One of the gift guides I love putting together every year is my small business gift guide. As a daughter of two parents who both have owned their own businesses and now owning my own small business, there is no better time to support! This year has been hard on everyone but especially small businesses so please think about shopping in your local downtowns or directly from these small businesses this holiday season!
GIFT GUIDE 2020: SMALL BUSINESS
30% off with code CARLY30 through November 30th!
SMALL BUSINESSES: FASHION
One of my favorite brands for fitness and athleisure wear. I’ve been wearing this sweatshirt since I got it (perfect for travel!)
My mom’s clothing store in Traverse City, Michigan! One of the best ways to support a small business is buying a gift card or doing store pickup during this time. I always stock up on Frasier Fir candles from my mom too!
This Charleston based jewelry brand is a line founded by sisters and 4th generation jewelers, the perfect spot to find unique pieces!
My favorite pj brand, I just shared them in my girls gift guide and they’re having an amazing Black Friday sale now you don’t want to miss!
My friend Abby has an amazing apparel and gifts brand celebrating my hometown’s love of fresh water and wine! You can also come shop at her store in downtown Traverse City, Michigan.
If you’re near Ann Arbor, Michigan area, make sure to make an appointment to shop at my friend Julia’s store! Her site also carries so many great fashion brands and gifts (just stocked up on lots of candles!)
I fell in love with this pajamas brand this summer and they have the cutest prints and come all wrapped up! Use code CARLYAHILL for 15% off sitewide!
Sail To Sable makes some of the prettiest pieces out there and I’m so lucky to work closely with the amazing ladies behind the brand! I’m wearing this festive dress above, perfect for the holidays! Also how fun is this sequin dress from Jenn Lake’s collab?!
Sarah Flint truly makes the most comfortable heels ever! I love my pairs from them and they’re the perfect gift for the shoe lover in your life.
I love shopping Tuckernuck because they carry so many of my favorite brands and always have the most gorgeous pieces. My current obsession is this jean jacket with removable faux fur I wore on my birthday!
Tyler Boe is another East Coast family owned brand that makes gorgeous and special pieces to add to your closet!
SMALL BUSINESSES: HOME & GIFTS
I love supporting Midwest owned brands and this Chicago based store has so many cute gift ideas, like this Home Alone inspired sweatshirt!
I’ve been a fan of Amanda Lindroth’s pieces for quite a bit and recently got this gorgeous tray from her. Perfect for hostess gifts!
I recently ordered a ton of candles from Anecdote and obsessed with not only how good they smell, but how chic they are and such a great price point.
Emily Hertz is one of my favorite follows on Instagram and her curated boutique is filled with the prettiest feminine gifts.
Chappy Wrap makes the coziest blankets that can be used from home to picnics, a perfect gift for anyone in your life!
Female founded, Clare Paint makes some of the prettiest paint colors in names like ‘Avocado Toast’ and ‘Summer Friday’ that are delivered straight to your door and made to help support healthier indoor air quality.
I shared in my holiday wish list that I have my eyes on these gorgeous champagne coupes and truly anything from this Charleston based brand would be a gorgeous gift!
The most game changing CBD that has made such a difference in my sleep and stress levels this year. New users can use code CARLYHILL for 15% off!
My go-to shop in NYC for the cutest cards and stationery. Make sure to stop at this West village spot next time you’re wandering around the city!
I ordered monogrammed notepad and notecards from this shop when I started my own business and I can’t rave enough about how chic all of her items are! A great gift idea for anyone in your life!
I fell in love with needlepointing this year and Lycette Designs is where I continue to find so many gorgeous canvases and threads.
As many of you know, I collect matchbooks and I’m so thrilled to have found MaryAnna to create some custom matchbook prints for me! I also am obsessed with her pasta print that is now hanging in our kitchen!
First ten people to place any order will receive a free 8×10” print of their choosing! Mention CARLY and which print you want in the comments when checking out.
My friend Mackenzie and her brother sell beautiful and original prints from Nantucket and they are the perfect piece to add to your home!
My friend Emily is such a talented artist and her custom pet portraits is such a special gift to give your friends and family this year!
From disco ball drink holders to glitter bags, Packed Party continues to make the most fun party and everyday pieces!
My friend Charli sells her unique and beautiful handmade pieces, all centered in nature and using natural dyes and handmade stamps.
If you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer for your kids, these fun soaps are the best way to make kids wash their hands!
This store is curated with the prettiest pieces from champagne coupes to monogrammed hair bows.
Do some shopping with a good cause too! This NYC-based lifestyle brand carries an array of colorful goods, printed with purpose. Each of their products provide literacy education to children in need.
I loved discovering this brand this year and you can use code CARLY30 for 30% off your order through November 30th! I love their face masks and their adorable cards.
I always find so many adorable gifts from this Atlanta based shop and they are having amazing Black Friday deals to shop now too!
Weezie Towels truly makes the softest towels around and when we moved, I couldn’t resist filling my new bathroom with them! They also make the most luxurious bathrobes which make the perfect gift.
WREN is a new home brand that makes some gorgeous pieces, like this monogrammed cutting block that I keep out on the counter and also use for cheese board nights!
SMALL BUSINESSES: FOOD & DRINK
My favorite bagel shop in NYC, they now ship their bagels nationwide so you can enjoy them anywhere you are!
I first tried Callie’s biscuits in Atlanta and then loved using them for Katie’s Bachelorette Party in Charleston. They ship across the country so perfect to send to family far away!
Chip makes some of the best cookies in NYC in my opinion and now you can send their frozen cookie dough to bake at home!
I shared in my men’s gift guide that this is a favorite gift to give the guys in my life and I love supporting a Traverse City liquor brand!