27 November 2020

The pandemic has brought a lot of anxiety to everyone in our country, but especially for independent businesses. It’s more important now than ever to support small and local businesses. And with the holidays being right around the corner, there’s no better way to show some love to these businesses while also getting your holiday shopping done than to shop small! Plus, I personally think that getting gifts that I know are handmade, sustainable, and made with love are that much more meaningful. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite small businesses to shop this holiday season!


Vintage Fresh Design Co. – This Austin based vintage shop has everything home decor that you could need, plus some soaps and fragrances to use as stocking stuffers!

Vogelle – This small, female-owned business has the most beautiful purses and leather goods made in Italy. I actually own the Vogelle original shoulder bag in camel and I can certainly say that these pieces are high quality and oh so chic!

Latin Roots Market – Looking for a gift for someone who has a green thumb? Latin Roots is a unique, handmade, and organic plant nursery in Austin that will bring a lively touch to your holiday shopping.

Indie Mae – This adorable clothing + accessories boutique has the perfect gifts for any boss babe in your life! I’ve got my eye on some of their loungewear sets, because you really can’t have enough comfy fits while working from home.

Slow North – Whether you’re looking for chic stocking stuffers or thoughtful gifts, Slow North is the place to shop!

Awkward Auntie – Handmade and Black owned – yes please! This shop has the most adorable cement goodies such as planters, trays, soap dishes, and candles.

MadlyArt – These prints are so chic and make the perfect unique gift. The artist, Maddie, is based out of Denver and does both digital and hand painted pieces.

Hyer Goods – Leather goods always make a great gift…especially when they also support a small business! This shop also has beanies and reusable masks, which are perfect stocking stuffers for anyone in your life.

Take Heart – This Austin based shop has everything from baby + kid’s toys, apparel, jewelry, and self-care products. It’s basically a one stop shop for getting all of your holiday shopping done while supporting a local business.

Fibrous – I might just have to snag all of their home decor and self-care goodies for myself…they are just too cute. Fibrous also has a section for gifts under $25 so that you can get your holiday shopping done without breaking the bank!

Eliana Bernard – Ceramic home goods handmade in Austin, TX…say no more!

FERAL Mountain Co – If you’re looking for a gift for the adventure junkie in your life, this Denver business is your one stop shop for all things outdoors.

Skin Buttr – This beauty brand is not only sustainable, but also black owned – double win! I’ve heard amazing things about their coffee scrub.

Hillary Cumberworth Art – Hillary is actually our in-house artist here at BANDD and boy does she make some beautiful pieces!

Boxfox – Who doesn’t love a personal, curated gift box? This shop has ready to ship gift boxes, as well as an option to customize your own, with options for everyone on your gift list.

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