Amazon’s wide variety and speedy shipping are very enticing, especially at the holidays. But here’s the truth: Amazon does not need your money. They have done just fine throughout the Covid pandemic, and they continue to thrive. Small businesses, on the other hand, have struggled and are looking for your support; the holiday season is the perfect time for you to support them!
If you are about to start your holiday shopping and are looking for some fresh ideas, here are a few of my favorite female-owned small businesses:
Kristi Tower Designs Kristi Tower creates beautiful minimalistic cards, journals, and lifestyle items to inspire calm in everyday life. As the true essentialist I am, I love these designs and the genuine message they deliver. Kristi and I used to work together at the DA’s Office, and we each went down the entrepreneur road right around the same time!
Fresh Start Canine Academy Jen Gettle is an amazing dog trainer, and owner of Fresh Start Canine Academy. I know many people who have received/gifted pets at the holidays, and soon get very overwhelmed trying to train them. If you have a new four legged family member, or are expecting one this holidays season, Jen is your go-to expert!
Evolve with Jill Jill Coletti is a Reiki Master Teacher, Multidimensional Healer, and Intuitive Coach teaching mamas and their families spiritual practices. Jill and I also had a similar path; we had “safe” jobs, but we were very unhappy in those jobs. Jill left the corporate world to go after her dreams of having her own business. I have experienced a few of her services, and she is amazing!!