Nov 25, 2016

Small Business Shopping Guide

Small business shopping guide

Miansai in Venice Beach, California.

I’m not big on Black Friday shopping, it’s just never been my thing. I don’t like the crowds or excessive consumption based solely on the idea of a good deal. I do love the idea of Small Business Saturday though, that’s an idea I can fully support. Today I’ve gathered up some of my favorite California-local recommendations from friends and family, and some of my personal favorites as well to share with you.

Sustainable classics for modern kids.

Daydreamers Limited
Products that are born from an artistic curiosity.

Ella Lou
Artisanal, organic textiles for the modern home & family.

Flourish Foods
Handcrafted, local, and organic foods for baby, kid, and mama.

Ginger Caftan
Caftans, dresses, and tunics for stylish women. Made in SF Bay Area.

Happy French Gang
French vision, made in California. Textiles for home and kids.

Halcyon Wines
Small winery in Paso Robles, California.

Honey & Bloom
Art & design for a beautiful life.

Iddy Biddy Baby Knits
Cool and comfy knitwear for modern day babes (0-4).

Luxurious and timeless women’s pieces made ethically in California.

Le Point
Stylish women’s wear, located in San Francisco, California.

Little Paper Planes
Boutique focusing on independent art & design. Goods, home, and clothing.

Mapamundi Kids
Kids lifestyle boutique in San Francisco, California

Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry
Jewelry inspired by the world around us.

Handmade jewelry, located in NYC and Venice Beach.

Neve | Hawk
California created clothing for creators & adventurers. Workshops available!

Hand-crated teeter totters in Los Angeles, California.

Petit Collage
Modern planet-friendly goods for kids.

Rare Device
Beautiful, design-minded gifts and goods for everyone.

Rylee & Cru
Childrenswear by illustrator Kelli Murray.

Shelter Co
Luxury pop-up camping events and outdoor goods supplier.

Telegraph Ave
Designed to embrace the eclectic rebel inside of every child.

The Butterfly Joint
Woodworking classes and studio for adults and kids alike. SF-local only.

Made in America for adventurous kids & dads.

Two Mile Wines
Sourced from California and bottled in Oakland.

Zelma Rose
Jewelry inspired by the beauty of Northern California.

I’m sure that there are so many more wonderful small business shops in California, I couldn’t possibly fit them all into this list. I’m just happy to be able to help spread the word about these, and wish them nothing but the best!

Small business shopping guide

Do you shop small? Can you share some of your favorites?

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This is a really great post – shopping small is super important! Im headed to Cali in a few weeks and will need to check out some of these shops!


I love supporting small businesses because a lot of the times they carry unique product.

Amanda ||

I love to support small businesses–especially during the holidays. This is such a great list!

Molly | Hey There Sunshine

I love small businesses so thank you for sharing these!

I absolutely detest Black Friday. Especially now that people are starting Thanksgiving night! I’m a bigger fan of Cyber Monday and love the thought of supporting Small Businesses that Sat through Mon . Miansai looks like a great place to get unique gifts for those who have everything.

I love supporting small businesses! Usually where you find the best things!
xx, Bri ||

Hi Jessica! Are any of these companies based here in the South Bay or Peninsula? I’m looking for local makers to include in a post for my Silicon Valley travel site. Beyond food (and tech) companies I can’t find much

Ahh, that will be so great! I think a lot are more SF instead of South Bay. I know a few in South Bay though if you want to shoot me an e-mail.

I was not aware of a lot of these small businesses, but I will defintely be checking them out. I am always looking for new places to shop.

Iesha aka Lesh

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