My Top 5- A Christmas Shopping Guide

Christmas shopping can be such a pain. You want to buy the perfect gift, but sometimes it's just so hard to know what the perfect gift is! To further complicate things, if you're anything like me, you want your purchase to be meaningful to the shop owner rather than merely further padding the pockets of some large-chain mega-store.

Now, don't get me wrong; I love Target as much as the next mom, but I also really, really love supporting friends and small businesses. If that's you, too, then today is your lucky day. I'm sharing with you five of my favorites, and I hope you'll check them out and even consider giving them a little business this Holiday season!

1) Gold Rose Society

Shirah hand-makes the most amazing bags and sells them here in her Etsy shop. They are truly unique, high quality, perfect bags, and they come in all shapes and sizes. I truly cannot say enough about her product!

2) Downs Ups & Teacups

For the warm beverage lover in your life, you cannot do better than one of Amanda's mugs! She designed these herself, and they are beautiful! For an easy, thoughtful gift pair one of these gorgeous mugs with locally roasted coffee, homemade hot chocolate mix, or a seasonal tea. Who wouldn't love that?!

3) Faith, Family, and Beef

Know a farmer? Then Terryn's shop is just what you need this Christmas! She has some fun gifts for the beef farmer in your life, and I adore her photo prints!! These images are truly beautiful whether you're a farmer or not!

4) Oh Tiny Gifts

Moriah has an amazing shop that features cozy hoodies, cute t-shirts, beautiful jewelry, and pretty Christmas ornaments. Basically there is something here for just about any woman ever! I LOVE her stuff!

5) Cageless Birds

The Helsers are my favorite musicians right now, and the shop for their school/camp has some incredible goodies. From books to leather goods to music to coffee (umm, hello? Remember the mugs I mentioned above? PERFECT GIFT SET RIGHT HERE!) to music, they've got it all.



So, my friends, be not stressed over gifts this Christmas! I've done all of the work for you! And, it's worth noting that none of the above shops asked me to include them in this list. I'm not splitting the profits or anything like that. I really just love these 5 shops so much that I wanted to give all of you the chance to see and fall in love with them, too!!