As a small shop ourselves, we love supporting other small stores on Babe and Body! What better time to start making those shopping lists than during the holiday season?
Whether you're shopping for the mom in your life or even just yourself, why not take some inspiration from these small shops? All of these have things you won't find everywhere else! Let's get shopping!
1. Gathre Mats
For all the experienced (and aspirational!) yogis out there, you can't do much better than the Gathre mats. Created by Jess and Mare, two young moms who struggled to find mats that not only worked for workouts but also for those important memory-making moments as a family, these mats are built to last.
Snag yourself your new favorite mat and one for your little one. You'll never want to put it away!
2. Solly Baby Wraps
Babywearing is the ultimate lifesaver for new moms. Keep baby close while keeping those hands free with Solly Baby, a baby wrap that's as stylish as it is comfortable.
Created by Elle Rowley in 2011, Solly Baby solves all of the problems of traditional babywearing options without compromising on style. These USA-made mats are made from certified Lenzing modal, a lightweight, soft fabric made sustainably.
3. Artifact Uprising Prints
Jenna Walker started Artifact Uprising after working as a photographer for 8 years. Her goal was to make permanence of experiences that move minds and hearts.
Artifact Uprising finally launched in 2012, an online printing service that helps you create photo books, gifts, and high-quality prints made with recycled and reclaimed materials. It's all about sharing your memories with those you love! These are a great way to stay organized as a new mom.
4. Blue Bottle Coffee
Who doesn't love their morning (or afternoon...or late-night) cup of joe? It really does make life better. Started by a freelance musician who was tired of the stale, overroasted coffee beans of popular chain restaurants, Blue Bottle Coffee helps you make the perfect cup of coffee at home.
Created with the freshest beans, you can finally achieve that coffee house taste from the comfort over your own home. With flavors like raspberry, chocolate, and even toasted marshmallow, you've gotta taste Blue Bottle Coffee for yourself. Pair this with our Morning Matcha face scrub for some serious wake-up power!
5. Sips By Tea
If you're more of a tea person, Sips By is for you. This Austin-based startup was founded by tea lovers who wanted a way to discover new tea without a huge price tag.
With Sips by, you can sign up for a monthly subscription including everything from loose leaf tea to teabags. Connecting you with local tea blends you likely never would have had access to otherwise, Sips By lets you taste a bit more of the world.
6. Words By Heart Jewelry
Bring your favorite words and moments to life with personalizable, gorgeous jewelry. You won't find any cheap material or made-in-China supplies here. At Words By Heart, every piece is a work of art stamped by hand.
Created by married couple Brianna and Seth at their home studio, this is an inspirational brand we can all get behind. Choose from one of Brianna's designs and personalize it for yourself or a loved one. Who knew wearing your heart on your sleeve (or neck) could be so cute? These make the perfect addition to a new mom survival kit!
7. Mindful Productivity Planner
Finding the perfect planner is hard, especially when it feels like you're juggling everything. Sarah Steckler of the Mindful Productivity Blog created the Mindful Productivity Planner with one thing in mind: to make it easier to work towards your goals in a way that feels natural.
If you're constantly feeling like you're falling "behind" in your career, personal life, and so on, this planner is for you. Think of it as a stress-free way to keep track of everything you've got going on! This is one of the best things you gift to a new mom who's struggling to do it all.
8. Charlies Corner and Co Quilts
Who doesn't love the softness and comfort of a homemade quilt? Charlies Corner and Co is a Las Vegas-based handmade shop that makes gorgeous quilts of all shapes and sizes. From baby quilts to full-size options, these are family heirlooms you'll want to cherish forever.
9. P.F. Candle Co
P.F. Candle Co. is an independent fragrance company based in Los Angeles. Owned by wife-and-husband team Kristen and Thomas, this candle-making powerhouse started as a one-woman team. Today, it's one of the most well-known independent candle stores. Plus their selection is unmatched!
10. Sylvan Clayworks Creations
Created by Sarah Diane, an artist from Nashville, Tennessee, Sylvan Clayworks are as unique as they are stunning. These hand-made clay creations aren't like anything you'll find at a big, box retailer.
With everything from handmade hair clips to ceramic homeware, these are more than just gifts. They're household pieces you'll love for years to come.
Bonus: Babe and Body
Of course, this list wouldn't be complete without our hyper-moisturizing scrubs! Created by moms specifically for moms, we know how to make products that are safe and natural for moms and their little ones. Check out some of our favorite, all-natural, never processed scrubs and skincare:
Which of these small shops above stands out to you? Taking a few moments to support a small shop you love this holiday season is a great way to give back while giving a gift that truly stands out.