, to borrow from her Instagram bio, “100% pure artistic sunshine” and will instantly make you smile. And with an assortment of fun notebooks, art prints, face masks, and holiday ornaments, you’ll definitely find the perfect gift for the holidays!

Image Credit: Print – Ready2HangArt / Notebooks, Face Mask, Ornaments – Lisa Kaw

Lisa’s notebooks would make a great gift for that busy work-from-home family member to sprinkle some fun in their home office. In addition, her prints (like the one above!) would brighten any loved one’s home and her masks are a fabulous way to keep your loved ones safe while still looking festive. And her holiday ornament collection would be a great addition to the holiday tree or as a stocking stuffer!

Lisa is all about making each day a fun day and any one of her prints or other offerings will certainly do just that for your loved one this holiday season!

Check out Lisa’s work: Prints / Notebooks, Face Masks, and Holiday Ornaments

Happily Ever Tees

Looking for fun, whimsical items with a touch of Disney or pop culture flair? Happily Ever Tees has you covered! Wife and husband duo Nicole and Cameron have such a fun assortment in their shop, carrying not only the cutest tees but face masks, stickers, art prints, greeting cards, and accessories, too!

Image Credit: Happily Ever Tees / Cameron White

Their tees are all so colorful and fun and are sure to make your loved one smile every time they wear it, including the “Best Day Ever” tee and the “Awesome, Wow” tee inspired by Hamilton! Their stickers would also be a great gift for a family member to personalize their laptop or water bottle. Of course, you can’t go wrong with their adorable face masks to keep your loved one safe. Plus, all of their accessories (including keychains and phone cases!) would be the best stocking stuffers. And if you’re looking for a cute greeting card to round out your holiday gift, their assortment of greeting cards are all equally adorable.

A gift from Nicole and Cameron’s shop is sure to make your loved one have the “Best Day Ever”!

Click to check out Happily Ever Tees!

Ashley Scott Designs

Do you have a loved one who loves uplifting quotes and mantras? Then you need to check out Ashley Scott Designs’ happy tees! Ashley always designs the prettiest, most colorful designs with positive sayings that just lift you up, making them the perfect gift for that special someone who always sprinkles kindness in this world.

Image Credit: Ashley Scott Designs

Ashley’s fun, bohemian designs are offered in several sizes (youth, women’s, and men’s), as well as in a variety of colors and styles—from tees to sweatshirts—so you’ll be able to find something for everyone! I mean, how cute are those designs?!

Ashley is such a fun and supportive individual and that is certainly apparent through her designs.

Click to check out Ashley Scott Designs!

Brand By You

If you have a loved one on your holiday list that is obsessed with the Disney parks, you need to visit Brand By You! This shop has everything a Disney parks lover could ever want—from tees, tanks, leggings, and hoodies to pillows, blankets, mugs. Essentially everything a Disney lover needs!

Image Credit: Brand By You

The sherpa blankets and Disney pillows would make for the coziest gift, along with a holiday mug to help your loved one stay warm during the winter! And you can’t go wrong with any of the apparel items, because they are all so adorable!

Owner Donna is dedicated to helping everyone find that perfect item that fits their park personality. Donna offers a wide variety of styles and colors so you will be able to find a piece tailored to your loved one’s taste (or yours, too, because Donna does have the cutest “Treat Yo Self” designs!) for the perfect holiday gift! Also, if you’re looking to get a design on a different colored item, Donna always tries her best to accommodate requests. At Brand By You, you will be able to find the perfect, one-of-kind item specific to your loved one’s personality that they will absolutely adore!

Click to check out Brand By You!

The Lollipop Stop

If you have a foodie on your gift list this year, you need to visit The Lollipop Stop. From earrings to bracelets, necklaces, pins, and keychains, Hannah creates some of the cutest food miniatures you will ever set your eyes on. Hannah crafts each little food item by hand and they are so adorable, they look good enough to eat!

Image Credit: The Lollipop Stop

Hannah has an assortment of mini food jewelry and other accessories, including some that are inspired by popular Disney park snacks. Look at how adorable the rings and hair clips are?! She also has other cute food jewelry items like the ice cream earrings above and even a pair of churro earrings!

All of the items at The Lollipop Stop would make a cute gift or stocking stuffer, especially since they are such a one-of-a-kind!

Click to check out The Lollipop Stop!

The Fem Em

Do you have a lover of all things retro and female empowerment on your holiday list? Then you need to head over to The Fem Em. This small shop has all of the cutest, retro-inspired t-shirts, sweatshirts, earrings, and pins, all focusing on empowering women to be total boss babes. After all, The Fem Em stands for The Female Empire.

Image Credit: The Fem Em

Owner Kristen is incredibly passionate about giving back to and supporting other women—from the items she sells to the tips she shares on her personal Instagram account. Her collection of empowering clothing is a great gift for the strong lady in your life who is not afraid to show off her “Bossativity”. All of the earrings at The Fem Em would also make a great gift with their unique, retro-inspired designs, including the ones above. Also, the pins that Kristen offers would be a perfect stocking stuffer as an accessory to add to a denim jacket or bag.

Click to check out The Fem Em!

Aspyn and Ivy

For the bold and edgy person on your holiday shopping list, you need to check out Aspyn and Ivy. This small boutique offers unique pieces that are full of personality, just like your loved one!

Image Credit: Aspyn and Ivy

Aspyn and Ivy has an assortment of eye-catching pieces, including tops (look at the rainbow sweater!), bottoms, dresses, accessories, and shoes! After all, Aspyn and Ivy is “The Boutique at the End of the Rainbow!” A fun, colorful piece from Aspyn and Ivy would make a great gift for the color lover in your life.

From the bright and bold clothing she offers to the striking poses she teaches other ladies on her Instagram account, Owner Kalianna is all about making women feel like their best selves and encouraging them to be bold.

Click to check out Aspyn and Ivy!

Enchanted Alexandra

For the Disney and accessory lover in your life, you need to head over to Enchanted Alexandra! This magical shop has everything from beautiful mouse ears to scrunchies/scrunchy headbands, face masks, and t-shirts!

Image Credit: Enchanted Alexandra

You can find the most spectacular mouse ears at Enchanted Alexandra. You can easily tell that Alexandra truly pays great attention to all the details because her mouse ears are absolutely stunning.

You will certainly find mouse ears inspired by your loved one’s favorite character, color, or holiday since there are quite literally over a hundred different mouse ears offered. Plus, Enchanted Alexandra offers adorable srunchies and srunchie headbands, which are perfect for that loved one who is obsessed with hair accessories. You can also find a wide variety of face masks, which are a great gift to keep your loved ones safe. Your loved one will surely love their magical gift from this shop!

Click to check out Enchanted Alexandra!

Help support these lovely artists and business owners by visiting and purchasing from their shops for the holidays!

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