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SMALL BIZ SATURDAY - SHOP LOCAL GIFTING!

SMALL BIZ SATURDAY - SHOP LOCAL GIFTING!

It’s Shop Local Saturday! After starting my own small business a few years ago I have not only met the coolest makers, but found some super quality products perfect for unique gift giving! This year I wanted to compile a list of my favs to share with ya’ll so you can find some new gifts for your friends and family! These business’ are all either totally woman or family owned and created, making it even more fun to support them as you’re helping a REAL person chase their dreams by purchasing their products!


FOR THE ART LOVER:

  meet JULU! @ju._lu - julianalupacchino.com

meet JULU! @ju._lu - julianalupacchino.com

Around this time last year I was introduced to Juliana by my cousin and have been low key (or high key, whatever…) obsessed with her as a person and her art! Not only does she use the most AMAZING colors, but also textures! I recommend checking out her prints, cards, patches, and paintings for any art lover on your list!


   meet Jenna @jennaalexanderstudio - www.jenna-alexander.com/shop


meet Jenna @jennaalexanderstudio - www.jenna-alexander.com/shop

If you have been to St. Augustine, FL I am sure you’ve seen her artwork in the beautiful Juniper Market! I found Jenna through instagram and have truly admired her ever since. I got to chat with her recently and she is so kind and genuine. Her art features lots of palms and plants, oysters, and her new Stripes and Buns series. Pick up a card set for your mom, a print for your sister, and some notepads for your best friend at work!

FOR THE HOME:

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  meet Jess aka Peculiar Abode @peculiarabode - www.peculiarabode.etsy.com

meet Jess aka Peculiar Abode @peculiarabode - www.peculiarabode.etsy.com

We all need MORE macreme and Jess’ is the best! I met Jess two years ago and just love her, shes become one of my very closest friends! Her designs are perfect for anyone, and super on trend! Plant hangers, hair clips, wall hangings, and unique macreme necklaces too!

  Grumpshine Candles @grumpshinecandles - www.grumpshine.com

Grumpshine Candles @grumpshinecandles - www.grumpshine.com

mmmm mmmm mmmm these smell AMAZING! Hand drawn designs combined with essential oils and imagination make the most beautiful candles.! Grumpshine is local to Jacksonville and are a husband/wife team - making them even more special! My favorite is Riled Bear, but each scent is unique so girl or guy on your list can enjoy. ( also check out this packaging :))) )

FOR THE CLOTHES LOVER:

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 THE HAPPY SEA @thehappysea - www.thehappysea.com

THE HAPPY SEA @thehappysea - www.thehappysea.com

If you know me, you have seen some HAPPY SEA! One of my best girls, Owyn , is the maker behind all of these designs. She’s a total ocean lover, so her designs are sea and beach life inspired! The Happy Sea not only offers tanks, tees, and hoodies but also prints, cards, and awesome stickers. You can also find her work locally at Color It Green Gifts in Fernandina Beach, FL.


FOR THE JEWELRY LADIES:

 Jenny of Shop Indio @shop_indio - www.shopindio.etsy.com

Jenny of Shop Indio @shop_indio - www.shopindio.etsy.com

The funkiest earrings around town made be the coolest Jenny there ever was! One of my favorite makers and favorite friends, Jenny of Shop Indio has some really cool stuff! These earrings are made of clay so they’re super light on your ears! Pretty pastels colors and fun shapes! I wear my lavender ones all the time to spice up a simple sweater!

  Driftaway Jewelry @driftaway_jewelry - www.etsy.com/driftawayyjewelry

Driftaway Jewelry @driftaway_jewelry - www.etsy.com/driftawayyjewelry

This is my passion project! Hand beaded necklaces and bracelets made with genuine stones and unique pendants. Everything is totally one of a kind, just like you! I also love custom orders for that hard to shop for relative :) You can find amethyst, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, crystal quartz, and lots more gems on my necklaces!

SHOP LOCAL SHOPS:

INGUZ @_inguz

COLOR IT GREEN GIFTS @coloritgreengifts

SAILORS SIREN @sailorssiren

I hope you choose to shop local this season, and let me know your favorite local makers or shop to score some fun goods at!

xx- Dowling

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