Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

November 13, 2021

Small Business Gift Ideas

Ever since becoming a small business owner myself back in 2016, I’ve been much more keen on supporting others who are waking up every morning, being their own bosses, working so hard and pursuing their dreams. In today’s age of shopping I think it’s even more important to support small businesses so today I’m looking forward to sharing my gift ideas from small businesses. 

As a bit of background, small businesses often cannot afford to be a part of affiliate networks which is how content creators like myself make a lot of their income (purchases = commission & money earned) so often they aren’t included as much but as mentioned I have made a priority of championing small businesses for the past five years and I am committed to doing so.

You guys support my small business and I am forever grateful for that so I see posts like this that take a lot of time and do not equate to much income for me as a way of paying it forward. 

I had so much fun compiling this and I’d love to hear what you guys like the most in this guide or if you buy any gifts!

Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

1. Lake Pajamas

This is my favorite set by LAKE but you can’t go wrong with anything from this Southern small business.

2. Dudley Stephens Park Slope Turtleneck

My favorite pullover fleece that’s plush, comfy and perfect for chilly days. Dudley Stephens is a family run business by two sisters and the quality is so great. I size up to a L.

3. Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set

This is always on my list as a great gift to give! It’s so beautifully made and supports families of leather makers in Argentina. 

4. Equilibria Mineral Soak

For the person in your life and who needs some zen – this is one of my favorite bath soaks that really puts your stresses behind you thanks to quality CBD. Use code witwhimsy for 15% off your first purchase of anything from Equilibria.

5. Merit Beauty Five Minute Morning Set

A nice luxe gift for the clean beauty lover in your life. This line is great – read my Merit Beauty Review.

6. Truffle Clarity Travel Case

Chic cases for your jewelry or toiletries or cords – you name it! I have a set of these and absolutely love them.

7. Catbird Cygnet Bracelet

I love this Brooklyn based jeweler and their newest release is just gorgeous and perfect for the special New Yorker in your life. Related: these earrings by Catbird are one of my most-given gifts! They’re the most delicate special earrings.

8. Able Noteworthy Necklace

I love that able supports communities of women and that you can personalize this affordable necklace to make it extra special.

9. Necessaire The Essentials

My favorite body wash, body lotion and my favorite body exfoliator are teamed up in this handy gift set duo. Use code MEGHAND10 for 10% off your purchase on anything at

10. MiiR Wine Tumblers

One of my BFFs grew up with the founder of MiiR and I love this brand’s products including the wine tumblers I was given as a gift. Perfect for walks with your friends in the neighborhood or bringing to the park or pool. They also make great water bottles for kids and other products that are great for gift giving.

11. Estelle Colored Glass Stemless Wine Glasses

These gorgeous colored glasses are so striking and make a super special gift for the wine aficionado in your life.

12. Brightland Essentials Capsule

My favorite housewarming gift to give as you don’t have to think about the packaging and you know it’ll be put to good use! Once you try Brightland Olive Oils you won’t go back and this set also includes their new handcrafted vinegars.

13. Chappy Wrap Blanket

Founded by a mother/daughter duo this small business features oh-so-plush comfy blankets that anyone on your list is sure to love.

14. Material Cutting Board

The cutting board that I always reach for when cooking. It’s well made, comes in a variety of colors and is a great practical gift for those who love to cook.

15. Paris Print

My friend Rebecca always captures that ethereal Paris light so beautifully and I love this print of hers showcasing my favorite Paris park in summertime.

16. Small Packages

Support all sorts of small businesses when you curate a small care package with Small Packages. Pick from a variety of items like candles and hot sauces and so much more to make something truly personalized.

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Shop the Guide


Hope you guys find something perfect from this gift guide for those on your list and some new small businesses to bookmark and support moving forward! 

There are even more #ShopSmall ideas here (many submitted by wit & whimsy readers!) and I have a list of my favorite small businesses that I added to The Shop earlier this year here

And if you’d like to support your local bookshops this season, you can do so when you sign up or gift a LibroFM membership for audiobooks. I use and love this service and I love that every book I buy supports my favorite Brooklyn bookstore!

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12 comments on “Gift Ideas from Small Businesses”

  1. so cute! I gave a pet portrait as a gift one year and my friend was SO touched! can’t wait to see the rest of your gift guides!

  2. This is a great gift guide! There are many good options to choose from. I’m visiting my cousin for Christmas which happens to be her 35th birthday so I’ll be referring back to this page when I’m ready to buy her a gift!

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