If you haven't already looked, I posted my gift guides all on a separate page, but I wanted to also create a blog post as well! I love giving gifts and have been finding so many deals already, but I also wanted to highlight other shops - smaller and local - and figured a post would be a great way to do it! I love personalized gifts and think they can be so meaningful. Here are some other gift ideas along with the links for all the others on myHoliday Gift Guide Page.
I love shopping local and small companies to support them during this time of year so unless I have a code or ltkit link for you these are all just recommendations and I don't make a commission - just sharing what I genuinely love and by myself!
I love finding quality items and Jord watches are just that! I have one already and actually got one for Nick for Christmas last year. I just got a new one recently and it's the Frankie II 38mm Dark Sandalwood and it is so nice! I love the minimalist style and how well the gold fits with the wood. To make them even more special as gifts you can add on an engravement on the watch for $35 or get a custom watch box engraving for $45. I have my watch box custom engraved and I love it so much. It is a beautiful piece plus I know it keeps my watch safe! Also, I have two of their leather apple watch bands so if you are shopping for someone who never takes off their apple watch that is another great option, I have the black and camel and love them both - they are leather so it will take some time for them to bend the way you want but it's so worth it for the quality. They also have eyewear and handbags too, so many goodies in one place! You can use my code for a disount too: mrsmatkkgcqd
Okay so let’s talk about some local companies in AZ!
Southwest Legging Company - Amy the owner is amazing! She works with local artists and has them help design the leggings! They work with a family owned factory so they know that their leggings are being produced in a safe environment as well which is something I have been trying to be better about (knowing where my clothes are made!). Their holiday collections have come out and they are great! Gifting a nice pair of cozy leggings or joggers would be a great gift for this time of year. You can also use my code ALEXIS15 for a small discount.
Confetti confidential - they do custom orders of Jean jackets and apparel through their Instagram. They do amazing work! I have a denim jacket from them and afterwards one of my besties got one for herself too! DM them to get yours made, such a great gift idea!
Local Nomad Shop www.localnomadshop.com/ - This is the cutest little shop out here in Phoenix that focuses on handcrafted goods from makers, artists, and independent designers from all over! They sell clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor, soaps, and candles.
MollyMade - Molly custom makes the cutest tumblers! She is a mama who is so creative and made the best designs! She made Nick's Office Coffee cup and my Gilmore Girls tumbler and they are seriously the best gift ideas! Follow/DM her for your order & tell her I sent you!
Caitlynminimalist is an etsy seller I have bought multiple items from. She has the cutest custom name jewelry. I have a personalized necklace for my daughter, made one with the three grandbaby names for my mom, and also have a custom "mama" necklace as well.
Retro Babe is an etsy seller that has the cutest stuff! I have a few of these on my wish list!
All the items from my holiday guide page are linked here for easy shopping!
Let’s be real, if you haven’t already started planning your Black Friday shopping, you’re late to the game. I started shopping last week because there were pre-black Friday sales I just couldn’t pass up. Black Friday shopping has been a tradition I started with my mom years ago. We would go through the ads and decide where the best deals were. This was back when deals started at 5am on Friday, not on thanksgiving. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone out a few times on Thursday night, but not until 10pm after all the Thanksgiving festivities were done. Now with the baby I’m planning on doing all my shopping online, because let’s be real, no way would I want to take this little one in all the craziness shopping.
*If you're just looking for deals & gift ideas scroll to the bottom for links!*
*I do make a small commission if you purchase from my link.