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Shop Small Business Gift Guide 

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Shop Small Business Gift Guide 

It’s that time of year! If you are one to support small businesses, this blog post is for you! This is Michelle Gifford Creative’s shop small business gift guide. We love our clients so much and they have some amazing products (and sales!) for you this holiday season!  I can’t wait to introduce you to some of my clients and their products AND some of my favorite small business shops that I love.

support michelle gifford creative and their clients this holiday season. www.iammichellegifford.com


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One of my favorite things about my job is the people I work with. I still can’t believe the work I do and the amazing people I get to talk to every day! Let’s help celebrate our clients’ hard work by supporting their businesses this year. 

There are some exciting new releases just in time for the holidays! These products range from cookbooks, to beauty supplies, to parenting courses–and so much more. Take a scroll through the gift guide and find the perfect presents! 


Shop Small Business Gift Guide

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Gift Idea #1: Twist Me Pretty Hair and Beauty Products

Flourish by Twist Me Pretty sells all things hair and beauty. It ranges from scrunchies and clips to high-end hair styling tools. It has the latest trends along with the latest knowledge on how to best take care of your hair. Twist Me Pretty believes in your hair looking beautiful AND feeling healthy. 

My favorite new product from Abby is her Bloom Eye Lash Syrum.  Make sure to check it out.



Gift Idea #2: Love Olive Co Clothes

Looking for fun and trendy clothes for you or the teens in your life?  Love Olive Co is one of the best brands around. They have new items released every week, so there is always something fun to buy.  I bought some of their dresses this summer and lived in them.  So comfy.  


Gift Idea #3: Cake by Courtney Cookbook

Courtney is one of my all time favorite bloggers.  She is smart, driven, and the kindest person you’ll ever meet.  I’ve made so many of her cakes and love every one of them.  So, you can imagine that when she released her cake cookbook, I was first in line to purchase my copy. If you have any aspiring bakers in your life, this one is for you.

The Cake by Courtney Cookbook.  This cookbook has been Courtney’s baby over the past year and she is in tears that it’s finally here for all of you! Courtney said even if you’re not a baker, this book is definitely coffee table worthy! 


Gift Idea #4: Macro Cookbooks

I’ve always been a little skeptical about whether you can really make food taste really good when it is extra healthy.  Lillie is up for the challenge.  I use these cookbooks every week.  All of her recipes are macro-friendly and healthy.  Also, my kids love them.  As a bonus, if you use the My Fitness Pal app, all of her recipes are on there so it makes it simple to track your macros.

Lillie Eats and Tells is a blogger whose passion is creating macro-friendly meals that are easy to make, and that the whole family will love. Lillie has three macro cookbooks filled with tons of healthy recipes that will make you want to get in the kitchen and try them right away!


Gift Idea #5: The Dainty Pear Cookbook

fresh farm food and recipes for the everyday mom and chef. www.iammichellegifford.com


Grounded. The Dainty Pear is all about real food and feeling good in your body and soul. Sarah, the owner, is a mom to five kids, so she has amazing recipes that little kids will love! And, she is a personal friend.  To know her is to love her and I not so secretly wish she could just live next door to me and cook me dinner every night.  


Gift Idea #6: Five Mary’s CookbookMichelle Giffords small business gift guide Five Mary's cook book discover the best recipes and how to prepare the best tasting meat. www.iammichellegifford.com


Five Mary’s Cookbook, Ranch Raised, is the perfect cookbook for the home chef who wants some real hearty, home-cooked meals.  I love Five Mary’s whole brand because it reminds me of my growing up: family, food, and ranching.  If you aren’t following her, you need to.  


Gift Idea #7: The Food Nanny Cookbook

small business gift guide The Food Nanny Cookbook www.iammichellegifford.com


The Food Nanny just released their cookbook, “For the Love of Kamut,” and I put this on top of my Christmas List! The Food Nanny is a mother and daughter team who puts together recipes that are easy for any weeknight family meal. This cookbook would be great for young moms or anyone who wants more ideas on easy weeknight recipes! 


Gift Idea #8: Ixchel Triangle Bags

Michelle's Small business gift guide Ixchel Triangle guatemala inspired handbags, produced by ixchel triangle. www.iammichellegifford.com

Ixchel Triangle has an amazing and beautiful assortment of leather bags. Each one is so uniquely made because of their relationship with the artisans. Each product sold helps directly support workers in Guatemala. They also help fund education for kids in Guatemala. So, if you’re looking to give back through your holiday shopping, this is the perfect choice! 


Gift Idea #9: Prixm App

A small business gift guide with the Prixm app www.iammichellegifford.com

I started using the Prixm app a month ago and I am absolutely loving it.  It is THE best way to journal.  It has the ability to save your videos, pictures, text, and audio in one neat little timeline.  I’ve been using it as my journal and one of the best parts about it is that you can make your content shareable with your friends and family.   It has three different folders you can put your content in Private, family, and friends.  So, I use the private folder for my journalling and thoughts, the family one to share things I know my mom and dad will want to watch, and then the friend one for everyone.  I love it so much.  

The Prixm App.

Gift Idea #10: Calligraphy Books

motivate yourself with these inspiring quotes in calligraphy. www.iammichellegifford.com

These calligraphy books by Hand Lettered Design would be an amazing gift for your teen girls or a friend who enjoys crafting. While you are practicing calligraphy you are also getting a pep talk. Each statement you practice writing is a positive affirmation, so this is really a special gift! 


Gift Idea #11: Randi Garrett Design Book

Small Business Gift Guide with Randi Garrett Design  www.iammichellegifford.com


Randi Garrett has the most beautiful home.  After spending the last five year decorating and designing it, she is moving to another home.  To celebrate the many memories and decoration ideas she’s shared, she has published her own book called: Home.  This is a beautiful coffee table book full of beautiful pictures and design tips.  She also is my sister-in-law and she is incredible.  You aren’t going to want to miss this book. Randi Garrett Design Book 


Gift Idea #12: Grandpa Beck’s Games

game gift ideas the whole family will love. www.iammichellegifford.com

Grandpa Beck’s Games are some of the most family friendly card games out there! My kids grew up on these games and they have brought us so many good memories. Get ready for a night of fun and non-stop laughter (& maybe a little competition)! Use code MICHELLE15 for 15% off!

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Gift Idea #13: Kizik Shoes

cute and sporty shoes you have to try. www.iammichellegifford.com

OK, I’ve talked about the Kizik Shoes a couple of times on Instagram. However, if you haven’t heard, these are the best “hands-free” shoes!! My favorite feature about them is how I can slip them on without having to hold the heel of the shoe. I’m all about easy.  Also, I’ve taken them on more than one Disneyland day and my feet are comfortable the whole time.  


Gift Idea #14: San Diablo Churro Kit

best dessert mailed right to your door. www.iammichellegifford.com

Who wouldn’t want their very own churro kit?? Churros are one of the best-invented treats, so when I learned about San Diablo Churros, I was all in. If you’re a churro lover like me, do yourself a favor and gift this to yourself this Christmas! Use code MICHELLE to get 15% off. 


Gift Idea #15: Wallaroo’s Furniture

high end furniture sold for a competitive price. www.iammichellegifford.com

Wallaroo’s is considered to be the fastest-growing furniture and mattress brand on the west coast. When I was redecorating my Grandma’s house (well, I guess it’s my house now) I went to Wallaroo’s because they are very affordable and in-stock. Wallaroo’s specializes in bringing a wide selection of high-end furniture and selling it for the lowest price possible. If you’re wanting to gift furniture this year, Wallaroo’s is the way to go! 


Gift Idea #16: The Leather Drop Earrings

jewerly gift ideas for your girlfriend. www.iammichellegifford.com

I LOVE hand-made earrings. The look of them is so unique, especially The Leather Drop Earrings. I had the opportunity to collaborate with The Leather Drop and create the Michelle Collection! So, believe me when I say these earrings are the real deal. So if you’re gifting for your mom, sister, girlfriend, etc. these earrings are a winner!! 


Gift Idea #17: Shop Hey June Jewelry

jewelry your best friend will love. www.iammichellegifford.com

Shop Hey June is another jewelry brand I love. They feature lots of simple and modern styled jewelry. From earrings to bracelets to ring stacking, and more. You could have so much fun shopping on their site and finding the perfect gift! I wouldn’t be surprised if you end up ordering yourself a thing or two. 


Gift Idea #18: Little Sycamore Jewelry











OK, OK, one more jewelry brand. I had to include Little Sycamore Jewelry because their jewelry tells a story! My husband bought me some Little Sycamore rings for my birthday and I’ve been wearing them every day since.  Unique and beautiful.

Gift Idea #19: Little Mama Shirt Shop

what to buy your friend who is a mom. www.iammichellegifford.com

Little Mama Shirt Shop is the most adorable brand with so many different products to choose from! And I won’t be surprised if you love every single one. This would be such a cool gift for your friend who is a mom. It’s always the cutest thing when families wear themed outfits, and this brand is full of options! 


Gift Idea #20: Honey Mark Swimsuits

perfect gifts for moms and women. www.iammichellegifford.com

Have you heard of Honey Mark Swimsuits? They specialize in comfort and, let me tell you, they nail it with every product! They have so many cute designs and styles to choose from, and I know every mom wouldn’t mind having a Honey Mark swimsuit! 


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Gift Idea #21: Shine Cosmetics 

where to buy your makeup. www.iammichellegifford.com

Shine Cosmetics is one of my absolute favorite makeup brands. All of their products are centered around helping you not just look beautiful, but believing you are too. I’m a sucker for positive self-talk, so Shine Cosmetics is an easy choice! Plus, this would be a fun gift for your girlfriend, sister, etc. to help them know how beautiful they are! Use code GIFFORD10 at checkout to get 10% off. 


Gift Idea #22: Hive and Home Candles

gift ideas for your home. www.iammichellegifford.com

Hive and Home Candles is one of the coolest brands I have come across! They hand-pour your candles at the time of your order. There’s something about knowing they are hand pouring just for me that makes it feel extra special. Plus, the smell and quality is absolutely amazing! If that’s not enough to convince you, you can use code MICHELLE for 20% off!


Gift Idea #23: “52 Manners for the Modern Teen” by Brooke Romney 

Brooke Romney 52 modern manners for todays teens


I have Brooke Romeny’s “52 Manners for the Modern Teen” in my home and I am actually noticing a difference! It’s one of those books that props up on its own and you turn the page to reveal the manner of the day. This is a fun and simple way to help create the home you want and to teach your teens without you having to remind them all on your own every day. 


Gift Idea #24: Simply on Purpose Audio Parenting Course

gift ideas for young parents. www.iammichellegifford.com

This Simply on Purpose Audio Parenting Course would be such a thoughtful gift for your friend that is in the trenches of parenthood. We are always trying to find ways to become better parents without feeling exhausted every single day. This audio course would be a gift that keeps on giving, and we all know those are the best kind! 


Gift Idea #25: Enneagram Ashton

Shop Small Gift Guide Enneagram products www.IamMichellegifford.com


Enneagram Ashton is an enneagram master.  This year, I really figured out what my Enneagram type is (most of you won’t be surprised that I’m a 3, shocker).  Ashton teaches all about the enneagram and then has a shop full of products that let you wear your Enneagram number with pride.  I think that sweatshirt above really encompasses me;).


Gift Idea #26: Kristen Walker Smith

Thinking about studying the Old Testament feels a little intimidating, especially when I think about having to teach it to my kids.  That’s why I absolutely love Kristen Walker Smith’s One Minute Scripture Study in the Old Testament.  



That’s it for my Small Business Gift Guide!  I hope that you found something unique and fun for your friends and family.  Whenever you shop small, there is an actual person on the other side of the screen doing a happy dance.  I’ll be sharing all about these gifts on Instagram so, come follow me on Instagram @iammichellegifford for all the tips on making a business built to last!


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