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If you’re here, you probably have some pretty amazing women in your life - moms, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends, fiancées, grandmas, aunts, friends; the list could go on! You probably see a lot of gift guides along the lines of ‘Mother's Day Gift Ideas’ or ‘Anniversary Gift Guide,’ which are usually very specific for those occasions. However, I truly believe these locally owned, sweet shops that I’m about to share with you carry some amazing items that will appeal to any of the women who you want to spoil with a gift they’ll absolutely love.
If you enjoy supporting small businesses, then these shops will be right up your alley. And yes, they’re locally owned, but they also offer shipping!
We all know the holidays are around the corner, and I’m warning you - you're about to see a TON of cute gifts that you'll have a hard time deciding between. But honestly, these gifts are perfect for any time of year! So whether it’s a birthday, holiday, a thank you, or a ‘just because’ gift, these unique gift ideas come from shops that I absolutely love and think you will too!
Weaving & Embroidery Kits - Typo Market, OK/GA
Typo Market is a family-owned business carrying beautiful home goods and paper items. While you can find everything from canvas bags with adorable designs to some of the cutest art prints, the items in their shop that I want to highlight for the women in your life are their tapestry weaving and embroidery kits. Each kit includes instructions along with everything they’ll need to learn something new and make some pretty designs! My favorite is their ‘Noticing the little things’ embroidery kit.
Candles - Rendered Unique, IA
This sweet shop is all about sharing high-quality goods from amazing makers. They carry very cute apparel for midwest girls as well as some adorable home decor items. The items I want to share from their shop that I think would make a great gift for women of all ages are their Dirt Road Candle Co. candles that from firsthand experience, smell amazing! You might be thinking that this is an overdone gift, but trust me! The women in your life will fall in love with these unique scents, from Banana Bread to Iowa Timber to Cozy Christmas; these candles are a must!
Handcrafted Signs - Joyfully Said Designs, IN
This very joyful shop creates fun and fresh handcrafted signs that add a beautiful touch to any home. Joyfully Said Designs has many signs to choose from in wood and metal options, and they even offer custom designs! You really can’t go wrong by gifting a handcrafted sign to any of the women in your life, as long as it fits in with their home’s style. Thankfully, they offer a huge range of designs and styles, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits whoever you’re gifting it to! One of my favorites is their sign that says, “Above all, love each other deeply.”
Custom Apparel - Pressed Collection, IA
One of my favorite shops, Pressed Collection, sells beautifully made items, from apparel to jewelry! When gifting the women in your life, I want to highlight their apparel line with some great reminders. If you have a woman in your life who loves rocking tees and crewnecks, then she’ll be so appreciative of one of these adorably designed tops! I absolutely love the Oh Come Let us Adore Him Tee.
Vases and Planters - Simple Treasures + Blush, IA
Simple Treasures + Blush are sister shops that hold a beautiful collection of home decor items from vintage to new. The items in their store that take the cake for gifting to the women in your life are their vases and planters! With nearly 100 options to choose from, you’ll definitely be able to find one that fits the style of whoever you’re gifting it to! They have such a wide range of beautiful styles - two of my favorites are the Floating Bud Vase and their Wicker Vase!
Artisan Soaps - Mully & Mo's, MI
This woman-owned shop is all about offering cozy home decor and handcrafted goods. The items from their shop that I recommend gifting are their artisan soaps! They are the cutest bars of soap and come in some amazing scents! All of their soaps are free of chemicals and harsh preservatives, and some are even vegan and gluten-free. I recommend the sampler box which comes with lots of different colors, scents, and sizes - a perfect gift for the person who already has everything.
Hats - Carver Junk Company, MN
This modern and vintage decor shop has tons of beautiful furniture and decor! They even offer interior design and staging. But the items in their shop that I think would make such great gifts are their adorable hats! If there’s a woman in your life who loves spending time outdoors, Carver Junk Company’s hats are perfect! I absolutely love their neutral ‘Cabin Fever’ hat and their hand-knit ‘Merino Wool Taupe’ hat!
Bee’s Wrap® - Needle & Grain, TN
At Needle & Grain, you’ll never run out of cute things to buy! This shop carries all things made for purposeful living. If you have a woman in your life who is all about saving leftovers or eating their food on the go, then they will love Needle and Grain’s Bee’s Wrap®. This cool and unique item is the sustainable version of using plastic for storing food. So, rather than sticking your sandwich in a plastic bag or putting plastic wrap over lasagna leftovers, these reusable wraps let you use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap around food, creating a seal. Just wash in cool water and mild soap, then air dry to reuse! I think the ‘3 Pack of Assorted Size Wraps’ is my favorite option - with sizes for wrapping small veggies all the way up to covering baked goods. This is such a feel-good item too knowing that it’s environmentally friendly!
Hair Bow Bands - The Purple Wagon, IA
This family-run business loves creating comfortable and super unique toddler clothing and accessories, as well as lifestyle decor! You should definitely check them out. For the very little girls in your life or the new moms who enjoy getting gifts for their babies more than they do for themselves - The Purple Wagon’s hair bow bands are the cutest things. They carry so many pretty designs that will make such fun little gifts!
Flour Sack Towels - Doe A Deer, IA
Of course, I had to mention our flour sack towels! I think tea towels are one of the best gifts to receive because our kitchens are constantly needing a refresh. Whether it’s to fit different holidays and seasons, or it’s simply time to refresh our stock of hand towels, they’re always appreciated as a gift. And what woman doesn’t love a cute new towel to brighten up her kitchen?
I hope this gift guide was helpful to you as you search for the perfect gift for the women in your life! Not only will you find beautiful, unique options from these shops, but you can also feel good about supporting small businesses as well. Happy shopping!