It happens every year.
Big business gets a head-start on the holiday gift-giving season shortly after Halloween ends. However, as a San Diego small business owner, I am always meeting people who own their own businesses and do my best to support small.
Christmastime can be daunting so let me help you make gift-giving a lot more exciting and less of a hassle. Here are some rare & unique Christmas Gift Ideas that won't break the bank and help you support small business owners like me.
Gifts for the San Diego locals:
Staycation: Have you ever taken a ride on the Old Town Trolley Tours? As a friend of mine said, "we need to be tourists in our own town!!!!" Check out this gift idea for San Diego locals or friends visiting soon!
Support the arts: How about a membership to one of the best in Balboa Park? The San Diego Museum of Art annual membership is only $50! This will get you admission, 2 guest passes, admission to quarterly Culture and Cocktails events AND 10% off at the museum store! It's a great buy and I've been a member since 2013.
Meal Prep for The Busy Bee: Nothing says I love you like a delivery of healthy, fresh meals from Healthy Momma!! The holidays are busy so reward your mother, father, sister, brother or BFF with the joy of not having to cook. Flossie Hall, owner of Healthy Momma is a Navy spouse and she is offering a $10 off discount for all of you. Use promo code "ShopSmallSD" with a minimum order of $50.
Personal Styling services with Anna Neimark: Personal Fashion Stylist to get your outward appearance in full alignment with your most confident self. Get 20% off gift certificates toward Personal Shopping, Closet Clearing, or Event Styling. Contact my friend Anna!
Not in San Diego? Don't worry here are a few gifts you can get online and still stick to the #ShopSmall mantra.
Make Getting Ready More Fun: The SipCaddy is for the ladies and gents who never turn down an opportunity to have a shower beer or glass of wine during bath time. You know you want one!
Do you have a forever friend? Give your dog the love they deserve with a gift from The Discount Pet Warehouse. Friend and fellow #NASASocial attendee recently launched this e-commerce website for the dogs. Use code "Love Dogs" to receive 40% off now through Small Business Saturday, 11/25.
Adult Coloring Books: Tons of quirky and really unique adult coloring books at great prices. I got a couple of these babies a month ago and they are great quality. My brother from another mother, Sam, owns this company so go check out the rest of the collection from Kingfisher Press (They ship everywhere via Amazon)
Who Doesn't Love Wine: Need a gift for the couple who loves wine and hosting cocktail parties? I've heard that this tabletop wine opener is popular! Affordable too.
Light Up Your Home: I have to admit I've never seen these before and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to feature this company. A friend helps this small business owner so I'm helping them with a little love. Check out the steampunk lanterns.
Hand-painted Stationery: Last but not least, these journals are perfect for the forever spiritual ones in your life. Hand-painted and a place for you to collect your daily thoughts! The inside has roughly 50 lined pages. Free Shipping through the 24th!
So that's it...Do you have any other Christmas Gift suggestions? Post them in the comments or send me @allthesocial using the hashtag #AllTheGifts. Don't forget to Shop Small this holiday season and support the businesses in your community!
If you'd like to be featured on my #ShopSmall video coming up next week, let me know.